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Random health and exercise thoughts

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.

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  1. conceptionist

    conceptionist Well-Known Member

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    Are those 25 kg plates? Weights doesn't seem to add up to 180 kg unless I'm blind or just not counting correctly.

    Any reason you don't pull from a dead stop every rep?
     
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    First plate is a 25 then its 2 20s then a 15. You can probably see the plate furthest in is a little wider. Lol because then I wouldn't be able to use as much weight and setting up for each rep would be a lot of effort.
     
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  4. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Well-Known Member

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    Srs question, when you guys track your intake do you actually weigh everything out or eyeball it or what. Like if I drink some milk I'll estimate the number of cups instead of actually weighing out the glass.
     
  5. VLSI

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    I weigh everything. Probably more important while cutting though.
     
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    Weigh. Eyeballing is inaccurate.

    If I'm looking to gain, I want to know I'm getting enough calories. If I'm not gaining, I increase. There's no way to accurately gauge how many calories you're getting if you don't weigh your food (unless everything you eat is processed and has nutritional facts per unit). The opposite goes for trying to lose weight too.
     
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    Do you use chalk?
     
  8. Khayembii Communique

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    Yep
     
  9. Van Veen

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    Yeah, and don't trust the scoops in your supplements. The scoop in my whey is heavy by ~10g (over 25%!), even when I level it with a knife.
     
  10. conceptionist

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    Alright, Fuji. That makes sense. I didn't know that not resetting the weight makes it easier to pull heavy. Not gonna change my technique but I could try it further down the road.


    I don't weigh green veggies, sauces or oil / butter for cooking unless its significant amounts.
    I'll track everything else (heavy carb, protein and fat sources as well as powders / supps) with the food scale. Liquids I use a cup or weigh it while pouring it into the glass or bowl.
     
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    Damn. Chalk is like miracle powder for me. I go from grip failing on rep 1 or 2 of my top warmup set to pulling a 5-rep workset (20-30 lbs. heavier) with no grip problems.
     
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    You also get a little rebound bounce too when you don't reset. I've been trying to reset on each pull and your lower back takes a beating.
     
  13. MarkI

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    In Feb it'll be exactly a year since I started lifting seriously. Started from 180, wanted to get to 225 in a years time bulk. I'm hovering around 198-202 now, so I think that's realistic.

    As for weights, before I start cutting I want to do my working sets for the big four

    squat - 5x5x275
    deadlift - 3x5-315
    bench - 3x8x225
    OHP - 3x8x135

    not sure if ill get that before the end of the year, but i think by Feb I can get it done.

    ive also been stupid and stopped lifting for weeks at a time, or didnt eat right which impeded my progress. if i did everything 100% im positive id be at a solid intermediate level now, whatever.
     
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    Only goal for new year is to win 1st overall at a comp.
     
  16. Van Veen

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    Would love a 1200 total in 2014, but I think 1000 is more realistic given my poverty presses. 405+ squat and deadlift and 225 bench would make me very happy.

    Physique goal is to be 195 with 15% BF. No real interest in cutting beyond that right now.
     
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  17. jarude

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    Do a meet in the spring. Hit 400/300/500 by 2015; currently 375-250-400.

    I promised the lady sexy abz so there's some cutting in there too, just not sure when and to what.
     
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  18. Cool The Kid

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    I weigh most stuff, but my diet is so repetitive now a lot of the times I just know. It takes like 2 seconds though.
     
  19. I<3Bacon

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    So there are pros and cons to training with a belt. Any cons to training with wrist wraps?
     
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    Is there a known, well accepted tool/grid to equalize lifts based on height? I know there are certain calculations to account for weight (i.e. 250lb squat @ 180bw is equivalent to 275 squat @ 195bw --> made these up).

    My lifting partner and I both weigh upper 190s; however, he is 5'7" and I'm 6'1". We would both technically compete in same PL weight class but we were just curious if a formula exists to normalize the lifts.
     
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