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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. MarkI

    MarkI Well-Known Member

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    Unless one starts pinning .... :embar::foo:


    "The day you started lifting is the day you became forever small"
     
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  2. TRINI

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    Trying to calculate my maintenance cals using one of those BMR-based calculators.

    If I lift 3 x a week and do 20 mins of HIIT on my off-days with one rest day, am I lightly active or moderately active?
     
  3. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Well-Known Member

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    Pizzas here, double chicken was a good idea
     
  4. jarude

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    i need a hammer strength flat bench and iso row in my life
     
  5. TehBunny

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    Skeen- Heard the choc mint was good also, but went with cookies and cream and split with a mate. Will try choc mint next time.
    Putting front squats back in my program properly and my core is weak as fuck, but also the improvement has been steady to my back squat posture (not falling forward), those face pulls suggested by Charly worked great too thanks :)
     
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  6. skeen7908

    skeen7908 Well-Known Member

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    Cookies and cream is alright

    Only problem is once you mix it it looks like cum
     
  7. GraphicNovelty

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    When I was home from college I switched from vanilla whey to chocolate whey.

    my little brother saw me drinking it and said "I see you're drinking shit instead of jizz now"
     
  8. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Well-Known Member

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    I hope you beat the shit out of him for that one. Fuckign little brothers
     
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    At 6'3, 180 pounds and by chosing 3 times per week lifting (not activity level) as the multiplier, my maintenance is calculated to 2600 calories.
    If I chose another calculator with "activity level" as the multiplier instead, lightly active gives me 2700 and moderately active 3000 calories.
    When I used a BodyBugg and lifted 3 times per week with no cardio, my overall maintenance was 2800 (3000 lifting days, 2650 rest days).

    Now, I lift 4x a week and do interval cardio on 2 other days which I guess bumps me to 3000 or so. So I'd go with moderately active in your case unless your calculated calories seem way off when you compare it to my height and weight.
     
  10. Cool The Kid

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    Only real way is to weigh what you eat and watch your weight over like a month. My maintenance now is different from the last time I was this heavy.
     
  11. I<3Bacon

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    Still got a couple days to ship our RHET gifts, ya?
     
  12. GraphicNovelty

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    Yeah try and ship by the 5th.

    I already sent mine out. Dat black friday shopping
     
  13. VLSI

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    Mine's going to be late :hide:
     
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    First day week 3 smolov jr, it seems to be getting easier.
    Even had some power left to do a couple a decent DLs after my smolov squat & bench sets : )
    Looking forward to retest my 1RM next week.
     
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    RFL experiment update, if anyone cares: down 11 lbs in 15 days so far. Cut back volume, but haven't had to drop weight on the bar. Hoping I can go 2 1/2 more weeks (5 weeks total) and get 20 lbs. total weight loss.
     
  16. jarude

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    i will admit globo gyms are pretty motivating to lift at - ran into a guy im distant acquantainces with. dude is thick, solid, tight and has done a few bodybuilding shows and is looking to place in provincials next year. definitely makes one want to work harder.
     
  17. MarkI

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    What is your guys squat programming like? I feel like mine is all kinds of not efficient and I could be doing a lot better.

    So far what I do is 2 sets of 8 that for warmups, 1 set of 8 with a little heavier, then i go to my working sets of 5x5, then i lower the weight again, do one set of 8 again, then lower weight again and two sets of 8
     
  18. Coldsnap

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    three work sets, repetition vary with what week I'm on.

    I thought you did like bodybuilding shit? Why are you doing like 10 sets of squats. Get your variation on.
     
  19. MarkI

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    I start all my workout days with a big compound lift

    Chest day starts with flat bench

    shoulder day with overhead press

    leg day with squats

    and back day with deadlifts.

    i train all of these for strength, then use accessory lifts for hypertrophy
     
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    eg

    45x10
    95x8
    135x5
    185x3
    225x2
    275x1
    315x1
    (more singles if I feel like it)
    then i back off to whatever rep scheme I'm going to work at for the day, 275x3's, 295x2's, 225x10, etc.

    it looks to me that you are wasting a lot of either time and/or effort on warmups - if you are doing your last warmup set x 8, you're either cooking yourself for your work sets or its too light to be worthwhile. even if your work sets are for 5's, i really like the idea of hitting a heavier single beforehand simply to make your 5rm weights feel much lighter. post-activation potentiation i think its called. i dont pay too much attention to ***science*** but 275x10 after 375x1 was a breeze, whereas when im warming up the idea of even 275x10 is like a kick in the balls.
     
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