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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. KingJulien

    KingJulien Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. I'll be moving too fast to get a gym membership. Do you have a recommendation for bands? I have some but they don't provide nearly enough resistance.
     
  2. conceptionist

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    I got mine from strengthshop.
    I think they have a US website now.

    Get bands in resistance #2 to 4. Should be enough.
     
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  3. Crat

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    Care to elaborate? This isnt very helpful.
     
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  4. barrelntrigger

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    Damn, those shoes for squats are epic! I would go wider and use more of a hip thrust for the lock out.
     
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  5. skeen7908

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    Your low back is rounded pretty bad at the bottom you are kind of buckled.

    However, to keep balance the bar always needs to be directly above your feet otherwise you will tip over

    Therefore, given the relative length of your torso and femurs, the only option to get your back more erect is to make your knees go forwards more

    I have this exact problem. Putting plates under your heels helps a bit. You can work on ankle dorsiflexion but who could be fucked.
     
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  6. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Well-Known Member

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    Technique looked pretty solid. Better than most in here, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.
     
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  7. skeen7908

    skeen7908 Well-Known Member

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    What are the detrimental effects of low back flexion under load though
     
  8. JayJay

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    This. Plus will be eating a lot.
     
  9. ridethecliche

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    I guess the last one looked really awkward with the wink.

    In the earlier ones, you can see that your hips and your shoulders are moving differently when you should just be driving with your legs coming out of the hole. I think your upper back needs to be tighter, so bring your elbows in under the bar a bit more.

    Ignore what I said. lol.
     
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  10. jabster410

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    Meet video from yesterday. Anyone have any tips on bench press?

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. ridethecliche

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    Did flat bb bench, chest supported T bar row, and hex dead/squat superset today.

    Of note, got 2 sets of 3x205. Might try for a triple with 225 the last week of the month. Should hopefully be able to get in 2-3 more chest workouts in.

    Re: legs.

    Doing leg presses during the week really effed me up a bit, so those are a no go.

    I think I'm going to have to stick with the hex bar stuff, db stuff, and try to work the quad/hammy machines back in. The step ups really pissed off my knee.

    Forever skinny leg club.

    Mikey, Ken P, and a few others whose usernames I forget.

    Back's okay, trying to do what I can with the limitations. So it goes.
     
  12. ridethecliche

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    @jabster410 , you don't arch your back when you do a bench? Might just be the angle, but it didn't look like you did at all.
     
  13. Cool The Kid

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    ridethecliche are there any velodromes by you

    Or just buy a fixie. That shit kept my legs up when I wasnt taking leg day seriously
     
  14. JayJay

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    Lol, this was me a week ago. Changed clothes at the gym after work only to realize I had forgotten my gym shoes. Trained in my double monk Lobbs. :laugh:
     
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  15. ridethecliche

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    I'm going to start working on the bike stuff more this year. Need to ease back into it.

    Honestly, I'm relatively close to my weight goals at about 165 right now. I want to be about 170-175 solid and I think that's pretty attainable even with limitations. I won't look like I squat 315, but honestly, I can kick my ass quite a bit with even higher rep work with DB's and the hex bar at 145ish.

    No velodrome anywhere near here. I think kissena is the closest maybe? Fixie's piss off my knee. I actually stopped racing because of knee issues. I miss that stupid sport lol.

    I guess I have to state that my goals aren't pl'ing goals. Like I never want to do a meet etc. It's just being able to figure out what I can do that's fun and will make me a bit stronger.
     
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    not working out for a week or more sucks cuz of the DOMS that comes after your next workout, and if you go hard, you'd have to rest longer than normal so it becomes a really slow and annoying process to get back to normal. Been forced to work out at a crossfit/olympic gym that uses metric when I've only used imperial. The unit conversion is so awkward that it messes up all my lifts.
     
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    It doesn't look like you've gotten tight enough during the set up. Do you do the shoulder blade pinching? On the second set, it really looks like you could have gotten it! I do pause bench press to help me get me past the sticking point. Try that.
     
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  18. jabster410

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    Thanks guys. I do try to pinch my shoulder blades together, could never get that real big arch. I'll try to work pause bench and maybe floor presses into my routine to help.
     
  19. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Well-Known Member

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    I found this a great tutorial on leg drive.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Coldsnap

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    it's the same as lower back extension under load
     
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