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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Well-Known Member

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    Really? Because it looks shitty. Even though it's not in Chinatown it looks like it is.
     
  2. Cool The Kid

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    Well aesthetically you will have to take what you can get. But functionally you are like 3 blocks away from every major train line, you are walking distance from LES and prob NYU, you are in a super safe neighborhood etc. If u want somewhere clean, safe spacious for what u can afford u are prob gonna have to travel a bit or get lucky. I would go for it
     
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  3. venividivicibj

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    any tips for doing front squats? never done
     
  4. conceptionist

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    Go straight down. Do not sit back.
    Use clean grip if you can keep elbows up. Keep elbows up during the whole lift. For me it helps to look slightly up.
    Stand up straight using the quads. Do not let the hips rise too much first.
     
  5. accordion

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    it's near all the best jawnz shops
     
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  6. Lagrangian

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    good bar position, no upper back rounding, up-down movement. that's about it. don't turn feet out excessively.
     
  7. Lagrangian

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    OK you guys, so what am I looking at if I want to get a bike to commute my 5 kliks per day. Our theory group all are some kind of cyclopornographers, with probably bikes costing my monthly salary or shit like that. I don't get any boners from bikes, just need some not piece-of-shit to commute on. What should I even be looking at? Cyclocross? wtf?
     
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  8. jarude

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    Orient yourself with some brand names, cruise kijiji and plug in whatever you find into http://www.bicyclebluebook.com/. Haggle if the prices don't line up, repeat if necessary.

    I got this for a few hundred bucks, seems good. But then again I don't know anything about bikes so I don't have a point of reference... at least this way I know I didn't get ripped off.
     
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    I think I need to hit up a police auction, my friends told me it's a good spot for getting something on the cheap.
     
  10. jarude

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    The police auctions where I am are a ripoff - its not necessarily a great deal. YMMV though.

    Daily training is really helping the elbow heal I think. I had Sat, Sun, Mon off lifting and by Tuesday morning my elbow and shoulder felt like hell. Have done a bench day and squat day since then and I feel great. It might be worth greasing the groove on the weekends to keep me mobile.
     
  11. venividivicibj

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    thanks,i'll try it today.
     
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  12. conceptionist

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    This is my experience as well.
    Even though I have had some problems with my knees and low back, it seems to get worse when I take a couple of days off.
    Granted, not all of my sessions are heavy. The active recovery of lighter days seems to do good. If every session would've been heavy I'm pretty sure it would've been worse.
     
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  13. jarude

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    Good to know. How does the intensity vary for you from day-to-day? Week-to-week? Do you alternate light/heavy or how does your coach go about it?
     
  14. ridethecliche

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    New med school gym is pretty shit.

    Has no barbells or seated row machine or lat pulldown with cable (has a machine that feels weird), but has 2 flat benches, a smith machine (ew), and db's up to 100 lbs. I'm hoping not to spend money on a gym right now, but used to use the seated row and bb bench. Trying to figured out wtf to do now.

    Any advice?
     
  15. OccultaVexillum

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    is that the only gym on campus? If there's a Y around they usually have income based membership and in every city and every Y I've been to student = no income = free membership.
    In your situation with your injuries though I feel like you have a pretty good idea of what you can and can't do and what you "need" out of a gym though, so if the campus one sucks then something else might be your only option. Or take heed of what you said before and get heavy into the stuff out of the gym (climbing, cycling, hiking etc) and just lift basic full body 2x week. Priotize the other stuff.
     
  16. ridethecliche

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    The Y is across town. Not long by most people's standards but...

    I could probably get by using only this gym. If I join the rock gym, then that gives me access to some more weights.

    There's also always planet fitness. Blegh.
    Although, it might just work....
     
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    i switched from a normal decent gym to a crowded and shitty bro gym without any barbells, around 5 months ago due to moving. The consequence is that ive been doing more DB press ,shoulders and arms, its not too bad. Im doing deadlifts in the smith machine (standing on some wooden box to get the angles of the floor right)....
     
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    Smith machines get a bad rap due to the dumb stuff people tend to do in them, but they're really quite useful in the case of injury or the lack of other equipment.

    Bent rows, reverse bench/guillotine/other bench variations, BTN presses, etc - all good stuff that can be done.
     
  19. ridethecliche

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    I just think I had really good results with the seated cable rows and I'm trying to figure out what i can substitute for that. There's a machine but it feels weird for now.

    Bent over rows would be great but i can't do those. Might try working in standing cable rows and DB rows.
     
  20. OccultaVexillum

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    Lay prone on an incline bench and do Db rows with a pause. And lots of face pulls. I really miss being able to use cables and both of those movements work well for me.
     
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