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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. akclothpooper

    akclothpooper Well-Known Member

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    @Szeph el raton no point in worrying about something that you can't change, you will grow if you keep exercising well. Add more volume for arms, and for forearms there are plenty of exercises (when doing biceps do hammercurls, reverse curls, wrist curls) and doing them with good volume should get them growing.
     
  2. tesseract

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    Get some captain of crusher grips they are a lot of fun.
     
  3. MGoCrimson

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    And farmers walks. If you can walk 50m with your bodyweight in dumbells you're doing pretty well.
     
  4. Reggs

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    I've done a bit of reading on this. There are a ton of different muscles in the forearm. It's really easy to feel an intense burn with wrist curls, so I suspect that you can make noticeable gains in a relatively short amount of time. I've also read a few impressions that say overhand wrist curls can easily cause tendinitis, so I stay away from those.

    I also wanted to work out the muscle that's responsible for this specific movement:

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    And this was the best I could find:

    http://www.sw.org/HealthLibrary?pag...rpi+Radialis+Tendinitis,+with+Rehab-SportsMed

    Scroll down to where it says "STRENGTH - Ulnar Deviators." I have a regular hammer and it is too light. I'm thinking I can buy a sledge hammer and just adjust the weight by where I hold the handle. I have a tomahawk and it's on the light side. Not to mention if I drop it I may really end up hurting my foot.
     
  5. tesseract

    tesseract Well-Known Member

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    Can you post pictures of your physique or lifts because this looks like some bullshit.
     
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    I've only been doing forearms for like 2 weeks. If you look at the anatomy it seems pretty straight forward for that one specific muscle for that one specific movement. The site I link to is pretty legit though, I'm taking their word for it.
     
  7. Lagrangian

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    Having got back to a normal training routine and program, I had to acquire some new suiting. Ran into a rather novel problem which I had not encountered yet, none of the OTR trou fit my calves - for a 38 jacket, had to go up to like 42 to get this shit even past my lower leg. Ridiculous considering I'm kinda dyel anyways. I guess if you want to lift, you got to be baller enough for bespoke trou.



    as a guy having had a very severe case of medial epicondylitis, fuck you.
     
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  8. MarkI

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    I have no idea what it's called, but my old gym had one. Old school piece of equipment, it's a rod with a string that you can attach a weight plate too, and you hold it straight out in front of you and try to roll it up.
     
  9. Lagrangian

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    we have that as well :)
     
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    Can't say I know what you mean by your description, but I'm interested. Could you please find a picture of what you're talking about?
     
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    As a guy who is writing posts that don't take into account your rare disorder, fuck you.
     
  13. conceptionist

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    Leg curls are actually one of few good isolation (or machine) exercises.
    Pretty much all other forms of hamstring training involves hip hinge and hip extension - good mornings, deadlifts, etc.
    With leg curls you train another function of the hamstring which is knee flexion.

    And FWIW I know a couple of guys with knee problems who regularly do hamstring curls for their knees.
     
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  14. hendrix

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    yeah isolating the hamstrings like that is very valuable, particularly for injury prevention.
     
  15. MGoCrimson

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    Medial and lateral, golfer and tennis elbow, respectively, are tissue quality issues arising from overuse IME. Rehab / isolation exercises like that guy posted are pretty useless IMO outside of a therapeutic setting. Climb stuff, grip stuff, pinch stuff, stretch = massive, strong, and healthy forearms.

    GHR > ALL

    Particularly in female athletes. Genetically blessed with larger Q angles and lax ligaments.
     
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  16. Cool The Kid

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    I am feeling like GHRs don't hit the hip extension hamstring heads or glutes at all beyond isometrics. They seem like fancy leg curls
     
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    Those are legit as hell. A few years ago a gym I lifted at had a setup like that, except it was even jankier - just a thick pvc tube with a hole drilled in the side for a moderately thick piece of rope just long enough to brush the ground if you were holding it out at full extension. Heavy knot on the inside of the tube so it couldn't pop out when it was tied around the weight. Weight was almost always just 10 lb plate. Best way I've ever seen to smoke your forearms.

    Trick was that the pvc was a thick enough diameter that you couldn't fully wrap your hands around it. Something about the body mechanics makes it much harder than when you get a full grip.
     
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    Been trying to make taco bowls recently. The macros seem good but I can't get it to taste right, just not enough flavor. I use ground bison, pre chopped onion/peppers, wild rice. Season bison with lots of chili powder, some paprika and cumin. I sautee the vegetables, then put aside and sautee the meat, then add both together and stir for a bit. Mix with rice, add lime juice and cilantro. I use salsa from a local restaurant which I assume is healthy since you can't fuck with salsa. There's no salt in this recipe, which might be why it tastes bland. Probably something wrong with my taco seasoning too. I tried it with ground beef for more fat and there was still not enough flavor.
     
  19. GraphicNovelty

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    Probably the lack of salt, the leannes of the bison, and not great taco seasoning.

    How to make kickass taco seasoning in two steps:

    Make chili powder yourself (store bought chili powder is garbage): http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/abs-chili-powder-recipe.html

    Then Make taco seasoning yourself (toasting the coriander and cumin and grinding it yourself, similarly to the chili powder) : http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/taco-potion-19-recipe.html

    I have a big jar of homemade Chili powder sitting my my cupboard and I doctor up the seasoning fresh whenever I'm making tacos. It's great on seitan as well.
     
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    So in the past month I've lost weight. This crept up on me and it's an unpleasant surprise. I would like to gain weight and I'd very much like to add some heft to my pecs. I know how to work my chest, but my pecs just don't respond very well like other parts of my body do.

    Any opinions of kind of half-assing GOMAD for a situation like this? Say replace a lot of my water with skim milk or 1% for a month or so? What's your go-to strategy when you want to gain 10 lbs but don't want to count calories and all of that jazz?
     

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