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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. fuji

    fuji Well-Known Member

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    I got 80kg for like 2 months ago on the front squat. When I do them I usually just put on like 60kg for 8. I prefer zercher squats.
     
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    Cracking how? If cracking happens when you set up, bring elbows/arms back...and the cracking occurs between the scapula or there about, thats most likely tight pecss.
     
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    If I do front squats, I don't go above 5 reps. I find that something like the front squat is a technical exercise and form really starts to break down.
     
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    Doesn't happen so much when I'm lifting and have lots of blood flowing. I notice it most at night several hours after lifting and during the day on off days. Once I'm warmed up there is a little bit of cracking but mostly when I'm not at the gym. It happens mostly if I bring my shoulder blades together or move them around, so perhaps it is tight pecs. Any recommendation for stretches or mobility work that would help reduce crackage? Or other suggestions?
     
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    Dude, are there sets above 5 reps?

    :laugh:
     
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    I'm doing Simple Power Based Routine, so weird doing 8 rep sets.
     
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    Look up pec minor and major stretches. Do facepulls, Pay attention to posture all day and see if that helps. I work IT so I am in front of a computer all day, terrible for posture. I've noticed that if I come in to work, warm up a bit, then keep my shoulders back/down and keep all upright, cracking does not happen until I lose my posture and spend time hunched over.
     
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    Finished all my A levels so I can concentrate on getting swoler instead of studying. Realised the only way im gonna get back DOMS is really high volume, 15 sets on the lats today, back is sore. Also broke a power rack at the gym today. i've realised if instead of DB OHPing on a perfectly straight bench if I do it at like 85 degrees I don't get any lower back pain and can feel my shoulders working better and can lift more.
     
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    How'd you manage to do this?
     
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    My job also involves a lot of hunching and I had a tight front to begin with which left me with a crunchy neck. Dramatically increasing my pulling volume fixed it.
     
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    I work in front of a computer all day and left work hunched over and aching daily. I switched to a stand-up desk and love it. Between that and lifting, the chronic pain of a traumatic back injury have pretty much disappeared.
     
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    Yeah, I don't have a standing desk, but I do have a workbench that is much higher up. I've got another computer on that that I use from time to time. Maybe 70/30 (sitting/standing). Need to make it be the other way around..switching computers..now
     
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    Rack was a piece of shit. Dong rack pulls with 140kg (conventional stance strength is really weak). safety bars weren't locked in place. Dropped the bar and it somehow managed to bend the safety pin which then fell off and then the bar rolled or something and the rack fell over. Was lolz.
     
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    A rushed, unfulfilling workout yesterday. To be quickly amended today.
     
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    I'm guessing your gym has a lot of bent barbells fooj.. hope you're not really dropping the shit on the pins all the time.
     
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    Depending on what we're doing that day, I can be sitting the same seat for 6-12 hours. The gym is a necessity mainly because i get so cooped up. And yeah, my posture can be terrible unless I'm really focusing on it
     
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    I'm a student and I work part time sitting at a desk so I'm sure that negatively impacts my posture. I'm lifting today I'll try to add some pec stretching after I finish and see if that helps. Thanks.
     
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    A good stretch is to hug a corner and have your hands in a Y, then kinda lean in and try to relax your shoulders. That works wonders on shoulders/pec tightness.
     
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