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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. knucks

    knucks Distinguished Member

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    Interesting: I stopped doing anything tricep and my elbows feel great.

    Fuck aesthetics, I'm an oly lifter posting on a style forum BROs
     


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    I don't understand why you wouldn't do curls/extensions, or why you'd purposefully neglect any body part. Shit, I did reverse curls today with the sole purpose of developing my brachioradialis. I do weighted toe-raises to work my anterior calves. I don't want to have any weakpoints in my body.

    Also, never saw jarude's aesthetics. Post please :embar:
     
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    Because for some people, it makes no difference and takes away from their training. For others, it does help. Quite evident in the Bulgarian vs Chinese/Russian training methods when it comes to oly lifting.
     


  4. knucks

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    Probably because why

    Don't get me wrong, if I have imbalances and need to do that to correct things, OK, but otherwise I won't be wasting my time.

    I don't have big calves and I don't care. Calves don't help my squat.
     


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    What are you even training for?

    I train KB's for power/GPP.
    I train with weights to maintain aesthetics
    I train yoga for flexibility.

    What are we even arguing about? I'd parse the walls of text but i'm not sure I even care enough.

    You don't need to squat 3 plates to be aesthetic, but being reasonably strong helps you lift more and the more you lift the more aesthetic you get.

    If your only goal is aesthetics, My go-to recommendation is to run SS with Curls and Dips ti'l you're repping "novice" weight on the exrx standards (probably take 6-8 weeks), and then run a split while increasing their lifts further.
     
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    What if I want to put a lot of weight overhead but be able to wear RO?
     


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    heh, after all that functional aesthetic strength curling deadlift squat compound isolation movements nonsense, i had a good chat with the coach and am gonna get rolling on a strength routine. aiming to do a meet next year at this time; do want 300/400/500 at some point next year.
     


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    RO is perfect for that :nodding:
     


  9. knucks

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    You wan't to squat 3, bench 4, and deadlift 5? :)
     


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    Bench more than you squat?
     


  11. knucks

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    My guess is he got the two numbers switched / didn't list it as s/b/d
     


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    :fu: you know what i mean

    more like 300/500/400, then i can be.... aesthetic :)


    correct, 400/300/500 i guess.
     
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    To be honest curls do exactly one thing, they isolate the biceps. To my mind the triceps is working harder during pressing stuff than the biceps is during back exercises. Despite doing more pulling than pushing volume, I still feel that the triceps stays stronger than the biceps. Compound movements alone do not help because the back works more and thus tires earlier than the biceps. Curls balance this and therefore create a healthy elbow joint.
    They simply allow you to get extra work in without having to tax the core or your back unlike with rows or pullups/chinups.
    Furthermore dumbbells allow the elbow to move freely instead of being locked in as it is the case with most compound movements. You can choose a moderate weight and perform the movement with good form over the full rom even when you are tired at the end of a workout. Sure, you can also do dumbbell rows or ring pullups or whatever, but I am talking about a almost rehab-like movement at the end of a workout. To me curls are a risk free exercise to get blood flowing through the biceps and to create a balance between biceps and triceps strength.
     


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    I do pullups.
     


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    Very very rarely is the back going to tire before biceps unless pre-fatiguing methods or other various "special" methods are used to force it to do that. The back is simply a much larger muscle group and has a much higher work capacity.
     


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