Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. indesertum

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    Any one have thoughts on whats happening with my left shoulder? Joshua?

    Pain always comes back behind the scapula, sometimes refers to the neck but very slightly. For what it's worth, overhead/external rotation of the left seems worse..
     
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    My dad used to have a company in Ipswich. Cool place.

    Working out at home is great, just need to make a workout playlist. Any suggestions?
     
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    It was probably mostly the attitude. There's plenty of ripped guys, but he was a pretty damn good troll.
     
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    Still can't fix my low bar squat-mornings. I'm assuming (looking from the side) your hips are supposed to shoot straight up then forward out of the hole. Seems like if they shoot back even the slightest bit, the weight tips forward and I'm GMing it up.

    Whenever I imagine a fat Texan wearing khaki shorts barking "HIP DRIVE", fuckin hips wind up pushing back.
     
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    starting lyle mcdonalds generic bulking routine tomorrow, ending a long period of doing whatever i feel like in the gym. I have put deadlifts instead of squats, which was outlined in the FAQ. Also removed a calf exercise, i dont really want them to get bigger. Same workouts are repeated on thursday and friday, when i will do overhead press instead of bench for the upper workout. I'm a little concerned that chest and back dont get much volume. In fact it looks a pretty easy routine to me, time will tell if its any good.

    Mon: Lower
    deadlift 3 x 5
    Leg press: 2-3X10-12
    leg curl: 2-3X10-12
    Seated calf: 2-3X10-12
    Abs

    Tue: Upper
    Flat bench: 3X6-8
    Row: 3X6-8
    Incline bench or shoulder press: 2-3X10-12
    Pulldown 2X10-12
    Triceps: 1-2X12-15
    Biceps: 1-2X12-15
     
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    You can make a workout as hard as you want. I do really low volume workouts except for my back. Never really go past 5 or sets per muscle group and usually only do 1 movement. Just max out every set

    Seated calf raises and standing calf raises do 2 different muscles, wouldn't just remove one of them.
     
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    Hard to say. There's not a lot going on back there that would be caused by anything but your spine, but who knows. But anytime there's significant pain associated with lifting, my general advice is the same:

    1. stop doing anything that makes it hurt. 4-6 weeks rest. if there's an injury to muscle, that's about how long it takes to heal. so probably no pressing, overhead work, or anything in the front rack.
    2. during that 4-6 weeks, spend the time/energy you would have on pressing/overhead work/whatever you can't do because it hurts and mobilize your shoulder, thoracic, and neck.
    3. if after 4-6 weeks of genuinely resting the area and mobilizing the shit out of it, pain returns as soon as you start training, odds are it's some sort of ligament/tendon injury, and you should see a doctor and get an MRI.
     
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    Can you clarify what you mean here? How would your hips shoot back out of the hole? In the bottom of the squat, your hips should already be as far back as they can go.
     
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    Neck mobility?
     
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    I guess neck mobility is a bit of a misnomer, but you can work on making sure all of the musculature in and around your neck is free of any really tense spots. I've had disk problems before, and have found neck distraction to be pretty helpful - basically completely unloading the cervical spine so that disks can work themselves back into place.
     
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    Moving home for a month in august between roommates, checking out gyms in the area. Found a nice little place with lots of good equipment (including a sled) for $55 (no startup fee). I walk in and the guy's like "you look like a powerlifter". Feelsgoodman :D
     
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    Maybe that's my problem... I need to film myself bailing on a max set again.
     
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    Good idea. Usually though, if you are failing by falling forward, it's either a technical problem with where you are putting your weight in your feet, or it's a core strength problem.
     

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