Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. TeeKay

    TeeKay Senior member

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    Yeah...let's bring this back to acquiring aesthetics:


    Bros, from a mass-building perspective...any difference between standing overhead barbell press vs seated? I've exclusively done standing for the added core benefits, but seeking as I'm really trying to bring up my shoulders, do ya'll think there's a big difference in sitting down? I realize I'll be able to lift more sitting, but would that necessarily mean more hypertrophy?
     
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  2. Dapp

    Dapp Senior member

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    Might see if there are any Starting Strength certified coaches in the area. The forum on startingstrength.com should have information about that if you're interested.
     


  3. Dapp

    Dapp Senior member

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    I'd stick with the standing OHP, assuming you aren't doing a push-press.
     


  4. TeeKay

    TeeKay Senior member

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    BBurg = Blacksburg?
     


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    Dapp Senior member

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    Yessir.
     


  6. TeeKay

    TeeKay Senior member

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    Ha! I'm from Roanoke...went to VT for undergrad
     


  7. Dapp

    Dapp Senior member

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    Haha no way, that's awesome. When did you graduate/what did you study?
     


  8. TeeKay

    TeeKay Senior member

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    I graduated in 2010 with a B.S. in Biology. Studying Medicine now.

    It's funny...when I go to my gym in Roanoke, I'm a top dog. When I go to McComas(motherfuckers waited till AFTER I graduated to renovate it) I'm in full "Do I even lift?" mode.
     


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    Dapp Senior member

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    Nice. I'll finish up 2014 with an Engineering Science and Mechanics degree (lot of fun).

    Damn, I know exactly what you're saying. McComas is damn nice now and there's so many guys that look like football rejects in there. But I think I'm moving up in the ranks...slowly. Was in the burg for the first month after school finished and hit up The Weight Club (since I wasn't taking classes I couldn't used McComas) and that puts McComas and War to shame. There's some massive dudes in there - especially the 65 year old bros that are still benching 300lbs and looking at me like I'm a little bitch.
     


  10. joshuadowen

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    The best answer here might be to mix it up. Standing strict press some days, seated others. I'd also mix in push presses and push jerks. While they are both more hip-driven movements than exclusively shoulders, you'll be able to get more weight overhead. This gets you used to having heavier weights overhead, and helps get that locked out overhead position stronger. This will translate back to being able to strict press more. Working in all four of these movements with dumbells instead of a barbell every once in a while will also help.

    As part of the "training your body as a complete system" mentality, I think it's always a good idea to work in as many ways to train an area as possible.
     


  11. GraphicNovelty

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    Think I pulled my groin doing double racked kb front squats. A sideways adductor stretch and lunges get right into where the pain is. My hip is also snapping but only when I twist around with decent pressure.

    Hoping I can still do swings, otherwise it'll just be upper body + yoga for the next few weeks ugh. I also think the super wide stance of double kb exercises aggravated it.
     
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  12. joshuadowen

    joshuadowen Senior member

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    If you pulled the muscle, stretching it isn't the best recovery tool. Ice and rest.
     


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    GraphicNovelty Senior member

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    Good call.

    Never had a groin strain before. Light running's also out I'd guess?
     
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  14. Dapp

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    I think this completely depends on what other movements your doing. If you are already doing things like squats or DLs, then it's overkill to hit the hips and legs again. I would disagree with mixing it up so often. If you want to track and program your workouts, you should have some sense of fluidity between workouts. If I want to increase my OHP work weight every week, then I'd rather work the OHP every week then use 4 different movements each week. Until you exhaust linear gains in a movement, I don't think there's any need to alter the form you use until you're plateauing.
     


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