Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. TeeKay

    TeeKay Senior member

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    Be prepared for a whole new world of awesome.

    I've heard good things about craze...never tried it
    I like 1MR, I really like White Flood, I don't like Jack3d.
     
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    just put it in a tiny amount of cold water to swallow it like a shot. Cant use anything on my evening workouts or i will never sleep, but during the weekend it should be worth it.
     
  3. TeeKay

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    That's actually ideal. The less you use them, the better. I'm so freakin' stim addicted...can't wait till Tuesday to finally detox and regain some sensitivity. Takes 3 servings of PWO to feel anything these days! Woof!
     
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    I used to take NOXplode before basketball games and workouts and it was pretty crazy. Fire ants everywhere.
     
  5. maplefuturist

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    When I work out I share the gym with this one woman, probably in her 30s. On Friday she came in acting twitchy and kept bragging about how she was "jacked" and I was like WTF are you on about? She's pretty nice most of the time, though totally clueless. She's been training for nearly 8 months and can only squat 30kg. I watched her deadlift the other day (~50kg) and she places the bar in front of her toes, and then proceeds to lift with her back fully round.

    I tried learning the power clean on Friday. Arm flexibility is a major issue (can't get elbows to point forward when the bar is on my frontal deltoids). When I have the bar in the rack position, i.e. on my frontal deltoids, it feels like the bar is resting directly on bone. Hopefully I'll get it down in a few weeks as my BW/strength/flexibility increases.

    I weighed myself this morning and came in at 58.6kg (I was originally 56.2kg). SS says 9-10kg in four months is common, so it looks like I'm on track. I've been struggling with anxiety for a while, and even after 4 weeks of training I've started feeling way better mentally. I actually look forward to lifting days.
     
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    Re: front rack position

    - There are a number of good shoulder/arm/thoracic mobility exercises out there that will help a lot.
    - Try a wider grip. A lot of people clean with too narrow a grip, and end up in an uncomfortable front rack position that forces internal rotation of the shoulders, rounding of the upper back, etc.
     
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    I agree with the wider grip. Rack position used to hurt loads when I used a narrow grip. Prefer just outside of shoulder distance.


    Wtf is wrong with english eggs, usually get american eggs. Bought english eggs (30 for like 3 quid at tesco, box is huge), yokes are tiny. Usual eat 6 american eggs at a time, had to use 3 american and 6 english to get the same amount. UK eggs are not the master race.
     
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    Fuji are you an American studying in the UK? It's crazy you guys get eggs from overseas.
     
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    'murican football. Arm strength most DEF helps in throwing with greater force. True, the majority of the motion comes from the twist and push off your legs, but arm strength helps cut through wind, get that final touch on the ball, etc.
     
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    And when throwing off balance.
     
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    shoulder width
    wide grip


    pick one
     
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    I'm not sure about Fuji, but I wasn't advocating a WIDE grip for cleans, so much as pointing out that most people tend to pick too narrow a grip. For most people, a natural front rack position will have there hands just outside their shoulders.
     
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    Managed to hit a weighted plank PR today despite doing heavy posterior chain and calf work immediately before. Holy God it burned, and I'm sure I'll feel it tomorrow. :slayer:
     
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    Those cleans... Did ONLY two sets of doubles at 135lbs after squatting yesterday and my traps are so sore right now.
     
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    i have a powerlifting meet in october. somebody help me design a workout

    i've been doing 5/3/1, but i feel like i'm doing too many reps per set most of the time

    i talked to charly, but now i forget what he said. i think he suggested reverse pyramid but i'm not sure how much to increase weights by or how many reps to do. i was thinking of just doing twos and progressively increasing weights and then do the same exercise at a lower weight but much higher reps and work on speed and pause. or maybe the same exercise at same reps with lower weight but work on speed


    should i do westside?
     
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