Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. fuji

    fuji Senior member

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    As a beginner I don't think you should use straps. I think its fine for more advanced people to use them.


    Was miring my bicep peak today. Pull ups are really bringing it up. Dat huge volume hnnnng.


    Some really fat girl keeps posting on fb about muay thai and how effective it is for street fighting on fb and how she wants to go to thailand and train for it. Also how spiritual it is and shit. It's like bish your 40lb overweight, can you even raise your leg? I hate when fat people get really into exercising and feel the need to tell everyone about it. I would like to see her fight though. Be like when the Romans got hippos and shit to fight.
     
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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Tell me about it. Girl on my fb always on about P90x yet she gets fatter and fatter every time I see her.
     
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    I thought the quotas were decided in the panamerican champs, or was that the one you were talking about

    too bad all the wild cards went to asia/pacific, so zero of my countrymen on the platform in london. well, maybe rio then.


    sounds ideal
     
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    Apparently the Romans set pigs alight and drove them towards the enemy lines. That might be something she could do?
     
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    Should be interesting for you oly lifters.

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    db_ggmm Senior member

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    lold at squeaky sfx for fatty at 1:46
     
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    jarude Senior member

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    use straps

    unless you are competing in powerlifting, grip strength is not something you should be overly hung up on

    with that being said, if you are not deadlifting a lot now could be a good time to get your hook grip down, shit works wonders
     
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    There's no consensus. Personally, I'd do overhand grip until i can't anymore, then reverse grip until i can't anymore, at that point i'd probably use straps but i've given up deadlifting heavy. Also, high rep-dumbbell rows to also train grip strength. In general, grip strength is a good thing to have.

    And, on a purely pragmatic level, you won't always have straps around so it's probably better to train without them until you can't possibly anymore (also how i feel about belts and such).
     
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    im deadlifting twice a week right now, and sort of feel progress is being hampered by a weak grip..Tried to get hook grip in place today, but it feels weird, like my thumb risk being dislocated...
     
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    Lagrangian Senior member

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    it'll be uncomfortable for a couple of wks and after that its no biggie

     
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    Going to hit the squat rack tonight. Feeling too good from almost a month of megadosing chroella algae, 10-15g a day. I need to burn off some of this energy.
     
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    To be fair, an improved grip can improve every lift not just deadlift. So having grip being a limiting factor is something that even those not competing in powerlifting might at least consider bringing up to par so as to improve their overall self. Even if you don't hook grip, a stronger grip helps improve neurological efficiency in almost every lift and some people simply won't be able to hook grip.
     
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    jarude Senior member

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    yeah hook grip will suck big when you start, i just started training it and it feels like my thumb will fall off. ol'ers, should the thumb above the knuckle be parallel to my fingers or should i be pulling my thumb as far into the centre of my palm as i can? ive noticed i can already fit 3 fingers over whereas when i started i could only do 2.
     
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    According to my PT, I have horrible "core stability." This is after I struggled to do non-weighted squats and minimal weight RDLs on one leg. She suggested weighted planks which dont seem to induce a great burn in my abs but I will give them a go. It may sound stupid but I wonder if building core strength this way will significantly improve my lifts. I figured go in the other direction and improve core strength by increasing weight on my lifts.
     

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