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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. Biggskip

    Biggskip Senior member

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    New (to me) power rack was delivered today.

    In celebration I threw up (squat) 160x3x2 (big time personal PR).

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  2. deadly7

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    Love the rack, hate the safety pins. Moving those things is so obnoxious.
     


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    Biggskip Senior member

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    Yeah, it'll add a couple of min to my workout when I squat and bench in the same workout, but it will give me something to do in between movements.
     


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    box squat mon, DL wed, regular squat fri/sat. Have seen steady improvements.
    Granted, all my squat/dl are 5x5. Probably harder if 3x2 etc.
     
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    Brought someone with me to the gym today, wow that totally threw me off. My timing was way off, I felt kind of rushed, and he couldn't even handle the volume I'm used to. So never again I guess, sorry, gainz before broz.
     


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    TeeKay Senior member

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    Workout partners...not even once.
     


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    Coldsnap Senior member

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    How does one use bands to band bench in a power rack with no band pins?
     


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    jarude Senior member

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    loop open ends around both ends of the bar and put the band around your back
     
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    Biggskip - what kind of flooring is that? Concrete? I would use the horse stall mats on either side - where your weights will go when you're deadlifting/rowing, etc and stand on the most firm platform you can which is why people build platforms with plywood in the middle - probably doesn't matter at lighter weights but you will notice that slight give from the mats at higher weights. Nice rack btw!
     


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    TeeKay Senior member

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    *sigh*

    Missing sub-10 bf right now. Won't be back there till next summer. Oh well, bulking has it's own perks.
     


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    Biggskip Senior member

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    That's a good point. Save some wear and tear on the floor and it'll keep the weights in place after each rep.
     


  12. Saenek

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    Yup, just cut that rubber mat in half and lay it on either side.
     


  13. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Let me do a shoe diagram:

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    The left image is how I would start with the "proper" foot position. What happens is that with my shins straight, I can't sit back, and my back is forced at a low angle/curved for me to be able to grab the bar.

    The right image is how I would start with my feet further back. Giving me more space to bend my knees allows my hips to get lower and gets my back in a more correct position.
     


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    El Argentino Senior member

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    I like this diagram.
     


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    That is a huge plate or you are 4 feet tall.
     


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