Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. knucks

    knucks Senior member

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    http://squatrx.blogspot.com/2008/06/squats-lower-back-pain.html
     


  2. knucks

    knucks Senior member

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    Also, can you sit like this?
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    If not, you have some work to do.
     


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    Mark it 8 Senior member

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    No, I cannot sit like that. Thanks for the link above. I'll increase my stretching and hopefully that will help me progress.
     


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    jarude, I don't know how you're downing cottage cheese every day. Just bought a tub for the first time in years and blech, the consistency still makes every bite a challenge.
     




  5. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    I love cottage cheese. I get fruit from a farmers stand and mix that in
     


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    Fucking Sa injured again, i died a little inside
     


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    Since I basically can't do max effort squats in the new gym I'm just gonna do dynamic effort shit for the next 6 weeks before I go to uni with low weights to try maintain my leg strength whilst trying to get my bench up. My 1rm on the paused bench press is 80kg, which is lower then my incline db bench, just feels weird doing it. It's also lower then body weight, which is appalling. Style forums how should I increase it? I bench fairly narrow and tuck my elbows. Probably gonna bench 2 times a week doing doubles at like 90% my max as well as fuck loads of tricep work and upper back work.
     


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    Strict press more.
     


  10. R.O. Thornhill

    R.O. Thornhill Senior member

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    What's your sticking point? Really depends on what the problem is

    My recommendations would be to
    + Back off the 1RM attempts a bit and do 5x5 twice a week, working up from (say) 65kg
    + Do supplementary exercises on whatever you reckon is holding you back (I found strengthening my traps really helped me move my bench on; could be the same for you, or could be shoulders, or triceps)

    R-O-T
     


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    jarude Senior member

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    i absolutely detested it at first but i just kept at it. to this day i can only eat it if i wash every spoonful down with water - i dont even like adding fruit. the brand matters a lot; cheap stuff has horrid consistency but daisy brand is pretty smooth even at 2%. just keep shoveling it down, one day you will wake up and realize you can get 80g of protein with zero preparation. its a daily staple and i would be screwed without it



    fuck

    fuck!! its like baryani all over again


    do one "lower" bench day (off the chest) and one "upper" bench day (sticking point and lockout). my lower day = paused bench 2x5, paused db bench 2x10 + assistance. my upper day = pin press below sticking point 2x5, banded db bench 2x10 + assistance.

    i would advise dropping the weight and working with wider grips - each bench pressing movement i use (bench, pin press, floor press, etc) i only use index on the rings, mid palms on the rings, or pinky on the rings. IME it may be easier to bench with a closer grip now but you will be better served by taking your grip out wider in the long run. especially if you want aesthetics of the gods, take an index-on-the-rings grip and watch your chesticles puff up. it sucks huge nuts at first, stick with it though
     
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    Put two 25-lb plates on the floor, hollow side down.

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    Load squat bar with sissy weight.

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    Pick up the bar.

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    Stand on the plates, with your toes off of them.

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    Squat.

    You'll learn the balance awfully fast, because, if you don't, you'll fall on your head, and then the bar will fall on your neck. Ouch.
     


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    standing on plates emulates the heel on weightlifting shoes. while the shoes help immensely in weightlifting by improving the ankles' ROM and providing stability, they are not the best cure for mobility and stability issues wrt squatting.

    so id still stick to what knucks poasted above.
     
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    and 25lb plates are usually too high anyways.
     


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