Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. runweighmodel

    runweighmodel Member

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    um. wow.
    if she ever misses a workout, you'd better have some viagra and a sybian on hand.

    tell her to assemble these into supersets/giant sets.
    if it's 2x a week, do this:
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    supersets of agonist/antagonist
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    giant sets of the same muscle group (e.g. all the shoulder stuff in a row without stopping, times 3, with 2 min in between the giant sets)
     
  2. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Anywayssss.. anyone else here hit any PRs recently?

    My squats and bench is catching up since I got back from high volume but I'm hitting some 5-rep deadlift PRs.
     
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    Not sure about why goblet/lunges are okay for her knee but she tells me that's what it is. She's had fucked knees for a while so I (and more importantly she) trusts her physical therapist's judgement

    Okay, how does this look for her? (She likes to hit the gym 4x/week)

    Workout 1: Upper Body Press
    Bench Pres:
    Shoulder Press
    Front/Side Raise
    Tricep Pushdown

    Workout 2: Upper Body Pull
    Lat Pulldown/Assisted Chinup
    Bent over Rows
    Face Pulls
    Bicep Curl

    Workout 3: Lower Push
    Lunges
    Goblet Squat
    Leg Press
    Single Leg Press

    Workout 4: Lower Body: Pull
    Stiff Legg Deadlift
    Glute Bridges
    Hamstring Curls
    Planks.
     
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    knucks Senior member

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    Nope, not really.
    Trying to keep good form on everything I am doing, Good Mornings suck. I don't even know if I'm arching enough.
    I do it at work and put hands on my low back, my erectors definitely round, no idea if my back is.

    Clean deadlifts went fine yesterday, didn't feel too heavy just taxing on the nervous system. If I hit 405x4x4 in 2 weeks then we're golden.
     
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    Is there any reason she/you wants to set up to routine as push/pull days?



    I find that good mornings go best for me when I keep my back flat and not arched. Arching is going to put your back into a weaker position, much like when you're squatting.
     
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    No, but she wants to get a lot of the leg exercises in for knee rehab.

    Personally, I like giving people push/pull routines because it simplifies programming, but I'm not super tied to it as a setup.
     
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    Khayembii Communique Senior member

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    Yeah, I think so, it feels sort of a stretch to get my arms behind the bar so it's probably my pecs.


    I remember trying good mornings years ago and I couldn't do them for whatever reason. Just felt unnatural to me.

    Have you tried pull-throughs?
     
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    yes of course, but it's a totally different loading pattern..
     
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    Explain to me how she is able to do lunges but cannot squat?

    Is she only able to go to the gym 2x week?
     
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    eh, arched and flat is the same for me LOL
     
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    i think it's about her having control over the way she balances the weight so it doesn't hurt her knees. Also, it's about not using too much weight at once (racking a smaller barbell isn't easy for her). I should've mentioned that they're DB lunges/goblet squats.

    But back squats hurt her--she's done them before, likes doing them, and wants to do them, but is listening to her body. It's not about her being a wuss/lazy.

    She goes to the gym 4x a week.
     
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    Not saying she's a wuss or is lazy - I don't know anything about the condition except that I'd imagine keeping her shins vertical would reduce the pain? Tell me if that's true.
     
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    That may just be how she squats - long legs would lead to that. Lack of dorsiflexion would as well, but I don't know if she has to keep shins vertical? Without seeing exactly what she looks like when she does stuff like reverse lunge and goblet squats, I cannot say.

    If she looks like this when she goblet squats [​IMG] then there is no reason she cannot do a regular back squat..

    If taking the weight from the front to the back totally changes the way she squats, then she has hip issues, ankle issues, weak core, etc.
     
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    I sent her your post. She's convinced haha.

    She only goblet squats 30's because she doesn't want to push too hard. She'll start back squatting when she feels she can handle that weight.
     

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