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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. jarude

    jarude Senior member

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    there's a big difference in posterior chain involvement between a gymbro quarter rep and a quarter inch above parallel so you can't use that as an example

    its one thing if people know how to full squat and are cutting it short for a purpose. its another thing entirely if someone is clueless about the lift and/or lacks the proper mobility to do it properly. you could not honestly tell me that the majority of about above-parallel squatters fall into the former group.

    as far as no magic benefit about going to or past parallel I think there's something to be said for having the load on your hips as opposed to your knees
     
  2. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    There are some high squats in the SPF but the majority of the raw lifters I've seen were parallel at least. You're making a blanket statement for a whole fed and its lifters for some high squats.

    I agree that a bodybuilder doesn't really care about numbers but once again, your original statement was a blanket statement and you weren't specifying that you were talking about just bodybuilders. And even then, I disagree. The fact is that you work your muscles harder by going deeper. Stop cheating others from getting bigger/stronger by telling them there's no reason to go to parallel or below because the fact of the matter is that going at least parallel is better for overall muscular development and also strength or athleticism if you're looking for that too.
     
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  3. MarkI

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    Thanks, meant to ask but forgot.

    Lawl, I should have offered a brief explanation.

    Before you showed me the proper way to deadlift and squat, i'd walk away with this dull aching pain in my lower back. I just disregarded it, chalking it up to being sore, despite being like "I should not really be this sore in my lower back after squats and DL."

    After lifting with you yesterday, my lower back hardly hurts at all, and i'm actually sore lower.

    So i'm wondering if before I lifted properly did I fuck some shit up and injure myself?



    Anyone have a comment on this?
     
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  4. Lagrangian

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    fags
     
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    SPF thing was a joke, they do pass a lot of a high multiply squats though. I was basing my statements on bodybuilding because superbobo stated the guy looked like he was a bodybuilder. I wasn't saying below parallel squats are worse for bodybuilding, I said the guy may be doing above parallel squats because he feels they suit his goals better, which might not be overall muscular development, they might be tear drop development and he might feel he gets better growth from high squats. If they suit his goals better then they are better for him. I didn't say there is no reason to go below parallel, I said there is nothing intrinsically special about the exact point your hip goes below your knee, that above parallel squats can serve a purpose.
     
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  6. mrchariybrown

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    If you want to word it like that, I can agree with you. :nodding:
     
  7. Cool The Kid

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    People's capacity to recover and move weight is blunted in a caloric deficit. That's the same for everyone. You have to change your workouts to reflect your calories and goals.
     
  8. conceptionist

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    Yeah, I know.
    I run IA SPBR which has 4 sets for some assistance lifts like chin ups, rows and dips. They've been dropped to 3 sets. Curls and triceps work is now 2 sets, instead of 3. The big 3 compound lifts (start of each workout) are done in RPT fashion.
     
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  9. TeeKay

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    God I love carb up days.

    Brb go to bed full and feeling scrawny
    Brb wake up arms are half an inch bigger
    Brb vascularity out of no where
    Brb ketosis head cold is gone
    Brb energy in the gym again

    Thank God for gummy bears.
     
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    Been doing keto for a few days to knock off some of the weight picked up during "birthday week." Gonna tear it up on Sunday; not religious, but I gave up donuts for lent, which was a bitch, since I was getting them two or three times a week.
     
  11. MarkI

    MarkI Senior member

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    So you're doing like a CKD?
     
  12. TeeKay

    TeeKay Senior member

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    A who?
     
  13. MarkI

    MarkI Senior member

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    cyclical keto diet. where you dont eat, or eat less carbs for a bit, then one day a week recarb?
     
  14. TeeKay

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    Ah right....never really thought of it like that but yes basically.
     
  15. Coldsnap

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    pretty sure this is how I will die, rebuilding a nova in my apartment parking spot
     
  16. MarkI

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    Gotcha. What's your main reason for reducing carbs, easier to lose weight?
     
  17. VLSI

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    There's no reason to die like this. Jack stands are so cheap.
     
  18. TeeKay

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    It's kind of indirect...

    I drop calories and up protein when cutting...therefor carbs and fats gotta go. I try to keep em somewhat balanced, but over time end up depleting glycogen stores. When I start feeling scrawny and exhausted and get headaches, I carb up again.
     
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    Tkjt just wondering how much # fluctuation you recommend on bulk \ cut cycles? 10lb 15lb 20lb?
     
  20. TeeKay

    TeeKay Senior member

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    I honestly can't "recommend" anything...I can only tell you what I did.

    2 years ago started off at 185 pounds, was relatively skinny fat, and lifted casually.
    Last year, cut down to 165, was shredded, but didn't have a whole lot of mass to me.
    Last fall, went on mega-bulk, started lifting heavy, and bulked up to a high of 211 pounds.
    Currently cutting, will likely end up at around 180 for a good stage weight completely shredded.

    So a 46 pound bulk net me about 15 pounds of muscle mass in a year...which I am incredibly happy with.

    Next bulk I'll start at 180 and bulk to 210 with the hope of gaining another 5-10(optimistic) pounds of muscle mass.

    I guess I would say I can't imagine going through an entire bulking season without gaining at least 15 pounds.
     
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