Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. stinger70

    stinger70 Senior member

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    Did higher volume chest and arms workout today, wow totally different feel to what i have done in the past. Did 2 sets of DB curls, 3 sets incline DB curls, all in the 10-12 rep range, then 2 sets lying EZ bar extensions, 3 sets standing overhead DB extension, 3 sets cable pushdowns. My arms were on fire especially bi's, extremely painful, definitley never pushed arms this hard before or felt this much pain. Wonder if it will result in any of teh gainz.
     


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    knee support has absolutely nothing to do with it
     


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    Grrr... I've been regaining strength fairly consistently since getting back in the gym, but in retrospect haven't been feeling that burn/discomfort the day after as one should when pushing themselves. Prolly time to increase in bigger jumps.

    Also having a hard time staying on my heels while squatting. Need to reassess form.
     


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    Pad limits your range of motion?
    Pad limits the length of the lever?
    Not using a pad makes it work the Hamstring in only 1 way instead of both?

    Fuark exercise charades.
     
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    knucks Senior member

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    What in the fuck are you talking about?


    The GHD has a FOOT PAD you push into with your feet to bring yourself up. The reason there is a pad up front is for your quads to rest on.
    In the case of the natural raise, the pad/cushion by your knees is for you to NOT FUCK UP YOUR KNEES.
     


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    Being sore is not a measure of how well you're training.
     


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    Well I thought in your previous post you were gonna tell me the answer, but seeing as you didn't I thought you wanted me to guess (kind of like charades), but tysm for the answer.
     


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    Took a lot of weight off my deadlift today to build up form and strength the proper way.
    How does it look? Focused on getting my ass low and sitting back and not rounding lower back.



    And yeah, I know, I am like the definition of DYEL.
     
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  9. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Oh hey whatsup eason


    Dawg I get this thing where my arms and hands get vagule achy and tight. I want to punch something, deadlift, do heavy bench press, max rep out pushups, something. It's like my muscles are screaming for something. It keeps me up a lot of nights. Wonder if it has to do with getting so many calories late in the day.
     
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    Not bad IMO, what weight is that? Couple of things i noticed are that you are not locking out properly, your knees are still kind of bent and shaky at the top of the reps, you should be fully stood up and push your hips/glutes into the bar to lock out. Also bar might be too close to your shins in the start position, as it seems to go out and over your knees rather than straight up, i think the bar should follow a straighter path but see what the others say.
     


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    Stop arching your back. I don't know where the notion of arching your back during deadlifts and squats came from. And lockout all the way. Knees locked.
     
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    Srs? Heard people say arching isn't important on deads, but never squats.
     


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    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    The more you arch your back, the harder it's going to be to keep your thoracic tight. It's better to keep that nice and flat (in it's strongest position) during squats.
     


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    Thanks guys.
    Looking back at it, I can see that I'm arching too much. Flat would've been better but it's pretty hard to tell when you're lifting.

    Hadn't noticed I wasn't properly locking out. Will keep that in mind for sure.

    Weight was very low. Just over BW at 190 lbs. This was the third set at that weight and the first two were easy.
    Did a double for 240 mid summer, but have decreased weight since because I thought my form was bad.
     


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    It's better to arch/stay neutral than round. Thoracic can round, doesn't really matter (KK style is what I mean)
    Here's a friend of mine. He's experimented with pulling like KK does.


     
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