Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    jayjay^

    my wife suggested that, too - I have to give it a try, maybe. I am thinking 3 times a week swimming and 3 times a week upper body weights for now, and I'll try to do 5 sets of pullups every day, too, to work on that. I'll lose some strength in my legs over the next 6 weeks, but not a lot I can do about that, but maybe I can improve my pullups and work on my arms - I really haven't worked on my arms specifically in years, and I could probably really build my biceps and tricepts in 6 weeks. hopefully the swimming will keep me from losing too much of my cardio ability.

    all in all, I am really pissed off at having to change my life around so much - Iw as supposed to run a turkey trot with my kids, for instance, but such is life
     


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    globe, I used the elliptical machines when I had a foot injury and couldn't run, but it does work your calf muscles a bit. I hated it, btw.
     


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    So I'm visiting my folks in Virginia for the weekend, and got all excited when I saw online that there is a Gym24 here (although I've never heard of such places before, but the interior pics look good). Its hours are:

    Mon-Thurs: 10-6:30
    Fri: 10-5
    Sat-Sun: Closed


    What kind of place with 24 in its name has hours like this? :fu:

    The closest real gym is about an hour away in Roanoke. So this will be a big cheat weekend for me, and I'm off to a good start - two slices of chocolate cake last night. :devil:
     
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    globetrotter Senior member

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    jayjay - thanks -I can't put any wieght extra on my calf, so I am thinking that is out. it's reall annoying, because even something like boxing, which, on the surface you would consider to be low impact, puts a lot of strain on the legs. it also sucks because I have really made a lot of progress in my jumping and skipping and sprinting over the past few months, and now it will all be thrown away for a few months. but such is life. I think that it is fair to say I will never do anything like this without a proper warmup and a proper stretch again. so I learned my lesson the hard way
     


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    Figured out my back injury, its the SI joint. It was caused by squats, but im not sure why. Starting to work with heavier weights again since i know its not a muscle that needs to heal. Anyone got any knowledge on rehabbing the SI joint?

    Did some squats today at 60kg, with my heels on plates. Huge difference. Easy to stay upright, more stress on legs rather than back. So it looks like poor ankle flexibility is causing my form problems. Will get olympic shoes asap, and start working on ankle mobility as well.
     


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    Just tried squatting with heels elevated. Was a pretty big difference for me as well. Was able to go below parallel without rounding lower back and it felt like my thighs were working more.
    Thanks for the tip.

    I tend to put my ass out really far back and arch when I squat. Still, I can just go to parallel before my lower back becomes rounded. My stance is a little bit wider than shoulders and my toes are pointing out 30 degrees. I use a high bar setup.

    In SS, all the pics for high bar squat has the upper body heavily tilted forward and knees far over the toes, but most people agree that correct for is upright torso and knees over toes as little as possible, right? [​IMG]
     


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    no

    also dont do the ass squat if hb

    the knee thing is again ppl talking out of their ass as usual
     
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  8. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    This.

    There is no one "correct" way to squat. It's going to change from person to person and even for the individual depending on what kind of bar, bar position, and stance he is using.
     


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    Thanks for the advice.
    I would say I have decent flexibility, besides the ankles. Must get my glutes active too.

    Best way to squat is to do what doesn't feel forced?
    Sounds obvious but I've read a lot of stuff about squat form which contradicts each other.
    I am aware of the usual guidelines as knees out, hip drive, etc....
     


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    Everyones gonna squat in a different way. I squat with a very wide stance, the bar low on my back and siting as far back as possible. Still squatting high bar and tilting very far forward sounds a bit retarded.
     
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    probably because it is
     


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    How do you get that lower lat bulk. I have really limited equipment, so anything with bands would be a plus. I feel like my shoulder and upper trap area is looking good cause of the face pulls and everything but lats are lacking
     


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    genetics, high insertions = no lower lats
     


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    being able to overhead press women is an important life skill
     


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    I live in Roanoke and there's no good gyms here. :)

    Where in VA do they live?
     


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