Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. knucks

    knucks Senior member

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    Not always but sometimes. I try to have lifting as part of "stuff"
     
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    i view lifting like brushing my teeth or eating food, its just something that gets done... no reason why people can't make it part of their daily routine of functions essential to life if they want to enough. i think everyone goes through that hardcore gym life phase where they think they're so cool staying in on a saturday night deadlifting only to look back years later and think ":("

    if you aren't competing i think its healthy to have lifting compartmentalized away; sure, it will influence how you go about your daily life through food choices etc but nobody sits around fretting and posting on forums about the best teeth brushing strategy, what toothbrush and toothpaste to use, volume and intensity of brushing... shit, do half an hour of compound lifts with 10 mins of bro-ing out 3x a week and eat more protein and you'll have 90% of the results that people who sperg out over this shit all day get.
     
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    Changed up my workout routine and diet a bit. Gonna do IA SPBR exactly as it's written and eat more on workout days, approx maintnance x 1.40, being 4000 kcals.

    Since I stalled my squats because of problem with he technique, I've changed to box squats. Enjoy the change but I find them pretty difficult to do.

    Watched this instructional vid before trying them:


    Judging by this vid, you should let your knees travel behind your ankles and really sit down and upright in the bottom position while still staying tight. I have a really hard time getting up from that position without sliding of the box or tilting forward to get momentum. How to fix?

    Fuji, I know you're a big proponent of box squats with lots of experince, maybe you can chime in?
     
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    5'6, 125 lbs was my "normal" while having my pack a day habit since age 13. I just need to get back into the habit of going to the gym 2x a week now that I'm actually getting enough calories to make it worthwhile.

    I'm really eager to start squatting heavy again, but my roids are killing me.

    Any protips on lifting heavy when your hemerroids are flared up?
     
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    I'm just weird then. I enjoy my time in the gym more than anything, especially if I'm around like minded people. My other interests outside of lifting pulls me into a more social environment, but I probably enjoy lifting over all. I think 70s big has gotten sorta ridiculous with some of their posts lately, with them thinking they are above everyone because they don't have internally rotated shoulders and anterior pelvic lean..

    I'm just an anti social nerd when it comes down to it. It's unfortunate I'm so good looking and such a good dresser because people mistake me for otherwise.. totally kidding with that comment, or am i?


    My friend/coach shared an interesting story when he visited the olympic training center in Russia. He said that all the weightlifters there would smoke ALL DAY. They would literally have a cig burning on the chalk holder while they did a set, then would take drags during the time off.
     
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    I don't box squat like the westside people, stance isn't that wide and I don't always pause. Most of the time I'm just squatting to a box to judge depth. Ocassionally I do them like in the westside video and it does take a lot of weight off your squat. Also if its your first time squatting with a wide stance its gonna be pretty hard. More importantly then that though is I slewed my first mixed race (Philippino/Siberian or something, photos on fb) and I took this photo in the gym

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    Strong squat to shoe ratio (was his working sets).
     
  7. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    rofl
     
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    I think a wide stance is the way for me, as least atm. When doing regular squats I use slightly wider than shoulder width.

    It feels like the lower back get taxed a lot when I'm squatting. Lower back rounds as soon as I try to go past parallell and I get very little hamstring and glute activation. The westside box squat is supposed to be a glute/hamstring developer which is exactly what I need.

    Also did pull throughs for the first time today. Felt pretty weird and didn't exactly know what I was doing but after looking at a couple of vids, I think it's a great movement for building my weak points.
     
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    that picture reminds me.. I've recently moved from a powerlifting gym to some shitty rec center. The stuff I see blows my mind and thought it only happens on internet photos, but not it happens every day in tons of gym, it's just that I was so far removed from it I never saw it.
     
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    yeah it no doubt is sort of living in a bubble when you train at a weightlifting gym where most everyone either is or was a competitive lifter or coach. the fucking best place to be.
     
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    true protein is no longer available? i can't find it on their new site
     
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    trainer at the gym has client doing 1 armed overhead kettlebell press on 1 leg on a bosu ball.

    its like every awful fitness trend in 1 exercise.
     
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    I need something interesting to read online, anything?
     
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