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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. conceptionist

    conceptionist Senior member

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    @Crat:
    It looks like you've got some forward sloping shoulders going on. I'd check my posture from the side if I were you and look over the ratio between upper back and chest work.

    You're gonna look better and bigger and it'll probably help your lifting as well to fix it.

    Also, just switched from low rep conv deads to high rep sumo's and I agree on that pukey feeling. My shins don't like it either.

    High rep face pulls and band pull aparts after pressing movements feels nice though.
     
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  2. Tigerprawn

    Tigerprawn Senior member

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    Any variation of burpees, thrusters, and cleans get me pretty pukey once it starts to get high vol.
     
  3. TeeKay

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    That feel when you've gained 12 pounds in 2 weeks.
     
  4. Crat

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    Thanks for the tip. Would you recommend me doing more pendlays? anything else?
    Also, is this judging from the 2010 pic or the recent pics on page 1963?


    Genetics, dude ;)
     
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  5. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Senior member

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    I'm hairy but I trim it, looks gross IMO if I don't, like an unmowed lawn. Can't see the muscles either
     
  6. APK

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    Got some cotton/linen pants that have a nice, relaxed vibe to them (elasticized waist, slouchy fit), but my god, the rise on those babies. When I realized I had to sag almost halfway down my ass just to not have the pants hugging my nads, I knew it was not to be. Shame, but further affirmation that I'm done with anything low-rise.
     
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    I've been done with anything low- or normal- rise for the longest now.

    All high-rise or drop crotch :slayer:
     
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    I knew they had a lower rise (though not to this extreme), but it seems silly on a pair of pants that has all the earmarkings of relaxed fit. The search for such a pant in navy continues, I guess.

    In happier news, I got a pair of Cheap Monday cotton pants with a long rise, relaxed thighs and slim lower leg heavily marked down from what I was about to pay a couple months ago, so there's that.
     
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    Brand? Measurements? Pics?
     
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    I think it looks better now, but it could still be improved. Pendlays are good, but those target the mid back more (lats). I meant that you should strengthen the back area of your shoulders. Face pulls and band pull aparts are good for this.

    Good posture is very dependent on habits and adequate mobility too. Be sure to stretch out and mobilize your pecs, the front of your shoulders and upper back with a lacrosse ball or foam roller to get full range of motion back. Then remember to push your shoulders down and back at all times, during all pressing lifts as well as during the day.

    A tip for maintaining good posture is to think that you should hold your weight on your heels, push your hips forward and make yourself as tall as possible by keeping your spine straight and vertical. Usually sets everything right.
     
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  11. Coldsnap

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    I just ran into Action Bronson in Brooklyn and told him he was jacked.

    posted this in RFT on accident
     
  12. GraphicNovelty

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    coldsnap how long are you in our fair city?
     
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    Just tonight. Girlfriend playing NYC pop fest. Walked so fucking much I want to go back home and cry.
     
  14. Crat

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    Very helpful conceptionist, thanks.
    Will add pace pulls to my routine one or twice a week. A better posture would be great.
     
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  15. TeeKay

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    Today is scheduled REST day but I feel like lifting.


    Wot do?
     
  16. jarude

    jarude Senior member

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    Go for a run so you don't die at officer camp
     
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    That was the one upside to my vacation I was on. No lifting for 2 weeks but hiked my ass all over Greece, saw all the old sites in Athens then walked a shitload in Santorini.

    Random aside: I didn't see a single person jogging anywhere the entire time I was in Greece.
     
  18. Crat

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    Had the same problem. Eventually went to the gym to do some of the suggested band and face pulls and maybe some other light stuff. The pulls felt great.
    Then a few guys I train with sometimes walked in and started testing 1RMs and talked me into joining. Failed 205 DL (no lockout) but increased bench from 110 to 115 :)
    I'll just go easy on my monday training to compensate.

    Why not hit the gym and see how it goes?
     
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    Rhet brahs, considering getting a tattoo on my upper back. Should I get

    "the markets will remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent"

    or ▲k=sf(k*)-(n+g+δ)k

    I think it would be quite funny to have
     
  20. MarkI

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    text tattoos are bad news, especially one that long. the latter would actually be pretty dope, just make sure you really want it before you get inked, otherwise major regrets in the future
     

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