Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    I think I need to go a bit less than 95-100% for my westside ME days. I am feeling the grind after today's 4 heavy singles for DL at 365, felt harder than 2 weeks ago for sure.
     


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    If all you want is a 100kg bench press, then you don't have to worry too much about maximizing your arch and leg drive since. You can still bench with your shoulders retracted, a small arch (thoracic extension) and still utilize some leg drive because I still think it's much more efficient and a more natural movement that pressing a "pure bodybuilding" style with no leg drive and a completely flat back. I also find that when guys use that latter style, a lot of beginners (and guys that have been lifting for a while) begin to protract their shoulder blades on the concentric... which I do NOT like.
     


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    Change your movement or perform triples with 90%. I have ME lower day too bro <3. Gonna do front squats because I havent done them in a while.
     
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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    heavy box squartz next week. tmrw is chest day, going for 235+ on incline.
     


  5. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    I am feeling the benefits of CBL. 2 more weeks and I hope I can be in 6-pack town

    here comes the gay train:
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    Thanks for the input.

    I'm gonna bring in my grip a bit and see how it feels with the whole feet planted on the ground. I'm still gonna arch since I find it helps me staying tight and keep shoulders back, but also for pushing some more weight.

    I'm sore as hell in my pecs today, so I guess I wasn't that bad at activating those muscles after all.
     


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    Axelman 17 Senior member

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    Went with the Charley approach and after hitting a couple reps of paused benches at 230, went down to 145 and did 15 x 3 paused with a focus on speed. I noticed that my weak/sticking point at the heavy levels is probably six inches off my chest, however, on the lighter speed work, the weak point is very close to lock-out. Is this normal and what does it mean I should work on?
     


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    Well with the lighter work, you're just getting fatigued at the later reps.

    If your sticking point is about 6 inches from your chest of heavier weights, then I suggest you start doing some paused pin presses (or board presses) from about 4" off your chest.
     


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    If I eat loads of icecream and then go have a 2 hour nap is that carb back loading because that's what I'm about to do.
     


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    When I wake up will i be 4% bodyfat?
     


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    Well, if you don't I am sure it is a form issue or you aren't trying hard enough.
     


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    u be loadin dat dere back, if you know what I'm saying, mmmmmmmmmhmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
     


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    All joking aside tho, i read something in the book i skimmed over. That eating close to bedtime during backloading might not be the best thing today because your body wont release dat hormone growth until its insulin levels are back to normal during sleep. So you should stop eating ice cream abou 1n hour to an hour 1/2 after beddy time.

    So far backloading has been going really well. Girlfriend made a commet at how cut in my stomach looks this morning and I PRed twice this week... not bad. I just gotta grow my chest, I don't look right with this huge back and not that developed chest.
     
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    That's why you aren't supposed to eat complex carbs in that meal. Having the growth hormone released 1-1.5 hours after you sleep is fine IIRC.
     


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