Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    any bros know about feather pillows and allergies? I have bad allergies, have my feather pillow double bagged in two pillow cases and a pillow cover over that. I can't sleep without it, tried the synthetic shit hurts my neck and i dont fall asleep as fast.

    brought my knobbler to work, gonna knobble myself all day long
     


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    Coldsnap Senior member

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    edit: doulbe post
     
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    thats what she said ololololol

    no but seriously i am expecting some funny looks when i get the theracane going in my office.
     
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    I do a lot of work in an allergy clinic -- most of these types of situations are due to dust mite allergies. Unfortunately, none of the chemical shit works on them. One thing you can do is buy a dust mite specific pillow cover...most places sell them: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Easy-Care-Pillow-Covers/8154287

    The two pillow cases are probably making it worse, as they just create more layers for dust mites to hang out in.

    The other thing you can do it is by throwing your pillows in the dryer on high once a week. The heat kills many of the mites.

    Also, can always hit the benadryl...will help you sleep better, too.
     
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    Total beginner here looking to start a strength program. I'm currently leaning towards SS, but I'm open to suggestions. In addition to gaining strength, I'm looking to fill out my upper body. I'm about 155lbs right now, but most of that weight is in my butt and thighs (ex-competitive gymnast + trampolinist).

    Do you guys think SS is a good route?
     
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    So I've never actually done or read SS, but...

    A good program(regardless of experience) contains these exercises:
    Squat
    Deadlift
    Bench Press
    Overhead Press
    Pullups
    Rows

    If you find a program that contains those exercises, it's probably going to work well. A strength program will have sets with reps typically in the 1-5 range.
     


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    I really really really dislike SS.

    I prefer IA SPBR. It's simple and it works (as long as you train smart).
     


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    Do you mind if I ask why? I'm new to barbell training and I have difficulty comparing the relative advantages or each program in an intelligent manner.
     


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    Why do you dislike SS?

    It's really boring after a while, but newbies need to build their "base" and focus their training around multi-joint compound exercises. That is why I'd say SS > _____
     


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    jarude Senior member

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    SS is not the only program focusing around multi-joint compound movements.

    IA's SPBR: http://www.ironaddicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8050
     


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    How should I correctly do a pull-through? I've watched this video with Dave Tate but it just feels weird.


    Should it look/feel like a good-morning? Is it ok to have internally rotated shoulders? My guess would be no, but I find it extremely difficult to maintain external rotation when leaning forward. A weight that I can maintain external rotatation with is far too light on the hamstrings and glutes.

    Glute-/ham raises would actually be a netter assitance lift for my weaknesses, but my gym doesn't have the right gear for it.
     
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    Programming sucks.

    It's fine to learn movements. But you can do that with any other sound routine.
     


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    Thanks for the info! Would you say dust mites are super common? I'm a neat freak OCD person, I have a robot vacuum my house like 5x a week and have a very sparse house so no place for dust to accumulate. I heard about the dust mite thing causing allergies when i researched it last week so on sunday I threw out all my pillows that were a year old and bought new ones.
     


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    Fuck no. Unless you want a whole lot more weight in your butt and thighs and your upper body to stay exactly the same.
     


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    Everyone has dust mites, unfortunately. No way to get rid of them regardless of how clean you are. Replacing pillows usually isn't necessary if you just throw yours in the dryer every once in a while(as the heat will kill them). Again, the bedding and pillow covers specifically designed for dust mites are your best bet amigo.
     
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