Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

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    Ya, I was 80% 'he's being sarcastic' and 20% 'uhhh...maybe not'

    Anyhow outside vs inside gym - no argument there. I'm not blaming the gym for my knees at all.

    As a kid, I used to play a real lot of indoor cricket...the best analogy I can give for non-Australians as to what that put my knees through is to think of a catcher in his crouch, and bouncing up for the throw to second base about 120 times in about 45 minutes, about 4 times a week. It messes with their knees over their careers, and it basically screwed mine for life in my formative years.

    That said, the knees are generally OK day to day, get a bit sore when I run 10 miles or more, although in the warm climate I live in, don't cause me too much grief. Still, I do my best to not provoke them, and that's why I've steered clear of deadlifting for so long....still, I'm thinking the benefits may outweigh the risks and gonna give them a shot.
     
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    db_ggmm Senior member

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    Choosing not to deadlift is probably more detrimental to your knees than deadlifting would be.
     
  3. jarude

    jarude Senior member

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    FWIW the only time i seriously popped my knees was when i was deadlifting so be wary of the people who have zero experience working around knee injuries. i wouldn't say i had bad knees beforehand, but as a goalie in hockey i certainly wasn't kind to them.

    still, give deadlifts a spin - experiment with different stances and for god's sake make sure your knees track out of your toes. don't torque your knees.
     
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    Coldsnap Senior member

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    best thing ever said in thread
     
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    Coldsnap Senior member

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    I feel like shit today. Whole body hurts, headache, starving, blurry vision. I slept well, yesterday was heavy deadlifts.. but still
     
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    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    My whole back is nice and sore from deadlifts :D
     
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  7. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Tomorrow will attempt 405 for the first time. Any advice?
     
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    grab bar move fast
     
  9. knucks

    knucks Senior member

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    A pet shop might work too..fuick man anyuthing thats hard and round
     
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    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    This, after you take your time making sure you're setting up correctly.

    A proper/improper setup will make or break, near maximal/fatigued pulls.
     
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    knucks Senior member

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    He was asking a dumb question so I gave a dumb answer.
     
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    TeeKay Senior member

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    Pull it up just as fast as you would for a warmup. People tend to slow down on heavier weight and end up losing a lot of power that way.
     
  13. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    ok, will take some bath salts and give it a go

    I hear dls are easier without a face?
     
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    Pilot Senior member

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    Something along these lines, and then pull

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
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    fuji Senior member

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    dat der special needs powerlifting. First women has invented a new way of deadlifting, snatch group sumo straight leg. Everyone else pulling normally.
     

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