Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. sonick

    sonick Senior member

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    What kind of set/rep/weight structure is recommended for mass? And what exercises for each day? I see anywhere from 5x5 to 8x3, and from just a chest-blasting 'push' day to a more rounded compound lift routine.
     
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  2. Cool The Kid

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    I gave up on the back squat. I do goblet squats and some other leg pressing exercises now.

    Honestly I feel like unless you are looking to compete as a powerlifter, dangerous movements like the back squat + deadlift are unnecessary. You can get similar compound stimulation w/o putting yourself at risk for injury. I mean I was back squatting with ~265 until I gave it up. I find goblet squatting w/a 100lb dumbbell about 90% as taxing, but nowhere near as dangerous. From unracking to getting close to failure to racking again... shits dangerous.
     
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    I think if the goal is just mass, the emphasis should be volume. Do a mix of compound + accessory lifts and structure your workouts so you recover as quickly as possible. Keep your push/pull strength and volume balanced. EAT. You do that, you will def grow.
     
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    Ian Mcarthy is actually fairly jacked. Thinks he's 190/200ish and fairly lean. He posted physique photos once and I was pretty surprised how big he was.


    I do different rep schemes depending on the movement. Yesterday was push day for me and I did

    10,8,6,6,6 on the db flat bench ramping each set up
    3x8 on the db incline bench with all sets being the same weight
    12,10,10,10,10 on the lying tricep extensions with the first set being slightly lighter
    then 5x15 lateral raises all sets same weight
    3x20 tricep pushdowns just for elbow health, I find they help with my elbow tendinitis.

    today was pull day

    5x8 pull ups
    15,12,10,10,10 on db rows ramping sets
    3x10 upright rows with the same weight
    3x20 rear delt flys super setted with 3x15 face pulls same weight
    3x10 EZ bar preacher curls same weight.


    For leg day I just do a huge volume of squats and romanian deadlifts in the 10-20 rep range.


    I wouldn't say the back squats particularly dangerous, gonna attempt 105kg for a set of 20 tomorrow, thats nowhere near my max, feels more like cardio to be honest. Even if my form gets a bit sloppy i'm only under 105kg and its not gonna crush me, if I start to feel shit I can just rack it.



    Passive aggressive as fuck brah in the gym, apparently we're supposed to wipe off the equipment after use, which I think is pretty retarded so i never do it. Guy kept wiping down everything I used afterwards and scowling at me.
     
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    jarude Senior member

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    if you do stupid things while squatting and deadlifting, you can hurt yourself. the movements are not inherently dangerous, but stupid people like doing stupid things and getting hurt in stupid ways. don't blame the movement.
     
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    lolol missed this wtf. Being dumped seems to have affected you brah. Hilarious when people are so sensitive to any mention of racial differences. The hodge twins arent even big for one thing, they have been lifting for 5 years plus more when they were younger and used steroids. I've never even mentioned them before.

    Squatting every day? i squat once a week if at all. I do 3 upper body days. I eat big. Can't believe you just made up a load of facts from the top of your head just to have a go at me and inveted a meaning to my post that wasn't there.
     
  7. mrchariybrown

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    Just sitting here LOL'ING @ deadlifts and squats are dangerous comment.

    Yes, if you're doing them wrong - like a lot of other movements, and things unrelated to lifting. If you do them incorrectly or use improperly, they can be dangerous.
     
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    Khayembii Communique Senior member

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    I think it's easier to get hurt on squats/deadlifts vs other stuff because it's easier to have poor form, but that doesn't make them inherently "dangerous". I'm wary about recommending squatting/deadlifting to a beginner unless I or someone with experience can spot them and teach proper form, but after you get the form down it's just as safe as everything else.
     
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    suggestions for shoes to enable swag mode in the gym? frees look nifty but i feel like i'll fall over in them. have do wins for squatting already, but want something for when i do my single-legged bosu ball pistol squats with alternating db presses.
     
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    Rec for a good dip belt? Shall I just buy one from Rogue and be down with it? My old gym had a vest, but now that I'm back to my home gym I don't want to spend the dough on a vest, with the belt being a cheaper option.
     
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    Chuck tailor high tops + rippetoe shorts = gym swag
     
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    jarude Senior member

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    let me rephrase that: recs for shoes that aren't chuck taylors since i dont care to wear jim wendler's jock over my face when i train

    side note, i dont get teh chucks love, they have a pretty thick/high sole, flat as it is.
     
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    I use free havens. They're like frees but have more lateral support for like, side movements and such.
     
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    RE: Front/Back quats.

    Squats and Dl's are great but let's be honest, they're hard to do and are not the only way to get in shape. For example, my dad wants to get in shape but doesn't trust himself to do back squats/deadlifts, and frankly, he doesn't need to completeley transform his body so there's no need for him to do them. I'm going to introduce him to goblet squats and move him up to front squats.
     
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    those adidas powerlift shoes/reebok crossfit shoes are no good, right? i want to be able to have a sole that i dont have to worry about flexing/do cardio things with as opposed to do-wins.
     

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