Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. deadly7

    deadly7 Senior member

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    I think you misunderstood when I said rounded back (probably cause I didn't specify). I mean a back that rounds as you're pulling. IE: Abs not braced and locking your starting back position in whatever state you choose.

    Like in the video from a couple pages ago where, as the guy is pulling he goes from taut to rounding.
     


  2. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    In that case, I completely agree with you! I must've misunderstood you.

    Going from flat to curved whilst breaking the ground looks ugly and throws leverage all out of whack.
     
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  3. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    Wore rippetoe shorts and a flannel to the gym, added 20lbs to my bent over row.
     


  4. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    tfw 8:30 am eyes barely open doing fucking v-sits and groiners with sore hamstringers and a lower back and a headache fffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
     
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    Lagrangian Senior member

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    tfw 3am watching 24 s8 and grading math papers by ppl who cant even fucking subtract
     


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    gort Senior member

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    jarude Senior member

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    Irony rippetoe hates BB rows lolol
     


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    Coldsnap Senior member

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    Really?? wtf BB rows are my jam
     


  9. joshuadowen

    joshuadowen Senior member

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    The other piece of the technique argument is short-term vs. long-term. In the short term, you may be able to put up more weight with less than ideal technique. In the longer term, though, your gains will stall, and not just because of injuries. Bad technique is usually a sign of some deficiency in either mobility or strength. With bad technique, you can compensate for this weakness and sometime lift more weight, but by doing so, the weak bits stay weak. If instead you force yourself to move properly, you may be limited by some disproportionally weak bit, but that bit will get stronger, and in the long run, you'll see more progress.
     


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    fuji Senior member

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    In the long term we're all injured (teh injury market does not have blocked entry)
     


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    Bros, i have noticed when doing 90% of max DLs, my first two reps are perfect, then upper back starts to round slightly on the next (happens when belt-less)

    I'm currently trying to wean myself of belts though, but my core doesn't feel as engaged.

    Whattudo???


    Edit: also, 4 sets of 12 pull ups now easy as fuck. Should i do more reps or do more weighted? Either way, quite amazing that i was doing only 5 reps in April.
     
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  12. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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    Took me almost a year to figure this out. Finally grinding the last reps of my squats and deads with the right muscle groups (albeit with weight I was moving easily months ago). I'm hoping it pays off in the end.
     


  13. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    For most powerlifter this is a fact.

    I don't know one successful powerlifter that haven't torn something. But they always seem to come back stronger.

    I'm looking forward/not looking forward for the first tear.
     


  14. db_ggmm

    db_ggmm Senior member

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    ok there
     


  15. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    They do - from the guys I've talked to. Maybe I should've elaborated. I meant guys that are < 40 years old. Anyone that I've spoken with older than that that have torn something or herniated a disc, usually calls it quits from the powerlifting game. (Usually, I know some guys older than that that have torn muscles/tendons are still compete).
     


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