Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Senior member

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    Man this cold is doing a number on me. Not meant to live like this
     


  2. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Cannot wait to squat on Friday.

    Those of you who want to be big and/or strong that don't like to squat should be ashamed of yourselves!

    (Though I don't think anyone here is in that group of idiots)
     


  3. TWorksheets

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    I'm a total convert in that regards. Before starting my current lifting program I avoided squats because I mistakenly believed they just worked the butt+legs. Now squat day is my favourite gym day.

    I'm still not comfortable with my dead lifts though.

    The gym at my office has no floor padding, so I can't rapidly lower/drop the weight after hitting upright on the dead. The result is that I'm lifting a lot less than I feel I could. I also have problems determining what is an appropriate height for my hips during set-up. Often when I watch videos of my deads they look almost like high squats, which I know can't be right
     


  4. jarude

    jarude Senior member

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    you know what fucking rule? front squats. traps, lats, abs, and quads are thanking me, plus it helped sort out some minor pelvic tilt i had going on. i started doing them on account of shoulder issue preventing me from back squats and now i am hooked.

    APK i hope you didnt break yourself dude, thats a bad feel.
     


  5. jarude

    jarude Senior member

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    ergo bros, any ideas for desk wrist rests? elbows and wrists have been bugging me lately towards the end of the workday.
     


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    APK Senior member

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    Thanks, man. Feeling pretty shitty right now. I'm laid up in bed because it's actually kind of difficult to even walk without feeling pain in the lower back. Almost like I have no stability there right now. Glutes and hips are pretty beat up feeling right now; just been working those over with the Thera cane.

    I don't have any pain or discomfort in my legs, so based on what I've read, that's a positive. I only take some comfort in that I've been in this condition two other times in my life, so I know it passes, but obviously, I'm going to need to address some form issues to keep this from being a recurring problem.
     


  7. TeeKay

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    Decided to switch to a more stiff-legged pull yesterday....glad I did! It was harder and I had to drop the weight a good amount, but I was able to maintain form better and definitely can feel it more in my posterior chain. Will probably make this a permanent change as my hamstrings could use some work.
     


  8. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    I'm no expert but wouldn't you want to pull with your hips down? Most the time I see people back bend during the lift cause they have week ass hips and should train that, like some other people here...
     
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  9. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    Herman Miller + Track Ball + Ergonomic keyboard + knobbler. I now use my left hand for mousing on the track ball exclusively. Left hand controls mouse, right hand knobbles left pec and tricep.
     
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  10. TeeKay

    TeeKay Senior member

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    When I pull hips down I end up basically squatting the weight up and using very little posterior chain. I'm a quad dominant squatter/puller. Hence why I always struggle on the lockout. Weak hips is exactly the reason I'm doing stiff legged from now on.

    Hammies are feeling it today.
     


  11. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    I'm the same way. I prefer it like that. Posterior chain strong enough to keep everything locked in place while the legs and ass do all the work.
     


  12. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Senior member

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    TKJTG check out kb swings you can only posterior chain with those.
     
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  13. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    from the desk of a weirdo.. i got those two candles from a white elephant..

    [​IMG]
     


  14. TeeKay

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    Where's the industrial sized Jergen's and giant box of tissues?
     


  15. Coldsnap

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    bro i have girlfriend, dont let that knobbler fool you I am a happy man
     


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