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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I've always done conventional.

    This is actually my first time actually giving sumo a shot. Been at it for about 3 months with just light weight and volume. About my 3rd week going heavy with it.
     
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    Gotcha. I'm going to start pausing my first rep next week, see how it goes. Will probably stable me to the bench.


    These two seem legit. Fitness factory looks awesome, open 24 hours and looks simple.

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    I switched from conventional to sumo over my past 2 deadlift days and yesterday, I was able to hit 295 for 5 on my first set and then 305 for 5 (PR).

    I tried 305 for my final set and only got as far as 1 rep. :embar:
     
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    just fructose. The effect is almost entirely negligible in the long run since it's converted into glycogen in the liver anyway. since you're likely to not be consuming straight fructose it's nothing to worry about.
     
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    When I learned fsquat what really helped was PVC pipe mobility for the elbows and shoulders. One of the other tips that someone told me that changed my fsquat for the better was when you wind up your arms to get under the bar, lift your elbows up and push your boobs together.
     
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    I have a black foam roller. Usually only do back and hams/glutes tho. Will definitely try some some shoulder exercises.
    Thanks for the tip. Will try it next time.
     
  7. Coldsnap

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    my front delt hurts.. feels wierd
     
  8. VLSI

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    MRI in an hour. Costs almost as much as another toj :(

    Apparently with contrast means another needle. And they put dye in me like a mutant :laugh:
     
  9. mrchariybrown

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    Yea, I have like some weird reaction to the dye. Maybe it was in my head.
     
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    It makes a big difference theoretically if you're doing any form of keto and/or doing a peak week protocol. Don't know too many guys who would carb load on apples and soda.
     
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    My bad, got confused with Dan green where he trains a lot of conventional but pulls sumo in meets. They definitely looks good so far!
     
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    No, no, get me confused with Dan Green more! :D

    Dan Green trains both in training actually. A bit more conventional though. But yea, both.
     
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    Charly, something I've been wondering, do you go into a meet knowing how much weight you're going to do, or do you try for actual PRs at the meets?
     
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    Is the bar too high? Make sure your elbows are high when unracking and squeeze them together (and should stay high all the way), fingers are outside of your shoulders and not getting crushed between the bar and your shoulders. If you can do it with just the bar then drop the weight and work it down. It should be comfortable once you get used to it.
     
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    i feel this is apropos

    just like eason said, couple of fingers under the bar, just outside shoulder width, elbows up and chest high, bar very close to your throat sitting on the shelf created by your shoulders.

    and obviously think squatting between your heels, torso very upright, stance about shoulder width toes not excessively turned out. knees past the toes is no problem at least if you're going deep.
     
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    I miss front squats now! I miss the bruises on my delts and soreness on my throat. Hnnnnnnnnnnng.
     
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    Anyone have tips on getting inhibited glutes to fire properly?
     
  19. VLSI

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    dimel deadlifts, db goodmornings, ghr? Lots of ham engagement too, but should work your glutes.
     
  20. mrchariybrown

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    I go in knowing with the following knowledge..


    • Openers - all but certain I know what they'll be
    • Second attempts - 85% sure what they'll be
    • Third attempts - I have a rough estimate of that I will shoot for


    I usually tie a meet PR in the second attempt and go for meet PR's in the 3rd attempt but that's not always the case.

    For example, my last training cycle went really well, so I set new meet PR's with my second attempt on squat and deadlift. And I set meet PR's on all three attempts for bench.



    To answer your question in short, I aim to do both of those things. In an ideal meet, I would have my numbers setup to hit meet PR's, not change any of my attempts, and hit all 9 attempts.
     
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