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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Minimum 2700 cal per day.
     
  2. MarkI

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    This is surprising, it is also surprising that Eason has hit 50+(?)

    How old are you Eason?
     
  3. MarkI

    MarkI Senior member

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    I stalled once or twice on SS, eating more remedied the situation right quick. If you think you're eating enough, you probably aren't. I remember bitching about eating on here and Charly and someone else mentioned that they routinely gagged while putting down food it was that much. Don't think, just eat.

    As for the creatine, like I said, give it a week or two to build up in your system. I did not really notice the difference until about two weeks in when I was grinding out reps I knew I should have failed. Pretty cool when you first notice it, but then it's whatever. Keep taking it.
     
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    You better have read the book and not just the wiki.

    When I started I did 5/3/1 for 8 months then about 3 months or so ago I started a LP like SS. Lots of people told me I'd have to reset fast because I'm not a "beginner anymore". I'm on my 13th or so cycle and havn't reset yet.
     
  5. VLSI

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    At my current calorie intake I'm already gaining a pound a week, maybe closer to 1.2-1.3 actually.

    Lol, was just kidding about the creatine. Will give it more time.

    Coldsnap, I just failed squat at 4x5x185,4x185 and bench at 3x5x150,5x145,4x145. Both of these lifts were already coming off a deload when I previously stalled at 175 and 145 respectively.

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    *I only noted creatine so I could account for water weight.
     
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  6. MarkI

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    Oh yeah, deloads are important too.

    Is your form proper? What about mentally, are you actually in there to crush weights? I feel like a good training session is just as much mental as it is physical, if i'm not in the right state of mind now matter how my body feels, I won't get much done.

    That's why I don't think i'd be able to lift in a home gym by myself like yours, while it's awesome to have that setup, I kind of thrive off of the energy in the gym and other people. I don't even like when I go to my gym early in the morning and i'm the only one there.
     
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    I'm the opposite. I'd rather not be around like 99% of the gym go'ers. There's only 3 or 4 people I don't mind having around in my gym. The rest can go fuck off.
     
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    Tiger what jawns are those btw?



    I dream of a garage gym, but I still need the advice of people around me. I lift with 3 other dudes that are prepping for the same meet and it's really useful to have them spot me or give me some tips. Plus when they spot me I usually get 1-2 more reps out of the squat from them pushing me on.


    Interesting. Well you did add 10lbs to your squat and 5 lbs to your bench. Guess deload again and hope to fail next time at 195 155..
     
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  9. VLSI

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    I think forms ok, will post vids over in my log on IA since it gets less traffic. Maybe I'm putting too much strain on shoulder during bench? Mentally I'm fine, I dislike rest days and look forward to hitting the weights again.

    I like the home gym set up. Crank the music and don't worry about anything else. Even when I was going to a gym, I went at like 12-1am so I was the only or one of only 2-3 people in there.
     
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    My gym is $70 a month and closes at 10 on weekdays and 8 on weekends. Jealous. It's annoying living in a $$ area.

    Make sure you're getting 8+ hours of sleep, too.
     
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    indeed.

    love lifting with athletes, as for the rest it's a mixed bag of mostly shit.
     
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    I used to dislike going to commercial gyms but doing weighted planks has made it super easy to holler at cardiobunnies on the stretching mats.

    I actually hooked up with a girl I met at the gym haha.
     
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    Lifting with other athletes is an awesome experience.

    I don't get to do it very often but when I do, I always have a great training session.
     
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    VLSI:
    I'm also a "beginner" (in terms of how much weight I move) and I've had some stalling issues as well in the past.
    I strongly believe most of them can be attributed to:

    1) not enough recovery, which is related to not eating enough, not sleeping enough and too high frequency (or more specifically, too little sleep and food in relation to said frequency). I also feel a lot better doing active recovery and some kind of cardio 1-2x a week on my rest days rather than just laying around on the couch

    2) bad technique, which I fixed by mobility work, proper warm up sets and more volume

    Struggled a bit with the LP this summer even though I was bulking. Weights are moving up a lot faster now that I've increased my cal intake and get better recovery. Increased my 5RM for bench by 10 pounds in relation to last week, Could only get 4 reps on the second set though. Good progress anyway,
     
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    Thanks. I know the whole eat more thing, but I'm reluctant to eat more when I'm already gaining weight at a rate roughly double what I could feasibly be building in muscle. My sleep has been very on point these past 3 weeks or so. 9-5 almost everything day, sometimes I stay up until 10 on the weekends ;) or sleep in a bit on a rest day since I don't need to get up for a workout. Active recovery is definitely something to explore, I have an otherwise sedentary lifestyle/job.
     
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    On my off days I go to a park and walk around with my shirt off for 30-40 minutes listening to podcasts. Good times.
     
  17. KingJulien

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    I do yoga, which helps a ton with form and mobility but makes eating enough even harder. Also the warrior poses after squat days are brutal
     
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    Just turned 28. Considering my age I don't think it's that slutty.
     
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    You dirty, dirty whore.
     
  20. mrchariybrown

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    Yea, I don't think most sloots admit they're sloots, you sloot.
     

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