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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. jarude

    jarude Senior member

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    pulled something in my groin something fierce tonight while playing hockey. not looking forward to squatting tomorrow
     
  2. VLSI

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    Time to invite your gf's sister over again for some lacrosse ball rolling.
     
  3. jarude

    jarude Senior member

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    lol that was awkward, nothing like someone walking in on you in your boxers while you're missionary positioning a lacross ball on the floor.
     
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  4. MarkI

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    Lacrosse ball pulls the hairs, go for roller hockey ball instead.
     
  5. gettoasty

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    Was looking for that OHP vid and saw this post again. I think this was overlooked, but those are solid numbers for 1RM IMO. You must be ripped. Our height and weight is about the same, which is why I find this commendable.
    FWIW I have never tried 1RM, but my DL was close only ~315. I am curious what your for rep numbers are.


    Can anyone point out whether this is a good or bad routine? How are the days ordered/exercises? Sort of tweaked IA SPBR. Note that I did IA SPBR for 2 years so I am ready for a change.

    Day 1
    Squat 3x8 to 10
    Deadlift 2x3 to 5
    Goodmorning 3x8 to 10
    Leg press 3x8 to 10
    Calf Raises 3x8 to 10

    Day 2
    Bench press 3x8 to 10
    Incline dumbbell bnench press 4x6 to 8
    Dips 3x10
    Tricep pulldown 3x10
    Pull ups 3x6 to 8 or failure

    Day 3
    OHP 3x8 to 10
    Arnold press 3x6 to 8
    Dumbbell lateral raise 3x10
    Dumbbell front raise 3x10
    Bicep 3x6 to 8

    Day 4
    Bentover row 3x8 to 10
    Chin or late-pull down 4x6 to 8
    Dumbbell row 3x10
    Pull ups 3x6 to 8 or failure
    Bicep 3x6 to 8
     
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  6. MarkI

    MarkI Senior member

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    I don't really understand anything about what you're trying to do or accomplish, but why would you do more reps for squats than for something like biceps that could stand up to more volume, and are probably better for it, vs the opposite for squats?
     
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    FYI :teach:
    neck brace;
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    neck harness;
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  8. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    The best progress I saw on curls was doing one lighter high rep day and one heavy low rep barbell curl day. Worked really well for the short time I did that. I think that's the concept behind PHAT. Toasty, if you want to change routines, you should probably just pick one of the other cookie cutter routines freely available that seems to fit your goals rather than fuck around with one.
     
  9. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    I would really like to see GT pull 315.

    Neckharnesses is pretty legit in greyskull LP imo

    My bench fucking sucks so bad I threw a slingshot across the gym today and nearly left. I then pulled a PR on deadlift though so w/e.
     
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  10. gettoasty

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    What routine are you on VLSI? I just need a structure to work off of or I find it hard going to the gym with no map.
     
  11. VLSI

    VLSI Senior member

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    Medhi's Stronglifts 5x5 http://stronglifts.com/stronglifts-5x5-beginner-strength-training-program/ with random abs, pull/chin ups, and more recently grip work thrown in to supplement. If you don't like squats though, I got some bad news.

    I just saw icecreamfitness 5x5 and may switch to that since it includes more accessory work.

    Structure is good. I just think you'd be better served to use a carefully planned routine in its entirety rather than try to frakenstein your own.
     
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    icecreamfitness 5x5 is really quite good. Got my skinny friend quite hench with a 245 squat in just 3 months
     
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    Finally saw an extreme example of skipping leg day. Looked like the guy in that meme. Biceps bigger than his calves.
     
  15. Eason

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    Mike Chang is like the Asian Billy Mays of fitness.
     
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    Sorry Toasty but I really don't believe you can pull 315 with acceptable form.

    I managed to get 275 for 5 sumo DL today, which is 10 pounds up from last week. Back was all rounded though when I looked at the video of it, so I will deload and work my way back up again while maintaining a slight arch in the back. I'd rather have te weights go up slowly and safe than fast and end up injured.
     
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    315 is not a big deadlift, seems pretty reasonable for most beginners to get there within a few months.
     
  18. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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    Yeah but he benches and squats like half that.
     
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  19. TeeKay

    TeeKay Senior member

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    Am I the only one here who just goes in and lifts instead of following a written routine? :-/
     
  20. Cool The Kid

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    I dont write my shit down but I have a planned routine

    Consistency is important

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    Im switching to a Gold's Gym. Costs about 40% of what my current gym has with like 3x the equipment, including the HS row machines I missed so much. $16 a month!!!
     
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