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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    Are there any good bodybuilding books or ebooks? Who puts out good bodybuilding information? I read Arnolds Encyclopedia a bit. After this meet I'm going to bodybuild the shit out of myself.
     
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    Will you begin doing flys or are they still too shit a movement?

    Got 3 reps with 35kg on chins today, dat feel when you could still do chin ups if you weighed 270lb, such a good feel.
     
  3. Coldsnap

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    I've been doing standing cable flys for awhile now. Still don't like dumbell flys though.
     
  4. TRINI

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    Dudes, who makes good hooded fleece sweatshirts these days?
     
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    W+H?
     
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    Fits too slim.
     
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    A 5RM is estimated to be about 85% of a 1RM. If you're running a program like 5/3/1 or Texas Method, you will go above 85% frequently. (Anyway, where did that 85% number come from?)
     
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    I just bought a bunch of $7 FOTL specials from Walmart. Hoping they get nice with their first wash. I still love my Uniqlo sweatshirt but I feel like it's too nice for pit and neck stains
     
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    Trust me, those kind of studies are really not that useful and could not be run long enough to be worthwhile. A week won't do much to get ''used to'' a new technique.

    You want the best study out there? Train a full cycle (3-6 months) with a belt on most of the time. Train another full cycle without one. Compare. Mix and match. Do it again with your modifications. The only good study is the one you try for yourself. See TKJTG, he seems to train easily without a belt while Charly for example uses one. Personally, I can't replicate what TKJTG does without a belt. More power to him.

    The last part sounds right to me. I usually belt up when reaching around 225-245 lbs because for me, it's around that time that I feel that I need the belt to keep warming up properly. Don't belt up 100% of your lifts but it is an interesting tool when going heavy.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    I realize this. It's very hard to control. This belt thing will just be one of those never-ending pissing matches. ("I can lift more weight!" ... "So what? You're cheating, and I have stronger abs!")

    Every time this comes up I just need to remember that, as someone who never will be an elite athlete, it really doesn't matter all that much.
     
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    I keep getting wrist pains after sets of low-bar squats, any help?
     
  14. Coldsnap

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    Keep your wrists neutral
     
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    Yep, neutral wrists. Also, make sure the bar is not TOO low which makes it impossible to keep neutral wrists. I haven't had any wrist problems since I figured this out.

    You may also want to try a thumbless grip.
     
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    lululemon makes a good one. mine's like 8 years old and going strong.
     
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    i also have a lululemon sweatshirt. comfy as hell but the hood is weird on it, probably sw&d sacrelige too.
     
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    Had a great session today at the gym. Have slept 9+ hours for the last days, loaded up with carbs yesterday evening for todays session and I had the gym all by myself. Also had one of those technique revelations, this time for the squat.

    I gripped the bar in inch or so wider than usual to be able to place it further down on my delts (I do low bar) and widened my stance. Being 6'3 with long legs, I've always had issues with the squat but now the movement felt a lot more natural. Was able to get the prescribed weight and reps (+5 lbs from last week) for 3 sets of 5 easy so I pushed for +10 lbs for a triple. Figured I could increase more so I got +15 pounds up from last week for 4 reps. Feels good to finally be able to do 2 plate squat for reps.

    All other lifts went up too and I had more energy left at the end of the workout so I threw in some other stuff. Do you guys ever do the same? Do you always go with whats prescribed for the session or do you sometimes push for more weight, reps and sets if you feel you can handle it? The only bad about the latter could be that it takes away from your recovery, I guess.
     
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    I rarely follow 100% what I write down prior to the gym. I do a lot of changing around depending on how I feel. That's as far as accessory work goes, I follow my main lift weights and reps.
     
  20. mrchariybrown

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    The reasoning might be educated guessing and speculation... but the results are from years and years of experience from strong as fuck guys that have trained themselves and others. Isn't that enough?

    Nope, just because you don't use a belt for your warmups, doesn't mean your raw squat is increasing. If you really want to train your unbelted squat (which is fine if you don't compete), then just train it unbelted. Not rocket science everyone. :)



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