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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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    My right ulnar nerve is a motherfucker, constantly giving me shit. Some people just genetically have short nerves that don't allow a lot of gliding room. As crazy as that sounds.
     
  2. TeeKay

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    Yep it's possible it's a neck injury.

    Could also be brachial plexopathy or a peripheral neuropathy. My bet is you're gonna get diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
     
  3. TeeKay

    TeeKay Senior member

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    Coldsnap if it is impinged at the elbow there's a very simple surgery that would correct that. Could talk to an ortho doc if it's bothering you that much.
     
  4. gort

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    Some might have "open gym" you could utilize.
     
  5. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

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    Yea, once I get dat Obama Care I'm gonna see an ortho and at least get an MRI in that area to see what's going on. I have no elbow pain, it's all in my brachial plexis or whatever that's called. I still have pretty shitty mechanics with that shoulder, but as it gets better and stronger that problem is slowly clearing up.

    I have a suspicion it's mostly a mix of genetics and poor shoulder position.
     
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  6. Eason

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    No food everyday until 1pm crew checking in
     
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    This is what you want to do.

    Since you work to 5, you might even want to do two pre workout meals. I like mine to be no more than 400-500 cals. If they're bigger than this I tend to get that sleepy feeling, which you want to avoid pre lifting.

    You want to have as many carbs as possible after you lift so if you might wanna try to cut out the carbs in the first pre workout meal and only take them with the second.

    Both of the meals together shouldn't exceed 30-40% of your daily cals.

    Something like this:

    1 PM: 40-50g protein and 20-30g fats
    3-4 PM: 40-50g protein, 40-75g carbs some fat
    5.30 Lift: if intraworkout - 20g peptopro / 5g leucine with 40-75g fast absorbing carb powder
    Or - 40-75g carb powder during and 45g protein powder afterwards.

    7pm: huge post workout: 75-100g protein, very little fat, 200-300g carbs
    9pm: last meal: rest of your macros - should be around 40-60g slow protein, some fat and whatever carbs you have left.

    Macros are just estimates from what I do but they're good suggestions that go in hand with what Leangains and Carb Backloading suggests.

    If you have one pre workout, simply skip the first protein and fat meal and shift the other meals earlier.

    For the carb powder these are some options, from cheap to expensive:
    Dextrose
    Maltodextrin
    Waxy Maize Starch
    Highly chained branched anino acids (think its called that)

    I just do dextrose powder intra and a whey/casein shake post. John meadows swears by peptopro (casein hydrolysate) and the better carb powders and uses it for all his clients. Some other big names like it too. I'm gonna give peptopro for intrashake a go when I'm back home. It's said to massively reduce dons and increase recovery which I've noticed from just the intra carbs. My sessions are 1.5-2h though so if you're quick in the gym you probably don't need it.

    You can fast longer like some guys here, and I've tried it. It is not optimal for gaining muscle but could be very effective for fat loss if done correctly. My performance in the gym gets better with some real food a couple hours before lifting.
     
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  9. TeeKay

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    When I was on IF I fasted till 5pm. Coffee and BCAAs helped tremendously.
     
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    That feeling of getting stronger after stalling for the past 3-4 weeks. Worked up to singles on banded bench, with loads of volume.

    I strongly recommend resistance bands for those looking to add variety to their workouts and to break thru plateaus.
     
  11. gort

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    Saw older gentleman taking his teenage son to the gym today teaching him how to lift. Proceeded to show him how to do 1/2 ROM leg press. Poor young chap.
     
  12. skeen7908

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    I fast 20 hours or so now (6pm-10pm eating)

    I used to eat lunch. Would just make me crash at about 4-5 right when i was about to go to the gym

    Easier just to fast all the way through, then all calories peri-workout.

    I just use dextrose powder as my preworkout carb source. It is very cheap in bulk.

    All this goes out the window on the weekend though


    Edit: saves a fuckload of time, money and effort not having to worry about eating at work.
    Also, you get used to it quickly and actually enjoy the fasting: makes me feel very alert and energetic
     
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  13. Tigerprawn

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    +1 skeen. I fasted all day til 8-midnight and it's very liberating not to have to think about food all day.

    I'm retraining my DL and trying to be more explosive, quick, and efficient. Pulled my 370x5 very well without having to grind. Can't wait to attempt 5wheels+
     
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  14. Crat

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    Hehe, no food everyday till 8pm crew checking in. Water/ green tea/ black coffee. Eating approx 8 till midnight. IF ftw. : )


    Tiger, what program do you use to train ur DL?


    Trying 1RMs today. Probably bad idea to go to bed at 3am last night :/
     
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  15. Cool The Kid

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    OK another form check. I think I fixed a lot of issues
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    One thing I have realized is my flexibility sucks. My hams, quads, lower back and adductors are all tight as fuck. I can't sit Indian style. So I am working on that on my off days. Any ideas on that end?
     
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  16. mrchariybrown

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    I can't see what your feet are doing.. but besides that, your form looks alright for the most part. Little things I would change here and there but nothing that really stands out. Overall, heading in the right direction.

    I can't sit indian style either.
     
  17. Lagrangian

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    one thing you might want to consider sometime in the future is that if you start to tilt forward (ie. use your back to get the bar up) you can try to shift your elbows so they're under the bar instead of behind it. I find it helps in keeping the torso upright and lessens the tendency for the hips to come up first.

    just an observation and different folks squat differently.
     
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  18. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    ^ yep, that was probably the only minor thing I could think of.
     
  19. tesseract

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    I found I can 1rm dead lift more without straps yesterday.
     
  20. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I think most people can.. or at least I hope so.
     

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