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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. MarkI

    MarkI Senior member

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    wtf is this, i don't care how jacked you are, if you're lookin like casper gtfo
     
  2. TRINI

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    There's no sun in the UK.
     
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  3. Coldsnap

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    That vit D deficiency. Did i see this here, but I read recently that San Fran has the most sunshine out of the year but has the highest levels of vit D deficiency. I like in Pumping Iron the scene were everyone is sun tanning and napping together, everyone needs tan buddies.
     
  4. fuji

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    This is true. As a result this is what your average british person looks like

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    I know some really chavy girl who goes to this night so whenever she gets tagged on it I always look through the pics for some lolz.


    The whole getting shredded so you can get topless at deep house nights thing and fuck sluts doesn't really work in the UK when everyone here is inbred as shit. It's a bit better in London because not everyone here is british.
     
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  5. Coldsnap

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    That dude is so many British stereotypes rolled up into one.
     
  7. MarkI

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    How much for handmade Swedish animal pelts? :foo:
     
  9. Coldsnap

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    At what point is a lifter allowed to wear a tank top?
     
  10. MarkI

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    Only if you're jacked, drunk and tan

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  11. Coldsnap

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    Hah, my damn lacking shoulders!
     
  12. Cool The Kid

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    You have to at least know you have them before you start lifting though. Even if you can't fix them, at least know you have them to work around them.
     
  13. Cool The Kid

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    I found using sleeves and going deeper killed my patellar pain. IDK what your situation is but that could help
     
  14. joshmick

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    Okay guys, time to get my ass into gear. I've been reading around this thread and other sources, but would love you guys' direct advice, if you so desire!

    I just signed up for my company's gym program. I work in a hospital and they have just redesigned their internal gym, it is surprisingly nice, open 24/7 and hardly anyone uses it.

    I currently weigh 272 and would like to be down to 220 in a year's time. I think that's a fairly reasonable goal with that time period. I've read Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength and would like to focus mainly on barbell lifting like that, with 10-15 minutes of cardio to warm up. I'm thinking 4 days a week at about 45 minutes per visit.

    My question is, is it better for me to focus on muscle groups, like leg day/back day/arms-chest day, or do more full body complex movements? I am mainly interested in cutting weight and gaining definition.

    FWIW, I will also be bike-commuting all summer, so that is going to take care of a lot of my cardio needs.
     
  15. KingJulien

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    Buy the starting strength book, and do the program as described, where every workout is a full body workout. Bear in mind that the most important factor in losing weight will be your diet. I highly recommend counting your calories.

    Worry about the program in 6 months or so... for now it's just a distraction, do something simple like starting strength and focus on diet.
     
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    Great. I own the book and that was kind of my plan, so thanks for the input. I am a little skeptical of his "drink a shit ton of milk every day" model, but yea I will just count my calories and make sure they are coming from good sources.

    Any recommendations on supplements?
     
  17. fuji

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    At 272lb I'd be dubious if he can safely squat or deadlift. Yeah I don't think you need to do the gallon of milk a day thing.
     
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  18. cross22

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    That is not a general advice and certainly doesn't apply to your situation.
     
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  19. I<3Bacon

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    Almost sharted while front squatting last night. Good reminder to take care of business before heading to the gym.
     
  20. sonick

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    Any experience/insight on the new fangled powerlifting shoe (unfortunately branded on their 'crossfit' line) from Reebok designed by Mark Bell?

    Looks like a nice upgrade from Chucks, doesn't look too shabby either.

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