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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

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    11 days and counting to contest. At 181lbs and want to get down to 178 CAN IT BE DONE?

    Hitting cardio daily now. :(
     
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    Dude, I can drop from 265 to 259 after I take one shit.
     
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    Make sure all extensions are disabled, particularly ad blockers. Try a different browser, such as IE. Might help.
     
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    Yea clear cookies. That site is bullshit
     
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    I barely even take shits anymore. Keto problems.
     
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    Guessing it's in reference to you being injured quite frequently if I recall.



    In reference to this argument I like to get a lot of volume in when I train over a lot of rep ranges. Like between say 50-3 reps on legs and more like 20-5 on upper body. So on squat days I usually do a set of around 35ish, set of 20, 15, 12, 8, 5, 3 then maybe 2 back down sets at like 12 and 20. The only ones I'll push to failure are the last 3. I'm not gonna be able to get anywhere near that volume if I try go to failure on each set. If I go put up like 110kgx20, 120kgx15 I'm not gonna make it to 160x3. I'll get like 2-3 sets in and be done. Would rather get 8 sets in where the last few were to failure, but the first 5 or 6 still stimulated some growth and made me stronger. I can usually get like 140kg for 8-10, but 5 reps is still gonna make me grow.
     
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    I cheated on my high school gf once and blamed it on keto. Wasn't even in ketosis, just 3 days of only eating meat made me sad.
     
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    Me and my famous B cup, I need to get stronger after this cut. 300 x 3 still a PR but I should have gotten 4, I've had set of 5-8 where the first rep looked harder. Dropping that much weight really does change your leverages, a single miss step in my form and the weight crushes me; I've missed 240lbs before. Some reason all my squats look high on video, but I train with fellow powerlifters/strongman and ask them to watch depth, I asked greg this and he said it's because YouTube is under 60fps and compresses video. Got some work to do still though..

    first rep

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    I think we know what happened here.
     
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    @Coldsnap good job keeping a big chest and open despite good morning-ing the weight
     
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    Thank you, as my quads get stronger I am able to stay more vertical. It's weird though if I keep my chest big and pointing forward at the bottom during a lowbar squat I loose it behind me because my torso is freakishly short.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear that :(
     
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    Um. Maybe it's just me, but that form looks awful.
     
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    Ugh, fasted cardio makes me feel like such shit afterward. Mad lightheaded and weak
     
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    Post better? There's really no form to it, it's a lowbar squat and you roll with your proportions that you have. And FYIW I can highbar 275lbs, I actually do more highbar than lowbar work at this point.

    Looks similar like this dudes, knees even come in. He does bury it though.

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    Nah, his form don't look awful. A few things that needs fixing. But far from "awful."
     
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    Thanks! So far in my form I've fixed head looking forward and elbows pointing down, when I use to go over 250lbs I'd immediately go back to my elbows way behind my back and face completely down looking at the floor. I gotta get stronger though. But hey I squatted 308 for a brutal single at my meet in Nov weighing 198lbs or so, hit 300 x 3 at 175lbs a few months later; I think that's decent for someone who sucks at lifting!

    What would you say I need to change? Stronger quads, stronger upper back tightness?
     
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    I'd just work on core strength and beefing up that back, and also try to push your knees out slightly more on the descent so that your hips are closer to your center of gravity, so that you can have a more vertical back.

    Those are some really nice improvements. Dropped like 25 pounds, and hitting near your 1rm for a triple only 5 months later. I wish I had that kind of improvement.
     
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    The main thing that looked bad was his hips firing an him falling forward, forcing to almost good morning the weight up. Otherwise, fairly good -- always room for nitpicks.
     

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