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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. tesseract

    tesseract Senior member

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    Natty bb is fucked up. 4 weeks out tk looked crazy, full muscles, vascular, proportionate. Apparently getting to the lowest bodyfat is more important than all of those things.
     
  2. Coldsnap

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    Ah okay, so I guess it's more about being cut. I saw RP bitch about how at these national contest all their clients got docked points for being too large. I must not understand bodybuilding #58 looks like a bro who does 10 pushups a day and #62 looks like he dieted 1 week out.
     
  3. ridethecliche

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    Yeah. F shows, just get swoleeee!
     
  4. Coldsnap

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    No shit, reading the new issue of power magazine. Flipped through an interview with that Christmas Abbott girl and she runs a crossfit gym down the street.
     
  5. Eason

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    If it makes you feel better, there was some recent research showing that people who do an excess amount of running (40k a week+) had the same amount of plaque in their heart than completely inactive fatties. Apparently, too much cardio causes plaque build-up.
     
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    It's true -- it's more of a dieting contest rather than who has the best physique or muscular development. I think it's bad for the sport.

    For me to have been competitive in this comp I would have had to lose probably 8-10 more pounds...and tbh I don't think it's worth it.
     
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    I keep getting weird twinges in my left foot for a couple days after leg days. Tough to describe, but noticeable anytime I'm barefoot. On a good day I can do leg press loaded with 630 lbs of plates, don't bother with actual squats.

    I just wear running shoes when I'm lifting, so is this a sign I need to pick up some weightlifting shoes? I might pick up some Chucks but could spring for AdiPowers or something similar if they're worthwhile. I also have custom orthotics (collapsing arch in my left foot). I might be able to ditch the orthotics during leg days with a proper weightlifting shoe.
     
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    Lawl.
     
  9. Evolve

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    If you lost another 8-10 lbs, you'd look like a borderline anorexic/DYEL'er. Just sayin'...
     
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    yeah because weightlifting shoes are absolutely critical for the leg press.
     
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    I'm a tall and lanky guy, don't trust myself to do squats with good form without injuring myself. I'm not training to compete in powerlifting. But hey, I'm open to feedback; if leg press and this thing: http://www.lifefitness.com/commercial/hammerstrength/plateloaded/lowerbodytorso/vsquat.html aren't going to get the job done, maybe I'll start to work on squats.
     
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    I wouldn't buy weightlifting shoes if you aren't oly lifting or at the very least squatting, for it would be a waste of money. I'd try using a lacrosse ball (or whatever small torture instrument you have) on the soles of you feet to see if you can work any tightness away.
     
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    Almost everyone should be able to hit depth in a squat, tall and lanky guys with longer femurs just have to squat a bit differently from the shorter and stockier builds.
    I'm 6'3 btw, with long femurs and thought I couldn't hit proper depth for a long time. Now I can back squat ATG without rounding the back. Its just about finding a good squatting style for your proportions.

    Work on you mobility if you're not flexible. As a tall guy with longer femurs, you need good ankle dorsiflexion, lower back flexibility and to be able to open up your hips and shove the knees out to the sides. You should try to take a wider stance and let the knees travel more forward over the toes. Sitting far back in the squat does not work as well for those with longer femurs and will often lead to butt wink (lower back rounding).
     
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    Thanks for the pointers guys, much appreciated!
     
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    Front squatting might work better for your proportions.
     
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    People are just as bad at not hitting depth on leg press as they are on squat. Dat 1/2 ROM leg press with 6 plates on each side.. SMH.
     
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    That v squat machine is probably good enough for building up the legs tbh. Looks like it does the job of a hack squat machine.
     
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  19. Khayembii Communique

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    I don't think you're supposed to "hit depth" on leg press. Frankly I think most people go too deep on it.
     
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    I go almost as deep as my hip joint flexibility will allow without letting my lower back come off the back pad. But I could definitely go deeper on the v squat machine, something I'm starting to work on.
     
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