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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. Prada_Ferragamo

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    Tonight was the first time I've needed to wait for a bench to open up. It's usually crowded when I go, but I hadn't run into any waits until tonight. I'm not sure what was going on today, but it seemed like someone was constantly waiting for me to finish up wherever I was in the weight room.

    The cramped quarters, however, forced me to let this one dude work in with me on some incline barbell bench presses. I often consider my trips to the gym as my "me" time, but I often wonder what it'd be like to have a training partner. Pros? Cons?


    I prefer doing it by myself. You'll end up chatting more than working out if you go with a friend.
     


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    Even though today wasn't my cheat day, I am going to buy some ice cream since I feel like shit.
     


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    I prefer doing it by myself. You'll end up chatting more than working out if you go with a friend.

    That's what I'm afraid of. Hell, I'm intentionally anti-social at the gym because I don't want to be one of those guys who knows everyone and has to do the stop-and-chat over and over.
     


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    That's what I'm afraid of. Hell, I'm intentionally anti-social at the gym because I don't want to be one of those guys who knows everyone and has to do the stop-and-chat over and over.

    That's why I got my trust Shures. No body bothers me which also makes you unapproachable.
     


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    +1 to the loner workout. In-ear headphones and some hand gestures go a long way.
     


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    hi guys,,,
    I can't clearly have an understanding of your question.Yes is the most important thing for the health,It mobilizes the whole body and keeps a person active for the rest of the part of the day.
     


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    When I first started lifting I had a whole 'crew' and basically a private gym (college gym, 3 majors offered were art, architecture & engineer). It was great. Made great progress

    Once I got out of college though I pretty much kept to myself. A little small talk is cool, but when I'm in a rhythm I gotta keep moving.

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    Was it here where someone posted the musings of an Australian cycling coach on training methods?
     


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    WTF is up with the partial range of motion pull-ups? I saw three guys do pull-ups while I worked out. None of them had more than a 3-inch range of motion. What is the purpopse of that? Is it a bodybuilding "pump" mentality thing?
     


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    hi guys,,,
    I can't clearly have an understanding of your question.Yes is the most important thing for the health,It mobilizes the whole body and keeps a person active for the rest of the part of the day.


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    Thanks, guys! I thought I was possibly not having enough undereating meals, but it appears that I am doing fine. I've definitely been seeing results in my clothes and on the scale, I am cutting weight nice and slow about 1.5-2lbs a week, it's been almost a solid month since I've started and I am almost down 8lbs. I've also noticed a gain in strength as well, I am slowly hitting bigger numbers each week, if only I had the schedule of a student, I'd probably get even better results!
     


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    WTF is up with the partial range of motion pull-ups? I saw three guys do pull-ups while I worked out. None of them had more than a 3-inch range of motion. What is the purpopse of that? Is it a bodybuilding "pump" mentality thing?

    Yeah, I hear you. Total waste of time. Can't imagine what they are thinking, other than a "look, I too can do 10 pullups, never mind I only move up and down a couple of inches" mentality.

    Another mistake people do is to subscribe to the mistaken belief that excessively wide grip pullups are somehow better for the lats. The reduced ROM with a super wide grip is worse than placing the hands at a sane slightly wider than shoulder width grip and focusing on full ROM.
     


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    If one can't do a single proper pull-up, I totally understand why one would want to do negative pull-ups (jump to the top, lower slowly) and such. As for the 3" ROM pump stuff, that's beyond me.

    Some days I wish I looked like Dave Tate or some other powerlifter... case-in-point: today some skinny-fat dude was complaining loudly in the locker room about how he can't squat or dead b/c of his "injured" lower back and how those movements are very dangerous to your back. I almost had a mind on me to say:

    "Maybe YOU just don't know how to fucking squat"

    But I restrained myself.
     


  13. Tooch4321

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    If one can't do a single proper pull-up, I totally understand why one would want to do negative pull-ups (jump to the top, lower slowly) and such. As for the 3" ROM pump stuff, that's beyond me.

    Some days I wish I looked like Dave Tate or some other powerlifter... case-in-point: today some skinny-fat dude was complaining loudly in the locker room about how he can't squat or dead b/c of his "injured" lower back and how those movements are very dangerous to your back. I almost had a mind on me to say:

    "Maybe YOU just don't know how to fucking squat"

    But I restrained myself.


    That you for making me laugh and choking on my coffee! I have no more knee pain or back pain since I started doing squats and deads again, people are fucking retarded...
     


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    Diet's been out the window for five days... [​IMG]
     


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    I have question about the weight loss. I have tried many things like exercise and tablets but didn't work out. So, please tell me something permanent solution of this.
     


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