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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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    Getting robbed on ebay is near impossible with all the seller and buyer protection programs they have. Just ship with a tracking number, that's the only thing the seller needs to do to make sure they are covered. Ebay is mindless and people over pay on that website, so it's my go to. The only thing is ebay fee and paypal fee sucks, but it's convenient.

    For craigslist meet at a police station parking lot. If the buyer is legit they will be happy to do it, because it protects them from showing up to an unknown location with hundreds in cash.
     
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  2. Cool The Kid

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    keh.com is a great site. You wont get what you'd get if you sold it on your own but it's worth skipping the hassle. I buy and sell from them all the time. They are the premier second hand camera dealer.
     
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    Fees are a little under 15% - not horrible based on the traffic driven to your auction and the protections provided.
     
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    What lenses do you have? My gf only has the close up lens but lost her mid-range one. Are they cross-compatible across models?
     
  5. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Senior member

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    I think they only fit on Nikon cameras.

    BTW, cutting related question. Going to 2000 kcals and adding 30 mins on the elliptical 3x/wk after my lifts. Is this too aggressive? Was seeing slow progress at 2200 kcals as commented earlier and everyone said I should be losing faster, so figured I'd up my game but wasn't sure if I was being too aggressive. Still keeping my protein up to 160g/day and lifting 3x/wk so I don't think muscle loss should be a huge problem, right?
     
  6. Cool The Kid

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    Nikon F mount lenses fit on all Nikon DSLRs.

    I have been kind of loose with my diet lately... still losing a little bit though. I am supposed to be at about 2200 and I'm gonna start biking for half an hour every day I can, which will probably add up to like 3-5 days a week. I will give it a month and let you see how it goes. I think you should be fine though.
     
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    What do you weigh? That should be taken into consideration for the amount of protein you eat.
    How often you lift is not very important. How often you hit the muscle and the volume (tonnage) is important in this case. Either way, muscle loss will almost certainly be a fact.
     
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    I've been hovering around 190 for a week or two now. Looking to drop 30 lbs. I'm guessing LBM is 140-150? IDK.

    Anyways, I've read a bunch about strength loss being an issue but muscle consumption being largely negligible as long as you're not running an extreme deficit or super lean (assuming you're lifting regularly and getting adequate protein/water/sleep obviously). RHET loves proving me wrong on this shit, tho, which is what I'm looking for if it's called for.
     
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  9. Cool The Kid

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    I am averaging about 10lbs down on my bench n squat every 2 months. Im not stressing it though, I know the snap back will be righteous.
     
  10. conceptionist

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    160g should be enough if your LBM is around 150.
     
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    booked a holiday to rome instead. I suppose being 19 she can justify acting like an idiot, but i probably should have some sense eventually.
     
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    Damn, that's a lot of weight. How have the other things such as waist measurement been going?

    I shed a lot of weight quickly the first few weeks, but it's slowed down a lot since early April. Only about 10 pounds since the first week of April, but I keep losing in the waist; about 4 inches in that time. I originally thought I'd need to drop about 70 pounds when I started. But right now, I'm only 4 inches bigger in the waist than I was at my lightest three years ago, but a good 35 pounds heavier. So I don't know; I suspect I'll still need to drop about 20 pounds, but it's looking like I might end up leaner at a heavier weight than I was at three years back.

    tl;dr maybe you don't need to drop that much weight.
     
  13. Khayembii Communique

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    I'm wondering if I do, but it's at least a good goal for an aggressive cut.

    FWIW I just weighed myself before taking a piss, was 191, then after was 186? Weighed myself like four more times and it kept coming out to 186 so maybe I've been losing and my scale's just fucked. :facepalm:

    Not sure about waist, but my girlfriend said I looked skinnier today lol
     
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    A lot of scales do this. I almost never get an accurate first reading on mine.
     
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    One month later. I can already tell I'm off and need to work before I'm at heavier weights. Should my hips be lower? Thanks for the help guys
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    yea, and lower back straighter...
     
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    tighten core more, chest up more at the bottom position, chin down, and most importantly, dip deeper into your hips and legs at the bottom position... if you can't get deeper into your stance, lower the weight and focus on using more leg drive, pop the hips forward just as you would a squat. your form is not terrible, but you definitely want to fix that before getting any heavier... and even at the weight you're currently at.

    if you still can't get a bit deeper into your stance then go do some yoga and work on your flexibility :)

    edit: on second glance, i really think your biggest issue is not getting deep enough into the stance... i feel like if you dropped your hips more it would help with your other issues a bit as well.

    one good tip is doing squats before deadlifts... i'm not sure what your program entails, but doing squats with relatively heavy weight (maybe up to 70-80% of your max for 1-2 sets) as a warm up for deadlifts will help you "feel" the lift better, as well.
     
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    You just need to take off your shoes, learn how to get the hips down (but not so low you squat the weight up) and have a straight back.
    If you don't know how a good position is "supposed" to feel, I'm certain you need to lower the weight a lot and relearn deadlifts completely.
    Go back to 135 lbs and make a lot of sets of low reps with perfect technique. 5-10 sets of 3 reps. Film. Do it every time you train. That way you'll correct it faster.
     
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  20. Khayembii Communique

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    Well, at 187.0 for my official weigh in which means I'm down 8 lbs. Not bad, but that's like 1.1 lbs/wk. Cutting the cals and upping the cardio should help bump up that figure. 27 more lbs to go. Hoping to get to like 175 at least before I move.
     

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