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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    Yeah, some people won't have a problem from day 1, other people will find it impossible. Practice and repetition and it will get easier and easier. Just hold an empty bar in the rack position every day for a minute will help too.
     
  2. Teger

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    I know this is probably anathema to this thread but I started ... crossfit ... and never really been exposed to front squatting before now. What's tough is that my wrists/forearms fail long before my thighs/hamstrings/back.
     
  3. OccultaVexillum

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    Crossarmed is probably the easiest work around, followed by this:
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    But yeah just doing the movement will help a lot. Make sure the bar is sitting where it should and not rolling onto your delts (push your elbows UP), and try using different hand placement/width. It will be easier with a wider grip and only a few fingers on the bar. As you get better at it you can move your hands in a little bit and starting getting more fingers on.
     
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    As mentioned, keep elbows up throughout the movement. Don't let them drop.

    You'll be fine after a couple of weeks. Your wrists will get flexible enough pretty quickly.

    Make sure you're doing the movements properly: Check with Olympic weighlifting coaches, not crossfir coaches.
     
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    I went to a free class with some friends and it was actually kind of fun and really good anaerobic exercise. Even though they do like high rep complex exercises
     
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    Also if you come from a powerlifting background you're probably used to low back squat and lots of forward lean, whereas if you're doing front squats and cleans you need to stay as upright as possible.
     
  7. MGoCrimson

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    There's nothing wrong with Crossfit. There is something wrong with Crossfitters who do WODs to get better at WODs.
     
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    Okay guys brb winning pro card
     
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    It's kind of horrible and exhausting but I guess that's good for you. It's awful to have to run a bunch then come in and bust out some thrusters, but gets you back in shape real fucking quick
     
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    4 reals?
     
  11. MGoCrimson

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    Men's version of bikini?
     
  12. TeeKay

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    2nd place fuck it im doing powerlifting
     
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    Confused?
     
  14. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Senior member

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    what's the go to mid-tier bro-friendly clothing brand for normal but nice stuff? My uniqlo is falling apart and i'm ready for an upgrade.
     
  15. MGoCrimson

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    MTM or bespoke everything, duh
     
  16. Szeph el raton

    Szeph el raton Senior member

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    I'm poor so nearly everything I own is Suitsupply... still contemplating to one day go MTM.
    Polos are Kent Wang, you can get those RTW (roughly like RL SlimFit) or MTM.
     
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  17. GraphicNovelty

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    yeah everything is tailored, but a bit of stretch and an ability to do neck/sleeve on shirts (and not a super slim style) is what i'm after.

    A buddy suggested RL Polo, which actually seems about right.
     
  18. MGoCrimson

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    All my shirts are from Luxire, are comparable to my old Barba etc in material and construction quality, and they fit perfectly.
     
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    My dream pants would be super tapered with a mid-high rise and stretch. They don't exist.

    I use Luxire for shirts, but they don't really have fabrics that have stretch. I sent then a MTM shirt I had made and have made slight adjustments -- at this point the fit is really dialed in.

    For pants, I wear a lot of Wings + Horns. Also Blue Blue Japan stretch chinos (amazing) which are roughly ~$140 proxied from Japan with the weak Yen.

    If you want really generic stuff, Club Monaco is a better alternative to Uniqlo. If you skip over the polo shirts and other terrible shit, they sell a lot of good, work appropriate basics that get pretty discounted. Their 100% wool sweaters are great and durable, and their dress pants are well-patterned.

    For suits/jackets, SuitSupply or Eidos on sale (I'll buy if it's sub-$400)

    You only need like 2-3 ties - I like Kent Wang or Bigi.

    Belts, spend some money and get 2 tubo belts from No Man, you'll be set for life.

    Shoes, I wear a lot of Tricker's (sub $200 all the time on eBay/Grailed), Meermin and Alden.
     
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  20. indesertum

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    I hate the low armholes on the uniqlo blazers. Love the fabrics and the cut tho. But never again. Would rather MTM
     

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