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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Stop rubbing it in. Agree about the genetics too. Calves are even worse. Calves are all about the insertion point of your lower ligaments.
     
  2. conceptionist

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    Mine was 26.75 at their largest. That was at 6'3, 210 lbs so they didn't look too big but finding pants was tough.

    While genetics probably play some role in your leg development and their size before lifting, I think most people can build quite big legs. Mine grew like 6" in three years, from fitting into a pair of APC new standards in size 31 to barely fitting into size 36 regular cut pants.
     
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    My calves are svelte. So are my arms. Broad shoulders, wide hips crew.
     
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    Wtf size 36?????
     
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    Yeah, a size 36 waist. L or XL or whatever it translates to. Or what do you mean? For instance I had a pair of Uniqlo +J wool pants in size 36 that were tight through the thighs. My actual waist at the time was not more than 33-34 so I had to get all pants tailored.
     
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    Damn. That's some insane gains.
     
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    I've always wanted to just chill on legs and have an awesome taper. But I just like doing legs a d lower back too much. Right now my chest is 40" arms are 14.75" and waist is 31". Best shape I've been it but would be cool if my waist was like 29 and everything else stayed the same lol.
     
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    I'm solidly in the manlet zone.
     
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    IT's just too much fun to add weight to the bar. I like the 29" waist idea.... hoping I can make that my limit going forward as well.
     
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    This is my problem. Too much fun putting weight in the bar. Fun getting to that point where people stop to watch your sets. I need to go on a long slow cut but I'm 20 lbs over my previous squat PR and still going strong on LP. And my bench and press are almost not poverty anymore.

    Don't want to buy all new clothes, though. Already have to take all my suit pants to get let out next week.

    I'm thinking about starting to eat at maintenance or slightly above and then dropping calories every week.
     
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    For a middle aged guy like me watching how much I lift is important. Really need to listen to what my body is telling me on any given day, be ready to pull some weight off if need be, and also need to not let a good day make me crazy and do something like toss an extra 20 or 30# on the bench because I'm feeling really good. To avoid injury it's all about restraint and slow, slow additions to weight. Warming up is also super important.
     
  12. indesertum

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    Low.back been injured for so long I think I bench more than I squat now
     
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    I think it's actually time to go on a cut. My weight just shot up again.

    Favorite cutting routines? Hate to lose all my gains.
     
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    For me a cut is mainly successful if I can still push myself in the gym. I've gone from 209ish to 155lbs, it's really simple. I just put my information in MyFitnessPal, put weight goal and eat to their caloric recommendation. To keep the energy up for the gym on workout days I'll eat very lean meals high carbs only around workout, eat grapes during workout for energy. Off days are 0 carb high fat, eating lots of bacon and fatty meats.
     
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    Keep the workouts, drop the calories.

    People who switch to "cutting routines" are forever small.
     
  16. Piobaire

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    Good shaker bottle suggestions?
     
  17. indesertum

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    I would just get the cheapest one on amazon and splurge on protein
     
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    I just get the free ones that come with your order whenever bodybuilding.com has their massive sales.
     
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    I should have gotten knee sleeves 30 lbs. ago. Pulled the trigger on some knockoff Rehbands for $10 on Amazon. Quality is surprisingly good. We'll see how long they last.

    It's ridiculous that a pair of Rehbands costs $80. That's more than a shorty wetsuit.
     
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    My Rehbands got stolen and I haven't replaced them since. Only squatting mid 300s, so doesn't feel like I NEED them. But must admit it took me a awhile to squat as confident without them.
     

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