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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. jaydc7

    jaydc7 Senior member

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    ^what does not being able to hold the weight have to do with form?
     


  2. Rikkar501

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    If you can't grip the weight naturally then perhaps you should drop it, do more reps, and work on your form. Or try a new exercise.

    No, you work on your grip strength so you can hold the weight. You can't just drop the deadlift because you "can't hold it".
     


  3. horton

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    Oh, and I bought some lengths of chain. 2 ~10lb 8ft lengths. That was the heaviest chain I saw at Home Depot. I'm not 100% sure what I want to do with them yet, but I put one on for pull ups today. Attached it around my waist with a simple "S" link. I am hoping that weighted pulls ups, chin ups, push ups, and inverted rows will boost my bench and overhead press. I'm not sure how to attach a chain for push ups yet.

    i've seen people use this for benching. i think the idea is that when the bar is down (near your chest) there are more links resting on the floor (and thus lighter) and as you press up more links lift with it increasing the resistance. Thus more resistance in your strong portions of lift

    Seems too complicated for me, but probably has some merit as trying to incrementally increase total
     


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    A nice back workout today, got my lats really burning. Don't know if its the EC stack just working its magic or what, just happy I got a decent workout as I've been down with the flu for almost a wk.

    Also, if you do DLs w/ mixed grip, just reverse the grip on the next set, that way you'll at least run minimal risk of getting any imbalances.
     


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    ^^^Ever try this combo for lats?

    Superset: Wide Lat Pulldowns with DB Pullovers. [​IMG] You WILL feel those.
     


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    Lagrangian Senior member

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    ^^^Ever try this combo for lats?

    Superset: Wide Lat Pulldowns with DB Pullovers. [​IMG] You WILL feel those.


    I keep hearing good things abt pullovers, I'll definitely try to incorporate that on the next back wo. Suppose the set works equally well if the pulldowns are replaced by wide grip (unweighted) pull-ups?
     


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    I keep hearing good things abt pullovers, I'll definitely try to incorporate that on the next back wo. Suppose the set works equally well if the pulldowns are replaced by wide grip (unweighted) pull-ups?

    Certainly should. Pullovers have probably made the most difference in lats for me, both width and thickness.
     


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    awesome session last night. got bored so went back to bodypart splits

    close-grip, 225 x 10, 275 x 8, 315 x 5, 335 x 4

    triceps ladders

    weighted dips with 135, 3 x 10

    push press, 165 x 10, 185 x 8, 205 x 7, 225 x 6

    lat raises

    upright rows

    barbell curls, 135 x 10, 165 x 8, 185 x 6, 205 x 4

    hammer curls

    rope climbs
     


  10. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Just got back from the hospital,

    15

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    pounds

    Just 1 week and lost 15 fucking pounds from the fucking chinese who didn't have a place to shit so he did it in my food, all the time and effort I put in working my ass off at the gym in the last 4 months, paying out the ass to import protein powder to this fucking country, all fucking gone in 1 week. now excuse me as I go back to the bathroom for the 20th time to shit water and blood.

    One more day on the IV and it should improve they said.
     


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    Hang in there dude, I'm pretty sure once you get that thing beat you'll gain the mass back and fast. I understand your frustration totally, being down with any sickness sucks big time.
     


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    That sucks eason, you always seem to be sick.

    For some reason my biceps are the only muscles that never get sore after a workout. Maybe I'm not working them enough?
     


  13. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    I always *am* sick. First time for food poisoning, though.

    hope things will get better when I move out of the city to the seaside

    Do you have a workout partner? Try towel curls for your biceps, do it after at least 6 sets of other biceps ex.
     


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    awesome session last night. got bored so went back to bodypart splits

    close-grip, 225 x 10, 275 x 8, 315 x 5, 335 x 4

    triceps ladders

    weighted dips with 135, 3 x 10

    push press, 165 x 10, 185 x 8, 205 x 7, 225 x 6

    lat raises

    upright rows

    barbell curls, 135 x 10, 165 x 8, 185 x 6, 205 x 4

    hammer curls

    rope climbs


    You did 335x4 for a close grip bench press? What do you work with for a normal bench press?
     


  15. magogian12345

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    That sucks eason, you always seem to be sick.

    For some reason my biceps are the only muscles that never get sore after a workout. Maybe I'm not working them enough?


    Try negative curls or negative barbell curls.
     


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