Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Senior member

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    Goblet squats. I think they will be the key to wifey getting the squat down.
     
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    Love some goblet squats
     
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    any ideas resources on how to incorporate metcon or hiit and plyometric into one's training?

    i played basketball for two hours today and while I feel a lot stronger, I was totally out of shape, and can't jump very high
     
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    anyone take testosterone supplements?

    if so, what is the effect on physical appearance, etc...
    thanks
     
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    any ideas resources on how to incorporate metcon or hiit and plyometric into one's training?

    i played basketball for two hours today and while I feel a lot stronger, I was totally out of shape, and can't jump very high


    Do Insanity.
     
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    Wasn't sure where else to put this, and even though I'm sure it's been discussed to death on here, my search skills are weak today...

    I was thinking of beginning the Starting Strength program starting probably this coming week. For someone who weighs 155 lbs and is 6'5" (read: very little muscle development), are there any other exercises, etc. that I should be doing in addition? Thanks.

    EDIT: My main goal at the moment is just generally to "get in shape". I know that's vague, but whatever.
     
  7. Pilot

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    ^^^ I would say no. Just start with the basic starting strength routine and work up from there. once you get stronger add more stuff in.

    Routine critique time.


    Most exercises are a 3x8 unless specified.

    Day 1:
    barbell flat or inclined bench
    push press or strict press
    flat db bench (if i did inclined barbell)
    slight incline flys
    front and side shoulder raises with dumbells
    abs

    Day 2:
    Deadlift 1x10, 2x5, 1x2-3
    One arm row
    pullups
    bent over row or seated rows (seems redundant with one arm rows)
    abs

    Day 3:
    Back Squats 1x10, 2x6, 1x3
    leg press (occasionally)
    skull crushers
    barbell curl
    dips
    seated curls with db

    As i've posted about before I don't have a very consistent schedule i do those workouts back to back for 6 days straight when I'm home, then manage pushups, abs, and running on the road.

    Diet is where I want it to be.

    I think i need to add some more volume to my workouts. I never really feel much of a "pump" would adding smaller accessory workouts on top do some good?

    What would you add?

    I've been seeing strength gains and i'm about as strong as i think i'm gonna get at this weight without ramping up my calories.
     
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    IMO feeling the 'pump' is redundant for hypertrophy (even Schwarzenegger admitted that his famous line is mostly bs) - other than that, what are your goals man? Top end strength, explosiveness, size, what?

    Given that I'm a brute strength kind of dude myself, I'd obviously take a shitload of stuff out, but somehow I fathom that's not the case here
     
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    I used to be all about strength, but I've changed a bit. I still am fairly strong. I'm going more of the looks department now. I'm almost 6'1 180-185, close to single digit body fat. I'd like to have more dense muscles, because frankly I'm not going to nor do I want to put on much mass (i keep my calories anywhere from 1800-2500 a day, not gonna put on any size with that).

    And I'm aware the "pump" is just a vanity thing, but I always leave my workouts feeling like i could do more. I go as heavy as I can on every lift too.

    I realize i wasn't that clear. I want to get ripped up and have "denser" muscles.
     
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    I think I weigh enough and Im strong enough that I should start cutting weight now.I'm 175lb and like 12-15% BF, but I want to get to single digit, I'm not gonna do any cardio or hiit or anything like that. Im gonne stick to lifting and just drop caloric intake to a third what it is now and lower the amount of carbs I eat and try keep protein at 300g a day. I'm guessing my lifts are gonna drop a lot.
     
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    Had a fantastic day in the gym. All the bitching I've been doing finally got me mad enough to move some weight around.

    Deadlifted 365 (2x bw) today. Heaviest I've gone in a long time.

    and I was able to finish off my last set of one armed rows with 100lb 5 reps. Felt great.
     
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    I realize i wasn't that clear. I want to get ripped up and have "denser" muscles.

    Right, I get you. I guess if you desire more volume, you could bump the sets and reps up to somewhere in the ballpark of 4-5 sets for 10-12. I wouldn't still recommend that for deads or squats, but for anything else it's worth a try. And, although I will catch some shit for this, you could add some isolation movements too if you feel that'd work well.

    But still, I suggest you take this with a huge grain of salt (so to speak) - I'm pretty out of touch with 4 & 5-day splits and bb type of routines. I shrivel up and die if I do high volume.

    I'm guessing my lifts are gonna drop a lot.

    They shouldn't - stagnate, yes, but if everything tanks shit is going wrong. Especially since you're starting with a fairly low bf.
     
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    Pilot, I'm not sure what you mean when you say you want more "dense" muscles. But I think the answer lies in a cut. Something tells me you are not as deep into the single digit BF range (if at all) as you think. Depending on genetics you can have a 6 pack and still be in the (low) doubles. Once you get down to the leanness you want, bulk super slow.
     
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    ^^ i agree. I'm probably closer to 11-12%. I've only been single digits when I was riding my bike a couple hundred miles a week.
    Right, I get you. I guess if you desire more volume, you could bump the sets and reps up to somewhere in the ballpark of 4-5 sets for 10-12. I wouldn't still recommend that for deads or squats, but for anything else it's worth a try. And, although I will catch some shit for this, you could add some isolation movements too if you feel that'd work well. But still, I suggest you take this with a huge grain of salt (so to speak) - I'm pretty out of touch with 4 & 5-day splits and bb type of routines. I shrivel up and die if I do high volume.
    Thats probably what i'll do, up my reps maybe move up to 4 sets. try that for a month or two and see if I like the results. Appreciate the advice guys
     
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    I've been a runner since I was a kid, and up until about a month ago I've been balancing a new job that requires me to travel daily, so theres not much time to go for 5 mile runs. One exercise I've been doing lately that has had awesome results is sprinting in place in my hotel room. What I do is lean against the wall, and sprint 100% for 30 seconds with 1.5 minute breaks. I repeat this 10 reps and have actually lost more weight doing this versus running. I admit, its not easy doing this 10 reps while staring at a wall, but the results have been great so far. Just thought I'd throw this out there for people whos work schedules conflict with your real life.
     

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