Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    Ok, well it seems that all my heavy lifting yesterday has caused my tricep to spasm uncontrollably this morning. Fucking thing won't stop twitching.
     
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    Huh, so that's why I'm not throwing up more weight? Maybe there's something more than that also...
     
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    Was talking about the kb snatch but specifying would've ruined the joke.

    I have them reasonably down with a 20kg bell. Working my way up to a 24.
     
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    /cue appropriate embarrassement for ruining the punchline
     
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    I love my bro accessory work. Drop set EZ bar preacher curls using ridiculously slow negatives and pulling explosively and squeezing at the top is giving me so much bicep pump. Did the same with close grip bench press today for the triceps, but it wasn't as good, may change to something, which isolate the triceps more next time.
     
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    Whoa, yesterday was a first for two things at the gym..

    One - first time I deadlifted against bands

    Two - first time I almost lost my grip during deadlifts. 315 and a double wrapped #4. Not too hard but first set of 5, I barely hung on at the top.

    Felt heavier at the top than the 515 I pulled a couple weeks back.

    Had to strap up for the second set. I should have definitely chalked up for the first set, I didn't know the #4 doubled around was going to provide that much tension at the top.

    My forearms are sore today - which NEVER happens. Me rike a rot.
     
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    Cool The Kid Senior member

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    Ha thanks man.

    I think the formulas are BS. During my first cut, over which time I lost a whopping 10lb over a summer, I treated a calculated figure as gospel. Turns out it was a couple hundred calories too high. The real only way to learn your maintenance is just count the calories of what you eat over a period and put that against your weight. I did this for about a month, and I think I have my maintenance estimated within +200kcal.

    Me + wifey shop almost completely separately... I think you should at least have 1-2 of your own meals a day, w/one just being a good lb or so of lean meat + maybe a little salad. Not to say carbs are evil, but switching to a higher protein meal plan will help keep needless water weight off.
     
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    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Yup, a lot of truth to this. Those formulas are fine for a starting point which you should adjust upon.

    Everyone is different and each individual's caloric needs to lose/maintain/gain can change too depending on changes in their metabolic rate from a variety of circumstances (exercise, nutrition, stress, medical issues).



    On a side note..

    I think a lot of active people really underestimate their body's metabolism (given it isn't crashed). I'm currently averaging 4000/day and I can't break 195 (so I'll have to increase cals). I don't know why I see so many (active) guys averaging 2000 calories or less a day. Even 2500 or less boggles my mind unless the guy is under 160-170.
     
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    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Literally said "nice snatch!" to a girl in the gym yesterday.
     
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    This is so true.

    I've been struggling with my recovery and adding weight in the gym...I just came to the un-scientific conclusion that I simply was not eating enough (guy with a high metabolism here).

    I've never tried a "bulk" before, so I've completely ditched the IF/WD approach and am eating, literally, whatever I want. My only focus is eating enough protein 1-1.5g per day with no regard for carbs or fats.
     
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    This is exactly how I see things too. I mean, the H-B equation or calculated maintenance caloric intake is just that, only an estimate. If you take that as the ultimate truth, shave say 500 cals off from there and after a while nothing happens, something's amiss. That's why dieting can be a bitch, especially if you're not used to it and/or don't know your maintenance cals.
     
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    When I do squats I feel it more in my groin muscles more than anywhere else (still feel it other places as well). Is this indicative of any specific problems with my form?
     
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    This is usually the case for those who have a wide stance. Do you?
     
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    Yeah just means your using a wide stance, had it a lot when I started deadlifting sumo, but it went away pretty quick.
     
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    bahahahaha.

    totally want to say this to a girl now
     

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