Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. db_ggmm

    db_ggmm Senior member

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    16.5 shoulder? Maybe. I have a Small ToJ gray oxford that fits good right now, although winter bulk will kill it. What is a "CT" shirt?
     


  2. fuji

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    On the subject of shirts I bought a bunch of uniqlo heat tech T shirts. They fit just like the normal T shirts, well maybe a little bit slimmer, but they're made of some crap plasticy material so unlike the normal 100% cotton ones they don't stretch out throughout the day so I can look bro as fuck all day long.
     
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    jarude Senior member

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    i bought a lululemon t-shirt which is the same idea, its my go-to bar shirt as it makes even the skinniest bish look bro'd out.
     


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    :thumbs-up:

    There's a guy in my philosophy class who must own 5 of the same grey Nike Pro Combat fitted baselayer shirts. EVERY SINGLE FUCKING DAY, sitting next to his hopeful-girlfriend. Sheesh.

    Oh, and he's probably only a size small.

    I've seen my back and shoulders get bigger as a biproduct of heavier squatting just because of the stabilization you need as that bar gets heavier. I bet now that I've learned a bit more about front squats that my arms will start seeing benefits too as I employ that motion more and more.
     
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    I should post this in pissing me off but I'll bitch to you people instead: 2 things today - my fucking elbows seem to be falling apart. Every type of overhead tri lift/extension makes my elbows feel like they've got 50lbs of pressure in the joints. Is this some sort of tennis elbow shit? WTF. Also, I strained a muscle in my back and the bitch isn't healing up.

    Secondly, I was dicking around Nieman's today and couldn't fit into a god damn suit jacket. I'm a fucking 46/48 now and I couldn't even get into a 50 in any of the italian styles. Fucking muscles. And people wonder why I wear polo shirts and jeans all the time.
     
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    Heavy front squats will get you pretty awesome abs. I'm not even joking here.
     


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    Are you hyperextending? I got pain in my elbows when doing tricep workouts, then I read about hyperextending putting strain on the tendons not the muscles so made sure I didn't and it stopped it straight away.
     


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    +1

    so much stabilisation. Made my rhombids pretty thick as well.
     


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    Lagrangian Senior member

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    Oh yeah, came across some pretty mediocre training lifts, thought I'd put 'em up. Pretty average really (/sarcasm). Please ignore the shitty music.

    225 kg push press (insanity):

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]

    202 kg snatch off a 4" riser (fuck insanity, this is unbelievable):

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]

    Klokov is a beast.
     
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    jarude Senior member

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    that was retarded especially considering how nice the lifts were. that push press looked like it was a warmup.
     


  11. deadly7

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    Think I'm going to change up my squat schedule to the following:
    2 days a week front squat
    2 days a week back squat
    1 day a week hanging/overhead squat

    Thoughts?

    I usually do low weight medium reps (7-10).


    Tangential: front squat, Olympic hold or cross arm? I was always taught Olympic but not sure if one is "better" than the other beyond personal preference.
     


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    Sounds like a shitload of volume, what are you trying to accomplish? Oh, and wtf is a hanging squat?
    If it's strength you're after, I'd cut to maybe squatting 2-3 times a wk, with back, front and overhead squats. Even if going for hypertrophy I doubt you'd need to squat 5 times a wk, and I doubt you can maintain any decent intensity if you do.


    And it's called clean grip and no, there's pretty much no reason to do the cross arm bb style front squat.


    'twas a sarcastic remark. There's nothing average about those lifts whatsoever.
     
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  13. deadly7

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    Doc's orders were to do lots of leg exercise. Lunges etc are no go so I figure I'd ramp up the squatting and do a sequence heavy light light light heavy for M-F respectively. I'd assume strength gains were his intention.

    Hanging squat is what I was taught to call overhead squats when I first encountered them a few years back. Proper gym knowledge, I lack it.

    :satisfied:
     
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    5 X a week sounds like a great way to burn yourself out. Unless you are a training machine, 3X would seem to be the limit weekly....your muscles need time to rest and grow.
     


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    those 2 vids you posted, especially the 2nd, how does one from a beginners level get into that?

    i noticed after working out lately that i have some poor shoulders (left one), should i attempt?

    also,

    dead lift, why do i feel it in my thighs the most? am i doing it wrong and performing a squat instead? my knees are bent a little, but i noticed some dude at the gym did it without bending knee, back straight.

    i am sticking my bum out and pulling my chest out with shoulder blades back. the motion essentially should be a hip thrust forward with the back straightening out and shoulder blades "touching", chest out, right?

    i think i also need to find different shoes than nike frees, i feel a lot of my weight leaning forward (explaining the thigh) than what i am suppose to be doing, which is on my heels.

    dead lift yesterday: 105 (Assuming bar is 45lb @ 24H fitness)
     
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