Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. fuji

    fuji Senior member

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    Gym doesn't have a neutral grip bar, but yeah when I've done them before on like monkey bars they do feel a bit better. Wish I had rings. Is there anything wrong with doing them the way I said though?
     
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    Love neutral grip chins, I'm able to completely control my full ROM and pause at the top and bottom, plus it puts less stress on my already jacked-up left wrist...
     
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    Nothing wrong with doing them like you're describing. You're just adding in core work - that's all.

    Does your gym have either of these?

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    If so, you can put that over the pull up bar and does either neutral closegrips or regular width. I personally like the closegrip neutral chins.
     
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    Also, the first attachment is easier to keep stable. The way it's built, it stays put.

    The second on, you're going to have to get a little creative.
     
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    Yeah we have the first one, I've used it before. Should I alternate which side of the bar I move my head around or does it not matter. Might change over to it, I don't have a problem doing chins though as long as I have a half second break between reps where my feet touch the floor and I take the tension of my wrist.
     
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    Correction: most all of them do, especially in competition. Just like in any weight class sport, you really don't want to haul around excess adipose tissue. Also if you're looking at ppl while they're offseason, it's reasonable that most aren't shredded. Probably the same in any sport.

    The superheavies are chubsters, rest not very much so.
     
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    Toasty, I have similar problems. I have trouble with milk, soy and eggs. Interestingly, I find that with milk it is the casein protein that causes malabsorption and allergic reactions (psoriasis, asthma). I can take a whey isolate and use ON nutrition and another that I can't quite find right now.
    Soy, I found out from meatballs as that is the filler of choice.

    Here's what my day looks like:
    Breakfast: Oatmeal with ground walnuts
    Snack: Handful of almonds, trail mix or dates/walnuts mix
    Lunch: Rotisserie chicken, carrots, salad/ sashimi plate/ salmon/tuna
    Snack: Fruit, nuts, protein shake made of almond milk/whey isolate
    Dinner: Big meal with meat, veggies, salad
    Post workout shake: Almond milk, banana, frozen blueberries, peanut butter, maybe whey or coconut milk

    Lots of veggies, meat, nuts and fruit. I drink a lot of water and green tea throughout the day.
    Try it, your body will thank you and your lifts will still go up.

    BTW, chicken thighs are much cheaper and tastier than chix breasts.
     
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    I like switching from side to side. It's fun when you get a nice rhythm going :)
     
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    Hey Charly, mind posting a sample day of what a non-cheat day looks like? Always curious to see what the guys with the big lifts consume day-to-day.
     
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    Example:

    - 8 whole eggs
    - 1 lb. tenderloin
    - 1 lb. chicken breast
    - 1 lb. sweet potato
    - 3 bananas
    - 0.75 lb. broccoli
    - 1 ounce almonds
     
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    Going to start adding some simpler carbs and fats to my diet though.. I'm getting too lean and my energy levels in the gym are taking a hit cause of that. Also my core stability during squats.

    So pretend that says 1 lb. white potatoes and 1 lb. of chicken (dark meat)
     
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    Are you still training with John? What do his lifting routines look like if you don't mind me asking? I know it varies per individual, but a sample would be greatly appreciated...
     
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    If you look at this standard routine on IA, you'll get an idea of it.

    But it really changes depending on the individual's goals and weaknesses/strengths.

    I will tell you though.. it's working. I haven't felt this strong, healthy, and lean at this weight ever.
     
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    Man, I am seriously considering seeking out his consultation, he's also really affordable. I've been stuck in a rut ever since I dropped the original 100lbs and I built up a nice solid base, but it's getting harder and harder to lean out.
     
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    Oh, and to answer your question, yes I'm still working with him.

    I control my own diet but he's the mastermind behind my routine.
     

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