Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    also its been about 3 months now?

    i think i'm hitting the deload period/feeling lazy HAHA

    is that normal? i think it is also due to the weather. been freezing every night i go and i do not have time to make it during the daytime when the sun is still up.
     


  2. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Yeah, probably due to your assistance. Won't know without a video.

    You might need a week off. There will be times where I need a week off (more like 9 days if you count the first weekend after the last friday I lift) every 10-14 weeks, usually when I'm in maintenance or dropping body fat quickly. But there will be times, like now, where I'm in a calorie surplus and I don't slow down ever. 13 months with only two weeks off (a week off before each powerlifting competition I did).

    Also depends on your overall intensity of course.



    I would just take off after your last workout of the week.. so it would end up to about a 9-10 day break until your next session.

    I wouldn't bother deloading.. most people do it wrong (way to much intensity and/or workload). And on top of that, it doesn't really seem to matter if done right. Might as well just take off completely and do other things.
     
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  3. gettoasty

    gettoasty Senior member

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    thanks mrchariybrown (mr charly brown?)

    not sure if i can take a week off though. noticed i have a tendency to be more cranky when i do not lift /ugh
     


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    Same. Starting lifting a year ago basically took me out of my depression.
     


  5. mrchariybrown

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    No problem man (yep, charly).

    I know it's tough taking off a week+. I start itching for the gym while on a break but it's a necessary evil.
     


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    Joe DeFranco's Agile Eight
     


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    Gonna see if I can deadlift today. Thinking that the doctor misdiagnosed me and this is a bruised rib or something because it doesn't really hurt that much. Squats still do, but I pull sumo so as long as I keep perfect form I should be ok. Still gonna keep the weight low and do some speed work. 10x2x100+20kg in chains.
     


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    fuaaaack got 120+20kg of chains for 20x2 today. Had great bar speed throughout the sets, probably because the lockout on the sumo deadlfit is the easy part anyway so the chains didn't do much. Can't wait to start wearing my belt again and hit that 4 plate deadlift, I'll eventually bench 2 plates as well, some day. Man at the gym wearing a black turtle neck and a white driving cap whilst arnold pressing 40kg dumbbells, miring gym style.
     
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    finally conquered 3 wheel deadlift today. 315x5,5,1. #feelsgoodman
     


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    Saw this curlbro at my gym tie a dumbbell to a barbell with an elastic band, then he proceeded to pick the barbell up and do curls while the dumbbell flailed around below.

    One of the weirder things I've seen at the gym.
     


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    Seen people do that with bench press and squats. Works stabilizers apparently.
     




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    It'll be 4 plates in no time man, believe me. #gjdm
     


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    :(. I have pretty thick traps and I still got a bit of nerve damage in my neck from bouncing the bar at the top of my reps. Then again I'm all about KB's now and I think my days of barbell training are behind me unless I want to go on a hard cut

    Probably better though. Jeans are already tight as-is.

    Other news: Mark Rippetoe did an AMA. Some gold in here:
    http://www.reddit.com/r/Fitness/comments/n13d8/i_am_mark_rippetoe_author_of_starting_strength/
     


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    wtf mang, that's not cool. I hope you understood that the poast was in jest.. it's too often that the pad gets used b/c folks don't know where to put the bar when they back squat.
     


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