Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. sonick

    sonick Senior member

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    Me: u still do squats and stuff

    Roommate: i try to
    i find heavy weights uncomfortable

    :confused:
     


  2. I<3Bacon

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    The more I read about it, the more it sounds like tendonitis. I was doing Pendlay Rows last night and it felt fine until I stood upright after a set... then bam, hip flexor area hurt like a B. I might have to take a break from squats, rows, AND deadlift until this thing heals.

    I also got a form check on my rows (looked like absolute shit)... any tips for people with disproportionately long legs and short arms/torso? If I have my hands on the bar, I'm bent over more than parallel. If I drop my hips/bend my knees to get my back straight and parallel, the bar either can't travel in a straight path or hits my knees. I'm guessing I need to stand further from the bar and aim to have the bar hit my chest higher than my sterum, but I figured I'd ask first.
     


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    thinking about changing up my routine from SPBR to?

    this new routine is for the coming janurary 2012. would like something that would fit into a Fri-Su schedule.

    Possible?

    Or can I condense SPBR routine to 3 days back-to-back:

    Friday chest, Saturday squat, Sunday DL?
     
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    fuji Senior member

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    Cant squat and deadlift effectively 2 days in a row. Where you gonna fit back work into that?
     


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    back work is usually on squat/DL days
     


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    fuji Senior member

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    So your gonna train back 2 days in a row as well?

    I'd say Squat, bench, deadlift would be your best in terms of recovery. Or you could do a light leg day of squats on friday along with upper back work, heavy bench and bench assistance on saturday so like close grip press, over head press, tricep iso work and then do heavy leg day where you work up to a max on sunday in either the squat or deadlift.
     
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    fuji Senior member

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    I don't think beginners should do bent over rows, forms pretty hard and whenever I see people doing them to start off with they always bend there lower back and jerk the weight up by moving there chest up. I think dumbbell rows would be better for you.
     


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    Well I would be doing SPBR back to back without break so it would be something like:

    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    I do not think I can recover quick though.
    This vs. current routine, which is MWF
     
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  9. I<3Bacon

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    Was just trying to adhere to the program closely and learn a new movement (but realize my proportions aren't like most people). Been doing db rows pretty consistently for over a year before I started Strongdicks and made reasonable progress on em.

    toasty, why can't you workout during the week?
     
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    work/sleep

    hours are getting really bad

    ^try chest supported rows
     
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  12. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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    I don't recover well either... I'd do Friday and Sunday and try to squeeze in SOMETHING on Tuesday or Wednesday.
     


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    fuji Senior member

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    Your not gonna recover from training, upper back, lower back, biceps and legs 2 days in a row, your a beginner lifter, even a very advanced lifter can't recover from that. Do what either Jarude said or I said.


    I'd just not do bent over rows then, I think they're a pretty shit movement. Unless your lower back is so beasty that it can stay perfectly straight throughout the movement I see no reason not to do dumbbells rows. I just grab a heavy dumbbell and do a loose form row, works well for me.
     


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    Just to nitpick, beginner lifters recover much faster than advanced lifters because they do fuck-all weight.
     


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    FWIW, i'm at 150lbs and DL 225, benching 135 :)( ), and squatting about 155. Hardest recovery is after DL days

    Bench has been stalling a bit. We'll see what happens today
     
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