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Random health and exercise thoughts

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.

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  1. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    Bench PR today. :slayer:
     


  2. fuji

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    Why am I hurting myself at the gym so much. Elbow joint is killing me today, couldn't press without hurting it. Might take some time off, feel really unmotivated. Might do some very light lifting and lots of prehab work and cut down and I think I'll feel better.
     


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    Nagging injuries are suggestive of overtraining and realistically excess food and excess sleep can only dig you out of so much.
     


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    i am very happy i have a deload week. this last week has been pretty terrible.
     


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    I either need a deload or a change of movements or something. Going heavy 4 days a week is getting pretty rough.
     


  6. El Argentino

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    Um. YES.
     


  7. knucks

    knucks Senior member

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    I deload 1 week every month.
     


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    Coach said I should compete next month, have to see how that turns out given that I have a light wk coming up and I'd need to lift the wk after that.
     


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    Same here, feels good man
     
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  10. fuji

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    Thinking of doing a more hypertrophy based program until after the summer because im getting kind of annoyed with training like a power lifter. Its causing lots of injuries and I just don't feel very motivated. Still gonna do heavy compounds, just not as heavy and not so often? Is this a bad idea. Feel like such a pussy doing a "split".

    From what I've read people generally say do a strength based program until you've acquired a solid foundation of strength and I would say I have that by now.
     
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    take a look at blackironbeast.com, click on the 531. gives you a nice way to view all the options wendler talks about (boring but big, bodybuilding, etc)
     


  12. Mandrake9072

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    Hrm... son of a bitch. According to the site, I've been doing SS wrong all this time. :fu: My fault for not having read the book completely

    It breaks it down into four phases and in the first phase it has you doing deadlifts three times a week and drops it down to once a week in phase two but adds in powercleans...

    Right now I only do deadlifts once a week.

    Not a big deal but I certainly do like the idea of doing them 3x a week initially... (especially since it's a weak lift for me)
     
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    Not sure what weight you're pulling, but right now I'm rehabbing the hamstring and taking things easy, still do not go over 315 once a week.
     


  14. Khayembii Communique

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    Was down to 165 today, fucking awesome. Should hit the 25 lbs lost mark by Friday. Celebrating by consuming a ton of pizza tonight haha
     


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    What a work out...(SPBR)

    Deadlift day:

    Stretches:
    Shoulder dislocation 1x6
    Face-pull 50# 3x10

    Warmup:
    65# 1x10
    95# 2x5
    115# 1x5
    135# 1x5
    185# 1x1
    205# 1x1
    225# 1x1

    Working set:
    235# 3x4 (I just couldn't get the last one, and the grip was slipping...my posture when letting the weight down gave a little but I didn't arch over, keeping the lower back tight) --> PR
    FWIW, my last set I did manage to rip out a 5th rep but I felt like blacking out when pulling it then dropping it. Felt the blackness creeping in.
    Warmup sets took almost an hour I think =\

    Damn my lower back and thighs were burning/sore =\

    Leg press:
    245# 2x10

    Curl (barbell):
    55# 3x8 --> PR

    Been skipping the calf raises.

    Weigh-in: 152.2


    Saw something new today at the gym, I think everyone knew I was starring the whole time from the setup to working set.
    2 big dudes were doing 'explosive' box squats, 135, 225...(went home after that) with resistance bands attached to the bottom of the safety cage to the barbell at an angle. Dudes were doing like 2-5x exploding upward from the box. Was kind of educational
     
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