Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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    How do you know when it's time to take a break from weightlifting?

    Today was the worst day at the gym I've had in a while. Stalled on squats again (far sooner than most people do)... only finished 3 of my 5 working sets before bonking out (actually got all my sets in 3 days ago at the same weight... just missed some reps). Started getting light headed and nauseated after a single deadlift at my working weight. Felt physically, emotionally, and mentally drained and defeated. Didn't even bother stretching before packing up and going home. Even with two full rest days, eating ~3000cal/day, sleeping 10hrs a night, my glutes and adductors were still sore. They haven't felt "fully recovered" in weeks... my bar speed has been pretty slow due to soreness (even my warm ups). Last rep of each set always turns into a squat-morning.

    And I think I officially stalled on all my lifts at least once (with a major strength imbalance between my upper and lower body). /whinefest
     
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    Yes, doctor, thank you. I like to put a bit of food in my system before my workout. So, you know, I don't puke. And I still believe that eating after your workout is a smart move, despite evidence to the contrary. Does it have to be within a golden hour? No. But you should refuel. So shoot me.
     
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    You don't feel more likely to puke the sooner you eat before a workout? You are a strange man. Every time I eat ~1 hr before working out and go hardcore it ends up making me feel like shit the rest of the day.
     
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    I'm a weird one. If I don't have something in my stomach I feel like I don't have anything to burn and then get kind of flagged and woozy, especially if I'm going hard. Not a big meal, mind you, just something that can be digested quickly.
     
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    It's okay as long as you know I'm right ;)
     
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    Rambo Senior member

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    As in all arguments, the person who can deadlift the most wins. :embar:
     
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    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I thought it was the one with the biggest dong :foo:
     
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    False. It's the one with the lavendar underpants.


    Speaking of which, where to kop?
     
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    When was the last time you took a week off? I aim for a week off every two months. But if you're feeling physically, emotionally, AND mentally drained... that's your cue right there. Take a week (or two) off and focus on stretching/foam rolling tight spots and I'm willing to bet that you'll come back feeling great (make you're eating properly in the meantime)

    Edit: FWIW, I received some great advice in this thread some time back about form breaking down... While on SS (Which I assume you're on... or SL), I wouldn't advance if my form was starting to break down.
     
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    I disagree one hundred percent.
    Back-loading carbs is the best thing ever.
     
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    I guess I can't really say that what I eat post work out matters, but I am strongly attached to my coffee and easily digested, low fiber, pre work out calories to keep me going.
     
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    How is my chest measuring 44" when my bench is so small? Stretch marks are getting ugly though, inner quad and lats are rough.
     
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    size isnt an indicator of strength at all.
     
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