Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. Pilot

    Pilot Senior member

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    Banged out a couple sets of 285x5 on squats yesterday. Pretty easy. Should be doing 315x5x3 mid february.
     
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    Ok but 140kg isnt a lot of weight, either.

    Ever do front squats? They hit the core very well.
     
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    I've only been back squatting since September, I really don't think 140kg is that bad. Yeah I do them occasionally, mid back always arches a little bit though.
     
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    This - and it's completely made me reassess how strong I think I am. I'd be doing 4x10 @ 125kgs or so, and almost completely had to unload the bar when I switched over to front squats. Entirely different ballgame.
     
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    My upper back has been cracking a lot and feels fairly sore from squatting. Soreness is fine, but the cracking seems a bit over the top - I wouldn't say I'm concerned but it definitely isn't normal. Why might this be? Do I just need to do more stretching/rolling? Or could something else be causing this? Should I be concerned?
     
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    fuji Senior member

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    I got 80kg for like 2 months ago on the front squat. When I do them I usually just put on like 60kg for 8. I prefer zercher squats.
     
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    Cracking how? If cracking happens when you set up, bring elbows/arms back...and the cracking occurs between the scapula or there about, thats most likely tight pecss.
     
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    If I do front squats, I don't go above 5 reps. I find that something like the front squat is a technical exercise and form really starts to break down.
     
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    Doesn't happen so much when I'm lifting and have lots of blood flowing. I notice it most at night several hours after lifting and during the day on off days. Once I'm warmed up there is a little bit of cracking but mostly when I'm not at the gym. It happens mostly if I bring my shoulder blades together or move them around, so perhaps it is tight pecs. Any recommendation for stretches or mobility work that would help reduce crackage? Or other suggestions?
     
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    Dude, are there sets above 5 reps?

    :laugh:
     
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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    I'm doing Simple Power Based Routine, so weird doing 8 rep sets.
     
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    Look up pec minor and major stretches. Do facepulls, Pay attention to posture all day and see if that helps. I work IT so I am in front of a computer all day, terrible for posture. I've noticed that if I come in to work, warm up a bit, then keep my shoulders back/down and keep all upright, cracking does not happen until I lose my posture and spend time hunched over.
     
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    Finished all my A levels so I can concentrate on getting swoler instead of studying. Realised the only way im gonna get back DOMS is really high volume, 15 sets on the lats today, back is sore. Also broke a power rack at the gym today. i've realised if instead of DB OHPing on a perfectly straight bench if I do it at like 85 degrees I don't get any lower back pain and can feel my shoulders working better and can lift more.
     
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    How'd you manage to do this?
     

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