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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. db_ggmm

    db_ggmm Senior member

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    My job also involves a lot of hunching and I had a tight front to begin with which left me with a crunchy neck. Dramatically increasing my pulling volume fixed it.
     


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    I work in front of a computer all day and left work hunched over and aching daily. I switched to a stand-up desk and love it. Between that and lifting, the chronic pain of a traumatic back injury have pretty much disappeared.
     


  3. knucks

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    Yeah, I don't have a standing desk, but I do have a workbench that is much higher up. I've got another computer on that that I use from time to time. Maybe 70/30 (sitting/standing). Need to make it be the other way around..switching computers..now
     


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    Rack was a piece of shit. Dong rack pulls with 140kg (conventional stance strength is really weak). safety bars weren't locked in place. Dropped the bar and it somehow managed to bend the safety pin which then fell off and then the bar rolled or something and the rack fell over. Was lolz.
     


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    A rushed, unfulfilling workout yesterday. To be quickly amended today.
     


  6. Lagrangian

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    I'm guessing your gym has a lot of bent barbells fooj.. hope you're not really dropping the shit on the pins all the time.
     


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    Depending on what we're doing that day, I can be sitting the same seat for 6-12 hours. The gym is a necessity mainly because i get so cooped up. And yeah, my posture can be terrible unless I'm really focusing on it
     


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    I'm a student and I work part time sitting at a desk so I'm sure that negatively impacts my posture. I'm lifting today I'll try to add some pec stretching after I finish and see if that helps. Thanks.
     


  9. Lagrangian

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    A good stretch is to hug a corner and have your hands in a Y, then kinda lean in and try to relax your shoulders. That works wonders on shoulders/pec tightness.
     


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    wtf is this
     


  11. Pilot

    Pilot Senior member

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    Works your sex muscles.
     


  12. knucks

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    Overall, I think it's a dumb exercise and time can be spent doing better things. The jump squat is good for explosiveness, but once again, don't bother.

    It does hit the glutes really well, though.
     


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    Not really, we have pretty strong barbells, seen people squat 200kg+ without the bar bending. Don't usually drop stuff, just first time doing rack pulls and using conventional so I wasn't comfortable.
     


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    pretty shitty pins if they bent w that little weight :/
     


  15. Lagrangian

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    squatting isn't really what wrecks bars, it's the drops to pins that gets them nice and bent. but w/e

    and yeah if the pins can't take 140.. well, shit.

    also cancelled my campus gym membership today.. can't stand it anymore. All I did there was squat and even that's better done elsewhere with bumpers and platforms for those times that I need to dump it.
     
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