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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Distinguished Member

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    Not a ton. I could maybe stand to lose 5 lbs? At this point i don't really care all that much about getting a better physique (the picture makes me look more like shit than i'd like. I look pretty built while wearing clothes) but rather being more athletic (that's me in a medium hanes t-shirt).

    The one thing i'd love to improve is flexiblity. I'm going to see if i can wake up early enough to go to a morning yoga class. Yoga 2-3x a week + Getting my barefoot Running distance up + Beach Muscles lifting should occupy me for a good chunk of spring. KB stuff is fun but I need a change-up.
     
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  2. mrchariybrown

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    I'd really like to get my shoulder flexibility up so I could scratch my back :(

    Wish I weren't so lazy when it comes to this kind of stuff.
     
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  3. knucks

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    for what its worth, many people underestimate their "flexibility/mobility"

    when under load, its more stability issues than anything.

    as far as pics go, ok i'll play

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  4. mrchariybrown

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    Looking thick!

    Oh and we're bodyweight twins today (was 191.6 after my second crap this morning).

    My shoulder mobility is really that bad. I can't hold an overhead squat position because of my shoulder flexibility. And because of that, I can't do a full snatch - only power snatches.
     


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    Alright, I'll play too as long as everyone's contributing.

    Haven't lifted since Monday so not as swole as I'd like, but nonetheless. 6', 195ish.

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  6. maplefuturist

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    Quick question:

    I’m a skinny bitch looking at starting weight training. I remember there being a thread for this on SF, but I can’t find it anymore. I’ve got a sample of Starting Strength on my Kindle which I’m going to read this weekend. My question is: Will I be able to do barbell exercises on my own or will I need a spotter? I don’t know anybody else that lifts weights.
     
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    yeah man, real thick mid body..years of deadlifts have added to my waist as well. i used to be a 29" LOL.

    as far as shoulder mobility goes, if you cant use a wooden dowel/broom, grab a mini band and start with should dislocates daily
     


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    Yeah, can't use a wooden stick yet.

    I do them with a #3 or #4 depending on how my shoulder feel that day. But only do them twice a week.

    Doing them daily is a really good idea. Thanks. I should do them each time I get up. Probably a nice way to start the day.
     


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    If you squat and bench in a power cage, no need for a spotter.
     


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    I was just raising the bar off the ground from a deadlift position. I can't actually use any weight because of my shoulder blade problem but I do want to try and strengthen that if possible. I only managed to bang out 6 reps with just the bar before it wore out on me.
     


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    OK, just have to check with my local gym to see if they have one. Thank you.
     


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    tbh, I look like a skinny little bitch. Idk if you guys could tell in that video. I want to end up at 85kgish (187lbs) but if I really want to be competitive my coach says I'll be a skinny 94kg (207lbs), which is absolutely crazy.


    Also, how does stinger only bench like 150? He looks pretty strong. I'm pretty sure I could put up atleast 190-200 even though i haven't benched in 6 months.
     
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    everyone starts with the bar, doesn't matter. The snatch requires quite a bit of shoulder flexibility and ofc you need to have a lot of mobility in your lower body as well. Just avoid like the plague the dreaded crossfit 'I'm a hawk' OHS where your back is almost horizontal when you OHS.


    A good stretch for that is hugging a corner and putting your arms up in a Y against the wall, then just slowly inch your way toward the corner while relaxing your shoulders. When you feel it's working, just hold it for a while.


    Yeah. I'd have to gain a good 12 kg too to hit my 'optimal' class of -85.

    Oh yeah, Adell just quit too. Not looking too great considering London.
     
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    waiiiit what? rob adell???
     


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