Random health and exercise thoughts

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

Tags:
  1. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Senior member

    Messages:
    5,487
    Likes Received:
    2,860
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Location:
    NYC
    Accidentally set my alarm for 6 instead of 7. Tried to make a morning yoga class at my gym but was late, so I had an early morning workout instead. Feelsgoodman.
     


  2. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

    Messages:
    14,669
    Likes Received:
    1,901
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2007
    Location:
    Bangkok
    I had a workout just now, feels fucking terrible, why do I do it? Warming up on the bike has made my right hip flexor even more sore.
     


  3. speedy4500

    speedy4500 Senior member

    Messages:
    539
    Likes Received:
    89
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2010
    Location:
    DC/Phila
    
    5/10. Meh. Give me a year and I could develop gear that would let me "bench" that much.
    9/10 Much respect! This is what powerlifting should be. A man and some iron, nothing more.
    10/10 Insane! Looking forward to London this summer.
    1/10 Gay. He looks like the sort of bro that "squats" 405 while deadlifting 275. But I bet he does mad biceps curls yo!
     


  4. APK

    APK Senior member

    Messages:
    7,805
    Likes Received:
    3,997
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Location:
    MI
    I know you can't get too tied up in scale weight, but it's still nice to see the scale moving in the right direction when you're still eating a decent amount on lifting days. Not coincidentally, last weekend was the first one since I started this where I still ate entirely clean / hit my macros and targeted calories.
     


  5. TeeKay

    TeeKay Senior member

    Messages:
    3,214
    Likes Received:
    1,260
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2010
    What grip do you dudes prefer for front squat? Cross arm or clean grip? I've been doing cross-arm, but contemplating switching to clean.
     


  6. fuji

    fuji Senior member

    Messages:
    7,062
    Likes Received:
    1,436
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Location:
    London
    Some guy in my gym fights for the UFC, his last names maguire or something, think hes a gypsy. Brought his really fit gf to the gym, fuuuack dat ass. Strong motivation to try get out 30 reps on a myorep set of lateral raises.

    Also did deadlifts for the first time in like 2 months today. Feels weird pulling conventional, can actually feel your back and abs working, did 3 shrugs at the top of every deadlift, come at me zyzz traps. Im significantly stronger on sumo, but I feel like conventional is a better movement.


    I use clean grip.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2012


  7. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Senior member

    Messages:
    5,487
    Likes Received:
    2,860
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Location:
    NYC
    Clean grip. Dat dere wrist flexibility.
     


  8. Lagrangian

    Lagrangian Senior member

    Messages:
    3,153
    Likes Received:
    530
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Location:
    interior optimum
    clean grip to train for clean recovery
     


  9. Lagrangian

    Lagrangian Senior member

    Messages:
    3,153
    Likes Received:
    530
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Location:
    interior optimum
    

    Indeed. Kicking myself so hard b/c I didn't get tickets for it.. would've been awesome. We'll see if Dima manages to lift the gold or not - in the 105 the competition will be very tough.
     


  10. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    4,073
    Likes Received:
    3,562
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Location:
    Philly
    

    Don't knock it til you've done both a raw and geared meet.

    No sane person is saying it's the same. The dynamics of both are completely different of course. People that actually compete both raw and geared will tell you straight up that geared lifting is much harder, more taxing and there's MUCH more technique involved.

    It's kind of like the comparison between rugby (raw) and football (geared). Protective equipment was designed to reduce the number of injuries to players but also to make for a more exciting game via harder hits. This is not to say that rugby tackles are not hard (or hurt) because they do. But if you look at the speed and sheer force at which the tackles/hits are delivered, the football player got that hands down - and that's because of the protective gear they've got on.

    Another comparison is how all forms of modern day fighting/martial arts/boxing/etc evolved from guys just pounding it out on the streets. Measures such as helmets, gloves, technical rules (such as in the ufc, you cannot kick/knee a downed opponent), and other gear, were implements to prolong an athlete's career and so more exciting and longer fighters could be fought.

    All I'm trying to say is, no smart person says a 500 raw bench = 500 geared bench, or even 400 raw = 600 geared. There's not strict formula for that. There shouldn't even be a direct comparison made since they're very different.




    Also, you realize there are specifications that the gear (like all sports) have to pass right?

    Use aapf-approved gear. One year? You wouldn't be putting up anywhere near 675. No one here would be.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2012


  11. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Senior member

    Messages:
    5,487
    Likes Received:
    2,860
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Location:
    NYC
    So after having a mini freakout when i weighed in at 168 last saturday. I cleaned up my diet (skipping the peanut butter in the protein powder, not eating a ton if i'm not hungry) and upped my cardio.

    I dropped 3 lbs of what was probably water weight. I'm also feeling leaner in my midsection and my abs look better, which is nice.

    Also, doing front squats made me feel like i was going to burst out of my pants so I'm gonna drop those. Might just do swings for the core/hamstring workout.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2012


  12. Khayembii Communique

    Khayembii Communique Senior member

    Messages:
    2,436
    Likes Received:
    336
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010
    Provided you're on a consistent diet scale weight is pretty accurate, it just depends on what you're doing. Obviously it's most accurate for a straight cut, doesn't help at all for recomp and does for a bulk provided you're doing it lean.

    It's more accurate if you're on a really low carb diet because then you have less fluctuation in water retention, but if you eat the same stuff at the same time and weigh yourself at the same time then it's a good measure of progress.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2012


  13. Coldsnap

    Coldsnap Senior member

    Messages:
    8,420
    Likes Received:
    1,487
    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    168lbs is nothing to freak about, unless you're freaking out about weighing as much as a girl.
     


  14. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Senior member

    Messages:
    5,487
    Likes Received:
    2,860
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Location:
    NYC
    I'm 5'6" and have lots of MTM shit.
     


  15. fuji

    fuji Senior member

    Messages:
    7,062
    Likes Received:
    1,436
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Location:
    London
    


    Dem thicker women, you like them?
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by