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Random health and exercise thoughts

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

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  1. Tooch4321

    Tooch4321 Senior member

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    She basically gave me a variety of exercises that focused on strengthening my core, inner-thigh, glutes and lower-back. Her main goal was to get all the smaller muscles stronger and also increase my flexibility in in my hamstrings and loosen up my lower-body which is extremely tight.
     


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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    I want some of what you're on.
     


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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    instant motivation. Too bad tmrw is bench.
     


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    Thats amazing, would have thought his 1rm was higher then 600lb, but I suppose it was after 462x20.
     


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    it doesnt always convert like that
     


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    I guess higher rep sets are bad at evaluating true 1RMs. Not that I really care, every set above 3 reps is a high rep one for me :lol:
     
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    Yeah, you usually want to use somewhere in the range of 3-5 reps to estimate a 1rm.
     


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    No way I could do more then 75% of my 1rm for 20 reps. Maybe 60% even with rests. Was doing 65%ish and I couldn't do it.
     


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    So much negativity. You CAN do it. Load 65-75% on and go!
     


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    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    A good way to "motivate" yourself even more is to get someone to remove the hooks after you unrack it. So it's do or die. (Die = setting it down on the pins haha)


    It definitely helps. Whenever I do a true widowmaker, the thought on racking it crosses my mind after every rep after 10-12 reps.
     
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    My rack doesn't have the removable hooks, I think its a squat rack not a power rack. Would be fun to do it in a monolift I think. Get my gym partner to hold the hooks back until the 20 reps are done. Ill try it again on Thursday with my gym partner. Always find having someone yell at you really helps. Ill probably do it at the beginning of the workout instead of the end as well.
     


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    See, I'm the opposite (or I used to be) due to a forever of training strength endurance for sports.

    Also, I can't count once the lungs start burning, so I'd need a counter to do a widowmaker :embar:
     


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    i dont see the point of doing a windowmaker, at all.
     


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    Gonna be in NJ for a while in the summer, franklin lakes specifically. Anyone know of any good gyms around there? I want to train at Joe Defrancos because its not too far off, but Im guessing its really really expensive and im not an athlete. Also can anyone recommend a good pair of running shoes for prowler and sled work? Can't get traction on the pavement with converse. Nothing too expensive ideally.
     
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