theycallmemiketaylor asked: No I appreciate it! I hate contributing to interwebz myths like that haha.
What's a cardio?
I did some HIIT today, this was the first cardio in months. I figured since it’s summer and I can run outside I don’t really have an excuse to not do cardio any more. I went to a track near by and just sprinted the straight away five times with about 3 minutes in between sprints. I bought some L-Arginine and Beta-Alanine in pill form from a local health food store just for kicks...
The very last Calvin & Hobbes Comic
lunavere: pbjsandwitch: This is the real last Calvin and Hobbes strip. The internet is retarded some times.
Considering running Ed Coan's routin for...
Any one of any experience with this or thoughts?
I’m drinking whiskey and coke out of my shaker bottle, I think I just took being a bro to a whole new level. Maybe I should throw some whey protein and creatine in there too.
One of my roommates came to lift with me today. While I was glad that he got into the gym, I forgot how much I do not like working out with a partner. When I’m in the gym I’m there to do work and I like being able to remain focused. I don’t think I’d mind it so much if the person I was lifting with was there on the same routine and had the same goals. My roommate says...
theycallmemiketaylor asked: Lol I was trollin :p but people certainly argue against it and other shops because they "aren't natural." Craziness.
Today I had to wait for a squat rack to open because some guy was standing on the platform using the bar to perform front raises. I just can’t wrap my mind around why that was happening or necessary.
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I have to design a 16 week exercise program designed to increase muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility. What I’d like to do is just send the teacher links to some of Kelly Starret’s MOBWods and Wendler’s 5/3/1 template but apparently that’s not acceptable.
Bench 5x10 10x95,10x95,10x95,10x95,10x95 Reverse Grip Bench 3x8-10 8x95,8x95,10x95 Dips 10,10,10,10 Dumbbell Bench 3x8-10 8x50,8x50,9x50 OHP 3x8-10 8x65,8x65,8x65 The lack of progress in my bench press is becoming stupid. After slightly over a year of lifting I feel that I should be able to bench a lot more than I can. My current one rep max is around 165 and I feel that...
Deadlift 10xbar,5x135,5x175,3x205,3x225,3x245,3x255,2x275,1x285,1x305,1x315,1x325 Wide Grip Pull Up 3,3,3 Barbell Row 3x3-5 5x95,5x95,4x105 Dumbell Shrugs 3x3-5 5x70,5x75,5x80 Glute Bride 4x20@55 Rear Delt Raise 2x20@15 Hammer Curl 2x20@15 After having slept for only two hours last night I woke up convinced that I was going to have a bad gym session. What ended up happening is...
Squats 10xBar, 5x90,3x140,3x150,3x160,3x170,1x180,1x190,1x195,1x200 Front Squat 3x3-5 4x90,4x90,4x90 Zercher Squat 3x3-5 4x90,4x90,4x90 RDL 3x3-5 5x180,5x180,3x200 Glute bridge 5x20@55 Dumbbell shrug 5x20@45 Rear Delt Raise 5x20@10 Hammer Curl 5x20@10 I do not record the weight of the barbell when I’m writing down my lifts. I do this mainly because I am lazy and I do...
I haven’t done legs since I was 16– Possibly the dumbest thing I have heard in the gym so far.
The Magic (Or Lack Thereof) of Soy →
Soybeans are used for damned near everything: as industrial lubricants, cleaners, diesel fuel additives, paint removers, crayons, meatless burgers…
Yesterday I realized that my left anterior deltoid and pectoral muscle is larger than my right, but my left bicep and tricep is larger than the left. I also noticed that my right lat is larger than my left. My left calf is also noticeably smaller than my right. I’m not sure if this is partial genetics or the fact that I am right side dominant and therefore this side is strong but it...
Does anyone know of a site other than powerliftingwatch.com that lists meets in your state or is that pretty much the go to site? I’m looking to do a meet later this summer.
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Everyone knows the difference between dirty and clean foods, so I don’t have to explain the obvious… or do I? My favorite response to questions about how to
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Growth Hormone: Great Expectations By Dr. Layne Norton PhD, Nutritional Sciences BS, Biochemistry When I began reading bodybuilding magazines about a This is a really interesting article by Layne Norton one the role of GH in muscle growth.
I got a little bummed out at the gym this morning. This morning I saw a girl front squatting on a smith machine. This is the first time I’ve seen a girl front squat in the gym. While I was impressed I was disappointed that for whatever reason she didn’t choose to use the squat rack. I thought about going up and trying to say something to her nicely but then I decided that would...
Starting the Game of Thrones series while I’m in school may have been one of the worst decisions of my life.
This morning in the gym I was really confused by the guy sitting in the Hammer Strength shoulder press backwards with a small balance ball in between his chest and the seat back. I’m still trying to figure out why that was happening.
If i ask you for a spot on bench don’t hold on to the bar the entire time I’m benching. You’re there to help out if I get in trouble, not to perform an assisted upright row.
New Uses For Creatine →
iron-inside: Solid article on all the benefits of creatine which debunks some of the myths, as well. One particular point of interest is the importance of creatine consumption for vegans and vegetarians whose diets lack creatine by their very nature and who may be a cognitive disadvantage because of this.
If anything my minor in sociology has made me good at making BS sound smart.
Next week we’re going to talk about PEDs in one of my classes and Creatine is on my teacher’s list of PEDs. I can’t wait to see how this goes.
Today I tried some squats and I can definitely tell my glute/side is healing but it’s not back to full strength yet. I haven’t really done any barbell squats since I hurt myself but after today I think it’s safe to start adding them back into my routine. After doing five sets of ten with some very light weights I decided to put some big boy plates on the barbell and see what...
I zoned out in class completely till the word...
Then I resisted the urge to open my mouth.
Lately I’ve noticed that my facial is coming in thicker and fuller. It’s good to see that I’m finally hitting puberty at the age of 23.
Looking at the EliteFTS store and drooling over equipment. What I wouldn’t give for about $10,000 and the space for my own home gym.
When I did some research on occlusion training I came across this excellent article and I thought I’d share it. It’s written by Layne Norton and he does a good job of laying down the science and how to use occlusion training in understandable terms. http://www.ironmanmagazine.com/index.cfm?page=article&go2=1489&StartRow=1
A couple of days ago I tried pulling sumo to see how it would work with this lower back sprain I have going on. Sumo deadlifts seemed to minimize the strain on my lower back and at the same time seemed way easier than a conventional pull. I could definitely feel how they emphasized the hamstrings much more than the conventional pull does. I’m going to try sumo deadlifts again tomorrow,...
I really need to pull my life together, I’ve spent the past few months kind of lying on my back and not progressing in general. I had a lower back sprain that I let turn into something chronic because I didn’t deal with it correctly. This was the first time I’ve ever hand an injury from lifting that prevented me from really squatting or deadlifting. Instead of retooling my...
Sometimes I like to play a game called, "Can Zach...
I don’t always win but when I do it’s great.
My little brother is six and he already is having to deal with bullies, what the heck. How do you explain what’s happening to a six year old and show him how to deal with it? He’s six, he should be concerned with running outside, getting dirty, and playing games not worrying about a bully. This legitimately pisses me off.