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Post by stuward » Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:56 am

You don't need a lot of exercises. You often see exercise plans with a dozen exercises. If you go to a typical gym and as a trainer for a plan, that's usually what you'll get. The trouble is that you can't put adequate effort into a dozen different exercises to get any value from it. You can only focus on a few exercises per workout so pick the best exercises for the movements you want to train and make them count.

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Post by Jungledoc » Sat Jul 17, 2010 4:52 pm

I didn't really mean that you necessarily need more exercises. That was a bit of a joke really. BB often tend to lots of lifts, but it's not necessary, especially for non-BB.

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Post by A. moss » Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:23 pm

Jungledoc wrote:I didn't really mean that you necessarily need more exercises. That was a bit of a joke really.



Oh, sorry, people tell me all the time that I'm a literalist.

Jungledoc wrote: BB often tend to lots of lifts, but it's not necessary, especially for non-BB.
Well, that's kinda what I'm leaning toward. I don't really care what, how much or how long I do it, as long as I'm profiting from it in strength or size. As is with everyone else I'm sure.

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Post by Jungledoc » Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:44 am

I didn't really mean to say that you're doing it wrong. It's your journal, you can do anything with it that you want! I just thought it might be more useful to you if you kept a record of your lifts. You can abbreviate if you want. "8x45" for "8 reps at 45 pounds." Saves some typing.

What happened on the front squat? Have you done anything to work your way up to it? You can do "goblet squats" which is holding a weight in your hands against your chest. You can use a dumbbell or a weight plate or a kettlebell. You can start as low as you need to.

A lot of people find that it's uncomfortable to hold the bar in the "catch" position. At first you can just practice holding it for a few seconds at a time, and gradually increase. Some gyms have a light bar (15kg, about 32 pounds) that might be easier to start with.

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Post by Jungledoc » Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:54 am

I suppose that you're aware that Angus was the name of an early king of Scotland. Should earn you the friendship of both Robert and KPj. I just ate a Scotch Finger in your honor.

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Post by A. moss » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:28 am

Jungledoc wrote:I didn't really mean to say that you're doing it wrong. It's your journal, you can do anything with it that you want! I just thought it might be more useful to you if you kept a record of your lifts. You can abbreviate if you want. "8x45" for "8 reps at 45 pounds." Saves some typing.




No man, it was a good idea!




Jungledoc wrote:What happened on the front squat? Have you done anything to work your way up to it? You can do "goblet squats" which is holding a weight in your hands against your chest. You can use a dumbbell or a weight plate or a kettlebell. You can start as low as you need to.





No, I just jumped into them I really didn't work up. I just thought they wouldn't be much different.

Honestly, my knees felt great last night. I didn't have any joint or shooting pains. I just couldn't do them.

But yeah I'll defiantly do the goblet's





Jungledoc wrote:A lot of people find that it's uncomfortable to hold the bar in the "catch" position. At first you can just practice holding it for a few seconds at a time, and gradually increase. Some gyms have a light bar (15kg, about 32 pounds) that might be easier to start with.




That's what I have. Its a 35 though. and I also have a 15 I'll start with that one first.
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Post by A. moss » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:41 am

Jungledoc wrote:I suppose that you're aware that Angus was the name of an early king of Scotland. Should earn you the friendship of both Robert and KPj. I just ate a Scotch Finger in your honor.

Lol, Yes very. My mom tells me that all the time.

Im not scotch, but cool thanks lol.

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Post by Jebus » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:30 pm

You have the same amount of weight as me (: lol 285.

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Post by A. moss » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:50 pm

Jebus wrote:You have the same amount of weight as me (: lol 285.

Oh, do you work from your house as well?

On my 290 Deadlift, I had to put 1 extra coupler on each side just to make it 290 lol. :lol:

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Post by Jebus » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:16 pm

Yeah, I built my sqat rack out of wood and got a bench for 200.

I was able to deadlift 280 x 2, I never felt so light headed in my entire life.

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Post by A. moss » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:39 pm

Jebus wrote:Yeah, I built my sqat rack out of wood and got a bench for 200.

I was able to deadlift 280 x 2, I never felt so light headed in my entire life.

Thats a really good idea, man. I never even though about just building a squat rack..........


lol, I know what you mean.

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Post by pdellorto » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:14 am

Andy, where are you holding the weight on those situps?

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Post by Jebus » Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:34 am

pdellorto wrote:Andy, where are you holding the weight on those situps?
I think his name is Angus. Also good work on the 190 squats!

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Post by A. moss » Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:13 am

pdellorto wrote:Andy, where are you holding the weight on those situps?

I was holding it on my chest/stomach... why is that bad?

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Post by A. moss » Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:16 am

Jebus wrote:
pdellorto wrote:Andy, where are you holding the weight on those situps?
I think his name is Angus. Also good work on the 190 squats!

Lol, yeah its Angus, but its cool. thanks man

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