Discussion in 'The Water Cooler' started by ArcheryGirl, Jul 6, 2014.
Yes, my trainer destroyed me. I think she wanted me to puke. Damn her and elk hunting. :D
I hit a huge milestone tonight! When I first started lifting a year ago I could barely do plates once on bench. Got Dubs for first time smoothly! Weighed 144 at start and now weigh 165 pounds (22 years old). Tomorrow is leg day for me:/
I have been hitting it hard all week with the exception of Monday. I was wore out from a Bowfishing tourney over the week end so I took off Monday!
I have no idea what's going on in here.
But to answer the title. No. I lifted last night.
Have a great day!
But first let me take a selfie of a selfie
You look kinda scary hahaha
I always wonder about that myself. I see guys whose motion is only about a couple inches. I don't see how that could have much benefit. I wonder who taught them that.
I don't use much weight. I'm not trying to build muscle at all, just keep what I have trim and firm. But I always go through the complete range of movement.
6am run followed by kettle bells everyday. Some easy days some not so much.
I will explain where this came from and how some have bastardized it or simply taken a similar approach with no results. When I was younger I was a gung ho bench presser, squatter and dead lifter. I worked out with a few different guys that competed in powerlifting or were training to and had a lot of strength. One way guys will get over a hurdle is to do partial reps, especially in the bench world. We used to have three guys to spot the bar and would load 5-105 over our max and go down 2-4 inches and back up for one or two reps. The point is to get the body adjusted to the initial load of the bar, somewhat of a menatl hurdle but also one tying in all the muscles that tie in to the life besides the shoulders, chest and triceps. My ultimate max when I weighed 225# was 545# and I was training with 595# doing this trying to get my max up 10#, I failed miserably on that attempt at 555# and destroyed my right shoulder. That ended my short range motion training and also my powerlifting training for the most part.
The lower bicep is a very hard muscle for some to train. I was blesses with great Tricep but horrible bicep genetics. My arms have never had the lower bulk that many have and the only way I have been able to get size is to to 1/8 to 1/4 reps with heavy weight and supination. In some cases the partial reps are great because they offer the ability to shock the muscle group with heavier load that you could do for a full rep.
Where people go wrong is that they target a majority of their muscles this way and end up being azz clowns in the gym. I referenced a few days ago that a dude was doing shrugs and he had 700# on the shrug machine and weighs about 230#. The dude was half Azzing his reps and when you see this weight slinger the first thing you notice is that his arms are 3-4" smaller than what the average dude lifting what he is lifting sports. Somehow this knucklehead thinks he is hercules and huge which plain makes me chuckle.
And its even my kill face
Amazing how fast you lose it when you quit for a while. 4 miles in 30 minutes this morning and it all but killed me.
4 miles in 30 minutes is solid. Nothing to laugh at there Tembry.
Yes I did, for an hour.
It's not bad it's just crazy how bad it hurt... I felt like passing out lol. 4 months ago I could run 6-7 miles at a slightly slower pace without getting too terribly winded.
You are in good shape man. I hurt my knee over a year ago and cannot run worth a darn anymore.
Ended the week with chest and did legs since i skipped monday. My goal as an old guy is to bench 225 for 10 reps, i know thats not much to some but hey im 49. Im currently getting 7 reps. I have always matched up pretty close to the one rep max calculator so if i get 10 it puts me at a 300 bench. Would love to get this before I turn 50 next july. I dont power lift, never have and workout by myself, sooo all progress up till now has been solo.
I'm jealous. I might be able to do 4 miles in 36 minutes, but it would be painful. I'm sure I'm just a "tad bit" older than you, though.
Cycling and push ups count?
In addition to running four times a week, my wife and I started stopping by the base gym three times a week. I've been staying with lower weight and a lot of reps just to try to keep the upper half of me somewhat in shape.
My legs are already making the rest of me look bad. Well, not that it looked very good anyway.
Which reminds me:
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