c&jed a plate today, went up p easy, my form is still trash when i lift heavy tho just get no depth total power clean
― lag∞n, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 01:21 (seven months ago) link
its interesting when i started doing the lift it was blowing up my mid back and now its more hitting my shoulders, works i guess
― lag∞n, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 01:22 (seven months ago) link
Just missed the body weight squat- managed two decent sets of 190x5 at 192.5 and a third set of 3. Keeping the load the same for next week, but soon
― You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 14:01 (seven months ago) link
though of course the yoga world is just as rife with creeps and scammers as the rest of fitness, isn't corepower basically a pyramid scheme?? how did you all navigate that world and learn what you needed?
i started going to a studio where i knew one of the teachers already and it turned out to be a great place, my method was to just show up to level 1 classes (some of the instructors w/iyengar background were really helpful) and accept that i was going to be terrible at it and frustrated for awhile. but also i wish i had realized that if twisting or folding a certain way hurts your back, don't force it - used to manage to injure myself approx every 4 months when i first started. and now i just don't practice shoulder stand or any of the neck stuff at the end of class, i don't even work on headstand because of the neck strain - i don't care if the teacher says they're important poses, i will def hurt myself doing these.
been reading this thread thinking i should start lifting weights a little bit, my building has a gym but i avoid because i have no idea what i should be doing there and it's really intimidating! i take some pretty difficult vinyasa yoga classes multiple times a week & run occasionally, so it's like.. i don't really NEED to for general fitness but from just yoga i'm never going to get enough upper body strength to be able to do arm balances.
― Дарья (daria-g), Thursday, 4 July 2019 14:57 (seven months ago) link
yeah do it youll pick up lifting quick if youve done a lot of yoga, watch youtubes on high bar squat, overhead press and deadlift imo
― lag∞n, Thursday, 4 July 2019 17:28 (seven months ago) link
yes, it is nothing to be afraid of. do overhead presses and my favorite dumbbell bench press and one arm dumbbell row. the more often you do it the more your body just tells you what is the right thing, imo.
― forensic plumber (harbl), Thursday, 4 July 2019 21:20 (seven months ago) link
i wonder what exercises you'd want to do to make arm balances easier though? push-ups, dips & pull-ups?
― cheese canopy (map), Thursday, 4 July 2019 22:35 (seven months ago) link
I committed the cardinal sin of staying in the gym too close to closing time, on a holiday no less! Looking at the TV between sets of dips I overhear someone saying "He's just fucking sitting there, watching Spongebob"--wait, I'm watching Spongebob! Panicked look around the room, it's deserted and 3 minutes to closing time and I've never hustled out faster or avoided eye contact with the staff more studiously.
― Dan I., Friday, 5 July 2019 04:50 (seven months ago) link
― lag∞n, Friday, 5 July 2019 05:07 (seven months ago) link
Yeah, there's no crime in going to the late shift, but you are definitely going to be judged on the efficiency and intensity of your workout by tired staff.
― Three Word Username, Friday, 5 July 2019 11:19 (seven months ago) link
getting yoked u guys, think im eating like 2x ad much as i was before i started lifting again
― lag∞n, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 02:28 (seven months ago) link
It's a neat feeling to add some weight to your deadlifts and realize during the first rep thereafter that right then, at that exact moment, you are certainly lifting more weight than you ever have in your life.
― Dan I., Wednesday, 17 July 2019 13:21 (seven months ago) link
so liiiiiiiiiike i did iti joined a gymand i'm kind of going it's terrifying a man came up to me yesterday and asked if we could share the incline bench pressi was like just take it
― surm, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 14:47 (seven months ago) link
lol I've been on both sides of that type of exchange.
― beard papa, Friday, 19 July 2019 16:00 (seven months ago) link
i'm near or past my peak with deadlifts, squats, bench press, shoulder press. this week my energy's been down though and i barely scraped through leg day today. it's time for a light week.
― cheese canopy (map), Friday, 16 August 2019 01:38 (six months ago) link
i been there, hoss
get sleep, listen to the bod
― Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 16 August 2019 09:24 (six months ago) link
I did my first deadlifts and back squats after taking a few months off to let my back recover. Only went up to 245 x5 on the DL and focused like crazy on form, same with squat (185 x 5). Was able to squat to parallel with (afaict from my iphone video) no lower back rounding, which is a big deal for me since I've struggled for years.
Honestly just nothing else motivates me to go to the gym like lifting and nothing else is satisfying.
― longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 16 August 2019 14:37 (six months ago) link
ha, I really want a video to check my form, but I don't know how best to go about it. Some guy actually brought a tripod in and set it up to the squat rack and it just seemed a little much
― Dan I., Friday, 16 August 2019 14:49 (six months ago) link
I've been out of things for a few months myself and it's been absolute misery. I had been trying to do my own PT at home for what I thought was a deltoid injury. Finally, the pain and lack of mobility got too much to bear so I went to see my PCP. He's like "that injury is more in your bicep." So I'd been stretching all the wrong goddamn muscles this whole time (for the most part). Immediately switched to some exercises recommended for biceps and feel 80% better. Hope to start lifting again soon, because not doing it has been the worst.
― ☮ (peace, man), Friday, 16 August 2019 14:55 (six months ago) link
― Dan I., Friday, August 16, 2019 9:49 AM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink
Yeah, it's hard to find a way to do it, I usually just lean my phone against something. Tripods in the gym are like rolling backpacks -- they deserve to be clowned even if they serve some legitimate practical purpose.
― longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 16 August 2019 15:59 (six months ago) link
yeah lean it against something, i took (slomo) video of my c&j just yesterday, lot to work on lol
― lag∞n, Friday, 16 August 2019 17:44 (six months ago) link
hmmm i should really do the video thing. i see a lot of people doing it lately. seems like a good idea.
― cheese canopy (map), Friday, 16 August 2019 19:07 (six months ago) link
Took the summer off of weights due to injury and have been running + yoga and man, do I miss the weight room. My PT said I am squatting too low, and doing the butt wink past a certain point and that I need to come up at about parallel even though I do high bar squats, so I guess when I do go back to it I'll have to sort of re-learn the movement. I got used to a sort of hamstring bounce out of the hole which allowed me to probably lift heavier than I should have been, I guess. I'm still going to try to work in a day of yoga every week as I really like it and feel it has been very beneficial.
― beard papa, Friday, 16 August 2019 22:10 (six months ago) link
i've tried just doing yoga and running and i last like a week, can't not lift tbh. but lifting without the other two mixed in regularly though is.. like cooking without salt and pepper, or something.
my gym has a copy of 'becoming a supple leopard' which i should really look into more, it seems good. the squat diagram suggests spreading your knees a bit, which i've been doing lately and liking - my knees feel better protected, base is more stable and i've bumped up a few lbs.
is the 'butt wink' like a downward dip in your tailbone?
― cheese canopy (map), Friday, 16 August 2019 22:27 (six months ago) link
no its just when a butt winks at you
― gbx, Friday, 16 August 2019 22:39 (six months ago) link
Yeah @ the downward dip. The PT said it doesn’t automatically result in back problems but I guess it puts you lower spine in a vulnerable position. She told me to warm up for squats by doing this thing where you tie a taut band around a pole (or squat rack) and then around your thigh where it creases at the hip and do this almost child pose thing.
― beard papa, Saturday, 17 August 2019 03:39 (six months ago) link
Lol I felt "young again" the day I squatted but the two following days I've been so fucking tight. Still, no lower back pain so I think I'm good. I may just need to strengthen my hip flexors.
― longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Saturday, 17 August 2019 18:45 (six months ago) link
hip ilxors got your back
― breastcrawl, Saturday, 17 August 2019 20:08 (six months ago) link
My PT said I am squatting too low, and doing the butt wink past a certain point and that I need to come up at about parallel
ok, so I know that I butt wink when I squat. So stopping at parallel is a recommended fix for that or something?
― ☮ (peace, man), Saturday, 17 August 2019 22:23 (six months ago) link
She pressed a broom stick against my back, had me do a squat, and said I should be stopping at the point where my lower back doesn’t touch the stick anymore - if that makes any sense. For me that’s just lower than parallel.
― beard papa, Sunday, 18 August 2019 02:06 (six months ago) link
― ☮ (peace, man), Sunday, 18 August 2019 15:09 (six months ago) link
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― Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 08:52 (six months ago) link
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― beard papa, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 22:17 (six months ago) link
ya'll pigeon pose is the best
― cheese canopy (map), Monday, 26 August 2019 23:27 (five months ago) link
Man, I love the particular soreness that comes after a heavy barbell workout -- it feels like rippling hulk muscles are growing just under the surface and are going to bust out any moment
― longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Sunday, 1 September 2019 03:07 (five months ago) link
it's fun but deep soreness you know? time for another light week.
― cheese canopy (map), Thursday, 17 October 2019 19:05 (four months ago) link
Been trying a wider squat stance with some success, also focusing a lot on bracing and tightening my upper back. Form looks better in the videos I take of myself. I also feel my inner thigh muscles a lot more after -- I think I probably have a little imbalance and this may be helping to correct it.
― longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 17 October 2019 19:26 (four months ago) link
Suddenly the squat changes I’ve made gave me a breakthrough today (in combination with greater frequency and more sleep) and I was able to do 245 x 5. Generally going to the gym more frequently has been helping me and I feel less sore rather than more as my body seems to be adjusting.
― longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Saturday, 16 November 2019 20:51 (three months ago) link
― lag∞n, Sunday, 17 November 2019 02:53 (three months ago) link
Two weeks ago I got a new-to-me ACL and this point it is hard to imagine that I will ever bear weight again, much less squat. BUT I SHALL. OH I SHALL.
― mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Sunday, 17 November 2019 13:25 (three months ago) link
In the meantime my PT is leg raises, which I do while imagining I am 1980s Jane Fonda.
Deadlifted 325 today and was also able to do my best match grip set ever - 255 x 5
― longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Saturday, 23 November 2019 22:29 (three months ago) link
i'm at my heaviest ever for everything more or less but taking a week off over christmas for travel
nothing like a yoga class to realize how stressed my body is from lifting. we did a high fish pose where you squeeze your shoulders back as hard as possible for like a minute. it isn't a super dynamic pose or anything but i was shaking. it's the first thing that has truly relieved tension in my constantly tight front deltoids in like a year.
― ingredience (map), Tuesday, 17 December 2019 00:08 (two months ago) link
class was excellent, three other people, small room, lots of hip stuff, $10. think i'll be doing it pretty much every sunday.
― ingredience (map), Tuesday, 17 December 2019 00:10 (two months ago) link
I really pushed myself last week, doing 4 Hatha Flow classes, which is the most I've ever done in a week. My shoulder and knee feel slightly strained, but I want to keep up the pace through the end of the year, while I'm off work. I've definitely gained some muscle and flexibility, and reduced chronic pain. Been able to refine a lot of poses and do some stuff that was impossible for me previously.
― Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 17 December 2019 00:39 (two months ago) link
6 weeks post ACL reconstruction and double meniscus repair, just got cleared by ortho for full weight bearing, meaning PT is gonna get pretty real.
Did my first "off the toilet unassisted by hands" today and felt very swole!
But some day I will squat again. I will!
― mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 17 December 2019 01:15 (two months ago) link
hey, sw0le bros. 2019 has been my worst gym year in a long time. struggling with a lot of probably job-related fatigue and blahness, not caring about anything, skipping weeks at a time, just feeling weak. i decided that for a while i'm just going to do some treadmill running because getting sweaty and mentally torturing myself on that hell machine makes me feel like i've temporarily scrubbed my brain clean. feels good. also it will carry me through the bad time that is the gym in january, as there are usually enough treadmills in spite of the crowds.
― forensic plumber (harbl), Saturday, 28 December 2019 19:58 (one month ago) link
BRANE-SCRUBBING is among all-time reasons to go to the gym - otm
― Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 28 December 2019 20:13 (one month ago) link
also, i confess: i've long wanted to try the GERKIN and ARMY etc functions on the fancy gym treadmills, so i will work up to that and it helps to have something to work up to
― forensic plumber (harbl), Saturday, 28 December 2019 20:21 (one month ago) link
I have never heard, and am afraid of, these "functions" of which you speak.
― mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Saturday, 28 December 2019 21:16 (one month ago) link