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Ask me anything relating to lifting weights/workingout.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by xoxxx, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. xoxxx

    xoxxx Regular Member

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    Ive been read tons of great information on this board, So I figured that its my turn to give back. Ive been working out for about 2 years now and have learned a good bit about it. Im not trying to brag, but simpley state a fact, When I was 16 I was able to bench 225 squat 350 and deadlift 400+. Im 17 now with about the same stats just a little better..
    Ask me anything relating working out and I will answer it!!

    :D
     
  2. db2000

    db2000 Newbie

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    What do you train for?
    have you done those lifts in a comp...or are they just gym lifts
     
  3. xoxxx

    xoxxx Regular Member

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    I really just train to look good, I couldnt care less how strong I am, I just want muscle mass and size....there are people in my gym who are smaller than me but alot stronger..
    If I ever did a competition it wouldnt be a powerlifting one, It would be a bodybuilding one, But its just a little too gay and narcissistic for me haha.
     
  4. JesusChristSr

    JesusChristSr Regular Member

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    I just dislocated my shoulder last nite and was wondering if you know any exercise that I can do to prevent that from happening again. This is the 4th time I have dislocated it in the last 2 years and I don't have the money for surgery so any advice you could give would be appreciated.
     
  5. db2000

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    You may have to google these...as they are hide to describe.

    Kelso shrugs (scapula retraction), Scarecrows, Band Pull aparts
     
  6. JesusChristSr

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    Thanks bro, I will. Also, all day my shoulder makes a loud clicking sound when I extend my arm forward. Do you know if that means it is still out of place or not?
     
  7. db2000

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    With out seeing a physio its hard to say.
    Most likely a lot of junk (scar tissue, ligament/tendon etc)

    How did you dislocate it?

    Also until you have strength in the right area, the shoulder can move along the wrong groove
     
  8. xoxxx

    xoxxx Regular Member

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    I would really recomend against taking advice from somebody that is not a medical professional for this kind of situation.. Thats something that sounds like it could be pretty serious so I really wouldnt want to give you any wrong advice and have you re-injur it..

    If you have medical insurance go to your docotor and tell them its pianfull and it bothers you sleeping even with ibuprofen. They should give you a free x-ray/cat scan and possibley fre surjery if its something that could be life threatening..

    My best advice is to stay away from all activities that put alot of pressure on your shoulders, Like working out chest,back,shoulders. Use extremley light weight (less than 5lbs) and do 5 sets of 30 reps everytime you go to the gym of shoulder excersizes. Your goal is to increase your muscular endurance while keeping the least amount of pressure on your rotator cuff, etc..

    And Like i said, only take advice from a medical professional when it comes to something like that..
    Best of luck!!!!
     
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    djedje70 Regular Member

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    none of ur fr#$%ing biz dude!!!
    Hey bro,

    I was working out like crazy last year. What was you typical routine?

    Me, I was always doing 3 sets of 12 - 10 - 8, no matter what. I was increasing the weight for every new sets. Also supersetting to add definition to the muscles after each set. Sometimes I would feel like puking, but hey... no pain, no gain.. right?
     
  10. db2000

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    He needs to work his back LIKE CRAZY.

    I do this for a living (strength and conditioning). Thats not very good advice (the exercises) but yes he needs to see someone
     
  11. JesusChristSr

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    No insurance bro, and last time I went which was the first time it popped out it cost me over 3k. Last nite the shit hurt so bad I took 5 Advil and still had to sleep on my back all site. I think it is permanently fucked and in need of surgery. And the funny thing is this all happened while trying to kill a spider. That how jacked it is brother. Hopefully the healthcare bill passes and so I can get this taken care of. But until then I will take your advice. Thanks.
     
  12. Realign02

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  13. ninjawarrior

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    I'm 5'8 29 yrs old and have been lifting for almost 3 years straight. When i was in highschool and starting college i was pretty athletic wasn't super strong.

    Now I'm 168lbs and work out with 110lb dumbells in the flat dumbell press....I love the funny looks i get from huge guys that are only using 95 pounders.....

    Unforutnately due too using way too much weight for my frame I have injured my shoulders and now I'm starting to have problems with them..

    Too anyone thats serious about lifting please....know your limits and don't push too hard...or you could end up being so strong that you damage tendons and ligaments......

    My finace in an emergency resident so I'm pretty lucky that I have in in house physician.....although she gets pretty pissed when she finds out how much weight I was lifting..

    working out with 220lbs isnt that much for a guy thats 165-170lbs but when you use individual dumbells they really make the exercise alot tougher.

    Cheers,
    If you need anything let me know...

    Also I have an NASM training certification..

    J
     
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    The biggest problem I notice in the gym is all form seems to be gone. You're taught when you first start lifting to keep good form to go slow on your reps. A good count is 2 - 0 - 1

    2 seconds down (Negative)
    0 rest
    1 second up

    I see so many people with terrible form they bounce the weights off their chest. It's been proven time and time again the muscle is built in part by the negative, but it always seems to be neglected.

    I think the funniest thing I see is when people do the lat pull-down and throw their whole body into it.. I can't help but laugh.
     
  15. blackma

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    I am truly vain. I just want to get good definition. Not to sound gay or anything (not that there is anything wrong with being gay), but same kinda def that Brad Pitt had in Fight Club. He was in pretty good shape for that. Trying to get a serious beach body together for next year!

    So what is the best way to get good definition with some bulk?
     
  16. gaz256

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    lifts look pretty decent, when i was 16 i was benchin around 275 at around 165pounds and always thought my bench was sh!t because i always talked to people online who benched way more than i did (well over 350).

    in hindsight for a 16 yr old i guess it wasnt too bad. never had the opportunity to deadlift or squat really at my gym...just didnt have the facilities. leg press wise i was 600pounds+ but again machine topped out at 600 so wasnt able to push myself further (shit facilities).

    been well over a year since ive been in the gym though now and muscle dropped off me like shit off a shovel. went from 14.5 stone to 10.5 in a matter of a few months. need to get back in some time
     
  17. xoxxx

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    I would typically splt my workouts into a 5 day plan working out 2 muscle groups a day. same reps, sets as you :D
    Yes, he needs to work his back like crazy so that he will consistently be putting pressure on the injured shoulder not allowing it to heal and possible forcing a stress fracture and a build up of more scare tissue....:rolleyes:
    idk how many?
    thats very good advice, alot of people dont care if they injur themselves and just go and workout with injured back in a week..i dont understand it:confused:
    It depends on your time frame.
    If you have a long time to do it, than the safest and healthiest option is to tone down to that weight, and than workout, eating alot, but at the same time doing x amount of cardio so that you do not gain any fat. 75% of having muscle definition is cardio, not working out. Basically just stay toned and gain muscle slowley.

    OR

    Gain a lot of muscle by eating everything and dirty bulking, than just do cardio and loose body fat, you will loose a good bit of muscle also.. And depending on how old you are, look into taking supplements..
     
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    yuucchi Registered Member

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    how muck body fat do you have???
     
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    yuucchi Registered Member

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    i mean percentage body fat
     
  20. twmas52712

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    hey, i don't have access to a gym around me. can you recommend a routine for me that i can do at home? i'm currently thinking of buying a pull-up bar and just doing pushups/pullups..but i'd rather have a full body workout going.