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Yeah you should skip heavy lifting after just getting off the plane. What you experienced is common. Sitting down in a tight space for a long period is not good for squatting or deadlifting, especially.

Doing some light stuff (e.g isolations), pullups / upper back work, or active recovery (mobility, stretching) is fine.

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So two questions:

1. At what percentage of your max on any lift are you guys working on on a regular basis? I've been trying to find a sweet spot. I've been working at certain weights from the time I started lifting. For example, when benching, my first "main weight" was 185, and then I moved to to 225. In terms of building muscle, as opposed to powerlifting, is this the best option? Or should I be regularly hitting 70-90% of my max on all/some lifts?

2. Mainly for the athletes, what are some good ways to increase stamina? I know I could google this, but I trust the opinions of this forum more in these matters. I play a lot of basketball, and I had my most stamina when (no duh) I was running about 6 miles a day about a year ago. However, at this time, I literally had no obligations to do anything besides get in good shape to get ready for the military. Nowadays, I have significantly less time, and my workout time is split between rehab for my ankle, lifting, basketball work and staying in shape for PT tests. Any guys have any good tips on how to make the most of these things to increase stamina? Outside of just making sure I'm going 100% constantly moving during any of those workouts?
08-05-2015 08:57 AM
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1. 70~85%, even 90% for presses

2. Rope skipping, bear crawls and burpees, if you're a minimalist.

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Interval training is always what gets my CV up quickly.
08-05-2015 09:16 AM
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I havent went on regular lifting for the last 2 weeks due to crazy work. Usually I lift 3-4x per week.

Starting 3 days ago Im starting to experience something really strange: I start losing appetite and enthusiasm for anything. Im the guy who is always hungry and who eat twice the normal person, just suddenly go a day without eating anything and still on the 2nd day I dont feel like eating any. I dont feel like doing anything or going out either.

Is this normal when you stop exercising for a while?

I'm not sick or anything, I caught a slight cold the other day but its nothing. Other than feeling like a fucking zombie Im completely healthy. Im hitting the gym soon as I leave today, fuck work and bosses.

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08-05-2015 09:53 AM
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You're just experiencing that training/endorphin withdrawal that everyone experiences when they take a break from training.

Don't stress. Just get back into it!
08-05-2015 12:23 PM
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If you have access to a prowler/sled.

Great conditioning tool in my opinion.
08-05-2015 12:34 PM
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Back to training after about a week off.

However in the week off I was still pretty active, just no lifting. I did lots of walking and cycling, and swimming breatsroke (good for the chest).

Nutritionally, I was okay. Because I was out of the Anglosphere (was in western Europe), not every product is rammed full of bad artificial stuff. However I couldn't stop myself from a few continental sweet things.

Overall, I think I probably put on 1% BF, as my abs were still reasonably visible, but not quite as good as before.

Did a chest/shoulder split yesterday, felt good getting back in to it. Must try some dumbell pullovers soon.

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08-05-2015 01:42 PM
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08-05-2015 02:39 PM
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Not sure if this is the right spot.

I have been cutting weight - getting ready for a wedding.

But I imagine on my trip I am going to have a lot of pizza - just like it where I am going.

I'll probably do IF - but are there any legit ways to minimize the carb impact? I plan on drinking a lot of water and I'll be taking ALA.

If you google block carbs, there are a shit load of things but not sure if I can trust the articles.

Any suggestions? Thanks.

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08-05-2015 07:49 PM
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I can't remember where I saw this, but you can take one slice of pizza, and take the cheese and toppings from 1-2 other slices, and make it a double/triple decker. You can do the same thing with sushi too. Just throw 1-2 extra pieces of sashimi on top so you get more protein and less carbs.

Not exactly the answer you were looking for probably, but it's what came to mind.
08-05-2015 08:28 PM
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(08-05-2015 08:28 PM)RioNomad Wrote:  I can't remember where I saw this, but you can take one slice of pizza, and take the cheese and toppings from 1-2 other slices, and make it a double/triple decker. You can do the same thing with sushi too. Just throw 1-2 extra pieces of sashimi on top so you get more protein and less carbs.

Not exactly the answer you were looking for probably, but it's what came to mind.

You know that ain't a bad idea to keep the carbs down. Appreciate it.

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(08-05-2015 02:39 PM)Mentavious Wrote:  





motivation


Epic video, thanks for sharing. Loved seeing off-the-wall training techniques being used. Never thought I'd see college football players doing weighted TRX rows with towels as the grip.



Kind of related...does anyone know if football teams train their athletes to play in the heat? Auburn seems to always practice indoors...bet it the weight room or practice field. Do they need to bring their guys out there x amount of hours to make sure they can fare in the swamp?

I googled but only found about NCAA preventing players from too much heat, not making them more resilient against it
08-05-2015 09:02 PM
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Yes

In ncaa football teams go through hear acclimation practices (where they only do one less intense practice outdoors per day) before starting two a days. It's a mandate brought by NCAA.

That's one of the reasons why Lsu plays so many night games.

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08-06-2015 12:51 PM
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I can't get my breath at the facilities these kids have.

I reckon they're superior to most Premiership football clubs!
08-06-2015 01:16 PM
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^ Yeah definitely on a par with what the likes of Arsenal and City will have. Are they college kids, or in an NFL team?
08-06-2015 01:36 PM
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(08-06-2015 01:36 PM)britchard Wrote:  ^ Yeah definitely on a par with what the likes of Arsenal and City will have. Are they college kids, or in an NFL team?

Auburn is a top college football team.

First thing I thought when watching this video "And soccer fans think American football players are fat and slow lol."

Second thing I thought was "Jesus fucking Christ that's an amazing gym!"
08-06-2015 02:04 PM
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That is awesome. Not only does it look like there is plenty of gear to not have to wait, but to have a bunch of your buddies in there lifting with you and encouraging one another is a brotherhood type bond that will last those guys their lifetime.

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How about those squat machines they have? Looks like a carnival style 1RM tester.
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Jealous of that gym. Most pro sports teams have such facilities and they're all top equipment of every variety you can think of.
08-09-2015 08:45 AM
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(08-06-2015 01:36 PM)britchard Wrote:  ^ Yeah definitely on a par with what the likes of Arsenal and City will have. Are they college kids, or in an NFL team?

College, but College football in the US is massive.

Apparently Auburn had an 81 million dollar budget for the football program last year, and a stadium that seats more than Old Trafford.
08-09-2015 12:16 PM
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I just visited my parents and found a few old tubs of protein powder. Must be four years old, maybe even more.

Think I can still use it?
08-10-2015 01:36 AM
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It's probably been asked before, but is there an optimal time to hit the weights? Because of my work cycle I usually do it in the evening around 10 PM. But lately my work has been going nuts and I find myself working later and unable to hit the gym which I seriously need to do. So is it better to hit in the morning, afternoon or evening?

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08-11-2015 09:31 PM
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It doesn't really matter so long as you get to the gym and you're not screwing over your sleep schedule to do it. So if you're working too late on too many days, you might want to try lifting earlier in the morning (so long as you sleep enough) or just hit lifts hard and heavy twice a week to maintain what you have.

A lot of guys find out that they actually get stronger when they scale back their training.

I'm going back to school this Fall and I'll probably do something like this. If it looks a lot like Greyskull, it's because it is.

Day 1 (Monday)
bench 5 reps 2 sets / one all out set to failure
Squat 5 reps 2 sets / one all out set to failure
Chins 3 all out sets to failure. When I get to 50 reps altogether, I'll add weight.

Day 2 (Thursday)
press 5 reps 2 sets / one all out set to failure
deadlift one all out set to failure
barbell rows (probably same format as bench, squat, and press, haven't decided yet)

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(08-11-2015 09:31 PM)ColSpanker Wrote:  It's probably been asked before, but is there an optimal time to hit the weights? Because of my work cycle I usually do it in the evening around 10 PM. But lately my work has been going nuts and I find myself working later and unable to hit the gym which I seriously need to do. So is it better to hit in the morning, afternoon or evening?

Well...

I'm sure there have been studies showing that different people train best at different times of the day.

For me, it's late morning/early afternoon followed by late evening followed by the morning.

I'm just not a morning person and can barely function in the gym before 11 am.

Luckily my work allows me to do this.

After a while of experimenting, you'll figure out what works for you. There is no right or wrong answer.
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