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If you want back development, do cleans, pulls, snatches, and bent over rowing.

Shrugs simply don't compare.

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Not sure if this needs its own thread, so I'm posting this here.

I have a problem with my shoulder popping when lifting. When I do shoulder presses, overhead lifts, and sometimes push ups, my left shoulder pops with each rep. It's not painful, it's just annoying. I don't even go heavy with those reps, just moderate enough to do a few sets of 10 and not to failure. Because my shoulder pops, I'm afraid to go heavy. I even lighten up the weights, and it still pops.

I'm guessing this maybe because of an older injury from my swimming days, that never fully healed. So my question is, are there any ancillary exercises to strengthen my shoulder and its supporting tendons/muscles, so that I can get back to doing my usual reps without feeling the popping sensation?
09-05-2015 07:06 PM
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Recently I've gotten this weird pain in my right palm, around 3 cm towards the wrist from the little finger. The spot is painful to the touch and notably hard, but seems to be deep under the muscle. The amount of pain and the hardness and sensitivity of the injured spot seems to correlate with the deadlifts I do (currently doing 2 sets of 3 with 190 kg, then 5 sets of 10 with 100 kg, no straps or belt).

Seems like I should ease off, but I don't wanna. I like my diddylifts.
09-06-2015 08:28 AM
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Update on lat pullover machine. This machine is amazing. Every time I step on it I feel my testosterone levels instantly jump as I strap myself into the gainz train.

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Today I did the "pre-exhaustion" where I did pullover machine FIRST followed by barbell rows, pull down machine, and cable rows. Epic back pump and definitely felt the barbell rows in my lats more.
09-06-2015 10:43 AM
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Have you seen a doctor about the shoulder and have it x-rayed? I'm in rehab from a shoulder injury from too much range of motion on my benchpress for years. They taught me several rotator cuff exercises but I'm not sure if I do them forever yet. I'm not quite done.
09-06-2015 10:52 AM
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^I recently saw an interview with Mike O'Hearn where he discusses optimal form at the bench in order to avoid straining the shoulders. A more medial positioning of the arms takes emphasis off of the shoulder region in favor of fixating on the chest.
09-06-2015 01:13 PM
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Approached this blonde with a nice arse at the gym the other day, after seeing her do a couple of pistol squats and giving her a genuine thumb-up. As we were chatting, I suddenly felt like trying some pistols. I had never been able to do one and had not tried them for a long time. I couldn't believe it when I banged out a few solid reps!

One more achievement ticked off the list. Smile

I was so excited I nearly forgot about my pistol girl! The game shall continue next time...

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09-13-2015 03:48 AM
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(09-13-2015 03:48 AM)StrikeBack Wrote:  Approached this blonde with a nice arse at the gym the other day, after seeing her do a couple of pistol squats and giving her a genuine thumb-up. As we were chatting, I suddenly felt like trying some pistols. I had never been able to do one and had not tried them for a long time. I couldn't believe it when I banged out a few solid reps!

One more achievement ticked off the list. Smile

I was so excited I nearly forgot about my pistol girl! The game shall continue next time...

Pistols are, in my opinion, overrated. If you can squat your bodyweight, then you can probably do at least 5 or more pistols per leg.

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09-13-2015 02:18 PM
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(09-06-2015 10:43 AM)redbeard Wrote:  Update on lat pullover machine. This machine is amazing. Every time I step on it I feel my testosterone levels instantly jump as I strap myself into the gainz train.

[Image: NLS_Arnold_Pullover_1975.jpg]

Today I did the "pre-exhaustion" where I did pullover machine FIRST followed by barbell rows, pull down machine, and cable rows. Epic back pump and definitely felt the barbell rows in my lats more.

^ That looks like it would give you a nice stretch in the lats.

I've been lifting in the gym at my girl's apt since my gym membership expired in august and I'll be doing a short stint in Virginia soon. The setup in there is so weak. I miss being able to do BARBELL ROWS! My back training has been relegated to suitcase deadlifts and back extensions for the past three weeks.

When I get back I might just renew my membership at the university. That place was state of the art and had tons of poon hanging around. I'd rather be there than at an LA fitness.
09-13-2015 10:51 PM
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I don't think there's any investment that pays the same dividends as a premium health club membership. You can still work out at a shit club, sure, but if your workouts are better at a different gym is it worth it? What if the premium gym gets you in the door 20% more because you enjoy being there?
09-13-2015 11:08 PM
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(09-05-2015 07:06 PM)CleanSlate Wrote:  Not sure if this needs its own thread, so I'm posting this here.

I have a problem with my shoulder popping when lifting. When I do shoulder presses, overhead lifts, and sometimes push ups, my left shoulder pops with each rep. It's not painful, it's just annoying. I don't even go heavy with those reps, just moderate enough to do a few sets of 10 and not to failure. Because my shoulder pops, I'm afraid to go heavy. I even lighten up the weights, and it still pops.

I'm guessing this maybe because of an older injury from my swimming days, that never fully healed. So my question is, are there any ancillary exercises to strengthen my shoulder and its supporting tendons/muscles, so that I can get back to doing my usual reps without feeling the popping sensation?
Stop lifting and go to the doctor, that popping is gonna eat away your cartilage/destroy soft tissue.
Sounds like shoulder instability (something that i have), or could be recurrent dislocation caused by a prior injury.
Most cases like that are fixed by strengthening the rotator muscles if that doesnt work...surgery.
Anyway i strongly recommend you see a doctor before you do anymore damage to your shoulder.
09-13-2015 11:57 PM
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Pistol girl approached me today asking my name and then I showed her how to build up to a pull-up. Told me she has Friday off, so weŕe meeting up. Pleasant girl... Smile

(09-13-2015 02:18 PM)Truth Teller Wrote:  Pistols are, in my opinion, overrated. If you can squat your bodyweight, then you can probably do at least 5 or more pistols per leg.

Perhaps, Iḿ more interested in it for mobility, balance and strength in a difficult position. I can BB squat over 2.5xBW, I know I have the leg strength to do pistols, but somehow never managed to do it. Itś one of those bodyweight milestones you tick off.

Regarding premium gym membership: assuming the place has good gears and not just one of those ripoff franchises, I´d pay just to keep the riff raff out. Extra bonus if itś a uni gym with lots of young girls.

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09-14-2015 09:15 AM
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I don't think this merits its own thread but it is an interesting read nonetheless,

Joe Rogan explains why working out is like building a sand castle

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Quote:I was looking at past and present pictures of Arnold Schwarzenegger the other day when two things struck me: one, time is a real motherfucker. The man who possessed one of the most beautiful physiques the world has ever known is now reduced to moving through life in an advanced-stage version of "dad bod". The other thing is that building a perfect body is ultimately a lot like making a beautiful sand castle.

(11-15-2014 09:06 AM)Little Dark Wrote:  This thread is not going in the direction I was hoping for.
09-14-2015 07:25 PM
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^^ Being Maxim, they couldn't help but interpret his words as "getting jacked is ultimately a waste of time".

Huh? He was pretty much saying the opposite!

Otherwise a nice little article though.

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09-15-2015 07:20 AM
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Any of you guys have compression pants/tights or whatever they're called? If so any recommendations?

I think they'd be a good investment as they can be used in the weight room and other activities. They're not cheap, so I'd like to shop around for some different pairs.

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09-15-2015 10:02 AM
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I don't think pistols are all that overrated. Every lifter worth his salt ought to be able to do 20 on each leg, and if you can't (but you can squat with authority), then that's just easy gains man.
09-15-2015 12:02 PM
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(09-15-2015 10:02 AM)Seth_Rose Wrote:  Any of you guys have compression pants/tights or whatever they're called? If so any recommendations?

I think they'd be a good investment as they can be used in the weight room and other activities. They're not cheap, so I'd like to shop around for some different pairs.

You can try the ones they sell here, not necessarily compression.

http://www.gymshark.com/

(11-15-2014 09:06 AM)Little Dark Wrote:  This thread is not going in the direction I was hoping for.
09-15-2015 06:18 PM
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Just joined my college gym today. They don't have a squat rack, barbells or a bench for bench press. Luckily the membership is free for me.

The only weights they have are dumbbells and resistance machines.

Any ideas of any programs/exercises i can do until I find a decent gym in my area.

Depending on the body part I'm working I normally do squats, bench press, barbell rows, OHP and Romanian deadlifts with some additional isolation exercises.
09-16-2015 05:37 PM
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You can do all those exercises with dumbbells, if they're heavy enough.

Time to be inventive my friend.
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I don't have a good enough schedule at the moment to continue p/p/l which has been working great. Going to transition into a 5 day split is there anything I should make note of before starting?

I'll be working out saturday-tuesday and thursday with wednesday and friday off.

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I have had shoulder pain for a few weeks now, it is finally getting better.

I sometimes get the clicking noise, I would say make sure you warm up your shoulder before you work out.

I was going hard with the pull-ups and body exercises, think I might have paid the price.

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(09-16-2015 05:37 PM)tylerdurden1993 Wrote:  Just joined my college gym today. They don't have a squat rack, barbells or a bench for bench press. Luckily the membership is free for me.

The only weights they have are dumbbells and resistance machines.

Any ideas of any programs/exercises i can do until I find a decent gym in my area.

Depending on the body part I'm working I normally do squats, bench press, barbell rows, OHP and Romanian deadlifts with some additional isolation exercises.

If they have exercise benches at all, you're fine. You can do dumbbell bench presses/incline presses, alternate dumbbell standing presses, dumbbell rows, and stiff-legged deadlifts with dumbbells.

If they don't have an exercise bench, just lie on the floor with heavy dumbbells.

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Crazy Russian powerlifter climbed Mount Elbrus with a 75kg barbell to raise funding for powerlifting in his region.

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(09-17-2015 03:41 AM)CrashBangWallop Wrote:  You can do all those exercises with dumbbells, if they're heavy enough.

Time to be inventive my friend.

You can get a monster work out from using a rack of dumbbells, even if they don't go up much past 50 lbs.

What's great about dumbbell-only workouts is at first, the gains often seem to come slow in body mass, because so many supporting muscles are activated just to control the weight. But once those smaller muscles get developed the primary bulk of the muscle you're targeting tends to take off, and create a very bulbous look.

The guys with the best physiques in my gym do quite a bit of dumbbell and barbell work.
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