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Ye, flankers tend to be more like centres in many respects. Big, muscular guys with a good centre of gravity, but shorter than the typical forward, maybe only 6'-6'2. They need to be highly mobile around the breakdown, with enough heft not to be easily cleared out in a ruck, enough strength to rip the ball from the big ball carriers, and enough of an engine to consistently be one of the first to the breakdown area.
03-16-2016 09:34 AM
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The arches of my feet get real sore from doing high rep squats and calf raises. It actually detriments my workout because it feels like the muscles on the bottom of my feet burn out before my quads or calves.

Any one had the problem and have any remedies? My trainer suggested wrapping my feet real tight in compression/sport wrap while I sleep. I've also read rolling your feet on a spike ball or something like that will help. Any other ideas?

It could could also be just my posture/form when performing the exercises. Maybe I'm tensing my feet up too much or curling my toes.
03-16-2016 05:07 PM
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It's been 6 weeks since I've worked out (laparoscopic appendectomy) and I'm excited to finally get back in the gym.

Very nervous to see how much I've slid.

Also, gonna go workout with my sprinters tomm as well.

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03-16-2016 05:47 PM
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Maybe wear strutz pads, orthotics or some other arch support while lifting. Just from experience if you over exert the foot (got plantar fascitis from a zero drop shoe) you won't be lifting for quite awhile.
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03-16-2016 05:51 PM
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Best exercise that mimics pounding pussy? Or at least really works the core the best? I need to strengthen up, I'm heading to the Phils soon :-D
03-16-2016 09:00 PM
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(03-16-2016 09:00 PM)AlphaGrowthHormone Wrote:  Best exercise that mimics pounding pussy? Or at least really works the core the best? I need to strengthen up, I'm heading to the Phils soon :-D

Cock pushups

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03-16-2016 09:37 PM
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(03-16-2016 09:00 PM)AlphaGrowthHormone Wrote:  Best exercise that mimics pounding pussy? Or at least really works the core the best? I need to strengthen up, I'm heading to the Phils soon :-D

Kettlebell swings.

It's like a weighted pelvic thrust.

Do them for time and you get a great cardio benefit, too. Good conditioning and explosive hip drive so you can pound pussy for hours.

The correct form involves hinging at the hips, not squatting at the knees. Swings where you squat at the knees doesn't do a whole hell of a lot, makes the movement easier and defeats the purpose of the exercise. You are trying to target the glutes and hamstrings, not the quads.

For men, you want to start at 35 lbs, learn the form and work your way up. If you're already at an intermediate level of strength, start at 50 lbs, learn the form and work your way up. I trust that you can do your own homework on how to learn the movement.

Powercleans and other types of explosive lifting are good, too, but swings lend themselves to a weird form of strength conditioning that is more helpful for screwing. The actual movement pattern might be more responsible for this but this is what I've found.
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I've had a month being away from the weights and pretty sure I didn't get enough protein. I have about 2 months before I need to travel.

Should I try and bulk and then cut? I want to have some size when I travel again.

Usually takes me about a month to get back to lifting my old weight levels, but prior to this break I started focusing on barbells and not weight as much as controlled safe movements and work (just going slower to get to exhaustion).

I know there are mixed opinions on supplements - but I am willing to invest in some if there will be some benefit. Not quite ready for Testosterone or Steroids.

Thanks.

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03-17-2016 01:20 AM
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Anyone here takes BCAA constantly and notices an improvement to muscle recovery? I rarely take supplements, sometimes a protein powder or creatine, supplements are very expensive in Brazil. I thought of BCAA because I'm cutting and I think I might be training too hard and not recovering well enough.
03-17-2016 02:03 AM
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For the low carbers and people who are currently cutting out there:

I have this weird issue. For about a month now I have been going low carb, high fat in a very conservative fashion rarely getting more than 25-30 grams of carbs and getting my caloric need ( which is in a deficit as I am cutting) mostly from protein and fat (more or less 50/50). Yet, I am not noticing a drop in water weight and my bloating from my bulk earlier this year still remains. This is quite unusual to me since last time I did LCHF/Ketosis two years ago, I was shredding a lot of weight within the first two weeks and the water weight dropped dramatically to the point where my abs were becoming quite visible and to the extend that my face was becoming gradually leaner. These positive results from my first LCHF experiment just do not seem to be there this time around. The only difference between when I did LCHF first time around and this time around is that I have cut out all supplements this time around. To be quite fair, the only supplement I did take during my first LCHF was whey protein twice a day - in the morning and after workout. Could this really be the trigger? I do not know but I just ordered some whey protein so we will see if this can do it. I did read up on how whey can help you lose weight etc. but to my understanding it has very little to do with dropping the water weight.

I have tried to look into what I was doing wrong. I track my calories and I track my macros. I work out 6 times a week. I did lose 4 kgs over the last month which is slightly visible on my body but not my face so I am getting concerned that it might be muscle loss. It is especially the bloated face syndrome that I am concerned about. I really have no idea why my water weight is still remaining. Having almost no carbs in my body, at least the water weight should disappear rather quickly. I do pee all the time too which is another indicator that the water is not remaining in the body due to the very low carb.

Anyone have any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong? Or is it too early to draw any conclusion?
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03-17-2016 03:54 AM
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(03-13-2016 10:28 PM)MiscBrah Wrote:  
(03-13-2016 09:14 PM)redbeard Wrote:  Anybody keen to a specific fiber supplement?

I've heard good things about fiber gummies

I take fiber religiously to help with satiety and regularity. Fiber gummies are great for travel but after a while it becomes expensive. You know how protein powder is half the price of protein bars, for similar protein? Same concept. On top of that most of them use sucralose which I try to cut out.

I've been trying a powders out more, just adding it to a protein drink or sludge. I don't like Psyllium Husk (dehydrates me too much, makes me shit bricks).

So far TripleFiber is my favorite, tastes good, great shits, even after tons of spicy food. It's out of stock in most places so I wanted to see if anyone had a recommendation.
03-17-2016 08:21 AM
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What times of the day do you all train? I'm trying to find out what time of day I'm most ready to do work and lift weight. I had a late dinner last night and had a shit load of energy. Ended up going to the gym at like 11:30pm and stayed till 12:30am...

I felt great. Had the whole gym to myself blasted my music on the stereo, did some form exercises and destroyed my back. Deadlifted my dick off 225 for untold reps just trying to get good form. I like training when no one is around, but ding work that late at night is not conducive to a healthy sleep schedule.
03-17-2016 11:44 AM
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(03-17-2016 11:44 AM)General Stalin Wrote:  What times of the day do you all train?

Very first thing in the morning. I'm fortunate enough to have a gym that's a 3 minute walk from my apartment. I hate mornings so I need to exercise to get my mind set for the day.

Plus I hate packed out gyms. 6-10pm weekdays are the worst times to go. You have to wait your turn to use a machine/area and there are just too many distractions.
03-17-2016 02:20 PM
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(03-17-2016 02:03 AM)Hendrixian Wrote:  Anyone here takes BCAA constantly and notices an improvement to muscle recovery? I rarely take supplements, sometimes a protein powder or creatine, supplements are very expensive in Brazil. I thought of BCAA because I'm cutting and I think I might be training too hard and not recovering well enough.

I have for years because some older school guys I learned about lifting from said:

Creatine
Multivitamin
Protein Powder
BCAA's
ZMA

Are the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to supplements.

I honestly only notice when I slip on taking ZMA (big time). Creatine I notice when I stop taking to a lesser degree. BCAA's I honestly don't think I notice a difference. I probably should stop taking them.
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(03-17-2016 11:44 AM)General Stalin Wrote:  What times of the day do you all train? I'm trying to find out what time of day I'm most ready to do work and lift weight. I had a late dinner last night and had a shit load of energy. Ended up going to the gym at like 11:30pm and stayed till 12:30am...

I felt great. Had the whole gym to myself blasted my music on the stereo, did some form exercises and destroyed my back. Deadlifted my dick off 225 for untold reps just trying to get good form. I like training when no one is around, but ding work that late at night is not conducive to a healthy sleep schedule.

Generally I have a lot of energy in the evening, but I try to get my workout done late afternoon/early evening so I have some time to chill afterwards.

Obviously everyone should train whenever it fits in their schedule, and for some people early morning workouts works well, but research suggest it's not optimal for best results. Here's an excellent article from a source I trust:

http://bayesianbodybuilding.com/best-time-to-work-out/

As you can see, there was a big difference in results between morning training and afternoon training, for both muscle growth and fat loss.

If you can't train in the optimal time window, keep your training time as consistent as possible, and your body will adapt.

Summary from the article:
Quote:• Your circadian rhythm is a 24 hour cycle of biological activity set by your internal clock. Your sleep-wake cycle is one of many systems influenced by your circadian rhythm.
• Your hormonal milieu, gene expression and core body temperature have a circadian rhythm. Together, they result in peak physical condition to train and recover in the late afternoon to early evening.
The best time to work out is generally between 14:30 and 20:30 h if you have a regular sleep-wake cycle.
• You can determine the optimal time to train by monitoring your maximum resting heart rate and training performance.
• If you can’t train when your body is primed to do so, supplement with caffeine pre-workout and schedule your workouts when you can always train.
03-17-2016 02:51 PM
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Anyone else like doing 1-3 exercises per workout? I do it regularly and enjoy it.

Yesterday I did BB military press for sets of 5 at 115 lbs and then transitioned directly into sets of 8 pull ups. I just did it until I couldn't do 3 for the presses and 5 for the chins.

Other times I will just do chins (weighted or body), dips (weighted or body), and body weight squats. I used to squat heavy but don't care for it anymore. I'll also work in push-ups as well.

These workouts are simple and easy and I think I focus better.
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BCAA makes a small difference pre-workout if I'm training fasted. Since I don't do that anymore, I find it rather useless.

Just got back from holidays, first week back at training, gotta love the DOMS...

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Is there a low-carb creatine option? I used to get the cheap shit from the grocery isle "body fortress" brand and the creatine was a fruit punch flavor powder that was loaded with sugar.

For those of you that are familiar with Trader Joes, they offer a zero-carb soy protein powder in vanilla and regular. The vanilla tastes awful so I cant imagine how bad the regular flavor tastes. Anyway I was stoked when I found a low-carb option because many whey powders tastes great but again, loaded with sugar.
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How often do I need to drink protein shakes if I lift 2-3 times a week? I usually drink it during the workout before lunch, than have lunch with a lot of chicken breast on the same day, then drink another protein shake in the evening on the same day. I try to eat clean throughout the week, but I don't take powdered protein on the days when I don't lift. Is this the right approach or should I change it?

I'm in ok shape but slim. Trying to gain more muscle mass.
03-17-2016 10:49 PM
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I'm no expert but I always thought that you do protein powder on off days as well, as your body doesn't fully recover after your workout but is repairing on rest days as well... Again, I'm not an expert as most of these lurkers are, but eggs, meats, nuts, and powder and some greens sprinkled in are the way to go for me.
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Guys read this...it should answer all your protein questions:

http://www.barbellmedicine.com/nutrition...in-intake/

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(03-17-2016 09:20 PM)AlphaGrowthHormone Wrote:  Is there a low-carb creatine option? I used to get the cheap shit from the grocery isle "body fortress" brand and the creatine was a fruit punch flavor powder that was loaded with sugar.

For those of you that are familiar with Trader Joes, they offer a zero-carb soy protein powder in vanilla and regular. The vanilla tastes awful so I cant imagine how bad the regular flavor tastes. Anyway I was stoked when I found a low-carb option because many whey powders tastes great but again, loaded with sugar.

As far as creatine supplements, I have no idea.

As far as food, red meat, especially beef.

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(03-17-2016 01:20 AM)samsamsam Wrote:  I've had a month being away from the weights and pretty sure I didn't get enough protein. I have about 2 months before I need to travel.

Should I try and bulk and then cut? I want to have some size when I travel again.

Usually takes me about a month to get back to lifting my old weight levels, but prior to this break I started focusing on barbells and not weight as much as controlled safe movements and work (just going slower to get to exhaustion).

I would bulk and then cut. I'm in the same boat (got mono a week ago), so the plan will be to eat a good surplus for six weeks when I'm healthy and lift hard while my body remembers what it had, then do a hard cut.

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Holy shit, that's a gym!



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Slightly tore my hamstring the other day during a sprint. I'm out of commission for a while on anything lower body other than the rehab exercises they gave me. Good news is I can rehab it instead of surgery.
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