- rock skipping
- Shoveling snow in upstate NY winters!
- Getting out of my chair to take a leak during commercial breaks while watching the football game.
- my favorite GPP is pelvic thrusts
- A couple times a week I walk the 50 yards up to the mailbox instead of stopping the car at it. I also walk to the refrigerator during commercials.
do these guys look like a guy who lifts weights?? The lighter classes look like human coathangers and then when it starts to get into the heavier classes the guys look like fat slobs and NO ONE and I mean NO ONE looked like they lift weights! Geeeezzzz I am all for Big Macs and Wendy's but damn its not like the old days when a guy like Doug Young not only could bench 600 but looked it too!
On the women's side, Russia captured first with 59 points followed by Sweden with 43 and the US and Finland with 39 points. Canada captured 12th with 13 points. Anna Olsson of Sweden was the female lifter of the meet.
For the men, Russia again dominated the competition with 69 points, followed by Japan with 57 and Poland with 55. The US was sixth with 41 points. Ayrat Zakiev of Russia was lifter of the meet on the men's side.
Most people would consider a raw double bodyweight bench press a great lift. However, there are a handful who have actually put up triple their bodyweight. Check out this Monster Muscle thread to find out who those giants are.
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i have checked with people who were around when the rules were written in the 60's and this number was just decided on...no one seems to know why though..
The whole idea that workouts have to be an hour or less (I've seen 40 minutes) seems to come from the assertion by Ivan Abadjaeve that testosterone drops in that time period... I've seen little in US research on the topic to supoprt the idea. The small acute hormonal effects seen during training (either direction) are probably pretty irrelevant which is what Shaf is getting at...sort of... The cortisol issue can more than be dealt with by sipping a carb and/or carb/protein drink throughout training.
it may have to do with fatigue, but what it mainly is, is your body putting the bar in the strongest position you can lockout much more weight with your elbows out over your face than you can with elbows in over your lower chest.
We all love strength training. We all love to lift weights. We all love the benefits and rewards of strength training. We all have something in common that separates us from the norm. We all wish good luck and success to others that share our love.
Thumbless grip has two disadvantages. One, you can't squeeze hard enough. Two, it's way too easy for it to fall forward and crush ya.
wraps actually contribute to knee pain and deterioration by pushing the kneecap inward. Also, I've experienced more tracking problems when wrapping for long periods than when not. There's a term for roughening of the underside of the kneecap - I think it's chondromalacia - and while I have no scientific study to point to, I believe that wraps potentially contribute to this problem.
Today lifting suits and bench shirts are commonplace in the world of powerlifting. But remember there was a day when they didn't exist. Sure other, more crude, devices were used. Go Heavy posters talk about the introduction of the Marathon Supersuit in the mid 1970's. It was the first squat suit made and marketed to the powerlifting community. Fast forward to today to witness the changes in powerlifting from this one introduction.