Personal training / advice

May 25, 2013
5,807
2,291
Tried out front squats there and I gotta say, fuck me they're horrible. Absolutely uncomfortable no matter what grip you go for. Won't be doing them again.
Yeah they are a right cunt to start with, taken me years to figure out how to create a shelf with my front delts to do them and it be kind of comfortable.

Do some stretches for your thoracic spine, foam roll that area too, and remember to keep your elbows high. That helped me but even then I can only do front squats with a Cross fit grip and not the full Olympic style grip which is better as it's safer to help prevent your thoracic spine from rounding.
 
Jun 3, 2013
3,122
3,097
Yeah they are a right cunt to start with, taken me years to figure out how to create a shelf with my front delts to do them and it be kind of comfortable.

Do some stretches for your thoracic spine, foam roll that area too, and remember to keep your elbows high. That helped me but even then I can only do front squats with a Cross fit grip and not the full Olympic style grip which is better as it's safer to help prevent your thoracic spine from rounding.
Yeah, I'm just not gonna bother. Seems like a load of work for something that probably doesn't give any reward over a conventional back squat tbh.
 
Jan 31, 2017
1,182
263
Just about enough room to do everything I need, I miss my gym already lol.

Not uploading for some reason
 
May 25, 2013
5,807
2,291
OHP's today, went OK, though felt a little niggling pain in my lower back during the workout but don't think it's anything serious, my lower back is probably just fatigued due to chores I've been doing recently.

OHP 5x2 @55kg
Incline Bench 5x4 @71kg
Pull Ups 5x5 @36kg
Arnold Press 3x12 @15kg superset with EX Bar Curl 3x12 @30kg
Lateral Raises 3x12 @11kg superset with Band Pull Aparts 3x14
 
May 25, 2013
14,487
9,567
What exactly am I looking at though?
MRI, cross section of the upper thigh. The grey area is muscle, the white area is adipose tissue, aka fat. The 74 year sedentary person has what looks like pretty badly atrophied quads and a fair amount of fat. The 74 year old triathlete still has similar muscle mass to a 40 year old.

What I can only assume is bone (the black circle around the white part in the middle) also looks a lot thicker and presumably stronger in the triathlete.
 
Reactions: Smudger
May 25, 2013
5,807
2,291
Yep this is why I never intend to stop exercising, soon as you stop using it, you'll loose it.

Sarcopenia which is age related muscle wasting can be prevented if you don't stop using your muscles like most older people do, all older people should do some form of resistance training to prevent this. It will prevent ailments like winged scapulars, frozen shoulders, lower back pain etc which are all related to lack of muscle in older age.

And by maintaining a healthy amount of muscle mass and lowish bodyfat this has been shown to ensure men's testosterone levels don't drop any lower after the age of around 40. Men who allow themselves to get out of shape in later life will have miniscule testosterone levels while an older men in good shape will have the same testosterone levels as when they were 40 ish.
 
Reactions: Smudger and Primate
Jun 3, 2013
3,122
3,097
MRI, cross section of the upper thigh. The grey area is muscle, the white area is adipose tissue, aka fat. The 74 year sedentary person has what looks like pretty badly atrophied quads and a fair amount of fat. The 74 year old triathlete still has similar muscle mass to a 40 year old.

What I can only assume is bone (the black circle around the white part in the middle) also looks a lot thicker and presumably stronger in the triathlete.
Ffs, man. Does this mean I have to actually do legs at the gym now?
 
Jan 31, 2017
1,182
263
there is room for a kick ass medicine ball and kettlebell under the bench. :good

very impressive hex collection.........i've got that bug now too.
Yeah costs me an arm and a leg though, I have weights going from 1kg to 20kg,but they're so much more convenient than adjustable weights so if you work out at home it is worth it imo.

Tbh I'm buzzing because even though I now only have half the space I used to, I still have as much space as I need (sounds a bit like Cold War MAD tbh) which means I won't have to rely on trx or hiit style workouts to keep fit.

I have enough room to bench, row and deadlift. And to do so comfortably, beyond that anything else is just luxury imo.
 
Jan 31, 2017
1,182
263
I've seen this online, it's such a powerful photo. Assuming it isn't #fakenews it should be part of national education systems imo.

It's the reason why I'll never stop working out, joints will still go to shit over time obviously but clearly the bottom picture is healthier and when working out we make ourselves look good whilst young but hopefully preserve our life when old.
 
Reactions: Primate
May 25, 2013
14,487
9,567
I've seen this online, it's such a powerful photo. Assuming it isn't #fakenews it should be part of national education systems imo.

It's the reason why I'll never stop working out, joints will still go to shit over time obviously but clearly the bottom picture is healthier and when working out we make ourselves look good whilst young but hopefully preserve our life when old.
You don't stop training when you get old, you get old when you stop training.
 
Reactions: Brighton Bomber
May 25, 2013
5,807
2,291
You don't stop training when you get old, you get old when you stop training.
I love that, so true. So many age related health problems don't stem from being old but people stopping being active and their bodies atrophying and turning old from lack of use and self abuse.
 
Reactions: Primate
Jan 31, 2017
1,182
263
I love that, so true. So many age related health problems don't stem from being old but people stopping being active and their bodies atrophying and turning old from lack of use and self abuse.
Or the way old women push trolleys at shopping.

I feel like telling them they're putting more strain on their back then I'm doing back day.
 
May 25, 2013
5,807
2,291
8 mile run this morning in 1:07:13. New shoes felt a bit better today, didn't have the pain in my arch from the start like before, so guess it is an issue with breaking in these shoes. But last mile was tough, still feel there isn't the same arch support as my previous shoes, the ride is nice but if this isn't an issue with just breaking them in, I don't see the point of the nice ride if you're feet are too fatigued from lack of arch support to keep running.