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Weightlifting/Strength Training

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    My coworker (50) had his 2nd dose, worked out that evening Thursday or Friday I can’t remember, and then spent the next couple days with a fever and body chills over that weekend and was good by Monday.

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  • KakodaimonosKakodaimonos Registered User regular
    Depends on the vaccine. I got the first shot of Moderna a few weeks ago and it definitely made my arm sore enough I didn't want to do any heavy lifting the day after.

  • PeenPeen tw1tch0rz occasionallyRegistered User regular
    My first Pfizer shot didn't affect me enough to change my workout, my arm was a little sore but I hit the heavy bag the day after and felt fine.

  • KakodaimonosKakodaimonos Registered User regular
    From what I've heard from other folks is it's very dependent on the person. Some people are just a little sore and other people are completely laid out for a few days.

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  • NaphtaliNaphtali Null Registered User regular
    We ended up trying Romanian Deadlifts instead of the regular Barbell Deadlift yesterday and it seemed to go fine? No issues with them and my back feels perfectly cromulent the day after. Hoping next week we can push up in weight on it and see where it goes.

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    edited April 9
    Tried above knee rack pulls for the first time today to try and load my traps up some and not put as much load on my lower lumbar.

    Worked up to 315 but even going above knee my lower back was like "yo, what you up to, man?" It didn't hurt but I was aware of it, I guess. So that's maybe a sign I just need to not do those kinds of compound movements at all for a while longer.

    I think my plan is to do a three day, chest focused split to try and bring my bench up to snuff and try to get some more pec development happening. Its always been kind of a weak spot for me and I can reliably do it without blowing my whole ass spine and ass out.

    I'll hit chest and arms Monday, chest and shoulders wed and then Friday is a free space where maybe I'll do some light leg, back and general accessory work. I guess I'll do this for a month or so and then I'm going to start back on a full body routine and reintroduce (fuckin little ass light baby squat) squats and deads but I'm going to only do 3 days a week to try and avoid over training.

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  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    I'm just takin the day off. lifting something over 10lbs with my injected arm is a little painful. no dramatic side effects at least but might as well rest a day

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    Got my working bench weight up to about 240 lbs for 4 sets at 5-6 reps each. I think my top set is hovering around 260 for 2 to 3. Not great but a hell of a lot better than I was. Back before the pandemmy my bench goal was to hit 275 for a top set and then ultimately get that for my working sets, too. So I'm actually getting fairly close to that initial goal.

    Barbell inclines tend to be pretty whimpy still but I'm focusing on a 2 second pause while in the hole before trying to explode out instead of loading up plates.

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  • GorkGork Registered User regular
    After a deload week, I started round two of Calgary today. Last time I was in the middle of a bulk. This time it’s the middle of a cut and the difference is noticeable. Doesn’t feel like my ankles totally healed from the box incident, so my squats of 4x7 were unfun.

    Oh well, time to climb that mountain, again.

  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    edited April 13
    I've been getting an odd knee pain in my left leg specifically when doing only my first set of squats with an empty bar during my warmup.

    I do not have that issue with weight on the bar or my heavy working sets.

    It seems very strange. I added a couple stretches into the warmup around that empty bar set so maybe that is helping? My other thought is maybe something I'm not paying attention to was giving me different form when the weight was that much lighter than my build up/working weight?

    I think I'm mentally worried about testing out that second theory though because if I put more weight on the bar and the first set has pain still, i might be more likely to hurt myself.

    Maybe my body is just being stiff and angry at the idea of squatting until it gets stretched out/into motion?

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    I’m going to say you should try rolling out your IT band and quad and see if that doesn’t help.

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    I absolutely hate how my schedule has managed to dictate two weeks of workouts late evening followed by an early morning lift. It’s like swingshift with weights.

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  • CaptainBeyondCaptainBeyond Registered User regular
    I've been getting an odd knee pain in my left leg specifically when doing only my first set of squats with an empty bar during my warmup.

    I do not have that issue with weight on the bar or my heavy working sets.

    It seems very strange. I added a couple stretches into the warmup around that empty bar set so maybe that is helping? My other thought is maybe something I'm not paying attention to was giving me different form when the weight was that much lighter than my build up/working weight?

    I think I'm mentally worried about testing out that second theory though because if I put more weight on the bar and the first set has pain still, i might be more likely to hurt myself.

    Maybe my body is just being stiff and angry at the idea of squatting until it gets stretched out/into motion?

    Following on from what DL said, I started getting IT band issues once I moved to a desk based job. Sitting all day makes various muscles in my hips and legs stiff, and unless I warm up/stretch properly before running I'm almost guaranteed an IT band flare up.

    I do a round of;

    body weight squats, deep as possible, pausing at the bottom
    body weight lunges
    leg swings, across my body, leaning against a wall or something
    peeing dog stretch? idk what to call it, I go on all fours and open my knee out like a dog taking a whiz, both sides. Doing the standing, 'lifting your knee over a gate' style stretch probably works just as well

    Warming up the hips across a range of motion, basically.

  • AJRAJR Been spending most their lives Livin' in the Green Hill paradiseRegistered User regular
    Gyms are back open in England and it has been great. I found innovative ways to add weight to my squats and pushups at home, but it never compared to the real thing. And it was so easy to get distracted and drag out my home workouts way longer than I needed to.

    Last year I diversified my workouts a lot more, shifting from a strict power lifting workouts to a power bodybuilding routine, and I think I'll diversify it a little more just to hit a few muscle groups I tended to ignore. Even though I've been lifting for a decade now, I've never attempted sumo deadlifts, and I think it's high time I try. I just... hate deadlifts, so anything that makes them more enjoyable sounds great to me.

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  • KakodaimonosKakodaimonos Registered User regular
    If you have access to a trap bar, trap bar deadlifts are nice variation. Or you could do Romanian deadlifts or Reeves deadlifts which would make you appreciate conventional deadlifts more.

    Peen
  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    edited April 14
    Baysian Cable Flyes are great?

    Like, these may be my new favorite type of cable fly. I have a hard time feeling any real upper chest activation. Seems like my front delts always try to take over most of the load but I dunno if it's pronated grip but it feels like it takes more of my delts out of the equation and really lights my upper chest up.

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    If you have access to a trap bar, trap bar deadlifts are nice variation. Or you could do Romanian deadlifts or Reeves deadlifts which would make you appreciate conventional deadlifts more.

    I love Reeve's Deadlifts. Its an interesting mix between a squat and a deadlift. It also looks bad ass. Do Reeve's deadlifts and Zercher squats and wow the gym.

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited April 15
    Damn, I’m tempted to do the Rogue’s Pump N Row challenge. 2000m row and and a bodyweight bench for reps reduces your time on the row by 10 seconds each rep.

    I benched 300 for 10 on Monday, so surely I could eke out a few extra reps at 275, and rowing is fun for me.

    I know a balls out 500m sprint for me is around 1:35 but that’s not sustainable for a 2k. The only chore is the set up and the filming of it.

    Edit: trial run was 7:10 for the 2k with an average split of 1:53, I’m positive I can shave 20 seconds minimum. 12 reps on bench would put it sub 5 minutes which is bound to be competitive I imagine

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    Did 6:43 and only did 7 bench reps at 125, hit the cups and was spent from the row.

    Oh well, pretty fucking decent. Some of the times on the leaderboard are nuts.

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  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    edited 12:04AM
    I haven't posted in a couple weeks. I basically had a stretch where I couldn't get into the gym for almost 2 weeks, did a slight deload and have struggled to get there more than 2 days for the last couple weeks.


    But today was pretty good.

    I cleared Squats @ 120 5x5. I was still building back up from dropping to help my form before deloading and honestly it's still hard work for me. I'm definitely chipping away at a wall in this rebuild.

    I had my first fail on OHP @ 75lb 5/5/4/4/3 this is the plateau i hit prior to the schedule issues so we got work to do.

    I *technically* failed deadlift @180 1x5 BUT I did pull a rep which means I have now officially lifted more than my body weight for the first time in my life and I am hype as fuck!

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  • AretèAretè infiltrating neo zeed compoundRegistered User regular
    Deload week and glad for it too, got my moderna and it definitely left my arm feeling like a sack of potatoes.


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