Message from ThisIsChris in Fitness #lifting

2018-02-11 20:04:38 UTC  

Yeah if you’re trying to get big heavy lifts are definitely better

2018-02-11 23:43:58 UTC  

100 pushups in the AM then stretches to help shoulder mobility

2018-02-12 03:02:41 UTC  

I'm in need of some advice on doing OHP in a basement with a low ceiling. I've been doing them kneeling, or on one knee. Anybody dealing with the same issue? What's your solution?

2018-02-12 03:04:29 UTC  

@Sonic Sitting at the rack

2018-02-12 03:05:49 UTC

2018-02-12 03:06:52 UTC  

Ok thank you. I'll give that a shot. Appreciate the response!

2018-02-12 03:07:12 UTC  


2018-02-13 18:39:33 UTC  

Can anyone recommend a good wrist brace. I need it for support. I don't really like the big bulky old style.

2018-02-13 19:02:07 UTC  

What exercises do you need it for

2018-02-13 19:03:46 UTC  

One thing to make sure is you're not doing "gay wrist", aka letting your wrist bend backwards on exercises like bench press. You want your hands and wrists to be in line to maximize force output and reduce joint stress

2018-02-13 19:04:18 UTC  

Just a fun tip for everyone. Also you can say fag wrist if you're into that

2018-02-13 21:43:04 UTC  

The main issue I have with it are when working with dumbells, using cable machine to do arms and curling machines kills it. When using a straight bar for curling it doesn't hurt it but if I use a curl bar it kills it.

2018-02-13 21:51:33 UTC  

That may be rooted in a mobility issue in your forearms and wrists. I would suggest also looking into some stretches for long-term improvement. "Front Rack Mobility" would be a useful topic to research.

2018-02-13 22:01:33 UTC  

As I age I am getting better at stretching all the time. It is the result of an injury.

2018-02-13 22:08:42 UTC  

I've struggled with wrist pain off-and-on for a couple of years, curl/ez bar would always make the pain flare up. I haven't had much pain at all in the past ~6 months, after using a wrist brace for several weeks and just lifting heavy shit all the time. Think I eased the wrist strain and then gained some hand/joint strength. shrug

2018-02-14 00:56:45 UTC  

What kind of brace?

2018-02-14 03:28:14 UTC  

this tbh

2018-02-14 06:54:18 UTC  

Anyone else bench in the squat rack when it gets heavy? I’ve been doing it when the gym isn’t crowded and it’s pretty sweet especially since no spotter

2018-02-14 12:14:02 UTC  


2018-02-14 15:15:40 UTC  

@peytonT absolutely at the gym I'm at it's set up that way on purpose

2018-02-14 15:17:03 UTC

2018-02-14 15:17:23 UTC  

It was some effort but worth. I finally got to use a bench wide enough for my shoulders

2018-02-14 19:59:04 UTC  

@Deleted User thanks brother.

2018-02-14 20:11:42 UTC  

@JesseJames#9618 No problem. I sometimes wear wrist wraps (Nordic lifting brand) for weights, but I wore the Mueller Fitted Wrist Support at work for several weeks and noticed a significant difference/improvement.

2018-02-15 00:26:37 UTC  

Press F for my squat career fellas. Dunzo.

2018-02-15 00:49:26 UTC  


2018-02-15 00:56:35 UTC  


2018-02-15 00:56:57 UTC  

@Deleted User thanks for the help bro.

2018-02-15 00:58:26 UTC  

@Deleted User come on bro get some osteo bi flex 💪🏼

2018-02-15 01:00:34 UTC  

And the squats are really starting to take a toll on my knees

2018-02-15 01:02:30 UTC  

Oh believe me man I understand 100% I was just kidding around.

2018-02-15 01:05:17 UTC  

It sucks because I really like them. Especially the warm ups. They feel really good on my hip flexors and back you know?

2018-02-15 01:05:58 UTC  

I like squats the most out of all the big lifts

2018-02-15 01:10:59 UTC  

Deadlift > bros

2018-02-15 01:43:25 UTC  

I agree, I'm fond of the deadlift

2018-02-15 01:50:43 UTC  

Y'all gotta bench, bro!

2018-02-15 01:55:07 UTC  

I’m not bailing on deadies or bench lads. Just squats.

2018-02-15 17:05:44 UTC  

Bench is my worst lift. I use my longish arms as excuse

2018-02-15 17:20:26 UTC  

T Rex arms checking in, bench 4x a week

2018-02-15 21:45:46 UTC  

I close grip 205 for sets of 4 today and Comp paused them. Even got a video