DianaB wrote:Aitrus wrote:Well, I do have to walk 30mins-ish to my gym. So its not as though I can drop the "stupid cardio" unless I hail a taxi or take the bus :X I don't do the stretching while walking but my stretches are similar to those in the video, though I'm sure that doing so would provide a grand spectacle for everyone =p
I'm also noticing that as I up my weights on DL the bar is slipping from my grip so I have to reseat my hands after every two-or-so reps. My grip seems to be proper, but we don't have any chalk... I wonder if I should invest in gloves?
Another question... My squat is 205 at the moment.. and I think my form is slipping because I notice that the bar is not comfortably resting on my traps/shoulder(read: it hurts a little bit!) area and I am having to support it more with my arms than before to stop it from hurting.
I'm definitely going to post videos probably tomorrow during my six hour break between classes so I can have my form critiqued...
I've also changed my diet.. big carbs are in the morning.. and my workout is either morning or early afternoon and I eat mostly veggies/meat after 5pm. Not sure when to cut myself off, when it is safe to have an evening snack (I generally sleep at midnight-1ish)?
Just do the walking butt kicks and high skips on your way to the gym LOL.
A friend of mine does that warm up in the parking lot.
Skip the gloves, they get in the way and won't help to improve your grip I bought rock climbing chalk, it comes in a mesh bag and is not as messy as loose chalk. Just be discreet and clean up after yourself.
Same for a towel or pussy pad on the squat bar, you want to feel that bar on your back, and yes, it hurts for a while. Make sure you are squatting low bar, meaning that the bar is not resting on your upper traps. If use use a thumbless grip (don't wrap your thumb around the bar, put it over the bar with your fingers) you will be able to get the bar lower and keep your elbows in very tight at the same time. Keep your back tight, step under the bar and fix your grip, and just roll the bar on top of the shoulder blades with your rear delts supporting, like a little shelf. It will feel like the bar is going to slide off your back at first, so try it with a low weight and get comfortable.
Don't be scared of carbs, as long as it's clean, it's all good. You need them for growth (which is your focus, keep that in mind) and recovery. If you are really hungry at night, cottage cheese in a protein shake is awesome, or some unsalted mixed nuts are good too. If you can stomach eating veggies at night, then go for it. I sleep at about the same time and usually snack on something around 9. Just don't get over concerned and restrict yourself too much.
Looking forward to the vids!
So I video'd a pretty light DL on the weekend, but with one problem.. I do not have a cable to upload it to my computer So I'm trying to find it (it's here somewhere!).. I may end up just buying one if I don't find it by the week-end.
Also went back to bench pressing with the BB, notice a little bit of pain in my one wrist when I moved from the weight from 90 to 110 to 130.. I am wondering if my grip is off center or something.. Some of the bars do not have any visible markings on them for grip and whatnot, feels very weird to have to kind of "feel it out".
On a different note, I weighed myself properly and am 168lbs... Might get a caliper test done by my friend to see if my BF% has changed much since I started in July.