Best of luck to you, friend...
Best of luck to you, friend...
So I was wondering which is the worse of the 3
Squatting with bad form
Squatting on the smith
Not squatting at all
I'm goanna start taking my fitness alot more seriously. I haven't been this motivated in a while.
Busted my ankle holy phuck. I think it's just sprained.
I hate this section
not squatting at all = not squatting at all
squatting on smith = diminished gains, but hey good for beginners
bad form = enjoy destroying your body
Seriously, I do not advocate the smith machine for anyone, especially beginners learning to squat. That is, unless you like being forced into unnatural movements therefore getting knee/back pain and also the fact that the weight you're squatting on a smith machine doesn't translate over to a free barbell.
Its better to not hurt yourself at all and make gainz. l2think
if it's making your body move in the wrong way, you will die
Also what Qeef said
tsk tsk implying that hack squats aren't a superior alternative and much safer.
just kidding hack squats are for faggots
Is using a machine to squat truly that terrible?
The normal squat rack at my gym is rather annoying for me to use as I am just the wrong length to easily put the bar back in the rack.
I hear quite often that machines are not to be trusted but well I generally don't see many people actually using proper arguments or sources.
While I am posting i might as well ask about my other issues.
I've been quite sick the last couple of days and as a result there of I think I may have lost quite a bit of strength.
I now weigh only 65 Kilogram while I am 1.80 meters.
Constantly I'm unable to hit previous targets and have been feeling quite weak in both strength and willpower.
Should I try taking it lighter or should I keep at it till I reach my former strength?
Using a smith machine to squat is terrible.
However, leg press and hack squat machines are perfectly fine. Barbell squats are the best for building leg strength but leg press and hack squats are a little better for hypertrophy, just depends on your goals.
the fact it's a machine doesn't, black n white, determine how much hypertrophy he'll induce but rather the factors around his actual lifts; tempo, rest intervals etc...
While different muscles are activated with each of the above, for maximum hypertrophy one should aim at an exercise that induces the use of as much motor units as possible.
machines for a beginner are bollocks... imagine doing 5 sets of 10 on a free-barbell vs the leg press. I'd shit my face on the barbell.
1.80m is the standard height for racks, the fuck are you on about? find a different gym or a box of some sorts...
Although I agree that free weights are much better in terms of activing more muscle fibers, machines are good to get into the motion and to build a good amount of muscle before trasnitioning to free weights.
What do I do to replace deadlifting since I can't DL or squat right now
when you are using a smith machine you are neglecting muscles that should be being used with the exercise. if you ever start exercising with a barbell after prolonged training with only a smith machine, you can get some really fucked up injuries because certain muscles are unprepared.
while we're on smith discussion, if there's no alternative, is a smith bench too bad? I understand why it could be "fatal" with squats because there's so much motion, but it seems like it wouldn't hinder benching too much as it's a more simple motion
I gain really fast but my muscle shape is fucking retarded looking. Like my pecs. Both pecs have the same amount of muscle... but one looks retarded.
Good and bad genetics.
It could be posture related... you said you have lordosis, right?
I need pictures to be able to decide....
I read you could treat lordosis by doing warrior lunge stretches each day(I'm doing it, althout I don't have a very serious case) and it seems to be working(mixed with working out).
You could, but I would dare and say it won't fix the problem completely. There should be a combination of proper activation and mobilization work, alongside foam rolling and stretches to achieve your range of motion fast.
I don't really know where to post questions but is mixing weight lifting with cardio good for weight loss or will it just screw me up.
For example if I do a lower body weight lifting then cardio will that mess something up?
Question about creatine - I've been lifting for close to 2 months now, getting my shakes in here and there and increasing the amount I eat. I've gained a pretty small amount of weight at the moment (need to eat more probably). I was wondering if I should consider creatine (I dunno much about it), and how I should go about incorporating it into what I'm doing at the moment.
Muscle training combined with cardio is an excellent way to lose weight as far as I'm aware, Webby
- PROTEIN POWDER, PREFERABLY WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE. (spoiler: all those competeing big name companies get their protein from the same sources, and use the same method, there is no special whey that is going to give you MASSIVE GAINS THAT ONLY OUR COMPANY CAN PROMISE). Alternatives can be WPC, or Casein or egg if you is lactose intolerant.
- CREATINE MONOHYDRATE it's cheap and effective, for fucks sake just buy a basic creatine monohydrate ignore all the other shit
- FISH OIL essential if you want to survive the next drive by
- MULTIVITAMIN no brainer. No you don't get enough vitamins from your pieces of fruit you dumass."
In the sticky. I think Creatine will just let you get a little edge with 1-2 extra reps, or something.
Creatine in the long run would probably end in more muscle mass and strength. Longer training = time under tension = hypertrophy...
If improvement is his goal, then creatine would make him get there faster.
I use that Carnivor brotein, has creatine in it too. Great stuff, actually tastes good with just water.
I started using the smith machine when it first arrived on the advice of my trainer.
I'm giving the old squat rack a try again though.