Like I said, I have a pretty bad back, and for a long time there I didn't really do any exercises that touched my back because it would cause it to hurt for days after. But I decided to ignore the pain and see where it got me one day.
Turns out, after I actually built some muscle on my back, a surprisingly large amount of the pain is gone now. Probably because I now have the muscle needed to have proper posture, which relieves stress on my vertebra.
Moral of the story is: Do exercises for your back, even if it hurts a bit at first, it might just turn out to help in the end.*
(*This advice should be taken lightly, I am not a doctor and am only speaking from experience)
I haven't done deadlifts in a while because they aggravate an old back injury. I can do rack pulls just fine though, which really slam the lats and traps.
I hear this nuisance each and every time - I've got back problem. The fuck is back problems? is it professionally diagnosed, or does your lower back just hurt? If it's wasn't, ever, professionally diagnosed here is why you should do them:
1. Weak posterior chain is related very much to back pain; Most people suffer from a weak posterior chain and by not doing Deadlifts you actually aggravate the issue even more, as you choose to neglect it.
2. It can fix your posture; Again, Deadlifts strengthen almost your entire back area, creating a stronger back that could improve your bad posture and by thus improving your low back problems. (back pain is posture related)
Find a better coach, because it shouldn't be causing back pain if you start low and with the right form. Unless you have flexibility issues or any injuries professionally diagnosed, the Deadlift is a staple in your training and life.
Been doing SL 5x5 and I'm starting to find it very hard to increase on squats.
I did 210lbs on squats today and I found it really difficult when going low enough. I guess I should start doing 3x5 instead.
now i want a steak
layne norton's faggot ass can go fuck himself
i got banned for a week for saying i wasn't impressed with his lifting.
layne doesn't even look like he lifts in a shirt, is a faggot and probably isn't even natty.
sup bros, I do some weight training/cardio at home (like, 45 minutes every other day) and I currently take whey protein shakes after my workout, I will be hitting the gym in summer. My dad is a marathon runner and bought Creatine and said I should try it as it really helps with muscle growth. I'm turning 18 in 10 days and weigh about 81 kg, don't exactly know my height (not a 6 footer or anything) but I'm pretty close to that.
Past 4 years I changed my diet completely and have been going with healthy foods most of the time. Lost about 11kg which is a pretty nice. Though I might share maybe it affects with the creatine thing. I don't look fat but I obviously still have some fat here and there (bit of man boobs, fat in arms and legs), just saying this cause Creatine is a weight gainer, no? I don't eat a lot of meats (Maybe twice in a month).
So should I ditch the whey and go for the creatine? All I really want is a good chest, and arms. (Also back, and shoulders).
Thanks guys <3
he competes at like 180 or 190. and strong angle on that pic.
the man's 30 years old and can't bench 405.
that pics jim cordova, l2think. The manlet of all manlets.
"Creatine supplementation typically promotes gains in body mass and/or fat free mass. Some have suggested that because the gains are fairly rapid, that the gains must be fluid retention. The initial weight gain may promote some water retention, but a number of recent studies do not support this concept.
Most studies that have evaluated the effects of creatine supplementation on fluid retention and body composition indicate that although total body water increases, the increase appears to be proportional to the weight gained. Muscle is about 73% water. Therefore, if someone gained 10 pounds of muscle, 7.3 pounds of the weight gain would be water.
Numerous studies report that long-term creatine increases fat free mass without an increase in the percent of total body water. Additionally, several studies have found that these gains were accompanied by increased muscle fiber diameter (hypertrophy) and gains in strength. Consequently, the weight gain associated with long-term creatine supplementation appears to be muscle mass."
But, you should be taking both imo, or at very least the protein powder if you have trouble meeting protein requirements through food.
lol@anyone who thought layne norton was natural
Creatine = Water weight and 3-4 reps on your workouts.
Protein = Muscle building.
From personal experience, i suggest that you only supplement protein. Creatine is not needed.
If you are going to choose between protein shakes and creatine, pick protein. The creatine, while it has some benefits, is in no way essential.
Protein on the other hand is the most important thing to give your body to allow growth and regeneration. If you do not get adequate protein, you will not get the benefit you could do, and if you really don't get enough, you can actually get weaker and lose muscle.
In summary, pick protein over creatine.
Wow just when I thought the retardation in this section had ceased...
Protein isn't THAT hard to get out of everyday meals, hell, I eat over 200g protein a day.
1 can tuna = somewhere around 30g protein and it's not even filling.
1 cup milk = 8g protein, easy to ingest
literally any lean meat = lots of protein
Eggs = 8g protein per egg (I drink mine raw to ingest it quick and easy)
Just saying, if you pick the right foods 1g protein/lb of body weight isn't as difficult as you claim it to be.
There are different egg sizes ranging from 3-6.6 if I recall correctly.
Tuna, for the most part, is 28g maximum per can.
1 cup of milk, 200ml, if I remember correctly is 6.6g of protein.
meat = lots of protein depending on portion size, as in tuna versus meat, tuna contains a denser amount of protein per 100g.
To say you touch 200g protein a day, of solid foods (milk included) is for the most part over bloated.
Cook your eggs. Eating then raw is just stupid.
-Digestibility/bioavailability of cooked egg protein: 91% and raw 51%.
-Risk of salmonella
-Tastes like shit
-Both have the same nutrients and amino acid profile
So I'm going to start lifting weights, going to follow the Stronglifts 5x5 program. Anything I should think of during this time?
SS PP or SL5x5? I totally forgot about SL and just wanted to hear what i should use, as a complete newbie.
I have just recently started to fix my forms on squat, and it sucks. I went from doing about 250 for 10 reps to only about 180, but I guess it is better to fix my form now before it causes actually problems.
Everything is shit right now.
At my school I can easily without a problem squat 115 lbs for 5x5, and at least a set of 135 easily.
At the gym, I can barely squat 100 5x5
the only difference is the bars seem thicker, but theres no way because i can bench the same (pretty sure)
and for deadlifts holy shit, at school we used trap bars and I could do a set of 185 no problem, barbell at the gym 135 is out of the question. I'll shit my back before I start
and to top it all off I've lifted since august with a fucking horrid diet.
6'0 155lbs, disgrace
You should always include the bar weight, it's not like it doesn't add pressure. I'm gussing the one at school is 15--20lbs, and the one at the gym is probably 30-45lbs.
all weights include bar, assuming they both weigh 45, but there's no way they can
i dont even know man
sl 5x5 from august to january, then from jan to now i had to follow something for a weight training class in school, back to SL i guess
i exaggerated on the horrible diet. i dont really drink anything other than water and milk. i love strawberries and grapes and I usually eat chicken, have a turkey sandwich, cereal, or some other stuff.
working for strength
It took me about 2 months to from 110x5 (base point, no prior leg work) squat to 200x5. Of course, that's just me, everyone is different and plus you're taller than me. But, I have a feeling you aren't getting enough calories. Count your calories for a few days, tell us what it was. Someone else on here will probably be able to help you better, assuming I'm not wrong
I recommend livestrong.com myplate for calorie counting