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Old 05-14-2013, 03:55 PM   #431
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About your recent Video on opportunities:

What if you're offered what would be a Phantastic job somewhere else...

And you just Don't Want To Move?

All things considered, you feel it is Not Worth The Price.

Should you feel pressured by the Video to Do It Anyway?

Just curious...


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Old 05-14-2013, 04:35 PM   #432
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I heard about muscle imbalances between the quads and hamstrings and how that could cause injury. How would I know if they are unbalanced? Should I be able to leg curl as much weight as I can do with leg extensions?

Also, What about chest and back or triceps and biceps? Should I be concerned with muscle imbalances between these muscles?
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:43 PM   #433
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Hey Brother,
Just found your vids on Youtube the other day and really enjoy them.

You are in my age ball park so thought I would say hey and throw you a question or 2..

I am a former MARINE and current security contractor , I follow a 5X5 off set with a German Volume training variation I use as to be as strong as you look idea.

I have had low back problems off and on for about 10 years, I can go for long periods of time and have no issues at all , dead lift heavy etc, but once in a while I just get crippled for a few days buy having done something as simply as working on the car crouched over or bent etc, and there it goes..

Can you suggest anything that can "shore up" a lower back to prevent this, the usual physical therapy stuff does not work well and they can not operate on it at all, degeneration etc..

It is not the age, it is the millage !!!!! I am sure you can identify..

Anyway have a great day Mr Beard, growing out one as we speak for new contract over in the sand box.. hate it lol......


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Old 05-14-2013, 06:16 PM   #434
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Here is another question....

I get to work out Tues-Fri, work sat-mon..

Well the last bench day i had was Tuesday and at the end of the workout I was putting up 270 with effort.

Today I get a bench day in and noticed that I was struggling with 225 WTH?

Am I not getting enough protein maybe, i know my diet has slacked and have not gotten enough calories last week, could that be my issue?

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Old 05-14-2013, 09:18 PM   #435
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I do intermittent fasting and I tend to eat a lot of protein in just one sitting. What is your opinion on using digestive enzyme during my meal to help with the digestion and absorption of the nutrients? Is it worth using them or is it total bro science?

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Old 05-15-2013, 03:43 AM   #436
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Yao! Im currently incapacitated by a dislocated kneecap. Gonna be out of the gym for some time. The only thing i can do is work arms at home with dumbbells. Im doing tris one day and the next bis and forearms. Hitting them quite hard. Is it ok to do this continously or should i rest some days? I have no connective tissue pain from doing this for some weeks now,and the strenght has not diminished. Both bis and tris and forearms get 48 hours of rest before being slaughtered again. Is this ok? GAINZwise i mean?
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About your recent Video on opportunities:

What if you're offered what would be a Phantastic job somewhere else...

And you just Don't Want To Move?

All things considered, you feel it is Not Worth The Price.

Should you feel pressured by the Video to Do It Anyway?

Just curious...


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I can't answer that for you. The video doesn't exist to pressure people, but rather to get them to trust that they can overcome any minor problems that come their way. It's about trusting that no matter what, you will wake up tomorrow and be breathing.
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I heard about muscle imbalances between the quads and hamstrings and how that could cause injury. How would I know if they are unbalanced? Should I be able to leg curl as much weight as I can do with leg extensions?

Also, What about chest and back or triceps and biceps? Should I be concerned with muscle imbalances between these muscles?
Most people have muscle imbalances. They are not generally anything to worry about.

The best way to fix them is to work on getting everything as strong as possible. You should do so while training in a balanced manner, meaning treating chest, shoulder and back work as relative equals.

The bros tend to work 25 sets for chest while neglecting equal back and shoulder work. This is really what you want to avoid.
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Hey Brother,
Just found your vids on Youtube the other day and really enjoy them.

You are in my age ball park so thought I would say hey and throw you a question or 2..

I am a former MARINE and current security contractor , I follow a 5X5 off set with a German Volume training variation I use as to be as strong as you look idea.

I have had low back problems off and on for about 10 years, I can go for long periods of time and have no issues at all , dead lift heavy etc, but once in a while I just get crippled for a few days buy having done something as simply as working on the car crouched over or bent etc, and there it goes..

Can you suggest anything that can "shore up" a lower back to prevent this, the usual physical therapy stuff does not work well and they can not operate on it at all, degeneration etc..

It is not the age, it is the millage !!!!! I am sure you can identify..

Anyway have a great day Mr Beard, growing out one as we speak for new contract over in the sand box.. hate it lol......


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Hi Teufehund,

Do deadlifts seem to trigger your lower back issues, or is it more random just due to your history?
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Here is another question....

I get to work out Tues-Fri, work sat-mon..

Well the last bench day i had was Tuesday and at the end of the workout I was putting up 270 with effort.

Today I get a bench day in and noticed that I was struggling with 225 WTH?

Am I not getting enough protein maybe, i know my diet has slacked and have not gotten enough calories last week, could that be my issue?

Teufey

Yes, it could definitely be a cause.

Huge strength swings are signs that something isn't right. Diet, lifting way too frequently, etc. It's good to set minimums for calories and protein intake. The body needs protein to recover and repair muscle tissue.

Could also be tied to hydration.
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