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Old 07-25-2013, 07:30 PM   #11
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Trying to build the main lifts through different assistance lifts.
I totally agree here, IMO there is only one way to build your squat, press and dead, Do squat, press and deads and loads of it. Works on me anyhow.
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Bands and chains. Sure I do some occasional pulls v/s bands but its not magic. Straight weight works best.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:00 PM   #13
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cooldowns after aerobics (maybe I don't understand the science behind it, but it doesn't make any sort of sense to me)
yeah, i've never heard a convincing argument about why this is important.
if my workout is over i just fall on the ground and rest.
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I totally agree here, IMO there is only one way to build your squat, press and dead, Do squat, press and deads and loads of it. Works on me anyhow.
Agree!
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Anyone who says that you are overtraining with a 2 hr workout...
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I sure hope you're right guys (OR, Skids, Fenris). Seeing how I'm squatting, benching and deadlifting three times a week now.

Anyway, also came to add a "hell yeah" to this one:

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foam rolling (feels painful, so it must be doing something...well, not necessarily)

stretching (feels good, so it must be doing something...ditto)

fascial stretching (very little evidence that it's even possible)

aggressive sports massage (just bruises and damages tissue, IMO)

hot baths for recovery

chiropractic manipulations for lifters
I have had profound benefit from all of these (not so much stretching though).

But, there are many variables... effectiveness of practitioners, body type, whether the modality is actually matched to the issue or even whether you really need it in the first place!

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cooldowns after aerobics (maybe I don't understand the science behind it, but it doesn't make any sort of sense to me)
I think that came out of the occurrences of runners who would just stop running and have heart failure. Again, many variables such as prior heart condition, lifestyle, meds, etc. would factor in.

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Made that mistake!
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