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    Re: 2019 Health & Fitness Thread

    jrock645- Ah, glad your quad soreness dissipated! I hear you on the squats/back, interesting that the Hacks don`t bother it. I`m getting more and more into doing my squats with the Hip Belt and cable apparatus (with elastic bands added to tweak the resistance curve). Wish I had a fabrication shop so I could make my version of the optimal Hip Belt Squat Machine

    I kinda overdid my last Upper Leg workout, did seven sets between Quads and Hams and that left me way too sore to do my cardio on schedule, needed six days rest. Great workout though, I was a *little* surprised that I hadn`t lost strength/endurance having taken so many weeks off due to the Eye Repair thing, but that`s just how it always seems to go. I did lose a few reps on Back day from the longish lay-off, but no size/mass that I can tell.

    Oh, and IMO that`s a good price for LA Fitness, can`t argue with a dollar/day.

    minerigger- Yeah, I simply cannot maintain condition without specific exercises. No matter how hard I work at manual labor, it`s just not the same as targeting/training muscles in the optimal manner.

    What`s "Wendler 5/3/1"? Heh heh, it sounds high-volume to me! But then I say that about anything that`s not just a few sets every few weeks

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    Re: 2019 Health & Fitness Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    jrock645- Ah, glad your quad soreness dissipated! I hear you on the squats/back, interesting that the Hacks don`t bother it. I`m getting more and more into doing my squats with the Hip Belt and cable apparatus (with elastic bands added to tweak the resistance curve). Wish I had a fabrication shop so I could make my version of the optimal Hip Belt Squat Machine

    I kinda overdid my last Upper Leg workout, did seven sets between Quads and Hams and that left me way too sore to do my cardio on schedule, needed six days rest. Great workout though, I was a *little* surprised that I hadn`t lost strength/endurance having taken so many weeks off due to the Eye Repair thing, but that`s just how it always seems to go. I did lose a few reps on Back day from the longish lay-off, but no size/mass that I can tell.

    Oh, and IMO that`s a good price for LA Fitness, can`t argue with a dollar/day.

    minerigger- Yeah, I simply cannot maintain condition without specific exercises. No matter how hard I work at manual labor, it`s just not the same as targeting/training muscles in the optimal manner.

    What`s "Wendler 5/3/1"? Heh heh, it sounds high-volume to me! But then I say that about anything that`s not just a few sets every few weeks
    Itís not much volume at all. Here is a basic breakdown of it.

    https://www.muscleandstrength.com/wo...ng-system.html


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    Re: 2019 Health & Fitness Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    jrock645- Ah, glad your quad soreness dissipated! I hear you on the squats/back, interesting that the Hacks don`t bother it. I`m getting more and more into doing my squats with the Hip Belt and cable apparatus (with elastic bands added to tweak the resistance curve). Wish I had a fabrication shop so I could make my version of the optimal Hip Belt Squat Machine

    I kinda overdid my last Upper Leg workout, did seven sets between Quads and Hams and that left me way too sore to do my cardio on schedule, needed six days rest. Great workout though, I was a *little* surprised that I hadn`t lost strength/endurance having taken so many weeks off due to the Eye Repair thing, but that`s just how it always seems to go. I did lose a few reps on Back day from the longish lay-off, but no size/mass that I can tell.

    Oh, and IMO that`s a good price for LA Fitness, can`t argue with a dollar/day.

    minerigger- Yeah, I simply cannot maintain condition without specific exercises. No matter how hard I work at manual labor, it`s just not the same as targeting/training muscles in the optimal manner.

    What`s "Wendler 5/3/1"? Heh heh, it sounds high-volume to me! But then I say that about anything that`s not just a few sets every few weeks

    5/3/1 is pretty low volume. Was pretty much the go to program for strength athletes and powerlifters 10-12 years ago. A friend of mine, who was a trainer at gold’s and competed in powerlifting was really big on it. A lot of guys still use it. Very effective program if you’re really focused on raising your numbers on the big 3.
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    Re: 2019 Health & Fitness Thread

    Itís low yes but if you do the assistance work itís not to bad. It makes sense really because who wants to spend tons of time in the gym. With kids and families and work and life, gym time is limited to 45-90 min on a given day and I shoot for 60.

    I do the boring but big assistance work so 5 sets of 10 of the main lift being done that day and then an accessory that helps in that area. So today was squats 3x5 @ 65/75/85% and then 5x10 at 50%. Then threw in some step ups 5x10 per leg. Took me 30 min


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    Re: 2019 Health & Fitness Thread

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    bob m- I use RxOmega-3 by Natural Factors. If I shop carefully and wait for sales I can get 240 capsules for under $30 and I buy plenty. The last time I got the best price at VitaCost when they ran one of their 15% off sales, combined that with the right quantity for shipping and signed up for their (revocable) auto-ship. The time before that I got it even cheaper from Zen Vitamins, but they`ve since raised their prices. The EPA: DHA ratio isn`t optimal but it`s not bad (it`s the same as Sears` capsules) and the savings adds up when you take as many as I do (~12/day to get 7.2g EPA+DHA).

    When on sale, IMO the best option is Vitamin Shoppe`s store-brand . They sell a bunch of different ones, the "good" one has 600EPA + 240DHA per capsule which is closer to the desired 2:1 ratio. Note that I got that "desired ratio" from Sears even though his don`t meet it! The more DHA the better if only because it`s the one that can penetrate the blood/brain barrier and I`m all about keeping my brain healthy.

    Looking at my wife`s OmegaRx capsules from Sears, I`m getting different numbers than you quoted..wonder what`s up with that? Her bottle says that 4 capsules = 1600EPA + 800DHA = 2400, not 3000. So you`d need more than 8 to get the 5g/day (and that dosage did nothing discernible for me). His stuff is pricey! I only buy his cereal (and I go through tons of it), but my wife uses his liquid (puts it in her Meal Replacement/Protein shakes).

    Remember that it`s only the EPA and DHA that count.

    I find it, uhm...interesting...that Sears says you gotta take at least that 5g/day yet has "serving size = 4 capsules" on the bottle.

    I doubt you could get "real" Pharmaceutical Fish Oil at a reasonable cost unless there were some way to convince your Insurance Co. that it was required for some Medical Condition, and I bet that`d be impossible.
    Thank you!

 

 
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