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learning front split

Feb. 14th, 2017 | 11:45 am
posted by: olgarundel in gymrats

for those who are interested in learning front split, please check out my article


this article might help you to achieve your goal without much pain and injuries.

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FB group

Jan. 3rd, 2017 | 03:58 pm
posted by: my_small_space in gymrats

Hi all - in case there is anyone still around here, I thought I'd recommend a new-ish facebook group that I think will have a similar feel to this group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1753639631625531/ - Evidence-Based Traning and Nutrition.

I learned a lot from this group. Thanks.

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Deadlift PR

Dec. 16th, 2016 | 03:27 pm
posted by: supermanz in gymrats

I have been a member of this here community for 12-13 years. When I first joined LJ, this was actually the first community I joined. At the time, I was an 17 year old punk kid, fresh out of high school, who had just started to try some "serious" weight training with his friend. We read a bunch of stuff from Louie Simmons and went to the gym with our gallon jugs and lifted and thought we were cool. This community helped ground me a bit and helped me to realize I knew approximately fuck all about lifting and taught me how not to be a douche-y gymbro. It also helped me lift better and get stronger. Over the past decade, I've gravitated more toward running and allowed my lifting to be a complement at best and nonexistent most of the time. But over the past four months, I have taken a break from running and focused on weights in a way I haven't in 10+ years, possibly ever. I also now have a girlfriend who happens to also be a very good coach, and I've made some progress. So I feel it appropriate, even though LJ is all but dead and buried, to post this video of me hitting a lifetime deadlift PR here. This also helped push me over one of my first lifetime athletic goals... 1000 pound total for my PRs.

Happy lifting y'all

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5 Year Natural Body Transformation - Fat to Fit | Gino Brouwers

Nov. 6th, 2016 | 01:10 pm
posted by: ginobrouwers in gymrats


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Anyone contemplating laser eye surgery?

Sep. 15th, 2016 | 09:18 pm
posted by: lurkingheretic in gymrats

If you're curious, I'm logging my progress here on LJ on my own journal lurkingheretic .  I got it done at a well-reputed clinic in Gangnam, just over a month ago.  I'm not the most athletic person on the planet but I was tired of steaming glasses.

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No more deadlifts

Sep. 5th, 2016 | 06:53 am
posted by: hajiomatic in gymrats

OK..so i laid off the dead lifts for a week and my sciatic pain went away.
So...what heavy-lift whole body exercise(s) can i substitute??

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Aug. 21st, 2016 | 12:12 pm
posted by: vicar in gymrats

After having foods out with a fellow gymratarian, and discussing that which was once gymrats, I said we should look up gymrats on facebook because that's where most seem to have migrated. Well, I did, and there are bazillions of groups going by that name.

Is there is for-real from-this-group gymrats on fb? Care to link me in?

If not, should there be?


care of https://www.facebook.com/vicarz

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I will pump you up

Aug. 1st, 2016 | 09:00 am
posted by: hajiomatic in gymrats

what makes for a good workout at the gym for you?

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Jun. 21st, 2016 | 08:04 am
posted by: hajiomatic in gymrats

At what weight do you alternate/use a mixed grip on a deadlift?

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what's up with the mysterious wooden stick

Jun. 17th, 2016 | 10:23 am
posted by: piperki in gymrats

I see guys at the gym pick up this long wooden stick and do earnest-looking twisty moves like this (but usually standing up).

Exactly what miraculous core-strengthening power does a lightweight wooden stick have? Not a lot of resistance with that stick, right? I don't get it.

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