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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

http://olgarundel.livejournal.com/734.html


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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Facebook?

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?

Options?

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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