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If you're the only one wearing does it do much good?? Anyways I sweat too much that wearing a mask would be a major hinderance when ballin so havent really played much since courts reopened earlier in 21'

🤷🏿‍♂️ mask has to be on upon entry, plus it is extremely rare i actually play pickup (i think it’s only been once over the course of the 😷) rather i usually shoot around before or after lifting as a warm up or cool down…honestly i’ve gotten pretty used to it over the course of the past couple years…it’s a habit at this point
 
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Deadlifting last week and felt/heard my back crack about half way through my sets (sort of like if you were trying to crack it intentionally). Wasn't sharp pain but it felt off enough to stop for the day

Slept like **** that night and was super sore the next day (left lower back pain when bending). Put heat on it and was pleasantly surprised that by the next day it felt much better and close to normal 2-3 days later

I was expecting a longer process and being out a couple weeks. I guess one of the benefits of lifting light :lol:
 
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went to my sports doctor yesterday. said no deadlifting until further assessment. given 3 months off for now but have to do the monthly assessment. now have to book the physio for my leg rehab. no strength at all and couldn't lift my body with the injured leg. have to do gradual recovery for it. no rush.
 

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looked up the hook grip...looks like it hurts 😬 i'll give it a go next time i'm in the gym but i have pretty jacked up thumb that always easily hyperextends, i also wear gloves because all the bars at the gyms i go to rip my hands add that to struggle dunking again & my grip is terrible...haven't tried sumo squats but since my limbs are fairly long, especially my arms, i probably wouldn't benefit much from them

You get used to hooking. I find it uncomfortable to pull anything more than 315 to 365 without hooking.

I also use gloves until I reach my "gloved limit" and then switch to liquid or powdered chalk (both for competitions).
 

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Gloves??

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You do what you want when you're popping? Just ask Josh
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Dudes prolly clown me irl too (silently) until they see 6+ wheels on each side going up like Viagra.
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doubled my load this year. somehow bulked up even before that. must be all that carbs left from the holidays. I'm now into the fat-burning stage.
 
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I forgot where I read it but y’all firm believers of only doing dynamic stretching before workouts and static for after workouts? Might have been for a leg day thing or overall in general?
 
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You get used to hooking. I find it uncomfortable to pull anything more than 315 to 365 without hooking.

I also use gloves until I reach my "gloved limit" and then switch to liquid or powdered chalk (both for competitions).

nah, i tried it, even with 135 it was uncomfortably painful...i'm just going to stick with alternating mixed grip for when trying to max out

I forgot where I read it but y’all firm believers of only doing dynamic stretching before workouts and static for after workouts? Might have been for a leg day thing or overall in general?

i guess it depends on what the workout is, my understanding is that it isn't optimal & potentially injurious to static stretch before lifting because doing so can temporarily increase range of motion but maybe at the cost of less stability at that new range of motion...dynamic stretching is supposedly preferred because it's more about warming up & preparing for movement compared to static stretching...

being i'm relatively new to lifting and i just kinda jump in (i usually warmup with basketball & might sit in a full squat or do some box jumps before compound lifts) and use the lighter weight to build up rather than spending time doing any type of stretching at the gym; because ideally the weight itself (if working through a full range of motion) is already kinda technically just a loaded stretch
 

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nah, i tried it, even with 135 it was uncomfortably painful...i'm just going to stick with alternating mixed grip for when trying to max out



i guess it depends on what the workout is, my understanding is that it isn't optimal & potentially injurious to static stretch before lifting because doing so can temporarily increase range of motion but maybe at the cost of less stability at that new range of motion...dynamic stretching is supposedly preferred because it's more about warming up & preparing for movement compared to static stretching...

being i'm relatively new to lifting and i just kinda jump in (i usually warmup with basketball & might sit in a full squat or do some box jumps before compound lifts) and use the lighter weight to build up rather than spending time doing any type of stretching at the gym; because ideally the weight itself (if working through a full range of motion) is already kinda technically just a loaded stretch

Fair enough. Learning to hook is not supposed to be painless. I usually and hook when attempting to max out (conventional). I can actually hook more double overhand than I can by supinating (mixed grip) when I pull sumo.
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My goal is to eventually abandon supination altogether so I always hook after touching the warm-up weights.


As for me, I don't do static stretches, especially not before lifting, but that's just me.
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Fair enough. Learning to hook is not supposed to be painless. I usually and hook when attempting to max out (conventional). I can actually hook more double overhand than I can by supinating (mixed grip) when I pull sumo.
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My goal is to eventually abandon supination altogether so I always hook after touching the warm-up weights.


As for me, I don't do static stretches, especially not before lifting, but that's just me.
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yea, i suppose i'm just not willing to tolerate pain with my hands, i did recently try sumo deadlifts after initial dismissing them in theory...even with the shorter range of motion definitely a different stimulus going to be adding them in from now on. as much i'd like to avoid the potential imbalance of mixed grip it only factors in for when trying to max, which i realized i should really only be doing every so often
 

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Might try some pre workout for the first time

Been working out after work around 8-9 and it’s not as easy as it used to be. I used to love working out late night but I be tired now :lol:

Kinda iffy tho, I don’t wanna feel like I’m having a heart attack or any of that :lol: . I don’t drink coffee
either so not experienced with caffeine

Thoughts or brands I could check out?
Also what’s the go to protein brand these days? ON still? Rather not have chocolate .. maybe like a fruity flavor, or I’ve seen cinnamon toast crunch types too
 
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Might try some pre workout for the first time

Been working out after work around 8-9 and it’s not as easy as it used to be. I used to love working out late night but I be tired now :lol:

Kinda iffy tho, I don’t wanna feel like I’m having a heart attack or any of that :lol: . I don’t drink coffee
either so not experienced with caffeine

Thoughts or brands I could check out?
Also what’s the go to protein brand these days? ON still? Rather not have chocolate .. maybe like a fruity flavor, or I’ve seen cinnamon toast crunch types too
I don’t do coffee or soda because caffeine also. But I do take preworkout and take bucked up which has 250mg of it. You’ll be fine. I take isoflex for protein, cookies and cream
 

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Do you guys do strict diets, counting macros and calories or no?

I personally don't but this will depend on you and your goals. If you are trying to lose weight, I think it's worth determining how many calories you currently eat on estimate and figure out what you should be eating to lose weight. Tracking for a period is helpful IMO but I don't like doing it for extended periods.
 
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Might try some pre workout for the first time

Been working out after work around 8-9 and it’s not as easy as it used to be. I used to love working out late night but I be tired now :lol:

Kinda iffy tho, I don’t wanna feel like I’m having a heart attack or any of that :lol: . I don’t drink coffee
either so not experienced with caffeine

Thoughts or brands I could check out?
Also what’s the go to protein brand these days? ON still? Rather not have chocolate .. maybe like a fruity flavor, or I’ve seen cinnamon toast crunch types too

similar to you i don't drink coffee/tea and didn't have much experience with energy drinks/pre-workouts but recently started to supplement with caffeine on days where i want that extra boost!

also i don't have any recommendations as far as brands go, you'll have to do the knowledge to find something that works for your needs...that noted, if you are working out that late taking pre-workout might be counterproductive as the stimulative nature of it will likely impact your sleep. better to just make sure you have adequately eaten on those days you know you will work out late

Do you guys do strict diets, counting macros and calories or no?

no to strict 'dieting' but i do recommend counting calories/macros, at least until you get an idea of what your are consuming to get used thinking about hitting those target if only implicitly

What do you feel is a good effective amount of time when you are on the
StairMaster
Treadmill
???

depends on what your goal is? in general, unless one is trying to improve their cardio/endurance or they get some enjoyment from it, it is probably better for most people's goals to make building muscle/strength the priority rather than doing too much cardio...maybe keep it light, basically just enough to either warmup before a workout or cool down afterwards
 
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similar to you i don't drink coffee/tea and didn't have much experience with energy drinks/pre-workouts but recently started to supplement with caffeine on days where i want that extra boost!

also i don't have any recommendations as far as brands go, you'll have to do the knowledge to find something that works for your needs...that noted, if you are working out that late taking pre-workout might be counterproductive as the stimulative nature of it will likely impact your sleep. better to just make sure you have adequately eaten on those days you know you will work out late



no to strict 'dieting' but i do recommend counting calories/macros, at least until you get an idea of what your are consuming to get used thinking about hitting those target if only implicitly



depends on what your goal is? in general, unless one is trying to improve their cardio/endurance or they get some enjoyment from it, it is probably better for most people's goals to make building muscle/strength the priority rather than doing too much cardio...maybe keep it light, basically just enough to either warmup before a workout or cool down afterwards
Yeah, it's light just trying to see what people be on. I do like 10 mins stairs, 10 mins, bike, and tread 15 in high intensity intervals.
But I choose two out of those three if I have enough time at the end of my workout.
 
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