Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops

Go Back   Message Board Basketball Forum - InsideHoops > InsideHoops Main Basketball Forums > Off the Court Lounge

Off the Court Lounge Basketball fans talk about everything EXCEPT basketball here

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-29-2013, 05:57 AM   #721
Balla_Status
______________________
 
Balla_Status's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,762
Default Re: Ish Official Fit-club

Started stronglifts5x5 today...a bit of an ego check in the beginning starting out with small weights but I'm sure it will get heavy quick.

Squats 5x5: 20kg
Bench 5x5: 20 kg
Barbell Row 5x5: 30kg
Balla_Status is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 05:57 AM   #722
Zan Tabak
Only the finest
 
Zan Tabak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: -lll──lll-
Posts: 3,714
Default Re: Ish Official Fit-club

I didn't wear gloves for the longest time. But had to buy a pair cause of the nasty callus' on my hands. I bought a pair of Nike weight lifting gloves, they were expensive but well worth it imo. Comfy and they don't compromise my grip.
Zan Tabak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 06:05 AM   #723
Zan Tabak
Only the finest
 
Zan Tabak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: -lll──lll-
Posts: 3,714
Default Re: Ish Official Fit-club

Quote:
Originally Posted by Balla_Status
Started stronglifts5x5 today...a bit of an ego check in the beginning starting out with small weights but I'm sure it will get heavy quick.

Squats 5x5: 20kg
Bench 5x5: 20 kg
Barbell Row 5x5: 30kg

Good job bro!

Try not to worry too much about the weight your using, and focus on form. The weight will progress.
Zan Tabak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 07:00 AM   #724
Balla_Status
______________________
 
Balla_Status's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,762
Default Re: Ish Official Fit-club

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zan Tabak
Good job bro!

Try not to worry too much about the weight your using, and focus on form. The weight will progress.

Thanks! I couldn't wait to hit the gym today after work. I've read a lot of good things about this program and the guy who designed it made it for free. He has loads of videos out there to teach correct form. I've been youtubing a lot to get form tips.

Had no idea that bench press was pretty complex. My HS coaches sucked dick. You basically just want to keep your entire body tight as shit on every single lift which seems to be the point of these exercises. They work on your full body. It's way better than just prancing around the gym doing different work outs. I've had similar success using crossfit but it's just not practical to do that stuff in a regular gym.

Last edited by Balla_Status : 07-29-2013 at 07:06 AM.
Balla_Status is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 07:43 AM   #725
NotYetGreat
Great college starter
 
NotYetGreat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3,520
Default Re: Ish Official Fit-club

I don't know what happened... I recorded myself doing a set of pull-ups and my form is absolutely horrible! I thought my head was at least getting below my elbows but it was an absolute NO. I hate to blame it on the implement I'm using (I'm doing it in a playground where my arms don't even need to straighten to grab hold of the bars), but I felt much more comfortable using the rack at the gym which I don't have access to anymore. Any tips guys? I'm incredibly disappointed with how my pull-ups went today. Two straight was a struggle trying to come from as low as I can go (plus the rain didn't help).

I guess I was so used to just letting my legs hang out ("tactical" style as some people call it) that I couldn't do it anymore, and since I got so used to it, my body adjusted by shortening the range of motion.
NotYetGreat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 02:00 PM   #726
abuC
Cuba
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,688
Default Re: Ish Official Fit-club

Quote:
Originally Posted by NotYetGreat
I still honestly don't understand the use of gloves. All the ones I've used just make me lose feel for the bar (similar to using thick-soled shoes for basketball) and they don't help with letting the bar stay on my hands. :/ That plus going barehand always allows me to grip harder.

I don't use gloves anymore, I have versa gripps which I adore and would recommend to everyone. For me, my hands give out long before my back muscles do so straps/gripps make the most sense for me since I don't care about grip strength.
abuC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 03:03 PM   #727
longtime lurker
Very good NBA starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 8,751
Default Re: Ish Official Fit-club

Quote:
Originally Posted by Balla_Status
Started stronglifts5x5 today...a bit of an ego check in the beginning starting out with small weights but I'm sure it will get heavy quick.

Squats 5x5: 20kg
Bench 5x5: 20 kg
Barbell Row 5x5: 30kg

Hey let me know how your progress goes. I started the workout 2 weeks ago and I've heard good things. Anyone else here do it?
longtime lurker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 06:44 PM   #728
B-Low
The Love B-Low
 
B-Low's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Crowned Prince of the OTC
Posts: 15,299
Default Re: Ish Official Fit-club

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zan Tabak
I bought a pair of Nike weight lifting gloves, they were expensive

Do I even need to say it?
B-Low is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 08:19 PM   #729
plowking
Verticle?
 
plowking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: We goin' Sizzler
Posts: 28,111
Default Re: Ish Official Fit-club

Quote:
Originally Posted by NotYetGreat
I don't know what happened... I recorded myself doing a set of pull-ups and my form is absolutely horrible! I thought my head was at least getting below my elbows but it was an absolute NO. I hate to blame it on the implement I'm using (I'm doing it in a playground where my arms don't even need to straighten to grab hold of the bars), but I felt much more comfortable using the rack at the gym which I don't have access to anymore. Any tips guys? I'm incredibly disappointed with how my pull-ups went today. Two straight was a struggle trying to come from as low as I can go (plus the rain didn't help).

I guess I was so used to just letting my legs hang out ("tactical" style as some people call it) that I couldn't do it anymore, and since I got so used to it, my body adjusted by shortening the range of motion.

Are you complaining about not going low enough, or your chin not getting over the bar when you go up?
If you're talking about not going low enough, I'd say to always go full range, in the sense that you go back down to the free hang position. Some people like to say to not go down all the way for pull ups to keep the lats tight, but I don't think it applies for pull ups. They're always going to be harder if you go down all the way.
I understand the theory on chest, of not going all the way up, as if keeps the stress on your chest, and not triceps. But with pull ups, your weight is being forced down already, and even sitting in a rest position at the bottom is far more grueling than having the bar in a locked out position on bench.

Just my .02 cents. Anyone else want to chime in on how they do pull ups? I've always found going all the way down, and trying to touch your clavicle/collar bone on the way up to be the best way for me.
plowking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 09:04 PM   #730
Zan Tabak
Only the finest
 
Zan Tabak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: -lll──lll-
Posts: 3,714
Default Re: Ish Official Fit-club

Quote:
Originally Posted by B-Low
Do I even need to say it?
No you don't, no ...you don't.
Zan Tabak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 09:19 PM   #731
sunsfan1357
Word.
 
sunsfan1357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Manteca/San Diego
Posts: 4,511
Default Re: Ish Official Fit-club

Quote:
Originally Posted by NotYetGreat
I still honestly don't understand the use of gloves. All the ones I've used just make me lose feel for the bar (similar to using thick-soled shoes for basketball) and they don't help with letting the bar stay on my hands. :/ That plus going barehand always allows me to grip harder.
Same here. I hate using gloves, on deadlifts I go double-overhand then add chalk then go mixed grip. I'd like to try hook grip, but I don't want to waste a workout just getting used to a different grip.
sunsfan1357 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 10:04 PM   #732
JEFFERSON MONEY
NBA All-star
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 9,882
Default Re: Ish Official Fit-club

Tips on transitioning from calorc restriction (bout 1700 cals) to a bulking diet with gaining minimal fat?

Just been eating 2 meals a day like 8 oz meat 8 oz veg, and then a bowl of oatmeal with some pb. Don't ask lol. For the past few weeks.

Thanks.
JEFFERSON MONEY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2013, 11:30 PM   #733
LikeABosh
Trump Towers
 
LikeABosh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 3,139
Default Re: Ish Official Fit-club

All the calluses on my right hand ripped off while deadlifting, stings like a bitch
LikeABosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2013, 11:04 AM   #734
LBJ 23
Local High School Star
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,987
Default Re: Ish Official Fit-club

Quote:
Originally Posted by JEFFERSON MONEY
Tips on transitioning from calorc restriction (bout 1700 cals) to a bulking diet with gaining minimal fat?

Just been eating 2 meals a day like 8 oz meat 8 oz veg, and then a bowl of oatmeal with some pb. Don't ask lol. For the past few weeks.

Thanks.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-AolOKbI1I
LBJ 23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2013, 05:45 AM   #735
Balla_Status
______________________
 
Balla_Status's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 4,762
Default Re: Ish Official Fit-club

22.5kg Squat 5x5
20kg Overhead Press 5x5
40kg Deadlift 1x5
Balla_Status is offline   Reply With Quote
This NBA Basketball News Website Sponsored by:
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:31 PM.




NBA Basketball Forum Key Links:
InsideHoops Home
NBA Rumors
Basketball Blog
NBA Daily Recaps
NBA Videos
Fantasy Basketball
NBA Mock Draft
NBA Free Agents
All-Star Weekend
---
High School Basketball
Streetball
---
InsideHoops Twitter
Search Our Site















Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Terms of Use/Service | Privacy Policy