Health and Fitness Thread V1: 100% Adrenaline

.jRay.

Youngling
thanks for the advice.
dont know what these mean : Dumbbell, Barbell Curls, Pullup
i know only pushups , its the one where we try to support our whole body with our hands and feet (toes) and try to move up and down and slowly. right ??
PC hardware is easier than that. :lol:
i'm a noob at body building
will try to be regular at the College Gym when I'm back there in july.
have to google for all those words first.

http://m.youtube.com/#/user/ScottHermanFitness

Thank me later.
 

ajayritik

Technomancer
To get good health you should do more and more exercise.

No doctor, health practitioner or fitness expert would have given such a valuable suggestion.
Thanks mate! Sad that you are no longer in TDF.

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Went to gym for past one year and hardly lost a kg. Went on a crash diet and lost almost 4kgs recently.
 

.jRay.

Youngling
No doctor, health practitioner or fitness expert would have given such a valuable suggestion.
Thanks mate! Sad that you are no longer in TDF.

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Went to gym for past one year and hardly lost a kg. Went on a crash diet and lost almost 4kgs recently.

Crash dieting is the worse you could do to your body. Eating healthy is the way to go.
 

ajayritik

Technomancer
Crash dieting is the worse you could do to your body. Eating healthy is the way to go.

The one negative which is linked to crash diet i.e. putting the weight back again in short time hasn't happened to me.
I'm the same weight as I was a month ago after the GM diet.
With current work style I realised completely eating healthy may not be possible but trying to.
 

ashs1

Padawan
Crash dieting gives the result but it messes up the metabolism..
Have plenty of fruits and salad and avoid :
1: all kinds of namkeen stuff.
2: excess curry /masala
3: avoid rice if possible. At least, avoid rice at night at all costs.
 
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Faun

Faun

Wahahaha~!
Staff member
Bought Jasmine oil and Lavender + Ylang Ylang oil for head massage. Finding aromatherapy interesting. Will document the long term benefits.

After a long time, started skipping.
 

Hrishi

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Need some good tips on maintaining healthy postures and upper back/neck.
I think I have developed sort of kyphosis ( arched upper back ) due to heavy usage of computer/laptop/smartphone in incorrect posture.
 
Well, been lifting as much as i can , along with going to college. Trouble is , i got sick and lot and had to keep gaps of 30 days for more than three time. Now, that semester is over, i've been working out everyday. Some bitter lessons i had to learn:

1)Smith machine(and machine based exercises) barbell presses do help you to keep proper form. But makes you get muscle imbalances as one had has to do more work than the other.
2)Dumbbells are more balanced , helps you find out your imbalances and a more even workout. But difficult to maintain form. Atleast for a beginner. I have switched to dumbbells now.
3)Barbells don't work for me because it put too much strain on my left wrist. :(
4)DB shrugs don't work for me, because i fell and forward pull near the right side of my neck. :(

Now , i have made a workout plan and doing lots of research checking out different workouts and praying for the best.
 

Nanducob

Wise Old Owl
^^what do you mean by proper form.I think most people have this problem with the non dominant side/hand.During DB tryto use different weights for dominant /non dominant hand.Wrap a strap to the elbow and see if you can do barbells.

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Need some good tips on maintaining healthy postures and upper back/neck.
I think I have developed sort of kyphosis ( arched upper back ) due to heavy usage of computer/laptop/smartphone in incorrect posture.
Use a firm bed,thin pillows for head/no pillows.

Try to use chairs with arm support and if possible ,head support.
Take breaks during long hours of use,take your sight off the screen during break and focus on things that are far away.
Neck muscle streches and spine mobility exercises.
 
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Faun

Faun

Wahahaha~!
Staff member
Well, been lifting as much as i can , along with going to college. Trouble is , i got sick and lot and had to keep gaps of 30 days for more than three time. Now, that semester is over, i've been working out everyday. Some bitter lessons i had to learn:

1)Smith machine(and machine based exercises) barbell presses do help you to keep proper form. But makes you get muscle imbalances as one had has to do more work than the other.
2)Dumbbells are more balanced , helps you find out your imbalances and a more even workout. But difficult to maintain form. Atleast for a beginner. I have switched to dumbbells now.
3)Barbells don't work for me because it put too much strain on my left wrist. :(
4)DB shrugs don't work for me, because i fell and forward pull near the right side of my neck. :(

Now , i have made a workout plan and doing lots of research checking out different workouts and praying for the best.

Smith machine will leave out your stabilizer muscles workout. Use low weight on barbells to do the overhead lifts or press.

Use wrist wrap to avoid injuries. It will provide additional support.

Use EZ bars for barbells. Easier on wrists.

Never overexert to the point where you end up with injury. It will be a huge setback to your goals.
 
^^what do you mean by proper form.I think most people have this problem with the non dominant side/hand.During DB tryto use different weights for dominant /non dominant hand.Wrap a strap to the elbow and see if you can do barbells.
By proper from , i mean perfect body stance and stable motion of the weight as you move it without exerting/using any other muscle(s) other than the targeted one(s).

Smith machine will leave out your stabilizer muscles workout. Use low weight on barbells to do the overhead lifts or press.

Use wrist wrap to avoid injuries. It will provide additional support.

Use EZ bars for barbells. Easier on wrists.

Never overexert to the point where you end up with injury. It will be a huge setback to your goals.

Thanks mate. Will buy a wrist support. I tried searching, but didn't find any of good quality. I was looking for Adidas, Nike, etc. Maybe Nivia will have to do. I think i am gonna stick with dumbbells and perfect the exercises. And then move on to barbells when i feel like i have balanced out myself.
 

Nanducob

Wise Old Owl
^^I think you lift too much weights.If you have went to gym the trainer would have taught "how to" for exs.You ll feel the contraction for the specific muscles when you work on it.When you use excessive weights your accessory muscles fire up leaving the ex less effective
 

Hrishi

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[MENTION=128807]Nanducob[/MENTION] , are you a physiotherapy specialist ? Needed some help about understanding a neck/upper back issue .
 

Hrishi

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u should have attended one of the yoga day camps. ignore the title, it also does good for your waist and back.


Thanks. I will watch it.
On a side note , I think I have developed Spinal Instability in Upper Thoracic and Lower Cervical region , along with the shoulder blades.
Whenever I get up in the morning after sleep , I find constant cracking around my neck whenever I twist them towards left or right. Also after every few minutes , I can hear cracking sound from my shoulder blades and spine throughout the day , when I twist my hands and push my shoulder blades together.
After few hours of working on the chair , I end with strained neck and shoulder which makes it kind of hard to sit for long. If I were to describe the condition , its more like a strain/frozen upper back and neck.
I do have a bit of arched spined....or rather say caveman posture.
Could it be all because of the caveman type spinal posture ?

I met few doctors , had couple of x-Rays and the test for cervical spondylitis came negative. One of the doctors said it could be sub-scapular bursitis.
I am fed with doctors saying different stuff.

I was just wondering if going to gym or doing heavy stretches would hurt it even more.
 

GhorMaanas

The Vagrant Seeker
Thanks. I will watch it.
On a side note , I think I have developed Spinal Instability in Upper Thoracic and Lower Cervical region , along with the shoulder blades.
Whenever I get up in the morning after sleep , I find constant cracking around my neck whenever I twist them towards left or right. Also after every few minutes , I can hear cracking sound from my shoulder blades and spine throughout the day , when I twist my hands and push my shoulder blades together.
After few hours of working on the chair , I end with strained neck and shoulder which makes it kind of hard to sit for long. If I were to describe the condition , its more like a strain/frozen upper back and neck.
I do have a bit of arched spined....or rather say caveman posture.
Could it be all because of the caveman type spinal posture ?

I met few doctors , had couple of x-Rays and the test for cervical spondylitis came negative. One of the doctors said it could be sub-scapular bursitis.
I am fed with doctors saying different stuff.

I was just wondering if going to gym or doing heavy stretches would hurt it even more.

may be have an appointment with a good chiropractic in your city? they usually deal with postural issues and focus on/around the spinal region. generally sportspersons consult them. a friend of mine (has had a barrage of musculoskeletal problems, and has been physically very active) after drinking 'ghaat-ghaat ka paani' like you finally got treated for an issue with his knees/legs well by one, but it was in Doon. you could give it a try. ask/look around for some good one at your place.

also, you could post about your affliction at ASMI forums; could get some helpful tips.
 
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