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05-09-2011, 04:20 PM
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That's quite a few squats. I would change one of your chest exercises to deadlifts or bent over rows.
Yah, I hoping to kill my legs from the cardio and squats. I actually feel fine and would likely do heavier squats in the future.

As for deadlifts, I never did them, and don't want to pretend I know the proper technique. I might watch some videos on how the proper form is so that I can try a few.

I'm likely going to alternate and focus on more core exercises in the alternate.

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05-09-2011, 05:29 PM
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Yah, I hoping to kill my legs from the cardio and squats. I actually feel fine and would likely do heavier squats in the future.

As for deadlifts, I never did them, and don't want to pretend I know the proper technique. I might watch some videos on how the proper form is so that I can try a few.

I'm likely going to alternate and focus on more core exercises in the alternate.
Habsjunkie knows my position on deadlifting without proper technique. I think it is wise to stay away from it until proper coaching comes in.
As for the squats, I'd tell you to lose the weight and do more.
You don't have to do both push ups and bench press, it's pretty much the same exercise. Stick to bodyweight exercises for now, so remove the BP. Replacing it with back extensions on the floor would be good. Adding abs exercises would be good for your core as well.

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What you guys think...

I started going back to the gym yesterday after 4months of inactivity (got sick a lot since december) and I need to go back in shape. In july, I'm leaving for 3 weeks around Quebec to do hiking, kayak, etc. I need to lose fat and to improve my cardio.

Would a workout routine be enough or should I focus on running on a treadmil for 40 mins 3 days a week?

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Does anyone here train at or trained at Pro Gym Serge Moreau on Hochelaga?

I just signed up there and I already regret it .

It is so overcrowded and I haven't even seen a place where you can do squats or deadlifts. I only saw gay Smith machines. Maybe I'm just blind?

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Does anyone here train at or trained at Pro Gym Serge Moreau on Hochelaga?

I just signed up there and I already regret it .

It is so overcrowded and I haven't even seen a place where you can do squats or deadlifts. I only saw gay Smith machines. Maybe I'm just blind?
Is that the Gym that tried to incorporate every single possible commercial aspect into their gym?

I swear, if it's the one I'm thinking about, doesn't it have a tattoo place and for all I know they do your taxes while you train.

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Is that the Gym that tried to incorporate every single possible commercial aspect into their gym?

I swear, if it's the one I'm thinking about, doesn't it have a tattoo place and for all I know they do your taxes while you train.
I don't know if it has a tattoo place but it has a lot of **** that take a lot of space that I will never need. This is the site of the gym: http://www.progymsergemoreau.com/index.php.

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Does anyone here train at or trained at Pro Gym Serge Moreau on Hochelaga?

I just signed up there and I already regret it .

It is so overcrowded and I haven't even seen a place where you can do squats or deadlifts. I only saw gay Smith machines. Maybe I'm just blind?
Yeah, you're blind lol

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I don't know if it has a tattoo place but it has a lot of **** that take a lot of space that I will never need. This is the site of the gym: http://www.progymsergemoreau.com/index.php.
Yah, i looked it up, not only can you go to a suana, you can get your haircut too. It's too much and it's always full. I don't go to a gym per se cuz I train casually but that just looked like a major sideshow to me. I remember as a kid passing by with my dad when I used to go play hockey at Maurice Richard arena. God, that place annoyed the hell out of me, I'm not sure why you dislike it and tbh, i'm not even sure why I even dislike it

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Yeah, you're blind lol
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Yah, i looked it up, not only can you go to a suana, you can get your haircut too. It's too much and it's always full. I don't go to a gym per se cuz I train casually but that just looked like a major sideshow to me. I remember as a kid passing by with my dad when I used to go play hockey at Maurice Richard arena. God, that place annoyed the hell out of me, I'm not sure why you dislike it and tbh, i'm not even sure why I even dislike it
Haha yeah it's full of people. I went there at 6-7pm and it was packed. It's bigger than my previous gym but there's 15 times more people.

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05-15-2011, 10:03 AM
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hey all - I have a minor groin issue.

Maybe 2-3 months ago while playing ball hockey I made an awkward movement.

I was positioned and running a bit more towards on my left side, but the ball surprisingly bounced out towards my right side...

So I awkwardly stuck out my right leg in the other direction to stop the ball.

Anyways, if you can understand that, the point is I hurt my right groin (pulled it assuming).

It was a sharp pain that I felt while running; I tried playing through it and sat out a few games.... with rest it improved within a month or two.

Now I can run without pain.

Unfortunately, when I try to do pull-ups (from home) I feel a sharp pain again in my groin (which feels pretty close to my right ball! sorry for the graphic).

So clearly, there's still home healing or strengthening that I need to do...

Here are my questions:

Do I start doing light squats?
Lunges?
Is it a question of strengthening my groin muscles?
Or should I focus with stretching more, maybe do some yoga crap?

I want to be able to do my pull-ups / chin-ups again!

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hey all - I have a minor groin issue.

Maybe 2-3 months ago while playing ball hockey I made an awkward movement.

I was positioned and running a bit more towards on my left side, but the ball surprisingly bounced out towards my right side...

So I awkwardly stuck out my right leg in the other direction to stop the ball.

Anyways, if you can understand that, the point is I hurt my right groin (pulled it assuming).

It was a sharp pain that I felt while running; I tried playing through it and sat out a few games.... with rest it improved within a month or two.

Now I can run without pain.

Unfortunately, when I try to do pull-ups (from home) I feel a sharp pain again in my groin (which feels pretty close to my right ball! sorry for the graphic).

So clearly, there's still home healing or strengthening that I need to do...

Here are my questions:

Do I start doing light squats?
Lunges?
Is it a question of strengthening my groin muscles?
Or should I focus with stretching more, maybe do some yoga crap?

I want to be able to do my pull-ups / chin-ups again!
Well, I think you should start by going to see your doctor. It's not normal for you to feel pain in the groin area while doing pull ups, so something has got to be wrong.
That is the only thing you should thinking about right now, no matter how crappy it may be. You don't want to re-injure yourself.

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Well, I think you should start by going to see your doctor. It's not normal for you to feel pain in the groin area while doing pull ups, so something has got to be wrong.
That is the only thing you should thinking about right now, no matter how crappy it may be. You don't want to re-injure yourself.
Wouldn't a doctor simply refer me to a physio, who will essentially advise me on exercises / stretching techniques?

I understand it's important to be on the safe side, but I know how and why I have this pain...

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Well, I think you should start by going to see your doctor. It's not normal for you to feel pain in the groin area while doing pull ups, so something has got to be wrong.
That is the only thing you should thinking about right now, no matter how crappy it may be. You don't want to re-injure yourself.
This, they may book you for some physio, or something. Depends on the extent of the damage to know which route to take.

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Wouldn't a doctor simply refer me to a physio, who will essentially advise me on exercises / stretching techniques?

I understand it's important to be on the safe side, but I know how and why I have this pain...
Depends on the injury. Like Habsjunkie2 said, tests will be done and from there they will direct you towards the proper specialist.
Even if you might find it pointless, it is necessary. They will find your problem and help you fix it.

Don't take risks man, you don't want to end up with a recurring problem that will only worsen as you grow older.

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damn, doing some research... I could have a sports hernia...?


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I've been doing the Spartacus workout from Muscle & Fitness.

Up from 180 to 187 in 3 weeks.

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What you guys think...

I started going back to the gym yesterday after 4months of inactivity (got sick a lot since december) and I need to go back in shape. In july, I'm leaving for 3 weeks around Quebec to do hiking, kayak, etc. I need to lose fat and to improve my cardio.

Would a workout routine be enough or should I focus on running on a treadmil for 40 mins 3 days a week?
Anyone?

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Do intervals

30 sec hard effort (almost a sprint)
90 sec active recovery (fast walk)

do that for 20 minutes

with a 5 minute fast paced walk warmup beforehand

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Do intervals

30 sec hard effort (almost a sprint)
90 sec active recovery (fast walk)

do that for 20 minutes

with a 5 minute fast paced walk warmup beforehand
2 great cardio exercises i do, which take no longer than 10 minutes combined and has the effectiveness of an hour run are,

1. 15% incline, 6mph speed. you run for 20 seconds on and then step on the sides of the treadmill for 10 seconds, and then jump back on for another 20 seconds. do 8-10 reps (20 on and 10 off counts as one rep)

after that take a 3-5 minute break and do....
2. 10% incline 10mph, and just go all out.
for ur first time 40 seconds is a good number to reach for. 1 minute is above average. And anything after 1:10 is very impressive

those 2 exercises take no longer than 10 minutes and after it you will feel tired, in pain and will have trouble walking. But you will also feel accomplished and your body will hugely benefit

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You should do a combination.
Long distances and short distances, along with high intensity strength and metabolic conditioning workouts.

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You should do a combination.
Long distances and short distances, along with high intensity strength and metabolic conditioning workouts.
We agree for the 2nd straight post, wow.

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damn, doing some research... I could have a sports hernia...?

You could have many things. Don't try and diagnose yourself over the internet, everything is quite often the worse case scenario. Many people have themselves believing what's wrong with them is way worse. If you have an injury as you do that hasn't healed there is nothing we can tell you that will replace the advice of your doctor. Go get it checked, physio isn't so bad, it might sound like over kill, but it helps and it will likely help you.

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I go to Pro Gym Serge Moreau on Hochelaga and it's only full around peak hours (which is the same for every gym).

Even during rush hours, the squat racks are barely used, most people only use benches and cardio machines.

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I go to Pro Gym Serge Moreau on Hochelaga and it's only full around peak hours (which is the same for every gym).

Even during rush hours, the squat racks are barely used, most people only use benches and cardio machines.
Yep... I never had any problem going on the squat rack. People there prefer the tanning machines over the squat racks.

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Yep... I never had any problem going on the squat rack. People there prefer the tanning machines over the squat racks.
My gym is similar, I use the squat rack for basically my entire routine. Usually 45mins or so, and Saturday was the first time someone had ever asked me if I was almost finished. He even commented that he was surprised to see someone with proper squatting technique, kinda ties into what KrissE was saying before about people not knowing form.

I've seen many do them properly, but most people tend to avoid them. Obviously I agree with kriss about proper form being a must, I would say the same for most compound exercises. When I advise others to do them, I'm not telling them to go out and do them without research and learning technique first. Everyone should research these lifts before doing them and study their own lifts.

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