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10-08-2016, 05:51 PM
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Pretty hard to circle one exercise to call it "best" for any muscle.

Since I've started training it was always about having big arms... I've tried every freaking thing around and after a decade of semi serious to serious lifting, I'm at a mediocre 16 inches... And to be honest ? I don't give a damn anymore I haven't done a single curl or anything close to it in something like a year and they're pretty much the same as they always were. My triceps got bigger since I've been following powerlifting programs, so they're still pretty much the same size.

Kinda does suck, because the first thing people look for when they know you're so intense about fitness is your Biceps... and when I have a semi loose Tshirt I look basically like a normal dude.

I get the "All that effort for those small arms ?" a lot. (Breaks my heart every damn time.)

Do you employ chin ups as your "Core" lift on arm day ? That's perfect, IMO.
I should've phrased it differently and said "one of the best for your biceps".

As for me, I currently don't have an "arm day" I'm not bodybuilding just trying to lose fat and gain muscle. Currently I'm doing full body workouts with circuits. It's brutal. I'm thinking at the end of the month I'll start looking at switching things up.

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I don't think I'm being unrealistic, really. I did think he was stronger than .5 pull up, though.
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I don't think I'm being unrealistic, really. I did think he was stronger than .5 pull up, though.
Well, put your theory to test, ask people who can't do one pull up to do negatives, see how many of them can do 8 seconds eccentric tempo and for how many reps.

I'm just speaking from my own experience, they come down real fast

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Well, put your theory to test, ask people who can't do one pull up to do negatives, see how many of them can do 8 seconds eccentric tempo and for how many reps.

I'm just speaking from my own experience, they come down real fast
But that's not exactly what I said. I said BETWEEN whatever you can hold and 8 seconds.

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I have had a major cheat week on diet. At least I did cardio.

On Tuesday, I restart dieting.

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Any recommandations for gym flooring ? It's for a garage gym. I want to protect my floor for deadlifts up to 500lbs.



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I have had a major cheat week on diet. At least I did cardio.

On Tuesday, I restart dieting.
Don't sweat it. It's all about the long term.

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Any recommandations for gym flooring ? It's for a garage gym. I want to protect my floor for deadlifts up to 500lbs.





Don't sweat it. It's all about the long term.
Why not go for a platform instead of just flooring ? You can even DIY one.

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It's cool that I had about 7000 calories today right?

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Any recommandations for gym flooring ? It's for a garage gym. I want to protect my floor for deadlifts up to 500lbs.





Don't sweat it. It's all about the long term.
Maybe use normal gym flooring with bumper plate? Bumper plate are usually bigger than other plates, so only the bumper will hit the floor. Since you have to buy plates, maybe it's cheaper and more effective.

And Mrb1p, is there advantages to use platform? I'm wondering...

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It's cool that I had about 7000 calories today right?
That happens sometimes.

At least your toilet bowl isn't a sentient being.

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That happens sometimes.

At least your toilet bowl isn't a sentient being.
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Why not go for a platform instead of just flooring ? You can even DIY one.
It's pretty much what I'll be doing. Plywood under the rack, rubber mats where I'll deadlift. For sure going to be making it myself, premade platforms are hella expensive and I need to level my floor anyways.

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Maybe use normal gym flooring with bumper plate? Bumper plate are usually bigger than other plates, so only the bumper will hit the floor. Since you have to buy plates, maybe it's cheaper and more effective.

And Mrb1p, is there advantages to use platform? I'm wondering...
I don't need bumper plates. It's neither cheaper or more effective for me honestly.

Should've been more specific: I need rubber mats that aren't horse stall mats.

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How do you deadlift though ? I completely drop the weight at the top with minimal muscle tention in it and it still won't break the floor... When I go over 4 plates I just jam a mat under my bar, yoga mats.

But I do lift with Olympic bumper plates.

Why don't you want horse stall mats?

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How do you deadlift though ? I completely drop the weight at the top with minimal muscle tention in it and it still won't break the floor... When I go over 4 plates I just jam a mat under my bar, yoga mats.

But I do lift with Olympic bumper plates.

Why don't you want horse stall mats?
I don't drop my deadlifts. I'm still undecided about bumpers vs normal plates. It's not that big of a price difference (between 250-500$ ) but I don't really see what they'd bring me that normal plates wouldn't. They're so thick too.

You train at home ? Garage ?


I don't want the smell that comes with horse stall mats.

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It's pretty much what I'll be doing. Plywood under the rack, rubber mats where I'll deadlift. For sure going to be making it myself, premade platforms are hella expensive and I need to level my floor anyways.



I don't need bumper plates. It's neither cheaper or more effective for me honestly.

Should've been more specific: I need rubber mats that aren't horse stall mats.
What is your floor in the garage? Concrete? Then you don't need mats if all you want them for is deadlifting.
Get some bumper plates if you feel you'll be dropping the bar a lot, that's all you need for DL.

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I don't drop my deadlifts. I'm still undecided about bumpers vs normal plates. It's not that big of a price difference (between 250-500$ ) but I don't really see what they'd bring me that normal plates wouldn't. They're so thick too.

You train at home ? Garage ?


I don't want the smell that comes with horse stall mats.
You can get thin bumper plates.

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I don't drop my deadlifts. I'm still undecided about bumpers vs normal plates. It's not that big of a price difference (between 250-500$ ) but I don't really see what they'd bring me that normal plates wouldn't. They're so thick too.

You train at home ? Garage ?


I don't want the smell that comes with horse stall mats.
I train in two gyms. An olympic weightlifting gym, with high quality Eleiko equipment and another commercial gym where they have reguilar rubber plates (Just coated with rubber) AND bumper plates. Generally like to use BOTH at the same time, so that I can fit more than 500 pounds on the bar and that it's not all the blunt impact of the rubber coated plates when I "drop" it.

I'd buy bumper plates if I was you. They're just more practical.

But then again... I got into olympic weightlifting so that may sway my opinion.

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What is your floor in the garage? Concrete? Then you don't need mats if all you want them for is deadlifting.
Get some bumper plates if you feel you'll be dropping the bar a lot, that's all you need for DL.
I wouldn't deadlift with steel plates on concrete though. I'd bet a drop will **** up the concrete, the plates AND the bar. (

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You can get thin bumper plates.
But those are more expensive, I believe ?

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Any recommandations for gym flooring ? It's for a garage gym. I want to protect my floor for deadlifts up to 500lbs.
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Why not go for a platform instead of just flooring ? You can even DIY one.
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Maybe use normal gym flooring with bumper plate? Bumper plate are usually bigger than other plates, so only the bumper will hit the floor. Since you have to buy plates, maybe it's cheaper and more effective.

And Mrb1p, is there advantages to use platform? I'm wondering...
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How do you deadlift though ? I completely drop the weight at the top with minimal muscle tention in it and it still won't break the floor... When I go over 4 plates I just jam a mat under my bar, yoga mats.

But I do lift with Olympic bumper plates.

Why don't you want horse stall mats?
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I don't drop my deadlifts. I'm still undecided about bumpers vs normal plates. It's not that big of a price difference (between 250-500$ ) but I don't really see what they'd bring me that normal plates wouldn't. They're so thick too.

You train at home ? Garage ?


I don't want the smell that comes with horse stall mats.
Oh guys, I can really help on this one.

#1 : I got my gym flooring last week, and it's top quality. Very low odor, perfect grip, etc. I got it there : https://www.landmarkathletics.com/fl.../home-gym.html

It would be my first choice.

#2 : You need a lifting platform regardless. Not having one would be a massive mistake. BTW, I just did mine today. I took 5 high grade 4 X 8 0.5inch plywood sheets, some screws, wood paste and 2 secure step rubber (3 X 4, 0.5 inch). I cut the rubber in 4 smaller parts of 3 x 2 and put them as you see on the picture. This will leave me 1 foot at both ends of the platform for something that's higher than 0.5 inch so that the bar doesn't roll and break things if I go crazy. (see the picture) BTW, it's super easy to do.

#3 : Yes stall mats stink, and I'm pretty sure it's harmful. Some of them have an insanely strong smell. I bought the secure step recycled rubber. There's a rubber odor to it but it's minimal. I've had them for less than 12 hours and the smell is barely noticable. Available everywhere (rona, home hardware, etc)
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Once my cookware makes it, I'm going to try drinking golden milk, it's a recipe involving turmeric powder, coconut oil, black pepper, coconut milk, vanilla, honey, and cinnamon.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...10_golden-milk

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Oh guys, I can really help on this one.

#1 : I got my gym flooring last week, and it's top quality. Very low odor, perfect grip, etc. I got it there : https://www.landmarkathletics.com/fl.../home-gym.html

It would be my first choice.

#2 : You need a lifting platform regardless. Not having one would be a massive mistake. BTW, I just did mine today. I took 5 high grade 4 X 8 0.5inch plywood sheets, some screws, wood paste and 2 secure step rubber (3 X 4, 0.5 inch). I cut the rubber in 4 smaller parts of 3 x 2 and put them as you see on the picture. This will leave me 1 foot at both ends of the platform for something that's higher than 0.5 inch so that the bar doesn't roll and break things if I go crazy. (see the picture) BTW, it's super easy to do.

#3 : Yes stall mats stink, and I'm pretty sure it's harmful. Some of them have an insanely strong smell. I bought the secure step recycled rubber. There's a rubber odor to it but it's minimal. I've had them for less than 12 hours and the smell is barely noticable. Available everywhere (rona, home hardware, etc)
You can cut the price down by taking 4 low grade plywood and one high grade. Anyway, there's only one that will be seen?

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But those are more expensive, I believe ?
They are, but that also adds quality, and if you have those plates then you don't have to worry about anything really as you can drop the bar for any exercise. Well worth the investment.
I'd advise anyone who doesn't have to be super stingy to get those.

Equipment are tools. It makes a big difference when you're cooking in the kitchen (or carving something, or anything other tool-needed reference) when you have quality stuff. Huge difference.

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Well, a chin up is technically a pull up, just different grip, so I don't particularly mind.
Here's a great article about it:
https://breakingmuscle.com/strength-...n-and-analysis

I coach Crossfit, we do a lot of pronated grip work on the bars so I'm just used to it.
Cluster method is great for building strength regardless. You can use it with Chins too, and it's not just for beginners. Great way to get passed plateaus.
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I'm in Hong Kong.

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You can cut the price down by taking 4 low grade plywood and one high grade. Anyway, there's only one that will be seen?
Absolutely. My local home hardware only had high grade in stock so I took it. I guess you could save up to 30-35$ with cheaper plywood.

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They are, but that also adds quality, and if you have those plates then you don't have to worry about anything really as you can drop the bar for any exercise. Well worth the investment.
I'd advise anyone who doesn't have to be super stingy to get those.

Equipment are tools. It makes a big difference when you're cooking in the kitchen (or carving something, or anything other tool-needed reference) when you have quality stuff. Huge difference.
Do tell i have a golds ransom worth of varying chef equipments nothing beats quality.

But as for the plates, youre paying more for the thin profiles, not for the overall quality I belive.


Also. Id still have a hard time dropping those high quality bumper plates on the ground AND the bar.

Id just feel a lot safer with at least small mats or something.

A few dollars to make sure you dont have to Respend thousands seems safe


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