No more shattering. Just put some socks on my squat stands… Why didn’t I do this earlier? The neighbors below are going to love me for this.
Check out the “What are the small lifestyle changes you’ve made that have had big impacts for you?” thread. Here are a couple of good points mentioned in that post. I started going to bed and reading 9 hours before I plan on waking up I make sure to start every day as a producer, […]
I was looking for some tricks on how to efficiently clean rusty weights. Luckily, a while back Ross posted about how he removed rust from from a set of used weights. Solution: a Coca Cola bath. I’ve summarized the original instructions with the bullet points below: Clean the weights with a hose and wire brush […]
Steven Low (aka eshlow), author of Overcoming Gravity, shares some tips on how to deal with Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). As far as training with soreness, my “mantra” on the subject is: If you’re too sore to move you should at least exercise lightly to get blood flowing = faster healing. You should also be hydrating, self […]
Here are some ideas on what to do with old whey containers. Top Idea: Survival kit to keep in your car. Change of clothes, toothbrush, money, bars, flashlight, radio, etc. (via) Honorable Mention: I like to fill them up with sugar and return them angrily to the store, saying “I DIDNT BUY THIS SALT!” (via)
Over at r/weightroom there was the question What are good ways of increasing hip mobility? And threewhitelights provided a nice anecdote. After 2 years of trying to squat to parallel with good form, I finally found that nothing loosened my hips like pause squats. Squat down with a light weight (I used 135-155 when I was squatting 225) to […]
If you know people that have not been to a gym before and are interested in getting fit, but have no athletic experience on which to draw even basics of how to interact at a gym. Tell them what they you should look out for on their First Day in the Gym.
Over at 70s Big it is official National Bulking Day with the traditional 70s Big weight gain challenge. Basically contestants will weigh-in pre/post meal and whoever has gained the most weight wins. On the opposite side end Coach Goeff has some tips for Turkey Day Damage Control. Be Prepared Eat a Good Breakfast Have a […]
How to remove Vibram Five Fingers smell. (via) Spray them with Lysol a (very) mild bleach/water mixtur washing them in the sink with an anti-bacterial soap vinegar (white) UV light air them in sunlight