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Discussion in 'Nevermore' started by dreaming neon darkspot, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    I've been working my biceps for a couple months now.
    using two 35lb'ers just standing there going back and forth. Arms are getting pretty damn big.
    any other exercises I can do with those 35's?
    I was going to get one of those doorway pull up bars but my doorways are too thick. like 7 inches. I think the max is 5.5
     
  2. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    I'm also using 35s. Can't afford the gym anymore and I had to sell my weight machine when we moved to this apartment.
     
  3. Enemy242

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    you mean the only weights you have are 35 lb ones? you can't adjust them? you guys should seriously get something called the Powerblock, it's an adjustable dumbell that goes from 5-45 normally or 20-60 if you get the heavier handle. i have it in my apartment so i have 20-60 lbs on 2 dumbells, an exercise ball, a bosu ball, a yoga mat, a jumprope, getting a punching bag and i have a foam roller (for myofascile release). even with just a powerblock set you can make a sweet ass home gym and it's nice for when you don't want to go to the gym.

    if you just have 2 35 lb dumbells you can do pretty much anything, as long as you can handle it. you don't want to hurt yourself and since strength is so subjective, honestly i can't recommend anything specific to your case. what i can recommend though is some exercises that you can do with dumbells in general and you can see if they work for you:

    hammer curl - bicep curl but with your palms facing in towards each other as opposed to out in front of you
    rotating bicep curl - starting with your palms facing each other as you curl rotate your wrist so at the top of the motion the dumbell is facing you, then rotate it again on the way down
    tricep press - take the dumbell and rest it on your shoulder, make your hands into a diamond shape on the inner face of the dumbell (so it is vertical and your hands are grasping the inside of it and the handle), with both hands bring it behind your head, elbows close to your head and bend from the elbows to extend the dumbell over your head, bring it back down.
    shoulder press - palms facing forward bring dumbells to the side of your head next to your ears, press above your head in an arch shape, return down
    dumbell row - assume a bent over position with your back straight and parallel to the ground with your palms facing in and your arm extended towards the ground, row the dumbell back so your arm essentially brings your hand into your armpit as you squeeze your shoulders together and back, use a staggered stance for added stability.

    and then also there's all sorts of body weight things you can do which are just as good and even more functional such as a back bridge, handstand pushup, w pushup (pushup but with your hands together and thumbs bent so your hands are on the ground making a w and your arms are tight to your sides, emphasizes the triceps), rotating pushup (do a pushup then on the upward motion push yourself up into the air and to the side so one arm is still in contact with the ground and the other is aimed at the ceiling as you turn to the side, come back down and do the other side).

    obviously its extremely hard to describe those so i'd suggest looking up those names for videos on them. i haven't made a video for my fitness page in a long time so i think the next thing i do will be on gravity and how to make your own exercises/make sure you have the right form simply by applying the principles of gravity and resistance.
     
  4. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    I've been doing a lot of tricep press's, do those do anything for your lats?
     
  5. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    Everyone should listen to Enemies new Invection song, god damn he riffs better than anything I've heard in a long time.
     
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    Found out today that my tuition at the university I want to go to will automatically be cut in half! Shweeeet.
     
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    I'm drunk again! I gotta stop drinking. Bu t the world is soooooooooo mucj better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    Fuck that, I drink everyday. Why shouldn't I? I could care less what kind of health I'm at by the time I'm 40, by then I might as well die, anyway.
     
  9. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    Why are you in such a hurry to die miserably?
     
  11. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    Because life after 40 is nothing but living out the rest of your days while you and everyone you know is sagging and looking disgusting, no thanks.

    That and I already hate my life so I can't imagine how miserable I'll be by then.
     
  12. Shpongled

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    John, the overall solution to this quandary and your life in general is to stop thinking like that. That pile of bullshit you just vomited into the reply box is only true if you let it be true.

    I really hope someday you understand that. But in the sad case you don't, could you at least stop posting it? It really sucks to see someone who obviously has everything it takes to be extremely happy in life do nothing but ignorantly squander those opportunities without a single care.
     
  13. Altitudes

    Altitudes Stay Frosty

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    If you hate your life why don't you do something to change your surroundings and focus on positive things? That is much better than self-loathing and drowning your problems with alcohol.
     
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    It truly baffles me to the greatest extent possible that some people just can't seem to understand that. Good post.
     
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    Don't worry, if you don't off yourself by the time you're 25, you'll stop worrying about it and just continue living. Been there, so I know where you're coming from. You also only get "saggy and disgusting" if you become extremely lazy and overindulge. You aren't doing yourself any favors with the drinking and are only living a self-fulfilling prophecy. What you're really worried about doesn't really set in until you're 55 - 60. After that, I don't much see the point either unless you're rich.
     
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  16. neal

    neal wizard in black

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    hahaha good stuff

    i try not to be a grammar nazi, everyone makes mistakes/typos from time to time and its just a silly heavy metal forum fer goatsake, HOWEVER this one is a pet peeve of mine as well.
     
  17. Dead Winter

    Dead Winter STAHP

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    The apostrophes for plurals literally make me want to throat punch the person. Girl, guy, little kid, doesn't matter.

    This is how I'd do it:

     
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  18. neal

    neal wizard in black

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    yeeeeeah, i'll pass on another man's tongue in my asshole
     
  19. dreaming neon darkspot

    dreaming neon darkspot natures' retard

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    dear books-a-millions

    please hire me.

    sincerely,
    laura
     
  20. Enemy242

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    thanks man! glad you dig it, the new album is finalllyyy coming out soon and i'm so excited that everyone is going to be able to hear it. I'll post some stuff here once it's out and whatnot so if anyones interested they can check it out but I know most people here don't really dig that style.

    also no, tricep press does not do anything for your lats. when thinking of what an exercise works you can think in a couple ways:
    1. the name will sometimes tell you (tricep press = tricep unless you use incorrect form, make sure you try to really isolate and keep good form with the specific muscle)
    2. pay attention to your body as you do the movement of the exercise. if you're completely solid/not using momentum/thinking about only using the muscle in the exercise it'll help you get a better sense of good form.

    if you were to do a tricep press and throw your whole body into it your lats might get involved due to the downward pressing motion, but that'd be adding in compensations and incorrect form. the most important thing is to always keep your body in proper posture/alignment, keep your core held tight, use as little momentum as possible and really emphasize and think about the muscle the exercise is targeting. it'll make exercises harder, but that's because you're doing them right and using the correct muscles instead of developing faulty movement patterns which is bad news. it's hard to explain via text description, but really one just needs to remember those principles i listed, pay attention to description/video/image of whatever exercise you learn and really think about what you're doing so you can develop the correct habits and be much better all around.
     

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