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Re: Swolecats, Fitcats, Thincats, Cardiocats, even Yogacats
« Reply #4000 on: February 22, 2024, 12:54:05 PM »
not sure where else to put this, but i saw these at Aldi and decided to give them a try. they are absolutely terrible. instantly went in trash after about 2.5 bites.


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« Reply #4001 on: February 22, 2024, 01:53:23 PM »
Fellas two things that I suck at and wish I didn't suck at are deadlifts and bulgarian split squats. at this point it tis what it tis though

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« Reply #4002 on: February 22, 2024, 02:04:29 PM »
Fellas two things that I suck at and wish I didn't suck at are deadlifts and bulgarian split squats. at this point it tis what it tis though

bulgarians suck but I can do them. I had a hard time figuring out how to stabilize my back foot. I just realized I'm a little weird and like to have my ankle and knee rotated a lot more than others and once I figured that out it was fine. I also prefer dumbbells in each hand to a kettle bell. I always feel like goblet squats are better with a dumbell too if they are the rubber hex shape.

I also suck at deadlifts and have tried them with the trapbar and it is less risk on the back, but I am still working on my form and going lower weight for the reg deadlifts until I feel solid.

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« Reply #4003 on: February 22, 2024, 02:12:18 PM »
split squats may be the hardest thing ever invented. somehow it pushes both my legs to their limits  :confused:

ALSO i don't even use weights!
ALSO i biked 3000 miles last year and have enormous beefcake quads, doesn't even matter

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« Reply #4004 on: February 22, 2024, 02:24:32 PM »
split squats may be the hardest thing ever invented. somehow it pushes both my legs to their limits  :confused:

ALSO i don't even use weights!
ALSO i biked 3000 miles last year and have enormous beefcake quads, doesn't even matter

bulgarians are for building a donk

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« Reply #4005 on: March 29, 2024, 05:47:48 PM »
Today I learned using a weight belt makes heavy compound lifts much easier.
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« Reply #4006 on: March 30, 2024, 09:25:03 AM »
Today I learned using a weight belt makes heavy compound lifts much easier.

see hearing this makes me think maybe i should get one. haven't used a belt since high school. guess i feel like i don't lift heavy enough to justify. i usually don't go above 300 squats or 400 deadlift, basically out of fear of embarrassing failure and/or hurting my back.

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« Reply #4007 on: March 30, 2024, 09:31:26 AM »
Today I learned using a weight belt makes heavy compound lifts much easier.

see hearing this makes me think maybe i should get one. haven't used a belt since high school. guess i feel like i don't lift heavy enough to justify. i usually don't go above 300 squats or 400 deadlift, basically out of fear of embarrassing failure and/or hurting my back.
I think about things like that sometimes and I go back to - what is the goal? Just be stronger overall or actually make legal lifts? I'm assuming the belt makes it easier because you don't need certain core muscles - do those muscles get weaker doing them that way?

On the flip side I can see you taking your actual leg strength to a higher level because your core isn't holding you back. But what is really best?

I'm sure someone has done the research about it and I'd love to see it.

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« Reply #4008 on: March 30, 2024, 11:57:35 AM »
As a cycling and running cat, I'm more into my core engaging on my lifts. No belt for me but I'm also not looking for big muscles. I just want good overall strength.

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« Reply #4009 on: March 30, 2024, 12:05:21 PM »
As a cycling and running cat, I'm more into my core engaging on my lifts. No belt for me but I'm also not looking for big muscles. I just want good overall strength.

I'm kind of the same - I've had injury issues caused by a weak/improperly functioning core before I lifted weights.

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« Reply #4010 on: April 02, 2024, 06:35:34 PM »
So I've been on I think 3 different volleyball teams this year already. Also just started softball again on a work team. I've been having softball on Monday and Volleyball on Tuesdays. Since it's a work softball team we have been having practice and I hit ground balls and fly balls. Yesterday was actually pretty hot out but I felt fine. It's been almost a year and a half now since I started getting better and with my diet and everything I've maintained my weight. I'm actually in probably the best shape I have been in since I was still playing baseball in college. Probably helps my back and knees a lot not carrying around that extra 60-70lbs anymore.
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Re: Swolecats, Fitcats, Thincats, Cardiocats, even Yogacats
« Reply #4011 on: April 02, 2024, 07:15:20 PM »
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« Reply #4012 on: April 03, 2024, 08:45:30 AM »
So I've been on I think 3 different volleyball teams this year already. Also just started softball again on a work team. I've been having softball on Monday and Volleyball on Tuesdays. Since it's a work softball team we have been having practice and I hit ground balls and fly balls. Yesterday was actually pretty hot out but I felt fine. It's been almost a year and a half now since I started getting better and with my diet and everything I've maintained my weight. I'm actually in probably the best shape I have been in since I was still playing baseball in college. Probably helps my back and knees a lot not carrying around that extra 60-70lbs anymore.
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« Reply #4013 on: April 03, 2024, 10:00:01 AM »
So I've been on I think 3 different volleyball teams this year already. Also just started softball again on a work team. I've been having softball on Monday and Volleyball on Tuesdays. Since it's a work softball team we have been having practice and I hit ground balls and fly balls. Yesterday was actually pretty hot out but I felt fine. It's been almost a year and a half now since I started getting better and with my diet and everything I've maintained my weight. I'm actually in probably the best shape I have been in since I was still playing baseball in college. Probably helps my back and knees a lot not carrying around that extra 60-70lbs anymore.
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haha, I thought the same. I have a strict, no work people policy when I'm not at work, but if I did agree to join a work softball team and someone sent out an email with a practice schedule, I can't tell you how fast I would have noped the hell out of there.

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Re: Swolecats, Fitcats, Thincats, Cardiocats, even Yogacats
« Reply #4014 on: April 03, 2024, 10:04:27 AM »
So I've been on I think 3 different volleyball teams this year already. Also just started softball again on a work team. I've been having softball on Monday and Volleyball on Tuesdays. Since it's a work softball team we have been having practice and I hit ground balls and fly balls. Yesterday was actually pretty hot out but I felt fine. It's been almost a year and a half now since I started getting better and with my diet and everything I've maintained my weight. I'm actually in probably the best shape I have been in since I was still playing baseball in college. Probably helps my back and knees a lot not carrying around that extra 60-70lbs anymore.
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haha, I thought the same. I have a strict, no work people policy when I'm not at work, but if I did agree to join a work softball team and someone sent out an email with a practice schedule, I can't tell you how fast I would have noped the hell out of there.

No kidding. And it's especially true if you work in a field where you live and die by the billable hour. Stop stealing my time, assholes.

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« Reply #4015 on: April 03, 2024, 10:20:11 AM »
So I've been on I think 3 different volleyball teams this year already. Also just started softball again on a work team. I've been having softball on Monday and Volleyball on Tuesdays. Since it's a work softball team we have been having practice and I hit ground balls and fly balls. Yesterday was actually pretty hot out but I felt fine. It's been almost a year and a half now since I started getting better and with my diet and everything I've maintained my weight. I'm actually in probably the best shape I have been in since I was still playing baseball in college. Probably helps my back and knees a lot not carrying around that extra 60-70lbs anymore.
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haha, I thought the same. I have a strict, no work people policy when I'm not at work, but if I did agree to join a work softball team and someone sent out an email with a practice schedule, I can't tell you how fast I would have noped the hell out of there.

No kidding. And it's especially true if you work in a field where you live and die by the billable hour. Stop stealing my time, assholes.
I’ll also point out that I don’t really “work” with any of these people. There’s nobody here that is even on my direct team. It’s just a work sponsored team and practice is optional, there’s just people that haven’t played much and it’s more for them and figuring out where we want to put people.
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« Reply #4016 on: April 03, 2024, 10:22:29 AM »
I'm not judging you, bud. Just saying in my line of work, couldn't be me.

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« Reply #4017 on: April 03, 2024, 10:56:41 AM »
I'm not judging you, bud. Just saying in my line of work, couldn't be me.

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« Reply #4018 on: April 03, 2024, 11:00:11 AM »
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« Reply #4019 on: April 05, 2024, 12:25:21 AM »
Guys, I signed up for our work pickleball team, we had tryouts earlier before I was bedridden and, OMG.
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« Reply #4020 on: April 05, 2024, 12:46:24 AM »
Guys, I signed up for our work pickleball team, we had tryouts earlier before I was bedridden and, OMG.

OMG what? I dominate pickle ball and it's cousin, ping pong. The key is to put a little "English" on it, as they say (no racist).

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« Reply #4021 on: April 05, 2024, 09:43:05 AM »
Guys, I signed up for our work pickleball team, we had tryouts earlier before I was bedridden and, OMG.

OMG what? I dominate pickle ball and it's cousin, ping pong. The key is to put a little "English" on it, as they say (no racist).

that and hit it really hard right at peoples faces that get close to the net.

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« Reply #4022 on: April 05, 2024, 09:52:21 AM »
Guys, I signed up for our work pickleball team, we had tryouts earlier before I was bedridden and, OMG.

OMG what? I dominate pickle ball and it's cousin, ping pong. The key is to put a little "English" on it, as they say (no racist).
I had softball on Monday, sand volleyball on Tuesday and pickleball on Thursday. I feel like I got hit by a truck lol.
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« Reply #4023 on: April 05, 2024, 10:27:12 AM »
Tryouts for a work pickleball team? WTF kind of bizarreo world workplace is this

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« Reply #4024 on: April 05, 2024, 10:33:46 AM »
Tryouts for a work pickleball team? WTF kind of bizarreo world workplace is this
2 people can play. There’s 1 team for corporate challenge. More than 2 people want to play. Not sure how this is so hard to grasp.
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