Members work out vids, ideas, challenges etc (formerly 'my one armed push ups')

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Fish Of Doom, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. CosmicFish

    CosmicFish Aleprechaunist

    Three finer goals would be hard to find.
  2. dormindo

    dormindo Active Member Supporter

    Love the sig, Cosmic! Thanks FOD for keeping the thread alive. Semester's just getting under way for me, with new expectations of me from the department, but perhaps I can get some vids together in February. Keep it goin'!
  3. slipthejab

    slipthejab Hark, a vagrant! Supporter

    a man after my own heart if ever there was one. :D
  4. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    [ame=""]i can't feel my arms - YouTube[/ame]

    form deteriorates as my arms get fatigued, but i got the full 100 at least halfway decently.
  5. Seventh

    Seventh Super Sexy Sushi Time

    Nice Fish :D

    EDIT: Just subscribed. Don't know why I didn't do it sooner.
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2012
  6. Pompeythegreat

    Pompeythegreat Im Very White Aparently

    You know looking at all your work outs makes me feel like a lazy bumb who only lifts weights.
  7. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    i also lift weights. look:

    [ame=""]Fish of Doom 120kg Deadlift - YouTube[/ame]

  8. Seventh

    Seventh Super Sexy Sushi Time

    Fishes hulk mode activates!
  9. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    ignore the mess:

    [ame=""]posterior chain experiments - YouTube[/ame]

    messing around (pun not intended) with muscle activation a bit (mostly glutes and shoulders/upper back)
  10. Seventh

    Seventh Super Sexy Sushi Time

    Hey guys, Fish bullied (lol, i kid:)) me into posting a/some videos, so here it is. I've chosen to wear a mask for privacy reasons, as I am a minor and I prefer to stay anonymous. Lol, I feel kinda nervous.

    [ame=""]Squats lol - YouTube[/ame]
    Observations: I appear to have wobbly knees. I never realized that. Help?

    [ame=""]Push ups - YouTube[/ame]
    Observations: I felt strong when doing these, but I look kinda..."droopy" on the video. I suspect it is my loose shirt.

    *awaits anxiously at MAP members feed back.*
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2012
  11. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Don't look down when doing squats, it is a recipe for disaster. Look at the joint between the opposite ceiling and wall. This will help keep the back straight.

    Props for posting.
  12. Seventh

    Seventh Super Sexy Sushi Time

    Thanks Simon!
  13. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter


    re: squats: for the knees, just slow down and keep them pressed outwards all the way through the movement (your rep count is gonna drop hard, but it's worth it in the long run). glute strength is a big factor here, as they're pretty much the biggest femoral abductors. you're also lacking a bit of depth, which is likely a strength issue. try doing them with your hands in front of you, or maybe with a light counterweight held in front of you.

    the pushups looked good, although it's worth noting that to properly hit the triceps it's best to do them with your elbows in (elbows out is more of a chest exercise and is easier).

    props for posting :D
  14. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Watch this from 54 seconds. This is me explaining how to keep the back straight when doing squats.

    [ame=""]Dynamic Hamstring Stretch.wmv - YouTube[/ame]
  15. Frodocious

    Frodocious She who MUST be obeyed! Moderator Supporter

    Inwards knee collapse is quite common with squats - it was the one thing my Olympic lifting coach picked up with my squat form.

    You could try getting a miniband and putting it round your knees, then when you squat concentrate on pushing your knees outwards and not letting the band loosen - something like this:

    [ame=""]molly squat w/ mini band around knees - YouTube[/ame]
  16. Pkhamidar2com

    Pkhamidar2com Panda Member

    OMG how do girls stick their butts out so easily! Every video i seen of girls doing squat... they have no problem.

    They have some natural ability to squat with good form! I cant do that, especially when trying to do my pistols. My back keeps rounding which is why i had to cut the range of motion so that i could work down towards the bottom of the squat with an arch in my lower back like her in the video frodo put up.

    I think rippetoe calls it lumbar extention or something.

    If i want to put load onto my Pistols then im going to have to fix this.

    Also fish, nice deadlift, wish i could deadlift too, looks so fun :p


    actually i found this nice article from chad waterbury

    i thought i would share it with you guys. I been looking to fix my single legged squat. This looks good, but i havn't tried it yet.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2012
  17. Frodocious

    Frodocious She who MUST be obeyed! Moderator Supporter

    Interesting you should say that - Rippetoe makes the same comment in this article:
  18. Pkhamidar2com

    Pkhamidar2com Panda Member

    yeah that's where i heard it from. I wish i could do it like girls did it :p Me jelly.

    BTW here is another really nice article by Chad waterbury about stabilization.

    It should help people here.

    It might help the guy with wobbly squats. If not it should help someone here. Its going to help me, i have a rotational force problem when squatting down (im leaning to the side) and that could be a weakness in my QL muscles.

    And it links to striking, people who wobble when striking, maybe linked to their QL muscle?
  19. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    actually the chick in the video is tucking her pelvis at the very end of the ROM.

    it's a mix of hip flexor and hamstring strength and flexibility affecting the action of the hip joints and lumbar spine.

    lumbar extension means causing anterior pelvic tilt (ie moving the top of your pelvis forwards) by increasing the natural arch of the spine (or returning to it if you're under flexion), which causes the butt to rise. since people sit all the time and have hammies and hip flexors that are made of fail, the end posture of a full squat makes them tighten, which causes lumbar flexion instead (although a bodyweight squat does have flexion at the end, most people don't even get anywhere near there, and if using weight, it's both counter-productive to balance and a good way to blow an intervertebral disc).

    i wrote about this here (also applies to hamstrings although i focused on the iliopsoas):

    also here's me doing goblet squats, btw: (note the use of isometric stretching to force the depth gain while maintaining lumbar extension)
  20. Fish Of Doom

    Fish Of Doom Will : Mind : Motion Supporter

    i was bored, so i killed my abs with this the other day. decided to film for the lulz: [ame=""]cardboard power! - YouTube[/ame]

    who needs ab wheels when you have CARDBOARD!

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