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  • Legs are skimped on a bit. For hamstrings I've...

    Legs are skimped on a bit.

    For hamstrings I've been doing high rep SLRDL (hold the heaviest thing you have access to) and assisted Nordic curls.

    Split squats and sissy squats also good options...
  • I love working on the big 3, but I'm using this...

    I love working on the big 3, but I'm using this time to get back to my roots slightly and work some gymnastics exercises.
    I'm doing:

    Legs:
    Squat with my wife in my arms both of us wearing loaded...
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    Poll: These are brutal, but do require a good bit of...

    These are brutal, but do require a good bit of weight. At the gym I typically do about 2/3 of my back squat with these for similar reps.

    However, with the lack of gym I found that trying high rep...
  • Bike speed is fairly meaningless as a general...

    Bike speed is fairly meaningless as a general number. Depends on the bike, your weight, your tires, tour drivetrain, your position, the wind, your elevation, the temperature, how many hills, how...
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    More like zercher squats I guess. Just in my arms...

    More like zercher squats I guess. Just in my arms in front of me. We both wear weighted backpacks. She wears it in front.
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    Try hanging windshield wipers

    Try hanging windshield wipers
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    Been almost a week since the gym closed. Got 4...

    Been almost a week since the gym closed.

    Got 4 workouts in so far, mostly bodyweight stuff. Got a gymnastics background so it's not too bad, but I'm older, stiffer, and 20 lbs heavier now so I...
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    Just came here to ask what y'all are doing. This...

    Just came here to ask what y'all are doing. This is also what I have been doing and planning to continue while gyms are closed, for the same reason. I think gaining muscle will be hard on a bulk, and...
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    Poll: Haha How about just in your arms? I've been...

    Haha
    How about just in your arms?
    I've been squatting with a backpack full of water bottles, my wife in my arms wearing a weighted backpack on the front.
    Total ~200 lbs
  • We've done acroyoga in the past but she didn't...

    We've done acroyoga in the past but she didn't want to sit on the shoulders. We put one of the powerblocks in a backpack that she wore in the front for 200 lbs today. With most of the weight so far...
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    I would say incline push ups are only worth...

    I would say incline push ups are only worth anything if you are too weak to do flat or decline push ups.

    You can move your hand position to hit the chest differently.
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    Try 6 months or a year minmum.

    Try 6 months or a year minmum.
  • They are super tiny, but more useful than...

    They are super tiny, but more useful than nothing!
    I actually hit my hamstrings with that light weight.
    Also they are ok for single arm presses, doing both at once.

    At my gym we only have...
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    More fun workouts with no gym

    Chest and shoulders today. No gym, no problem. Did the following, plus some other pushup variations, one arm push ups, lateral raises and tricep overhead extensions. Kind of nice to do some...
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    I feel like most of my pressing is going to...

    I feel like most of my pressing is going to happen by handstand pushups and elevated feet pike push ups. Is there any good way to count these?
    I did 4 sets of 5 handstand push ups and 2 sets of 10...
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    Currently I throw in leg drive body english style...

    Currently I throw in leg drive body english style bent over rows on one of my leg days, dumbbell rows on my main back day, and on deadlift day I do pendlay and bent over rows as I deload the bar.
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  • My sweet spot seems to be around 6 sets for my...

    My sweet spot seems to be around 6 sets for my main lift of the day. You can definitely work up to being able to do more over time. I did 10x10 with 2 minute rests for a couple months recently, and...
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    1) squats with 5kg isn't much. Try to load up...

    1) squats with 5kg isn't much. Try to load up more or split squats or pistol squats.
    2) hamstrings. I got decent work in with only 48 lbs plus a loaded backpack doing single leg Romanian deadlift....
  • In other news, after 17 months in the gym...

    In other news, after 17 months in the gym including high rep sets of RDL with 300 lbs, and never feeling any mind muscle connection to hamstring hip extension, I now have hamstring DOMS from those...
  • Hell it's pretty worthless anyway. Just had fun...

    Hell it's pretty worthless anyway. Just had fun and thought I might throw some ideas out there. Anyway, here are some videos. Didn't feel like my wife would want me recording the squats though.
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