Tried and tested.
“Deadlifts and barbell squats for a low back in pain sounds like the stupidest idea that has ever appeared on PJ Media, I know. It flies in the face of The Conventional Wisdom. The fact is that it works nearly 100% of the time if you do it correctly, and that 90% of the time a stronger back not only stops hurting but also returns you to full unencumbered activity in less than a month.”
Saturday 8AM i met with a friend of mine to go on a ride and on the way test my new crankset, cassette, brakepads, disc rotor…
We did 36km of rough terrain.Week ago there was 30cm of fresh snow on the hill and -7 C. Today it was 12 C already in the morning, cloudy and windy on the hill.
Snow is gone except some small patches on the top of the hill. All is left is lot of mud under the carpet of leaves. That makes it pretty interesting to pedal uphill🙂.
Soft and slippery beneath the leaves, it is just even hard to push the bike uphill.
Peace and quiet.
“The below-parallel squat is the best exercise in the entire catalog for whole-body strength, power, balance, coordination, bone density, joint integrity, and mental toughness – good things to develop if you don’t have them. Learn to do them correctly, start out light and go up in weight a little each workout, and watch the improvement happen faster than it ever has before.”
When we prescribe a medicine, we need to be a bit more perspicuous and precise. A proper prescription for any medicine must specify the formulation, route of administration, dose, frequency, and ideally the therapeutic targets and duration of that medicine.
Strangely enough, a proper training program (as opposed to merely exercising) specifies exactly the same parameters. A proper training program specifies exercise selection (formulation and route), loading and volume (dose), frequency (training days) and therapeutic targets (performance and body composition goals).
When it comes to exercise medicine, the prescription is a program. Anything less will not do.
And one photo from my ride few days ago when it was still sunny, although the temperature was some 15 C on top of the mountain.
Waiting and hoping for some sun days, till then looking at the rain and waiting for the first snow.
“Squats require that you do some position stretching for the bottom of the movement, a few light squats, and an appropriate progression in weight from the empty bar up to the work sets using proper technique. And that is all. No jumping around in the floor, no 100 air squats, no goofy walking, no stretching other than assuming the bottom position a couple of times. Just get warm under the bar, add weight, and squat.”
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West Bengal, India
The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man.
Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish.
Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.
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Wheels carried me from
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