The deadlift is one of the gold standard lifts in the gym. For most average guys and plenty of short guys, barbell deadlifting is natural. This hexagon-shaped piece of metal just may be what you need to fix your deadlift. As I said and as you may know from your gymthe barbell deadlift is a holy grail exercise. People are protective of that traditional barbell and oftentimes resistant to changing over to the hex bar.
They check very similar boxes to the standard barbell deadlift. What center of mass issues? The deadlift is a heavily hip-dominant pattern when done right. The barbell weight is slightly in front of the body, and you have to extend the hips first to pull the weight off the ground, challenging your glutes, hamstrings, and, often, your lower back. The torque of the barbell deadlift results in high stress on the joint systems supporting the movement, especially the lower back.
From Crossfitters to powerlifters to bodybuilders to athletes in general, the very best gym-goers learn to combat that, and that process has its strengths. Battling the barbell deadlift teaches you to activate your lat muscles to keep the bar close to you, and forces you to engage your hamstrings at the start of a deadlift rep.
The hex bar however keeps the weight directly with your center of mass because it lets you step into it. Those few inches matter. Now, the mechanics do not have to accommodate weight being leveraged at an angle away from the body.
Your spinal position will instantly improve. Gravity is now pushing the weight directly down to the floor. Now, you have less to think about when you deadlift. Why do you deadlift? The answer: To attack your glutes and hamstrings. This insures that the physics of the move are correct, and that the prime lever point in the deadlift is at the hips. If your hips wind up higher than your shoulders, then the point of leverage often winds up in the lower back.
You lose nothing with the hex bar, yet you gain control. Most people will discount the hex bar because of the high handle option.
What is this? Using these higher handles allows for a few extra inches of freedom, meaning that, technically, you get to start the lift from a slightly higher position. That means more freedom to start the lift with your hips and knees and minimize lower-back stress.
One study analyzed the high handle hex bar deadlift and compared it to the traditional barbell deadlift. That research found that there was higher peak force, peak velocity, and peak power with the high handle hex bar deadlift than with the traditional deadlift.Log In or Create an Account. Log In Create an Account. General Rating.
Download Submission. Settings - Fantasy. Fat Fur Themes - Weight-gain. File type : Acrobat Portable Document. Prev Main Gallery Download Next. Fattening Hex. Recently I'd been thinking a lot about weight-gain where the victim ends up being almost spherical, but still fat. It's not an approach I see very often, so I wanted to write about it some myself!
It also served as a fun way to introduce a hexmage lion I'm working on, and some changes to Rico, a character who's shown up a couple times before and is being reworked some. A hex causes Rico to blimp up with blubber, turning the paladin into the perfect distraction for a thieving hexmage Fattening Hex By: Indi Though night had fallen, a park in the city of Rainwood was bustling as if it were still day.
Magical floating lanterns lit up the crowds of masked revelers and shone off the armor of guards. Servants kept glasses filled and bellies full. The vast majority there belonged to the upper class, a mix of nobles, wealthy merchants, and prominent guild members. And then there was Vex. The silver lion wandered between the edges of larger groups, never actually mingling but fitting right in. He was a hexmage and modest merchant who was far better at collecting than selling—in part because he tended to acquire new goods through less-than-legal means.
Which was exactly why he was at the masquerade auction. And why his invitation had claimed he was a nobleman who dabbled in selling scrolls named Chaz.
Through various contacts Vex had discovered one of the items up for auction was layered with rather potent hexes. Once the lion had cased the party and learned the location of both his target and the guards, he was ready to cause a distraction. Vex conveniently knew the perfect, innocent hex to use. He looked around, trying to decide who would make a proper target.
There was a blue jay, an alchemist if the potions on his belt were any indicator. He might be flashy enough for what Vex had in mind, but there was also a chance potions could get dropped and cause unwanted havoc.
A hefty orange-striped zebra by the kegs chatting up the servants more than the nobles. An incredibly fat lion with a pink mane, dressed too plainly to be a merchant or noble, so likely a guard of some sort. Clearly a paladin but also a noble. More esteemed guest than guard. As he passed he purposely stumbled into him. Neither lion fell, but Vex was given enough of an excuse to brace himself on his target and stealthily apply a hex.
Nothing was damaged I hope? He returned his attention to the real guests of worth around him—who were all rightfully paying attention to him as well. For someone as lithe and nimble as me, they were a piece of cake. The lion was gaining weight. It was hard to notice at first, pounds being added evenly all across his lean form.Give now.
Sometimes even Benadryl. These — and dozens of other well-known and widely used prescription and over-the-counter medications — can counter depression, control diabetes, ease arthritis, slow seizures or stop sneezing in allergy season. They also can make you fatsays George Blackburn, M. Doctors stress that you should never stop taking a drug because you suspect it's making you gain weight. Lien, M. But do watch the scale. If you see a weight gain of "five pounds or more, circle back to the care provider and nip this in the bud," says Blackburn.
Doctors and obesity researchers say weight gain is associated with a few categories or families of drugs, not necessarily some specific brands. And not everyone who takes these medicines puts on pounds. Happily, those who do usually have an alternative medication they can try.
According to Blackburn, the types of drugs associated with weight gain for some patients include:. Next: Which blood pressure drugs aren't linked to weight gain? There's no way to know in advance whether someone will gain weight on a certain drug, or whether a slightly different compound will have a different effect on the waistline — or rather on the brain and appetite centers that contribute to that waistline.
In fact, a drug that makes one person pile on pounds could suppress the appetite in another patient. While taking antidepressants known as SSRIs, for example, which include drugs such as Prozac and Zoloft, some people gain weight, some lose it and others see no change, says Lawrence J.
Cheskin, M. Diabetes drugs also can make people gain, which Duke diabetes expert Lien notes is ironic because obesity is associated with diabetes in the first place. Of course, a drug may not be the only reason for weight gain. The stress and pain of being ill can make people eat more and exercise less. Cheskin says it's important to look at the whole picture — diet, drugs, exercise, lifestyle. If you gain five pounds, that added weight may or may not be related to the medicine you're taking, Cheskin says.
None of this means that patients can't or shouldn't take drugs in these categories. But it does mean they need to discuss weight issues with their physicians, and educate themselves, too, about side effects, says Harvard's Blackburn.
That's particularly important for people who are already overweight, or who have had ups and downs with their weight in the past. Usually, the physician will be able to find another drug that works without adding pounds. For instance, Lien says metformin also known as Glucophage is often preferred for diabetics and it doesn't carry the same risk of added weight as insulin and several other diabetes drugs.
Blackburn says men and women with depression may want to try WellbutrinZyban or Serzonewhich aren't associated with weight gain. A patient getting plump on a beta-blocker might do better with an ACE inhibitor. Next: If you can't switch drugs, you can still lessen weight gain. Occasionally, because of other drug interactions, health conditions such as liver or kidney problems, allergies, or very complex medical conditions — after an organ transplant, for example — there is no substitute drug that will work for a specific patient.
But those cases are rare and even then doctors can sometimes find solutions or at least improvements.
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Cheskin says, for example, physicians can change the doses or even the time of day to reduce the risk of weight gain.
Another strategy is to combine the drugs — keep the patient on an essential drug but use a little less of that and a little more of another medicine — for an individualized drug cocktail that deals with the underlying disease or condition without the weight issue. Lien says patients known to be at risk of weight gain, or those who start to put on the pounds as soon as they take a drug, also can be helped with a supervised diet and exercise program.
Doctors say patients should talk to them about drugs and weight, and not just assume that the physician is aware of every potential side effect of every medicine. If weight gain is a concern, ask the doctor to check your medicine.Trenbolone Hexahydrobenzylcarbonate is a steroid drug that surpasses testosterone in its androgenic and anabolic characteristics.
Its androgenic activity is 2 times higher, and anabolic — 5 times higher. Other names that you may have heard of for this steroid include Trenbolone Hex or Tren Hex.
The brand name and trade name for this anabolic steroid is called Parabolan. It is a longer acting ester of trenbolone than the acetate version. Trenbolone acetate is the faster ester and is the most popular among bodybuilders. There is a very big difference in the half-life of these two trenbolone esters.
The Hexahydrobenzylcarbonate ester has the half-life of close to two weeks and the Acetate ester half-life is only days.
Trenbolone, no matter the ester is known as the most powerful anabolic steroid available today. This steroid is a derivative of nandrolone — if you look at the molecular structure of substances, it will be similar. But nandrolone is inferior to trenbolone in a number of parameters. For example, trenbolone has a very high resistance to metabolism in the body, therefore making it have a much better anabolic effect.
Also, it will not convert into estrogen. Trenbolone is totally resistant to aromatization, unlike nandrolone which is not. Trenbolone Hex and many other injectable steroids are in high demand in bodybuilding, powerlifting, crossfit, and other sports. However, boxers are not in a hurry to use Trenbolone Hexahydrobenzylcarbonate, because it significantly increases muscle mass.
For a two-month cycle, an athlete can gain 15 to 20 pounds, and in boxing the weight category is very critical. But in bodybuilding the athlete will use trenbolone to get all the benefits that this powerful steroid provides. It is possible in a short period of time to gain muscle mass of excellent quality. In this case, without a set of adipose tissue, because the drug is not prone to water retention or bloating.
Powerlifters and other sport athletes receive from this steroid a significant increase in power indicators. Calling all Trenbolone lovers! Thankfully, most steroid users know this as Tren-Hex. Can you imagine trying to talk to your gym buddies about Trenbolone Hexahydrobenzylcarbonate? In any case, it is a real word and it carries with it as much potency as letters! Trenbolone Hexahydrobenzylcarbonate, also known as Tren-Hex, carries the trade name Parabolan. This is the longer acting esterfied variant of the anabolic steroid Trenbolone and is an injectable steroid.
The base steroid of Hex Trenbolone is about three times more androgenic than testosterone, making it a pretty potent drug. Tren-Hex was originally developed in France in the s and was the only known form of Trenbolone to be produced as a medicine for human consumption.
It was later pulled from the market in Parabolan is a structurally altered form of Nandrolone. For the Trenbolone hormone to exist, the Nandrolone hormone has an added double bond at two carbon positions and is said to be extremely powerful. Tren hex is considered to be one of the best cutting steroids of all time.
It is a known fact that many competitive bodybuilders will not prepare for a show without using this steroid.
Tren hex will provide you with tremendous fat loss effects but will also preserve the muscle mass gained while training. Trenbolone will harden your physique like no other steroid. When cutting, stacking tren hex with other anabolic steroids such as masteron or winstrol will only intensity the already dramatic effects of tren hex.
Because tren hex is a longer acting format of trenbolone, cycles of tren hex usually run a bit longer than normal in the range of weeks.This damn Tren.
Has anyone else had this problem? Not switching to fast esters for another weeks. Also running low dose Tbol and Proviron. Hardly any water weight at all. I mean. Not too long. Been on a little over 3 weeks.
Did a hefty little front load then Tapered back a little. You must have had a bad experience. I feel like a fucking animal in the gym and in bed. Besides the shortness of breath my mood is pretty stable. Unless you piss me off in which case stand by to stand by.
But that on or off gear. I was going to say!! Hah is actually a relatively low dose. I know guys running a week with test. They love it.
I did up the Mast to however. And my weight is still floating between and Maybe once a week my target is to hit a pound a week. My diet has been extremely lean.
Follow my log under bodybuilding forum if interested. Yea when I ran tren, my weight stayed really really constant, and I was having trouble eating. Seems like both dropping weight AND adding weight might be difficult on it.
So how do weigh-ins work for bodybuilding? Do you have a 24 hour window for a water cut, or do you really need to be walking around at ? Which goes by height classes. I also had the same problems when I was trying to put on weight last time I ran Tren. The only benefits I think will really help me. Is if and when I have to start really getting serious with cardio and cutting carbs it will alow me to hold on to a little more muscle.
That could be something of a game changer. That sort of weight cut may not make sense for bodybuilding, but it might. You just have to start preparing for it a week out.
The key aspects to a successful water cut for strength sports involve water loading prior to the cut, carb and sodium manipulation, and timing. I know that those things are also manipulated by bodybuilders to present the best possible package on stage. I think for the most part bodybuilding is more about the long haul. But yes they are pretty similar with carb and fluid intake and manipulation.
As for us. The slightest bit of bloat come final pose down can make or break us.Now imagine the challenge of packing on 40 solid pounds, the weight of an average five-year-old.
Kyle was a pound Texan who was not just fearless in combat, but the kind of real-life badass who would practice MMA-style choke outs with his fellow SEALs for fun. Need a refresher on just how badass the SEALs really are? His size was such a part of who he was. A lot bigger, with a process that culminated in a very specific type of bigness. He was just a bear. The monster builder. From the outside, the life of the celebrity trainer looks pretty sweet.
Cooper was impressed enough with the transformation that he wanted to work with the trainer responsible for it. He avoided lifting anything heavier than a kayak paddle during his time in Hawaii, and then went straight from playing that guy to training with Walsh for his role in American Sniper.
In addition to the not-lifting-for-months handicap, the year-old actor started with significant issues. Most trainers, faced with the challenge of accomplishing so much in so little time, would find a way to work around the problems. Not Walsh. Working off the gridiron. Walsh began his coaching career at the University of North Carolina, where he worked with athletes in the Olympic sports, which include swimming and track and field.
The biggest takeaway: that strength training involves a lot more than making people stronger. Walsh started Cooper off with corrective movements, as he would with an athlete. They trained twice a day. In the first workout, beginning at 5 a. The second workout, late in the afternoon, was more focused on traditional muscle-building exercises. Cooper needed both types of training to convincingly portray Chris Kyle.
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Want to know more about Kyle's death—and how it might have been prevented? The challenge went beyond bulking Cooper up from to pounds. He had to move like he belonged in that body. For that, Walsh relied heavily on unilateral exercises, like Bulgarian split squats, starting with body weight only and building up from there.
They also did a lot of single-leg deadlifts, including the Romanian deadlift with a landmine—a piece of training equipment that looks like home plate with a rotating metal tube in the middle, which holds a barbell. Breakfast and lunch, dinner, and snacks of champions. That was the hardest part. Cooper agrees.
Putting 6, calories a day in your body gets old quick. They supplemented with Plazma, a pre- and post-workout drink, and energy bars, both of which provide a combination of carbs and protein. By the end of their program, Cooper had worked up to heavy rack pulls, a deadlift variation using a hex bar that starts a few inches above the floor.
Director Clint Eastwood even uses it in the movie, in a workout scene. Walsh can be seen in the background, punching a heavy bag. At his peak, Cooper could crank out five sets of 8 reps with more than pounds—close to double his body weight.
His beard grew, and he just got burly. He looked forward to coming in every day and seeing what he could do.York Rubber Coated Hex Dumbbells 2. York 2" International Olympic Weight Set. York Legacy lb Olympic Weight Set. York 10lb Green Bumper Plate - Pair. York 25lb Yellow Bumper Plate - Pair. York 35lb Blue Bumper Plate - Pair. York 45lb Red Bumper Plate - Pair.
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