Patrick Bateman

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@Patrick Bateman i know you said you've tried therapy, but i think you need therapy m8. Maybe you just didn't vibe with your provider.

Let me know if you want the name of the NJ-based therapist my ex-gf used lol. Comes highly recommended.
Ok man thank you! I just have too much on my plate with my mom and work. But i will reach out to you asap when its time hopefully a month or two. I agree.
 

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Ok man thank you! I just have too much on my plate with my mom and work. But i will reach out to you asap when its time hopefully a month or two. I agree.
They do video call therapy these days.. you don't have to commit hours of your day. Just have to hop on a call for 45 minutes or whatever instead of shitposting. But yeah, let me know.
 
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I just donโ€™t do it cause anything over 3 plates I start to feel spine compression :down:
When I was in college (at c. 175) I used to do standing calf raises off a box with a camber bar working up to over 500.

500 straight down on my measly back

I'm sure that had nothing to do with my present back problems
 
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When I was in college (at c. 175) I used to do standing calf raises off a box with a camber bar working up to over 500.

500 straight down on my measly back

I'm sure that had nothing to do with my present back problems
@Patrick Bateman thoughts on standing calf raises? Feels like thereโ€™s a lot of unnecessary stress on back and legs doing these versus seated

Anytime I do standing raises and I start to add more weight, I feel the stress/tension build up behind my knee. Not a fan of standing IMO
 

Patrick Bateman

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@Patrick Bateman thoughts on standing calf raises? Feels like thereโ€™s a lot of unnecessary stress on back and legs doing these versus seated

Anytime I do standing raises and I start to add more weight, I feel the stress/tension build up behind my knee. Not a fan of standing IMO


I have no problem with standindg, i alternate from seated to standing EOD, if your back hurts from standing calf raises chances are youre using too much weight man.


Bonus pic: my left calf last week, i do 1/4 the stack on my standing calf machine and max 2 45's on seated for 20+ reps per set with pauses, also i refuse to shave like a faggot if im not competing.



 

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@Patrick Bateman thoughts on standing calf raises? Feels like thereโ€™s a lot of unnecessary stress on back and legs doing these versus seated

Anytime I do standing raises and I start to add more weight, I feel the stress/tension build up behind my knee. Not a fan of standing IMO
What setup you using for standing?

I usually do one leg at a time off the edge of a raised platform, hold a heavy kettlebell at my side, and stabilize myself with the other arm by grabbing a pole or wall or whatever
 

Patrick Bateman

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What setup you using for standing?

I usually do one leg at a time off the edge of a raised platform, hold a heavy kettlebell at my side, and stabilize myself with the other arm by grabbing a pole or wall or whatever
I literally have a standing calf raise machine and do both legs at the same time, what do you mean setup ?
 

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I literally have a standing calf raise machine and do both legs at the same time, what do you mean setup ?
I quoted @aloe, not you. I don't know how he was loading them.. machine, barbell on his back, etc. Maybe changing the way he loads them will resolve his pain.
 

Patrick Bateman

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fwiw, I went on a dreamer bulk as a young teen and walked around as a lard ass for a couple years before cutting down ~85 lbs. My calves have been great ever since. Little tip for you.
Listen there are some serious rewards from dirty bulking and holding a certain weight for 2-3 years, thats really how you get big.

Just at the expense of what? Your health, being a bloated water buffalo? Snoring? Hard time tying your shoes, etc. Hardest part is walking that line in Bb.
 

aloe

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I quoted @aloe, not you. I don't know how he was loading them.. machine, barbell on his back, etc. Maybe changing the way he loads them will resolve his pain.
Standing calf machine with shoulder pads (no bar). Itโ€™s not really my back, but I start to feel it behind my knee at times. Part of me thinks itโ€™s using more body recruitment versus actually focusing on calves (much like I see when people do calves on a leg press machine)
 

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