Results During a median follow-up period of 24 years, 26 145 participants died. Suicide was a more frequent cause of death in young adulthood (22.3%) than was cardiovascular diseases (7.8%) or cancer (14.9%). High muscular strength in adolescence, as assessed by knee extension and handgrip tests, was associated with a 20-35% lower risk of premature mortality due to any cause or cardiovascular disease, independently of body mass index or blood pressure; no association was observed with mortality due to cancer. Stronger adolescents had a 20-30% lower risk of death from suicide and were 15-65% less likely to have any psychiatric diagnosis (such as schizophrenia and mood disorders). Adolescents in the lowest tenth of muscular strength showed by far the highest risk of mortality for different causes. All cause mortality rates (per 100 000 person years) ranged between 122.3 and 86.9 for the weakest and strongest adolescents; corresponding figures were 9.5 and 5.6 for mortality due to cardiovascular diseases and 24.6 and 16.9 for mortality due to suicide.
pullups, 1st set of 10.
I do 5 sets for 10 reps.
Here’s a story from Reddit/MMA that I thought I would share.
“I’ve spent the majority of my life in gyms, but sometimes I find inspiration from depressing things, I’ll share a true story that makes me go through hell a lot of days because I simply can.
when I was in the ER one time for a broken bone, they pushed a kid past me and he ended up like a curtain or two over or whatever. he/she I really couldn’t tell had lukemia/cancer something that made them bald, and very frail, they were probably 10/11 or something but looked like a starved sick six year old.
I’m waiting by myself so I’m hearing everything going on, and some people come to talk and real quickly my stomach gets that cold type feeling because I realize they’re either from make a wish or more likely relatives talking to the kid about what they’re gonna wish for. I sorta wish I didn’t hear what was said as it literally is something I think about at least once a week or so.
“So if we go to disneyland I can be anything as well?”
“Yeah, we’ll get you dressed up and you’ll go as anything you want”
“I want to be a goonie” (this was 90’s if you don’t know movie google it)
“A what? “why?”
parents explain they’ve had movie on replay.
Kid replies “Because goonies never die, and I won’t have to be in heaven first waiting for you guys by myself”
I don’t how this comes across on text, but in person it was said with the voice of hope, like a young kid has figured out how to avoid the death that they’re trying to face. It was said with such honest and innocent sincerity, that I hobbled out of room into bathroom to literally cry like I don’t think I ever have. about someone I never really saw or knew but was clearly on their way out of this world.
so instead of natural born killers by ice cube or something that i used to listen to, i just remember parts of that story and I push through pain, and roll a few more times or drill technique.
So people are used to hearing me say “Because I can” when I’m killing myself or pushing harder than they think is healthy and probably guess I’m saying it trying to be a bad ass. In reality it’s all based off of that one experience.”
I made a video last month that never got uploaded. Apparently a 3-4 minute clip on my cell phone @ 720p is too big for Tumblr. In this video I was in my car heading to the gym and I was currently at a red light waiting to turn left. Here I am sitting in my car playing vocals to Underoath getting pumped up for the gym when a man starts walking across the crosswalk in front of me. He had a helmet on and his right hand was held up to his chest making a hook. He dragged his leg (can’t remember if it was left or right) steadily behind him. I looked at him and decided that today, and for the next few weeks, he’s my motivation. When it comes to motivation, you don’t always do it for yourself. You see people like that and you think to yourself, “when I start being a bitch and failing or fatiguing or wanting to quit, I will remember this man and know he has it harder than me.” This happens a lot for me. I channel my motivation through anyone or anything. A person, an event, an animal,etc. If you’re lacking motivation, keep your eyes out and it will come to you. Give it a try.
“In a way, it’s kind of fucked up. I’m no different from an actor manipulating my feelings to get the outcome I want.” - myegoandthoughts
I’m on week 2 of my currently cycle and today was a sore 270lbs for my 3+. I managed to pull 12 reps of 270lbs.
That’s an estimated max of 389lbs and I’m currently sitting at 150-155lbs. (Currently on a cut, I weigh no more than 155 and no less than 150. Probably 153-154)
The perfect salmon.
Pretty disappointing. I started to get pain in my left elbow halfway through my workout so I decided to call it quits. NEVER push through the pain. Yes, there is good and bad pain but trust me, you’ll know when it’s bad pain.
A tip : don’t do “bodybuilding style benching” - meaning don’t bench with your elbows pointing out.
Disclaimer - I did not hurt my elbow this way. Thought this was appropriate to share this information.
Last night I got asked why I like lifting so much. My response was, “It’s you against yourself. No one else is standing in your way. Fuck what everyone else thinks or say. You have no one else to blame when you fail or achieve but yourself.”
What is better than that?