Episode 312 – Is Dumbеll оvеrhеаd рrеss еаsіеr оn your јоіnts thаn bаrbеll?

Written by Jonathan

I’m a really skinny guy, always have been, 6′ 145 lbs, high metabolism/high energy. So I’m naturally skinny plus I mountain bike/run regularly. This spring/summer I worked canadian tree planting in BC which if you don’t know is basically hiking and throwing a shovel for 8 hours a day planting 1,000+ trees a day, 6 days a week. It’s the most intense work I’ve ever done. Everyone who does it gets in great shape and loses weight, for me I couldn’t eat enough to keep up with it. Fast forward to August after being back home for a month. I’m working in an office, sitting much more of course, I still run 2-3 times a week and maybe mountain bike once a week, I went back to eating normal. One day I realize I have a little belly, especially when I’m sitting. Having never had anything like this before it has me wondering if the extreme swing in lifestyle has something to do with it? Being summer I was eating more cheeseburgers than usual, 2-3 times a week which I’ve now stopped. I went from my normal weight of around 144-145 to 150.
I’m 31, which I know means my metabolism could slow down any day, and maybe that’s what happened, is it just coincidence that it’s after my intense fitness come-down from the spring/summer?
Body Burner Brody

І rеаd dumbbеll bеnсh рrеss іs еаsіеr оn thе јоіnts thаn bаrbеll sо І’m сurіоus іf thіs іs thе sаmе fоr оvеrhеаd shoulder рrеss?
Strong Shoulders Sam

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Last year I got into lifting and I LOVED it. Never had really lifted anything heavier than a fountain pen for my entire life and got up to deadlifting 350lbs.
A few months ago I had to cancel my gym membership after I got a promotion at work and didn’t have time anymore. Now, things have cooled down and after speaking with my boss, I have indicated that a few times out of the week, I NEED a gym break. So he agreed.
Now I am wondering what to do? I loved Stronglifts 5×5, but honestly, I think I am at the point where I just want to lift to feel good and well, quite frankly, look good. Any suggestions on workouts?
Deadlifting Dan



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