DiscoverMind Pump: Raw Fitness Truth1206: Reasons to Avoid Smith Machine Squats, The Net Carbs Myth, How to Protect Your Knees When Squatting & Lunging & More
1206: Reasons to Avoid Smith Machine Squats, The Net Carbs Myth, How to Protect Your Knees When Squatting & Lunging & More

1206: Reasons to Avoid Smith Machine Squats, The Net Carbs Myth, How to Protect Your Knees When Squatting & Lunging & More

Update: 2020-01-151
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In this episode of Quah (Q & A), Sal, Adam & Justin answer Pump Head questions about whether squats and lunges are bad for your knees, squatting on a Smith machine, how to setup and execute a close grip bench press, and using net carbs when counting your macros.

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  • Sal’s a big ‘wing’ guy. (37:52)
  • Tesla hitting new highs in the stock market! (40:45)
  • Can a wristband tell you what you should and shouldn’t eat based on your DNA? (42:47)
  • #Quah question #1 – Are squats and lunges bad for your knees? (47:03)
  • #Quah question #2 – Is squatting on a Smith machine still beneficial if your gym doesn’t have a free weight squat rack? (54:13)
  • #Quah question #3 – Apart from the hand position, how are the setup and execution a close grip bench press and a standard bench press different? (1:00:19)
  • #Quah question #4 – Can you explain net carbs? Is this even important to consider when counting your macros? (1:03:11)

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Ronald Singell

I think you need to be careful what you say to people. Generalizations can get people hurt. You made very broad comments about net carbs in reference to macros. While they mean nothing to the general lifter, diabetics rely on that number. Carbs from fiber process and react differently with insulin than carbs from sugars. While I cannot quote exact studies, Net carbs is a personally verified method from HCA health care to count and control my carb intake in direct relation to my insulin use and diabetic condition.

Jan 23rd
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1206: Reasons to Avoid Smith Machine Squats, The Net Carbs Myth, How to Protect Your Knees When Squatting & Lunging & More

1206: Reasons to Avoid Smith Machine Squats, The Net Carbs Myth, How to Protect Your Knees When Squatting & Lunging & More