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    Thanks for the heads up. How that peptropro treatin you?

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    I've been using it for over 6 months. I can't imagine training without it.
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    I have some laying around, ive been using xtend lately, you use it pre/post right?
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    Yeah.
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    I've had personal trainers take a look at me in the gym but I'm not sure how reliable that is. I did meet lou lavarro one time and he gave me some good tips for my lifts. As far as bench goes I'm not sure how I do, I've been told I have perfect form in the deadlift, and I've practiced my squat ever since I was on 5x5 but am not sure I do it right. Also I would like to ask... How can u guys tell what ur weakness is? I've done bench to failure and I've squatted too much weight and I've deadlifted too much and by the time I set the weight back down I can't really tell what muscle gave out
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    Quote Originally Posted by bi0hazurd View Post
    I've had personal trainers take a look at me in the gym but I'm not sure how reliable that is. I did meet lou lavarro one time and he gave me some good tips for my lifts. As far as bench goes I'm not sure how I do, I've been told I have perfect form in the deadlift, and I've practiced my squat ever since I was on 5x5 but am not sure I do it right. Also I would like to ask... How can u guys tell what ur weakness is? I've done bench to failure and I've squatted too much weight and I've deadlifted too much and by the time I set the weight back down I can't really tell what muscle gave out
    This is why you need to have some actual PL'ers look at your form. Proper form is something that takes YEARS of practice and you will not learn it quickly. Add in the variables of weight and ego and it compounds the problem.
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    What rodja said. No whay you can see your back round on a squat, know your butt came up to fast on a dead. Or fully see where you stick on a bench, and if your stable or not without some solid eyes
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    I understand that. But if its not available to me then I'm pretty much stuck doing what I'm doing for now
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    i mentioned to go watch some videos earlier in this thread, should cover A LOT of things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bi0hazurd View Post
    I understand that. But if its not available to me then I'm pretty much stuck doing what I'm doing for now
    Are you unable to ask someone to video tape you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bi0hazurd View Post
    I understand that. But if its not available to me then I'm pretty much stuck doing what I'm doing for now
    All this will do is reinforce bad habits and /or techniques. There are literally 1000's of resources available on the internet. There is no excuse for not going out and seeking advice.
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    U guys are my advice. Also I would like to know if it would be possible as stated earlier to videotape myself and send it to u guys or post it on this site and u guys critique my form
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    It's possible. Make sure to get as clear as possible with the video and to have roughly 75% of your 1RM on the bar. Bench will actually be the trickiest one because you almost need an overhead angle to make sure the bar is drifting and your elbows are tucked and then flare at the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    It's possible. Make sure to get as clear as possible with the video and to have roughly 75% of your 1RM on the bar. Bench will actually be the trickiest one because you almost need an overhead angle to make sure the bar is drifting and your elbows are tucked and then flare at the end.
    If your tucking your shoulder blades as far back as you can, how is a flare possible? just curious really
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    Ill try to take them next week so that I can show my 75% 1RM and ill attempt to get the videos from more than one angle. Also how do I get the videos on here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetLou321 View Post
    If your tucking your shoulder blades as far back as you can, how is a flare possible? just curious really
    Here's the great irony: you can overtuck on the press portion. I was really bad about overtucking and the best solution for this was to do heavy JM Presses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bi0hazurd View Post
    Ill try to take them next week so that I can show my 75% 1RM and ill attempt to get the videos from more than one angle. Also how do I get the videos on here?
    Post it to YouTube and put the link and/or embed it here.
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    Yeah dude, throw up some vids and people will definitely will give you help where they can. And again, it's best to have a lifting partner who you can tell "can you watch for back rounding, ass bending downwards, helicoptering, overcompensation, unevenly tucked arms, ass coming up off the floor, upper back collapsing, etc."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Here's the great irony: you can overtuck on the press portion. I was really bad about overtucking and the best solution for this was to do heavy JM Presses.
    Ill give it a try, thanks. Overtucking, sheesh lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetLou321 View Post
    Ill give it a try, thanks. Overtucking, sheesh lol
    I'm not built to bench at all: long ass arms (my reach is ~74" at 5'10"), small wrists, and small hands. However, it does help out with my deads, especially since I have a low center of gravity.
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    Idk if im built to bench, but my bench does progress much slower then my squat and dead, always has. Long arms man
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    Will do this coming week thx guys
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    U mentioned an over head angle for video of bench. What angles should I use for the other lifts
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