Aww c'mon guy big words are fun!
While I suspect I know the answer, do you ever use anthing other then compound free weight movements for your hams/hipflexors, or anywhere else?
Originally Posted by guyfromkop2
no can do...the football team does have their own gym, but us normal folk aren't allowed in there.
that sucks man, are you even allowed to put the bar on the ground at all?
big words dont lift the bar for youOriginally Posted by wideguy
and i use free weights/bands/chains for all my compound movements. i use some machines. but for the big stuff it's free weights all the way.
i'm not saying i hate machines, i just hate smith machines why do something on a machine when you can do it with free weights? you train your stabelizer muscles when you use free weights. plus how many powerlifters do their whole workouts on machines?
Originally Posted by guyfromkop2
No not really, but I do anyways. I have several variations of a workout plan that Bobo has given me, but I was just trying something new to see if I would like it.
I don't actually use machines that much at all, but I have to do smith squats. I can already hear guyfromkop yelling, but it's the best I can do and Bobo didn't seem to think it would be that big of a deal so I have stuck with it.
You could try one legged squats with dumbells.
I knew what you're going to say guy, but my main interest aren't quite the same as you. Stil the paths to get there are similar, just a little more of this and a little less of that for a longer portion of time in you're training career.
Another silly question, do you have a home gym or have a hardcore pl'ing gym or do you just bring your wn chains and bands?
smith and squat should never go together, and you dont even have anywhere you can squat in that gym?Originally Posted by dsl
i use my own bands, but i workout at a hardcore powerlifting/olympic/strongman gym. it's owned by a strongman and celtic games competitor, the only thing we dont have is a monoliftOriginally Posted by wideguy
F'in A Cotton! F'in A!!
That's a nice set up bro. Imagine it helps out alot. Any input on what I've been suggesting to the stuggling college student, in terms of decent lifts to perform that meet the ****ty criterion he's laid out with his gym?
try bringing in something soft to put under the plates when you dead, id do em anyway but just be quiet and dont draw any negative attention on yourself. If they ***** then say hey im not ruining the floor and im not disturbing others and i dont think they have any rational reasoning to say no anymore. If they do its cause they are ego maniacal and dont respect student becaus ethey are above you ( I hate that attitude). Good luck
i highly doubt they dont have some sort of power/squat rack in the corner. 99% of gyms i've been to have them. and if that one doesnt, go to another gym on campus, someone is bound to have it. and one legged squats are ok i guess, i've never done them, but nothing and i mean nothing replaces barbell squats.
and good call somewhatgifted.
That sounds a tad familiar, you aren't in the Boston area are ya??Originally Posted by guyfromkop2
nope, philly philly, philly is where i am fromOriginally Posted by CRUNCH
Gotcha! Your gym sounds (and looks by your avatar), like a great place to train!
LoL, oh man are you correct, that is a recipe for disaster!Originally Posted by guyfromkop2
Actually I don't think smith machine and weight room go together very well either jmho
I agree the smith takes you out of your natural plane of movement, that is why you back hurts, the angles are all wrong. When you do deads it isnt straight up and down. Now smith bench presses take you out of your plane, but you have to remember your spine and the shoulder ball and socket joints differ greatly.Originally Posted by guyfromkop2
best decision i ever made to start going there. i drive 30-45 min but i dont care at allOriginally Posted by CRUNCH
Smith machine, one legged squats are pretty good. Light weight movemnt that hasn't bothered me yet and I have back injuries i have to watch for.
Yeah they're not bad but you'd get more stabilizer work out of doing them with dumbells. So based on what's available you might wanna do 1 legged dumbells squats (they're pretty hard imo so you won't need nearly as much weight as a regular barbell squat), then do you last set in the smith to not have to worrry about balancing and really focus on the full ROM and try and get a nice pump.
you're not a powerlifter are youOriginally Posted by wideguy