I think this convo helped me as well. Right now, though, I have bigger problems with sumo in that either because of my leverages or because of my mobility I just can't get down far enough correctly, or I can't put my legs wide out enough, or something, to sumo properly. I dont know.
Check your form: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/exercise-science/190675-proper-techniques.html
9/28 ME Upper
Kinda weird day. I had tremendous energy and focus throughout the entire session, but struggled with my bench groove. I needed 3 attempts with 405 just to touch it to a damn 2-board. I've done this dozens of times and the difficulty really forced me to take a moment and analyze some things that I was doing technically. I was so focused on loading my lats that I forgot to stay wide and patient and I'd lose the groove by rushing the bar down. Once I stepped back and reflected, I was able to get moving again and the rest of the session rocked.
9/30 ME Lower
Worked up to 590x1; briefs and straps down
DB Side Bends/Bulgarian SS (BW)
First time using a SSB and it felt really weird for the first few sets. I had to move the height of the mono up to accomodate for the thicker pad and then adjust my posture slightly. I didn't notice the increased tension on the upper back, but I did notice that it shifted a lot of the weight to my knees and quads. The last set tweaked my lumbar a bit, so I called it since it was a new movement and there's no need to push to failure on them.
Good **** man I love ssb, great tool for getting stronger no doubtOriginally Posted by Rodja
10/2 DE Upper
Speed Bench (minis)
145x2x8 (2 grips)
Solid effort on this day. Nothing too spectacular, but can't complain either. I've thrown dips back into the equation for some overall volume that is CNS friendly and because it was a mistake to throw out a staple lift like this for an extended period of time. Probably won't be adding them as a supplemental lift anytime soon, though, as I have to be cognizant of throwing in too much that could potentially strain/irritate my right shoulder.