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  1. Idk man I have never done any "fancy" type of squats, I like to keep it simple lol


  2. wow.... today tried to match my PR of 185x2 for power cleans and I dropped the second one (Well almost... saved it but skinned my chest and arms saving my floor...) I had a technical failure on the second clean's first pull so I just tried to pull the double w/o resetting... never again. lol.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by bigdavid View Post
    Idk man I have never done any "fancy" type of squats, I like to keep it simple lol
    It's to progress into doing snatches lol. Plus it's kool haha.
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  4. Overhead squatting is pretty difficult without Olympic weightlifting shoes. I started out overhead squatting onto a bench seat because I couldn't mentally get myself to squat down without the bench under me lol

  5. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    AWESOME!!

    BTW, yesterday I did some speed cleans like Jay suggested. My god it was good, got a nice stretch too. Another Q!!


    I don't have enough shoulder mobility to do an over head squat (Or hip/low back "give" to get that low w/o lowering my torso) any tips? I know youtube got a ton, but just wondering what you all thought

    Other than "you 're insane"? Nope, no thoughts at all. It's a very technical lift, never attempted it, best of luck my friend.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by jaycuda View Post
    Overhead squatting is pretty difficult without Olympic weightlifting shoes. I started out overhead squatting onto a bench seat because I couldn't mentally get myself to squat down without the bench under me lol
    I know... I want those shoes... how the hell do Cross fitters do it w/o the shoes? It doesn't even seem possible w/o them... Even catching the clean at the low ATG squat... squatting that low on a high bar back squat is already damn hard... can't even imagine having the bar in front of me...
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by taman6886 View Post
    Other than "you 're insane"? Nope, no thoughts at all. It's a very technical lift, never attempted it, best of luck my friend.
    The only way I train man....After nearly dropping 185 I did some DE deads. I must say I need to work this lift. My speed sux.... BTW, I do REALLY Abbreviated sessions. 8-15 max effort then like 30-1hr of rest, then I do more... I love the weekends... Next up is 100 pull ups for time. I'm getting psyched for this one. I think last winter I did it all in 20mins. I wanna see if I can do it in less than 15 now.
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  8. 100 pull ups for time....that's interesting. Sounds tiring!!
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by RickRock13 View Post
    100 pull ups for time....that's interesting. Sounds tiring!!
    hehe, having to train more as an "athlete" I need to do more balanced work loads. Strength stuff, speed stuff, and endurance stuff. Sadly... When I was doing BB workouts I would only do the strength stuff haha. So I am slow as hell.... AND I don't last very long... Hmm...
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  10. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    hehe, having to train more as an "athlete" I need to do more balanced work loads. Strength stuff, speed stuff, and endurance stuff. Sadly... When I was doing BB workouts I would only do the strength stuff haha. So I am slow as hell.... AND I don't last very long... Hmm...
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by taman6886 View Post
    That's what she said..................
    didn't have to wait long for that lol.
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  12. 5/5/12
    Power cleans
    135x5x5
    155x3
    175x3
    185x1 (failed the double... was horrible)

    DE Deadlifts

    185x2x12 (20-30 seconds between sets)

    100 pull ups

    Time 12mins 8 seconds.

    I have determined that my biceps are a real problem right now for my clean and my pull ups... When they get pumped I can't rack the bar well and when I do pull ups they limit how "high" i can get at the top. By no means are the FCKING HYOOOGE. but still they are a bit bigger than I need them to be. Hopefully it's mostly fat and will burn off w/o sacrificing my wonderful on the run, out stretched, on the rise forehands for tennis..... well regardless hopefully if I lose some more weight I can actually get to the ball in time so I'm not doing some ridiculous shot that I should be able to hit clean...
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  13. I know this sounds patronizing- widen the grip on th pullups? It would open the angle of the elbow at the top of the concentric part- just a thought.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by sae2110
    I know this sounds patronizing- widen the grip on th pullups? It would open the angle of the elbow at the top of the concentric part- just a thought.
    Would definitely bring the lats in more as well. Though I train pull ups mainly for upright stability on my standing OHP and front squats so my hand position mimics the plane I use for those... Good advice though. Just that going from a BB back to a performance athlete... The body just isn't proportionate.... Specially for something like tennis... Lmao.
    Thanks!!!
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  15. Tennis is the only sport ill openly admit Im bad at lol

  16. yesterday didn't do anything but watch 2 movies with the wife at home. Checked out some Mobility stuff... omg i'm freaking IMMOBILE!

    Oh, and don't worry Jay, tennis is hard.. I admit I joined for the girls.
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  17. It works!

  18. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    5/5/12
    Power cleans
    135x5x5
    155x3
    175x3
    185x1 (failed the double... was horrible)

    DE Deadlifts

    185x2x12 (20-30 seconds between sets)

    100 pull ups

    Time 12mins 8 seconds.

    I have determined that my biceps are a real problem right now for my clean and my pull ups... When they get pumped I can't rack the bar well and when I do pull ups they limit how "high" i can get at the top. By no means are the FCKING HYOOOGE. but still they are a bit bigger than I need them to be. Hopefully it's mostly fat and will burn off w/o sacrificing my wonderful on the run, out stretched, on the rise forehands for tennis..... well regardless hopefully if I lose some more weight I can actually get to the ball in time so I'm not doing some ridiculous shot that I should be able to hit clean...
    I bet your lats are more the limiting factor than your biceps as far as something obstructing your ascent, that and you need to arch your back a little more to be able to pull to you collar bone or chest once you get a little mass on you. It will bring the lats more into the move also.
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  19. Quote Originally Posted by MrKleen73

    I bet your lats are more the limiting factor than your biceps as far as something obstructing your ascent, that and you need to arch your back a little more to be able to pull to you collar bone or chest once you get a little mass on you. It will bring the lats more into the move also.
    That could be it. When I was doing pull ups on Saturday I was able to hit bw+45x3 (never did weighted pull ups before) but I was able to get my chest over the bar. I guess I wasn't in practice.

    Anyway I'm back and I have all my workouts logged in my book. Donno if I'll post um all but it's good to be back lol.
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  20. Quote Originally Posted by bigdavid
    It works!
    Yup!!!
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  22. Nice work there bro, 100 pulls for time is some BA stuff.
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by TurningGreen View Post
    Nice work there bro, 100 pulls for time is some BA stuff.
    Heheh, It was good.
    Today I did my OHP 3s

    45x10
    45x10
    95x5
    115x5
    145x3
    155x8 (PR)

    Squats

    115x10
    115x10
    135x5
    185x5
    225x5
    235x5
    235x5
    235x5
    235x5
    235x5 (These were ass to ankles so very different from what I was doing previously of Sumo style squat. This is basically to prep for when I can do front squats)


    Hang power cleans
    135x5
    135x3
    135x5
    135x3
    135x5
    135x5

    Sadly my hang cleans are more muscled... gotta work on that. Seems from the ground I can just deadlift it and continue it all the way to receiving it in the power position, but if I take it above the knee I just muscle it up... Gotta work on that. I think tomorow I will do that.


    Also, I realize now that I have allergies to BOTH eggs and whey... So my eggs are being banned from my diet, along with my protein bars that I had bought as portable nutrition. I think I will just stick to fats and my BCAAs. (Currently Purple Wraath) Hopefully when my mom gets here for a vacation there will be some thing I can eat w/o gluten... I found though that ALL meats cooked in any type of sauce/flavoring are BASED in flour here (and in most Asian cuisine) so that the flavor is better received by the food... man.. that blows. But I guess that would explain why there is always wheat in every single dish at every single restaurant I visit... And custom order... in Japan that just simply doesn't exist. You get what they serve you.
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  24. Too bad man food allergies SUCK!
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  25. Quote Originally Posted by MrKleen73
    Too bad man food allergies SUCK!
    Yea. But it's good to know.
    Glad I'm slowly tackling my weight problems and food problems. Feels like progress to me .
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  26. Hmm. So anabeta ran out two days ago.

    And I stopped exemestane as well. Started up what's left of bridge.
    So basically the only non staple stuff I'm on ATM is albuterol and bridge.
    I'm getting the new DHT PH by FRL/AMS so I will add that when I get back from vacation in June. Should be good. Seeing I am pretty far out of pct and my last run was only 2 weeks (emergency stop). I should get some good strength gains on it.
    One thing I'm worried about is my joints are really acting up. Could be due to the added volume in cardio. I will try to see if it goes away somehow lol. Other than that today I will go for a Max effort dead lift and do some snatch work.
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  27. Haha He said Snatch...

    THat or could be the exemestane was lowering your Estro more than you anticipated.

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  28. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag
    Hmm. So anabeta ran out two days ago.

    And I stopped exemestane as well. Started up what's left of bridge.
    So basically the only non staple stuff I'm on ATM is albuterol and bridge.
    I'm getting the new DHT PH by FRL/AMS so I will add that when I get back from vacation in June. Should be good. Seeing I am pretty far out of pct and my last run was only 2 weeks (emergency stop). I should get some good strength gains on it.
    One thing I'm worried about is my joints are really acting up. Could be due to the added volume in cardio. I will try to see if it goes away somehow lol. Other than that today I will go for a Max effort dead lift and do some snatch work.
    How good is your snatch?

  29. Quote Originally Posted by jaycuda View Post
    How good is your snatch?
    FREAKING HORRID! I am still learning on a gardening rod I bought at the local gardening store.... lol
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  30. Matt, on the whole egg issue you are having. What happens when you eat eggs exactly? I have an egg intolerance and you may as well. If you have gotten vaccinations in the past you do not have an egg allergy because eggs are used in the process to make the vaccines. If you did you would have gone into shock. I can't even eat products with a little big of eggs mixed in, like with certain sauces. It sucks lol

  31. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    FREAKING HORRID! I am still learning on a gardening rod I bought at the local gardening store.... lol
    Yeah start out light, and don't sacrifice form just to get a little bit more weight just to appease your ego. That was my issue starting out.

  32. Quote Originally Posted by bigdavid View Post
    Matt, on the whole egg issue you are having. What happens when you eat eggs exactly? I have an egg intolerance and you may as well. If you have gotten vaccinations in the past you do not have an egg allergy because eggs are used in the process to make the vaccines. If you did you would have gone into shock. I can't even eat products with a little big of eggs mixed in, like with certain sauces. It sucks lol

    Definitely not that bad, the allergic reaction is minor itching and mucus. Like I rarely ever get any type of congestion. About 1-3 hours after I eat eggs or whey I get congested, and itchy... it is definitely minor, but I don't like ANYTHING that will cause a disturbance in my body.

    I have never liked mayonnaise though.. what's really interesting to me is that all the foods I never liked when I was young are foods that I seem to be reacting to very negatively now... Like when I was a kid I NEVER drank milk. I hated it. I would eat my Rice Crispys with no liquid. Also, never liked mayo in my sandwiches... hell never even liked the bread.... I honestly hate bread.. unless it's more butter than flour lol.

    Sad thing about the egg issue though is that I miss the ArA from it....
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  33. Quote Originally Posted by jaycuda View Post
    Yeah start out light, and don't sacrifice form just to get a little bit more weight just to appease your ego. That was my issue starting out.
    Yea... I am working really hard on my cleans too... I want to be able to really explode to get it into rack position versus just muscling it up... I always think, pull with the traps, rotate the elbows out to stop me from "pulling it" and jump the weight.

    On a very happy note I was able to do a full front squat with the bar in the rack position!! Also, did a couple supported hand stand push ups.
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  34. Quote Originally Posted by MrKleen73 View Post
    Haha He said Snatch...

    THat or could be the exemestane was lowering your Estro more than you anticipated.

    Guess who's back for another log... Kleen's Queen! Come give her your support.

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    subbed in there bro!

    I am wondering about low estro.. Any idea on the half life of exem? I've been off it for 4 days and my joints are clicking away lol. Even lowered the volume. Today I think I will do a 10x10 circuit. Kinda similar to what you and TG are doing. Just to give my joints a break from the weights.
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  35. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    Yea... I am working really hard on my cleans too... I want to be able to really explode to get it into rack position versus just muscling it up... I always think, pull with the traps, rotate the elbows out to stop me from "pulling it" and jump the weight.

    On a very happy note I was able to do a full front squat with the bar in the rack position!! Also, did a couple supported hand stand push ups.
    Congrats man, I should probably focus on technique more again. I 'whip' more than I jump/explode up, especially with my snatches.

  36. Quote Originally Posted by jaycuda View Post
    Congrats man, I should probably focus on technique more again. I 'whip' more than I jump/explode up, especially with my snatches.
    well I think it's a combination of the two but I need to work on both for sure..

    BTW donny shankle is a MONSTER

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  37. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    well I think it's a combination of the two but I need to work on both for sure..

    BTW donny shankle is a MONSTER

    Yeah he's a beast on the national level, he gets sh*t on internationally though.

  38. Quote Originally Posted by jaycuda View Post
    Yeah he's a beast on the national level, he gets sh*t on internationally though.
    makes sense... there are like 200 american weight lifters... while there are like 2 million to pull from in probably Russia alone...
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  39. Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    makes sense... there are like 200 american weight lifters... while there are like 2 million to pull from in probably Russia alone...
    Check out Dmitry Klokov, guy's a monster. It is disgusting.
  

  
 

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