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    Quote Originally Posted by mattrag

    Hmm I'll try get a vid or pick up tomorrow.I am not choking, it's not on my bones either. I have it resting pretty good on my shoulders. Been watching A LOT of weight lifting vids as of late and I think I need some bigger shoulders lol.

    I think I'm going for lower weight front squats tomorrow. Depends how smashed my quads feel... Today I only did some weighted pull ups and snatch grip deads so my legs should be semi good...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopyCat View Post
    Bigger shoulders lol
    It does help haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    Hmm I'll try get a vid or pick up tomorrow.I am not choking, it's not on my bones either. I have it resting pretty good on my shoulders. Been watching A LOT of weight lifting vids as of late and I think I need some bigger shoulders lol.

    I think I'm going for lower weight front squats tomorrow. Depends how smashed my quads feel... Today I only did some weighted pull ups and snatch grip deads so my legs should be semi good...
    No, I am the one who feels the bar pressing on the wind pipe. I usuall grip the bar in the middle with my hands about 6-8 inches apart, arms folded in. Elevate my upper arms to form a shelf and then step up to the bar, placing it on the crease between my front and mid delt and my upper chest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycuda

    It does help haha
    Maybe it'll help me pull 315 like you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    Maybe it'll help me pull 315 like you.
    Pull? The pull is easy, getting yourself to want to drop under it is the hard part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycuda
    Pull? The pull is easy, getting yourself to want to drop under it is the hard part.
    Yea I'm not even there yet lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    Yea I'm not even there yet lol.
    Its just awkward going from deadlifting to clean pulling, once you're used to it, it is no problem.

    Get faster under the bar and you'll have to pull less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycuda

    Its just awkward going from deadlifting to clean pulling, once you're used to it, it is no problem.

    Get faster under the bar and you'll have to pull less.
    Yea. I've been working on pulling (kinda like bill starr) in prep for when I start cleaning. The jerk though... Omg. I can't imagine getting 140+ kilos OH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattrag

    Yea. I've been working on pulling (kinda like bill starr) in prep for when I start cleaning. The jerk though... Omg. I can't imagine getting 140+ kilos OH.
    Jerk holds help me a lot I like to think. One of the racks at my gym is high enough for me to put the bar up loaded with weight, get under it in my split and then stand up like Im recovering from a jerk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycuda

    Jerk holds help me a lot I like to think. One of the racks at my gym is high above for me to put the bar up loaded with weight, get under it in my split and then stand up like Im recovering from a jerk.
    Nice!! Those will definitely help for working up confidence. Cause on those 205 front squats i didn't really believe lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattrag

    Nice!! Those will definitely help for working up confidence. Cause on those 205 front squats i didn't really believe lol.
    Haha front squats feel so heavy when I first take it off the rack. Not to the legs just to my upper body. It gets to my head sometimes pretty bad, makes me rack the weight and take a few minutes to recover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycuda

    Haha front squats feel so heavy when I first take it off the rack. Not to the legs just to my upper body. It gets to my head sometimes pretty bad, makes me rack the weight and take a few minutes to recover.
    Anything you notice help with stability?

    I think that's why Bulgarian training is set up like it is. Confidence booster under max loads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattrag

    Anything you notice help with stability?

    I think that's why Bulgarian training is set up like it is. Confidence booster under max loads.
    The squat to max everyday thing? Natural lifters get destroyed by that lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycuda

    The squat to max everyday thing? Natural lifters get destroyed by that lol.
    Yea well... Just meant that they lift only the competition lifts and they lift like 1-3 rep max everyday.

    About stability though, its the front rack position back strength work to add stability there, not stability to squat to max daily.
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    Wow today I feel like crap so odd. Must be the lowered calorie intake from yesterday. Refrig had some cooling issues and I ran out of food... This is where no having a car really sux... Only got in around 2100 cals yesterday....
    I'll probably do
    Front squats 3x3
    Shoulder press 3x3
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattrag
    Wow today I feel like crap so odd. Must be the lowered calorie intake from yesterday. Refrig had some cooling issues and I ran out of food... This is where no having a car really sux... Only got in around 2100 cals yesterday....
    I'll probably do
    Front squats 3x3
    Shoulder press 3x3
    1arm rows 5x10
    Quick and easy.
    Sorry to hear you felt like crap bro! Hopefully you aren't getting sick or anything!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveToLift

    Sorry to hear you felt like crap bro! Hopefully you aren't getting sick or anything!
    God I hope not as I just started my vacation today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    Wow today I feel like crap so odd. Must be the lowered calorie intake from yesterday. Refrig had some cooling issues and I ran out of food... This is where no having a car really sux... Only got in around 2100 cals yesterday....
    I'll probably do
    Front squats 3x3
    Shoulder press 3x3
    1arm rows 5x10
    Quick and easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taman6886

    What! Couldn't find ANOTHER DAMN buffet? (Yes, I am jelly! So what?)
    Did you see the having no car part?
    I also have no bike, and it was raining... The nearest food place is a nice 20 min walk from my house
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattrag

    Did you see the having no car part?
    I also have no bike, and it was raining... The nearest food place is a nice 20 min walk from my house
    How do you normally go pick up your food?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1

    How do you normally go pick up your food?
    My wife. She works far away though and only comes over on the weekends.
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    had a really good day at the gym today. worked some bench presses for speed, deadlifts and some back extensions

    Bench
    135x5x5

    Deadlift
    135x5
    135x5
    185x5
    185x5
    225x5
    275x5
    315x5
    335x3 Here is a good deadlift. I think I need to get my roman deadlift higher so I don't get too worried about getting it off the ground. It is very light once I get it up the first time but I just didn't have the confidence (even at the 315 level). I also did not use any grips so I think I could have done 5 reps of the 335 if I strapped up. Good day though

    Did some back ext for 70lbs x10 for 3 sets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattrag

    My wife. She works far away though and only comes over on the weekends.
    Aw
    I see.


    Hey Matt do you train fasted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronJP1 View Post
    Aw
    I see.


    Hey Matt do you train fasted?

    On the weekends I do.
    Some mornings I do. I also eat around 5hrs before I train too. I can't train with food in my stomach at all.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCslAZy9v-Y


    Took a vid of myself doing front squats with my iPHone so the quality sux...
    Pretty much I think I just need to get more flexible so I can get more depth... I thought I was deep enough but by the looks of it when I put weight on my I don't get deep enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattrag
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCslAZy9v-Y

    Took a vid of myself doing front squats with my iPHone so the quality sux...
    Pretty much I think I just need to get more flexible so I can get more depth... I thought I was deep enough but by the looks of it when I put weight on my I don't get deep enough.
    It ain't atg but it looks solid. If you lose depth when adding weight, it is not flexibility, it is either strength or confidence. Grow a pair and try harder .
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    Quote Originally Posted by taman6886

    It ain't atg but it looks solid. If you lose depth when adding weight, it is not flexibility, it is either strength or confidence. Grow a pair and try harder .
    I was thinking this. In my head (I am also a sexy god) I thought I was ass to ankles but that's why I took the vid lol. So easy with the iPhone....

    I'm gonna take some supps, take some PH and lift some heavy stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattrag

    I was thinking this. In my head (I am also a sexy god) I thought I was ass to ankles but that's why I took the vid lol. So easy with the iPhone....

    I'm gonna take some supps, take some PH and lift some heavy stuff.
    Yes, I quickly noted your sexy but due to your deity, felt unworthy to comment(so homo).

    Sounds like a plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taman6886 View Post
    Yes, I quickly noted your sexy but due to your deity, felt unworthy to comment(so homo).

    Sounds like a plan.
    Yes. time to go heavy or go home.
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    I think your form looks solid. A lot deeper than my squats go. I
    Usually only get parallel or so since it strains my back so much. As long as you keep that form when going heavy, you will be good to go
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickRock13 View Post
    I think your form looks solid. A lot deeper than my squats go. I
    Usually only get parallel or so since it strains my back so much. As long as you keep that form when going heavy, you will be good to go

    Thanks
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    I think you went as deep as you could with that stance (which was deep enough deff parallel). If you want to go deeper you might have to narrow the stance slightly or point your toes more inward.
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    Yeah, I wasn't sure if a narrower stance would help. I've always used a pretty narrow stance but I don't see many others who do. Most people stop at parallel though.
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    Hmm. My feet are pretty much under my shoulders at that point I could try get it narrower. I'll see when I do a squat workout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattrag View Post
    Hmm. My feet are pretty much under my shoulders at that point I could try get it narrower. I'll see when I do a squat workout.
    I feel weird whenever I widen my feet and go for depth. I wish you could see how narrow my feet are while squatting lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycuda View Post
    I feel weird whenever I widen my feet and go for depth. I wish you could see how narrow my feet are while squatting lol
    Yeah you can't really go atg with low bar which is how I squat my stance is way too wide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdavid View Post
    Yeah you can't really go atg with low bar which is how I squat my stance is way too wide.
    I'm the opposite, I literally sit on my heels when I squat. But my parallel squat is worse than my atg, I'm stuck going full depth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycuda View Post
    I'm the opposite, I literally sit on my heels when I squat. But my parallel squat is worse than my atg, I'm stuck going full depth.
    I know what you mean it's a rhythm thing I know guys that don't touch their chest on BB bench but if I don't touch my chest I actually lift less weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdavid

    I know what you mean it's a rhythm thing I know guys that don't touch their chest on BB bench but if I don't touch my chest I actually lift less weight.
    I hope that's the reason for me lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycuda

    I feel weird whenever I widen my feet and go for depth. I wish you could see how narrow my feet are while squatting lol
    Post a vid lol.
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