That's awesomeOriginally Posted by AZMIDLYF
haha I don't know whether to call him an a$$hole or say he's awesome
bleh handlers..my brother comes in town the day before my meet and need to teach him how to wrap fluently
Better have him watch the APT tutorial before he comes to town. I wrap mine differently from the video, though, I start at the bottom.
I'll check it out. I just ordered the Elite economy belt because it was over the holidays and i wanted to save money.
Cube Method W7 DE Bench
Standing Uni DB Press
Tate Press/Side Lateral Raises
I felt great benching today. I'll post up videos of a few sets for critique once I'm done with work stuff. I feel my shoulder getting stronger which I've been worrying about so that's a good sign.
Warmup consisted of internal/external rotations with mini band. Foam roll lower/upper back, chesticles. Banded Pulldowns. Push-ups. Pull aparts with mini.
I dragged ass all day at work it felt like and I got in what food I could. 3500-3700cal
Diet was kashi cereal, protein powder, fruit, rice, slow roasted pork soft tacos, 2 salads with 6oz chicken each, 8oz steak tips w/ sweet potato and baked potato, protein powder, granola bar, 32oz Gatorade. Slinsanev2 might be a staple of mine now. I'll lower the carbs tomorrow and up it tomorrow night for Sat mornings lift.
Prewo was 1 scoop focus XT, 1 scoop condense.
RE squat Saturday, Body day Sunday.
Lookin good! You definitely look tighter and faster. Keep greasing the groove. I noticed the ones that you locked out closer to your belt moved a little faster. What are you thinking of opening with on the bench?
I noticed that too with the bar position and speed. I searched the APA rulebook and it said nothing about heels having to be on the ground.
No idea on opener..I'll see on my RE day. I'll be conservative with my bench numbers.
I'm thinking 480 for deadlift, unsure on squats
Your arch is definitely coming along. I like my feet as close as I can get them to my head while still being able to push down through my heels. You actually shouldn't be able to make your heels touch, but that's the cue. If you tuck hard, touch low, and finish low, it's a short motion. I don't know if I'm a belly bencher per se, but I try to be. For a 220, I have a nice short stroke. (That's what she said.)
Nice pun and thanks for the tips. That's the first time I've successfully set up like I did. I found a sweet spot with the grip as well. Snag another video of your bench day if its raw so I can see how ya do it if you don't mind.
Sure. I hate to use the stuff I have with this terrible bench I'm using. My arch is nonexistent, my feet barely touch, and I have to bench high. I think this kind of benching is tougher, and I prefer tougher movements for carryover more than overload movements. I'm going to transport my good bench over to the shed for my last few sessions. I'll make sure to include how I set up now, too.
Basically, lie flat on bench, feet on end of bench. Lift from bar and bridge to set myself on upper traps. Arch the back hard and use my legs to push my butt closer to my shoulders. Kick my feet one at a time toward my head until I'm almost (but not quite) on my toes.
Thanks bud. There's a guy that lifts at the air force base I live on. He had a 814 deadlift back in the day like 20 years ago and said he was close to the world record. I gotta see if I can find him around base and talk him into lifting with me.
Hell yeah, dude. Strong people lift with strong people. Watching in person it's a lot easier to pick up on stuff cue it, and implement it from set-to-set. Plus, there's the competition and ****-talking. Not to mention the spotting. If he was pulling 8, I'm sure he knows a thing or two about teaching the ol' bench press.
The man is like 5'10 290 and reps out weighted out lips like its nothing
Oh, **** that guy.