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- 06-10-2013, 12:30 PM
- 06-10-2013, 12:48 PM
06-10-2013, 08:37 PM
Yeah my squat sucks but moving up slowly but surely. DL is my strongest, but got a ways to go, especially before I would feel comfortable thinking about possibly competing - thought about doing a comp, but waiting til my total is at least 1000
06-10-2013, 09:00 PM
I could hit around 1200 I think in my first comp. I would like to see a 325 bench, 450 squat, and 600 DL before I start competing. I know I can do all of that, I am no where near ready to do a competition squat however. I need to heal and then I need to put in the hard work and time on squat and bench like I have been.
I have a trap strain/pull that is causing me a lot of pain and discomfort, the squat bar makes it worse when I have 300+ on the bar, and then it bothers me in all my other lifts. I am trying to heal or at least calm it down and then get back squating. I have a lot I have found wrong with my form and really want to refocus and come back with a mechanically better squat. My DL is on key perfectly. I never put as much work into the squat. My bench feels great as well. I have to sacrifice some form to keep my hips down, as I have issues with pain from a prior injury if I get too much rotation in my pelvis.
Overall I am strong as ever now, but I know I have many things to work on and get better at before I am ready to compete. I don't believe in going into something half-assed.
06-10-2013, 09:07 PM
Definitely understand ya man. I was just thinking I need to post up some vids for critique.
06-10-2013, 09:12 PM
You'll get there. If I don't get back to squating soon I might be the same way. It's bad I can almost DL twice what I bench. I have stupid puny triceps though, I have been hammering them and getting stronger and it is definitely carrying over.
06-10-2013, 09:21 PM
Didn't know you had a log running, I'm definitely subbing to this. Maybe I can learn some more stuff. For instance, the fuh is The Cube? Srs.
I'm just trying to bring sexy back.
06-10-2013, 09:55 PM
06-10-2013, 10:04 PM
06-10-2013, 10:05 PM
Hey man, when you go to compete you will do awesome. You are much stronger than I sir. Get that back healed up first though!
"Jackie Treehorn treats objects like woman man."
06-10-2013, 10:18 PM
I think I might do my heavy set twice, no straps or belt the second time. It's only 415.
06-11-2013, 12:06 PM
Woke up at 5 am which surprised me because I normally sleep awesome on ghenerate. Just had to leak. Got up and had a weird knee pain. Took care of business and back to bed. Woke up at 7. Still there. Decided to sleep some more. Woke up at 10 and still there. Whatever. Ate breakfast and at my girls place now for a while. After driving it feels better. Ill be pulling around 4:30 this afternoon. Excited.
I'm actually really sore from yesterday. It's rare for me to get that from bench. Maybe my week off has something to do with it. Obviously strength wasn't affected.
06-11-2013, 04:04 PM
Opinions? I don't really like a lot of caffeine. Got it with my last order.
06-11-2013, 04:39 PM
06-11-2013, 07:05 PM
It's a tab. I am gona take it and go do some strongman stuff I think. Should be fun. Gona build a tire pull rig I can put weight on, get my tire out for flips, and maybe build a sled in a week or two.
06-11-2013, 09:48 PM
Didn't get enough carbs but had a solid workout. Just tired at the end. 420x9 for the heavy deadlift set. I hit that after without straps. No problem. I will try a 500 rep next week I think... I am not sure when to go for it though.
After a great gym sess. I had a shake, a big piece of grilled chicken, and I did some strongman stuff. It took a while getting setup. I did 8 total sets. last 3 were with the winch cable as a rope. First I used a nylon rope that didn't help hardly at all. Good stuff now though that I got it dialed in. I need a new rope one I put my winch back together (it broke but I have the parts to fix) and the cable goes back on. Or else I just use the jeep to as the anchor and pull the 7000 pound suburban instead. LOL. I need a real belt too I had to duct tape this one on. And I need it if I ever wana compete too.
06-11-2013, 09:54 PM
Get lower on the pulls man. You're standing up really tall and taking big steps trying to build momentum and it's too inefficient. Stay low, take small quick steps, and drive.
06-11-2013, 10:04 PM
I was using the duckwalk from linemen drills in football haha. It was actually working better for me than the tight feet which I tried first. I felt like it would have better carry over using the same stance I used for deadlift and squat....
I will try narrow however as you say next time. I know that is how the pros do it, but I was having trouble with it. Thanks for the suggestions!
I tried getting lower on the pull, but my feet were slipping. I might do it in the yard next time and wear cleats. Thoughts?
I was under the impression as long as I'm doing work and it's moving it should be a good workout. Do you think I will see more from a narrow stance, or that it will just make it easier. Like I said first time setting this up so I will definitely take your pointers and try them out! You are the strongman after all, right?
06-11-2013, 10:14 PM
And thanks a ton for the tips man. I want to do this again maybe saturday. I am doing my sprints tomorrow I hope. Squats hopefully friday. So depends how I feel. maybe do this sunday.
06-11-2013, 10:14 PM
I should try that with my Z71....that would be loads of fun. I respect that pull man, that was pretty awesome, not gonna lie. Btw, I subscribed to your channel, I'm probably going to start putting training vids up soon for critique and suggestions.
I'm just trying to bring sexy back.
06-11-2013, 10:19 PM
Go for it. The slight incline was killin me. I have steeper parts I can work up to. I will check out your vids when you put em up of course and we will all critique if you ask for it.
06-11-2013, 10:22 PM
I'm sure it was an awesome workout, and it looked hard as fuark. It just looked like you took your quads most of the way out of the pull.
When I do pulls (which usually end up being sleds, with no arm assistance) I almost bear crawl trying to stay low and drive through my heels. It completely smokes my quads, and its easier to get it going that way.
For the most part I try to emulate the technique of Mariusz Pudzianowski, he was always one of the lighter guys but his technique and raw power were so ridiculous that he almost always did well at an event he shouldn't have done well on.
06-11-2013, 10:31 PM
Heck yeah man. I have track spikes and football cleat I will try both out. I don't know how much hard the pull will be in grass though.
I am gona build a sled like a prowler that I can push or pull ASAP since I have a welder and some steel laying around. Should help a lot. I love sled pulls in HS.
I agree I was getting a hip and glute workout much more than quads. I will pull the feet in and hammer the quads. I think doing this with a wide stance and narrow stance prowling would be a deadly combo.
I wish I had a real harness no my lifting belt... not the best setup.
I tried to do it before on a steeper incline with no rope to pull... the jeep started pulling me downhill after about 10 seconds. Not a fun time. Insanely heavy.
I will look him up, watch some vid and what not tomorrow at work. I work at 5 am and have some free time before it gets busier.
06-12-2013, 05:05 AM
Slept about a full half hour last night. Now at work. FML guess I'm gona be tired today... except it's 5 AM and I'm still wide awake. Seriously the dumbest thing ever. I have to go eat ice cream tonight because I got some scholarship and they wana give me money, so I have to eat their ice cream. I was tempted to ask if they would be serving any chicken...
Rant over. 8 more hours of work then I am CRASHING. I hope.
06-12-2013, 10:22 PM
Today was long as hell. Getting good sleep. Lots of food tomorrow. Killing my standing overhead press then doing some extra bench work then my normal workout. If I decide I'm not ready to back squat Friday I will be doing sprints for sure.
06-13-2013, 03:26 PM
I love when some jackwagon who is a personal training at some ***** gym tries to crique something I say on facebook. I said something about how abs are made in the kitchen, but men are made in the gym from hard work etc.... Basically just saying you can eat perfectly clean and be a skinny ***** and think you have abs, but real men eat clean AND work hard at the gym, educate themselves, and train hard/smart.
This guy thinks it's his job to play "dad" and tell me about how important diet is. Then I told him he shouldn't assume I don't think diet isn't important, that it is just as important as training and you can't have one without the other. I understand x y and z and go to school for health science so I know this stuff. Okay that should be all said and done right?
No he comes back with "I hope your training isn't from mens health and is from a peered reviewed journals from the worlds leading organizations...
He also tried to tell me earlier about how bodybuildiers have to keep their macros to a T and are only so big through good diet. Which is obvious... I told him I wish I could eat like brandon lilly and train like him too, and that I know a bodybuilders diet is much more complex than a PL'ers...
People are stupid.
Going to the gym, will kill it and report back later. Maybe I will actually log my full workout instead of being lazy like usual.
06-13-2013, 06:04 PM
Nice workout. I need to avoid people who workout and want to talk... did my extra bench work too. Back pain flared up though... not looking good to squat tomorrow.
Day 3 OHP BW - 192.5.... holy crap I am gaining weight.
OHP- barx7,7 100x5, 115x5, 130x11
Bench - 225x5, 250x5, 265x3
Floor bench - 135x10, 225x8,9,10
Cable Fly - bent over - 3x10, 5x10,10
DB high incline press - 70x8,7
Pull ups - 10,10,10,10,7
Not bad. like I said 3 guys about my age in there, like to talk a lot, typical young guy bull crap, one kid is kinda gay and kept bugging me and making comments to me about stupid stuff, which was annoying. He then told my buddy he could beat him at reps if the guy did reps @ his own BW, and he would do them at the other guys BW+100.
So one guy does 170x13 Other kid gets down to do his 270x13+... only 2 reps were to lockout, all chest bouncing. Decent form and he is strong. He still only got 12. I gave him a hard time about it. Realistically he was gona get like 7-8 I think. Stronger than me but he is bigger and thicker. Hard to tell though. Not slow reps like you see in a comp, although he says he PLs. He's alright I guess. I just need to not train w/ him. He trains at my gym cause he got kicked out of his old one.
06-14-2013, 07:27 AM
tweaked something w/ my trap/rhomboid for sure yesterday. Hasn't hurt this bad in a while. Still at work for 5 more hours then I'll see how it feels. probably get some leg work in today then figure out what I need to do to heal up.
06-14-2013, 05:32 PM
Worked since five, then worked outside for two hours at my other job (weed wacking) and grew some balls and came to the gym AND squated. Yesterday I was contemplating taking 3 weeks off lifting completely. F that. Pretty successful squat day. More details later but I hit a competition depth or deeper squat at 365 which was close my Max I believe. Not bad for my few weeks off. Form was so much better. Less pain too somehow... I rolled my back between sets lol.
More details later. Time to murder house the leg press. I have been doing sets as deep as my legs can go to my chest. So almost like ATG kinda thing. I feel like it has had great carry over to squat.
06-14-2013, 05:34 PM
Leg angle at the "bottom" of the rep on the LP. Good?
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