Sean's Powerlifting Journey
- 04-20-2013, 10:27 PM
- 04-21-2013, 04:11 PM
Makes life easier. Trust me, I've spent at least 1000 hours in a singlet in my life.Training log:
- 04-21-2013, 09:40 PM
Cube Method W2 DE Deadlift
Snatch Grip Block Pulls (2 stacked 45's) 265x12x3 (~50%)
What a crap day. I switched from SSv2 to Recompadrol this last week and it's ****ed my stomach up. I was nauseous and stomach felt fked the whole workout but I manned up and did it. My glutes were rocked from those snatch grips and those are the heaviest front squats I've done I believe. Theyre difficult for me because i have a busted up clavicle that sticks out so the bar doesnt rest perfecty even. I went directly from the Cube book for this session in including the shrugs and Pulldowns. I'll floor press for reps tomorrow, a supplemental lift, close grip and some shoulder work.
Videos to come.
04-21-2013, 09:54 PM
It's a strictly upper body exercise, where as with bench press you use whole body (leg drive). You lower the bar until your triceps are briefly rested on the ground, which makes it that much harder. It can be used as a main movement exercise, or as a supplemental variation. Floor press, floor press with chains, close grip floor press, ect. It also takes a lot of stress off the shoulders because of the decreased ROM.
If/when you start 5/3/1, do your 5/3/1 bench press, and you could use the floor press as a supplemental lift.
I've seen a few threads on here about the floor press where more educated members have chimes in haha
04-21-2013, 10:12 PM
2) Youtube and go to the Elite FTS training page. I think I get slightly above my face as I have a slight back lean. Also check out seated DB cleans for upper back/delts. Dave Tate has a very simple explanation on how to do it if you google that.
04-21-2013, 10:26 PM
04-21-2013, 11:08 PM
04-21-2013, 11:42 PM
Nice vids. Speed on the 315 was solid.
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04-22-2013, 12:26 AM
04-22-2013, 01:02 PM
04-22-2013, 02:42 PM
Berberine does this to me as well
Always open light. Itís not what you open with, itís what you finish with. Louie Simmons
04-22-2013, 06:31 PM
04-22-2013, 06:52 PM
04-22-2013, 06:56 PM
it actually felt better than i expected, a little loose compared to wide stance but all in all not bad.
if you look at the wide stance vid compared to this one, big difference
no mcl pain
what do you guys think about the bar speed? should I bump the opener up a little or keep it where it is?
04-22-2013, 07:10 PM
It looks good IMO. It looks like you're getting in the hole easier (that's what she said) Just keep that back tight. Around :24 almost seemed like you were going to round and good morning it up. If Rodja shows up in here I'm sure he would have better advice than ma. You going for 405?
04-22-2013, 07:18 PM
04-22-2013, 07:19 PM
No more June 2nd meet for me. I won't be where I want to be by then. There's an RPS meet in July but you have to qualify before hand. Any other option I'd have to fly back to my home state in the Midwest to visit family and compete USAPL but doubt that'll happen so I think I'll have to wait for Aug/Sep to roll around. My thoughts were to compete once more raw but now I'm contemplating making the switch over to equipped lifting.
Push/pull still on at my gym but it's unsanctioned and I'm not really worried about it
04-22-2013, 07:28 PM
375-380, template says 386Originally Posted by Sean1332
I'm at home depot, I'll look at it again to see where I'm falling forward in a few...
04-22-2013, 07:31 PM
04-22-2013, 08:08 PM
04-22-2013, 09:40 PM
Speed was all there, just remember to fire your hips in as well as up, push your head into the bar out of the hole, and keep that chest up. Some people like different cues. I know if I stall, I push my head back into the bar. Except for my big SSB squat today. :-(
04-22-2013, 09:41 PM
04-22-2013, 09:59 PM
i think i can bring this around in the next few weeks. big difference between the wide a narrow versions, just need a little more practice.
mcl's felt fine all day, so there's def something to what AZMIDLYF pointed out...
04-22-2013, 10:07 PM
Cube Method W2 RE Bench
Floor Press w/ Titan Ram
Incline DB Press
Close grip 2-board
Unilateral Standing DB Press
Banded Flys (orange)
Cable Tricep Pushdown
Will upload videos of floor press tomorrow. Went with the Ram and 2-board to relieve my shoulders. They're feeling better and better each day but I don't want to chance it yet.
Diverted from the Cubes prescribed layout to align with Pripelins optimal reps.
No lifting the next 2 days. Core work tomorrow. Conditioning Wednesday.
04-22-2013, 10:14 PM
Nice floor presses! Whereabouts does your Ram stop supporting you? My Slingshot gave up about 6in from *******, but that might be because I jacked it high on my elbows to get more out of it.
04-22-2013, 10:19 PM
04-22-2013, 10:36 PM
That's good. I've really been using as much gear as I can this mesocycle with 3 comps in two month. Just wanna keep from getting banged up.
04-22-2013, 11:17 PM
The ram looks like it sits lower on the arms which could be advantageous. The sling shot does sit higher. It was pointed out to me that possibly because Bell has such a wide body that the best place he could design it to sit is up higher around the elbows. I don't know if that is fact though.
Looks like them triceps are strong Sean; *******s were solid speed every rep and under control.
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04-22-2013, 11:25 PM
Thanks Rob. Workin out ******* strength for when the time comes with the bench shirt.
04-22-2013, 11:34 PM
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