Killn' The Cube: My powerlifting venture begins
- 06-26-2013, 10:29 PM
- 06-26-2013, 10:35 PM
06-27-2013, 11:33 AM
Week 9: Day 3- Heavy DL
All day yesterday I was thinking about how I wanted to hit 495 today to give me a confidence boost going into max outs. I was nowhere near 100%. My glutes and hips are still sore and I had to lift today a day earlier in my regimen than usual. My partner was also missing reps he would usually hit. I got 495, but I got some things I want to work on form wise. Still extremely happy I got it under the circumstances.
Snatch grip DL: 8x2- 275
Cat back lat pull: heavy elitefts band
x12 (3 sec squeeze)
Smith shrugs: 20x2- 255
Video for DL is uploading. Might take a year because I don't have Internet connection at the moment. Waiting on them to come fix it.
06-27-2013, 05:39 PM
Two big things I saw; I should have pulled my chest up harder, which would have subsequently dropped my hips lower, and I should have kept a neutral head position.
My sets leading to 495 were much more efficient. I think I tried to psych myself up too much because I didn't want to miss it. Therefore, I lost my cues and was running on my old erroneous patterns. I will use this as a learning experience for max outs next week.
06-27-2013, 05:58 PM
Definitely at least attempt to start with your hips lower, with your weight back more, and your back flatter. Fix that stuff up and you should be able to rip 500 off the floor like cake.
06-27-2013, 06:06 PM
Everything he said.
Your shoulders are in front of the bar before you start the lift.
Your hips are quite high and you lose a lot of leg drive
06-27-2013, 06:08 PM
Drive those hips hard to lockout as well. Good job. That's a pretty lookin 5 wheels.
06-27-2013, 06:30 PM
Thanks fellas, I could tell from the initial pull everything didn't feel right. Barely any leg drive, and bad leverage position. I think my hips being so sore made it extra hard to lock out. The sets leading IMO were a lot better. Certainly felt better at least. I will start videoing them as well.
Anyway, today concluded my first cube run. Really enjoyed it and I know I'm stronger than I was 9 weeks ago. I'll be laying low, doing some mobility work, LISS cardio, and abs until Wed or Thurs. Leaning towards Thurs as of now. I'm hell bent on achieving some new pr's. We will see.
Edit: I know my squat and DL are stronger. Bench however is up in the air.
06-27-2013, 06:47 PM
So this next week is your mock meet?
06-27-2013, 06:49 PM
06-27-2013, 07:00 PM
06-28-2013, 10:51 AM
Get some brother.
06-30-2013, 07:24 PM
I don't know if any of you are familiar with Larry Pacifico, but I just found out his gym is located 10 miles from my house. The guy won 9 straight powerlifting championships and set 54 world records. Seriously considering training there on occasions. It's an independent gym, but you can pay 8 dollars to train there each day.
Edit: Larry's son Jimmy who is 24, just competed and had a 2400lb total at 219#. Lol.
06-30-2013, 10:49 PM
Just read through the whole log; I admire the feedback and dialogue it generates and how you all contribute to one another's progress, and of course the work you are putting in!
I wanted to ask, what made you interested in powerlifting and opt for The Cube as your training platform?
06-30-2013, 10:51 PM
06-30-2013, 10:55 PM
06-30-2013, 10:55 PM
I just dropped a line in Sean's log as well; I'm interested to hear what he has to say (or what any of you have to say, for that matter).
In the near future I will be able to train in a more specialized bodybuilding/powerlifting gym, and with the resource/knowledge base that lies therein I hope to pursue something competitive with my training. Whether it will be bodybuilding or raw powerlifting, I've yet to decide.
06-30-2013, 11:31 PM
I agree, there's really a lot of good dudes around this part of the site. Everyone pulls for each other and gives great feedback. Like I said before, the best thing I have done is post videos for these guys to critique.Originally Posted by SPLocal
I got into The Cube after posting a thread about powerlifting routines. I knew I wanted to compete in some aspect because I love training and have been competing my whole life. Also I knew for me, training for a competition would bring about a new dynamic which would force myself to push harder. I want to compete raw, so The Cube was a logical choice. It's been treating me well and I will continue using it.
06-30-2013, 11:33 PM
07-01-2013, 08:47 AM
07-01-2013, 05:40 PM
07-01-2013, 05:42 PM
07-01-2013, 07:26 PM
I know, lol. Longest break I've taken in 2 years is 3 days. I'm not accustom to free time on weekdays.Originally Posted by aceroni
07-01-2013, 07:28 PM
07-01-2013, 07:48 PM
eek. Too late for sprints now, I believe. Maxing Thursday. You think I'd be ok doing 185/135/225 tmrw, considering I max 2 days after?Originally Posted by Sean1332
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