Motiv8erjr's log... it makes Glen and Beelze look short!

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    Thanks Beeze

    This morning I feel pretty good. I can tell my quads will become sorer as the day goes on. My hammies is burning from the 200lbs

    I had a question though. At what weight to you advocate using wraps for the knees? I have a cheap pair of TKO's that I got through working at GNC. But they are a little short for my legs. I was just wondering? Because I am gonna try and get a PR on my leg press monday and I know I'll want to use them on a set of 800-900 lbs.

    Thanks!

    ~Mk

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    i generally don't wrap until the last set. but as my weights get higher, wraps may be needed earlier. look at them as preventive maintenance to protect your knees, and don't focus too much on if they're taking away from the lift. they do help some, i would be lying to say otherwise but it's nothing extraordinary. if you're planning to hit 900 on monday, i would say :
    rack x 20
    200 x 10
    400 x 3
    700 x 3
    add wraps
    900 x max

    also, placing your feet up higher on the leg press takes pressure off the knee joint as well and puts more emphasis on glutes/hams. since i started utilizing this method, my squat has improved bigtime.
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    How high Beelze?..I have usually been pressing basically in the center..Like toes off the edge kind of thing?
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    our leg press has that divet (bend) in the middle and i place the bottom tip of my shoe on that, toes peaking over the top. i have a wide stance on these as well, feet are about 1" from the edge. it feels damn near identical to the bottom part of the squat, if you're sitting back far enough that is.
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    Yeah, I could see how that would hit your ham/glutes way more than a conventional stance. With regular spacing I only feel it a little bit in the outer quad..Thanks B!..Hijack over.
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    Mullet hijack all you want! I normally do my leg presses with two different stances. Cuz I have four foot long legs I tend to put my heels up on the tope with a wide stance, leaving my toes hanging off... sounds a lot like what Beelzebub was describing, or I take a really narrow stance with my heels stuck out to hit a different sweep. The first is easier on my knees, and sense I want more power.... sounds like a bet Thanks Beelze


    ~Mk
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    you could also get in a deadlift stance, helps you off the floor
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    Good workout today

    DB Flat press:
    15x45's
    10x75's
    15x75's

    Front shoulder smith press:
    20x95
    10x105
    15x135 with a rest pause after 12


    Seated over head DB ext (I had skull crushers... these are easier on my elbows)

    15x50
    6x75
    12x100


    Reverse Grip Pull Ups
    5xBW
    6xBW
    6xBW with a spot on the 6th and a LONG negative

    Good Mornings (Thanks Beeze these are FUN~!!!)
    15x65 (just gettin a feel)
    15x75 (Got bored)
    15x135 (Started havin fun)
    18x145 (Hovered over the trash can when I got done ) THAT was FUN!


    20 minutes of cardio

    Good day boys, have a nice weekend and behave! I have my last final on Saturday morning!

    Peace
    ~Mk

  10. that d, bugged me everytime I saw it, so i fixed it

  11. good looking workout. glad you liked the GM's brutha.

  12. Thanks J... It kinda embarassed me just cuz I was trying to be the little **** and messed it up.


    thanks

    ~Mk

  13. Alright, I have a question for you boys. what type of shoe do you recommend to lift in? I have been lifting in a pair of running shoes, but you throw my 240 lbs body on a pair of running shoes for more than 6 months they die, throw in some lifting of 2-3 hundred lbs on my own BW and these shoes ain't lasting. I just want some of the Pl'ers ideas on what foot wear will last longer than 4-6 months for lifting?

    I used to do Olympic lifting in a pair of adidas lifting shoes, but i can no longer find them online. I hear wrestling shoes make good lifting shoes, but if you drop something on your foot your f!cked and in a gym full of young hot heads I want my feet protected. SO I was looking into something like the inzer pillar, but I dont know how the arch support or anything like that is in these shoes, so if you have some insight please share

    ~mk

  14. this is what i use:
    squatting-all black chucks(got for $40ish off chucksconnection.com)
    deadlift-asics wrestling shoes(got for $20 off eastbay)
    bench-whatever running shoes i'm wearing that day

    you can also get those adidas oly shoes at:
    http://www.dynamic-eleiko.com/products/shoesFR.html

  15. Wow, I was always doing Good Mornings so my back was parallel, no wonder they were always ridiculously hard. I agree with Guy on doing leg press in the deadlift stance, for me it helped a lot, somehow made my squats go up too. Also how tight do you guys go on the wraps because I made mine super tight the other day and my lower legs turned purple during my set.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by ktw
    Wow, I was always doing Good Mornings so my back was parallel, no wonder they were always ridiculously hard. I agree with Guy on doing leg press in the deadlift stance, for me it helped a lot, somehow made my squats go up too. Also how tight do you guys go on the wraps because I made mine super tight the other day and my lower legs turned purple during my set.

    Which sounds like you might have had them TOO tight I know when I have wrapped mine in the past I made sure blood could flow. Plus did you put the wraps on and leave them on? Because the couple of times I have gone heavy enough to use wraps 3x350 squats and 10x800 leg press, I put them on right before my set, and then strip'um off really quickly. Then if you do another set put'um back on. Other than that Beelze or Guy might have more of clue, I tend to have to wrap mine pretty tight to make them fit my legs. I got big knees / slash big body, so mine are never long enough for the job.


    sorry i cant be more helpful ktw

    ~Mk

  17. Quote Originally Posted by guyfromkop2
    this is what i use:
    squatting-all black chucks(got for $40ish off chucksconnection.com)
    deadlift-asics wrestling shoes(got for $20 off eastbay)
    bench-whatever running shoes i'm wearing that day

    you can also get those adidas oly shoes at:
    http://www.dynamic-eleiko.com/products/shoesFR.html

    Guy or Beelze or whoever, if I told you I have really high arches and it puts my achilles and hamstrings at risk of injury if I dont have the right heel and arch support, would you recommend the adidas, or just some wrestling shooes?

    ~mk

  18. I only wrap before sets, I did 365 a lot looser, so i dunno. i saw a video on teamsniffy.com and he emphasized tightening after every half rap, oh well, still managed to do 275x15 on the set so I'm not too bummed. Big guy, big knees huh? Sounds like we're in the same boat, im 6 2" and have huge knees and thighs. What's your weight? I'm 205 but am planning on cutting to 190 and be able to hit the 2x bodyweight mark on a regular basis.

  19. I am 6'6" and 243 as of this morning. But I am only 19 years old, and still growing. I have stopped dreaming of hitting lifts in comparison to body weight till I am at least in my twenties. Because every time I come close to reaching a lift at my body weight or times it, my BW increases too.... or my height. But yeah, I got me some big ugly knees


    ~MK

  20. Yah I'm only 20, just started lifting correctly in September, not really trying to do much but get bigger and I went from 156 to a top 206 the other day. Time to get rid of some of that fat I accumulated in the meantime. How wide do you go on bench and deads?

  21. Taller people normally have wider hipes so a bigger post. chain. I try to vary a a bit, but I got a bum left knee so I take a pretty narrow conventional stance for deads with a slightly wider grip than most people take. On squats I normally squat with my heels just outside of my shoulders and I will change that from workout to workout. But for now I am just going to narrow that some too and be careful of my knee, because I think I can do a more regular squat on this DC program . And I have been told by other tall people. That if you have long arms, to stay away from barbell bench, specially flat, because it works your shoulders way to much. So I tend to do a lot of DB work.

    ~Mk

  22. ktw - if your legs turned purple they are just right just make sure to take them off after your set.

    motiv8 - with the shoes, i'd say get the chucks to squat in, more support

  23. Thanks guy

  24. chucks, always

  25. If you can't find chucks, which will be impossible not to do, vans classics also work. Yah, I'm gunna start doing db's pretty soon here, I got the monkey arms and always get the bench shoulder workout.

    motiv8- sucks about your knee, being a tall lanky bastard myself I love squatting wide, much more power out of the hole it seems like.

    Guy- Ya I took them off right after, but during my set it was ridiculous, it was like I couldn't feel my lower legs, I can't imagine using briefs

  26. ktw - briefs dont cut your circulation off like wraps do. numerous times, and i'm sure it's the same with beelze, is that my feet go numb if i'm in them too long. just part of the game

  27. cant complain if the numbers are there though

  28. Quote Originally Posted by guyfromkop2
    ktw - briefs dont cut your circulation off like wraps do. numerous times, and i'm sure it's the same with beelze, is that my feet go numb if i'm in them too long. just part of the game
    wraps? yeah, my calves usually turn a slight hue of purple. by the end of the set, my feet are tingling. and this is just from me wrapping myself. the ultimate wrap is when you get someone to do it for you. then, the real pain begins.

  29. Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebub
    wraps? yeah, my calves usually turn a slight hue of purple. by the end of the set, my feet are tingling. and this is just from me wrapping myself. the ultimate wrap is when you get someone to do it for you. then, the real pain begins.
    wait till you get into a shirt, you have to wrap your wrists first, and if you're like me you like them extra tight, and then get your shirt situated, the one day i had to tell everyone that i better get under the bench soon because my hands were turning purple

  30. Quote Originally Posted by motiv8erJR
    Alright, I have a question for you boys. what type of shoe do you recommend to lift in? I have been lifting in a pair of running shoes, but you throw my 240 lbs body on a pair of running shoes for more than 6 months they die, throw in some lifting of 2-3 hundred lbs on my own BW and these shoes ain't lasting. I just want some of the Pl'ers ideas on what foot wear will last longer than 4-6 months for lifting?
    Hey man just thought I'd chime in here

    Personally, I lift in New Balance shoes. My latest pair, M890, I have had for over six months. They are marketed as a running / training shoe, but have held up very well! They are extremely comfy, look good (if you like black), and give me good support for heavy lifts like deadlifts and squats. If you are worried about them crumbling under your size, I'm 240lbs+ @ 5'10", they've survived so far ! Anyways, keep up the quality log, and good luck with the shoe situation!

    edit: I just checked the company website and they have been replaced with a new model M891, but the new ones look similar.


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