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

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  1. 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


  2. 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
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  3. Thanks guy

  4. chucks, always

  5. 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
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  6. 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

  7. cant complain if the numbers are there though

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.



  11. hah i tried squatting in those same shoes once, real unstable

  12. Hey, I am just glad that no one suggested I lift in my Doc Martens. BC be careful squatting in a shoe that isn't straight laced. I couldn't tell if that shoe or not was. But when ya got long legs your knees will go in weird directions if your shoes are laced in a curve. Thanks for the suggestions boys. i am pretty much just looking at a pair of core converses or the ol' adidas lifting shoes for deads and squats. Thanks though!

    ~Mk

  13. Quote Originally Posted by ktw
    hah i tried squatting in those same shoes once, real unstable

    Eh, I dunno, maybe it is because my limbs are not as long as yours and MotivatorJRs, but I was doing work sets of 400lbs last week just fine.

    Because they are not 100% flat, it is supposed to increase the chances I will topple forward? Should I order some Chucks?

  14. don't fix what ain't broke

    although, i would always recommend chucks over any other type of shoe for squatting. the flatter - the better. i would think a standard running shoe would force you to place more emphasis on your quads and perhaps cause knee issues. if the shoe is flatter, you can recruit your hams/glutes more into the movement.

  15. Ya what beez said and it's harder to use heel force with them, but to each their own. if you're doing 400 with them then keep going with it

  16. plus the sides of running shoes arent that strong, so the chances of you rolling your ankle is much greater

  17. May 22/06-

    Standing smith calf press from a deficit:
    15x135
    12x225
    15x315


    Leg press:
    20x200
    15x365
    5x635
    10x815 PR (I could only fit 17 45's on the leg press... its a cheap paramount so it worked My partner had to help hold the 17th's on top of the sled.


    Romanian Dead lifts:
    15x135
    10x225
    10x315 PR Yeah! (used straps due to \/ )

    alright so I had to cut my workout short for a couple of reasons. 1st-when I broke my left knee, in the same accident I broke my left forearm in half, its held together at the bone by two metal plates. I aggravated the tendons that go over the metal moving out of the dorm the other day, so I did not do biceps or forearms because i didn't think it a good idea. I am gonna ice my forearm and give it a rest.

    Alright, I fly home tomorrow. so take care!

    ~Mk

  18. awesome job brutha. remember, small people make great additions to sit on top the leg press for added weight

  19. Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebub
    awesome job brutha. remember, small people make great additions to sit on top the leg press for added weight
    Amen to that. At the gym I just switched too the leg press only holds 815..I had to get my gf to sit on top of it.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by motiv8erJR
    May 22/06-

    Standing smith calf press from a deficit:
    15x135
    12x225
    15x315

    Alright, I fly home tomorrow. so take care!

    ~Mk
    Is 315 what your standing calf press machine tops out at? It's the same @ our university gym, I just go for reps.

    Also, you are flying home? Done with the semester? I am jealous man! I'm on the quarter system over here and am stuck in classes till June 18th

    Nice job on the Romanian DLs!

    :dl:

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Beelzebub
    awesome job brutha. remember, small people make great additions to sit on top the leg press for added weight

    If only there was a small person at this gym... My partner is almost 200, so could have probably done more. but I dont think this ole sled could take much more I go home tomorrow where my leg press is already bent from me but it will hold a lot more

    ~Mk

  22. Quote Originally Posted by BigCasino
    Is 315 what your standing calf press machine tops out at? It's the same @ our university gym, I just go for reps.

    Also, you are flying home? Done with the semester? I am jealous man! I'm on the quarter system over here and am stuck in classes till June 18th

    Nice job on the Romanian DLs!

    :dl:
    It wasn't a calf machine, just smith rack with 315 on it, and me on a 20 KG bumper doing DC like movement. I didn't want to put much stress on my back, cuz CNS burn out scares me, so I just did higher reps with 315 instead of trying a higher weight

    Yup, I fly home tuesday, and I am finished with this school year! Thanks fo the support ya'll (I was ready to heave after the RDL's )

    ~Mk

  23. Did I say it was nice to be home? Had to make a run to GNC this morning for protein its nice to work there part time... get the discount and my boss loves me so I got 5 lbs tub of ON whey and a free tub of Bananna creme Muscle Milk with some UNi-Liver he couldn't sell


    May 24-

    Decline Dumbell Press:
    45x15
    75x10
    100x5 plus a BIG negative PR


    Barbell Shoulder Shrugs SS with lateral Raises:
    135x15 ss 15x12
    225x8 ss 20x12
    405x12 ss 20x15 PR

    I do the shrugs with a 3 sec. hold at the top same with the lat. raise

    Close Grip BB press:
    135x15
    135x8
    135x15
    I stayed at one weight because my arms were fryed from the 100 DB's ^

    Lat Pull Downs:
    80x15
    120x10
    160x6
    200x12 with straps PR

    I haven't done these in a year


    Seated Row:
    80x15
    120x10
    160x8
    200x10 with straps
    hadn't done these either.... was very happy with them, gonna have to add weight to the stack next time and drop the first two sets and do a 100x15 as a warm up

    All DC stretchs for each exercise 90 sec.
    chest:30 lbs
    tris:50 lbs
    back :45 lbs


    GOOD DAY

    20 minutes on the Gauntlet!

    ~Mk

  24. Hey bro,

    get some chucks, and get a molded insole from a pediatrist. He will be able to get a custom model set up for you that supports your arch perfectly while not doing too much to make your foot unstable.

    Also, I am a huge fan of deads these days, but you've got to mix it up. I do some kind of deadlift every week. You can do rack pulls, deadlifts off a platform, deadlifts off the floor, switch stances, one armed deadlifts, deadlifts with/against bands, etc. Big thing is just not to overdo it, deadlifts are one of those exercises (squats and good mornings are like this too) where you can do just fine with 3 sets of 5 at 80%, 4 sets of 3 at 85% or 6 sets of 1 at 90% and call it a day without pushing it TOO hard. I've made the mistake of pushing too hard on my legs and my PRs got very very small (i.e. just barely squeezing out one more rep). Keep the volume and percentages slightly lower for legs than you might normally think, and don't worry so much about going to failure frequently, but hammer them often.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by exnihilo
    deadlifts against bands
    my favorite
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