Motiv8erjr's log... it makes Glen and Beelze look short!
05-20-2006 06:36 PM
good looking workout. glad you liked the GM's brutha.
05-20-2006 06:50 PM
Thanks J... It kinda embarassed me just cuz I was trying to be the little **** and messed it up.
05-20-2006 06:59 PM
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
05-20-2006 07:52 PM
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:
05-21-2006 12:37 AM
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.
05-21-2006 12:45 AM
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
05-21-2006 12:47 AM
Originally Posted by guyfromkop2
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?
05-21-2006 01:28 AM
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.
05-21-2006 01:39 AM
05-21-2006 02:03 AM
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?
05-21-2006 09:05 AM
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.
05-21-2006 10:20 AM
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
05-21-2006 10:21 AM
05-21-2006 10:23 AM
05-21-2006 01:52 PM
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
05-21-2006 02:37 PM
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
05-21-2006 03:01 PM
cant complain if the numbers are there though
05-21-2006 07:18 PM
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.
Originally Posted by guyfromkop2
05-21-2006 07:44 PM
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
Originally Posted by Beelzebub
05-21-2006 08:18 PM
Hey man just thought I'd chime in here
Originally Posted by motiv8erJR
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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