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Posts by Aidan K

Its not an attack, i genuinely enjoy talking lifting technique and learning about different approaches to the lifts.
Doesn't this position just put more of the effort onto your quads and less onto the bigger hamstrings and glutes? The first tendency is going to be for your hips to rise in order to load the posterior chain, which you are going to have to fight with your quads. You're reducing hip extension by increasing knee extension,and hip extension strength is generally much stronger (and has a larger capacity for strength).
 Yeah, they are highly recommended, though heavy to read. But Low Back Disorders is something of a bible as far as back issues go.  Damn, that's infuriating as hell.
If i had back or neck issues, id read everything i could get my hands on that was written by stuart mcgill.
5x5 is a good novice program, in the same vein as starting strength. personally i steer people towards the grey skull linear progression (minus neck harness haha), but they are all fairly similar.
Thanks man, I appreciate it!
Last week was doubles for me, leading up to 1rm testing week this week.   Squat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m8TlSm-wbw Deadlift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67pDritV_Xc   My first meet is in a little less than six weeks. Im looking forward to it.
 Doing a 1RM is a skill unlike any other, and it does take some practice at lifting percentages closer to your 1RM to be efficient and to carry over your technique to a maximal effort. Im not sure how well improving your 12RM will carry over to keeping good technique for a 1RM. You should do a few sessions of heavyish doubles and triples as well imo.
Do you know you are not doing it when you sqaut 250??
no, i haven't run it for squats. did you do the full program or the jr version? two things i know about smolov jr: program a very conservative max, and cut everything else as much as possible. the 8x4 and 10x3 days back to back are brutal (even for bench).someone on youtube did smolov jr for deadlift. i think he survived, but you wouldn't catch me trying that!
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