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Well, you're doing olympic lifting pretty consistently now, so that's to be expected. Olympic lifting is a calorie torch. C&J and snatch both move the weight a large distance, which requires a lot of energy versus moving it half a meter or less as in almost every other lift. Not only that, but you move it very quickly. In other words, if you're moving 50kg from floor to overhead in OL, that might be 2+ meters of distance. One deadlift might be about 0.5 meters. So at a...
Try loading two 150lb logs, one on each shoulder, and walking a quarter mile over stones and rough terrain through the woods and then tell me that squats don't have any real world benefit. If you ever have to carry something at torso level or higher, you can benefit from the squat. Learning a good, deep squat will benefit anything that uses muscles between your feet and shoulders. Plus, squatting increases testosterone more than any other exercise. Not only does that help...
Yes. I have a narrower grip for the clean than jerk, as I feel a narrower grip allows me to get my elbows up better and make a better platform for the rack, so often it is just the very tips of my fingers keeping it in position on my shoulders. Once I'm racked, I readjust my grip wider for the jerk, and get my hands to more under and around the bar.
I have bald spots on my thighs from where the bar skims along the surface and takes off the hair. It looks ridiculous. Oh well.
Girl pulling 325, raw. Not bad.
Depends on the bar. At my gym, some will bend with 120kg of plates, others I've pulled 200kg of plates with no bend.
Squatted 325lb deep for 3x3 even though I wasn't feeling particularly energetic today. It's nice to go into the gym expecting to crap out but then put up some decent weight.And some old black dudes were mighty impressed by my handstand push-ups.Power or full? And don't worry about being ugly, everyone starts out that way. The difference is between those who give up because it's hard, and those who keep practicing and for whom it becomes poetry in motion. Watching the legit...
Phineas is like the Ferrari, regular Paul Stuart or BB or Zegna is like the Mercedes S-class. One for play on the weekends, one for work. I'm sure there are plenty of people in addition to myself who enjoy wearing suits for fun, and I see Phineas as fulfilling the desire for fun clothing.I have a Ralph Lauren double-breasted suit with multicolor checking, and while more subtle than the PC offerings is far from a "staple" and certainly not something to wear to work. But...
Absolutely... not for the shy or reserved. Definitely some ballsy fits in there, but if you can pull it off, you'll make a statement, that's for sure.I love checks and windowpanes, but there's a few that are even too much for me--mostly the larger sized patterns, which seem disjointed. I do like the majority of it, though. Pages 1,3,4,5,7,10,11,15 are right up my alley.For some reason 8, 12 & 14 have a more 70s disco aesthetic to me than the English gentry look they seem...
If you suck at BB bench, maybe you should be doing them more.... you don't get better at something by NOT doing it.Details on coach and what gym you're training at? What did he have you doing?I think one of the biggest obstacles in the OLs is courage. So many times approaching 1RM/PR I'll get a nice pull but don't have the balls to get under the weight for the catch. Since spotters for OL are kind of impractical, it's just you on your own and if you screw up with the...
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