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Originally Posted by chu View Post

It doesn't matter; do what you're comfortable with. I have mine folded, since I'm using weights.

Am using weight too and found out (after reading about it) than having the weight in front of you is way easier than behind your head. Sticking with behind the head from now on.
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well that was just one example. as mentioned before, some muscle groups have increase in weights while others stall a bit.

j/w if that is the natural cycle?

btw, 153lb beginning of the week and 152lbs at the end. i think i broke the 150lb threshold finally for good. going to increase weights by 5-10lbs and see what happens.
post #10728 of 47949
It's all leverage. Weight (be it plates/dbs or just your hands) on your chest is closer to where you're bending (core/waist) than put behind your head.
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Moments around a point, basic mechanics. Its why even though the RDL and good morning are very similar motions you can move significantly more weight on a RDL.
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torque = f • d
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Edited by chu - 12/11/11 at 11:45pm
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What's up dudes. It has been awhile, but I am coming back.
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Edited by Radagast - 11/20/11 at 7:10pm
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Thread Starter 
Fix your fucking bench mate
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Edited by Radagast - 11/20/11 at 7:10pm
post #10736 of 47949
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

jarude: so i read your post about SPBR and did my sets with a consistent weight.

was wondering how i should be moving up weights and preventing stalling? i.e. right now i can curl on the barbell 50lbs, but find 60lbs pretty heavy and unable to complete my reps (3x8). i've been curling 30lbs, 40lbs, now 50lbs in my progress. feel a little stall on the 50lbs...should i do lower reps first like 3x5 @ 60lbs.
alternatively, for my DL last night...I practiced with 45lbs first 1x10. Then proceeded to DL 205lbs 3x5. Went well, can probably move up to 215-225 next week.

dont worry about pushing up your assistance work weekly; the big lift of each day should be the one that goes up. everything other than the main lift = assistance. its there mainly to push up the main lift, so if your curls are stagnant for awhile, dont sweat it as long as the squat/dl/bench are moving. "stalling" is when your big lifts hit a wall and dont move for like 3 weeks with your rest/diet/form dialed in. thats not to say never up the weight on your other lifts, just dont worry if youre stuck doing the same for awhile.

personally, i will push my main lift up weekly, and do the same poundage on my assistance work for a couple weeks until the i can do it with flawless form and some gas left in the tank. if your big lifts are going up, then the assistance is doing its job and you shouldnt worry so much about making sure it flies up weekly. i used to get depressed when my curls/lateral raises/whatever would stall; dont sweat it. keep the rep ranges the same, dont switch to 3x5 curls just to lift heavier weights, that isnt really the point. if you're stuck doing 50lb x 8 x 3 forever, just switch to another curl variation.
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Originally Posted by Radagast View Post

I know. My bench is terrible. The last rep, I typically have no issue getting the bar off the chest but then I hit about half way up and am stuck; feels like I have no power at all for an inch or two in the middle of the movement.

pin presses mang
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Wanted to start lifting over the winter again but the gyms around my corner don't match my students budget frown.gif Talked to all of the owners and although I only use (free) weights and a cardio machine they wanna charge me at least 50€ a month.
Long story short, will focus on some bodyweight workouts. I know the benefit of that is limited but my goal is not to reach some aesthetical ideal but just to prevent injuries caused by running frequently. So I am doing a lot of variations of squats (normal squats, box squats, bulgarian split squats) and core exercises. However, I am lacking some exercises for the back I can do without a chin-up rack. Looking for lower back and upper back as well. I do have a theraband though. But rowing with the thing is a bit too easy for me :>
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Also, if you happen to know any good exercises to work the core I'ld appreciate these as well!
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Been ill all weekend, ate about 1000 calories yesterday and lost 5lb in one day. Will probably manage 2000 ish today. Surprising how much food and water weight you carry when you eat big all the time. My waist has shrunk about an inch in a weekend.
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

Fix your fucking bench mate

Your comment is likely half in jest, but I'm just curious if you have specific ideas in mind when you suggest this? Drop legs, acquire benches? Re-examine form, wildly change programs?

I generally ask as I would like to find a trick for the overhead press, but I've largely come to the conclusion after asking many different sources that it doesn't exist. What would you do with a lagging lift? My approach to date has been to re-examine form and consider assistance, but I don't alter my approach to the big 4 in any way. I did have luck with close grip benches increasing my bench.
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Originally Posted by stinger70 View Post

Been ill all weekend, ate about 1000 calories yesterday and lost 5lb in one day. Will probably manage 2000 ish today. Surprising how much food and water weight you carry when you eat big all the time. My waist has shrunk about an inch in a weekend.

Same thing happens to me when I drop oats from my diet for whatever reason. I'm not even that big, but between the oatshit, fiber, and all the water it absorbs, I'll drop 5lbs.
post #10740 of 47949
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Originally Posted by MoreFire View Post

Wanted to start lifting over the winter again but the gyms around my corner don't match my students budget frown.gif Talked to all of the owners and although I only use (free) weights and a cardio machine they wanna charge me at least 50€ a month.
Long story short, will focus on some bodyweight workouts. I know the benefit of that is limited but my goal is not to reach some aesthetical ideal but just to prevent injuries caused by running frequently. So I am doing a lot of variations of squats (normal squats, box squats, bulgarian split squats) and core exercises. However, I am lacking some exercises for the back I can do without a chin-up rack. Looking for lower back and upper back as well. I do have a theraband though. But rowing with the thing is a bit too easy for me :>
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Also, if you happen to know any good exercises to work the core I'ld appreciate these as well!

Variation of push ups ( standard, diamond, one leg, etc). Also if raise the elevation of your feet, that should hit your upper back pretty good.
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