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Originally Posted by indesertum 
why are squats and deadlifts lifts more deserving of time in squat racks than inverted rows

Same reason doing bb rows in a squat/power rack is dumb.

BTW I think it's stupid to deadlift in a squat rack, too. I don't see the point at all, go do that shit on the floor.
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Inverted rows are the only good thing you can do with a smith machine.
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Just the other day I was trying to figure out what the hell smith machines were good for. Thanks. nod[1].gif
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I generally despise anybody doing an exercise in a scarce piece of equipment that they can easily do without said piece of equipment. Today a bro was using a squat rack for upright rows then a bunch of sets of curls using the barbell. SMH.
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Lanragian what kind of training did you do before the oly lifting training? I remember you said you had like a 220kg deadlift or something so i'm guessing standard strength training?

Just your basic strength work, had a very shitty 200kg pull laugh.gif

in a way this has worked massively to my disadvantage as I'm pulling the bar insanely high on most lifts when the goal is to pull the bar just high enough so you can receive it. One of the former olympians I lift with said I basically have the pull for a 120 C&J, I just need the balls to get under there and the quads to stand up with that shit.
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Originally Posted by Big Pun View Post

Thirding interest for protein cake recipe.
Been doing hundreds of pushup/situp/pullup variations damn near daily. Getting ready for basic training. I wonder if incorporating a lot of weight lifting would even help that much, since the military seems focused on endurance.

I doubt extensive weight training will help you out that much. Something like running or sprinting with a weight vest could possibly prep you for wearing full party gear, but other than that I'd focus on endurance + bodyweight stuff (as you're already doing). Of course you need to take this piece of advice with the grain of salt it deserves as I just did my national service, which is obviously a lot different from serving in, say, the US military.

also, anyone have any advice on cutting weight (and not as in dieting) - as I'm hovering at about 72 or abouts I'm thinking if I lift in May, I could realistically drop to -69. any advice would be much appreciated.
Edited by Lagrangian - 4/12/12 at 1:51am
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

Same reason doing bb rows in a squat/power rack is dumb.
BTW I think it's stupid to deadlift in a squat rack, too. I don't see the point at all, go do that shit on the floor.

To be fair how else are you gonna do them? BB rows you can just deadlift the weight off the ground, but theres really no way to do inverted rows without a cage or smith machine.
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Originally Posted by fuji 
To be fair how else are you gonna do them? BB rows you can just deadlift the weight off the ground, but theres really no way to do inverted rows without a cage or smith machine.

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Originally Posted by gort View Post

I generally despise anybody doing an exercise in a scarce piece of equipment that they can easily do without said piece of equipment. Today a bro was using a squat rack for upright rows then a bunch of sets of curls using the barbell. SMH.

Last week some dude was doing brocep curls in the squat rack, I walked up to him and said, "God man don't you hate it when people are doing squats in the curl-rack?"

I've never seen someone look so confused.
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post

How tall are you Tooch?
I'm always jelly of big calves. Lots of asians on campus have huge fucking calves, never go to the gym.
Anyways, for anyone curious, sz 34 Gunslinger. Also, the Bills Khakis M2 in 35 (no vis) fit great too, could have gone with a 34 and the waist would be perfect, but there's a bit more room to breathe in the 35s and good knowing that my quads will grow big time in the next months.

I'm 6' and currently 189lbs (as of this morning) at 14-15% bf...
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chicken, greens (beans, peppers), sriracha and peanut butter
is great.

Peanut butter? How are you getting that into there?
You mix it in.
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post

You mix it in.

I imagine it is sort of like a Thai-style peanut sauce.
post #14802 of 46469
Has to be weighed according to the gym you are in, of course, but I would actually get more glares over time if I did inverted rows in the Smith as opposed to the squat rack.
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Absolutely useless at work right now, can only think about doing squat PR at lunch...

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Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post

also, anyone have any advice on cutting weight (and not as in dieting) - as I'm hovering at about 72 or abouts I'm thinking if I lift in May, I could realistically drop to -69. any advice would be much appreciated.

Crossfit + paleo.

Haha.

I guess on your rest days if you cut back on intake that'd be a place to start. Carbs are important for exercising, but other than that are not particularly useful, so if you're not working out you don't have much need for them-- your body will preferentially burn fat. Getting rid of water weight with lower refined carbs/sodium? I know for me water weight can easily be 2 kg or so. Hitting up a sauna or salt bath should help with that as well. All of that are easily done a day or two before comp. Also, getting drunk-- dehydrates and makes you shit/piss/vomit out everything inside of you. Of course, your technique may suffer as a result.

Here's an article from Pendlay: http://www.pendlay.com/Making-Weight_df_84.html

From Catalyst: http://www.catalystathletics.com/articles/article.php?articleID=78

From 70sbig: http://www.70sbig.com/blog/2012/04/cutting-weight-for-a-meet/
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^uggh. that preferentially burning fat part is especially uggh. this idea that your body solely burns glycogen and glucose then switch to other sources of energy is way simplistic and wrong

carbohydrates are the body's preferred source of energy for a reason. in addition your body can't produce enough serotonin without carbohydrates to make it from which means eventually you'll become depressed, lethargic and unmotivated (even worse in already depressed people).

http://anthonycolpo.com/?p=3060
http://anthonycolpo.com/?p=3088



and i say this as an ex crossfit + paleo person
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