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post #18766 of 48520
New (to me) power rack was delivered today.

In celebration I threw up (squat) 160x3x2 (big time personal PR).

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post #18767 of 48520
Love the rack, hate the safety pins. Moving those things is so obnoxious.
post #18768 of 48520
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Originally Posted by deadly7 View Post

Love the rack, hate the safety pins. Moving those things is so obnoxious.

Yeah, it'll add a couple of min to my workout when I squat and bench in the same workout, but it will give me something to do in between movements.
post #18769 of 48520
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

How dafuq do people manage to squat 2x a week AND dl once a week?
box squat mon, DL wed, regular squat fri/sat. Have seen steady improvements.
Granted, all my squat/dl are 5x5. Probably harder if 3x2 etc.
post #18770 of 48520
Brought someone with me to the gym today, wow that totally threw me off. My timing was way off, I felt kind of rushed, and he couldn't even handle the volume I'm used to. So never again I guess, sorry, gainz before broz.
post #18771 of 48520
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Originally Posted by Kuki View Post

Brought someone with me to the gym today, wow that totally threw me off. My timing was way off, I felt kind of rushed, and he couldn't even handle the volume I'm used to. So never again I guess, sorry, gainz before broz.

Workout partners...not even once.
post #18772 of 48520
How does one use bands to band bench in a power rack with no band pins?
post #18773 of 48520
loop open ends around both ends of the bar and put the band around your back
post #18774 of 48520
Biggskip - what kind of flooring is that? Concrete? I would use the horse stall mats on either side - where your weights will go when you're deadlifting/rowing, etc and stand on the most firm platform you can which is why people build platforms with plywood in the middle - probably doesn't matter at lighter weights but you will notice that slight give from the mats at higher weights. Nice rack btw!
post #18775 of 48520
*sigh*

Missing sub-10 bf right now. Won't be back there till next summer. Oh well, bulking has it's own perks.
post #18776 of 48520
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Originally Posted by Saenek View Post

Biggskip - what kind of flooring is that? Concrete? I would use the horse stall mats on either side - where your weights will go when you're deadlifting/rowing, etc and stand on the most firm platform you can which is why people build platforms with plywood in the middle - probably doesn't matter at lighter weights but you will notice that slight give from the mats at higher weights. Nice rack btw!

That's a good point. Save some wear and tear on the floor and it'll keep the weights in place after each rep.
post #18777 of 48520
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Originally Posted by Biggskip View Post

That's a good point. Save some wear and tear on the floor and it'll keep the weights in place after each rep.

Yup, just cut that rubber mat in half and lay it on either side.
post #18778 of 48520
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

The further the bar is from your feet, the more you are using your back and arms. Sounds like proper bar positioning is causing a rounded back due to improper form?

Let me do a shoe diagram:

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The left image is how I would start with the "proper" foot position. What happens is that with my shins straight, I can't sit back, and my back is forced at a low angle/curved for me to be able to grab the bar.

The right image is how I would start with my feet further back. Giving me more space to bend my knees allows my hips to get lower and gets my back in a more correct position.
post #18779 of 48520
I like this diagram.
post #18780 of 48520
That is a huge plate or you are 4 feet tall.
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