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post #20236 of 49042
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

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Guys, I have some form problems.

I have this thing with my right leg being 0.5 longer than the left. It almost looks like my right hip bone is sitting higher than the left. However, this is causing problems with my squatting form. 

Whenever I go for a PR, my hips start to shift out to the right on the last reps of the set. My right knee also looks like it is sitting higher when I'm at the bottom of the squat. Pretty hard to explain, but it feels like my right leg is doing more work.

I also got a problem of doing a good morning out of the bottom when I go for PR's. I use a low bar setup and the form is usually corrected on the second and third set where I for some reason seem to have better form (I drop the weight 5 lbs or so sometimes). I always do one or two warm up sets but maybe that's not enough? Is my core to weak? I feel like my legs aren't doing enough work when squatting. More sore in upper and lower back afterwards. Time for serious hip mobility work and deloading with form correction to more upright chest?

Did RDL's and could only go to rep 7 of 10 before my grip gave out. Had lots of energy left but couldn't hold the bar. Static holds are my best bet? I should go as heavy as I can possibly hold but for how long should I hold it at each set?

Thanks

Have you seen a chiropractor yet? You might just need lifts in your shoes. Some of us are just born a little "off".
post #20237 of 49042
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

new perks program at work includes a fitness subsidy - i p. much have an allowance to spend it on whatever i want fitness-wise. the only thing i cant buy is equipment. memberships or massages or whatever is fair game. what should i spend it on rhet bros? thinking of pulling a GN and hitting up the trendy yoga shack in town, or perhaps i can spend it on correspondence training. or would deep tissue happy endings be a better idea?

Bro-tip for yoga: Find a class taught by a dude or an older chick. Yoga classes are much more enjoyable when you're not consumed with the thought of how much you want to bang the shit out of your instructor.
post #20238 of 49042
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Originally Posted by speedy4500 View Post

Ugh. As promised, here's video of the Oly Comp last weekend and it's not pretty. It's evident that I wasn't all together that day; slow and loose and weak, not precise in my movements. Also evident is my DYEL physique and my awful Oly Lifting body type with long legs and long arms.
Weighed in at 91kg that day. Snatch at 100kg was a bit back but managed to save. Snatch at 106kg just a hair forward and I get on my toes receiving but can't get control. C&J attempt 3 was ugggggly so thankfully no good video.... tried for 135, racked it and then got pinned and couldn't stand up. Embarassing.
I'm no oly master, but your glutes appear super weak. Knee caving in on every attempt, that's probably not good.

What's your best back and front squat?
post #20239 of 49042
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

Bro-tip for yoga: Find a class taught by a dude or an older chick. Yoga classes are much more enjoyable when you're not consumed with the thought of how much you want to bang the shit out of your instructor.
What if he's into banging dudes?
post #20240 of 49042
Well then reverse the genders.

Or, if he's into both, then either find old instructors and/or learn to deal with yoga-boners.
post #20241 of 49042
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

Bro-tip for yoga: Find a class taught by a dude or an older chick. Yoga classes are much more enjoyable when you're not consumed with the thought of how much you want to bang the shit out of your instructor.

I thought that was the point of going to yoga.
post #20242 of 49042
Nah, you bang the chicks in your class. Instructors might have ethical compunctions against it.
post #20243 of 49042
Oneof my females friends who has been askingme for fitness advice joined a crossfit gym two weeks ago. Dropped 55lbs from a barbell on her ankle doing "olympic lifts" (she doesn't know which one). Sounds like they're doing a great job with teaching them how to lift properly.


And I've decided I'm gonna go all fitness-y fag and start running along with my weightlifting... Did 1.5 miles in 14 minutes this morning haha. First time I've run in probably over a year.
post #20244 of 49042
Pools closing Labor Day. frown.gif

Also slightly relevant to thread: http://unrealitymag.com/index.php/2012/08/30/the-15-most-ripped-actors-of-past-and-present/

If anything for this pic:

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post #20245 of 49042
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

you have a really strange pull. but anyone who can snatch over body weight i consider a good lifter!
Yea, I think I accelerate more in the 1st pull than most people do and I need to pop harder on the 2nd pull. I also noticed that I'm getting on my toes a tad early. I know my bar path is VERY straight, as opposed to the S-shape that seems to be the norm for the top lifters.
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Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post

it's your first competition dude, fwiw i think you did well. at least you totaled and put up some nice lifts. it's hard to say from this angle but maybe there's still some work to be done with scooping the bar in, as you said earlier.
Thanks. Definitely much to work on. Goal is to open at the next meet with my missed lifts (106,135).
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post

I'm no oly master, but your glutes appear super weak. Knee caving in on every attempt, that's probably not good.
What's your best back and front squat?
It's usually not as bad as in the video, but something I need to work on nonetheless. In training, I use a mental cue to drive my feet into the ground (which helps to engage my core, hips, and glutes) instead of just standing up with the weight, but that all went out the window when I was on the competition platform shog[1].gif FS 1RM is about 145kg, BS 1RM is about 180kg.... not very impressive numbers. Gonna emphasize squatting on this next cycle.
post #20246 of 49042
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Originally Posted by speedy4500 View Post

Yea, I think I accelerate more in the 1st pull than most people do and I need to pop harder on the 2nd pull. I also noticed that I'm getting on my toes a tad early. I know my bar path is VERY straight, as opposed to the S-shape that seems to be the norm for the top lifters.

dont fret about this, once your scoop gets better, you'll be able to dig those knees in way harder and extend with more force - as a side bonus you'll get a nice double knee bend as american coaches like to call it. and then you'll have the coveted s pull
post #20247 of 49042
Really loving this Herman miller Aeron. My left hip use to get so tight at work and would get pins and needles, one day in this chair and it's completely gone. Shoulder doesn't feel any better but with this trackball I've been using my left hand for 70% of the stuff I do.

Think I'm gonna buy a second one for my house this weekend. I play computer games for like 3 hours every night on this shitty target chair
post #20248 of 49042
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Really loving this Herman miller Aeron. My left hip use to get so tight at work and would get pins and needles, one day in this chair and it's completely gone. Shoulder doesn't feel any better but with this trackball I've been using my left hand for 70% of the stuff I do.
Think I'm gonna buy a second one for my house this weekend. I play computer games for like 3 hours every night on this shitty target chair
What kind of trackball do you have?
I currently use

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But some have said this is better

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post #20249 of 49042
All about the apple magic trackpad. So good.
post #20250 of 49042

Thanks for the input. Def going to see a specialist for my hip.

 

What about leaning to far forward when going heavy on squats? Surely this is a common problem for people with bad form?

Should I focus on getting a stronger core or just deload and slowly adding weight again (my form is better if I drop 10 lbs off)?

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