Originally Posted by conceptionist
I can bench 150 lbs x 5 for 3 sets but only bent over barbell row 125 x 6 for 4 sets. Rows are too low in comparison, right?
Also, switched to db rows since my bb rows have stalled. First time doing them and could only manage 50 x 12 for 4 sets. I feel weak and pathetic.
I've switched my box squat stance to shoulder width and moved the box a lot closer to me. I'm no longer "sitting" on the box and wouldn't fall back if it was removed. I looked at Charlys videos and tried to mimic his technique.
My box squat moved up a lot from the wide stance westside style by bringing in the stance. Still got one problem with squats; on the way up, my butt and chest moves up but the core falls. I have a hard time maintaining a tight core, which leads to excessive arching on the way up. I know I should take a deep breath and push the belly out, but even this is hard for me to do when in position for squatting with the bar on my traps. Any suggestions?
I need help with these problems and am thankful for any input I can get.
Basically, I'm hyperextending out of the whole when squatting. Glutes and hips rise faster than shoulders. I have problems keeping my core tight and staying upright on the descent and ascent.
I need to get a stronger abs, upper and lower back. I'm doing Iron addicts Simple Power Based Routine. How do I fit more of those areas in that routine without extending the workouts? Really don't want to drop any work on posterior chain or arms, as those need to get stronger. Shall I just add another set?
I'm sick of having to deload and work on form as soon as I seem to get anywhere. Makes me question if I've even gotten stronger during this bulk. Maybe it's all fat. Tempted to hire ex and let him guide me, but my lifts are so low it feels dumb.