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Edited by Flame - 1/15/13 at 4:09pm
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hb is just better suited for some, i've always felt much more comfortable with it myself when compared to low bar.
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I'm fairly certain HB is knee break as opposed to LB's hip break, so knee over toes is likely unless you have short femurs?
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

Stinger stfu about how the hodge twins are only big and you're not cause theyre black and you're white. it's embarrassing and there's no real difference in race like that.

The reason you lack aesthetics is because you don't take time to develop your upper body lifts and don't listen to anyone's advice. Stop squatting every day, do one lower body day a week and two or three upper body days, eat big, and then you can bitch about how hard it is to gain mass/aesthetics cause you're white.

This isn't the Olympics where a small difference in proportion gives you the edge.
I dont think he was complaining
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post

iirc, CtK is a black dude

Ghanaian in fact.
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Ctk, you still uptown? I just moved to the heights
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Is this gonna work? (bastardized texas method):

Mon: Oly squat > RDL > Bench > Pendlay row
Wed: C & J > DL > Weighted Pullups > Core = overhead squat, ab roller, leg raises
Fri: Same as Mon, can sub Oly with front. ME but 1x5 only.

Was doing ME oly on mon & fri, ME front on wed, got gainz but i burnt out on week 4.


In other news, bf is 8.7% on Tanita scale @ 160 lbs. W00t. Also hit new PR for 200m.
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Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post

hb is just better suited for some, i've always felt much more comfortable with it myself when compared to low bar.

 

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Originally Posted by Flame View Post

I'm fairly certain HB is knee break as opposed to LB's hip break, so knee over toes is likely unless you have short femurs?

Yeah, high-bar sitting almost straight down feels a lot more natural for me. I imagine some people have problems with ankle flexibility but I've got that covered from skateboarding. I don't know if this matters, but I'm 6'3 and my hamstrings have been tight for basically my whole life, so maybe high bar just suits me better? I also always read that squats should break at the hips, like RDL's and GMs, but that doesn't make sense at all high-bar.

 

Thanks for clearing it up. Feels good to finally take a step in the right direction.

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I'm really happy with this 5/3/1 boring but big template right now. Feel like the additional reps are making my 1+ days go up real fast and is filling me out. I need 5/3/1 for a year or more, figure I would do boring but big during my bulk.

Man wtf is the average american.. I feel like lifting has sort of isolated me from society in a way. Like friend is going to an open mic tonight and I was stoked to go. Find out it starts at 10:00 which means I prob wont get home till 1:00, wake up at 7:00 for my 9-5 workday. That seems like hell and is that what most americans do most weeknights?
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You look like you filled out from your early to mid 20's like everyone does. You are more broad in the chest and shoulders though

I gained 20-25 lbs of proper muscle, it's a decent gain for about 2 years when I've only been paying attention to my macros for the last 1. I think I was 150-155 in that photo and am 175 now on a cut. I want to be 185, I plan to go back to a slow bulk after I get back from my vacation. I know I could bulk quickly and get fat to gain the next 10 but what's the point? Suddenly make all my clothes not fit? Better to slowly make all my clothes not fit.


anyway, time to do my early morning agile-8. fucking hate it
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

Ctk, you still uptown? I just moved to the heights

O man the mamis. I was just in the BX for work today.

Yea I am still here. Hopefully not for long doe. Trying to move down south. Buy a house and impregnate the wifey
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anyway, time to do my early morning agile-8. fucking hate it

I used to do the whole routine... now it's more like the agile 4.5
There were certain movements I felt didn't do shit (i.e. fire hydrants) and others I'd die without (lx ball to the piriformis, flexor stretch)
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I still do fire hydrants like 3 years later
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About bulking and making fast progress: I'm not even injured but due to my piss-poor lumbar and hamstring mobility, I haven't been able to push my squat and DL at all until recently, and I got "serious" about lifting last April. I probably would've made a lot better gains if I had fixed myself at the start.

 

That said, it finally feels like I'm getting somewhere with the squat and deadlift. My biggest problem was lumbar flexion and losing tension at the bottom, which lead to hyperextension on the way up. I found on today's squat session that I could maintain the tension and a tight core a lot easier if I squatted straight down high-bar style instead of trying to sit back. I still sit back a decent amount and go to parallel but knees shoot out a bit in front of toes and out to the sides. Knees over toes isn't necessarily bad high-bar, right?

 

It felt a lot more stable, I could maintain an upright torso and felt like I pushed up the weight from underneath, versus forcing it up with a curved spine.

 

Truer words were never spoken. To echo deadly7's comment about things lost on most e-bros, this tops my list. New lifters are so concerned with making strength gains, they spend years lifting with crappy form. Most people don't start taking technique seriously until they suffer a bad injury. Coaches make a big difference in this respect, but even if you are training yourself, spend the time focusing on getting the movement right before you think of lifting heavy weights. If you can't move your body through space properly, you've got no hope of moving external objects through space properly. 

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I youtubed fire hydrants and got this:
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Originally Posted by joshuadowen View Post

Truer words were never spoken. To echo deadly7's comment about things lost on most e-bros, this tops my list. New lifters are so concerned with making strength gains, they spend years lifting with crappy form. Most people don't start taking technique seriously until they suffer a bad injury. Coaches make a big difference in this respect, but even if you are training yourself, spend the time focusing on getting the movement right before you think of lifting heavy weights. If you can't move your body through space properly, you've got no hope of moving external objects through space properly. 

For real, this shit is imperative. I wish i did this but when I went from olympic lifting i was like durrr olympic lifters are as flexible as gymnists and thought i never had to work on mobility. Now I love mobility though, it's really close to just as important to strength for me.
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