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post #24826 of 46128
Man this cold is doing a number on me. Not meant to live like this
post #24827 of 46128
Cannot wait to squat on Friday.

Those of you who want to be big and/or strong that don't like to squat should be ashamed of yourselves!

(Though I don't think anyone here is in that group of idiots)
post #24828 of 46128
I'm a total convert in that regards. Before starting my current lifting program I avoided squats because I mistakenly believed they just worked the butt+legs. Now squat day is my favourite gym day.

I'm still not comfortable with my dead lifts though.

The gym at my office has no floor padding, so I can't rapidly lower/drop the weight after hitting upright on the dead. The result is that I'm lifting a lot less than I feel I could. I also have problems determining what is an appropriate height for my hips during set-up. Often when I watch videos of my deads they look almost like high squats, which I know can't be right
post #24829 of 46128
you know what fucking rule? front squats. traps, lats, abs, and quads are thanking me, plus it helped sort out some minor pelvic tilt i had going on. i started doing them on account of shoulder issue preventing me from back squats and now i am hooked.

APK i hope you didnt break yourself dude, thats a bad feel.
post #24830 of 46128
ergo bros, any ideas for desk wrist rests? elbows and wrists have been bugging me lately towards the end of the workday.
post #24831 of 46128
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

APK i hope you didnt break yourself dude, thats a bad feel.

Thanks, man. Feeling pretty shitty right now. I'm laid up in bed because it's actually kind of difficult to even walk without feeling pain in the lower back. Almost like I have no stability there right now. Glutes and hips are pretty beat up feeling right now; just been working those over with the Thera cane.

I don't have any pain or discomfort in my legs, so based on what I've read, that's a positive. I only take some comfort in that I've been in this condition two other times in my life, so I know it passes, but obviously, I'm going to need to address some form issues to keep this from being a recurring problem.
post #24832 of 46128
Decided to switch to a more stiff-legged pull yesterday....glad I did! It was harder and I had to drop the weight a good amount, but I was able to maintain form better and definitely can feel it more in my posterior chain. Will probably make this a permanent change as my hamstrings could use some work.
post #24833 of 46128
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

Decided to switch to a more stiff-legged pull yesterday....glad I did! It was harder and I had to drop the weight a good amount, but I was able to maintain form better and definitely can feel it more in my posterior chain. Will probably make this a permanent change as my hamstrings could use some work.

I'm no expert but wouldn't you want to pull with your hips down? Most the time I see people back bend during the lift cause they have week ass hips and should train that, like some other people here...
post #24834 of 46128
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

ergo bros, any ideas for desk wrist rests? elbows and wrists have been bugging me lately towards the end of the workday.

Herman Miller + Track Ball + Ergonomic keyboard + knobbler. I now use my left hand for mousing on the track ball exclusively. Left hand controls mouse, right hand knobbles left pec and tricep.
post #24835 of 46128
When I pull hips down I end up basically squatting the weight up and using very little posterior chain. I'm a quad dominant squatter/puller. Hence why I always struggle on the lockout. Weak hips is exactly the reason I'm doing stiff legged from now on.

Hammies are feeling it today.
post #24836 of 46128
I'm the same way. I prefer it like that. Posterior chain strong enough to keep everything locked in place while the legs and ass do all the work.
post #24837 of 46128
TKJTG check out kb swings you can only posterior chain with those.
post #24838 of 46128
from the desk of a weirdo.. i got those two candles from a white elephant..

post #24839 of 46128
Where's the industrial sized Jergen's and giant box of tissues?
post #24840 of 46128
bro i have girlfriend, dont let that knobbler fool you I am a happy man
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