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post #25711 of 47718
I know the blue foam made in China ones explode with regular use, not sure about any others though. Those rumble rollers and other knobbly looking things all seem pretty overpriced compared to a lacrosse ball.

Finally finished 2 months of conditioning focused programming. Coach is now prescribing more volume and more strength work icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif bring on the food icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #25712 of 47718

Thanks guys.

 

I've actually just come off an IF style bulk I started in the middle of the summer. Put on quite a bit off mass. It seams like most of the fat I gain is stored in the lower body since my thighs and ass have grown more than my upper body. That + carb face and constant bloat as well as outgrowing a fair bit off my wardrobe, made me decide to cut down to sub 10% bf and take it from there. I'm around 13% atm. Since my lifts are still very low and I don't have to cut for very long, I don't think I'll lose any strength. 

 

Reason why my lifts aren't higher despite bulking for so long, is that I've done a couple of deloads and a lot of work on flexibility to make sure I learn everything correctly. Didn't start real benching until mid fall and still not able to back squat with good form.

post #25713 of 47718
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Originally Posted by Nikolo View Post

RHET brethren, what are some good foam rollers out there? Or all they pretty much the same like I think they are?

The Grid. Other than that, they're pretty much all the same. Get the darker foam if you're going that route. It'll hold up longer.
post #25714 of 47718
I 2nd the grid.
post #25715 of 47718
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Originally Posted by Nikolo View Post

RHET brethren, what are some good foam rollers out there? Or all they pretty much the same like I think they are?

lacrosse balls
post #25716 of 47718
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Originally Posted by Nikolo View Post

RHET brethren, what are some good foam rollers out there? Or all they pretty much the same like I think they are?

 

I went to the local construction shop and managed to get a small pvc pipe for free. It's the perfect size at 2 feet long and about 6" diameter. I think they're commonly used for draining or laying concrete on the ground for houses. Should be some spare parts at your local shop.

 

Initially had in mind to wrap it in a yoga mat but seing how effective it is without it, I probably won't bother. It seriously hurts to roll the quads, lats and lumbar though.

post #25717 of 47718
Fuck, I chipped my front tooth. Right in the front on top. Not very sensitive to temperature but hurts if I chew with it. Hoping I can just get this bonded getting a crown on a front tooth would fucking suck.
post #25718 of 47718
Hell yeah to oly shoes, did a pr of 100kg x 3 for atg with the rogues that came in the mail.

Bacon, if u see this, big thanks brah.
post #25719 of 47718
Is it normal/alright for form to decrease when trying a 1 rep max?
I lifted a new PR last week but my back rounded like a motherf*cker, something that doesn't happen when training with 80% of that weight.
The resident powerlifter said its OK as long as I don't do it too often and keep training with weights I can handle with good form.
Any thoughts?
post #25720 of 47718
just do 5rm more, the key is that at least you are progressing (in weight, reps, or even form)

also of course there will higher % of form issues the closer you get to a true 1rm.
post #25721 of 47718
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

Is it normal/alright for form to decrease when trying a 1 rep max?
I lifted a new PR last week but my back rounded like a motherf*cker, something that doesn't happen when training with 80% of that weight.
The resident powerlifter said its OK as long as I don't do it too often and keep training with weights I can handle with good form.
Any thoughts?

The way I look at it, by definition, a 1RM is the weight at which your muscles are no longer able to produce the necessary force -- and therefore form -- to execute a movement. For me, if I feel the form suffering too much where I might hurt myself, I bail on the rep. If it feels a little off but not uncomfortable or not producing excessive strain, I'll push through. It depends on how well you know your body and how much stress to which you're willing to subject yourself. Some people will push through at all costs to get a big number, others will dump at the first moment of improper form.
post #25722 of 47718
Thanks for your input, much appreciated and it sounds logical.
post #25723 of 47718
Fuak nothing more painful then a hamstring cramp on a crowded train where you can't stretch out. 5kg pr in the front squat today, dat feel when I can rep my front squat 1rm for 20 on the box squats. Front squats even look like my box squat, use a wide as fuck stance. Feet nearly touch the sides of the rack
post #25724 of 47718
today in crossfit class I finished the workout first, for the first time. honestly, I am usually last or one before last. today it was mostly strength, with no box jumps and no stair sprints, so it was really built for me.
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