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Chariy nice work man!!!! Do they let you wear all those straps at meets? Also what kind of wrist straps are those? I have a pair but they kinda suck.
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Chariy nice work man!!!! Do they let you wear all those straps at meets? Also what kind of wrist straps are those? I have a pair but they kinda suck.

Thanks! They only allow wrist wraps for bench. No elbow sleeves. I get no carryover from them anyway.. just to keep my elbows happy during training smile.gif

I have the Rhino Anacondas. Love them!
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Thanks! They only allow wrist wraps for bench. No elbow sleeves. I get no carryover from them anyway.. just to keep my elbows happy during training smile.gif

I have the Rhino Anacondas. Love them!

Nice. I am seeing other positive reviews for them.

Question though. Do you use the thumb loops? Supposedly they messed up the design and put them on the same side.
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Have noticed carb ups are much more effective once I stopped eating fructose and sucrose and limited myself to dextrose and starch
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So after slacking for the past year I am getting back into the gym. My GF and I are doing some simple cardio 3 days a week. She also wants to do weight training with me so today we started doing a simple 5x5 program together.

Is this the worst idea ever? I know it might screw up my focus a little if I am constantly helping her.

Any recommendations on how to help get a female who has never done compound movements up to speed properly?

Today was deadlift day and I had her just DL the bar propped up on some boxes. Moved her up to 10's on each side. She actually got the form pretty quickly, keeping the back straight, controlled pull where she locks out hips at same time as shoulders get back, etc. I have never done 5x5 deadlifts before. Even for a beginner, this seems like a lot of reps. I was doing SPBR which is 2-3x5 on DL day, but maybe this is just fine for a few months for muscle memory and getting form down while staying at lower weight levels.

What I am most worried about teaching is squats. Should I have her start with bodyweight squats to get the form down? I do low bar, not sure if this is typically easier or harder for girls...
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I would look at her physiology and see whether its a good idea. My wife has something like a 33" inseam and is only 5' 11", so she just doesn't have the body geometry for squats, esp combined with her weakish core. I mean she could splay her legs like she was giving childbirth and maybe elevate her heels but I just don't want to risk it. So I am putting her on a full body split that has leg press, one leg squats, Romanian deads and those full ROM seated rows along with some other shit. That way she gets the heavy quad work + targeted core work she wantss, w/o combining the two in a very technical lift. Maybe down the line but not now. So you have to see where she is and if anything needs to be targeted for balance/safety. Even the rep/set range should be up for analysis... IMO I think she would learn the form better + more safely at weight she could do for 8-10 reps, rather than 5. That is a high strength, high joint load rep range. I never got why so many programs targeting beginners had such expert level rep ranges. But anyways that's how I would approach it.
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Nice. I am seeing other positive reviews for them.

Question though. Do you use the thumb loops? Supposedly they messed up the design and put them on the same side.

Yea, I posted that on their site under the reviews. The thumb loops are on the same side for both wraps which makes them awkward for one hand. But I don't use them anyways. You're only supposed to keep them on during the actual wrapping and unhook them form your thumbs once it's wrapped. Or you can do it like me, and just hold onto the loops while you're wrapping. It's not a big deal.
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Fuck yea, got an A in my class. Now to pass the CFA L1, cut down to 165 and continue making PR's on my squat and by June I'll be fucking hyped. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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acularw: If you look at any of the 5x5 programs, you'll see you only pull one set of 5 at your max weight. The rest is warmup.
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You forgot the number 1 rule...


Please.....stay safe.

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Please conceptionist...stay safe.

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Haha!

Looked up that meme now. Ridiculous guy.

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bad angle here as i didn't have anyone to hold my phone for me but, a quick form-check?

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You shoot forward right when you start pulling. It's probably a weakness thing but you could def improve by setting up better and keeping your chest up through the lift, instead of just bending over and picking it up.
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Is this the worst idea ever? I know it might screw up my focus a little if I am constantly helping her.
It can be terrible or it can be fun. Depends on your lady friend's personality and how seriously she's doing this. Don't be a stupid gymbro when lifting with her, don't start making out in the gym. FWIW, I love lifting with my gf.
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Any recommendations on how to help get a female who has never done compound movements up to speed properly?
Start with easy weight (i.e. just bar), work on flexibility/mobility, and coach her through like you would a gym bro you lift with. She won't go from nothing to even 100lb deadlift overnight.
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What I am most worried about teaching is squats. Should I have her start with bodyweight squats to get the form down? I do low bar, not sure if this is typically easier or harder for girls...
Low bar is fine, just make sure she has the requisite flexibility. And learning the motion/recruitment is way more important with low bar, so don't let her add weight until she gets that part down.
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