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post #30691 of 57262
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

Do you guys notice much difference between belted and raw squats?

Definitely.
post #30692 of 57262
How much difference?

Should I be pleased with same weight now easily done raw instead of belted grind? Few months between the 2.
post #30693 of 57262
thats a cool ass fish. yummy
post #30694 of 57262
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

How much difference?

Should I be pleased with same weight now easily done raw instead of belted grind? Few months between the 2.

That all depends on the lifter's strengths/weaknesses and also the lifter's level of strength. You also have to factor in for reps or singles.

You should be happy with any kind of progress smile.gif
post #30695 of 57262
What exactly does this machine work? Lats, I'm assuming... Would it be a good thing to incorporate on back days to get dem wings?

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How do you guys feel about machines in general? I like using the hammerstrength chest and shoulder machines on their respective days
post #30696 of 57262
yeah it's pretty much a machine that makes bent over row easier and enables you to do it without cheating by adding some leg thrust.

It's not a bad one tbh.
post #30697 of 57262
What Hendrix said ^

Machines are fine as long as you uses them for what they are: machines. They should not be used to replace the big compound lifts but to be honest, they're fun for accessory/pump and are more forgiven. I like to use them for pecs, cables for triceps/pecs, sometimes back/lat work like the one you have in your gym.

Charly used some hammer strength machine back in the days. Not sure if he use it today. They are really not that bad but should not be the focus of beginners/intermediates.
post #30698 of 57262
Feeling DYEL, do I go hell for leather and aim for 230 then cut back to a leaner 210 or stay here and try to recomp.
post #30699 of 57262
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Wide stance, pushing hips back, keeping torso more upright. Think almost like a sumo squat. That's just my opinion from watching all the geared lifters in my gym who only lift in chucks and not oly shoes, they are doing the right htings.
You just look like your new to squatting, knees bending in and shooting onto your toes at the bottom, slow in places you should be fast :P Not hating, just saying keep with it and you will feel more confident and stronger under the bar.

I find this true after last nights squat. I did 2x5 at 175 kind of difficult. I jumped up to 185 for my last set and cranked out 3 easy reps. Noticed that my stance was a little wider. Will probably start squatting 185 now and can say I met my goal. A guy who is short, leaner, and definitely weighs less was the 3 or 4th person to use the squat rack and did +/- 225 for reps albeit slowly but still did it. I felt a bit discouraged but my bro mentioned he talked to some other dude at the gym who did more strength training hence whatever the fuck that means.
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

My weight hasnt really changed since beginning of the year, up or down frown.gif
Curious what your numbers are now? Are you still doing SPBR?

My DL is 275 and I can probably add another 20 lb.
Squat is 175
Bench is 165 (175)

I am 5'9.5 @ 160 lb


I am thinking about hitting 185 on squat and bench then move into more of a pyramid routine like 5/3/1 but increasing the weight more dramatically for the last rep. Or I may just jump on what my bro does, which he says is like a hybrid. e.g. typical squat for him is:

1x10 @ 125
1x8 @ 175
1x6-8 @ 225
3x3-5 @ +/- 245

FWIW bro weighing in at about 180ish / close to 6'1.

As my strength is increasing I am looking to add in more muscle since my bro pointed at a slim guy and said my body type right now is similar. I was a bit sad who he pointed out lol
post #30700 of 57262
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Originally Posted by Towers View Post

Feeling DYEL, do I go hell for leather and aim for 230 then cut back to a leaner 210 or stay here and try to recomp.
Go to 230 but slow bulk.


For belts, Inzer or Titan?
post #30701 of 57262
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Originally Posted by Flame View Post

Go to 230 but slow bulk.


For belts, Inzer or Titan?


Titan has purple python leather ones with gold buckles so defo get titan.
post #30702 of 57262
^ Thanks bro. Belts in gym troll colors are awesome.

also

Progress pics over 3 months.

25th March @72kg


Today, @ 76kg


I kinda look the same shog[1].gif
post #30703 of 57262
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Originally Posted by virus646 View Post

What Hendrix said ^

Machines are fine as long as you uses them for what they are: machines. They should not be used to replace the big compound lifts but to be honest, they're fun for accessory/pump and are more forgiven. I like to use them for pecs, cables for triceps/pecs, sometimes back/lat work like the one you have in your gym.

Charly used some hammer strength machine back in the days. Not sure if he use it today. They are really not that bad but should not be the focus of beginners/intermediates.

Yea nothing wrong with throwing in some hammer strength machines into your programming as long as everything ties in together.

Sometimes it's just fun throwing on 3 or 4 plates a side on the HS chest machines and repping out lol
post #30704 of 57262
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Originally Posted by Flame View Post

^ Thanks bro. Belts in gym troll colors are awesome.

also

Progress pics over 3 months.

25th March @72kg


Today, @ 76kg


I kinda look the same shog[1].gif

You look good, but for some reason I think shredded guys like you are always lacking chest. Why is that?
post #30705 of 57262
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Curious what your numbers are now? Are you still doing SPBR?

My DL is 275 and I can probably add another 20 lb.
Squat is 175
Bench is 165 (175)

I am 5'9.5 @ 160 lb

My DL was up to 2x5x245 but I deloaded because I was hitting a wall, though I did pull 255 last time and it really wasn't that bad. Squat 2x5x155 and have been making good linear progress, 10lb/week on that. Bench stalled hard at 2x5x155, so I dropped that down a bit and am walking it back up. Still sitting at 175lb at just over 6'. I put on some size initially, but haven't seen much change in body comp recently... trying to figure out how to overcome that.
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