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post #31096 of 57256
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

High bar squats = aesthetics.

why?
post #31097 of 57256
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

why?

Because aesthetic legs = juicy calves, nice quads, firm butt. No one cares about hamstrings.

inb4 shitstorm
post #31098 of 57256
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

Because aesthetic legs = juicy calves, nice quads, firm butt. No one cares about hamstrings.

inb4 shitstorm

incorrect.

big hamstrings are far more aesthetically pleasing than having front heavy quads.

think sprinters legs vs olympic weightlifters.
post #31099 of 57256
Thanks for your input. Didn't see that one coming. rolleyes.gif
post #31100 of 57256
Hams are legs best secret, but also hard as fuck to hit/grow

There was a kickboxer at my old gym... dude's legs were out of this world front to back

If you had to do one ham exercise what would it be???
post #31101 of 57256
SLDL or RDL
post #31102 of 57256
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Hams are legs best secret, but also hard as fuck to hit/grow

There was a kickboxer at my old gym... dude's legs were out of this world front to back

If you had to do one ham exercise what would it be???

what?

good mornings - bb, db, banded, paused, or bottom-up. rdl - db single-legged, bb, or deficit. sldl. ham curl - cable/lever or banded. . pullthroughs - cable or banded. swings - 1hand, 2hand, kb/db. zerchers. etc.

but yeah, like i mentioned before i've had the most fun and success with banded db gm's for 2-3x10-15.
post #31103 of 57256
Diet definitely cutting into my energy. Firs time I didn't make progress on a leg day and actually had to decrease the weights. I feel so fucking exhausted right now. On bright side, scale weight was 169.0 this morning. It's both good and bad feels.
post #31104 of 57256
any other gatorade/powerade/sports drink whores here? i have been drinking gallons of the stuff with swimming and lifting in this weather... i put down 4 litres a day easily. pretty sure i'm peeing orange these days.

also just listed my smith machine for 600, hopefully some dummy bites on it. did one session on it and was pissed off at it though im sure it would pay off in terms of aesthetics if i stuck with it for long enough.
post #31105 of 57256
I do pullthroughs, but only because RDL etc. seem intimidating. Did you guys start with the bar first and gradually add weight for RDL? Or start where you squatting weight +/-

Pull through really hit my hams and inner groin/thigh area as well as my ass. For pull through is it okay if I sit down a little more vs. this vid? I almost do like a squat


FWIW I do high bar squat since the beginning, a little low bar squat because my form was bad, and DL of course, which nowadays I feel it all in my glutes and hams, a little in the quads. Feels good since I am hitting the right muscles. I believe I posted before not feeling any ham/glute soreness and it was all in my quads. I am glad I fixed that now.


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Still on SPBR, going to see what I can achieve in terms of moving higher weight at 160 lb. Added a shoulder / triceps day on Sundays:

Standing shoulder press with a bit of a clean movement (when the bar moves from neutral to chest position) edit: Clean and press?
Sitting shoulder press with barbell
Dumbbell arnold press
Upright rows
Tricep

edit: The extra shoulder day is to help with my bench, to my understanding--185 felt really heavy and unbalanced
post #31106 of 57256
Good rule of thumb is with EVERY new exercise you should start with just the bar and add gradually add weight.
post #31107 of 57256
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Standing shoulder press with a bit of a clean movement (when the bar moves from neutral to chest position) edit: Clean and press?

I don't think there's much point in this.

If the weight is light enough for you to press (not jerk) then there's not really any point in cleaning it.
post #31108 of 57256
Mmmm... just had that sambal oelek. Delicious icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Edited by VLSI - 7/7/13 at 4:54pm
post #31109 of 57256
I love RDLs + GHRs in same session for hams.

My quads and hams are pretty much even, since for lower body workouts I do 3x5 high-bar atg squats followed by 3x10 RDLs and 2-3x8 GHRs.
post #31110 of 57256
Singapore Powerlifting Open over the weekend.

The uni team got 2 second-place finishes in the U83kg and U93kg cat.

My U83 bro was insane. 182kg squat and 232kg DL belt-less. Only his bench was a let down (115kg), otherwise he would have won.
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