looked like me when I olympic lifted, dat internally rotated shoulders.
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Also, I've been eating too much to cut all week because I get really hungry and too little to bulk because I'm not trying to bulk... talk about spinning your wheels I've decided that if I end up needing TRT, just going to say fuck it and bulk...
My latest squat, which is the heaviest I've gone on them since laying them off around Christmas.
I had a problem with arching too much and overextending my back on the ascent since I couldn't engage the core properly. Also couldn't go past parallell without butt-winking. Feels a lot more stable now after some months of mobility work, front squats and loads of core work.
Anything else that could be improved?
I use a pretty wide stance (heels just outside shoulders).
Looks pretty good - especially considering your long ass legs can't make squatting easy.
Always had problems with squats because of that. The movement is at least feeling somewhat natural now. Widening my stance, doing loads of external rotation mobility for the legs and shoving the knees out to the sides has helped a lot. I have a good build for conventional deadlifts, on the other hand.
Nope, old and destroyed cons. They're falling apart and the sole is actually starting to round at the edges. Think I'll get a new pair soon and then some squatting shoes later on. Been looking at the Adidas Powerperfect II's for some time...
Thanks. Upper body went from 'embarrassing' to 'good start' and legs went from 'meh' to 'Robert Forstermann-esque'.
SS isn't the be-all and end-all, but it's dead simple to follow (especially a stripped version with the more complex lifts omitted) and gets beginners away from the dreaded fuck-arounditis that accompanies a lot of accessory intense programs.
Weight gains + tons of good mornings have made my ass huge. Lolz have followed:
- smashed a sloot the other day. came into bathroom nekkid and she proceeded to bite my ass
- was voted best ass in my hamptons share. panel was all female. judging happened at a bar
- gay dude hit on me at the gym today while I was doing good mornings
Up to 192lbs, going to keep grinding to 200, hold it for a few weeks then start a cut. Really feeling the extra weight, sweating like crazy.
It's a great place for someone who has never touched a barbell to start. Just focus on the compound lifts, technique, and increasing weight. The positive reinforcement of going in every workout and lifting more weight than you did last time is huge. It gets you addicted. I can't imagine a high volume low weight routine would have the same effect. Sub out rows for power cleans if you have solely aesthetic goals. After a few months add in assistance work like curls and calf raises.