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post #32761 of 57256
If your gym doesnt have GHR what's a good way to fashion a ghetto one/substitute?
post #32762 of 57256
^put your heels under the dumbell rack with some heavy socks on, this actually works. or have a partner hold your ankles
post #32763 of 57256
kneeling backwards on the lat pulldown machine also works.

Put a ball down on the ground in case you need a bit of help with the bottom of the lift (GHR's are pretty tough)
post #32764 of 57256
scored a rumble roller on the cheap, thanks kijiji. now I want the evil black extra rigid one for extra pain.

also considering the supple leopard book. I've never put serious time and effort into mobility work but I think my hips and shoulders are sufficiently wonky enough to warrant it. Worth the 40bux?
post #32765 of 57256

I'd say it's worth it.

I downloaded it first but couldn't stand reading it and scrolling over the tiny images on my screen.

 

It's very helpful and taught me a bunch of stuff for the big 3 lifts that immediately improved my form that I hadn't read elsewhere. It's very in-depth about the mechanics and how the mobility drills works at the same time as it's straight to the point. No weird language that require a PhD in the subject.

 

It's  obvious K-star knows how the body actually works unlike some experienced lifters that just talk from their experience. Don't get me wrong, people who's been lifting heavy weights for long time often know their shit but that doesn't mean they are good teachers or that they can help you with your problems.

 

That said, I've read it front to back thoroughly the first days and now it's been sitting on my desk for a month. You can find most of the drills on MWod, but not the technique for the lifts, bot how to set up a mobility program for yourself and not what the different mobility techniques work.

post #32766 of 57256
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

No wonder my sumo DL has been very low and a big struggle while all other lifts have gone up; I didn't realize I was squatting the weight up.

Realized I was doing it wrong, focused on actually pulling the bar up and back instead of pushing it up with my hips. Instant PR.

I'll try that, I've been trying sumos lately and I suck at it.
post #32767 of 57256
I am scared of GHRs. I feel like that is a quick ticket to ripped hamstring city

I kind of like stability ball hamstring curls. Feels like a bicep curl
post #32768 of 57256
You're fully stabilized in GHr how can you rip anything
post #32769 of 57256
I suppose it's possible to rip ass
post #32770 of 57256
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

I'd say it's worth it.
I downloaded it first but couldn't stand reading it and scrolling over the tiny images on my screen.

It's very helpful and taught me a bunch of stuff for the big 3 lifts that immediately improved my form that I hadn't read elsewhere. It's very in-depth about the mechanics and how the mobility drills works at the same time as it's straight to the point. No weird language that require a PhD in the subject.

It's  obvious K-star knows how the body actually works unlike some experienced lifters that just talk from their experience. Don't get me wrong, people who's been lifting heavy weights for long time often know their shit but that doesn't mean they are good teachers or that they can help you with your problems.

That said, I've read it front to back thoroughly the first days and now it's been sitting on my desk for a month. You can find most of the drills on MWod, but not the technique for the lifts, bot how to set up a mobility program for yourself and not what the different mobility techniques work.

cool. i want a dumb-proof mobility for dummies approach to save me from endlessly poring over a website. like i said before, i like the idea of it, but motivating myself to mobilize at 5:30am before lifting is going to be a tough sell... i feel like it would be easier to have this resource to help me put it all together.
post #32771 of 57256
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Originally Posted by virus646 View Post

I'll try that, I've been trying sumos lately and I suck at it.

Definitely something you have to get used to if you're coming from conventional.
post #32772 of 57256
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

cool. i want a dumb-proof mobility for dummies approach to save me from endlessly poring over a website. like i said before, i like the idea of it, but motivating myself to mobilize at 5:30am before lifting is going to be a tough sell... i feel like it would be easier to have this resource to help me put it all together.

My friend picked it up a while back and I've incorporated a few of the hip mobility stretches into my routine. Helps a lot but the stretches feel like a work out all on their own. I'm sweating before I even touch the barbell
post #32773 of 57256
recent pic:



also, any advice on increasing my back width? smile.gif

post #32774 of 57256
I feel like it's only a matter of time before I run into you, Kunk. Either somewhere in the city (school and work) or on the Island somewhere (grew up in Long Beach, spending most of my summer there)

IIRC you're somewhere in the Garden City area?
post #32775 of 57256
^north shore.

btw did u go to the national show? i was there, going to acl as well
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