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As opposed to crossfit which requires feet flat on the bench.
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haha
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Okay, thanks for the clarification. That's no problem... I started putting my feet flat on the ground since I've heard that. The real problem is pausing, exactly the area where I'm the weakest and lest flexible at.

Haha well if you're going to start competing in powerlifting, you better get used to it.

Pretty much all my training sets are paused.
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

Haha well if you're going to start competing in powerlifting, you better get used to it.

Pretty much all my training sets are paused.

Gotcha.
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hmmm, I'm starting to think that flexibility may not be too much of a limiting factor for my overhead squat - it's more about muscle memory and fighting to keep my shoulders externally rotated in the overhead position. As the weight goes up I am finding this easier. Also extra weight helps me push lower down into the squat while staying more upright, which is something I've noticed in normal high bar squats too.
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

If lifting for hypertrophy what percentage of your 1RM should you be lifting for your working sets?

Whatever you can lift between 6-15 times.

Though you can certainly get larger with smaller rep ranges, too. I generally shoot for around 10 on each set.
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

hmmm, I'm starting to think that flexibility may not be too much of a limiting factor for my overhead squat - it's more about muscle memory and fighting to keep my shoulders externally rotated in the overhead position. As the weight goes up I am finding this easier. Also extra weight helps me push lower down into the squat while staying more upright, which is something I've noticed in normal high bar squats too.

Why don't you just train as an olympic lifter? I think that overhead squat, snatch, clean and jerk really are no indication of over all strength and flexibility. They are all very specific movements that don't have much carry over into general physical preparedness. Haha I just realized that there's some coaches that would destroy me about this but that's just my experience.
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Why don't you just train as an olympic lifter? I think that overhead squat, snatch, clean and jerk really are no indication of over all strength and flexibility. They are all very specific movements that don't have much carry over into general physical preparedness. Haha I just realized that there's some coaches that would destroy me about this but that's just my experience.

It's a good question. The answer is that I'm training for strength and size. I'm trying to bulk up for rugby next season.

Why the fuck am I doing olympic lifts if I'm training for strength and size?

1. I find them to be the best motivator. I used to hate squatting, but now I think "if I front squat x amount it should help me be able to clean y amount". Ditto snatch, although that's being held up by technique issues.

2. "They are all very specific movements that don't have much carry over into general physical preparedness"

I don't have enough personal experience with the olympic lifts to be able to rebut this, but I have heard a lot of anecdotal evidence of olympic style lifts and training methods having great capabilities in terms of mass gains. Possible reasoning includes:
i) the relative lack of eccentric motion being very good at limiting muscle soreness and thereby allowing greater training and recovery than highly eccentric movements
ii) the fact that the lifts are performed close to maximum weight. This is not yet the case for me on snatch, but it is in the C&J - my max is not far from my max front squat.
iii) all the "explosiveness" arguments - I don't really see the mechanism for this so I disagree with this part of the argument, but people have made it.

Again, I can't confirm the validity of any of those points, but the fact that the lifts motivate me more than anything else is the most important thing.

My program is based off Pendlay's Supertotal program.

Monday:
Squat 5x5
Bench 5x5
Row 5x5

Tuesday
am:
RDL
behind the neck military press
pm:
Snatch/overhead squat/snatch high pull complexes
clean pull/hang clean complexes

Thursday
am:
Front squat
military press/push press
pm:
lightweigh olympic complexes and technique work

Saturday:
heavy snatch and clean.
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

Whatever you can lift between 6-15 times.

Though you can certainly get larger with smaller rep ranges, too. I generally shoot for around 10 on each set.

Yeah, I guess i've inherently been doing it right then. I try to go for 10 on a set as well, lifting as much as I could where it gets a bit difficult towards the last few.

Look at this chick, Lisa Lyon, some 80s female bodybuilder. Pretty much fucking perfect, wow.



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I see whatcha mean Hendrix. Whatever keeps ya going to the gym is the best imo. You should compete!

I absolutely love those 80s bodybuilding chicks. There's like 40 or so posters in my gym of them and a few of her. She's perfect
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Couple goodies in the mail today smile.gif

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It's obvious, but it's still pretty amazing how your body reacts to an influx of calories when you take time to think about it. My appetite is back in full force and I felt amazing during yesterday's gym sess. Can't believe I cut for that 2-3 months and missed out on this feeling for so long. Probably due to getting off int fasting too, but damn I feel great.
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