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Originally Posted by steveoffice View Post

I started doing overhead presses for the first time and I was struggling with 115 lb , which is frustrating because I can easily o dumbbell military press with 70 lb dumbbells. Is it because I've never done it before or do people generally dumbbell military press less than ohp?


Same for me. Are you doing the barbell standing and the db seated? If so it could be a stability issue. Also I find dbs more comfortable because you can press inline with your body where as a barbell goes forward.
post #33332 of 48635
I had another one of those... "Click" moments. Where you do something slightly different or you understand some minute aspect of the lift that just makes sense.

I widened my grip for bench a hair, planted my feet (had my toes on the ground previous), got the arch and pinched shoulders back, looked straight up at the wooden beams in the garage... And hit my sets with ease. Even with the nagging rotator cuff injury. Ended up going to failure on my last set for 14 reps.

I've always struggled on bench and now I'm starting to think it was a stability issue that was a culmination of me not being set with a firm/stable base and my eyes wandering causing the bar to sway. Pretty fuckin' happy about this.
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

I don't get how Tiger got such developed quads with SS. For me it's been all hamstring and gltues, with a bit of quads.

Yea I got no idea. Thinking back though, before I did SS, I did fuck around a lot in the gym including leg press/pistol squats, lots and lots and lots of box jumps, but my legs didn't really get beefy until after SS. After the 2 months of my first SS it was most noticeable because all my shorts were super tight near the quad and I literally donated a closet of clothes.
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Dear Six-pack Abs,

It's been nice having you around for the past few years, but I think we should stop seeing each other for some time. You see, I'm just not satisfied with my current progress and it's time to commit to bigger goals. Literally. It may be sad for a little bit, and my girlfriend may not be too pleased, but I am certain that when we re-unite in the future we'll be even better than before.

Sincerely, Speedy4500
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

i'm using the pro combats... i *think* the longer ones? i seem to remember 9" but i could be wrong; they stop just above the knee. i like having them super tight; i wear an XL with a thigh measurement of 24", 17" above the knee, and 36" around the hips. hope this helps.

You like 'em tight? I squeeze my 28" thighs and 40" ass into a normal Large pro-combats. Bustin' the seams. Mine are starting to get holes from Oly lifts brushing the thighs, so I need some compression shorts that are thicker/tougher. Or cheaper ones that I won't care about trashing them every few months.

Also, best bulking meal ever: Ethiopian food, specifically kitfo. Ten dollars gets me ~1 pound of fresh raw meat bathed in a spicy butter sauce, 1 cup fresh home-made cheese, 3 full injera (their style of bread), and some vegetables on the side. So delicious. As best I can guess, macros are at least 120g protein, 300g carbs, 60g fat. Finish with a pint of mint chocolate chip ice cream.
post #33336 of 48635
The pro combats have gotten smaller as the years gone by too. I have a few pair from a few years back in size Medium that I fit into and now I find XL to be a bit restricting on the new ones I bought. I just got a big box of underwear from Uniqlo, trying to go back to whitey ttighties and boxers
post #33337 of 48635
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Same for me. Are you doing the barbell standing and the db seated? If so it could be a stability issue. Also I find dbs more comfortable because you can press inline with your body where as a barbell goes forward.

seated. also, i still can't do hand stand push ups even against a wall and i only weigh 150 lb ffffuuuu.gif
post #33338 of 48635
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Originally Posted by Tigerprawn View Post

but my legs didn't really get beefy until after SS.

Don't you high bar tho?
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post

Don't you high bar tho?

Indeed I do. Never tried low bar.
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Hook grip hurts me too much and reverse grip bends me over and makes me rotate to the pronated side.

tiger can you post video of most recent squat set? That would prob explain it
post #33341 of 48635
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Originally Posted by Tigerprawn View Post

Indeed I do. Never tried low bar.

That would explain it then.
post #33342 of 48635
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Hook grip hurts me too much and reverse grip bends me over and makes me rotate to the pronated side.

tiger can you post video of most recent squat set? That would prob explain it

Hook grip is something you definitely have to ease into or you'll feel like your thumbs are gonna rip off.

I'll try to take a vid today or Friday of my squat set.
post #33343 of 48635
Started doing barbell supine bridges, look dumb as hell but holy shit they're amazing.

Total's up to 730 for reps, pretty good progress so far.

My grip really seriously limits my deadlifts. Thinking about getting straps to remedy this, I really feel like with straps I could tack on another 50-75 pretty easily.
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Maybe, but it doesn't count if you're using wraps for one rep attempts.
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Use straps for pretty much all my deadlifts, I do other forearm work and I'm not going to compete in powerlifting so I don't really see why it would matter.
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