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post #33676 of 57266
get some damn squat shoes first

and yea a swiss bar is awesome. I want one now for overhead press...
post #33677 of 57266
got that becomming a supple leopard book.
post #33678 of 57266
My gym is getting a bunch of speciality bars next year. It's quite exciting. We're getting 5 rogue squat racks with platforms, bars and bumpers new dbs and benches as well. Getting rid of the machines and most of the cardio stuff. Gym manager is really into cross fit, he's a massive rim. Always putting up little challenges involving 20" box jumps and db snatches.
post #33679 of 57266
Probably not a good thing, but my nephew had a cup of coffee with me before our workout and totally demolished all his lifts haha... I don't want him getting addicted, but now he's like, "I understand why you drink coffee now."
post #33680 of 57266
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Got a great deal on that from Scott smile.gif

Don't know what's next. I was thinking about a swiss bar actually, something like this: http://www.blackwidowtg.com/Swiss_Bar_Football_Bar_p/bar-swiss.htm

What you think? I was also planning on getting a squat bar some time down the road (30mm, not a ssb... but one of those couldn't hurt), deadlift bar never crossed my mind.

Depends on what you're trying to accomplish. If you want to compete in powerlifting, a deadlift bar is going to be more useful than a swiss bar.
post #33681 of 57266
Next time give him a couple scoops of jack3d peepwall[1].gif

Speaking of coffee though, I need to cut back to lower my caffeine tolerance a bit.

Do comps use a deadlift bar? I guess I just dont understand what it does special. I'm so far from competing right now, a swiss bar may be a better investment for now. Will have to see how I progress. Been eating more, gaining weight very slowly, not looking worse actually, quads developing.
post #33682 of 57266
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Next time give him a couple scoops of jack3d peepwall[1].gif

Speaking of coffee though, I need to cut back to lower my caffeine tolerance a bit.

Do comps use a deadlift bar? I guess I just dont understand what it does special. I'm so far from competing right now, a swiss bar may be a better investment for now. Will have to see how I progress. Been eating more, gaining weight very slowly, not looking worse actually, quads developing.

http://www.roguefitness.com/deals-closeout-1/closeout/adidas-powerlift-trainer-red-light-onix.php
post #33683 of 57266
I wouldn't buy either personally. I don't think you really need a deadlift bar yet and I've never seen a real use for a swiss bar unless you're having shoulder or elbow issues. If you really want to get a new bar i'd get an SS one because they're cool
post #33684 of 57266
Unevenly knurled seconds-quality shit York bars for life, pretty sure I haven't gotten strong enough to justify getting something not shitty yet.
post #33685 of 57266
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

I wouldn't buy either personally. I don't think you really need a deadlift bar yet and I've never seen a real use for a swiss bar unless you're having shoulder or elbow issues. If you really want to get a new bar i'd get an SS one because they're cool

I don't think I need the deadlift bar either. What's different about it? just thinner or something? I obviously don't need a swiss bar either, but it would let me do pullover, tricep extensions, ohp, etc. so just a "nice to have" really.

If by SS you mean the split sleeve, yea I just wanted it for the novelty.
post #33686 of 57266
I mean a safety squat bar, they look pretty fun, I've always wanted to try one. Cambered bars are pretty fun too. I would think it'd be hard to ohp with a swiss bar. Would have to push it pretty far forward to clear your face.


They're a bit thinner and with no center knurling I think. It would be nice to have one, there's a gym a I lift at with a nice eleiko bar I use to deadlift. It has the centre knurling, but it's thin and has a lot of flex to it. Absolutely shit to squat with, I use this ridiculously thick one with no flex and very heavily knurled to squat.
post #33687 of 57266
Seems like I've got these nagging hip injuries worked out, and squat has seen great improvement, after doing 225 5x5 I thought id try to see if I could push 250, admittedly form has slightly gone to shit and it was difficult but I did manage to rack it. Feels pretty cool.

Still ridiculous that my 1RM squat is only 25lbs heavier than my bench. My total is now a whopping 805, I think I could get into the 1000 club by January at this point. Thoughts?http://youtu.be/IlR3PBlHYX0

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post #33689 of 57266
Thanks homie
post #33690 of 57266
dude no. dont ever do that again
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