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post #33721 of 47172
part of being a real athlete (instead of a dude that's just exercising) is to know your own condition and know yourself, i.e. if you're feeling completely shit you have the balls to take a day off.

That's not to say everytime you train will be comfortable and superb, but you get my point.

It's like charly always says: don't be a bitch.

don't be a bitch with regards to lifting
don't be a bitch wrt recovery and
don't be a bitch wrt food

is I think a good philosophy to go by.
post #33722 of 47172
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Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post

part of being a real athlete (instead of a dude that's just exercising) is to know your own condition and know yourself, i.e. if you're feeling completely shit you have the balls to take a day off.

That's not to say everytime you train will be comfortable and superb, but you get my point.

It's like charly always says: don't be a bitch.

don't be a bitch with regards to lifting
don't be a bitch wrt recovery and
don't be a bitch wrt food

is I think a good philosophy to go by.

This is good advice.

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Drop the weight and hit parallel at least. You're about sky high.
post #33723 of 47172
Yeah mark you gotta go lower than that. Check your ego at the door and keep liftan.

Slow and steady wins the gains
post #33724 of 47172
past 3 weeks i've been correcting my squat and bench forms. it initially sucked because my bench went from 4x5x245 to 4x5x205 and squat from 4x5x305 to 4x5x255. but i'm definitely getting a better work out, and feel the workout much more the next day.

for powerlift style benches do you guys feel some pressure on your lower back? i feel some pressure during the lift but it's never sore or hurts after so i'm guessing it's normal?
post #33725 of 47172
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Yes after some heavy benches with proper pl form your back should be sore as hell man
post #33726 of 47172
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for powerlift style benches do you guys feel some pressure on your lower back? i feel some pressure during the lift but it's never sore or hurts after so i'm guessing it's normal?

Not too much my lower back, as you should be creating most of your arch by thoracic extension - not by hyperextending your lower back too much.

Sometimes I actually get mid back erector spasms and cramps. So yes, the next time I'm pretty damn sore.
post #33727 of 47172
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Originally Posted by steveoffice View Post

for powerlift style benches do you guys feel some pressure on your lower back? i feel some pressure during the lift but it's never sore or hurts after so i'm guessing it's normal?

 

If you properly brace your core (which you should do on bench press), you won't be able to hyperextend your lower back. As Charly said the arch should primarily be achieved with your mid and upper back. I have a tendency to hyperextend on bench and it helps me to think that the butt and lower back never should "bend under". Keep the glutes, abs and erectors flexed.

post #33728 of 47172
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

Yeah mark you gotta go lower than that. Check your ego at the door and keep liftan.

Slow and steady wins the gains
imagine a marble tracked on your quad. That marble should be rolling toward you at the bottom of your squat.
post #33729 of 47172
Markl if it makes you feel any better... I was "doing" 3plates, before I was actually doing 3plates. Had my horrible form, depth pointed out by a friend and lowered the weight, went back to the drawing board.

I know paused squats were discussed earlier and you might actually benefit from those with really light weight, like 135lbs. It'd increase your strength coming out of the hole, but more importantly it'd ingrain in your mind/body where parallel and deeper is for you so when you're squatting you don't even have to think about if you hit parallel or not. You'd know straight away.
post #33730 of 47172
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imagine a marble tracked on your quad. That marble should be rolling toward you at the bottom of your squat.

This actually sounds like an interesting tool for teaching proper squat depth.
post #33731 of 47172
i see i see.

thanks for the input guys!
post #33732 of 47172
Deadlift day. We'll see how much chalk helps tonight. Can't wait!

EDIT: NVM squatting 325 today. Breaking 200 on the leg sled calf extension too, which is awesome.
Edited by Khayembii Communique - 9/6/13 at 11:47am
post #33733 of 47172
20 pound 5RM squat PR from yesterday..



Will go for 530-535 next week for 2x5.
post #33734 of 47172
god damn charly, your form looks better and better as you go up in weight.
post #33735 of 47172
Must take you absolutely ages to warm up if you're putting on wraps for warm up sets. No oly shoes anymore?
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