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post #34981 of 47161
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Next to none. Their top athletes are their best marketing tools, they wouldn't hamstring them.

As far as i remember they do in-season testing only, which is basically an invitation to dope.

That said, I dont really know if there are any effective anti-doping programs out there, from listening to interviews with olympic coaches and a bunch of the BALCO dudes it seems like the only people who get caught are a) not greasing the right palms b) stupid or c) unlucky.
post #34982 of 47161
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I figured out the cause of my tendonitis when squatting. The weight of the bar is going to my elbows, so I've been in effect military pressing my squat weight as far as my elbows are concerned. I need to figure out how to keep the bar on my back without pushing with my hands. At light weight I can do it, but when the weight gets heavy, I think I lose back tightness at the bottom and as a result I have to push the weight up with my hands or else I'd lose it.
post #34983 of 47161
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

I figured out the cause of my tendonitis when squatting. The weight of the bar is going to my elbows, so I've been in effect military pressing my squat weight as far as my elbows are concerned. I need to figure out how to keep the bar on my back without pushing with my hands. At light weight I can do it, but when the weight gets heavy, I think I lose back tightness at the bottom and as a result I have to push the weight up with my hands or else I'd lose it.

 

Where is the bar sitting?

post #34984 of 47161
Two years ago was 135lbs, barely ate, was afraid of getting fat. Found this forum and good things happened. Finally broke this barrier the other day:
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post #34985 of 47161
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

I figured out the cause of my tendonitis when squatting. The weight of the bar is going to my elbows, so I've been in effect military pressing my squat weight as far as my elbows are concerned. I need to figure out how to keep the bar on my back without pushing with my hands. At light weight I can do it, but when the weight gets heavy, I think I lose back tightness at the bottom and as a result I have to push the weight up with my hands or else I'd lose it.

That is not uncommon in novice/intermediate lifters.

Extremely easy fix.

Very effective method is to bring your grip all the way out of the collars.

Another method that works well is to bring your pinkies underneath the bar. You'll press up less on the bar because it'll feel like it's crushing your pinkies.
post #34986 of 47161
on one hand i'm glad my manlet status means i can get aesthetic relatively easily without gear

on the other hand i'm running out of drugs to try that aren't super scary and juice sounds like fun.
post #34987 of 47161
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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post

Where is the bar sitting?

I try to put it on the back of the delts.

Charey that's probably good advice and I've been trying to do that, but what happens is that the bar starts to drop off my back after a few reps when the weight is 90% + of my 1rm. Not sure how to fix that.
post #34988 of 47161
Seems like it's inherently a form problem, maybe deload for a few sessions to focus on that?
post #34989 of 47161
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

Charey that's probably good advice and I've been trying to do that, but what happens is that the bar starts to drop off my back after a few reps when the weight is 90% + of my 1rm. Not sure how to fix that.

Do a lot of upper back back work to build up that shelf smile.gif
post #34990 of 47161
Glute still hurts, can't squat at the moment. What is the meaning of life?
post #34991 of 47161
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Glute still hurts, can't squat at the moment. What is the meaning of life?

 

Hurts how? Pain in the piriformis and a couple other hip flexor muscles will be like a dull ache deep in your ass. 

post #34992 of 47161
Left side, bottom near the outside, not "deep" though closer towards surface. Feels like a muscle, dull I guess, but it definitely hurts. No pain normally, but once I load up squats near my working weight, I can't hit proper depth without pain. Someone else suggested piriformis too. It's been bothering me for a little over a week now.
post #34993 of 47161
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Left side, bottom near the outside, not "deep" though closer towards surface. Feels like a muscle, dull I guess, but it definitely hurts. No pain normally, but once I load up squats near my working weight, I can't hit proper depth without pain. Someone else suggested piriformis too. It's been bothering me for a little over a week now.

 

Be careful.  I had similar symptoms and kept adding weight, then felt something pop on my last set coming out of the hole.  Nearly blacked out in the gym, staggered home, and took a long time to recover -  I just reached the same weight on the squat I was at and this was July.

 

My suggestions - try foam rolling after your workout with stretches (pigeon pose is good, as are the yoga warrior poses), and make sure your form is good because it's really easy to disproportionately load your lower back.  I do low bar and was having pain again two weeks ago; I took a week off and then had someone check my form. If I make sure my feet are angled out ~30 degrees and my chest is up, it seems to feel okay.

post #34994 of 47161
i guess it's time to focus on filling out your upper body
post #34995 of 47161
But then how am I ever going to achieve this GOAT physique frown.gif

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