Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 2381
Fuck abs talk.. I just hit a huge squat PR a couple hours ago.
635. Weighed 210 this morning so technically over triple bw.
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I never noticed this until the end of this current vid. Are you wearing a squat shirt or is that just a design on the shirt?
Also, how much do you find knee wraps add to your squat? Another PLer at my gym said he gets a solid 70-80lbs extra, which seems insane.
I've had a really hard time progressing at chins. Was stuck at the same reps with just bodyweight for the longest time, like 3 sets of 7.
Eventually I switched to more sets of lower reps. Doing 4 sets of 4-6 reps now and progressing by adding weight. In my experience, chins and pull ups tend to turn to shit form when you go high reps (rounding shoulders, grip, swinging) so it's better to just add a set instead and make quality reps. I know a lot of other guys hace had the same experience.
Word this is great advice. I had the same experience - stuck at 7 or 8 reps forever, then went from 20 to 35 pound weighted in a couple weeks.
It's just a wrestling singlet. Gives me zero suppport.
Knee wraps give me about 50 pounds..
70-80? He might be exaggerating a bit.. I've never heard of anyone saying they got that much out of wraps alone. With wraps AND a belt.. sure.
Thanks dude. I've had issues with that in the past too.
I suggest doing a lot of upper back work like face pulls, reverse flies, and pull aparts.
Yeah I would say 50 or even a hundred over a day is a good # for chin ups, you can do them every day too. Pullups are a lot harder, but in college I had a bar in my door and was doing 20-25 reps in one set after a few months. I'd just do them to failure every time I entered / left my room. I'd be curious why they don't seem to work the same way as other compound exercises.