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post #36196 of 48650
@Tigerprawn, I think I remember that you were on Starting Strength, right?
post #36197 of 48650
^ Yup, I did 3 rounds of SS I believe. I'm doing 531 now with a lot more upper body work to try and even myself out.

Skeen, I did do a lot of cycling years ago for recreation and commute to work on a daily basis. Maybe that explains it when paired with squat volume from SS.
post #36198 of 48650
I have the legs of an anorexic 12 year old girl.
Can hide my thighs with shorts, but my calves shame me every day of summer
post #36199 of 48650
Final week of my cut and then off to South Beach (and Shake Shack) this Saturday.

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Speaking of legs:

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post #36200 of 48650
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I have the legs of an anorexic 12 year old girl.
Can hide my thighs with shorts, but my calves shame me every day of summer

leg sled calf presses. Get on that shit.
post #36201 of 48650
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Damn those are some nice wheels you've got there. Look like a track cyclist



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Damn those are some nice wheels you've got there. Look like a track cyclist



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So jealous of the vastus medialus size. such a weak point for me.
post #36202 of 48650
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I don't think there's any point in trying to lower your hips or add "leg drive" to your deadlift, it's a fool's errand. You should have *loaded* hips, *loaded* glutes, and loaded lats and erectors and abs ready to pick the weight up like a peanut, but thinking that you should be "driving" is going to make you think you should squat the weight, and you shouldn't.

If you can bend over at 90 degrees with a flat back and grab the bar then all you have to do is load your hamstrings and glutes by sticking them back, then you can pull. If you can't bend over at 90 degrees then you'll have to compensate by loading your hamstrings, glutes, and then use your knees to break forward and get you closer to the ground. But that's how you should set up the deadlift.

on a related note, I used hook-grip on 405 yesterday, fuck thumbs
Edited by Eason - 11/5/13 at 11:07pm
post #36203 of 48650
Fucking shoulder man. Another week of no gains. Getting older sucks
post #36204 of 48650
What hurts?
post #36205 of 48650
One week into squatting 6x/week and the suck is starting to set in. I'm never really getting any lower body DOMS, mostly just in my upper back. Increased frequency really does wonders for form and stupid little niggling tweaks and pulls, though. I haven't touched my roller in a week and I'm not having any problems. My poor rehbands though; I feel like they qualify as a biohazard at this point.

Also, remember when Rippetoe said "squat for big arms" and everyone laughed at him? I'm getting pretty solid upper gains and not looking too disproportionate (yet), though I expect to rival Coldsnap for dat ass soon enough.
post #36206 of 48650
I've never thought about squats effects on my arms, but I do notice my back is much more "muscular" especially the shelf.
post #36207 of 48650
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One week into squatting 6x/week and the suck is starting to set in. I'm never really getting any lower body DOMS, mostly just in my upper back. Increased frequency really does wonders for form and stupid little niggling tweaks and pulls, though. I haven't touched my roller in a week and I'm not having any problems. My poor rehbands though; I feel like they qualify as a biohazard at this point.

Also, remember when Rippetoe said "squat for big arms" and everyone laughed at him? I'm getting pretty solid upper gains and not looking too disproportionate (yet), though I expect to rival Coldsnap for dat ass soon enough.

Why the hell are you squatting 6x/wk?
post #36208 of 48650
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Also, remember when Rippetoe said "squat for big arms" and everyone laughed at him? I'm getting pretty solid upper gains and not looking too disproportionate (yet), though I expect to rival Coldsnap for dat ass soon enough.

There is no equal!
post #36209 of 48650
Close grip bench: include it on shoulder days or on chest/tricep day? hesitant to add it to chest day because already doing flat bench, and incline dumbbell press
post #36210 of 48650
I did close grip bench for the firs time yesterday (chest day) and i can barely feel my pinky because of tricep tightness
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