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post #36901 of 46149
What has helped me is pulling my shoulders down + back a-la bench setup, then focus on pulling back through the elbows. Also, using straps on freeweight rowing movements makes it a hell of a lot easier to focus on getting the lats involved. DB rows are a good movement to learn the lat pulling motion with.

I'm convinced everyone should read "Squat every day" for some perspective on recovery and overtraining. Even if you have zero interest in squatting daily, it provides a pretty great insight on ideas like supercompensation and the CNS boogeyman. I'm not at the kool-aid stage, but I think a lot of whats in the book has merit for the average joe lifter.
post #36902 of 46149
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Pulled 385 for a pretty clean triple yesterday, hope to be able to do doubles with 405 soon.

It was only a year ago that I pulled 405 for the first time, belted without the best technique; I don't know how much weight I got out of a belt with dls but I'm glad to be doing the same weight without one now.
post #36903 of 46149
I've tried both the narrow grip and wide grip -- I tend to feel it more with the wide grip so stick to that. I've heard both ways though. And I always use overhand grip...just feels more natty that way.
post #36904 of 46149

Fuck at Clarence's knees, can't say it's overly surprising though but nonetheless feel bad for him :( Took a week and a half completely off, feel pretty ok surprisingly, first day back is this coming Wednesday hopefully I'm not too rusty.

post #36905 of 46149
From what i've read about clarences training he squatted very frequently for reasonably high volume with near maximal weights. As beta as it is to say, I cannot imagine squatting 90%/triple bodyweight every day for a few years and bouncing hard as fuck is going to be particularly good for your knees.
post #36906 of 46149
Been reading a lot about this Knockout Game business....

NYC brahs stay safe.
post #36907 of 46149
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Originally Posted by TeeKay View Post

Been reading a lot about this Knockout Game business....

NYC brahs stay safe.

You read about that one kid who tried it and ended up getting shot AND thrown in jail?
post #36908 of 46149
So much for doing more reps until the end of the year. Just benched 195x3. Two plate single before the end of the year?
post #36909 of 46149
that oly lifter sounds like a baby to me
post #36910 of 46149
yeah I'm sure if he just bought a knobbly dildo and PMed coldsnap here he'd be good to lift in like a day tops
post #36911 of 46149
Did you guys set up any lifting goals as far as weights go for 2013? The year is about to come to an end so its time to set those PRs if you did.

I established my goals only 2 months ago but I'm getting close now. Only 10 pounds left for bench and squat and 20 for DL, for a 1 rep max. Gonna get try to get them in 2-3 weeks.
post #36912 of 46149
I had a few goals and got close or beat many of them, but bad form has created a lot of injuries for me. My goal next year is to keep making strength gains but also perfect my form on everything and minimize injuries. I got overzealous with weight and volume and I'm paying for it now.
post #36913 of 46149
When I started I just wanted to be about intermediate by the end of the year. Looking at my current weight I don't think I'll get most of them.
post #36914 of 46149
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Did you guys set up any lifting goals as far as weights go for 2013?

Wanted to hit an in competition 1650 @ 198. Fell a bit short.

New goals for May 2014 will be aiming for 1725 @ 198 or 1775 @ 220.
post #36915 of 46149
I hit my goal of cutting (165 down to low 140's) while maintaining strength.

Goal now is to stay at this weight (or thereabout) while getting stronger.
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