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Seeing pics of how skinny I was when I was 16 is pretty weird, I need to get back into shape.

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finally I feel like I'm looking good, a little fat but I will cut in April.
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I don't know why but I expect everyone here to look 160lbs or so. Was surprised to see that ^
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Don't worry coldsnap, I won't disappoint you.~9lb left to cut.
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I ham lookin thick. Stats?
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I ham lookin thick. Stats?

5'7 hovering around 205

405/335/445 right now. Higher volume has gotten me growing very nicely.
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lol VLSI


Yea, 5'7"!
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Originally Posted by gort View Post

Shall try. Did you follow same type of pattern on bench?

Pretty similar but only 5 pound jumps on bench usually.
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post
 

I've had some knee pain creeping up lately.

Maybe it can be attributed to my switch to 3x heavy squatting a week vs once a week like I did before. Also, I have a hard time keeping the knees out on the ascent. Their not caving inwards, but the knees are not as far out to the sides as when I'm going down into the hole.

 

Anyway, this had me thinking about getting a pair of knee sleeves. Are the old rehband 7mm the ones to get? I see they have some "core line" 5mm version now and there's several other companies offering 5mm cheaper.

 

While we're at it, does anyone here lift in a weightlifting suit? I'm quite tempted to get one for reasons I can't really justify or understand myself, lol. Any benefits to using a suit? Still considered lifting "raw"? I'm a bit confused about weightlifting suits / powerlifting suites and the single / multiple ply differenies and rules

 

 

Are you still squatting in the bench rack?  If so the wide stance might be the issue.

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Are you still squatting in the bench rack?  If so the wide stance might be the issue.

What does unracking the bar from an incline bench rack have to do with my wide stance?

 

Also, forgot to mention I've been using K-stars tip of toes forward (feet straight ahead) even with a wide stance. Reading some criticism of that que has me thinking that it's the cause of my knees going in (feet pointed straight ahead makes hip abduction more difficult) and could also have caused my issues about reaching depth. I will turn my feet out more and see how that feels before I get knee sleeves. Squat shoes will prob help too.

 

Don't worry guys, won't buy a singlet. Had a weird thought about it looking badass but that's just being delusional from watching too many videos of chinese WLers and Klokov. I would look like a giant dork. Won't get a PL suit either. Don't like geared lifting at all. 

 

Charly, you have been using double compression shorts IIRC?

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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post
 

What does unracking the bar from an incline bench rack have to do with my wide stance?

 

Also, forgot to mention I've been using K-stars tip of toes forward (feet straight ahead) even with a wide stance. Reading some criticism of that que has me thinking that it's the cause of my knees going in (feet pointed straight ahead makes hip abduction more difficult) and could also have caused my issues about reaching depth. I will turn my feet out more and see how that feels before I get knee sleeves. Squat shoes will prob help too.

 

Don't worry guys, won't buy a singlet. Had a weird thought about it looking badass but that's just being delusional from watching too many videos of chinese WLers and Klokov. I would look like a giant dork. Won't get a PL suit either. Don't like geared lifting at all. 

 

Charly, you have been using double compression shorts IIRC?

 

Because I thought the reason for the wide stance was having to stand over the bench.  Your knees should track whichever way your toes are pointing, which in a wide stance would mean your feet would point out at 30 or 40 degrees, according to starting strength and my PT.  Otherwise you're creating torque on the knee. I imagine that's the source of your knee issues then.

 

squats2.jpg

 

A professional weightlifter doing heavy back squats

 

They're always pointed out if you look at people who lift very heavy weights

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I could see why having toes pointed straight or inward would create unnecessary stress on the knees. I squat kind of wind and always have my toes pointed out around 45 degrees.
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My knees starting hurting doing feet straight too conceptionist. Back to toes out for me.
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Charly, you have been using double compression shorts IIRC?

Well more like one pair of compression shorts and one pair of really thin compression underwear.
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The GF decided about a month ago that she wanted to get into better shape. Not that she's in terrible shape to begin, but she's always done the typical girl workout of LISS cardio on a machine, then 300 different kinds of crunches and 5 lb dumb bell movements. I told her that her current workouts are a great way to prevent getting fat, but it really will not be effective at reaching the goals she wants.

So after rephrasing all the benefits of weight training into reasons that she'd find attractive, she acquiesced and I made her a super basic and simple 2-day weight training program with intervals and circuits on other days instead of LISS. She seems to be enjoying it, ("I feel like the workout goes by really quickly, and it's not boring!") and telling me all about how much weight she used and where she felt strong or weak. Of course, I have to assure her frequently that she wouldn't become bulky because 1) she doesn't take PED, 2) she isn't getting a test supplement, 3) she isn't eating the 3500+ calories to support such muscle growth, and 4) I don't want her to look like a man, so I will never let her get to that point.

Given the generally positive feedback, I'm hoping she'll stick with it for at least several months, long enough to see that it can work. But it isn't easy to convince women that they can be in great shape with weights and without treadmills or ellipticals, so it will be interesting to see if she can stay on track.
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