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post #37666 of 57260
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

Got 10 reps today pulling 345, 5-10 seconds between reps

Can I do 3450 for one rep then?

You aren't thinking of the curve right, you could pull at least 4500 with those numbers.
post #37667 of 57260
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Originally Posted by speedy4500 View Post

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAWWqu3c4FY&feature=c4-overview&list=UUduKuJToxWPizJ7I2E6n1kA
post #37668 of 57260
If I feel deadlifts more in my lower back than anywhere else, am I doing something wrong, or is my lower back weak comparitively?
post #37669 of 57260
yeah that's a recipe for a slipped disk. Your lower back shouldn't be a puller but a stabilizer for the lift. Tighten your abs, squeeze your butt and push through your heels.

Practice by putting a 25 lb plate to your chest and focus on those cues. You should feel your upper body almost "pop" up as you straighten out.
post #37670 of 57260
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

yeah that's a recipe for a slipped disk. Your lower back shouldn't be a puller but a stabilizer for the lift. Tighten your abs, squeeze your butt and push through your heels.

Practice by putting a 25 lb plate to your chest and focus on those cues. You should feel your upper body almost "pop" up as you straighten out.

I should have said that differently, the day after I do deadlifts my lower back is more sore than anything, then comes hamstrings, then glutes. During the movement everything is fine.
post #37671 of 57260
Oh then that's fine. Soreness (not pain) isn't an indication of anything really
post #37672 of 57260
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

Oh then that's fine. Soreness (not pain) isn't an indication of anything really
Yup always sore lower back the next day.
post #37673 of 57260
and the day after that.
post #37674 of 57260
I'm contemplating competing for the first time some time next year, just for the fun of it. Some random low key local thing probably.
At 82kg bw, what kind of total should I be looking at if I'd not want to come across as a total joke? Currently (145/120/210) 475kg. I'm guessing 500+ minimum?
SQ needs a lot of improvement shog[1].gif
post #37675 of 57260
Man, the seams on these Eastbay compression shorts are crap, or else I'm just too big and powerful. Seams had popped on my other 2 pair, and today with the third pair the crotch seam ripped and my right nut was hanging out the entire workout. Not cool. The material on these things is nice and thick but I'm afraid the cut and construction leaves something to be desired.
post #37676 of 57260
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Originally Posted by speedy4500 View Post

Man, the seams on these Eastbay compression shorts are crap, or else I'm just too big and powerful. Seams had popped on my other 2 pair, and today with the third pair the crotch seam ripped and my right nut was hanging out the entire workout. Not cool. The material on these things is nice and thick but I'm afraid the cut and construction leaves something to be desired.

Really?

You have these right? http://www.eastbay.com/product/model:156313/sku:8088495/#sku=8088091

Man, mine have held up extremely well. I wear them every squat and deadlift session.
post #37677 of 57260
Repped 245lb bench today in ragemode. Feelin swole.
post #37678 of 57260
what did I miss the last 2-3 months?

got lazy, stopped lifting and felt like I didn't deserve to read the thread. lol.
post #37679 of 57260
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Repped 245lb bench today in ragemode. Feelin swole.

Nice job, I repped 225 for 3 without a spot today.

Dat feel when your squat is dangerously close to your bench.
post #37680 of 57260
nice Mark
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