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post #39271 of 49424
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post


Luck is what lazy people call hard work and persistence.


Words of the young.

You can be the best and the hardest working, if you don't have luck, you are not going anywhere, believe me I've seen it more than once.
post #39272 of 49424
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Words of the young.

You can be the best and the hardest working, if you don't have luck, you are not going anywhere, believe me I've seen it more than once.

You don't get anywhere with hard work alone. You don't get anywhere being the best if you don't know how to show people you are. If you're truly the best, and you're persistent in showing people that, eventually somebody is going to take notice.
post #39273 of 49424
Eventhough you are still not guaranteed anything, but you will figure that out at some point.
post #39274 of 49424
I kind of think it would be awesome to have a coach who tells you exactly what to eat and when,make your grocery list, etc.... And put together your workout plan.

I'm assuming this is a very costly venture though, right?
post #39275 of 49424
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

I kind of think it would be awesome to have a coach who tells you exactly what to eat and when,make your grocery list, etc.... And put together your workout plan.

I'm assuming this is a very costly venture though, right?

It can be.To simplify things I decided to just manage my mobility/recovery and let other people do my diet and training. I don't read any training or diet articles online now, so time/headache spent not reading that shit now is now money saved.

I've hired three people since I started last year (well four if you count sessions with Travis Mash). One was a waste of money. Other two I was very happy. I pay Greg Knuckols about $12-16 a week and I'm more than happy to pay him that, well worth it. If my gym wasn't $20 a week I'd have him all the time, but it looks like it will be a 3 months on 3 months off type of thing.
post #39276 of 49424
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Eventhough you are still not guaranteed anything, but you will figure that out at some point.

Of course you're not guaranteed anything, but I'm not defining success in terms of accomplishing every single goal you ever set out to accomplish with a 100% achievement rate...
post #39277 of 49424
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

It can be.To simplify things I decided to just manage my mobility/recovery and let other people do my diet and training. I don't read any training or diet articles online now, so time/headache spent not reading that shit now is now money saved.

I've hired three people since I started last year (well four if you count sessions with Travis Mash). One was a waste of money. Other two I was very happy. I pay Greg Knuckols about $12-16 a week and I'm more than happy to pay him that, well worth it. If my gym wasn't $20 a week I'd have him all the time, but it looks like it will be a 3 months on 3 months off type of thing.

Interesting.

I would not want an online coach though... i'd prefer someone face to face.

How do I even begin looking for someone, is there some sort of coach/trainer resource?
post #39278 of 49424
if only there existed a profession wherein someone personally trains you.

dumb pt's get a lot of crap but i'm sure if you look around you can find a PT at a commercial gym who knows his shit.
post #39279 of 49424
My buddy that I bought training sessions for my gf with gave me a free sesh and we just went over the main lifts. He told me to keep my feet straight on deadlift and just barely point them out when I squat, which is way different than what I was doing before (getting a really wide stance with my feet/legs pointed out). He said it really helps maintain tension through your legs and prevents your back from rounding when you pull/squat. Feels weird as fuck but we'll see how it goes, I pulled a single at 365 pretty easily with chalk so that was rad. He also confirmed that I'm not doing anything wrong on gripping the bar and that my grip strength just sucks hahaha.

Also explained how to position your body on the bench which I'm hoping will help my bench really take off, we'll see though I guess.
post #39280 of 49424
Yea, face to face is pretty effective. I put on 25-50lbs on my lifts in my first session with Travis with just his tips. But paying someone to follow you around every workout is a waste of money.
post #39281 of 49424
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post


Of course you're not guaranteed anything, but I'm not defining success in terms of accomplishing every single goal you ever set out to accomplish with a 100% achievement rate...

Even if you do everything right, you can still flat out fail.
post #39282 of 49424
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

My buddy that I bought training sessions for my gf with gave me a free sesh and we just went over the main lifts. He told me to keep my feet straight on deadlift and just barely point them out when I squat, which is way different than what I was doing before (getting a really wide stance with my feet/legs pointed out). He said it really helps maintain tension through your legs and prevents your back from rounding when you pull/squat. Feels weird as fuck but we'll see how it goes, I pulled a single at 365 pretty easily with chalk so that was rad. He also confirmed that I'm not doing anything wrong on gripping the bar and that my grip strength just sucks hahaha.

Also explained how to position your body on the bench which I'm hoping will help my bench really take off, we'll see though I guess.

 

Every picture I've ever seen with someone deadlifting heavy has the toes pointed out 20-30 degrees, because it recruits more of your leg muscles for the lift:

 

post #39283 of 49424
My knees started aching shortly after adopting k-star style toes forward. I now point them outwards. YMMV
post #39284 of 49424
Everyone is right. Keeping feet straight(er) would increase tension in the legs (and torque in the knees) because they will not be moving in the path of least resistance. Subsequently, this tension is also likely to lead to discomfort. If I put you in an arm bar, there's going to be tension on your elbow and shoulder, and you'll also be screaming in pain.

That being said, almost every champion weight lifter has feet pointed outwards, some rather significantly, based on their anatomical structure. I'm going to posit that those guys and their trainers have figured out what is best in terms of combined performance and reducing injury. I feel more confidence in putting weight behind the opinions of hundreds of world champs and sports scientists than some personal trainers and glorified massage therapist.
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