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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?

 

I'll prob gonna get a coach before the end of this year.

First, I'm just gonna exhaust my current program of all the gains it can give me and then I'll prob give Sheiko a go. Lots of people at my gym is running Sheiko basically all year round.

 

I've found some good online coaches by just browsing forums. Just make sure he is specialized in whatever field you want to pursue and that he has accomplished something within that. 

So for me, that would be a straight forward PL coach. Found out that Sweden's all time deadlift record holder and second placer in the super heavy weight class (+270 lb BW) is coaching people online. He only charges something like 15 bucks a week. He is also currently being coached himself by Mike Tuchscherer. 

 

You probably want to get a bodybuilding coach if aesthetics are your goals, and then you should def get a natty one (or rather trains natty people). 3DMJ (and particularly Eric Helms)  seems very good, but I have no idea what they cost.

 

I would much rather have a really good online coach than meeting someone IRL unless they have the same reputation, and odds are they will not. I also believe online coaches are cheaper than local coaches for the same "quality".

 

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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.

 

I did the feet straight sumo DL and wide squatting for a couple weeks last fall. It def keeps your legs "tighter" or more locked in, but I also got some aches in my knees and hips. It can be a problem to get the knees to track correctly, since ideally you want the knee to be in line with the angle of the feet for the lowest risk of injury.

 

A dude at my gym actually fucked up one of his knees by not letting it track properly while doing squats. His knees went too much out to the sides in comparison to the foot, just like how Kelly Starrett advises everyone to squat, and no his knees are fucked for life. Really strong dude with 350 bench or so but now he's stuck with box squatting 225 pretty much forever.

 

Also, dat russian powerlifting arch (Taken from Sheiko's new website):

 

This is the way the PLers at my gym setup. 

Keep the butt off the bench and as high and close to the bar ass possible on the lift off (pic 4). I place the butt on the bench when the bar is over my chest and just before I start the first rep. Use leg drive to drive your body "back" on the bench towards the bar when you push off the chest. If you time it right, you should get an even tighter arch just as you come off the chest and it gets the bar in the groove easier.


Edited by conceptionist - 2/3/14 at 12:42pm
post #39287 of 57260
Gave ohs a try for shits and giggles today. I felt the inner crosstard arise from within me, felt so good and functional. I have never been so scared for my shoulders in my life... Did 135for a single and that's all I had the balls to do. Gave my delts and mid back a juicy pump though.

Anyone else ohs in here?
post #39288 of 57260
There's a lousy crossfit guy at the gym at my parents place and he's always there when I go back. He seems pretty serious but is very weak.

Anyway, he inspirired me to try OHS once since they looked cool. Took some time to get used to but I managed to get 135 paused for an ugly triple. Scary but fun like you say.
post #39289 of 57260
Down 12lbs on cut so far. Was worried that I was possibly cutting too fast but went in today and blasted 405 for a triple on squats(belted) for a new PR. Had crazy energy after that and had a killer leg workout. Tomorrow is a rest day that I fully plan on utilizing.
post #39290 of 57260
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Originally Posted by TeeKay View Post

Down 12lbs on cut so far. Was worried that I was possibly cutting too fast but went in today and blasted 405 for a triple on squats(belted) for a new PR. Had crazy energy after that and had a killer leg workout. Tomorrow is a rest day that I fully plan on utilizing.

Are you beginning to look lean?
post #39291 of 57260
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Are you beginning to look lean?

Ehhh sort of. Look great sometimes and fat others. That's my queue for knowing I'm somewhere around 14% bf probs.
post #39292 of 57260
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Ehhh sort of. Look great sometimes and fat others. That's my queue for knowing I'm somewhere around 14% bf probs.

I gotcha, at what % do you constantly look good?
post #39293 of 57260
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I gotcha, at what % do you constantly look good?

By my standards, 10%

Here's a back potato progress pic:
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Edited by TeeKay - 2/3/14 at 7:41pm
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By my standards, 10%

Here's a back potato progress pic:
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Nice, makes me realize how much i've got to go.

How do you, and other guys here in general feel about sugars on a cut? Obviously the key is to minimize them, but small trace amounts in food won't kill you right?
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Nice, makes me realize how much i've got to go.

How do you, and other guys here in general feel about sugars on a cut? Obviously the key is to minimize them, but small trace amounts in food won't kill you right?

Unless I'm carb cycling I eat a shitload of sugars. Dat insulin response.
post #39296 of 57260
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Unless I'm carb cycling I eat a shitload of sugars. Dat insulin response.

I'm assuming this is on workout days, makes sense, you eat the majority before or after lifting?
post #39297 of 57260
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

I'm assuming this is on workout days, makes sense, you eat the majority before or after lifting?

Right after brah. Go ham on dem carbs.
post #39298 of 57260
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Anyone else ohs in here?

as a part of complexes, yes, otherwise no.
post #39299 of 57260
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

How do you, and other guys here in general feel about sugars on a cut? Obviously the key is to minimize them, but small trace amounts in food won't kill you right?

As TK said, crush dem sugary carbs post workout. Obv you shouldnt eat cookies just because they got sugar (trans fat). I always sip on a whey and dextrose shake during lifting and eat a ton of white rice with some lean protein and a sugary sauce when I get home. I think you want to keep the fat content down when you eat more sugar.

Otherwise, I'd limit pure carb sources and sugar besides fruit and berries on rest days. Easy way to cut a lot of calories and it helps you stay insulin sensitive so you get a bigger anabolic spike when you finally get them sugars after lifting. Your insulin sensitivity is prob bad though atm. Will improve as you get leaner.
post #39300 of 57260
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

Anyone else ohs in here?


I need to work on my mobility I can't get all the way down in OHS and Snatch.
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