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Realized that by simply facing away from the mirror most of my deadlift form issues have corrected themselves. smile.gif

Got 5 plates today at 190lbs smile.gif
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Regarding elbow tendinitis, OP how are your biceps and triceps? I've been hitting my arms pretty hard after changing up the routine (also correcting bench form by not straightening my arm) and elbow been feeling a lot better. I can flex the tricep and tighten my arm when stretching without too much numbing pain. I think my bicep and tri getting pumped really helps with the dynamics regarding elbow function
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Regarding elbow tendinitis, OP how are your biceps and triceps? I've been hitting my arms pretty hard after changing up the routine (also correcting bench form by not straightening my arm) and elbow been feeling a lot better. I can flex the tricep and tighten my arm when stretching without too much numbing pain. I think my bicep and tri getting pumped really helps with the dynamics regarding elbow function

Which OP? Me? I fixed mine by squatting with the bar a couple inches higher. A very low bar caused all my problems.
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Really liking this PPL routine suggested by @GraphicNovelty. Fwiw did front squat first time, I could probably do 135 lbs but sort f went safe and did 125 3x5. Feels more natural form wise than back squat... Love the weigh I can utilize shoulders and activate my core a lot more. Going to stick with this for a bit. Loving that pull and soreness from back workout. I think it was @Coldsnap who recommended pendlay rows first. Really like it. I am also working more upper now based on PPL. Dropped DL, don't really care. Might try @Fuji 5:1 split if I have the time.

I don't think you'll be getting much from fuji's split unless you're also cycling carbs like he is.
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Does it count if I eat some combination of rice / bread everyday? Anyways, I really don't have the time right now, maybe if I was still a student. Was just reaching shog[1].gif

@Fuji Got good proportions but I always think his legs are a bit skinny for his frame (200 lbs+ and 6'3?)

The tendinitis was more of a comment with I<3Bacon / OP (opening post). I use to get really frustrated with my right elbow and only that arm. Stopped benching barbell for awhile. So, it maybe a combination of letting my arm rest, starting back at 95 lbs and working back up. Plus, really being more conscious about my form. My spotter said I always snapped my elbow when alleviating back up, or would straighten my arm causing too much tension on my elbow. I keep at a slight bend now and also bench with quicker reps. Also, practicing tucking in my elbow next to my side when benching barbell.

Anyone ever use the glute-ham raise machine? I'm afraid to get on it. lol
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Anyone ever use the glute-ham raise machine? I'm afraid to get on it. lol


Yes, I own one, use it...
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One like this? My gym has one and I use it once in a blue moon. It's definitely the best glue isolation exercise in my opinion, but probably not really necessary if you're squating (deep) and deadlifting regularly.
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^ Never seen one of those. Great vid, though. inlove.gif
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I don't have elbow pain.

Our gym has a wide assortment of bands, foam rollers, rumble rollers, theracanes, sticks, knobblers, sea urchins, and other medieval sex/torture devices that would make Coldsnap wet. Went to town on myself for almost 90min... all the intense pain seems to only be at the insertion points (upper forearms, upper and lower biceps, front shoulder).
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

Does it count if I eat some combination of rice / bread everyday? Anyways, I really don't have the time right now, maybe if I was still a student. Was just reaching shog[1].gif

@Fuji Got good proportions but I always think his legs are a bit skinny for his frame (200 lbs+ and 6'3?)

The tendinitis was more of a comment with I<3Bacon / OP (opening post). I use to get really frustrated with my right elbow and only that arm. Stopped benching barbell for awhile. So, it maybe a combination of letting my arm rest, starting back at 95 lbs and working back up. Plus, really being more conscious about my form. My spotter said I always snapped my elbow when alleviating back up, or would straighten my arm causing too much tension on my elbow. I keep at a slight bend now and also bench with quicker reps. Also, practicing tucking in my elbow next to my side when benching barbell.

Anyone ever use the glute-ham raise machine? I'm afraid to get on it. lol


If it's GMO then possibly. My split is retarded, nothing really set in stone, most of it is just to feel.


Push
3-5x15-30 cable flys
3-5 ramped sets of incline bb bench up to like 6 reps
3-5x15 wide grip dips
3-5x8-15 machine press ramping up the weight
Possibly incline db flys or incline db bench if I have energy
3-5x8-15 behind the neck smith machine press if it isn't the day before i hit delts seperately
shit loads of lateral raises and front raises, usually cables or holding onto the smith and leaning away.
Misc tricep shit, overhead extensions, skull crushers.

Pull
3-5x8-20 bb rows pausing at the top or light as fuck lat pull downs, just something to get my lats full of blood.
Shit loads of deads off a 2" platform up to say a 5-6rm
Shit loads of weighted pull ups up to a 6-8rm
3-5x8-15 smith machine bb rows
3-5x8-15 machine horizontal rows. Kind of like that hammer strength machine, which mimics a db row, but whilst seated.
A lot of bb shrugs
A lot of face pulls
Curlz

Legs
Pyramid from around 30 reps to 3 reps on squats then drop weight and go down, drop weigh more and go deeper so maybe 15 sets or so
Similar with conventional deadlifts, but no where close to failure and not as heavy.

Shoulders and arms
3 or so sets of lateral and front raises
3-5x8-15 behind the neck smith machine press
3-5x8-20 machine ohp
Possibly some db ohp
More lateral raises, front raises, face pulls, rear delt flys
Misc tricep shit and curls.


Making quite nice gains. I occasionally train abs by rolling around on the floor pretending like i'm doing something or by holding a kettle ball.
Edited by fuji - 3/13/14 at 5:01am
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One like this? My gym has one and I use it once in a blue moon. It's definitely the best glue isolation exercise in my opinion, but probably not really necessary if you're squating (deep) and deadlifting regularly.

BB glute bridges are better.

I have three lumps on my right leg, seem to be in the skin but pretty deep and only slight discoloration on my skin on two. My lymph nodes are super tender, but that might be a bruise from doing bb glute bridges a couple days ago. Now I feel like I have cancer, fucking google didn't help.
post #40872 of 49419
Awwww yeah broke into the 180s today @ 189.4. This gives me 6.5w to lose another 9.4lbs. Should be doable. smile.gif

Progress pic. This is after 4 days of carb depletion...will post another one after a carb up today:
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And for reference, here's my starting pic 8 weeks ago:
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Edited by TeeKay - 3/13/14 at 6:14am
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How are you finding it compared to last time?
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How are you finding it compared to last time?

A LOT easier, tbh.

I think it's just because I know what to expect. Though there's been definite differences. I'm not as hungry as last time and my sex drive has been just fine(which was my biggest complaint last year).

Honestly think it's because I've been loading up on veggies. Lots of them and lots of different kinds.
post #40875 of 49419
Thanks.

I'm definitely gonna give carb depleting a go next time.
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