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post #41416 of 57124
My old gym had pretty pussy plates and DBs... I was tossing around 100lb DBs like 80s. Now I am at a Golds Gym with Iron whatever everything... I measured some stuff, it's all pretty close.
post #41417 of 57124
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I did a full cycle of the cube as its written in 365 strong. It's been the only program i ran that actually made me weaker.

Do you have an idea why? 

Is that the program that's laid out with speed day, max effort day and rep (bodybuilding day)? 

 

I def notice a change in how the weights feel between the PL gym and my old fitness gym. The bars also feels different.

You should measure the distance between the rings so your not gripping a lot wider or narrower. That'll make a huge difference for your bench.

post #41418 of 57124
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

Do you have an idea why? 
Is that the program that's laid out with speed day, max effort day and rep (bodybuilding day)? 

I think the work load beat me down, by the 4th week when it was time to set PRs I was slow as hell. I also felt I spent too much time on main movement variation in the program and when it was time to do the competition lifts it didn't feel like all those variations helped much.
post #41419 of 57124
With dumbbells, I've found the thickness of the handles will dramatically change how heavy they feel... especially for pressing. The fancy plates are nice just because they're machined much more precisely and don't rattle like piece of shit cast iron plates from Sports Authority.
post #41420 of 57124
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I think the work load beat me down, by the 4th week when it was time to set PRs I was slow as hell. I also felt I spent too much time on main movement variation in the program and when it was time to do the competition lifts it didn't feel like all those variations helped much.

Interesting. 

My work load is higher now than before Xmas with more variations of the main lifts and less typical accessory work and my progress is faster than before. But I've noticed that I always set the best PRs when I've had less volume in the workouts before, like a mini-peak.

 

 

Also, this:

So unreal it's impossible to relate to.

post #41421 of 57124
pfff I could get add 650lb to my bench if I was wearing multiply.
post #41422 of 57124
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pfff I could get add 650lb to my bench if I was wearing multiply.

That's single ply.

He competes in IPF so no multiply.

 

This is him doing speed work with 240 kg (530 lbs) raw. I posted it a while back here.

 

post #41423 of 57124
Yah.... dialing back weight on DLs and focusing on bar speed = the move. I might fuck with some doubles/triples every now and then tho. 3x5x345 is still pretty good, finally got up to 3 plates on squats.
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Super homo progress love.
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You have dope bicep insertion points, ends right at the crook of the forearm.
post #41427 of 57124
For those of you who pull sumo, do you do so because you can lift more weight vs conventional, or because it's more comfortable/works better for your body type?
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post #41429 of 57124
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For those of you who pull sumo, do you do so because you can lift more weight vs conventional, or because it's more comfortable/works better for your body type?
I don't think I can pull much more sumo than I can conventional. I was pulling ~405x6 conventional about 3 yrs ago. Sumo is definitely easier though and I enjoy it. I may humble myself, drop the weight a lot and fuck with conventional again one day but I will probably just stick to switching between sumo and SLDLs for now.
post #41430 of 57124
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For those of you who pull sumo, do you do so because you can lift more weight vs conventional, or because it's more comfortable/works better for your body type?

My understanding is that people do it because it feels better or more natural.

What feels better between conventional and sumo is largely based on your body proportions and limb lengths. With a deadlift, you want your hips high and close to the bar at the same time as the back is relatively upright, to be in a good pulling position in terms of leverages.

 

So a guy with longer arms and shorter torso will generally feel that a conventional pull works best.

Someone with shorter arms and longer torso will probably like sumo more.

 

The reason for that is simply because it will achieve better leverage for their physique.

 

Its taken from this article, which is a good read on the subject: http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/choosing-conventional-or-sumo-based-on-your-bone-structure/

 

There's always exceptions to the rule but this tends to be true.

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