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post #45136 of 57265
everytime i hurt myself i just go through eric cressey's assess and correct, I will always find something that's way harder than it should be. so i'll do that for 3 weeks or so and then i feel better.
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I think I'm just going to alternate squat day bench day 6x a week with 100 pull ups and some rows and face pills every day. Chest isn't growing fast enough but benching 3x a week should sort that out. Will change variations every time to hopefully prevent tendinitis.
post #45138 of 57265
mother fuck, voodoo banded my elbow and then did elbow distractions with a monster band. pain has never felt so good
post #45139 of 57265

@fuji, srs question. How were your lifts, relative to bw, before you started on the celltech? Had you hit a hard plateau or something? Just curious.

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New gym I go to has T-shirts with the image of the highbar squat out of starting strength with "Crossfit total" written under it. I'm not sure if this is for comedic effect, didn't want to be like hey thats the diagram in starting strength but it's funny because that's the one he uses to show how not to squat. But I'm not also sure if it's suppose to be a funny shirt.

Seriously though it's the best gym I've ever been to. My favorite thing is how damn clean it is, every day they have interns fully steam clean the mats and carpets. It's amazing.
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haha I only just noticed this "Celltech" key. 

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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

New gym I go to has T-shirts with the image of the highbar squat out of starting strength with "Crossfit total" written under it. I'm not sure if this is for comedic effect, didn't want to be like hey thats the diagram in starting strength but it's funny because that's the one he uses to show how not to squat. But I'm not also sure if it's suppose to be a funny shirt.

Seriously though it's the best gym I've ever been to. My favorite thing is how damn clean it is, every day they have interns fully steam clean the mats and carpets. It's amazing.

The fact that they have interns is impressive in and of itself. One gym I went to... I am pretty sure one of the trainers was a registered sex offender.
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The fact that they have interns is impressive in and of itself. One gym I went to... I am pretty sure one of the trainers was a registered sex offender.

Hah. Yea they have a full team of interns that have NSCA/CSCS certifications that coach then a team of interns that seem like students who just clean. Place is legit. Not one coach has tried to sell me on some sort of personal training either (even though I could def use some), they just chit chat with me and let me do my shit. For $65 a month it's amazing.

A lot better than the gym that are in my old lift videos, with the sketchy ass squat platforms with holes in it.
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Was your elbow injury related to weightlifting?

yes
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

I think I'm just going to alternate squat day bench day 6x a week with 100 pull ups and some rows and face pills every day. Chest isn't growing fast enough but benching 3x a week should sort that out. Will change variations every time to hopefully prevent tendinitis.

This and your comment about switching from having a dedicated back day is good changes, imo.

I think the two biggest bench movers during my last cycle were the decline bench press and dead stop pin presses. You could try those if you haven't. For the pin presses, start like usual, unrack, bring down to pins just at chest level, let the bar rest for two secs, press up. I did them mostly by ramping up with pyramid sets to 3-5 heavy top sets of 2-4 reps. Decline benches were TnG and overloaded since the ROM is shorter.

I just do one type of row 3x a week after bench. Currently rorating bent over rows, lat pulldown and lying rows to bench. Also do a lot of face pulls.

I also do snatch grip deads 2x a week for volume (deficit and from blocks), aside from regular deads. Snatch grips work you upper back and grip a ton. So technically I do one or two back exercises every session (5 days a week).
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Gonna stop having dedicated back days. I do so many pull ups and I don't think your upper back needs as much variety as say your chest just a lot of volume so I'm just going to make pull days into front squats and a few rows days. Hit a 130kg paused beltless front squat today, double bw should be achievable this year.

This doesn't make sense. If anything, back needs more variety than chest. Think about how many muscles comprise the back vs. chest: back is lats, traps, infraspinatus, teres major, rhomboids, rear delts, serratus... and that's not even counting the neck and lower back muscles. Chest, on the other hand, is just pecs.

Think about all the different back movements.... vertical vs. horizontal, close grip vs. wide grip, in between, straight-arm, etc. At least twice as many as chest movements.

Fuji, you're the stereotypical idiot who has no clue what they're talking about, and got on the gear way before reaching anything close to your natural potential. I have no respect for you, and you contribute nothing to this thread. You're also very weak considering you're on dat der pasta. Go back to studying your special ed coursework.
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Originally Posted by Evolve View Post

This doesn't make sense. If anything, back needs more variety than chest. Think about how many muscles comprise the back vs. chest: back is lats, traps, infraspinatus, teres major, rhomboids, rear delts, serratus... and that's not even counting the neck and lower back muscles. Chest, on the other hand, is just pecs.

Think about all the different back movements.... vertical vs. horizontal, close grip vs. wide grip, in between, straight-arm, etc. At least twice as many as chest movements.

I can't talk for Fuji's goals, but if you're a powerlifter, the reasoning for less back work than chest work is that you don't compete on any kind of back movement. Most recreational lifters also care more about their bench than row. Sure, a strong and healthy back is needed, but put the time in the gym where it makes the most difference.

A couple of sets of big rowing movements will hit basically all those small muscles in the back if your form is good. Do some prehab, activation and maybe isolation for upper back (rear delts, traps, etc) and you should be set. I don't think a seperate day with 20+ sets of just back is needed.
post #45148 of 57265
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

I can't talk for Fuji's goals, but if you're a powerlifter, the reasoning for less back work than chest work is that you don't compete on any kind of back movement. Most recreational lifters also care more about their bench than row. Sure, a strong and healthy back is needed, but put the time in the gym where it makes the most difference.

A couple of sets of big rowing movements will hit basically all those small muscles in the back if your form is good. Do some prehab, activation and maybe isolation for upper back (rear delts, traps, etc) and you should be set. I don't think a seperate day with 20+ sets of just back is needed.

True, it depends on what your goals are to a certain extent. But is Fuji strictly a competitive powerlifter? I don't think so. Nor am I, and yes, I care more about my bench numbers, but I devote more time/sets to my back. I enjoy training back, and have the posture to prove it.
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Nor am I, and yes, I care more about my bench numbers, but I devote more time/sets to my back. I enjoy training back, and have the posture to prove it.

Good for you. Do you want a cookie?
post #45150 of 57265
FWIW I'm at a powerlifting-specific gym and follow their program. There is literally a different accessory movement for the upper or mid back every single workout.
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