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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Personally, I don't understand the guys that do nothing but wash and wax their cars and drive it to the show on Sundays. Boring. Where's the fun? Where's the joy of ownership? Where's personalizing the car to make it your own? I'm not saying your way is wrong, but different strokes for different folks, and you can't just wholly dismiss those that have different interests in the hobby. Your post is analogous to a body builder saying powerlifters are dumb.

There's a Chrysler Sebring I see around town that has a scoop hood, so personalized :P
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Overload - Week 1: Squats
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How many weeks out from the meet do you start your peaking cycle?
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I missed my main workout yesterday but i still got in my morning PT run (PT is done on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays with a group).
I'm on my rest week so it wasn't going to be a huge workout but i still hate to lose it.

I figured I could just squeeze in yesterday's workout for this morning and do today's in the after noon instead of starting new today and not getting Sunday off or skipping Monday all together.
Edited by donjuan17 - 8/19/14 at 11:55am
post #46895 of 57262
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post

How many weeks out from the meet do you start your peaking cycle?

6 weeks!
post #46896 of 57262
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Without lifting and cooking stress would kill me.
Lifting and yoga keep me sane. When I was a doc student it was cycling, lifting, and running that helped me cope. Nothing like a century or marathon to put your mind at ease, not to mention being completely jacked. shog[1].gif
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Overload - Week 1: Bench
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I love how as you get leaner your belly button starts to deform.
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post #46900 of 57262
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Hey guys, what are your takes on this?

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/fake_strength_stop_arching_the_bench_press

Arching is a technique the competitors use in the sports powerlifting and bench press, just like how flopping is in high jump. If you can flop well and it is a technique shown to make you jump higher than doing the scissor style jump, then why insist on using the scissor jump?

His arguments are dumb. Just because leg drive is "overrated" in his opinion, its still a technique competitive lifters will use to gain any amount of weight on the bar, no matter how small it is. The same goes for the flat back bench style being a "better" measure of what he calls real strength. Why would a powerlifter care anything about how his bench translates to other activities?

If you're not a powerlifter or bench press specialist, you might want to reduce the arch a bit and not take the full width grip, primarily to save you from potential low back and shoulder injuries.
post #46901 of 57262
Dropping calories to 2200, come at me 7% bf and being weak as fuck. Doing the 6 meals a day thing because IF started making me tired at work, also a lot of LISS cardio. Still making decent strength and size gains lel. I'm basically vegetarian right now, lot of pees, leaks, almond milk, whey, egg whites and 0% fat dairy/cheese things. I don't really disagree with anything in the article except the leg drive bit, if you're training for sports or hypertrophy yeah maybe don't use too huge an arch.
Edited by fuji - 8/20/14 at 1:27am
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Hey guys, what are your takes on this?

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/fake_strength_stop_arching_the_bench_press
PL style bench is for PL

I want to build my chest so I keep my back tight, but I keep the arching to a minimum. Shoulder blades and butt on the bench, feet well ahead of my butt. If you are a bodybuilder benching with a PL ROM you are just cheating yourself
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Thread Starter 
Feeling thick in all the right places. Last workout in Hong Kong.
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

If you're not a powerlifter or bench press specialist, you might want to reduce the arch a bit and not take the full width grip, primarily to save you from potential low back and shoulder injuries.

I've definitely noticed low back pain when I go overboard with the lordotic arch.

The article title is click bait. Right at the beginning he says, "I'm a fan of a slight arch."
post #46905 of 57262
Arch, no arch, smith machine, bosu ball; it doesn't matter for me, I still suck shit at benching.
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