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post #4906 of 49492
The deadlifts and bent barbell rows will take care of your traps. I have good traps and do no trap work. I would throw on another set of rows to your B workout. Maybe seated cable rows. Then you will be balanced IMO. No leg work? Again not to push my workout on you but I just do 3 sets of squats & calf raises a week and my legs are fine. You could alternate squats and deadlifts every other B workout... and then you would basically have my program
post #4907 of 49492
Yeah I was thinking about adding in another set of rows. I absolute hate bent over barbell rows so I'm not doing those. Might try cable rows, the only rows where I've managed to really fatigue my lats on are bent over dumbbell rows, I usually just feel it in my biceps on other rows. My legs are still weak as shit and they're exhausted after the deadlifts. I used to do squats, but I need help on my form, got really bad knee pain whenever I did them and I always went really faint and my vision blurred.
post #4908 of 49492
Cable rows are good, just make sure you do them at a good weight (i.e. not too heavy, doesnt pay) and keep your torso vertical (i.e. dont lean back or rock back and forth). Dumbbell rows are good too, I just figured out how do them right ("tuck" the weight into your hips, not way out at your shoulders). If you're blacking out squats, you're prob doing them right, just need to lower the weight and go deep to avoid knee pain. You can even start w/just the bar, work your way up. They're a really good exercise and will complement DLs very nicely to round out your lower half.
post #4909 of 49492
I was going very low on my squats, way bellow parallel. Its just when I was standing up my knees would always bend inwards and go pretty near to touching. I'm gonna stick to deads until my legs get a bit stronger and then I'll try squats again. I've been doing my deads sumo, it feels so much better then doing them the normal way.
post #4910 of 49492
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post
I was going very low on my squats, way bellow parallel. Its just when I was standing up my knees would always bend inwards and go pretty near to touching. I'm gonna stick to deads until my legs get a bit stronger and then I'll try squats again. I've been doing my deads sumo, it feels so much better then doing them the normal way.

Do you squat with an unusually narrow stance? High bar or low bar? I have trouble believing that your knees would actually touch when locking the weight out.
post #4911 of 49492
Yeah I did high bar with a fairly narrow stance. As I wrote they don't touch, but go fairly close to it.
post #4912 of 49492
I take a somewhat wide stance on squats (~feet are prob just outside shoulder width). Basically take the same stance as you do for deadlifting.
post #4913 of 49492
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post #4914 of 49492
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Originally Posted by Prada_Ferragamo View Post
Not quite compared to some black dudes at my gym. I think I am more compacted than others, but I do have quite bit of muscles on me.



Holy shit dude you have the thickest bone structure I've seen in a while.

Your wrists have their own muscles. Great bellies. I dislike my ectomorphic bone structure.
post #4915 of 49492
Regardless of stance, you should push your knees out during the concentric part of the movement. As CTK mentioned, squats + deads are basically all the lifts you need to get a decent posterior chain. If your flexibility allows atg squatting, all the better, but you might consider just dipping a little past parallel instead of atg all the time - maybe that'd fix the knee issue.

A wider stance might also do the trick, but that doesn't mix so well with high bar iirc.
post #4916 of 49492
Kid- literally a kid, 16 years old, about 5'6" and weighs 165... pulled 3 decent dead reps at 405 this morning. His dad lifts with him and pulled 3 regulation lifts at 510. Fwok me. Dad's a PL competitor and his son is just starting.

Good dudes though.
post #4917 of 49492
Surprised to see Joe over at IA got banned. Someone noted Joe and the boad were "going in different directions," but it still seems to strange to have that result in a mod to banned shift. Anyone know what happened?
post #4918 of 49492
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post
Kid- literally a kid, 16 years old, about 5'6" and weighs 165... pulled 3 decent dead reps at 405 this morning. His dad lifts with him and pulled 3 regulation lifts at 510. Fwok me. Dad's a PL competitor and his son is just starting.

Good dudes though.
I hope that if I have a son I can get him started lifting early. Basically have the next Timberwolf. My girl is 5' 11", I'm 5' 10" so height is no concern. Plus dude will have all that self made HGH. Man I wish I had seriously started lifting earlier, hopefully I'll be lifting then and have a son that will follow in my footsteps.
post #4919 of 49492
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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post
Kid- literally a kid, 16 years old, about 5'6" and weighs 165... pulled 3 decent dead reps at 405 this morning. His dad lifts with him and pulled 3 regulation lifts at 510. Fwok me. Dad's a PL competitor and his son is just starting.

Good dudes though.

Strong family is strong. Fuck, that's like my fitness goal for this year (2.5 bw dead) and that kid's pulling it already. Plus I've got 7 years on him, so all the more impressive.
post #4920 of 49492
His dad is built like a brick shathaus... but his son's just not that muscular and he's really lean. They've got some serious natural strength. Son's form needs work but his dad is really coaching on it. Great to see them working together. EDIT- meant to mention- Dad was lifting Sumo (if that wasn't obvious).
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