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post #49411 of 57262

Did flat bb bench, chest supported T bar row, and hex dead/squat superset today.


Of note, got 2 sets of 3x205. Might try for a triple with 225 the last week of the month. Should hopefully be able to get in 2-3 more chest workouts in.

 

Re: legs.

Doing leg presses during the week really effed me up a bit, so those are a no go.

I think I'm going to have to stick with the hex bar stuff, db stuff, and try to work the quad/hammy machines back in. The step ups really pissed off my knee.

 

Forever skinny leg club.

 

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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post
 

 

Who else is in Boston? How's your back doing?

 

 

Mikey, Ken P, and a few others whose usernames I forget. 

 

Back's okay, trying to do what I can with the limitations. So it goes.

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@jabster410 , you don't arch your back when you do a bench? Might just be the angle, but it didn't look like you did at all. 

post #49413 of 57262
ridethecliche are there any velodromes by you

Or just buy a fixie. That shit kept my legs up when I wasnt taking leg day seriously
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Are those bespoke squat shoes?
Lol, this was me a week ago. Changed clothes at the gym after work only to realize I had forgotten my gym shoes. Trained in my double monk Lobbs. laugh.gif
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

ridethecliche are there any velodromes by you

Or just buy a fixie. That shit kept my legs up when I wasnt taking leg day seriously

 

I'm going to start working on the bike stuff more this year. Need to ease back into it. 


Honestly, I'm relatively close to my weight goals at about 165 right now. I want to be about 170-175 solid and I think that's pretty attainable even with limitations. I won't look like I squat 315, but honestly, I can kick my ass quite a bit with even higher rep work with DB's and the hex bar at 145ish.

 

No velodrome anywhere near here. I think kissena is the closest maybe? Fixie's piss off my knee. I actually stopped racing because of knee issues. I miss that stupid sport lol.


I guess I have to state that my goals aren't pl'ing goals. Like I never want to do a meet etc. It's just being able to figure out what I can do that's fun and will make me a bit stronger. 

post #49416 of 57262

not working out for a week or more sucks cuz of the DOMS that comes after your next workout, and if you go hard, you'd have to rest longer than normal so it becomes a really slow and annoying process to get back to normal. Been forced to work out at a crossfit/olympic gym that uses metric when I've only used imperial. The unit conversion is so awkward that it messes up all my lifts.

post #49417 of 57262
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Originally Posted by jabster410 View Post
 

Meet video from yesterday.  Anyone have any tips on bench press?  

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 

 

It doesn't look like you've gotten tight enough during the set up. Do you do the shoulder blade pinching? On the second set, it really looks like you could have gotten it! I do pause bench press to help me get me past the sticking point. Try that. 

post #49418 of 57262
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

@jabster410 , you don't arch your back when you do a bench? Might just be the angle, but it didn't look like you did at all. 

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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post
 

It doesn't look like you've gotten tight enough during the set up. Do you do the shoulder blade pinching? On the second set, it really looks like you could have gotten it! I do pause bench press to help me get me past the sticking point. Try that. 

 

Thanks guys.  I do try to pinch my shoulder blades together, could never get that real big arch.  I'll try to work pause bench and maybe floor presses into my routine to help.

post #49419 of 57262

I found this a great tutorial on leg drive.

 

post #49420 of 57262
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Originally Posted by skeen7908 View Post

What are the detrimental effects of low back flexion under load though

it's the same as lower back extension under load
post #49421 of 57262
SBD heavy 1m wrist wraps are ridiculous, makes my titan THPs feel like nothing.
post #49422 of 57262
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Originally Posted by jabster410 View Post
 

Meet video from yesterday.  Anyone have any tips on bench press?  

 

 

 

You ROM looks very big. You want to minimize the range of motion as much as possible.

 

First and foremost, pinch your shoulders back and down. That will take of several inches of the movement.

Then, work on increasing your arch. Here's a step by step setup guide:

 

 

If you don't already take a full width grip, slowly widen your grip until you do so. That also shortens the ROM.

 

Lastly, you want to have the bar touch lower on your chest, towards the upper abs, where you arch is at its highest point. This will also force you to tuck your elbows more and get more tricep involvement.

post #49423 of 57262
maybe ill film my dumb highbar squat today.

No doubt big arch in bench helps leverage more weight, but I wouldn't advise for the general public or people lifting just to get jocked. Most people can't get into that much back extension then get their hips back to neutral after.
post #49424 of 57262
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

Technique looked pretty solid. Better than most in here, so I wouldn't worry about it too much.

basically this.

the dumbass stand is just in the way so I for one can't see with my myopic eyes whether there's too much flexion. sometimes the lumbar tucks under a bit even with professional lifters. skeen is right in that if you start to buckle the solution to that is staying more upright. that ofc requires nice mobility from the ankles.. for some it helps to open up the stance a bit, maybe point toes outwards A BIT.

a bit as in not that donald duck type of stance.
post #49425 of 57262
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

maybe ill film my dumb highbar squat today.

No doubt big arch in bench helps leverage more weight, but I wouldn't advise for the general public or people lifting just to get jocked. Most people can't get into that much back extension then get their hips back to neutral after.
I think that bit of arch is excessive. But even for Bro McBiceps theres value in retracting the shoulder blades, which is much easier to do with a tight + arched back. You also get to move more weight without legit cutting ROM which is good for hypertrophy
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