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Might take tomorrow and thurs off after doing 3 days straight. Gym closes early tomorrow (1PM) and I'm not sure I can swing it, maybe over lunch? I guess I can try though (arms/core scheduled). Will try to get in a WO fri/sat with my cousin at his gym in VA when I travel. 

 

Today was shoulders and legs:

 

Circuit of:

Seated military press (10x50, 3x10x60)

Cable Facepulls (10x 60,80,100,100,100)

Cable Lateral raise (4x10 @ 15 lbs)

Quad curl machine 

Hamstring curl machine.

 

Then did:

 

Kneeling cable 'crunch'

Back extensions 

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Whut is this shit, was on the front page of my big gyms website. Just checked it to see if they were open tomorrow.

https://www.lifetimefitness.com/en/content/details/mystory/from-power-lifting-to-smart-lifting-.html
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"I used to train like an idiot and probably never entered a competition or had a coach, now I'm a wannabe bro and all the better for it. Yay!"

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They shoudl wait for him to succeed before touting him as a success story
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Lol, yeah. It just looks like he shaved his chest.

That entire site is fat people becoming normal american weight people. That's certainly a great motivation thing for the former people, but not to most on a thread like this. So I guess the audience is vastly different.


Edited by ridethecliche - 12/24/14 at 12:22pm
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@MarkI stop being a bitch
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Videod my deadlift today.. ugh looked a lot worse than I thought it did. Can't seem to keep my torso upright from the bottom with my long femurs and legs..
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Upright? Are you trying to do a clean pull?


I would be getting so fat right now if i wasn't on tren, eating so much cookies, cake, salami and cheese.
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Upright? Are you trying to do a clean pull?


I would be getting so fat right now if i wasn't on tren, eating so much cookies, cake, salami and cheese.

Hmm not really. Maybe? Both Travis Mash and Greg told me I need to do this awhile ago. Going off this picture from Greg Robbins. In my starting position my knee angle is much larger than hip angle, so I should probably drop my ass down more at the start. I don't know what muscles are weak which makes it much harder in that position for me though.. I'll probably do those double pause dealifts greg had me doing which helps with positioning.



alas here's an old video, my pull hasn't changed much since then. I'm less soft in the back now but thats because my back is stronker.
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Have you tried looking forward instead of down when you're DL'ing?

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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Hmm not really. Maybe? Both Travis Mash and Greg told me I need to do this awhile ago. Going off this picture from Greg Robbins. In my starting position my knee angle is much larger than hip angle, so I should probably drop my ass down more at the start. I don't know what muscles are weak which makes it much harder in that position for me though.. I'll probably do those double pause dealifts greg had me doing which helps with positioning.



alas here's an old video, my pull hasn't changed much since then. I'm less soft in the back now but thats because my back is stronker.

The problems I see with your technique are (and that prob affets your torso angle):

1) your back is not flat, not before the pull and not when you pull. A flat back would position your shoulders higher up = more upright

2) your shoulders are in front of the bar. Place them directly above the bar and you would be more upright

3) you yank the bar off the floor. Ripping the bar at the start like that makes you lose your tension and positioning. Your already bent over back gets more bent over as soon as you start the pull. A good rule of thumb for DLs are that the hips should never rise before the chest, which you do.
Some big PLers talk about how the DL is a "slow start" lift. With the squat and bench you gain momentum from the downward motion and you feel the weight before you actually "lift" it. Neither is the case with the deadlift. It also takes roughly 1 sec (iirc) to coordinate all motor units and get maximum force development from a deadstop, as a deadlift. So with a deadlift, you want to be more patient and aim to put max force and tension into the bar before it lifts. The actual lift (fro ground to lockout) should be as short time as possible. This slow start to max speed in the lift is most apparent in big sumo deadlifts.

4) it looks like the guy in the picture you posted had placed the bar further in front of his shins. This makes it easier to start with low hips and decreases the knee joint angle.
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Dat long femur short torso doe

Deads are gonna be rough no matter what w/that geometry. I would prob just drop the weight and focus on form. For me personally keeping deads within ~30# of squats for the same reps is safe. I dont like that knee lock reset deal betwen reps either
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Alright, cool. I apply some of this stuff and see what happens.
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Signed up for a planet fitness membership near my apartment to do my PT + upper body stuff in.

will report back if it's as bad as they say it is.

PT is going well. For 15 days out of surgery my therapist told me i'm making great progress. Just a lot of boring "10 sets of hold for 10 seconds" type stuff so I'm just listening to podcasts (Serial, America's Test Kitchen, Desus vs. Mero)
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Aw yeah final round interview at arguably the top boutique investment bank for a buy side position.
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