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post #50461 of 57262

ok i guess i'm not really doing pure SS anymore, I read rippetoe's book before I started lifting and mostly just focused on form tips.

post #50462 of 57262
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Originally Posted by accordion View Post

ok i guess i'm not really doing pure SS anymore, I read rippetoe's book before I started lifting and mostly just focused on form tips.

I'm sure you'll be fine.

Just don't follow his squat guidelines, they're bad.
post #50463 of 57262

please elaborate...

post #50464 of 57262
I'm actually using Starting Strength to peak, well greyskull LP but it's pretty much the same. Good frequency of lifts and good practice with heavy weights.
post #50465 of 57262
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Originally Posted by accordion View Post

please elaborate...

He advocates doing a good morning squat where you break at the hips before the knees. It's weird. The guidelines in the book aren't actually that bad but when you see him talk about it in clips on youtube it's just wrong.

Basically you should squat whichever way feels most comfortable to you as long as you're keeping your back tight and you're going below parallel. For most people you should break at the knees first and then at the hips.

Jonny Candito on youtube has the best squat tutorials.
Edited by hendrix - 2/7/15 at 3:13pm
post #50466 of 57262
Yah morphology will dictate individual squat form. Just make sure your hips and knees are in sync and your core is tight. Everything else comes from that
post #50467 of 57262
@accordion

It sounds to me that you are doing a solid full body program. You wrote that you train multiple muscle groups per session (eg. no chest day and another arm day) and that your volume is higher than SS. That's good.

If you want to get good at deadlifts, you should train them more than once per week. Increase the frequency to 2 times and then 3 after some months.

How experienced are you?
What are your lifts?
How does your program look (in detail, written in a structured way)?

Hard to give any critique when you are not specific.
post #50468 of 57262

Was feeling pretty good after yesterday's hex bar session so decided to work up some front squats to see how they feel.


Working weight was 3x5 @135lbs went hella deep. Feels good mang.


Lets see how I feel in the morning, but if I feel like I do now. I am going to be oh so excited! 

post #50469 of 57262
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

@accordion

It sounds to me that you are doing a solid full body program. You wrote that you train multiple muscle groups per session (eg. no chest day and another arm day) and that your volume is higher than SS. That's good.

If you want to get good at deadlifts, you should train them more than once per week. Increase the frequency to 2 times and then 3 after some months.

How experienced are you?
What are your lifts?
How does your program look (in detail, written in a structured way)?

Hard to give any critique when you are not specific.

 

So far this week I've done:

 

Squat Bar 5x95 5x135 5x135 5x185 5x185 5x205 4x205 3x225 4x225 4x225
Bench Bar 5x95 5x135 5x135 5x165 5x175 4x185 4x185 4x185 3x185  
Dumbbell Shoulder Press 8x45 7x45 6x45                
Dumbbell Lateral Raises 10x15 10x15 10x15                
                 
                   
Squat Bar 5x95 5x135 5x135 5x185 5x185 5x205 4x205 3x225 4x225 4x225
Bench Bar 5x95 5x135 5x135 5x165 5x175 4x185 5x185 4x185    
One Armed Dumbbell Row 8x55 7x55 7x55                
Bent Over Barbell Row 5x125 5x125 5x125                
                 
                   

 

Same pattern of big lifts followed by back or shoulder/chest days. Should probably do more pullups on back days and also t-bar rows. Then on the last day I'll deadlift at the end of the session. No arm exercises. Stopped doing power cleans cuz someone told me my form sucks and it needs practice with good instructions. For the first 3 or months of lifting, from last July onward, I did something very close to the SS program from the book. Then as my progression slowed I added more exercises. Recently began warming up more cuz of the weather and just that I think the recommended 3 sets or w/e warmups are too few. Some dynamic stretching before, static stretching after.

post #50470 of 57262

I think your warmup ramps are too slow/long. 

If I'm working up to 225, I do bar, 135, 185, 225. Do a few lifts at the lighter weights, but you'll have a lot more energy to do bench and squats if you don't spend such a large part of your workout doing your warmup.

 

I'm surprised your Db row is as low as it is.


Personally, I prefer doing db rows, seated rows, deads, T bar rows, and pulldowns for my back stuff. I don't really see the need for bent over bb rows.

 

You also need more leg work like romanian deads, lunges, etc. For chest, add an incline session atleast, if not db flyes or pec deck if you have access. I'd also do facepulls for rear delt. Are you doing dedicated core work at all?


Start doing the arm stuff too if you care about it.

post #50471 of 57262

This is probably going to sound pretty stupid but here goes...

 


I'm planning a pretty big trip this summer. Going to go to India and a few countries in SE Asia. Probably 1.5-2months total.

I don't want to show up to school 20 lbs lighter than I am now... How to continue working out when traveling? I'm sure I can pay for a gym here or there as I travel, but it's going to be weird planning things that way. I know I won't have much trouble in India.

post #50472 of 57262

Honestly I would probably just do "stuff" wherever it was possible. I wouldn't worry about planning or making huge leaps. I would use a hotel gyms if there is one and other than that probably just wake up, go run, find something to do a ton of pullups/dips/pushups and be done.

post #50473 of 57262
Chin up bar and push ups. Say goodbye to legs and shoulders
post #50474 of 57262
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

This is probably going to sound pretty stupid but here goes...



I'm planning a pretty big trip this summer. Going to go to India and a few countries in SE Asia. Probably 1.5-2months total.


I don't want to show up to school 20 lbs lighter than I am now... How to continue working out when traveling? I'm sure I can pay for a gym here or there as I travel, but it's going to be weird planning things that way. I know I won't have much trouble in India.

Don't worry about it. Have fun. Eat lots of yummy food, especially in India.

Go to the gym where you can but 2 months won't destroy your gains. You might come back a little fatter but who cares, it's only gym.
post #50475 of 57262
enjoy yourself ridethecliche, just stick to a plan of pullups, pushups, and bodyweight squats. My friend took 3 months off and maintained a 600+ squat by doing bodyweight squats.
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