Originally Posted by Cool The Kid
It will be interesting to see what you do. How long have you been lifting? I would chill on the deads if you have back problems. IIRC you did.
It's weird. I hit a 315 dead at 155 so I'm sure it's just a matter of time now. The hex bar is weird. Thing feels solid and i have no issues in spite of surgery. I talked to a surgeon i work with who's going to be the next president of the north American spine society and he examined me, got a new mri, and was like "look, if you were a contact sport guy I'd clear you for full activity. You're fine. If something hurts don't do it, sure there's a risk/reward aspect so you need to keep that in mind".
The hex bar feels great to me and i think starting with that and then working in squats was the right order for me stuff it helped build a solid base.
I'm not going to go nuts with trying to add weight, but in the past i maxed out at 205 for FS and i was lighter. I think it'll come back fast.
Obviously preventing future injury is important, so i might end up staying lighter even if i hit those numbers. Ill definitely need to find something else to do either for exercises or what not. Sticking to the sane weights for a long time sounds boring, though i guess mixing it up could be fun. Who knows what I'll be into in the future.Edited by ridethecliche - 2/9/15 at 11:26pm