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Originally Posted by accordion View Post

so what's the general guideline of getting stronger while gaining as little mass as possible? Stick to low reps and max often?
Why do you want to be strong but doesn't look like you lift? Be careful with this type of training because if your muscles are strong enough to handle the load you might have a bad day and use shitty techniques and end up injuring yourself.
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Reasons aside, heres my advice if you want to be strong without much added size.

Keep reps low but do many sets, train the movements with pretty high frequency so you practice often, and only do assistance exercises that are specific to the powerlifts.

So instead of having leg extensions as an accessory, do olympic squats, as these have a higher carryover to your regular squats. Keep reps fairly low on these assistance lifts as well.

Don't do a lot of rowing. It will not help a raw bench much. For shoulder health, rear delt isolation like face pulls is better. Some rowing might help your deadlift if you pull conventional. For me 4-5 sets a week has been enough. Don't do a lot of direct shoulder work. Same goes for biceps. 3-5 sets a week is enough here as well. In short you do not want any unnecessary muscle mass that wont help you squat, bench and deadlift heavy. I assume that your goal is strength in only those lifts.

Hop on a good powerlifting program like Sheiko ones linear progression doesnt work anymore. Follow the programs in their planned succession for a long time.

Lastly, eat at caloric balance or very small surplus.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

What exercises are you doing on tbd different days?

Easssoooonnnn
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Regarding the martial arts talk the other day, this is the type of CQC system I'm interested in. 

 

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Notice how the attacker stops on the first block every time? And kicking a knife attacker in the head?! Nice way to get stabbed in the balls
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Looks a lot like aikido in that respect
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Anyone could defend against those weak ass slow ass punches.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Easssoooonnnn

It's just Squat/bench/row/pullups alternating with squat/press/deadlifts. I regulate the sets as needed. Usually I do 5x5 for squat and bench, 3x5 for press, 1x5 for deads, and whatever for the others.

If anyone is interested in martial arts, self-defense, or simply the human reality of violence, I highly recommend Meditations on Violence.

Read it when you have time, it isn't long: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_UppXo8ZcHvX091dm81WjlsVlE/view?usp=sharing
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I need your help with something guys.

 

I read wonders about these weighlifting shoes that are great for squatting and all that... but what I wonder is if there is too much difference between these type of shoes and the shoes that are made for Crossfit. I think they have the same shape and seems to me like they are the same... do any of you know??

 

Thanks in advance.

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Originally Posted by Chulillo View Post

I need your help with something guys.

I read wonders about these weighlifting shoes that are great for squatting and all that... but what I wonder is if there is too much difference between these type of shoes and the shoes that are made for Crossfit. I think they have the same shape and seems to me like they are the same... do any of you know??

Thanks in advance.
Lifting shoes have a solid heel so they don't compress in the drive. They're no real use for X-fit cos you can't really run or box jump in them. Opposite applies for X-fit shoes used for lifting; they don't give the same solid base. Even Inov8 335's which are supposed to be kinda a hybrid of both are reviewed to be horrible for running.
TL:DR. Get lifting shoes for lifting
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Originally Posted by Chulillo View Post

I need your help with something guys.

I read wonders about these weighlifting shoes that are great for squatting and all that... but what I wonder is if there is too much difference between these type of shoes and the shoes that are made for Crossfit. I think they have the same shape and seems to me like they are the same... do any of you know??

Thanks in advance.

Crossfit shoes, like the nano, are a kind of minimalist shoe. They are light weight and have a flat sole, I kind of think of them like updated chucks - though the sole of the nano is maybe slightly more squishy than chucks.

Lifting shoes are more rigid, heavier, and have a raised heel. Pretty much the opposite of a minimalist shoe.
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Thank you for your opinions. I saw a friend with his new crossfit shoes and they seems to have a solid base as do the squat shoes... so that got me thinking... he uses those shoes for squatting, deadlifting but not for anything else... so I was curious and thought that maybe they could be used for those purpuses.... and he is not the only guy I have seen using two different pairs of shoes while doing crossfit... that is why I asked.

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I use these for squats and deadlifts http://www.reebok.com/us/reebok-crossfit-lite-tr/V59968.html and for anything that requires a lot of grip. The sole is ridiculous — impossible to lose grip on the floor.

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Thanks for the recommendation @MGoCrimson 

 
I think I will ask my friend if he lets me borrow his once and see how it feels...
I googled the shoe I was talking about and his Reebok R Crossfit Lifter 2.0 or something like that, I googled it a while ago... it has many good reviews. Anyways, I will keep you inform if he ever lets me use them hahaha...
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

Notice how the attacker stops on the first block every time? And kicking a knife attacker in the head?! Nice way to get stabbed in the balls

 

Regarding the knife, if you look closer, you'll see that the defender had control of the attacker's knife hand/arm before he laid in the kicks.  That being said, unless you're under some obligation to stand and face a knife assailant (e.g. cop), your best knife defense is to train the 40 meter dash.

 

Regarding "weak ass punches," the point was to demonstrate the techniques, not sparring.  That's why the attacker wasn't going at 100%, and neither was the cop.  Actually, there's no reason to spar at 100%, either.  

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