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post #56536 of 57263
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Originally Posted by tesseract View Post

Ok rhet nerds, pros and cons of Gratson?

Had a "tear" in my pronator teres, 6 weeks of regular PT (stretching and small muscle exercises) did nothing. 3 Graston treatments had me back to 95% in 1.5 weeks
post #56537 of 57263
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post

I'm guessing you mean Graston.

Cons: If the tissue is already damaged or it's a locked up muscle, it'll hurt. Sometimes to the point of tears. Possible bruising, but shouldn't be a lot. Also you may feel that absolutely nothing was accomplished.

Pros: It COULD result in faster recovery. Even instant. Calf was seized up once and was painful to walk up and down stairs. Few minutes of (painful) Graston and it freed up and honestly felt like there was nothing ever wrong with my calf.

Just my experience.

Yes, Gratson, typo. I just have insanely hard muscle fascia on my quads to the point where accupuncture needles bent last time they went down my IT band. I would like to fix that.
post #56538 of 57263

When you guys do standing military presses, do you stretch your shoulders back so that the bar is on top or a little behind your head, I guess sorta like olympic snatches?

 

Someone told me that if I do glute ham raises correctly, I should barely be able to do 10 without weights. What's the correct way of doing them besides being straight and holding your position at the top?

post #56539 of 57263
Standing OHP? Yes, a standard cue is "head thru the key hole". The bar path will lead behind your head at full extension. I cannot speak to if that is optimal for building muscle or strength.
post #56540 of 57263
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Originally Posted by tesseract View Post

Yes, Gratson, typo. I just have insanely hard muscle fascia on my quads to the point where accupuncture needles bent last time they went down my IT band. I would like to fix that.

That's fucking crazy. If there's a reputable ART/Graston practitioner near you, I'd def consult with them.
post #56541 of 57263
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post

That's fucking crazy. If there's a reputable ART/Graston practitioner near you, I'd def consult with them.

There is one near me that works with all of the top bodybuilders and shit around here but making appointments is near impossible.
post #56542 of 57263
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There is one near me that works with all of the top bodybuilders and shit around here but making appointments is near impossible.

Same. As soon as someone finds out a guy is good, they get a million referrals and then you basically have to drop everything to make absurd appointment times.
post #56543 of 57263
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post

Same. As soon as someone finds out a guy is good, they get a million referrals and then you basically have to drop everything to make absurd appointment times.
My fiances uncle is a chiro who is certified in it but he's an old guy and I really don't trust he would have the same knowledge as a guy who works on bodybuilders. Check his Instagram @bodmechanic
post #56544 of 57263
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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post

Standing OHP? Yes, a standard cue is "head thru the key hole". The bar path will lead behind your head at full extension. I cannot speak to if that is optimal for building muscle or strength.

Alan Thrall just made an awesome video about OHP form

TL;DW: yea, some lean back is necessary.... just clench your butt and keep a neutral spine. Gets pretty easy with practice. I prefer standing OHP to sitting because when I sit I just wind up extending the hell out of my spine.
post #56545 of 57263
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Originally Posted by MGoCrimson View Post
 

The ortho bro culture is real

 

Not really. I'm pretty sure I don't want to go into ortho. It's just the research I'm most familiar with and this is a paid gig.

post #56546 of 57263
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

 

Not really. I'm pretty sure I don't want to go into ortho. It's just the research I'm most familiar with and this is a paid gig.

Haha I was making a generalization. Ortho and PM docs IME are pretty bro. Even the sexagenarians 

post #56547 of 57263

Recently discovered sumo deadlift off blocks.

 

I have pulled sumo from the floor before, but it has always felt a bit weird

 

With the blocks I set it so the bar is a couple of inches below the knee cap. Much more comfortable position than from the floor and (of course) easier.

 

Short ROM. The whole lift is basically just locking out the knees, so you can go quite heavy. Was able to pull my best competiton deadlift for an easy single today at a lower bodyweight.

post #56548 of 57263
Seems like the best sumo pullers recommend lifters who are new to sumo to pull from blocks to learn the mechanics and now to properly use your hips
post #56549 of 57263
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post

Seems like the best sumo pullers recommend lifters who are new to sumo to pull from blocks to learn the mechanics and now to properly use your hips

 

Yeah, that makes sense.

Its funny how its easier to get into a good position with heavier weights. You can sorta pull your hips closer to the bar but higher up with the weight as counterweight.

post #56550 of 57263
Back to my 5x5 progress, doing well overall, last week I absolutely killed it, but this Monday and then today just felt... sluggish? I've been eating well, resting well, etc. Don't know what's up but just haven't been there this week. I switched up my pre-workout, but that really should not matter, right? After squats it just zaps all of my energy for the rest of the workout. Any help powering through is helpful.
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