Random health and exercise thoughts

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  1. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    Does university in the UK not come with equipped standard with some sort of exercise facilities?
     


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    seems legit, fwiw idk if push presses have any carryover to the ohp, but I've definitely increased my press and I've done almost no straight pressing since starting OL.
     
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    db_ggmm Senior member

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    That reminds me to update that thing.

    I always forget push presses too. That is definitely on my list.
     
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    Buy an Iron Gym. All your back needs. (For body weight exercise I mean)
     


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    inverted rows? Honestly just get a chin up thing for a doorway they're like $20.
     


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    buy "convict conditioning" by paul wade
     


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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    this was 4 reps of a 330x7 rep set, any tips on fixing my back curve other than getting stronger?
    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     
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    bbaquiran Senior member

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    Lower your hips more, set your lower back and push your chest out before you start pulling.
     


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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    I basically can't lower my hips anymore because of flexibility/balance, I can hold myself in a low squat if I'm holding onto the bar but if I don't then I'll fall back.
     
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    bbaquiran Senior member

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    Try a sumo stance, and work on the flexibility issue in the meantime.
     
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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Fuck sumo, those aren't real DLs. I've never been able to do a full squat without falling backwards, I worked on my hips every day for 15 minutes for 3 months, hardly made a difference.

    *edit* after deadlifting my sofa while looking at my reflection I think I've made some progress, will take video next week when I think I do 350. Push my chest out, scrape the fuck out of my knees- will definitely try.
     
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    :facepalm: sumo owns. make the gym stop playing phil collins and your deadlift will improve. also, deadlifting with hex plates is a cast-iron bitch, my condolences :(

    serious though try setting up behind the bar a little bit more, it looks like your arms are bent and your shoulders are way in front of the bar which is giving you less leverage than if your arms were perpendicular to the floor. when you start pulling your back is almost at parallel; i dont know how you would be able to minimize back rounding from that starting position other than getting more flexible and setting up further back.
     


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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    hahaha you noticed Invisible Touch playing. I added that post. :D

    I learned to DL based off Starting Strength, which says the bar should bisect the middle of your foot, so I always thought that it was non-negotiable. You're saying that I should increase the distance between the bar and my shins, so my arms go straight down to the bar, yeah?
     


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    no, keep the bar where it is, just lean back more which is going to change your hip angle, hence the flexibility thing. it will feel awful at first, but i went from the ripptoe shoulders-past-the-bar to sitting back more and keeping my arms perpendicular and its helped me out a lot. before, i was thinking about pulling the bar up off the floor which was making my back wonky like so. now, i think about taking the slack out of the bar + leaning back against the weight, then driving my heels into the ground; its just a matter of pushing my hips forward after that. the way it was put to me is that if youre set up properly, if you let go of the bar you should go flying backwards.

    hate to throw an ia link at you but www.ironaddicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29388
     
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