• Weightlifting/Bodybuilding Thread V.4 - I wanna look like that guy from Fight Club
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[QUOTE=Reader;34786700]Let us know what ss pp is[/QUOTE] for the hundreth god damn time [release] Monday 3x5 Squat 3x5 Bench press / Press (Alternating) Chin-ups: 3 sets to failure or add weight if completing more than 15 reps Wednesday 3x5 Squat 3x5 Press / Bench Press (Alternating) 1x5 Deadlift Friday 3x5 Squat 3x5 Bench Press / Press (Alternating) Pull-ups: 3 sets to failure or add weight if completing more than 15 reps [/release]
I just hit another PR on deadlift. Using flat bottom shoes seems to help a lot. But the weird thing is I did it without a belt. I had a small curve on my lower back, but it wasn't a sort of "cat back" you see on youtube videos, and the weight wasn't resting on my spine. I taped the lift to see my tech. I'd love to continue not using belt, because it seems I don't get much advantage from using it. But I have a very small curve if I don't use it. But I can find lots of videos of powerlifters having a small curve. So is this a dangerous back angle or not? [img]http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/5139/deadlift123.png[/img] also, dem ass. And I probably should try to use more leg drive. I can upload it on youtube when I find a way to flip it E: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=261vSYkHp9g[/media]
You can't have perfect technique all the time, and for the most part, you won't die instantly from having a "cat back". Try your best to keep back straight; lower weight, fix technique... whatever you need to insure good form. About the belt - I never use it. No need, it is useless scientifically. I have forsaken it because I prefer my back to have more flexibility and so that I would have to actively be conscious of my technique. EDIT: looking at video, you got an ok form. You might want to lose the underhand + over hand sort of grip. Wanting to push more weight is fine, but not on the expense of your biceps. If you are having grip issues, do heavy db rows.
Last time I checked. The over-underhand technique was a legit technique used by professionals. I even use it on the heavier lifts.
Thanks. Got to try using regular grip. And my tech is probably much better on 5 rep sets. That is my current PR.
[QUOTE=Thaard;34792500]Last time I checked. The over-underhand technique was a legit technique used by professionals. I even use it on the heavier lifts.[/QUOTE] You may be fine deadlifting 400 lbs with that grip, but the truth is it is unnecessary and is misused. I could assume one would use such grip to increase weight on bar / be able to lock the weight because he can't with a double‐pronated grip / engage biceps more. That's counterproductive to your grip, you symmetry and may even cause injury eventually due to that. [url]http://uknowledge.uky.edu/gradschool_theses/87/[/url]
[QUOTE=Seith;34792761]You may be fine deadlifting 400 lbs with that grip, but the truth is it is unnecessary and is misused. I could assume one would use such grip to increase weight on bar / be able to lock the weight because he can't with a double‐pronated grip / engage biceps more. That's counterproductive to your grip, you symmetry and may even cause injury eventually due to that. [url]http://uknowledge.uky.edu/gradschool_theses/87/[/url][/QUOTE] Your at risk for a bicep tear, but it's pretty minimal. The guys who tend to do it are pulling 700+.
[URL="http://www.gustrength.com/eric-troy:biceps-tears-from-deadlifts"]An interesting article about deadlifts & bicep tears. [/URL]
[QUOTE=Maucer;34793252][URL="http://www.gustrength.com/eric-troy:biceps-tears-from-deadlifts"]An interesting article about deadlifts & bicep tears. [/URL][/QUOTE] intredasting
[QUOTE=Thaard;34792500]Last time I checked. The over-underhand technique was a legit technique used by professionals. I even use it on the heavier lifts.[/QUOTE] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wjq82nYPUeo[/media] Dat alternating grip.
I can't deadlift without it. The bar slips out of my hands. Even with a lighter weight like 200. Shit just starts slipping.
[QUOTE=Kel|oggs;34799394]I can't deadlift without it. The bar slips out of my hands. Even with a lighter weight like 200. Shit just starts slipping.[/QUOTE] ... strengthen your grip instead of covering it up at the risk of your bicep. (even though so minimal)
How much weight is too much for calf raises? I don't want to tear shit.
[QUOTE=Region;34800268]How much weight is too much for calf raises? I don't want to tear shit.[/QUOTE] You'd be able to tell when your knees cave in. Very uncommon tear around the people who train to get bigger. It's a stationary position, so there are no sharp leg movements. It's an up and down motion. But then again, it can even happen when doing simple stretching, so ease your mind.
[QUOTE=Seith;34800340]You'd be able to tell when your knees cave in. Very uncommon tear around the people who train to get bigger. It's a stationary position, so there are no sharp leg movements. It's an up and down motion. But then again, it can even happen when doing simple stretching, so ease your mind.[/QUOTE] Got it. Also another question.. Yesterday i DL'ed for like the 5th time ever. I started out with good form, Middle was really shitty form, because i felt it, and tried to correct it and succeeded at correcting it at the end. But now i got some lower back pain. How badly did i fuck something up?
I usually define "fucking up" something as a see-a-doctor, can't get out of bed; walking is a pain and sitting. And when I say pain, I mean actual pain - not tense or stiff muscles - but I am about to cry. It will pass, and you will come out stronger.
The deadlift is awesome. I'll just throw in my 2 cents: - bicep tear is rare and happens with wrong technique. it's when you don't lockout your arms completely and forget to keep them under tension. you can actually see how his left bicep contracts to move the weight, which is stupid. if you are doing additional grip work, then parallel grip isn't that important. but work your grip hard. i like to use thick bars (~ 2,7 inches diameter) and my Captains of Crush gripper. - the belt helps a bit by allowing your belly to create more pressure. it has something to press against. they suck though, because you should be able to create the pressure on your own without the aid of a belt. if you can't... well, that sucks. try lifting something heavy without it. ("belly pressure", intra-abdominal pressure, intra-thoracic pressure. basically what you do when doing the valsalva maneuver.) - a small back curve won't kill you. in fact, it's what really strengthens your back. the keyword is small here; if you exaggerate it, you'll definitely snap something when lifting heavy. Did you guys read Dinosaur Training? It's about old school strongman training, pretty cool.
dinosaur........ trex.......... trex mode......................................................
When can I start doing dumbbell work.
[QUOTE=Thaard;34792500]Last time I checked. The over-underhand technique was a legit technique used by professionals. I even use it on the heavier lifts.[/QUOTE] Last time i checked my dick was lodged firmly in your ass
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Did somebody talk about bicep tears?
Is 40g of protein and 950 calories in one meal good if I'm planning to bulk?
[QUOTE=ImTerryCrews;34788696]for the hundreth god damn time [release] Monday 3x5 Squat 3x5 Bench press / Press (Alternating) Chin-ups: 3 sets to failure or add weight if completing more than 15 reps Wednesday 3x5 Squat 3x5 Press / Bench Press (Alternating) 1x5 Deadlift Friday 3x5 Squat 3x5 Bench Press / Press (Alternating) Pull-ups: 3 sets to failure or add weight if completing more than 15 reps [/release][/QUOTE] Is that all workout I need for optimal bodybuilding? Considering I eat good?
I believe that's for strength-gain, not bodybuilding? Not sure though.
Can you guys get me some workout for getting bigger and growing up you know, there are just too much stuff I can't really decide which one to go with.
[QUOTE=Reader;34819149]Can you guys get me some workout for getting bigger and growing up you know, there are just too much stuff I can't really decide which one to go with.[/QUOTE] Read OP. [url]http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1094249[/url]
[QUOTE=Reader;34819149]Can you guys get me some workout for getting bigger and growing up you know, there are just too much stuff I can't really decide which one to go with.[/QUOTE] lower reps for a beginner still ellicits high amounts of growth and not just cns adaptations dont be silly
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