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Old 08-25-2013, 06:19 PM   #761
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Dear Bearded Beast,

In your experience, is there anything a taller lifter should be doing differently? I'm 6'6 with disproportionately long legs and arms (6'9" wingspan!) and I've always struggled with benching heavy weight and maintaining squat form.

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It sounds like your eating is fine. The one thing I would like you to do is get a notebook or App for your phone/iPad and list everything you eat for one week.
Thanks BBOD for looking at my diet!!! Now i feel more confident about the way I've been eating. I'll write down everything I'm eating and do like you said.

I'm also going to start doing more conditioning work.
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Dear Bearded Beast,

In your experience, is there anything a taller lifter should be doing differently? I'm 6'6 with disproportionately long legs and arms (6'9" wingspan!) and I've always struggled with benching heavy weight and maintaining squat form.

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Hi SGL,

I would try widening your bench press grip by about a finger's width each month until you find a really comfortable groove. A wider width will shorten the pressing distance.

My only other advice is to get your chest, shoulders and arms as strong as possible. Force your bench press to move up by getting as crazy strong as you can.

For squats, adjustments might be in order. I would like to see if you have any common flaws before making recommendations. Do you have any videos of your squats live on the net?
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:31 PM   #764
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BBOD is it ok to get most of my dietary fat from vegetable oil (sunflower and canola)?
I know you suggest to only keep track of protein and calories, but after watching icecreamfitness' videos on nutrition i realized i was not eating enough fat at all.

anyway, i guess it should not be very different to olive oil, but what do you think?
thanks a lot!

(sorry if my english is not very good)

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Old 08-26-2013, 12:52 PM   #765
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BBOD is it ok to get most of my dietary fat from vegetable oil (sunflower and canola)?
I know you suggest to only keep track of protein and calories, but after watching icecreamfitness' videos on nutrition i realized i was not eating enough fat at all.

anyway, i guess it should not be very different to olive oil, but what do you think?
thanks a lot!

(sorry if my english is not very good)
I wouldn't recommend that at all. Butter, heavy cream, and fat from meats, eggs and dairy are far more nutritionally dense. Avocados, Greek yogurt, almonds and nuts. There are a million choices better than canola.

I am not a fan of canola oil/rape seed oil in the least. Here is more info:

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Like all modern vegetable oils, canola oil goes through the process of caustic refining, bleaching and degumming all of which involve high temperatures or chemicals of questionable safety. And because canola oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which easily become rancid and foul-smelling when subjected to oxygen and high temperatures, it must be deodorized. The standard deodorization process removes a large portion of the omega-3 fatty acids by turning them into trans fatty acids.
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:27 PM   #766
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thank you very much for the info, i really appreciate it!

my reason to use cooking oil was that i don't have a very large budget for my nutrition, and sunflower/canola oil is much much more affordable than olive oil (at least in my country). do you think pure sunflower oil would have the same problems? if so, could you please reccomend some cheap fat sources?

by the way, i'm new to the forum, i tried to post a personal introduction, but the link is broken.

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thank you very much for the info, i really appreciate it!

my reason to use cooking oil was that i don't have a very large budget for my nutrition, and sunflower/canola oil is much much more affordable than olive oil (at least in my country). do you think pure sunflower oil would have the same problems? if so, could you please reccomend some cheap fat sources?

by the way, i'm new to the forum, i tried to post a personal introduction, but the link is broken.
It may be helpful to post a list of the sorts of oils that you can afford (or are considering buying) and then selections can be advised from that; it's difficult to give suggestions based on price if the person trying to assist does not live in the same country/area and not realise what sort of prices people are up against.
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thank you very much for the info, i really appreciate it!

my reason to use cooking oil was that i don't have a very large budget for my nutrition, and sunflower/canola oil is much much more affordable than olive oil (at least in my country). do you think pure sunflower oil would have the same problems? if so, could you please reccomend some cheap fat sources?

by the way, i'm new to the forum, i tried to post a personal introduction, but the link is broken.
I will bump your post count to you can post links.

In America the most convenient fat sources are butter, dairy and eggs.

Like 5kg said, if you list the fats that are reasonable we will help you choose the best options.
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BBOD,

I just wanted to say thanks for the common sense advice and pushing of consistency in your vids. I was out of the lifting game for about 6 years and I struggled for the last 2.5 or so years finding my way back in. Between the rep goal progression and just making training a priority, I'm finally progressing in all the big lifts.

Thanks again!
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BBOD,

I just wanted to say thanks for the common sense advice and pushing of consistency in your vids. I was out of the lifting game for about 6 years and I struggled for the last 2.5 or so years finding my way back in. Between the rep goal progression and just making training a priority, I'm finally progressing in all the big lifts.

Thanks again!
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Thanks for taking the time to let me know how things are going. It means a lot to hear success stories. Stay strong and let me know if you need anything.
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