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Old 06-12-2013, 03:43 PM   #551
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Thanks, big man. Do you think a deload is necessary after smolov Jr? I hate deloads too. I'm not doing a powerlifting meet, but I was wondering whether you deload after a meet.

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Old 06-12-2013, 05:06 PM   #552
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what can i do to keep my body more upright on squats? as the weight gets heavier im having trouble holding the bar on my back and keeping my chest up.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:06 PM   #553
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i would post a video but i gotta get a couple more post on here lol
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:22 PM   #554
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No I dont get any other pain from other chest exercises
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:04 AM   #555
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I started training the deadlift this year to make a foray into powerlifting. My best is 535lbs conventional which was a few weeks ago. This week, I was only able to pull 500 but I could feel that my technique was off. I came to the conclusion that I have gotten faster off the floor. Because I am able to break the bar off the ground faster, and I am pulling as fast as possible my hips are now shooting up before I can bring my chest up. So now, I have several questions. They may be silly, but I lack experience so here they are:

1. Does this line of thinking sound like anything you have experienced?
2. Could this mean that my speed is now too fast for my back strength?
3. Should I break the bar off the ground slower, then accelerate my pull?
4. Is it normal to take "two steps forward, one step backward" in powerlifting training?
5. Am I just over-thinking a bad day where I lost form and slipped too far over the bar?
6. General deadlifting advice for a guy who has been training for sports/military for 15 years, but only deadlifting 6 months...?

Thanks in advance for sharing your experience.

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Old 06-14-2013, 09:47 AM   #556
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I don't think how you are feeling is stretching related. I think you need to take a deload week and drop the weight by 40% to allow for some recovery.

I hate stretching. I did some back in the day.

I will say this...if you are feeling hammered, perhaps you are simply doing too much work each week.
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hi bearded beast

I cant do power shrugs due to that I don't have a power rack to do them in so I am going to do the standard BB shrug, I know that they are not as effective as the power shrug but I feel I don't have any other option's.

would you recommend to use a rep goal for BB shrugs, and if you do what rep goal would you recommend and for how many sets.

thanks in advance bearded beast.
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Hello again, I've increased my squat in about 60lbs since 3 months ago, I'm still at 140lbs weight (probably a little higher, I've noticed my back and legs have grew a bit) squating 155lbs right now wich is a very good improvement for me because I was struggling to squat my own bodyweight. The problem is I'm feeling pain on my hips when I squat, to be more precise I'm feeling the pain as I go down and at the bottom of the squat, right now the pain is bearable (it heals itself the day after) but I'm afraid it could get worse as the weight gets heavier. Also, I'm feeling my abs working very hard at the bottom of the squat, I don't know if it has anything to do with my hip pain but I just wanted to mention it. So, how can I fix this? What should I do big hairy ugly dude?
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Thanks, big man. Do you think a deload is necessary after smolov Jr? I hate deloads too. I'm not doing a powerlifting meet, but I was wondering whether you deload after a meet.
Yes, I would deload.

Smolov is more of a dual factor training type of set up. You should be accumulating fatigue as well as fitness (strength). It's a good idea to take a week off to let the fatigue rescind so the fitness can start to shine.
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what can i do to keep my body more upright on squats? as the weight gets heavier im having trouble holding the bar on my back and keeping my chest up.
Have a video of your squats? I think I know the cause, but a video will help.

Usually the big issues are a loose upper back and flying elbows, and/or knees inside of the feet.
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