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Old 09-03-2013, 02:53 PM   #791
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Bearded beast, why do you use the " slingshot" when you bench sometimes? Please can you explain what it is for. I have only been doing bodybuilding style benches and am wondering if they would be any good for hitting the triceps more.
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Bearded beast, why do you use the " slingshot" when you bench sometimes? Please can you explain what it is for. I have only been doing bodybuilding style benches and am wondering if they would be any good for hitting the triceps more.
Long story short I benched over 20 years with really poor form. If I bench without support, I pickup shoulder and arm strains that last for weeks.

For other lifters it's a great overload tool It allows you to increase lifting intensity. I am certain if you used it on close grip bench presses that it would be excellent for triceps.
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Big Hairy Ugly Dude, This is a question regarding peaking and rest and maintenance going into a meet. My last training session is scheduled for 18 days before the meet, and as this is my first full meet, I thought I would ask someone who has experience how to handle that 2.5 weeks. The first week is the week of Thanksgiving and the second is Dead Week before my semester finals, if you think that may have any bearing. Thanks in advance.
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Big Hairy Ugly Dude, This is a question regarding peaking and rest and maintenance going into a meet. My last training session is scheduled for 18 days before the meet, and as this is my first full meet, I thought I would ask someone who has experience how to handle that 2.5 weeks. The first week is the week of Thanksgiving and the second is Dead Week before my semester finals, if you think that may have any bearing. Thanks in advance.
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Well I would drop all assistance work during that time. You will need to something for 1.5 weeks, and then take the last week off.

Can you post your last week of training (big lifts only) and what relative intensity you will be using? Thanks!
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Just recently saw your deadlifting cycle video and I wanted your opinion about how I should approach my deadlifting.

I lifted in high school but I didn't track anything, just tried to get strong for football. I have been tracking my progress and counting calories for about a year now (i'm in college now). I weigh 145 pounds and I can squat about 320 for one rep and bench press about 245 for one rep. However, I have no idea what my deadlift max is because I have never done it. I power-cleaned in high school and got up to 240 for one rep, but I haven't done it since. Our school gym just recently installed some deadlift platforms so I am going to add it to my routine. I feel that I am at the intermediate level but I'm not sure how to approach the deadlift. Should I start with a basic 3x5 and work up, or what are your thoughts? I am currently running Wendler's 5/3/1 four days a week cycle.
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Just recently saw your deadlifting cycle video and I wanted your opinion about how I should approach my deadlifting.

I lifted in high school but I didn't track anything, just tried to get strong for football. I have been tracking my progress and counting calories for about a year now (i'm in college now). I weigh 145 pounds and I can squat about 320 for one rep and bench press about 245 for one rep. However, I have no idea what my deadlift max is because I have never done it. I power-cleaned in high school and got up to 240 for one rep, but I haven't done it since. Our school gym just recently installed some deadlift platforms so I am going to add it to my routine. I feel that I am at the intermediate level but I'm not sure how to approach the deadlift. Should I start with a basic 3x5 and work up, or what are your thoughts? I am currently running Wendler's 5/3/1 four days a week cycle.
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I would take the deadlift slow. Don't try to go heavy for the first month. Use a comfortable weight and practice form. Study some of the videos we have in the forum on deadlifting.

When you feel that your form is ok, take 3-4 months to build it using a simple 3x5. After this period, if you feel form is ok, I would integrate it into Wendler's.

One thing I strongly suggest is to take videos of your form every couple of weeks and let someone with a lot of experience point out any flaws you might have.

If you do this we'd be glad to help.

Also, I hope you will consider sticking around and running a training log. We'd love to monitor your progress and help with a little encouragement.
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Hey Hit,

Well I would drop all assistance work during that time. You will need to something for 1.5 weeks, and then take the last week off.

Can you post your last week of training (big lifts only) and what relative intensity you will be using? Thanks!
I am running BIG again, so my last week of training will be (All weights are VERY conservative projections):

Squats: 565 at 3 doubles
Bench: 315 at 3 doubles and a paused single
Deadlift: 500 at 5 doubles

Pulls will be early on in the last week of training, squats last.
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Hey big hairy dude, just have a simple question. I'm 32 yrs old with 9 kids and a job that I work 50-68 hrs weekly. I can usually sneak into the garage for about an hr to a hr and a half 4 days a week. I'm just starting 5/3/1 because I was really interested in training for power not hypertrophy. Do you think there is hope for me to become a old strong man like you or am I starting off to late with to little time to give? Thanks for your time.
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I know my numbers are all crazy because my big lifts suck but i've only started to attempt squat and deadlift 2 months ago I was stupid and was a chest and bicep guy for a couple of yrs in the early 2000's
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