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Old 03-09-2013, 04:43 PM   #71
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I have watched the video back and I was being hyper critical at the time.
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My view on this is that I start too upright but with a lower bar position. To keep the bar over my hips my body rounds my upper back. Shame I didn't video my back off sets because on those I set myself slightly further forward and could maintain the back angle throughout. Looks smooth though despite the technical mistake.
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:30 PM   #73
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To keep the bar over my hips my body rounds my upper back.
The danger with this is that as you lean forward you squat on top of your thighs (rather than in between) and don't reach depth, hard to tell from the angle on this.

What was the depth like?
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I thought the back position was fine.

The danger with this is that as you lean forward you squat on top of your thighs (rather than in between) and don't reach depth, hard to tell from the angle on this.

What was the depth like?
It was comfortably in but not ATG. What do you think about the shift halfway down? Do I just need to tighten my upper back?
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:27 PM   #75
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I wager from the front you look more upright than you would from the side and back.

I come a little forward as I reach the hole, like this, but still look very upright from the front.
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Strong work Al.

Thats as low bar as it comes
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Squats and Bench

Squats with 4" cambered bar to help shoulders and elbows
Bar x lots 60kgs x 5 100kgs x 3 140kgs x 1
Add belt
170kgs x 1 190kgs x 1 205kgs x 1

Back offs:
170kgs x 3 meant to do 4 but forgot so punished myself with
175kgs x 4 Best set of the day.

Bench
Bar x 10 60kgs x 5 80kgs x 3 100kgs x 3 115kgs x 10, 6, 4, 4

Leg Press
215kgs for 3 sets of 20

Standing DB press
22kgs x 18, 16, 12 (last week was 10, 10, 6 ) Triceps are getting a bit more used to the volume here.

Finished with a superset of seated curls and overhead tricep extensions. Worked in with someone else for 4 supersets with whatever weight he used but doing slightly more reps
Strong work as usual Al ... keep kiling it buddy ...
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Thanks guys.

DEADLIFTS

Foam roll and stretch

Deadlifts from floor
70kgs x 8, 8
120kgs x 3
160kgs x fail @ double overhand
160kgs x 1
Add belt
180kgs x 1
200kgs x 1
215kgs x 2 Comfortable
185kgs x 3 Resetting each rep
185kgs x 6 Touch and go

High block pulls
170kgs x 10, 10, 8

Pull ups with wide grip
10, 10, 8

DB Rows
52kgs x 21, 21 (+2 reps from last week)

Deadlifts went really well tonight. Adjusted my head position down a bit and it made my pull feel natural for the first time I can remember in AGES! 215 double was comfortable but stuck to the plan and didn't push it. Plan at the moment is to do the back offs as first set with resets and second set touch and go. Plan is to hit twice as many reps on the second set.

Assistance is really hard on this day; high volume pulling is literally sickening but I got it done. I have now stopped heaving long enough to eat but have a huge pump in my glutes

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Good work mate, but you should've gone for 227.5. Take advantage of the sessions where you feel strong!

Also there's a distinct lack of banter in that video. I'm disappointed.
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Good work mate, but you should've gone for 227.5. Take advantage of the sessions where you feel strong!

Also there's a distinct lack of banter in that video. I'm disappointed.
I want the "heavy" reps to groove my form. If I start hitching the isht out of a 227 it's not going to help. I'll pulling it for reps soon enough.

Oh and the banter was so horrific I had to put music over it
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