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Old 01-02-2013, 04:11 PM   #6221
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Agreed. I might never get there but I really want to pull like this:

900 Raw Deadlift @ 220 - USP Labs Chris Duffin (w/Straps) - YouTube

His form is exceptional and when I think about pulling myself into position, that's what it looks like to me.
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Yep, pull like that guy.
Oh OK - I see the difference now.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:38 PM   #6222
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Well that was hard work

Bench Press
Warm-ups
122.5kgs for 4 sets of 3 with 60 seconds rest
Missed the 3rd rep on the 5th set so dropped and did
100kgs for 8

Front Squats
Warmed up to 105kgs for 4 sets of 3
Felt very sick at this point and wanted to save myself for deadlifts so called it there

Sumo pulls
Warmed up raw then suit on with straps down and no belt
130kgs for 6 singles and working on pulling myself into position
Went up to 150kgs to try to get more to pull against and did 6 more singles. Last one with straps up.

Still a work in progress but the last rep flew up. BIG difference from Monday:

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Old 01-03-2013, 05:57 PM   #6223
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Great to see some progress in just a few days Al! I noticed the back rounding was more pronounced on the last single in the vid.

Do fronts normally make you feel ill? Strong benching as well
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:42 PM   #6224
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Great workout Al! Always a good day when form is better! Just need some sun on those white ass legs jk! Keep up the strong work bud!
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:03 PM   #6225
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Still a work in progress but the last rep flew up. BIG difference from Monday:
Glad to hear it. Keep building momentum.
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I think you should pull the shoulders back some more. They seem a little fwd to me.
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Cool logo to start that vid!

Since it's pick on LtL's deadlift day, I see a lot of sumo guys who turn their toes out more and stick their knees way out so that the bar is on the iside of their shins practically touching their calf muscle. Would that help you get lower and stay behind the bar easier?

I love the way this routine is laid out with each lift or a variation every day.

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Thanks guys.

@JB and Mike - Agreed on the shoulders and I too have been wondering if a slightly wider and more feet out stance would help achieve that... Will try tomorrow. Going for BHTNP, high bar squats in oly shoes and more suited pulls.

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It's better. You see how you're reaching down more now, you keep sitting back and keep sitting back until you get maximum tightness and then explode. The bottom position should be uncomfortable, coiled spring is the cliché here.

My concern from the previous video was that you basically didn't make any effort to get tight whatsoever. That is always going to translate into a weak lockout and when the weights get heavy it just isn't a strong position to pull sumo.

Shoulders back even more and back even more arched are the two things to work on now, if you can do that then you will literally fly from the bottom with so much force the lift will be a forgone conclusion.
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It's better. You see how you're reaching down more now, you keep sitting back and keep sitting back until you get maximum tightness and then explode. The bottom position should be uncomfortable, coiled spring is the cliché here.

My concern from the previous video was that you basically didn't make any effort to get tight whatsoever. That is always going to translate into a weak lockout and when the weights get heavy it just isn't a strong position to pull sumo.

Shoulders back even more and back even more arched are the two things to work on now, if you can do that then you will literally fly from the bottom with so much force the lift will be a forgone conclusion.
Thanks man. Worked on arching and getting more behind the bar today.
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