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Old 06-01-2011, 02:51 AM   #901
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Keep pumping hombre, they will come. What's your current arm size, and do you know how your guns have changed this past year?
When I got married in September they were around 15". Last time I measured around a month ago they were around 15.8-15.9". I need to measure again really to see if it's working but my big problem is that when I strict curl like last night, I get more forearm pump than bicep pump

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Oh, I see Does rowing cause the problem as well?
No Jim. Rowing is fine.

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Old 06-01-2011, 06:32 AM   #902
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Lookin really good on the DE bench stuff there Al. My recommendation is that if something causes you pain in a bad way, don't do it. If strict curls bother the forearms at the bottom, then cheat curl the sheeyot out of them You'll move more weight, activate more muscle fibers, and NOT put undue stress on that forearm
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:44 AM   #903
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Thanks Ken. I also seemed to have funked up my right lat'/shoulder tie-in area. Strange tightness since last night. Been rolling it with the hockey ball at work and gonna get some ibuprofen at lunch. Will still train tonight but may not be squatting if it irritates it...

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Old 06-01-2011, 07:33 AM   #904
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To avoid that pump in the forearm, let the bar hang loose at the bottom in the hands. Meaning dont squeeze the bar tight at the bottom, that will help prevent that.
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When I got married in September they were around 15". Last time I measured around a month ago they were around 15.8-15.9". I need to measure again really to see if it's working but my big problem is that when I strict curl like last night, I get more forearm pump than bicep pump
Just remember that a pump in one area doesn't mean lack of effectiveness in another. I get back pumps on squats. I still get forearm pumps on curls....especially heavy curls. Don't be afraid to drop the weight and do some rest-pause work. Or do some different exercises, like EZ bar or concentration curls.

I never get bicep pumps, for what it's worth...
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To avoid that pump in the forearm, let the bar hang loose at the bottom in the hands. Meaning dont squeeze the bar tight at the bottom, that will help prevent that.
Thanks J. I'll give that a go.

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Just remember that a pump in one area doesn't mean lack of effectiveness in another. I get back pumps on squats. I still get forearm pumps on curls....especially heavy curls. Don't be afraid to drop the weight and do some rest-pause work. Or do some different exercises, like EZ bar or concentration curls.

I never get bicep pumps, for what it's worth...
Thanks Steve that makes sense. I should know better than to chase the pump

Shoulder still feels a bit funky. Not torn or even badly painful, just occasionally tight in weird positions. Taken some ibu' and will take some more pre training. Also gonna continue rolling with the hockey ball this afternoon much to the amusement of my work colleagues.

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Old 06-01-2011, 09:13 AM   #907
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Hockey ball? You mean field hockey? You silly Brits!

Hope you can get the knots out of there Al. I foam rolled last night and think its time for PVC. The foam seems too soft.
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We don't really play much ice hockey over here so field hockey is just plain old hockey. I am NOT rolling on a puck

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DYNAMIC SQUAT/DL

Leg Press to get blood flowing
125kg's x 10

Squats
Bar x lots
Add high box
60kg's x 8
Parallel box
100kg's x 2
120kg's for 4 sets of 2
130kg's for 2 sets of 2
140kg's for 2 sets of 2
150kg's for 2 sets of 2

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2 sets of BW x 10

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Crunches on bench going below parallel superset with plate side bends
10kg's plate on chest x 10 ss 20kg's x 10 per side
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15kg's plate behind head x 5, on chest x 5 ss 20kg's x 10 per side

So my shoulder has been bothering me all day: really tight from those lat' pulldowns. Was unsure as to whether I was going to squat. Warmed up and it felt OK so I decided to go ahead as planned to the box but without the band tension. Ended up going quite heavy but speed was good so I was happy.

Rest of the session was just getting blood flowing after brutalising my posterior chain on Monday. Good session. Shoulder is a little tight now but nothing bad.

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Old 06-01-2011, 02:55 PM   #910
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Solid box work Al, and good to get some corework done too.

Heal up that shoulder!!
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