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Old 09-13-2011, 06:19 AM   #961
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I hope you are feeling better mate!! My hands are also always sore, its a pain.

With regards to shoes I have the 2011 Rogue Do Wins, I really love them, they are built well. But I dont have anything to compare to them apart from running shoes or a flat soled pair.
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I have a pair of Adidas weightlifting shoes and love them.

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Old 09-13-2011, 08:40 AM   #963
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Your health is definitely more importnat than lifting without straps Jim, take care of yourself buddy, get that BP in check, you will be fine.

Im also thinking of getting a pair of lifting shoes, so thanks for bringing it up and getting all the great advice for me

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Old 09-13-2011, 08:48 AM   #964
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Adidas - adidas Weightlifting shoes

VS - VS Athletics> Main Section > Footwear/Spikes/Shoes > Weight Training/Crossfit/Casual

Pendlay Do Win - 2011 WL Series & Classics

Rogue Do Win - 2011 WL Series & Classics

Rogue's Rippetoe Shoe - 2011 Rogue Weightlifting Shoes

Wei-Rui - Weightlifting Shoes | MAXbarbell LLC

Nike - Nike Romaleos Weightlifting Shoes


These are the most popular shoes. They all have their pros and cons so do a little research on each. If your looking to keep the price down, VS is the cheapest, seems to be fairly popular and apparently have a new shoe thats on sale (I can't speak for quality but it is inexpensive).

Sorry to hear about the medical issues. Always puts a damper on things. But it sounds like your not really letting that stuff get in the way of the important things. All that counts.
Thanks for all the links Pull - I'll definitely check them all out. I'll get this weight issue and BP sorted very soon. In the meantime SFW will continue

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I hope you are feeling better mate!! My hands are also always sore, its a pain.

With regards to shoes I have the 2011 Rogue Do Wins, I really love them, they are built well. But I dont have anything to compare to them apart from running shoes or a flat soled pair.
I'm feeling pretty good. Hands are OK today. Getting siked for deads tomorrow Thanks for the recommendation on the shoes

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I have a pair of Adidas weightlifting shoes and love them.

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Good stuff Al!! If they pass your tests, they must be pretty good!!
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:50 AM   #965
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Your health is definitely more importnat than lifting without straps Jim, take care of yourself buddy, get that BP in check, you will be fine.

Im also thinking of getting a pair of lifting shoes, so thanks for bringing it up and getting all the great advice for me

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Haha - my pleasure buddy. The BP is on a downward trend, but I think to get it to normal I will have to get down to 195-200 lbs, which really is what I wanted to get to anyway. Once I reach that, I'm going to have to keep it within +- 5 lbs or so. No more crazy bulks for me.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:43 PM   #966
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MOB POWERBUILDING CYCLE 2 DAY 12

Bench Press
210 X5 + 5lbs
210 X5 See Vid
210 X5
210 X4
Rep goal is 6, so will stay at this weight next bench day and then get my 6 reps

Incline Bench
175 X8
175 X8
175 X7
Dang it, close to 8 reps. That 7th rep was a super-grinder tho - likely the slowest rep in the history of benching lol

Dips
+45 X8 +1 Rep
+45 X8
+45 X8
Met rep goal of 8 on all sets, so weight will progress next bench day.

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35 Mins
4.0 Miles
Steady State

In between bench sets and at work today, I worked on my squatting with no weights. I remember reading once that one should practice doing the lift wrong with no weight, and then practice doing it right with no weight. This worked a charm. I know know what's going on. When I bend at the knees first, and with a too narrow stance, my knees track inwards and my shins are at a horrible angle. When I widen my stance and break at the hips first, my knees track perfectly over my feet naturally - I do not even have to think about it. I also practiced what Carl said, ie - not thinking about my depth. I am sure he was right as well, I was overthinking and worrying about my depth too much, all the while forgetting about the other important elements of squatting. I say this because I naturally break at the hips on GM and RDl's, and I used to break at the hips in the "old days" (last year haha). Why I stopped doing it on squats and not even realizing it is beyond me.

I am going to thanks you guys by repping 405 in 2012, with great form. Al said I am capable of it, and he is always right. You guys are pure genius for spotting these faults and giving me the exact medicine I needed. Thanks brothers in iron.

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Old 09-13-2011, 09:44 PM   #967
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Great workout!!!! And good job making the necessary form adjustments!!!!
Your bench is really continuing to progress. And your dips, bodyweight + 45lbs for 8 is really good.
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:24 AM   #969
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Solid session and glad you've had the eureka moment on squats.

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Nice work, Jim! Glad you got your squats sorted!
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