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Old 06-04-2012, 10:08 PM   #81
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Still a good day Josh, do you do any type of shoulder warmup before pressing? I found that doing some movements with light weights before and inbetween pressing helps me a lot.
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Still a good day Josh, do you do any type of shoulder warmup before pressing? I found that doing some movements with light weights before and inbetween pressing helps me a lot.
Thanks mab. I haven't been doing any shoulder warm ups before pressing. I do however start with the empty bar and do warm up sets slowly adding weight.
I'll probably give this suggestion a try.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:44 PM   #83
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Default 6/3/12 Cycle 1, Week 3

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Overall Workout Grade: A

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Squats felt really good. 310x1 was smooth. If my balls had actually dropped, I would have manned up and went for the double. But I went the sissy route and just racked it without thinking. I know I had another one in me.

I'm taking a wider stance on the good morning. It 'feels more correct' to me with a wider stance.
Curious to know what kind of stance you guys use when performing them....
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Great realisation that you need to MTFU on your squats

For GMs I play about with my stance a lot. I have done sumo style with feet very wide, a more medium stance and my conventional deadlift stance width. Also done them seated and against bands. Just play with a couple of variations and see which gives you the best bang for your buck.

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I'm taking a wider stance on the good morning. It 'feels more correct' to me with a wider stance.
Curious to know what kind of stance you guys use when performing them....
Wider good mornings feel light years better to me. I go pretty wide and dip the hips slightly almost like a half squat.
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Great realisation that you need to MTFU on your squats

For GMs I play about with my stance a lot. I have done sumo style with feet very wide, a more medium stance and my conventional deadlift stance width. Also done them seated and against bands. Just play with a couple of variations and see which gives you the best bang for your buck.

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Wider good mornings feel light years better to me. I go pretty wide and dip the hips slightly almost like a half squat.
I've been doing something similar if not the same thing. This feels more comfortable for me. Maybe it's because having a big tummy makes a wide stance almost necessary? I don't know, but I do know when I don't go as wide I don't feel it correctly utilizes my hams.
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Default 6/5/2012 Cycle 2 Week 1

OHP
5x65,80
3x95
5x105,120
5x140

Performed BW rack chins and rack pull ups in between OHP sets.

Skipped incline bench in the interest of minimizing shoulder work.

Lat Pulldown
120x15,15,15,13

Lying Tricep Extension
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Overall Workout Grade:B+

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Old 06-07-2012, 02:37 AM   #89
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strong work BigJosh ,

how are you finding the 5/3/1 set up now ? have you settled into it or still feeling your way around it?
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:17 AM   #90
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