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Old 09-13-2012, 02:11 PM   #101
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Pull ups: 5x3 I suck more than Dyllos
I used to be only able to do 2-3 pullups, the following worked for me (just some tips if you are looking to improve)

- Heavy deadlifts, 2 to 3 sets of 5 reps minimum. After a set you should have to sit down to catch your breath, 3-4 minutes of rest. That kinda heavy, just make sure you are comfortable with your form.

- Losing weight (I lost roughly 20 lbs of fat from when I could only do 2-3 so obviously that was a big benefit)

- Assisted Wide Grip Pullups... I did these every back day as my first exercise, 3 sets of 8 reps. Always looking to lower the weight, eventually you'll be able to get 8 wide grips without assistance, but after that it drops off significantly. Having the assisted machine helps greatly with ensuring form is perfect and you are hitting lats hard.

I'm finally at the point where I feel my regular pullups are making me stronger, I can bang off 3 x 8 without assistance so I've incorporated them into workouts. Next goal is to get 3 x 8 of wide grip... I'm awhile away from this I think I get 8 then it drops to 2-3 max the next set.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:11 PM   #102
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^ Pretty weird but I can do more pull ups than chins. (Seems chins are easier for most people). Since I grew up doing pull ups they are obviously going to be easier.

Deadlifts are great, I find the hardest part of the lift is actually lowering the weight down.

Rippetoe explains it pretty fkn well I think, it just maybe takes a little gettting used to. It's only been 3 weeks.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:46 PM   #103
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^ Pretty weird but I can do more pull ups than chins. (Seems chins are easier for most people). Since I grew up doing pull ups they are obviously going to be easier.

Deadlifts are great, I find the hardest part of the lift is actually lowering the weight down.

Rippetoe explains it pretty fkn well I think, it just maybe takes a little gettting used to. It's only been 3 weeks.
Same here, but I work my back A LOT! Pull-ups are much easier for me (..fresh, I can yank out at least 20 comfortably without breaking a sweat, and I regularly do 5 sets of 12 before and after my back workouts), but I've incorporated chin-ups lately so I suspect that they will get easier. I'm fanatical about my wrists, so sometimes chin-ups bother me depending on the angle of the bar.

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Old 09-13-2012, 09:50 PM   #104
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Same here, but I work my back A LOT! Pull-ups are much easier for me (..fresh, I can yank out at least 20 comfortably without breaking a sweat, and I regularly do 5 sets of 12 before and after my back workouts), but I've incorporated chin-ups lately so I suspect that they will get easier. I'm fanatical about my wrists, so sometimes chin-ups bother me depending on the angle of the bar.
Yeah have you tried not wrapping your thumb around the bar? I have wrist issues too, and for pretty much all my lifts I don't wrap my thumb around. I think I read that it reduces the work load on your forearms too.

This dude is on point lol

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Old 09-15-2012, 03:11 AM   #105
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Yeah have you tried not wrapping your thumb around the bar? I have wrist issues too, and for pretty much all my lifts I don't wrap my thumb around. I think I read that it reduces the work load on your forearms too.

This dude is on point lol

I used to perform them that way, but I'm really trying to work on my grip strength.

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Old 09-15-2012, 06:13 PM   #106
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I read the opposite, not putting your thumb around is cheating. Exercises (bench, pull-ups, etc...) do feel easier with thumb not around the bar.
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Yeah have you tried not wrapping your thumb around the bar? I have wrist issues too, and for pretty much all my lifts I don't wrap my thumb around. I think I read that it reduces the work load on your forearms too.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:50 PM   #107
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Soccer last night, no subs again, legs are sore today

Arms and abs day

5 min treadmill

50 exercise ball sit ups X 3

Chest Press; 12x50, 12x60, 12x70

Pec fly; 12x20, 12x25, 12x25

Military Press (Dumbell); 12x25, 12x30, 12x35

Hang Cleans; 12x65, 12x75, 12x90(PR) Not much of a PR but my form and power is much better with these. I hope to be at 12x135 in a few months.

Pullups: 6-7-6

Tricep (machine) 12x(?)x3

Hammer Curls; 10x25, 8x25, 8x25

Tricep Dips: 15x3

Forearm exercise w/barbell 45x12x3
Looking for good forearm exercises.

Overall Progress is improving. I am eating very well. Almost strictly Paleo minus some bread or rice here and there.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:18 PM   #108
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Is your definition of arms "any movement performed with the arms?"
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:27 PM   #109
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Is your definition of arms "any movement performed with the arms?"
yea there's not many "arms" movements lol
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:41 PM   #110
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Haha I should have called it 'chest with some arms'

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Old 09-26-2012, 09:53 AM   #111
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I did another upper body workout yesterday. Numbers are still slowly improving. I'm getting better at hang cleans, I will post a vid for you to critique my form if I can ever drag a friend out with me. Looking forward to a legs workout tomorrow since I have a few days off sports.

Also, my goal of putting on weight is an epic fail. I'm eating well but not enough. I restarted at 156, currently 153, probably because of all the cardio I do with my hockey and soccer.

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Old 09-26-2012, 10:03 AM   #112
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I did another upper body workout yesterday. Numbers are still slowly improving. I'm getting better at hang cleans, I will post a vid for you to critique my form if I can ever drag a friend out with me. Looking forward to a legs workout tomorrow since I have a few days off sports.

Also, my goal of putting on weight is an epic fail. I'm eating well but not enough. I restarted at 156, currently 153, probably because of all the cardio I do with my hockey and soccer.
Being as active as you are, you need to be eating from 3500-5000 calories a day, depending on the intensity and duration of workouts planned. Its a lot harder to gain mass than it is to lose fat. You should try and stuff your face (with real home cooked food of course) as often as possible... 4-5 HUGE meals a day. Give it a shot for a month, and check the results. What do you have to lose? Not much, but you certainly have muscle and fat to gain... it will be interesting to see how much of each. You will shred the fat gain off in no time, so my suggestion is ... give it a shot. Eating should be uncomfortable, because your body doesn't know exercise is coming and will feel full. Make it even fuller, and you will see positive gains.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:32 PM   #113
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Legs Day.
Going to avoid back squat and dead lift on the same day due to advice on this forum.

Dead lift; 12x95, 8x135, 8x185, 8x205

Front Squat; 12x45, 8x135, 8x155, 8x185

Weighted lunges (60lbs) 20x3

Did some other lower back and leg stuff don't feel like entering.

Progress pic for all you ****'s. repping Glight's Spun Performance Compression Shorts. I like them.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:05 PM   #114
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Legs Day.
Going to avoid back squat and dead lift on the same day due to advice on this forum.

Dead lift; 12x95, 8x135, 8x185, 8x205

Front Squat; 12x45, 8x135, 8x155, 8x185

Weighted lunges (60lbs) 20x3

Did some other lower back and leg stuff don't feel like entering.

Progress pic for all you ****'s. repping Glight's Spun Performance Compression Shorts. I like them.

Good stuff man! Keep up the good work.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:16 PM   #115
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Legs Day.
Going to avoid back squat and dead lift on the same day due to advice on this forum.

Dead lift; 12x95, 8x135, 8x185, 8x205

Front Squat; 12x45, 8x135, 8x155, 8x185

Weighted lunges (60lbs) 20x3

Did some other lower back and leg stuff don't feel like entering.

Progress pic for all you ****'s. repping Glight's Spun Performance Compression Shorts. I like them.
I'm envious of the front squat numbers. I need to get mine up there
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:54 AM   #116
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I'm envious of the front squat numbers. I need to get mine up there
I'm envious of your home gym. I would like to get the F Squat to 225 where I was 6 months ago and I will be happy. I was a damn fast skater at that point.
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:16 AM   #117
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I'm envious of your home gym. I would like to get the F Squat to 225 where I was 6 months ago and I will be happy. I was a damn fast skater at that point.
I'm growing more fond of the front squat every session. I haven't gone above 135 lbs. though.

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Here are some FS for the other day. This squat program that I've been doing for the last 12 weeks is awesome!

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Old 10-02-2012, 04:38 PM   #119
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Had the entire gym to myself for a full hour! Usually I don't stay that long but I did upper and lower body today to get ready for a sports filled weekend.

Did all of my usual stuff today. Numbers showed significant improvement today. Some notables;

Deadlift: 8x225
Back Squat: 8x185
Chest Press (dumbells) 8x75

Overall happy with this weeks improvement. Will De-load dead lift next week and focus on heavier back squat.

I'm attempting to eat more lately and will be attempting to cook Solly's chicken salsa recipe tomorrow in my slow cooker. Without cucumber...
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:49 PM   #120
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Here are some FS for the other day. This squat program that I've been doing for the last 12 weeks is awesome!


Good stuff. I bumped up to a 160 lb. front squat during yesterday's workout. Upping the weight slow and steady. How much were you squatting in that video?

Hockeyman, keep up the good work. Is that an on-campus gym?
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