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Old 12-05-2013, 05:02 PM   #61
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I don't have big shoulders but I was still able to front squat 245 with the crossed arms (which is pretty high considering my back squat max was 275)
So for fs, I don't think it's such a big deal

But I do wish I had the flexibility so I can do cleans and stuff

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Old 12-05-2013, 05:26 PM   #62
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I started thinking about these. I think they'll also help me with my bench press. I am feeling a bit of a tennis elbow when I go heavy.





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how are you holding the bar? wrist bent back? or aligned straight up and down?
Wrist bent back. Hurts quite a bit, but I'll play with it and work on my flexibility next time. I can't position shoulders properly when I do straight up. So that's a no go.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:07 PM   #63
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I'm just not a fan, and I know a lot aren't, of the cross arm method. Not as much control or transition into the clean. Like you said, just play around with it. I feel nothing in my elbows so hopefully you don't either.
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...but we've been preaching this for a minute, and still, people are reluctant to take the time to learn the proper grip. Hard heads make soft asses.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:34 PM   #64
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It's seriously easy. You just have to do it. I haven't me anyone that couldn't do it with just a little practice.


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I will learn this grip, I think I just need to go wider.
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...but we've been preaching this for a minute, and still, people are reluctant to take the time to learn the proper grip. Hard heads make soft asses.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:16 AM   #67
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First time front squatting today. I decided to replace back squats with these in my routine to gain more flexibility.

After some stretching and warm up sets:

135x6
155x6
155x6
155x8

Still working on my technique, but already found a sweet spot during warmup. Should get better from this point on.
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:00 PM   #68
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I will learn this grip, I think I just need to go wider.
That will likely make the grip harder for you to execute (..and a wider grip will often impair your upward drive). Ideal finger placement is justttttttt outside of the shoulder girdle; elbows up & forward....inline with your shoulders. You may have to play around with it a bit, but you'll find the "sweet spot".

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Old 12-06-2013, 07:29 PM   #69
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That will likely make the grip harder for you to execute (..and a wider grip will often impair your upward drive). Ideal finger placement is justttttttt outside of the shoulder girdle; elbows up & forward....inline with your shoulders. You may have to play around with it a bit, but you'll find the "sweet spot".
Sorry about the thread jack Sean, but I read this while still at the gym, tried the grip out, can't get my elbows/firearms above perpendicular to the ground. I will figure this out though.
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Sorry about the thread jack Sean, but I read this while still at the gym, tried the grip out, can't get my elbows/firearms above perpendicular to the ground. I will figure this out though.
Hey no problem, we all can use input from the beasts

That being said, what I found out today while fs'ing was, the more I use my finger tips the easier the grip. Basically I just make sure the barbell is well positioned on my shoulders, and just use the finger tips for balance.

Obviously this will not directly help push press grip, but it should help as the technique improves. I should be able to push with the shoulders, go under and catch, then press.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:59 PM   #71
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Bench presses. Warmed up to:

175x5
165x6
160x7
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Pretty good dl day today:

135x10
185x8
225x6
275x4
315x1
345x1
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Now that you know what you can do, don't waste so much time varying the weight like you do. Your energy could be better allocated, and it'll likely result in you being able to pull/push more weight. That variance in DL weight is a huge waste of time bro.


Try something like this:
  • 135 x 10 reps
  • 225 x 6 reps
  • 315 x 3 reps (..perform a few sets at this weight since your current max is 345 lbs.; work longer with the heavier load)

Call it a day (..or add 5 lbs. and go for a 350 lb. max pull)!

Same thing with your BP. Get to the heavier load quicker; work harder there.

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Now that you know what you can do, don't waste so much time varying the weight like you do. Your energy could be better allocated, and it'll likely result in you being able to pull/push more weight. That variance in DL weight is a huge waste of time bro.


Try something like this:

135 x 10 reps
225 x 6 reps
315 x 3 reps (..perform a few sets at this weight since your current max is 345 lbs.; work longer with the heavier load)

Call it a day (..or add 5 lbs. and go for a 350 lb. max pull)!
agreed.

Usually not a fan of all that up and down stuff.
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Thanks for the advice, will do that from now on. I was spending time on the variance just for warm up, but the first two sets you mentioned should be enough.
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Thanks for the advice, will do that from now on. I was spending time on the variance just for warm up, but the first two sets you mentioned should be enough.
This is what I did the other day.

135x10
225x10
285x5x3

Then I did a metcon with 27 225lb deads. I usually just do the heavy sets for 5x3 or so
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This is what I do, a couple light warm up sets then heavy weights at low reps. I've seen great results with this approach
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Push presses:

Couple of light sets, then:

115x4
135x3
125x2
115x6

Using wrist wraps now, better, secure feeling.

Also did some incline bb bench presses, wrist wraps help a lot with these too:

135x6
135x6
135x7
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Front squats, warmup with 95 and 135, then:

175x5
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Front squats, warmup with 95 and 135, then:

175x5
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Front squats. Just love them to death. Any particular reason why you didn't just stay at 185 lbs. instead of going back down to 175?
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