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Powerlifting, Strongman, and Olympic weightlifting. For the competitive lifter.
Other boards I frequent keep track of members PR's. Why can't the fine men and women here at /WBB/ have the same?
Parallel Box Squat - 750+10 chains x 2
It occurred to me today that we have never offered a unique discount just for WBB members. That is kind of goofy considering AtLarge owns and wholly funds this site not to mention the fact it is the sole advertiser here. So, for those of you who have been loyal to us for years, thank you! For...
Question: Can anyone see any limitations / contraindications for training deads with BBB (5 sets X 10 reps after 5/3/1)?
Thoughts: I think I understand the general purpose/s behind BBB but wonder sometimes about its applicability to certain lifts like the deadlift, where lower volume/rep...
Hey all. Not looking for clinical diagnosis here or anything, but I'm curious who else has dealt with this. Ever since roughly around the time I started powerlifting (6 years ago), I get high serum creatinine levels in my blood tests (usually around 1.5 mg/DL, but it varies a bit). Of course,...
I just ordered a set of fractional plates today:
2 1/4 lb.
2 1/2 lb.
2 3/4 lb.
2 1 lb. plates.
I've just been training linearly lately, no ME or DE stuff, just sets of 5 adding weight every workout. I'm at the point where it's just not possible to continue adding 5 lbs. to my OH press,...
I've been seeing videos and posts as of late inferring that bands are an ineffective tool for strength training. Here is a quick rebuttal I made:
* Warning! This is a big-time ramble. I just thought it might prove interesting to some.
In this video I talk about increased tendon rigidity from strength training and its implications relative to mobility work etc.
A short article I wrote today:
Ever since I switched gyms, I cannot setup properly on the lower benches. I used to be able to get both tight and tremendous leg drive because my old gym's bench was higher off the ground.
I can either tuck my legs back which results in zero leg drive, but I am very tight or I can go feet way...
Just a local meet, but my first one.
350SQ 270BE 550DL @ 210#
Best gym lifts are 365SQ 255BE (with pause) 585DL
Had never done all 3 lifts back to back before, DL was a disappointment but the squat took a lot out of me.
Lot of fun, can't wait till the next one!
Had a conversation last night with a friend and i'm having trouble coming up with many pros for normal band set ups and was wondering what you guys thought.
my pros for rev band set ups
- the exponential tension curve doesn't really seem much different if at all even though it's flipped.
I just moved to a new town with my new wife which means training at a new gym, "the rush". I'd never trained in a commercial gym much at all and it was never busy but this was monday night, national bench and curl day apparently. 50+ people on benches and the db rack but the squat rack was open. ...
I'm down 7lbs and I hit a 70lb Pr, I did 405 here then 5 minutes later I hit 425. How's my form? I'm super happy lol
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For those pushing a raw 500, or maybe double bodyweight in the higher weight classes, i have a question.
I've historically done a LOT ov assistance for my bench... like two consecutive days pretty much (bench + heavy bench assist + pecs day 1,...
I injured my shoulder ages ago and it's still recovering. I feared that zercher squats(bar on elbows) might be hindering recovery due to pulling down on the arm and thus the shoulder.
I've been researching though and heard some sources claim that zerchers are safe for shoulders. Also, when you...
I need a belt cause of the weights that are going up with time,
Anyway, I wanted to get an Inzer one but it's too expensive (around 130$ with shipping)
So people recommanded me to get this RDX belt (LINK)
And after a brief look it looks like it's too thin and dosen't look very durable
How often does everyone here do ab work? Every day? Just on lower days? Do you think abs need an effciant amount of recovery time just as any other muscle does, like hit them hard once or twice a week then rest them?
Hey everyone, so for the past 3 weeks I've been using Floor Presses as my Max Effort bench lift, and have gotten up to a heavy single with 285. Last week, I also decided to see where I was at on CGBP and got 290 for a heavy single
However, today I did board presses as my ME lift. I made my own...
Now that the weather is nicer, it's easier to use the sled. At my gym we use it year round but inside gets boring.
We vary the pulls between heavy weight and shorter pulls (100yds or less) designed for strength and speed increase, to lighter weight and longer pulls (300-400yds) more geared...
I don't know why it is but I HATE training biceps. I just dont care.
What is your approach to training biceps, if at all?
I see the merit in training them to avoid injury in deadlifting or even benching, but how far do you take it?
Specific isolation movements or just lots of rowing...
Are boards only good for guys who bench in shirts? Or is there some correlation to increasing your raw strength?
Yesterday I was supposed to either condition or perform a recovery activity. There was no part of me that wanted to do either. I remember watching one of Mark Bell's vids talking about Stan Efferding and his push towards his last meet. Mark talked about how Stan incorporated naps into his program....
Had Jim Grandick on Just Big last night. He talked about how he does a 5 day split. He also came from a bb background. Jim is a pretty muscular guy to say the least. Just curious on thoughts about hitting the main lifts and treating the rest of your training like a bb.
Already thinking about my...
When do you do them, back day, shoulder day, other? Curious to hear some thoughts.
This lift has me on track to where I want to be. I have been sick and still gutted this week out. I'm proud of my work. Embarrassingly, about 3-4 months ago I missed a 530 raw bench warming up to put the shirt on at the last Elite UGSS. I don't know if I'm working smarter, but I'm definitely...
Just cruising some other forums and am so frustrated about the idiocy I see. Really, people are complaining about Dan Green taking the slack out of the bar before he pulls. Also, I'm sick of the pause calls for raw benching. It's not a pause, it's motionless. I have completed in powerlifting now in...
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