Chub- you are angry for a skinny bastard. :whazzup:
Tomorrow my plan is to start with high box squats(A few inches above parallel/for my sumo pull), then I want to pull sumo in full gear for a few mdoerate single(no maxes), then do some goodmornings. We'll see if I stick to the plan.
High Box squats(17"/Viking briefs)
1@505x3(This will be my starting PR/had more in me)
Deadlift(Sumo/viking briefs/DD suit)
2@315x1(gear on/straps up)
1@445x1(cranked the straps tight for this)
(All done down to a pin height just below my belly button)
Abs- 3 sets
I liked this workout. I feel much better pulling after I've done some form of squatting first. I think the above parallel box squats will strengthen my mid-range on deadlift, which seems to suck. The 505 sets wasn't too hard, but I had a little trouble keeping the bar in postion, so more reps may have got ugly. I think I will alternate those each week with a 16" box for higher reps(like next week I'll try for a work sets of 8-10 reps off the 16" box, then the next week do a heavy triple off the 17").
Went back to the denim suit to pull and I really liked it. I actually stuck with the plan and didn't go too heavy. I experimented with a few different setups, including a roll technique, but I seem to look best just going straight down, shoulders back and explode. I'll post a few vids of this later.
I'm not sure if I'll keep the GM's in, I may switch it to a really low Narrow stance squat or something. I'll see how I feel next week.
Dude I hate you. Nah, really, nice pulling. Really quick off the floor. Do you feel like you're getting anything from the suit when you pull?
Thanks man. I sure hope so. I was messing with my technique some more today. I know there are people out there getting 50-100 lbs out of their suits on deadlift. I'm trying like hell, lol. When my deadlift was the strongest I pulled 505 in a belt and 530 in briefs and a suit. That's not a great carryover, but I hope to change that.
Originally Posted by Chubrock
sweet high boxes. I had never thought of doing those to help the deadlift. Deadlifts are looking strong, also. 600 here you come!
nice videos what did you mean by tight straps - i was expecting straps to hold the bar but definaly not
100lbs out of a suit would be huge! You seemed slower with the roll technique than your normal pull, but all of those flew up.
Thanks stump and Big.
No. My grip is pretty good(knock on wood), I only use straps if I'm doing very heavy cheat/power shrugs or heavy DB rows. The straps I meant were on the suit. They have velcro on them and you can make them as loose or tight as you want. The tigther they are, the more support....but it makes it hard to grab the bar in good position.
Originally Posted by 8.8
Yea, the roll was something to try. I definetely felt faster on the other sets.
Originally Posted by Sidior
Damn Chris. You're getting more out of your DL suit than most people I've talked to. I have heard that some people get good things out of a Metal DL Suit, and also heard that some people get some good stuff out of a Metal SQ when pulling, but nothing like 100lbs haha.
500 pound box squats are sweet as hell! The weight you move at your bodyweight is incredible, hell even not considering bodyweight your a damn strong guy! I've always tinkered with the notion of using equipment like a squat suit and bench shirt but even if I could afford them I have no one to teach me lol.
Keep it up!
Originally Posted by WBBIRL
Thanks man. I have been blessed with some amazing training partners and some of the best at teaching/using the shirts/suits, etc. It makes a huge difference.
Plan for the week:
Mon- declines, inc DB's(paused), illegal wides, SSB JM's, rear delts
Tue- Speed box squats(straight bar and chains), sumo sldl, pull thrus, lats, abs
Thu- Shirt work w/heavy band tension off boards, floor press w/chains, rear delts
Sat- High box squats(16") work up to heavy set of 6-10 reps, rack pull conv below the knee, SSB squats(narrow, raw and deep), rows, abs
That's the training plan. I also laid out a bit of a diet to follow, so hopefully I will stick to each. It's not a real strict diet, but moreso just to get in enough protein and calories to grow(since I'm still tiny).
Yea, tiny. Haha you're still bigger than me I think.
Not really, but I'm shorter, so I may appear a little thicker. We both are tiny tough, lol. My training partner Chris Taylor's forearms are bigger than my thighs, lol. He's shorter than I am and down to 275ish!
Originally Posted by Chubrock
Down to 275? Jesus Christ. Yes we are both small. How tall are you?
A good 3" shorter. Fantastic.
You are correct, but assuming that you're slightly taller than 5'7 and I'm slightly shorter than 5'11, this would give up a "good" 3inches, meaning at least 3" difference. Give me some credit. I'm an Accounting/IS major. If nothing else, I'm good with numbers.
Incline DB press(all reps paused)
Illegal wide grip bench press
Incline Tate presses- 3 sets
Band pressdowns- 2 sets
Band face pulls- 3 sets
Felt good today. I ate like a fat bastard this weekend. My weight tonight was 160, so I'm back up close to where I was months ago. I bumped all the weights up from last week and felt good on all the movements. Someone was squatting with the SSB in the rack, so I just did other stuff for triceps.
Tomorrow I am straying from the planned work a bit. Big Spero is gonna do some full gear free squats since he is doing the meet in a few weeks, so I figure it is a good chance for me to test out the new canvas. So we'll see how that goes.
It was good to see Jim the Bus driver try out a shirt for the first time since competing at the '84 Hawaii Record breakers. He was throwing around 425 for a few reps like it was nothing at like 185-190. He'll be pushing over 500@181 in the near future.
I've never been any good with the roll.
Originally Posted by Chris Rodgers
I find that the only thing the roll is good for is getting me to dive up under and get a decent arch before pulling. I still don't pull with a great arch. Probably should fix that.