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    Was a crossfit freebie.

    Was a crossfit freebie.
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    Louie Simmons Bench Setup Video

    This has been posted on quite a few places so I apologize if it has been posted here before. CFJ_LouieSimmons_BenchSetUp Looks good.
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    Pretty much my approach. I don't do pure box...

    Pretty much my approach. I don't do pure box squats like a suited monolift squatter but low box squats to get IPF depth, and RE work with squats/deads. To gain confidence in handling heavy weights...
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    I'm a westside newb myself and here is a thread...

    I'm a westside newb myself and here is a thread I started on getting backup logs for guys doing westside as raw/single ply lifters. I just got Jim Wendler's standard template and then have occasional...
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    1. vdizenzo advice is excellent, post a vid of...

    1. vdizenzo advice is excellent, post a vid of your form. Read vdizenzo's guide to benching.
    2. Get a good all-routine which takes care of things like overtraining & periodization. You could have...
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    I prefer to use Wendlers suggestion of rack...

    I prefer to use Wendlers suggestion of rack lockouts with heavy weights as I haven't made 4 or 5 boards I just have a 2 board.
  7. Thread: Bench grip

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    I would think for comp purposes the following to...

    I would think for comp purposes the following to be true across all feds :-



    I don't know how people can claim to be stronger with a close-grip style width. Not only does the bar have to travel...
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    I was thinking I would do sets of 6-8 to cover my...

    I was thinking I would do sets of 6-8 to cover my weak areas e.g. wide-grip benching/comp grip seems to be my weak spot so I would do 3 sets of illegal/wide grip bench to gain strength in this area....
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    Thanks. I have added yours and will keep an eye...

    Thanks. I have added yours and will keep an eye on it.
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    Excellent response guys. I feel like a kid in a...

    Excellent response guys. I feel like a kid in a candy store. :D

    @Travis thanks, I added your journal and will now keep an eye on it.

    @MarculsWild do you have the url to your log, its saves me...
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    Westside Logs for raw/single ply lifters

    I know there are tonnes of guys who do Westside and I'm thinking of training this way (standard template) myself. I'm interested in the logs of raw/single ply lifters so I have some sort of backup....
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    From Tom Mutaffis link working up to a 300 lbs PR...

    From Tom Mutaffis link working up to a 300 lbs PR



    I'm new to Westside myself but I think (and correct me if I'm wrong) - you do not do high reps to wear you out, your work up to prepare your...
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    I used to have this problem of taking tonnes of...

    I used to have this problem of taking tonnes of breaks between sets, it was probably due to me not being properly conditioned. Yesterday I did squats and broke a couple of PRs in a 55 minute session....
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    It would be brill if you addressed the other...

    It would be brill if you addressed the other issue raised . :)
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    Nobody is getting caught up on what a certain rep...

    Nobody is getting caught up on what a certain rep range is called. If you are using 90%+ on your Max day and 50% on your speed day, have you addressed the 50%-90% range?

    Using Vladimir Zatsiorsky...
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    Sounds to me like :- 1. You are not warmed up...

    Sounds to me like :-

    1. You are not warmed up properly. 15 reps with just the bar and then going to maximal effort work is not good IMO.
    2. If you have just started exercising again then you may...
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    If one is having form issues that are exhibited...

    If one is having form issues that are exhibited on ME day (90%+ 1RM), then would DE work (50-60% 1RM) fix these problems? It is likely that some sort of sub-maximal effort or RE work would be...
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    At that point he is illustrating if you bench...

    At that point he is illustrating if you bench wrongly like the typical gym goer where there is a lot of strain of the shoulders, the traps are not tight, it is pretty much self-explanatory unless you...
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    Mission, I would do what Travis suggests and take...

    Mission, I would do what Travis suggests and take a week off training bench and look for a good well-rounded routine. Do you do squats, deadlifts, rows, pullups etc.? Are they going up?
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