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  1. Wait why is his nose bleeding, it's not like that...

    Wait why is his nose bleeding, it's not like that was a tough set for him! :omg:
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    My first reaction would be a perennial strongman...

    My first reaction would be a perennial strongman winner and Pudzianowski is the first person I think of but the previous post sums it up best, he is a strength athlete who has mastered his craft much...
  3. So after all this hoopla, does anyone know how...

    So after all this hoopla, does anyone know how Donnie did yesterday?
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    The suit is pretty tight but I dont think it's...

    The suit is pretty tight but I dont think it's "too tight." I can get down to the bar and get into position and then get a solid pop out of the groud. I've got two more weeks of training until I...
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    Trouble locking out DL in a suit?

    Hey all. I've been training for the NOTLD meet and when I train in my suit, I have a horrific time locking out weights that are normally easy second attempts when I compete raw.

    Any ideas to...
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    It aint easy but by this point, the volume should...

    It aint easy but by this point, the volume should have pushed your true max up significantly so the training max of 85% isn't all that bad.
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    Most of the sets were for 4's and 5's based off...

    Most of the sets were for 4's and 5's based off three week progressive overload waves. An example would be:

    Wave 1
    70% 5x5
    75% 5x5
    80% 5x5

    Wave 2
    75% 5x5
    80% 5x5
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    Yessir. I think the erectors and the speed are...

    Yessir. I think the erectors and the speed are the biggest factors. The speed can be built with the high rep sets and doesn't need it's own day.
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    Last winter I trained for 10 weeks and put 28...

    Last winter I trained for 10 weeks and put 28 pounds on my deadlift taking it from 578 to 606 while keeping my bodyweight within 2 pounds of my beginning weight. This whole time I trained without a...
  10. Ultra-wide sumo deadlifts (from Westside article)

    Has anyone here used the ultra wide sumo deadlifts or the stiff leg sumo deadlifts mentioned in a Westside deadlift article from about a year ago? Do you use them as a max effort exercise or are...
  11. That's what I'm looking for! Thanks AJ

    That's what I'm looking for! Thanks AJ
  12. WESTSIDE TRAINING: Speed rack pull question

    I read recently (I think in last month's PLUSA Westside Deadlift article) that the lifters are Westside will now use conventional rack pulls against bands for speed work. I am a conventional puller...
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    Which deadlift suit?

    I've entered into the NOTLD deadlift meet in late October and have never used a deadlift suit before so I'll begin training in one right after USAPL Raw Nationals in 2 weeks. I really have no clue...
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    Toughening up hands for deadlifting

    Does anyone have any tips on how to toughen up the hands a bit for deadlifting? I've been in the sport 5 years and have never experienced the pain in my hands or grip problems that I am experiencing...
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    We train at a small gym called SSPT off of...

    We train at a small gym called SSPT off of Parklawn Drive in Rockville. The owner's are either USAPL National coaches or world champions. They are both very knowledgeable on gear and training. The...
  16. Manta Ray v. Suspended Chain squatting

    I've found a lot of positives from adding in some stability work for higher reps (5+) while squatting last cycle. I was wondering what everyone thinks has more benefits to increases stability while...
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    The 4 week base mesocycle is the prep cycle for...

    The 4 week base mesocycle is the prep cycle for the next cycle but it will still jack up your strength. As I said before, my training partner took his raw squat from 644 to 672 (with some room to...
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    Smolov effect on deadlifting

    I know I might be barking up the wrong tree here with so many Westside gents, but has anyone here tried a Smolov cycle? One of my training partners just jacked 30 pounds onto his squat in 4 weeks...
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    I've never missed a deadlift on the floor, I have...

    I've never missed a deadlift on the floor, I have missed a few about 6 inches above the knee since I have an endlessly long lock out. I'm hoping this cycle will correct that. Thanks for the...
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    Rack Pull Cycle

    Has anyone here ever experimented with a short rack pull cycle with no true deadlifting from the floor for a competition? I competed in the Arnold 2 weeks ago and am scheduled to compete at the...
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