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    My form check thread

    I'm going to post some videos threw this week and you guys can tell me your thoughts good or bad.

    Squat 195 X 5




    Rows


    Last edited by ELmx479; 01-19-2009 at 05:54 PM.

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    Help a bro out..

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    rows look very good.
    Lifting is my life

    I am 15
    @ 155 lbs

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    Squat looks nice. Get some lifting shoes man!! Youll love it!
    Sarvamangalam!

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    Thanks guys. A pair of lifting shoes is on my list next but I am broke now. I just bought the rack and more weight here recent. I would like to get some bands or chains in the future also.

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    Agree with the above.

    Plus you reminded me about Anthrax so I had to dig that CD out
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    22 - 5'10@236lbs!
    Bench - 325 (old)
    Squat - 455x2 (old)
    Deadlift - 500(old)

    Total: 1280lbs 100% raw




    The key to my exercise program is this one simple truth: I hate my body.

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    http://www.vsathletics.com/product.p...220e883c73889f

    they have a few different styles but are the least expensive I know of. I believe they are remarked DoWins.
    Sarvamangalam!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
    http://www.vsathletics.com/product.p...220e883c73889f

    they have a few different styles but are the least expensive I know of. I believe they are remarked DoWins.
    Thanks man, I checked them out and they are not making that shoe anymore. I will have to see when I get some extra cash.


    Vids from today...

    Front Squat. This is only my 2nd time doing these so the weight is light until I get comfortable with them. I am also really working on stretching to get in the clean position but my right elbow hurts like hell when I try.





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    FSs look good. I like the howling in the 1st video... way to be intense!!! jk

    Press: Get under the bar, once the bar clears your face push your head forward and shrug the weight once your arms are fully extended. I cant tell but be sure to keep your core tight and flex your quads too.
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    Sarvamangalam!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenMonkey View Post
    FSs look good. I like the howling in the 1st video... way to be intense!!! jk

    Press: Get under the bar, once the bar clears your face push your head forward and shrug the weight once your arms are fully extended. I cant tell but be sure to keep your core tight and flex your quads too.
    Haha, that was my dog. She was howling at the fire whistle..
    I will take your advise. Ya I keep my abs tight and my legs actually burn sometimes during presses.

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    It looks like your back is rounding a little at the bottom of your back squats. Rows looked good, front squats looked good, and presses were decent.

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    Very cool. Looks great man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notorious View Post
    It looks like your back is rounding a little at the bottom of your back squats. Rows looked good, front squats looked good, and presses were decent.
    It still may be rounding a bit. It was much worse before if I went below parallel. I have been doing a lot of stretching lately to improve that.

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    This will be it for the week. I had a hard time getting everything to loosen up for the squats which kept me from getting as deep as I wanted to. I will work with this weight again next week and improve form and depth.

    Squat 240 X 5


    Bench 215 X 5


    Dead Lift 325 X 5
    Last edited by ELmx479; 01-19-2009 at 05:55 PM.

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    All weekend and no feedback yet... I know the squat wasn't very good but I need some thoughts on the DL form.

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    I hate to dig this tread up again but I would like some tips on my DL's before I do them this week.

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    Your hips rise faster than your upper body.

    Think a piece of steel running through your spine down through your pelvis. Be much tighter. Abs, shoulders, arch.
    Sarvamangalam!

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