Who here includes mobility stuff in their training regime?
After visiting Chip Tallman's gym and having them practically fold me in half on the bench, I've decided I could use some extra flexibility haha. Plus I have a hard time getting much lower then parallel without letting my hips sort of "swing under".
Chip showed us a few exercises for improving our arch. Along with those I'm thinking of doing squats/gms with an empty bar working on slowly getting a full ROM, and the stuff on Magnificent Mobility.
What kind of stuff do you do (if any haha)?
foam rolling helps a ton for back mobility
For benching I just have just gradually forced myself to arch more and more. I do dislocations regularly outside the gym so I can get my shoulders narrow enough to squat in our racks.
PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
Meet PRs: Bench Only 525
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I'm young and skinny, which basically means I don't have to do hardly any XD
Stats: 11/15/07-First-meet--2nd Meet----3rd meet
Max Bench: 255---220-----------280------300
Max Squat: 405----395----------440------460
CHINUPS - Bodyweight + 135, x1, dead hang. Still working on the one arm chinup.
I foam roll occasionally and do your basic static stretching for my hip flexors and hamstrings. I'll do some leg swings to loosen up my hips before I squat too.
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I foam roll and stretch, love it.
Foam rolling, roll on a tennis ball, static stretching, light warm up sets with extra ROM. All of these do seem to help; but I don't do them nearly enough.
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I feel much the same as you Daniel haha
Guess I oughta start foam rolling once I get back home from school in a week