Why are you talking in the 3rd person?Originally posted by Magnus
Squats and Bench were essentially what Magnus was talking about. We have examined your squat ROM in other threads and if you had to do a legal squat it would probably be 350 or lower instead of 450 (Wasn't it Belial who lost 100 from changing his ROM to legal depth?). Magnus has a friend who leg presses 1000+ (last workout you were in the 600s) and his LEGAL squat PR - Magnus spotted it - is 305.
Anyway you arent really Magnus from the World's Strongest Man are you? Just wondering. Anyway I dont really care about whats a "legal" squat in a powerlifting competition and whats not. I am going down to what's comfortable for me. Thats right around 1-2" above parallel. I dont personally believe this is much of a problem.
Yeah B did lose 100 lbs. on his squat when he went lower than he normally did. The reason that my leg press is so low is because the squats completely wipe me out. I mean they wipe me out to the point where I am so f*cking exausted its unreal. Especially my last few sets.
Thats not even comparable to what I do. Going an inch or two above "legal" squat depth isnt THAT much of a difference. Maybe I miss the sticking point. Okay whatever fine. I mean honestly thats not going to change the lift completely. I mean *maybe* it does make a bigger difference than I imagine. But I just dont think going down that last inch or two is necessary. Its discomforting and unnecessary in my eyes.Why not just put 600 lbs. on your back, bend your legs a touch, and call it a squat max?? It's essentially the same thing. Mike, just lift for yourself and do what makes you happy- but if you are going to have your PRs as your SIGNATURE, why not specify for everyone else and yourself it's with a cheat or not a full ROM.
I dont cheat on my barbell curls, or on my DB flyes AT ALL. Not even a little bit. I dont think that I touch the floor in the way that Arnold does but I go down pretty damn far. Actually really far because I get and incredible strength in my pecs from these. I am glad that you think a lot of people support me. I think its less than you think though.Does Magnus think you use a cheat on your Barbell Curls, or that your form looks like Arnold's (great scene in Pumping Iron) when you do your flyes? Honestly no. That doesn't mean you are a liar - not at all, a lot of people support you at WBB - It's just you bounce from routine to routine and journal to journal and diet to diet, so it seems consistent with that behavior that your form/ROM on certain exercises might not be "perfect."
Not trying to knock you here or offend you, just trying to help. Hey, you're up to day 8 on this journal, so let's see what happens...
Look back at everything people have posted here in my journal. How much of it is actually POSITIVE? Not as much as you would think I am afraid. I am going to stick with this routine. But God knows whatsup with my diet.