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    By chin-up, you mean palms facing towards your body right? Good stuff Chubs.

    Here is an exerpt of the article I was talking about:

    "People used to think that Jarmo Virtanen was just very talented and had good leverages. They couldn't be more wrong. He had many things on perfecting the technique. Once he demonstrated the difference between relaxed and flexed shoulders. By dropping shoulders and using sumo, the distance was 12 inches shorter than using conventional with flexed upper body. He stressed the importance of being relaxed while deadlifting ."

    "He stressed the importance of being relaxed, specially in the upper body area and felt it was crucial for getting better leverages in the deadlift and squat too."

    Link http://www.criticalbench.com/finnish-deadlifting.htm
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    Squat:525lbs
    Bench:335lbs
    Deadlift:440lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubrock View Post
    205lbs x 7 (+6 rep PR)
    I'm really impressed that you can do this while losing weight. Very good stuff.
    20 y/o, 6'1", 186 lbs, 14% BF
    bench: 350 deadlift: 560 parallel squat: 465
    total: 1375 @ 186

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    Bear- Thanks man. Trying my best.

    LK- Palms are inward (MGPI = medium grip palms in). Appreciate the article.

    Organ- Thanks. I'm not trying to lose weight lol, but oh well. The stronger I can get at each lbs of weight, the better.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubrock View Post
    The stronger I can get at each lbs of weight, the better.
    Yup, that's what I mean. Sometimes I incrementally drop off in weight, and it feels great if I can maintain my strength with that loss of leverage/size.

    It's awesome to be able to gain anything when down weight.
    20 y/o, 6'1", 186 lbs, 14% BF
    bench: 350 deadlift: 560 parallel squat: 465
    total: 1375 @ 186

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    Yea I'm actually pretty happy. Tomorrow will be the true test. If I can hit a Oly Sq PR then we know I'm moving in the right direction.

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    Best of luck. Push!
    20 y/o, 6'1", 186 lbs, 14% BF
    bench: 350 deadlift: 560 parallel squat: 465
    total: 1375 @ 186

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    Had practice today. Got a lot of good work done; a lot of snap shooting, running and gunning and a few 3v2s.



    Workout: ME Lower

    Location: Home

    Weight: 165lbs



    ME Oly Squats (triples?)-

    45lbs x 8 (WU)
    95lbs x 8 (WU)
    135lbs x 5 (WU)
    185lbs x 3 (easy lift, speed feeling good, nice setup and stretch reflex)
    225lbs x 3 (easy set, watch uneven setup/unrack)
    245lbs x 3 (easy enough, nothing too hard)
    275lbs x 3 (+1 rep PR, depth?)
    285lbs x 2 (+1 rep PR, absolutely terrible to look at, forgot how to squat)


    Rack Pulls (sumo, 2nd pin, 2-3" below knee)-

    135lbs x 5 (DBL OH)
    225lbs x 5 (DBL OH)
    275lbs x 5 (mixed, DL)
    315lbs x 5 (mixed)
    365lbs x 5 (DL)
    405lbs x 3 (+2 reps, DL)
    435lbs x 1 (+10lbs PR, DL, great looking pull)


    Oly GMs-

    135lbs x 8
    135lbs x 8


    Rack Crunches-

    #2 x 10
    #2 x 10
    #3 x 10
    #3 x 10
    #2 x 10/10 (rotation)
    #2 x 10/10 (rotation)


    Band Trunk Twist-

    #2 x 10/10
    #2 x 10/10
    #2 x 10/10


    Comments:

    Pretty pissed with the squatting today. It's like I've forgotten the correct way to squat. I suppose I'm the only one to blame for this. I got a bit cocky with the way things were going and haven't put the focus into my squatting like I should. I'm going to start having a squat movement as my ME lower movement every week from now on. I'll let any increase in my DLing come from the extra work I do after my main movement. I really think I just need to squat more often and really get focused on everything. Hopefully by increasing my lower back strength and hamstring strenght I'll bump my DL up without having to do too much pulling. The rack pulls went great and I think the tweaking in my form helped out. Had a nice arch in my lowerback but relaxed the shoulders and gripped with the finger tips. This is going to take a lot of grip strength but it also puts me in a good spot. I also pointed my toes out a bit which helped things out. Overall the squatting pissed me off but the rack pulls helped make up for it. Decent session.

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    Awesome job Chubs...

    I hear ya on the Squat form... it happened to me about a month ago too... I think because of all the Singles & Doubles I was doing... so I've been doing some BW squats at home... with my heads behind my head.. and sitting in the low, ATF position for a few seconds at a time.. and forcing my heels into the ground. Seems to be working...

    GL.. and awesome PRs man.. esepcially after a practice..

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    great squatting and pulling Chubs. That's definitely a strong rack pull at that depth. How wide do you have your feet? As wide as possible in the rack?
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    Bear- Appreciate it. I've just got to put a lot of focus on my squatting now. I've neglected it lately and put more focus on my pulling, but that's going to have to change if I want to have any success at squatting.

    BoB- Thanks man. I'd really like to see the Rack Pulls moving up. If they continue to move from that spot, then I'm pretty sure with my speed off the floor, I'll be able to pull very close to whatever is on the rack. The stance is just slightly closer than what I normally pull from. The rack doesn't allow me to get quite as wide as I'd like, but I still get a pretty wide stance.

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    How was the pulling with relaxed shoulders?
    Squat:525lbs
    Bench:335lbs
    Deadlift:440lbs

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    Pissed about a PR???
    A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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    LK- I've always tried to pull with relaxed shoulders but never have been able to maintain a decent arch. I would always end up rounding over a bit too much. I was able to find a happy medium between the two and actually pulled very smoothly like that.

    Sensei- Haha yea I am. It wasn't the fact that I didn't get a PR but the fact that the PR looked terrible. Usually even my misses are nice and smooth. My form doesn't usually suffer even on the misses. Yesterday just seemed to be a terrible day for me as far as form. My timing was off on my squatting and it just felt alien to me. I have to get that fixed.

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    Workout: DE Upper

    Location: Home

    Weight: 165lbs



    DE Bench-

    45lbs x 10 x 2 (WU)
    95lbs x 5 x 2 (WU)
    145lbs x 3 (very good setup, good speed)
    145lbs x 3 (nice speed, setup very tight)
    145lbs x 3 (good speed, setup a bit too far back, still tight)
    145lbs x 3 (2nd rep brought too low, still good speed)
    145lbs x 3 (best speed? good setup)
    145lbs x 3 (good speed, plant feet a bit more)
    145lbs x 3 (nice setup, smoothest set)
    145lbs x 3 (good speed, not best setup)


    Pullups (MGPA, no kip, not all full extension) SS w/ Band Pull Aparts-

    BW x 18 (Some kind of PR) // #2 closer x 10
    BW x 13 // #2 closer x 10
    BW x 10 // #2 closer x 10


    CGBP (+10lbs 5x5 PR)-

    135lbs x 5
    205lbs x 5
    205lbs x 5
    205lbs x 5
    205lbs x 5
    205lbs x 5


    Low Band Rows-

    #2 x 10
    #2 x 10
    #3 x 10
    #3 x 10


    *RC WORK*


    Comments:

    Very good DE session this morning. My speed was on from the start with my benching. I'm getting a good arch and staying pretty tight overall. I get a bit loose on rep 2 but seem to pull it tight for the last one. Very happy with that. Decided to switch up grips on my pullups today. Haven't done any high rep pullups with my palms away in quite awhile. This was probably a 4-5 rep PR but I'm too lazy to look back through the journal. CGBP continues to improve on a constant basis. Very happy with the 5x5. I actually think I'm only a month of so out of a 225 CGBP 5x5. Would really like to hit that mark pretty soon. Going to continue to do a lot of tricep work. Even though I'm staying RAW for awhile, I'd like to go ahead and somewhat start preparing for when I can pick up a bench shirt. Don't want my top end holding me back from putting up something nice. Great session overall today. I'll have a video of the last set of the 5x5 and the chins from the other day. I probably won't get it put up until tonight.
    Last edited by Chubrock; 06-04-2007 at 09:42 AM.

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    wow man. i just started with wbbforums and i must say that your journal is one of the most impressive i've seen. i start my grand journey today. i dont have quite as much motivation as it seems like you have, but hopefully someone can keep a fire under my ass. maybe i'll see results like you have if i can stay dedicated. props on the lifting and the journal
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    Really making a go of it in the home gym, nice sets throughout.

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    sick OLY squats and awesome 5x5 CGBP
    2000 or bust

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    I knew that when I got in a bench shirt you would plan to follow suit.

    What did you do to progress in pull-ups? I have been stuck at around 4-6 reps with bodyweight for ages.
    Squat:525lbs
    Bench:335lbs
    Deadlift:440lbs

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    Lion- Thank ya for the kind words man. You're more than welcome to stick around.

    Coke- Gotta keep things going in the right direction.

    Stumpy- Thanks man. The squats blew but the CGBP went quite nicely.

    LK- Haha I've been planning on getting into a bench shirt for some time now. I'd like to hit 1100 raw at 165 before doing so though. As for the chins, I just do them all the time. I try to use a lot of different grips and don't really limit myself on the style I do. I really think the variation helps out a lot.

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    Nice rack pull. As strong as your lower back is, if you can hit 435 from 2" below your knees, you can hit it from the floor.

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    Real strong oly squats, do you do those in chucks as well?
    PRs: 655/525/645 = 1825 Total
    Meet PRs: Bench Only 525

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    KJ- That's what I'm thinking man. Pretty confident with my speed off the floor.

    Sid- Yea I wear my chucks for all squatting and most pulling. The squats were pretty crappy. They'll get better though, eventually.

    Fuck, fight, or hold the light.

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    Clip of the chins and the last set of CGBP from today:

    Video

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    can i borrow your lawn mower? haha. sweet home gym. your chins are insane. i cant even do 2 sets of 5. sob. but i'll stick around. if you get a chance, i just started a journal. i would respect your advice on my routine, diet, everything
    Age: 27 Weight: 175 Height: 5' 10"
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    nice video chubs. i'd give anything for that home gym.

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