Normally, I'd agree w. you, but this kid is a beginner. EVERYTHING is a weak spot! I'm not trying to be an a-hole, but if the kid starts divying up his training time among his weaknesses, rather than just focusing on the basic core lifts, he is going to go nowhere quick!Originally Posted by drew
He doesn't need holds or rack pulls or farmers walks... he just needs to bust his as* on the basics!
I agree with sensei on all points except the rack pulls. Rack pulls are a good newbie exercise leading into deads because newbies often lack the flexibility to get down to the floor for an off the floor pull. Rack pulls allow you to vary the pin height downward as your flexibility, form, and strength improve.
Oh yeah, I keep forgetting. lol. I remember when I first started. My grip just seemed to follow my Deads. I also used to do very heavy shrugs after deads and rows.Originally Posted by Sensei
Should I be doing static holds to improve my grip now that it fails if I go much over 425? (I'm kidding, already working on this problem)
Stats: Age: 34 Weight: 205 Height: 5'6"
Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:525 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220
Thanks for the help. I'm going to try it again this Sunday and see how it goes. I think that maybe I was trying to use my shoulders in the lift, but I'm not sure. I'll report back on how it goes on Sunday.