Man, these own your abs. I was doing heavy GM yesterday, and only my last rep, bout 1 or so short from failure, I noticed my abs were like caving in haha.
Poo is also LBM - The Built
I've only tried GM's once, a long time ago.. so i'm giving them a shot in my next workout, which is going to be in an hour, or tomorrow, i haven't decided yet.
I find I need to put a fair bend to my knees to get good stability. It kind of removes the hams a little (they, and my ass in particular, may disagree) but if I don't feel stable when doing any lift stupid **** happens because I'm trying to instinctively get there.
The Reconstruction Project (Journal)
Age: 34, Height: 5'4, Weight: 185, BF: somewhere between 15 and 45%
Weightlifting Start Date: July 26, 2005 - Bench 95 x 6, Dead 110 x 8, Smith Squat 180 x 8
Bests: Bench 185 x 8, Dead 400 x 1, Zercher Squat 295 x 3
Stop thinking and go lift - Paul Stagg
Capn Crunch - Atta boy
Brick - Yah man its a core killer
Pinky - Do it up boy
Shockboxer - If I go completely straight leg theres no way I can reach parallel im just not flexible enough, my max stretch hits about 3/4 the way to parallel, I usually put a slight bend in my knees that still gives a sick stretch in my hams and glutes but allows me ot get deeper.
Plus stretching your flexibility limits while under lots of weight is not a good thing, expecially for hammies. You DON'T want a hamstring injury, trust me.Originally Posted by KevinStarke
why do I feel like I am in the deadly grip of Darth Vader or some other horrid supervillan?Originally Posted by KevinStarke
KevinStarke YOU SCARE ME!!!!!!
"I lift, I sleep, I work, I eat (a lot), I run and then... I do it all over agian!"
"Lifting is like a box of chocolates... onces you start you can't stop!"
Keep my body weight below 200lbs (for now)
Aug 10 ('06)Bench: 115kg ______ goal by Dec 31: get back up to 115kg
Get both my Dead and Squat above 120kg before 2008
How much weight should i try the first time i do them, i was thinking 45's on each side but that seams like it might be too much so maybe ill do 115 first.
Age: 19 | height: 6'1''
Current Maxes: (May 2009)
Bench: 275 | Squat: 355 | Clean: 240 | Deadlift: 455 | Body Weight-205lbs
"When you know Squat about lifting, you know the important part."
yeah try something light first, i did 95 the first time and then went to 135 after i was sure i could do it
Me > Darth Vaderwhy do I feel like I am in the deadly grip of Darth Vader or some other horrid supervillan?
rbar - First time you do em do em with just the bar, make sure you get your form down pat before adding weight, then progress to 95/115/135 etc... till you reach your limit.
Good mornings are awesome, especially for powerlifters and strongman competitors. Start off very light and slowly add a little bit at a time, and you'll work up to some decent weights. I started off with just 95 and now at 175 pounds I can do 245, which is still nothing compared to some of the guys I know doing 400-500+ for singles. I haven't done them in a few months but I'll be tossing them in again real quick now that my competition is over.