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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:05 am 
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That is a good front squat, and you can see some good back development you have...

Try and get your back tighter and your chest up more on the FS. You are falling forward (I have the same problem), and I don't think it is because of weakness. I think your technique is doing it to you.

You are strong enough to nail 315+ IMO.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:18 pm 
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nygmen wrote:
That is a good front squat, and you can see some good back development you have...

Try and get your back tighter and your chest up more on the FS. You are falling forward (I have the same problem), and I don't think it is because of weakness. I think your technique is doing it to you.

You are strong enough to nail 315+ IMO.


I think the weight is doing it to me lol..

I'm gonna be training in this weight range for a long time...so the next step is to improve quality. I'll be hitting 315 every week and in time it won't be a "shock" to my body any more so I will start handling it much better.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:25 pm 
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we wear the exact same shoes.

Guess that means I'm on my way


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:40 pm 
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we wear the exact same shoes.

Guess that means I'm on my way


These shoes are super comfortable, aren't they? :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:08 am 
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yeah.
They are the only shoes I've ever used for lifting. I do nothing else with them either.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:19 am 
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yeah.
They are the only shoes I've ever used for lifting. I do nothing else with them either.


Yes me too. Good stuff. The shoes I'm wearing are really old though..I need to buy new ones soon - except I'm too lazy hahahha


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:45 am 
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about your front squat, you're loads stronger than me so obviously my advice should be taken with a pinch of salt, but I remember an article by Bret Contreras where he described an exercise called something like Supra Maximal Front Squat Holds, or something. What you do is load up a weight way heavier than you can front squat, walk it out the rack (in a front squat grip, obviously) and just hold it for a bit.

I've never tried it but it sounds pretty cool. Could be worth a shot if you think your shoulders dropping is holding back your front squat.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:41 pm 
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^^^ Yes they are like walkouts. I intend on doing them. But, in order of importance right now, I have:

1. Work in the 27-315 range week in and week out = Own the daylights out of 315

2. Work on quality for this weight range

3. Beat 315

I am still many steps away. But yes, these static holds can be really helpful.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:57 pm 
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1. Work in the 27-315 range week in and week out = Own the daylights out of 315
2. Work on quality for this weight range


Please elaborate on your trade off / allowance for sub optimal form.
How far do you take it?
Feel free to discuss other exercises with regards to this topic as well. I'll hang up and take your answer off the air.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:02 pm 
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Oscar_Actuary wrote:
Please elaborate on your trade off / allowance for sub optimal form.
How far do you take it?
Feel free to discuss other exercises with regards to this topic as well. I'll hang up and take your answer off the air.


With heavy weight your form will never be spot on perfect. LOL...this is "heavy" weight after all - it is my 1RM.

As far as good for or bad form...if my form was bad the bar would have just slid right off me and crashed.

There is no rule. At GUS we establish a base weight range, we beat away at it till we can do it even in our sleep, we do a lot of injury prevention stuff and then we move forwards and establish a new base.

For the last few months, 275 has been the mark for me. Now, with Front Squats, the new weight range is 275 to 315.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:56 am 
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PRESS Training

I've updated my log. Here's the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNYCT6C97MQ


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:57 am 
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DEADLIFT Training - Mesocycle 39 Week 1

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDXmKpXxIys

Good stuff

Today is back training...in a few hours. Weighted Pull-ups, Suitcase Deadlifts and Facepulls: here I come!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:26 am 
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Gripping the Bar for Deadlifts: Correct Grip, Supporting Strength, and Calluses
Link: http://www.gustrength.com/eric-troy:gri ... gth-callus

And we made a really simple short video about The Right Way to Grip the Bar:
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvrtG4zrew8


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:42 am 
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BACK Training - Mesocycle 39 Week 1

Good workout...did some Weighted Pull-ups with 70 lbs added to me...got in some good sets.

Also did some Suitcase Deadlifts which rocked. I want to be able to SCDL 225 lbs. That would be totally badass.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aagjt5rs52U


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:02 am 
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FRONT SQUATS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0fodU4-8dY


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