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by Christianiron.com
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Buzz Training
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

Re: Buzz Training

In researching Old School stuff for my books, I saw it mentioned more than once that the German clubs in New York back in the old days would be eating & drinking all day long while lifting, which boggled everyone else' s mind. Cultural thing at the time,I guess. Arny used to have keg parties in the ...
by Christianiron.com
Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First USAPL meet this Sunday
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

First USAPL meet this Sunday

I have been meaning to compete in the USAPL for a while now. Finally set to break the ice this weekend, but just doing deads.
by Christianiron.com
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Designing grip work "accessory"
Replies: 4
Views: 1508

Re: Designing grip work "accessory"

There are lots of approaches to grip strength. I feel direct forearm work has its place, but I like doing regular lifts with something that challenges the grip,, like using a fat bar, wrapping a towel over the bar, doing deadlifts with overhand grip instead of hooked,etc. I am working on a deadlift/...
by Christianiron.com
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Home made Dip Bars for a squat rack.
Replies: 5
Views: 2276

Re: Home made Dip Bars for a squat rack.

Good Stuff... posted on my Frugal fitness links page at christianiron.com
by Christianiron.com
Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift variants
Replies: 6
Views: 2092

Re: Deadlift variants

Stiff leg deads are great, as long as you start light, keep the bar in close
by Christianiron.com
Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Book Recommendations
Topic: Culver City Westside Secrets book
Replies: 4
Views: 7950

Culver City Westside Secrets book

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by Christianiron.com
Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: BP spotting tips
Replies: 13
Views: 3234

Re: BP spotting tips

It's best to have regular,reliable partners that know what you need & how to provide it. Grabbing random guys in the gym is hit or miss.
by Christianiron.com
Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Leg Drive (I Believe!)
Replies: 21
Views: 4287

Re: Leg Drive (I Believe!)

The concept was reinforced in my mind by watching my friend Dave bench... he had a natural, raw 430 bench @220 at 44 years old. You can watch his entire body "Snap" at the bottom of the press. He has mastered positioning & leg drive, though he does not have a severe arch. I am still trying to develo...
by Christianiron.com
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: SHOULDER PRESS
Replies: 16
Views: 3000

Re: SHOULDER PRESS

If the sticking pt is off the chest on bench & right off the shoulders on presses, you might want to try pauses with moderate weight on both, and/or some static holds close to the bottom with good weight
by Christianiron.com
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: SHOULDER PRESS
Replies: 16
Views: 3000

Re: SHOULDER PRESS

Sometimes just trying different exercises for the same groups can help, or changing rep schemes, grip styles, etc can help. If you always do standing OH press, for example; some behind the neck work or heavy 1arm dumbbell work might help. Training the posterior and mid delts for overall shoulder gir...
by Christianiron.com
Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Questions about the Good Morning Exercise?
Replies: 5
Views: 1939

Re: Questions about the Good Morning Exercise?

Good exercise. Guys I train with do it sitting on a bench in a cage, which makes it a bit safer
by Christianiron.com
Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift
Replies: 30
Views: 4252

Re: Deadlift

Video is great and will answer many questions. Simply listening to an onlooker could lead you either way. Very few big deadlifters ( if any) have a completely straight up & down back.. a little lean is std procedure. If you are in a bent over row position, you have gone too far
by Christianiron.com
Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bench press help
Replies: 9
Views: 2078

Re: Bench press help

If you have trouble off the bottom ( what it sounds like), you might try doing pauses with light weight, or maybe static holds just off the chest. Most, including me, have just the opposite problem
by Christianiron.com
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Clint's garage gym
Replies: 35
Views: 7087

Re: Clint's garage gym

Very nice setup, but dumb question; looks like a chin bar at top of cage, so why the need for a stand-alone one?
by Christianiron.com
Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for lower back advice
Replies: 15
Views: 4988

Re: Looking for lower back advice

De-compressing the spine might help.. it has for me when I started having low back pain. An inversion unit is a beautiful thing, as is a reverse hyper unit. Short of availability of either of these, just hanging from a chin bar helps