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by scs217
Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: i need advice on triceps symmetry
Replies: 13
Views: 10014

guys, i have a problem with my triceps symmetry. it turns out that my left triceps almost equally works the long, lateral and medial heads. however, for my right triceps, the long head does most of the work, then the medial head, then the lateral head. is there any way to correct this? Don't worry ...
by scs217
Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: current workout, opinions?
Replies: 14
Views: 6760

I just wanted to throw in on the hamstrings recommendation. Everybody has told you to squat and deadlift. Hamstrings are involved with both of those if you do them properly. Squats especially, as outlined in Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe and Lon Kilgore. Squats are important to be doing correct...
by scs217
Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: abdominal - lumbar equilibrium help!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 11782

I agree with Jungledoc. For instance, with rounded shoulders, you are to strengthen rhomboids (and others) while stretching pectorals. The cause is that you have shortened, powerful muscles on one side and weak, stretched muscles on the other. It would make sense that you would stretch lower back an...
by scs217
Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: abdominal - lumbar equilibrium help!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 11782

I read over the Neanderthal no more articles, and realized that I have some of that going on too. I haven't had a chance to work though pictures yet, but I definitely have the interiorly rotated humerus bones. Might have the back stuff going on also. I've been having some spine and lower back pain t...
by scs217
Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: building up to olympic lifts
Replies: 11
Views: 5804

I agree with Tim as well. OH squats will teach the balance and work out a lot of the flexibility that you will need. Other exercises that will help are RDL's with correct form (learn to extend your hips properly), snatch grip deadlifts, and then partial movement drills. What I mean by that is jump s...
by scs217
Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trap Bar v. Regular Barbell Deadlift
Replies: 20
Views: 18057

I'm sorry I had just read your training log previously and was going from memory and not reading the original question closely. I'd say that yes trap bar DL (or regular DL for that matter) do not really do much with the hamstrings. They're involved, but its not a hamstring exercise for sure. SLDL is...
by scs217
Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trap Bar v. Regular Barbell Deadlift
Replies: 20
Views: 18057

I think that both DL and trap bar DL don't do too much with the hamstrings. You should consider RDL and SLDL for hamstring recruitment. http://www.exrx.net/Lists/ExList/WaistWt.html#anchor1945210 The hamstrings are listed as a dynamic stabilizer in both exercises you asked about. I think look up RDL...
by scs217
Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squat yips?
Replies: 7
Views: 6233

I've never had that, I'm just starting to get into heavy squats though. For me heavy is 175lbs :) which is slightly more than bodyweight. I'm built for DL though not squat.
by scs217
Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Dangerous moments in the gym?
Replies: 22
Views: 20095

I've never done that, but I dumped (missed) 80kg twice today on clean and jerk where my previous PR was 135#. And I've missed snatches many many times, does that count? What about losing skin on your shins for lifts? :-P
by scs217
Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Power training
Replies: 99
Views: 36332

In addition to TheHeb's comment on regular stretching, SLDL's with an empty bar just going to the point of a mild stretch and then back up is an excellent pre-workout warmup. When a close DL grip doesn't provide enough stretch then move your hands outward approaching a snatch grip (as far as the ver...
by scs217
Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Form check on olympic lifts
Replies: 8
Views: 4367

Well as a quick update I lifted at the university gym today with their expensive Ivanko equipment and bars. I got all the way up to 132# on snatch and 164# on clean and jerk. It seems that my form is starting to improve. With the additional weight the bar was NOT coming up shoulder high anymore, it ...
by scs217
Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Power training
Replies: 99
Views: 36332

One more pointer on the deadlift that Mark Rippetoe pointed out on a video on the crossfit website: Back in proper position Center of bar over the center of your feet *Shoulderblades over the center of the bar (not the shoulders)* -That means that your actual shoulder joints will be forward of the b...
by scs217
Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: squat and deadlift in single routine?
Replies: 7
Views: 4226

I hope you don't mean that you'll front squat and DL on day A then back squat and RDL on day B, that would be too much for your back by FAR. Workout A then the next workout A would be fine for alternating those exercises.
by scs217
Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Injuries - Bench Press and your shoulders. Updated.
Replies: 25
Views: 11861

Mark Rippetoe goes over this on the crossfit website.
http://media.crossfit.com/cf-video/Cros ... chFeet.mov
by scs217
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Power training
Replies: 99
Views: 36332

You can do regular DL's rather than the SLDL's to develop your grip. To help your hands, you would do many small sets of incrementally higher weight rather than a set of 8-12 for example. Let's say that you'll top out at 225lbs: you'd go maybe 135x5(warmup)-155x3-175x2-195x2-225x5. You'd keep the do...