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by Bacchus1979
Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Asymmetrical DOMS
Replies: 11
Views: 5318

Re: Asymmetrical DOMS

I have a question on this - I get similarly asymmetrical DOMS from bilateral work, and sometimes from unilateral leg work also, but my question for the exercise science types is this: I have read in a lot of places that DOMS is not a good indicator, or an indicator at all necessarily, of how hard yo...
by Bacchus1979
Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shoulder Surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 4537

Re: Shoulder Surgery

Yeah - I haven't been able to pres overhead in like a year, so I am excited to get back on that train. My surgeon is a sports guy, and I have been working with a physio for the last six months who also know that I hope to be ready to play rugby again by fall. What I'm really trying to do is figure o...
by Bacchus1979
Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shoulder Surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 4537

Shoulder Surgery

Hey All - I am going in for surgery on a torn labrum later this month and I wondered if anyone here had any experience with it, and what your experiences were? Obviously upper body lifting will be out for a while, what types of exercises were you able to do? When you were able to start lifting again...
by Bacchus1979
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pull-up Challenge, 2012
Replies: 96
Views: 33372

Re: Pull-up Challenge, 2012

hit my goal of 12, tough grind on the last rep, but just managed to get my chest to the bar. Gonna start working on the overhand pull-up this month (redundant?) Onward and upward! nice one. chest to bar is challenging. i'm fascinated by the variation in the ranges of movement people think makes a p...
by Bacchus1979
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pull-up Challenge, 2012
Replies: 96
Views: 33372

Re: Pull-up Challenge, 2012

hit my goal of 12, tough grind on the last rep, but just managed to get my chest to the bar. Gonna start working on the overhand pull-up this month (redundant?)

Onward and upward!
by Bacchus1979
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pull-up Challenge, 2012
Replies: 96
Views: 33372

Re: Pull-up Challenge, 2012

Going in to test for the end of the month and see if I can hit my total today. I feel good, but even if I don't hit my target - it has been really awesome to be doing as many chins as I have, and I feel treat (even though I lost a week of training in the middle of the month to a shoulder subluxation...
by Bacchus1979
Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift Form
Replies: 5
Views: 2282

Re: Deadlift Form

Ice - What I was thinking of doing was 10 odd sets of five at 225, which is around 65% of my 1RM, so should be more or less a 12RM - That way none of the sets are going anywhere near failure, but still a challenging amount of volume if I use shorter rest periods. Oscar - I agree, probably every 3/4 ...
by Bacchus1979
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift Form
Replies: 5
Views: 2282

Deadlift Form

Hi All - So I recently posted some videos asking for advice on my deadlift form. I got some great advice and the following deadlift session (my 5/3/ day) I went out with some things in mind that I thought would help, and video'ed myself again. I won't post the video, just say that the issues are sti...
by Bacchus1979
Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pull-up Challenge, 2012
Replies: 96
Views: 33372

Re: Pull-up Challenge, 2012

OK, so I hit ten last night, so I am upping my goal for February to 12 :)
by Bacchus1979
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Form Check, Hang High Pull n Press
Replies: 20
Views: 6333

Re: Form Check, Hang High Pull n Press

I saw this article over at T-Nation this morning, and it reminded me of this thread - thought some of you might enjoy it. I have just started incorporating high pulls the last couple weeks, and I am loving them so far.

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http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_art ... _high_pull
by Bacchus1979
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pull-up Challenge, 2012
Replies: 96
Views: 33372

Re: Pull-up Challenge, 2012

Ill jump in on this - I can currently do 8 chins @ 200lbs - so I guess hitting nine would be a 10% increase, but I think I am pretty close to 9 as is, so Ill go for 10 total
by Bacchus1979
Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift Form
Replies: 11
Views: 3976

Re: Deadlift Form

Awesome - thanks for the feedback KPJ. I think there are definitely some hamstring mobility issues, (the result of a lot of rugby injuries over a lot of years) but they are getting MUCH better so that may be a part of the problem with the arch. Doc - finally had time to read the article at work toda...
by Bacchus1979
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift Form
Replies: 11
Views: 3976

Re: Deadlift Form

Re-reading Oscar's comment - I think we're basically saying the same thing - because leaning back takes the slack out before the lift starts. I think of it as leaning back because of some video I saw on deadlifting at some point, a long time ago, wish I could remember which one so i could watch it a...
by Bacchus1979
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift Form
Replies: 11
Views: 3976

Re: Deadlift Form

Thanks Doc & Oscar for your comments- I notice that the effect is more pronounced on the heavier weight, like I start to drive, then the weight keeps my hands down and my hips go up. I think leaning back slightly so there's a little less slack, and a better connection for the hip drive to tha bar wi...
by Bacchus1979
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift Form
Replies: 11
Views: 3976

Re: Deadlift Form

Hey Oscar - Thanks for the comments/questions - ill respons one at a time - I recently started using straps on my final heavy set (but only the final one, got to get at least some grip benefit). Just don't like a mixed grip, a personal peculiarity I suppose, so use straps if I am going for more than...