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by scs217
Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Smith Machine Squats for Glute and Hamstring Training
Replies: 6
Views: 6287

I definitely see what you mean with squats being very glute/ham intensive. My 3 sets this week left my glutes and IT band most sore, and then other quad muscles, and didn't quite make my hamstrings sore. My form was shoulder width heels, about 30 degrees out from parallel, squatting my hips straight...
by scs217
Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Smith Machine Squats for Glute and Hamstring Training
Replies: 6
Views: 6287

However, when you move the feet out by 12 inches, the Glutes and Hams are called into play with equal intensity meaning all leg muscles get equal stimulation.
Out=forward?
by scs217
Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Power training
Replies: 99
Views: 45849

Also, unless the DB rows are done one handed leaning over a bench, the squats should come first. You could do SLDL with just the bar as a warmup into your warmup squat set though, I find that low weight SLDL's work wonders for flexibility within a workout. And as far as the SLDL's go, it might not b...
by scs217
Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squat weakness
Replies: 10
Views: 6737

You will probably make some spectacular gains when you train your neuro-transmitters and can use the muscle you actually have. That very well may be. This is the first that I am squatting heavy and it's still new to me to be using bodyweight to below parallel. It's possible that I am used to using ...
by scs217
Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Seller Be Ware.
Replies: 5
Views: 4130

My brother had the same thing selling his laptop on ebay. He got a check from a foreign country for several thousand dollars over the purchase price. He reported it to ebay and had to relist the computer and pay for the listing again. It's a shame that people waste your time like that.
by scs217
Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Power training
Replies: 99
Views: 45849

Right. The field of powerlifting is a bit of a misnomer. The maximum power is generated by the olympic lifters and the maximum weight is moved by the powerlifters.
by scs217
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Power training
Replies: 99
Views: 45849

What's the ratio of your snatch to your deadlift?
My DL is 315lbs and my best successful snatch so far is 115lbs. There are still form limitations on getting the snatch right, so it is being lowballed. The snatch is 36.5% of my DL though.
by scs217
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Power training
Replies: 99
Views: 45849

I don't know about producing maximum power at highest loads. I can DL 315lbs, but it takes several seconds to do; and by comparison the pull I taped over the weekend for an olympic clean generated about 1.2hp. Quick physics refresher, power is not work. Work is the force moved over a distance. There...
by scs217
Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squat weakness
Replies: 10
Views: 6737

I'm 6' 170lbs with relatively long arms and legs. You guys can see how I don't have to go low for DL in my 135# clean video posted under the Snatch and Clean form check thread. I might fall under this category as well. I stand relatively tall over the bar on the ground. Thanks for the tips, I've don...
by scs217
Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Squat weakness
Replies: 10
Views: 6737

Squat weakness

Quick question, I'm 6 months into this years lifting, with on and off lifting for the last several years. Currently is the strongest I've ever been. In looking over the strength standards page, my squat is seriously lagging behind my other exercises (clean is too, but I'm working on form and leg str...
by scs217
Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: wrist injury
Replies: 9
Views: 5682

What I have read is that a straight wrist grip on bench press alleviates some stress on your triceps, thereby making them fatigue less. The difference is a few pounds on your bench or another rep or 2 in a set. See how it feels with your wrist; if it helps, then go for it. Seriously consider resting...
by scs217
Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Heavy walking lunges
Replies: 52
Views: 29825

Do you think that adding something to prevent the water from getting nasty would be a good idea? Like a little bit of bleach or some lysol?
by scs217
Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: elbow pain at full contraction
Replies: 5
Views: 4181

Typically in the states you need a referral from your gp (pcp here) and then he will send you to the physical therapist. In lieu of that, icing the tendon often and taking motrin several times a day will help (unless you have some other condition preventing you from taking motrin).
by scs217
Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hamstring flexibility
Replies: 13
Views: 7270

How would you go about addressing this pelvic tilt? I'm thinking work on splits right? I mean front to back, not side splits. Also, is there a good way to diagnose such a condition?
by scs217
Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: workout help please!!
Replies: 17
Views: 9714

From the Rippetoe Faq that I linked, he recommends 22cal/lb of bodyweight. You can read on that link what percentages of fats, carbs and proteins he recommends.