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by nygmen
Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Adding Volume, Goal to Get Stronger
Replies: 20
Views: 5414

Re: Adding Volume, Goal to Get Stronger

(You are deluding yourself if you think they aren't all on the same amounts of the same types of AAS.) Well, this may be true for those in the superheavy class (powerlifters and olympic lifters) but I think those who have to stay in their respective weight limit have to be more selective in selecti...
by nygmen
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Balance, weight distribution during squats
Replies: 29
Views: 9428

Re: Balance, weight distribution during squats

You have a sedentary lifestyle with a sedentary job. Your 25 and been out of school, I'd guess for 3 years. I am guessing that you haven't been physically active since high school - 7 years (bare with me, I'm trying to make a point). You said you are weak. You have only been lifting for 1.5 months....
by nygmen
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Adding Volume, Goal to Get Stronger
Replies: 20
Views: 5414

Re: Adding Volume, Goal to Get Stronger

but I was trynig to leanr more about the benefit of adding volume more than the the best way to increase lifts. Volume over intensity has its place. It can be goal dependent, individual dependent, and situational dependent. But keep in mind, volume for the sake of volume is doo doo, and often why I...
by nygmen
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why don't we attract more quality members?
Replies: 39
Views: 7819

Re: Why don't we attract more quality members?

ballophun wrote: Why not just change it to "Uncomfirmed @$$h0l3"
I vote for this also!
by nygmen
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Erick's Log
Replies: 522
Views: 217583

Re: Erick's Log

flat bb bench (w chains)
cable flies
incline close grip
peck dec
standing skull crushers
reverse pushdown
by nygmen
Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift
Replies: 30
Views: 5747

Re: Deadlift

The guy didn't "get down" to an empty bar, he picked it up from the bars of the squat rack. He took the bar down to a bit below knee height using only his legs and then returned, hyperextending his back at the top (to about 20 degrees). No $hit, his back was entirely vertical and his hips/butt bare...
by nygmen
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift
Replies: 30
Views: 5747

Re: Deadlift

Hmm, I think somehow this has turned from me asking "Does this description of a deadlift sound anything like a deadlift you guys have done/heard about?" into something else entirely. You are missing my point. Maybe I'm not communicating it correctly. My point is you asked for form advice, which mea...
by nygmen
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift
Replies: 30
Views: 5747

Re: Deadlift

The guy is a beast, been training for 20 years - but you wont ever see him doing an olympic lift or using the squat rack for it's major purpose. In fact, he doesnt really go "heavy" on anything. I respect him and all, I just don't trust his advice for a lot of things. Let me rephrase your post to t...
by nygmen
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift
Replies: 30
Views: 5747

Re: Deadlift

I have no idea about the 105kg for your weight thing, especially if the guy pulls from the rack. It does make me curious though - maybe it says something about the average gym-goer? The guy who works there sees a lot of 90kg people at 6"2' that have trouble with that weight or something... Again, w...
by nygmen
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift
Replies: 30
Views: 5747

Re: Deadlift

Yes, lets ignore someone who has made a ton of progress and has been lifting, successfully, without/around major injury, for TWO DECADES, because he doesn't pull from the floor, or lift over some arbitrary amount of weight.... Great plan. I love it when people ask me for advice, then ignore it, beca...
by nygmen
Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: Erick's Log Comments
Replies: 237
Views: 162880

Re: Erick's Log Comments

Oscar_Actuary wrote: Does it just depend on which of your levers can do the most work?

Nope.

All that matters is accomplishing your goal and not getting injured.
by nygmen
Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: Erick's Log Comments
Replies: 237
Views: 162880

Re: Erick's Log Comments

A true life or death pull, I would round my back, let my shoulder roll and ramp the ever living $h1t out of it, but I'd get it up.
by nygmen
Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: Erick's Log Comments
Replies: 237
Views: 162880

Re: Erick's Log Comments

As you know, I'm definately not qualified to critique, so take this from a " I need to learn so, I post thoughts " prospective First, your upper back looks locked in on your pulls, and squats for that matter. It appears that you rely on this upper back to a larger extent on your deads, than I ... w...
by nygmen
Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Erick's Log
Replies: 522
Views: 217583

Re: Erick's Log

Front Squats (60lbs of chains, only like 40lbs deloads) bar bar+60 95+60 135+60 170+60x5 200+60x3 230+60x5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ew7EWaBlPa0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Deads 225 275 320x5 370x5 420x6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LhVC3Rb2VE" onclick="window.open(this.h...
by nygmen
Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift
Replies: 30
Views: 5747

Re: Deadlift

Okay, from that point on I wouldn't take advice from him considering deadlifts from the floor. As it is quite the different thing. Depending of course about the starting height. The flaw in this logic is that not everyone needs to perform a lift in order to know what it should look like. Given the ...