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by matthewmccaw
Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: bench
Replies: 56
Views: 10520

Re: bench

[quote="bam"]DLs are great for improving your grip. Forget about straps/hooks. Do pullups instead of pulldowns. Stand on bench or use bands and start with slow negs if you can't do pullups yet.[/quote I broke my finger a couple of months back I havn't regained full function yet. I can usually do pul...
by matthewmccaw
Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: bench
Replies: 56
Views: 10520

Re: bench

Oh, and a while ago reading the forums I brushed up on my bench tecnique tucking my legs back holding my breath an getting an arch...it really helped.
by matthewmccaw
Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: bench
Replies: 56
Views: 10520

Re: bench

I see what you are saying although as it happens my back is actually my strongest area by far. My back day includes either one arm dumbell rows of up to 45 kgs of which I do 4x8 reps or bent over barbell rows changing from time to time. It also includes lat pulldowns or variations ie. cable pull dow...
by matthewmccaw
Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: bench
Replies: 56
Views: 10520

Re: bench

switch to inclines for a month then switch back. Or dumbells for a month, or incline dumbell. Or dips. Lots of stuff you can try really. One of my chest days includes inclines the other declines one of the days also includes dips although because im tall I dont feel the bars are wide enough apart s...
by matthewmccaw
Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: bench
Replies: 56
Views: 10520

Re: bench

Oscar_Actuary wrote:try to lift heavier for less volume, also.
going back to lighter weight will feel easier
break the mental block.

as another option.
Thats what I intend to do with the 5x5 although I might drop to less reps than that.
by matthewmccaw
Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:49 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Should i bother with "The Wire" box set
Replies: 17
Views: 15683

Re: Should i bother with "The Wire" box set

The wire is brilliant. I read an article on how it was made there murders wile it was being made as its based in Baltimore a murder capital. The makers went out and spoke to drug dealers on the streets of Baltimore an then based the activities of the show on how the dealers showed they operated...GO...
by matthewmccaw
Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: bench
Replies: 56
Views: 10520

Re: bench

Try it, then you tell us! Seriously. Why would you have to ask someone before trying that? What you are doing is not working. Do something different. There are a lot of things to try. You can do something different on one day than you do the other. A light day and a heavy day. 3x10. 10x3 (seriously...
by matthewmccaw
Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: bench
Replies: 56
Views: 10520

bench

The problem is that I'v been stuck on my bench for some time now. I hit my chest twice a week 4x8 reps ascending weight. I was wondering wether switching one of these days to a 5x5 would be the feasible thing to do to progress in weight??

Thanks, Matthew.
by matthewmccaw
Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Losing muscle
Replies: 8
Views: 9392

Re: Losing muscle

You won't lose muscle over a week, maybe a little of your pump which is just fluid loss. At any rate, it will come back quickly even if you're off for several months. I was just worried because of the severe lack of food and the wek before that of unstable training with my finger the staps and hook...
by matthewmccaw
Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Losing muscle
Replies: 8
Views: 9392

Losing muscle

For over a week I'v been unwell and havn't been able to eat compared to my usual 5 meals I'v just been having meal replacement drinks, havn't been able to train either along with my splinted finger also making it difficult. I feel like I'm loosing muscle aleady...was jus wandeing how quick muscle ca...
by matthewmccaw
Thu May 26, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: need sum advice here im devastated here broke my finger
Replies: 20
Views: 5778

Re: need sum advice here im devastated here broke my finger

robertscott wrote:how'd you break it in the first place?
Fight mate with a big polish lad was either fight or back away so wasnt going to back away altho I now wish i had of!!
by matthewmccaw
Thu May 26, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: need sum advice here im devastated here broke my finger
Replies: 20
Views: 5778

Re: need sum advice here im devastated here broke my finger

What i'm looking is bulk tho was starting to see gains, will 1 arm pressing not lead to imbalances? I'm trying to avoid cardio altho it could maybe keep a level of fitness up...I'm goint 2 do a lot of sqatting good mornings etc and see about benching just using the palm of the bad hand ..see how so...
by matthewmccaw
Wed May 25, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: need sum advice here im devastated here broke my finger
Replies: 20
Views: 5778

Re: need sum advice here im devastated here broke my finger

What i'm looking is bulk tho was starting to see gains, will 1 arm pressing not lead to imbalances? I'm trying to avoid cardio altho it could maybe keep a level of fitness up...I'm goint 2 do a lot of sqatting good mornings etc and see about benching just using the palm of the bad hand ..see how so...
by matthewmccaw
Wed May 25, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: need sum advice here im devastated here broke my finger
Replies: 20
Views: 5778

Re: need sum advice here im devastated here broke my finger

You could probably rig up a wrist strap, hook type arrangement so you could pull with your bad wrist without using your hand. I don't know if it would work. It's just an idea. yes that is a helpful idea...thanks...jus worrie bout doing more damage 2 finger on things like bench...incline would be ou...
by matthewmccaw
Sun May 22, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: need sum advice here im devastated here broke my finger
Replies: 20
Views: 5778

Re: need sum advice here im devastated here broke my finger

This is something that you can figure out more easily than we can. Just try things. Can you grip the bar with the broken finger extended? This may be a great time to work on the squat, since you really don't grip the bar, but press it against your back. i cant close my hand its my ring finger broke...