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by Matt Z
Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The proper care and feeding of calluses
Replies: 2
Views: 4162

Re: The proper care and feeding of calluses

Stop trimming them. Try using a nail file to sand down the rough edges.
by Matt Z
Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pain in lower back when doing leg extn
Replies: 5
Views: 6879

Re: Pain in lower back when doing leg extn

When you sit in the machine with your knees bent, is there a space between your butt and the seat back (back rest)?
by Matt Z
Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pecs
Replies: 3
Views: 4024

Re: Pecs

Parallel Bar Dips and Dumbbell Bench Presses are both good options if Barbell Bench Presses are problematic. However, if your back continues to give you trouble (on these or other exercises), you should get it checked out.
by Matt Z
Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Straight-leg Deadlift
Replies: 2
Views: 6815

Re: Straight-leg Deadlift

There's no reason you can't perform SLDLs with a straight back. You'll still get a great training effect on the erectors, especially as you progress to heavier weights.
by Matt Z
Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: Journal Comments for Matt Z
Replies: 261
Views: 240230

Re: Journal Comments for Matt Z

What do you want to know?
by Matt Z
Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Personal Best Log
Replies: 1151
Views: 602104

Re: Personal Best Log

Straight-leg Deadlift = 405 lbs for 8 reps (07/31/15) New 8RM!
by Matt Z
Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Journal Discussions
Topic: Journal Comments for Matt Z
Replies: 261
Views: 240230

Re: Journal Comments for Matt Z

I woke up with a sore shoulder on Monday, so I ended up doing Sled Leg Presses and Trap-bar Jumps instead of Front Squats and High Pulls. Today, I did a light upper-body workout consisting of Military Presses, Kettlebell Swings and Close-grip Pull-downs. My shoulder is feeling much better, but not q...
by Matt Z
Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Workout Journal of Matt Z
Replies: 1062
Views: 439542

Re: Workout Journal of Matt Z

Workout C (02/05/15) Barbell Front Squat 1) 135 lbs for 12 reps 2) 205 lbs for 05 reps 3) 255 lbs for 05 reps 4) 255 lbs for 05 reps 5) 255 lbs for 05 reps Romanian Deadlift 1) 225 lbs for 08 reps 2) 315 lbs for 05 reps 3) 365 lbs for 05 reps 4) 385 lbs for 05 reps 5) 405 lbs for 05 reps Barbell Ho...
by Matt Z
Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Workout Journal of Matt Z
Replies: 1062
Views: 439542

Re: Workout Journal of Matt Z

Workout B (02/04/15) Barbell Bench Press 1) 135 lbs for 12 reps 2) 225 lbs for 08 reps 3) 275 lbs for 05 reps 4) 295 lbs for 05 reps 5) 305 lbs for 05 reps 6) 310 lbs for 05 reps Bent-over Row 1) 135 lbs for 12 reps 2) 225 lbs for 08 reps 3) 315 lbs for 05 reps 4) 345 lbs for 05 reps 5) 345 lbs for...
by Matt Z
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Workout Journal of Matt Z
Replies: 1062
Views: 439542

Re: Workout Journal of Matt Z

Workout A (02/02/15) Barbell Back Squat 1) 135 lbs for 12 reps 2) 225 lbs for 08 reps 3) 315 lbs for 05 reps 4) 365 lbs for 02 reps 5) 385 lbs for 02 reps 6) 405 lbs for 02 reps 7) 415 lbs for 02 reps Barbell High Pull 1) 135 lbs for 05 reps 2) 225 lbs for 03 reps 3) 275 lbs for 03 reps 4) 275 lbs ...
by Matt Z
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Workout Journal of Matt Z
Replies: 1062
Views: 439542

Re: Workout Journal of Matt Z

Workout D (01/30/15) Barbell Military Press 1) _95 lbs for 12 reps 2) 185 lbs for 05 reps 3) 195 lbs for 05 reps 4) 205 lbs for 05 reps 5) 215 lbs for 05 reps Dumbbell Snatch 1) _75 lbs for 05 reps ea. 2) _75 lbs for 05 reps ea. 3) _75 lbs for 05 reps ea. Rear Deltoid Row 1) 100 lbs for 05 reps ea....
by Matt Z
Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: That question about lower back initiating deadlift
Replies: 29
Views: 17407

Re: That question about lower back initiating deadlift

"Good, then you understand the ramifications of not stopping. I realize your are not an idiot. You have a limited knowledge in this area. It remind me of the story of aliens who see a basketball game. They conclude that sitting in the bleacher make you short, playing basketball makes you tall. The f...
by Matt Z
Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: That question about lower back initiating deadlift
Replies: 29
Views: 17407

Re: That question about lower back initiating deadlift

"Hyperextension Rounding back deadlift rarely hyperextend (exeggerted lean-back) their back in finishing the pull. Secondly, "exaggerated lean-back" causation is due to weak glutes. The glutes role is to drive the hips forward to finish the pull in a standing position. However, since the glutes are ...
by Matt Z
Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: That question about lower back initiating deadlift
Replies: 29
Views: 17407

Re: That question about lower back initiating deadlift

"Rounding There's good and bad rounding. Upper rounding is find. Lower rounding is a disaster waiting to happen." - Kenny Croxdale Like I said, upper and lower, like a scared cat. Not resembling anything you're likely to see at a powerlifting meet. "How are you determining it is a moderate load?" - ...
by Matt Z
Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: That question about lower back initiating deadlift
Replies: 29
Views: 17407

Re: That question about lower back initiating deadlift

"When you pull a heavy deadlift, it’s much more efficient to keep your hips high and effectively stiff-leg the weight. With the hips high, you’re basically getting the knees out of the way; as a result, the bar stays closer to your center of gravity and the bar path is reduced as a result. It’s much...