caangelxox wrote:today I did the monday workout and the snatch deadlifts is 6 sets, way too many. took me almost a half an hour to complete all 6 sets. Also during the last set, I could only do like 2 reps before my grip gave out on me. before my workout today
Question for you: Why do you think it took half an hour to complete this?
I'm going to guess that you went way too heavy.
Remember that this is about training muscles that you don't normally train (for most people anyway) and NOT a means to break PR's on lifts that you may already do. Personally, I beleive it's Cressey's intention to 'make you aware' of these muscles and how they work and effect your posture, more than just give you a program that you blindly follow and magically 'fixes' your problems. Of course, for most people they will see a dramatic improvement in their posture, it's then up to you do take from this program what you need and carry on the good work.
Lower the weight to something you can cope with easily and gradually add weight as the weeks follow. If you need help with the grip, simply use straps.
caangelxox wrote:one question I do have though..what does this mean when cressey says 3,2,1,3,2,1? He has it on the Heels Elevated, Rock Bottom Front Squats and the chest supported t-bar rows. I am not worried about the chest supported t-bar rows, but is this like a 1 RM for these 2 exercises? I can't even do a front squat correctly because my wrists are not flexible enough yet or strong enough to hold a 45lb bar yet, and I dont like the cross grip.
He means do 3 reps on the squat (then do the warrior stretch) then do 2 reps on the squat (then do the warrior stretch) and then do 1 rep on the squat.
Most people dont like front squats, but you can improvise a little. Personally I did use heels elevated back squat or even use dumbells if needed.