Press was hard and I lost tightness at one point. I loaded my iPod with Ministry and that helped me bring it. Also put a good 5 minutes between sets.
Dead lift: 1x5x260
Squat form could have been better. Dead lift was heavy. I feel it in my glutes. Hope that doesn't mean I'm doing it wrong.
Originally Posted by Aaront
Are you using chalk and/or mixed grip for deadlifts? Where do you think the weak link is for deadlifts?
You're right a video is necessary if I want any sort of help. I'll try and tape some squats and dead lifts Friday.
I'm using chalk and an overhand grip.
Weak link. Dunno. Born with something called pectus excavatum (caved in chest) which has resulted in some scoliosis and jacked up posture. So I might have to work a little harder to do IT right. More of a guess than an excuse.
Last edited by Aaront; 06-13-2012 at 09:42 PM.
Dead Lift: 1x5x270 (did these to make a vid)
Pull ups: 10,5,6
BW: 184 (probably need to eat more)
These vids are cross posted in the Technique section: http://startingstrength.com/resource...ad.php?t=31361
First Squat set, http://youtu.be/KdqjhDjKIQ8
Second set, http://youtu.be/PxjzaLoVFlw
Dead lift, http://youtu.be/LaTEDit-0H4
Last edited by Aaront; 06-01-2012 at 04:03 PM.
Read the sticky on videos in the technique forum.
1. wear light coloured clothes
2. Position camera at hip height
3. Most useful position is usually 45 degrees from the rear.
Depth is great
Cannot see bar position
Cannot see grip
Back looks good
Cannot see if knees go out on the way down.
Cannot see if they collapse in on the way up.
Knees are travelling forward, so you are doing High Bar Bar squats. Great if that's your goal, otherwise read the book and shove your knees out more.
Look pretty good.
Bar seems to be starting over your toes a bit.
Hate the polygon plates. Possible safety issue when you get stronger.
Left Bicep and inside of elbow have been in pain the past day or two...by the time I got to chins it was pretty bad. Hoping at this point that it has nothing to do with whatever I did to my shoulder/left arm a few months back.
The elbow problem may well be technique related. Bench can aggravate the biceps, particularly the inside. Squats can hurt the elbow if you are supporting the weight.
Shoulder is trashed again. I had thought it was injured(March) initially from doing crossfit (toes to bar) but I no longer believe that. Its Bench Press that is messing me up. I know I have serious posture problems and the internet seems to agree that this can lead to impingement or other issues with benching. For now the only good thing I can think of is maybe I didnt tear anything. The ortho and my pt agreed rom and strength did not point to a tear. I had real concerns that doing something high speed like kipping toes to bar resulted in a tear....Perhaps a much slower movement like bench pressing is pinching something?? Who knows....going to try for an MRI, eat ibuprofen, and ice it.
Seriously unhappy about this. I may continue squatting..............for now everything is on hold. Its been fun.
Last edited by Aaront; 06-13-2012 at 09:32 AM.
Shoulder is still complaining some but it is feeling better and I hate to stop now. I may not bench on Wednesday depending on how I feel later today/tomorrow.
Squat: 3x5x200 Hard. Taking that extra day off made this harder. Some of the difficulty was mental.
Press: 3x5x102.5 Got it this time. I waited 7 min between sets.
Weighted Chins (+10): 8,7,6 Wanted to try weighted for fun.