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  1. #21
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    Welcome.

    It's good to see that you are now using reverse grip with Deads and have proper shoes and stockings. Keep a neutral spine. I.e., don't crane your neck up while lifting.

    On press: You are using the old form that does not engage your hips. Are you familiar with the 2.0 form. Since I've finally learned it I find I can lift a bit more.

    Overall your gains are very good.

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    Thumbs up Suggestions/tips

    Quote Originally Posted by carson View Post
    Welcome.

    It's good to see that you are now using reverse grip with Deads and have proper shoes and stockings. Keep a neutral spine. I.e., don't crane your neck up while lifting.

    On press: You are using the old form that does not engage your hips. Are you familiar with the 2.0 form. Since I've finally learned it I find I can lift a bit more.

    Overall your gains are very good.
    Thank you for the tips! I'm really bad about looking up, thank you for the reminder; I so need coaching. On the reverse grip vs hook grip, I typically have been using hook until it get too heavy for me to hold (~300#) and then I use reverse grip from there up. I also try to alternate the hands on my reverse grip pulls between sets. I'm familiar with the 2.0 version of the press from Rip et al on YouTube and the forums, but I have yet to try it out. I press tomorrow for another PR, so I'll give it a go!

    Thanks again for the comments, Carson! -russ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell F. Nunley View Post
    I have been working on mobility with a broomstick since Wednesday. I am trying to increase my shoulder range of motion so my low bar squat form does not put so much pressure on my elbow. I may have been pushing my elbows up as well as back, excessively torqueing them. I did not realize this until I read Jordan’s article, The Elbow Problem. It clarifies several things for the squat form and I am thankful. I am excited to get back under the bar…I may not be able to wait a week…I will probably go lift tonight…
    Just started having the same issues with my squat. Thanks for posting the article link. I'll make some adjustments as well.

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    10 NOV 2016

    Squat – 45x5x2, 110x5, 165x3, 225x2, 285x1, 345x4,3,2
    Press – 45x5x2, 70x5, 95x3, 120x1, 145x5x3
    Deadlift – 135x5x2, 190x5, 245x3, 300x1, 350x5
    Bodyweight - 198.5 lbs.



    12 NOV 2016

    Squat – 45x5x2, 110x5, 165x3, 225x2, 285x1, 345x5,4,4
    Bench Press – 45x5x2, 85x5, 120x3, 155x2, 190x1, 230x4,3,3
    Power Clean – 45x5x2, 70x5, 90x3, 115x2, 145x3x4, 145x2
    Bodyweight - 201.5 lbs.

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    Arrow Resetting Squats

    15 NOV 2016
    Bodyweight – 200 lbs.

    Squat – 45x5x2, 110x5, 165x3, 225x2, 285x1, 345x5,4,1
    Form felt pretty good on all three lifts; still no video. The last rep of squats set 1 was tough, and the 5th rep of the second set crushed me to the pins; I backed off on the third set after the first rep barely came up. I suppose it’s time to reset 345 to 320 (second reset).

    Press – 45x5x2, 70x5, 95x3, 120x1, 142.5x5x3
    Press was a new PR thanks to the microplates!

    Deadlift – 135x5x2, 190x5, 245x2, 300x1, 355x5
    Deadlift increments are only 5# now, and 355 came up with good form.

    Chin-ups – +22.5x5x3
    Chins with 22.5 were tough, so I’ll give 25 a try next time but it may be smarter to progress by 1.25# soon.

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    Thumbs down Elbow pain was really bad today

    17 NOV 2016

    Squat – 45x5x2, 100x5, 155x3, 210x2, 265x1, 320x5x3
    This reset weight felt very heavy. Did not sleep well last night. As a result, I think I torqued my elbow on squats and that's what caused it to start aching.

    Bench Press – 45x5x2, 90x5, 130x3, 155x2, 190x1, 230x3,4,3
    Elbow pain got nothing but worse through these, plus was super tired. YNDTFP.

    Power Cleans – 45x5x2, 75x5, 100x3, 120x1, 145x1
    Could not continue due to the pain in my right elbow.

    Bodyweight – 200 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell F. Nunley View Post
    15 NOV 2016
    Press – 45x5x2, 70x5, 95x3, 120x1, 142.5x5x3
    Press was a new PR thanks to the microplates!
    Press PR was actually 147.5x5x3 after verifying on SS App.

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    Thumbs up Resuming after missing two workouts.

    Had an Army APFT on Tuesday, 22 NOV, for which I skipped Saturday's 19 NOV session.

    24 NOV 2016
    Squat – 45x5x2, 105x5, 160x3, 220x2, 275x1, 325x5x3
    Press – 45x5x2, 70x5, 95x3, 120x1, 150x4,5,3
    Deadlift – 135x5x2, 185x5, 235x2, 285x1, 360x1
    So heavy.. 1-rep PR.
    Chin-ups – 25x5x3
    Chins with 25 were tough, so I’ll give 26 a try next time.
    Bodyweight – 198 lbs.

    27 NOV 2016
    Squat – 45x5x2, 100x5, 155x3, 210x2, 265x1, 330x5x3
    Bench Press – 45x5x2, 90x5, 130x3, 155x2, 190x1, 230x5,5,4
    Elbow pain got pretty bad, but not terrible. So close. I will reset to 210lbs.
    Bodyweight – 199 lbs.

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    Thumbs up New Year, New Me…

    No excuses, just stopped the habit of lifting due to life. I’ve trained six times this year. Now it’s on.

    16 MAY 2017
    Squat – 45x5x2, 95x5, 135x5, 185x3, 225x2, 285x5x3
    Press – 45x5x2, 70x5, 95x3, 105x5x3
    Deadlift – 135x5x2, 185x5, 235x3, 295x5
    Bodyweight – 196 lbs.

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    Thumbs up First "B" day

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    18 MAY 2017

    Squat – 45x5x2, 95x5, 135x5, 185x3, 235x2, 290x5x3
    These went up pretty well, though the very last rep saw my back start to fatigue.

    Bench Press – 45x5x2, 95x5, 135x3, 165x1, 195x5x3
    This was not THAT heavy. 200 on Tuesday.

    Chins – 6, 5, 5
    These certainly need work. I will keep doing unweighted chins until I get back up to 12 reps.

    Bodyweight –201.8 lbs. a new PR!
    I must’ve been dehydrated on Tuesday due to the Jordan trip. Felt good at almost 202…but still not happy about 25% BF.

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