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    I just assume that failing contact of the legs after the knees could be a culprit that i've seen it several times at you(duh,you know).
    Because it did same to me.I fixed it by exaggerating the bar drag to the legs even from the floor(my cue)though it hurs my shins,but i tweak the back a lot less than before.
    Just my 0.02.Hope you feel better man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by risepmj View Post
    I just assume that failing contact of the legs after the knees could be a culprit that i've seen it several times at you(duh,you know).
    Because it did same to me.I fixed it by exaggerating the bar drag to the legs even from the floor(my cue)though it hurs my shins,but i tweak the back a lot less than before.
    Just my 0.02.Hope you feel better man.
    Actually, no. I have some lifelong technique battles that I have to focus on every rep of every set, but this isn't one of them. Like just about anyone, every now and then a DL rep gets off my leg/out in front of me a bit, but a) it's not common or frequent at all and b) it's always (IIRC) in the earlier part of the pull when the bar is below my knee. Maybe the videos look like the bar gets off my thighs because of angle, lighting, both, or other, but that's not an issue I have.

    This tweak came first from getting just slightly loose at the bottom of a squat with about 500 lbs, and wasn't too bad; I made it worse by trying to come back probably 3-5 days too soon before it was ready. That set it into a spiral of shit-on-a-stick.

    Quote Originally Posted by mgilchrest View Post
    Sucks to hear about injuries creeping back in. It's not easy being big and swole as you age. My training is basically going from peaking cycles to rehabilitation cycles.

    Congratulations though on the other aspects of life, good things are going on there. :-)
    Ya, man. This now 5 year old log is about 35% training and 65% injured or working back up from injured. I'd blame the training if not for the fact that I've always been injury prone. I was always good at sports, but also got hurt way more often than my less fast, less strong, less skilled friends growing up. The joke in high school is that I'd always miss class the day after a game because I had hurt something or other. Both my parents - also athletic, also incredibly injury prone. Such is life, worse as you get older.

    As to the other, I assume you mean the swolledness of my biceps and thick, luscious...locks?
    Last edited by Michael Wolf; 02-03-2017 at 11:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgilchrest View Post
    You showing off the thick, tight, muscular back of your lady friend... ;-)
    Or that. #thicksolidtight

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    Yesterday's upper body swollertrophy mania!!!!

    Bench Press - belt
    375x3x2 @8.5 - PR
    Notes: Very solid, with 1, maybe 2 reps in the tank. Between random medical issues, injuries, and focusing on the press more at various times, my bench PRs have been infrequent for a while now. First bench PR in consecutive weeks in almost 2 years, which feels awesome.

    375x3x2 Bench Press on IG

    Press - belt + wraps
    195x5, 210x5x3 (last set RPE 7), 195x5
    Notes: Third set at 210 was actually the fastest, because I realized the 5th hole on my belt was actually not quite tight enough for the press. I tightened to the 6th, and it was a bit tight - would've been to tight to use for squatting - but was perfect for the press, and the extra support made for a better, faster set (previous 2 sets were @8).

    The last time I used the 6th hole was late 2012, and I weighed 240-245, pressing about 190x5x3 at limit. I'm at 260-265 right now, pressing 210x5x3 with 3 reps in the tank, doing 190x5 as bookend sets, still less than 10 months after a major shoulder surgery that's supposed to take 12 months to heal. So, I'd say: GAINZ.

    210x5 @7 on IG

    Chins (For the Wins)
    BW x 6,7,8,7,6,5 = 39 reps
    Notes: Easy, just managing volume now that things are getting more serious.

    EZ Bar Curlzzzzzz
    67x8, 77x8, 82x8

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    So jacked, so swole. From the waist up.

    Press - belt + wraps
    232.5x2 @7.5, 242.5x2 @8.5, 252.5x3 @9.75 - PR!
    Notes: I had been running a 3/2/1/2 on my heavy days and it was working well, but I was feeling good today and thought that since today's single of 252.5 would now be a PR if I doubled it (did 250x2 in Fall 2015, not long before my shoulder injury), that I'd drop a rep on the 232.5 set to save gas for a potential PR double at 252.5 if it was there. Well. IT WAS FUCKING THERE. The first rep flew up so fast, I couldn't believe it. The second rep was strong too. So I said hell, and went for a third rep. It was slow, but far from my slowest press rep ever, and I got it. So I now have a new 3RM Press, higher than my old 2RM press. #gainz

    252.5x3 Press on IG - knee unlocked a touch on the first rep, prob not competition grade but the next 2 were clean. Definitely a training PR.

    EDIT: Uploaded to Youtube:


    Bench Press - belt
    315x5 @6.5; 335x5x3 @7,8,8; 315x5 @7
    Notes: Solid, not much to report.

    Chins
    BWx8x2
    Bx7x5 = 51 total

    Squat
    45x5x2, 95x5, 135x5, 165x5
    Notes: Back felt good so tried these, super conservative. Fine through 135. Felt the tiniest bit at 165 so shut it down. And now, again, it's flared up and worse afterwards. This is such horse shit.

    Standing EZ Curl Skullcrushers
    82x10, 92x10, 102x10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Wolf View Post
    This now 5 year old log is about 35% training and 65% injured or working back up from injured.
    I'm following in your footsteps.

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    Congrats on the Press PR Wolf - very solid indeed!

    Seeing as the back tweak is now a long-term thing...have you given any thought to how it can be fixed long-term (if possible)?

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    Nice Pressing Brah

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcf View Post
    I'm following in your footsteps.
    I recommend against. Less hurty, more gainzy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris McCarthy View Post
    Congrats on the Press PR Wolf - very solid indeed!

    Seeing as the back tweak is now a long-term thing...have you given any thought to how it can be fixed long-term (if possible)?
    Thanks Chris. I have given some thought to that recently, yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Arnold View Post
    Nice Pressing Brah
    Thanks Brosephus. Shoulda stayed for the gainz!

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    starting strength coach development program
    Light day, light pump.

    Press - dead stop, strict
    95x5, 135x5, 155x5, 165x5, 175x5x2

    CGBP
    135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 255x5, 275x5x2

    Chins
    BWx3, +18x3, +26x3, +35x3x4, +18x5

    Deadlift
    135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 275x5, 315x5
    Notes: Based on the symptoms and instigators of irritation in my back, I thought I might have better luck with pulls than squats so tried them today. I was right. I could definitely still feel it, but this didn't hurt, per se, either during or after. So this was a little win. If nothing happens to convince me otherwise, I'll try 335x5 on Friday.

    315x5 Deadlift on IG - with bonus detailed 5 step Deadlift set-up

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