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    • texas starting strength seminar september 2020
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    I have some very hard soled rubbery slippers.
    It was the bar that was too far forward. When I corrected my foot placement relative to bar, it was a lot lighter feeling.
    I will occasionally use my lifting shoes, or my dead lift slippers.

    I wear lose sweats and that sometimes confuses me on the lineup. My most reliable lineup is when I put 3 fingers between my shin and the bar.

    I should really try 2 fingers which is an inch and a half (should be 1" based on instructions and videos)
    3 fingers (which made the bar go up) is 2.5".

    So probably I should go closer, most likely inside 2 fingers to be correct.

    I think the reason I drift away from the bar is that it is a lot less uncomfortable to be further away. Tending toward morbid obesity and all.
    The reason I drift away from the shoes is time. And I have not noticed a difference. If I were doing cleans or snatches it would. But I don't move my feet much on the regular lifts.
    If the lineup does not fix my problems I break my shoes out, they are in my gym bag next to my rack, along with my dead lift shoes.

    Thanks for the input, we'll see how things go. I suspect this movement has a lot of potential if I fix my position.

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    hope you can start pulling it in a little closer, brother; don't want extra strain on your back

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    I'm a leetle OCD on consistency. I always lift sans trackies or sweatpants and I always wear my relatively recently acquired wrestling shoes to deadlift in. Clown shoes pictured in link below:

    Robot Check

    I don't get everything else consistent every time, but this stuff but these are inviolate. You should see the brief Zen-like ritual I have for establishing eye contact and bow I make when the head judge announces "PLATFORM IS READY!"

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    Those shoes look a little squishy. I don't think I would try those. However, I've seen other lifters do well even when bare foot. What do I know?

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    Appearances are deceiving. These are very thin soled shoes with fingernail sized checked nubs on the bottoms providing a very sticky grip on whatever you are standing on. Sticky like gecko pads. Which makes sense for wrestling shoes. I also tore out the 1/4" insoles to make them even flatter for less bending over at the grip on the bar.

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    Wow, thanks for all the good ideas. Those are snazzy looking shoes!
    I clearly need a better more consistent setup ritual.
    My guess is the worst feature of my current shoes is height.
    I know when I lift in my "deadlift slippers" it feels like I'm standing in a hole.

    Definitely going to rethink my setup ritual.

    I can use a little of this:
    "I'm a leetle OCD on consistency. "

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    Good work on the dead!

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    3/1/2020 Sunday balmy 48F in garage

    Squat 45x3 135x1 234x3x3 +1
    Press 42x3 106x1,3,3 +1 bar got to far forward on first set (doesn't count as a rep PR when you miss reps)
    Dead 135x3 205x1 270x3 *PR* +1 Used thumb between shin and bar as a feeler gauge.

    HIIT Airdyne 45 sec @ 30 rpm 15 sec and 80+ rpm x 6
    Easing into this. Have the airdyne, don't have room for sled, or an indoor track.

    Dead felt like a warmup set, Was tempted to thrown on a pair of 5's and go for 3 reps.
    Will probably change dead lift increment to +2 pounds.
    When stuff is working... don't make big changes.
    Setup made a big difference, the bar left the ground a lot sooner, which I guessing means I was closer to the balance point on setup.

    Left Shoulder has been sort (deltoid) has had sharp pains at times.
    My press includes the "arc" from Rip's rotator cuff rehab video.
    Been able to get stronger. I'm careful with it, as I'd like to have continued use of the arm.

    So a little bit of OCD on the setup seems to have gone a long way.
    Same crappy shoes.

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    3/4/2020 Wednesday 50 in the garage.... almost turned on the fan

    Squat 45x3 135x1 235x3x3 +1 - ties pr for reps from 3/2017 ... with better depth, but not for 5 reps
    Bench 45x3 95x3 150x3x3 +1 pr for reps is 165
    LatPull 110x3 157x3x3 +1 yes I suck at this
    HIIT Airdyne 45/15 x6 80 rpm a lot easier, I'll have to progress this somehow

    shoulder feeling better, not sure why.
    Making my monster mash, and chicken bone broth (6 qts) to fight Covid-19.
    Also washing my hands every hour, and getting enough sleep for a change.

    On the squat, descending slower, more under control, and more focus on balance.

    Feeling really good.
    Looking forward to deadlifts this weekend.

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    3/8/2020 Sunday

    Squat 45x3 135x1 236x3x3 *PR* +1
    Press 42x3 107x3x3 *PR* +1
    Dead 135x3 205x1 272x3 *PR* +2
    HIIT 45/15 Airdyne at 80 RPM x6

    Rare triple PR day.
    Felt great. bar speed slowed on the Dead.
    But with Covid-19, I'm thinking 'no pr's for a while' but continue to lift at current levels to avoid getting sick.
    Also making chicken bone broth, and eating healthier.
    I can afford a couple months of flat line... just not a couple months of atrophy.
    People are counting on me. And this program has positioned me well to be "counted on".
    Work is weird. May retire on my own, may be forced to retire. 66 in may. In the travel industry which has totally tanked.

    Be well everyone!

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