TMB Weightlifting Thread: Learn to Swim

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  1. Gunners

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    I don't focus on biceps at all, it's just the tendons in the area that have been a problem.

    Lat pull/pullups were the 2 exercises that have given me problems for a few months. Travelled for a week/didn't lift then my last session led to some crazy long soreness and pain.

    Have a concept rower I do for cardio and giving that a break for a bit to see if that helps things. Problems arose around the time I bought it.
     
  2. HuskerGuy99

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    Sounds like you may have figured it out. I was getting some nasty tendonitis from heavy EZ-bar curls for a while. Dropped them and it went away in like a week.
     
  3. TDCD

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    4 sets of 2 or 2 sets of 4?

    I’m considering hopping onto smolovJr for bench, got great results last time.
     
  4. Gunners

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    Was pretty awesome using my new bench for the first time though today. Have never been to a powerlifting gym or anything fancy and difference between a shit bench and a nice 1 is so noticeable and have never felt more secure. Thanks hensleya , very happy with the purchase.
     
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  5. fsuNizz

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    Had a bad hamstring and ankle injury for a few months. Tonight is my first true leg day in a long time, probably have trouble tomorrow standing up
     
  6. Sammy Meatballs

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    currently dealing with an issue with my left glute not firing during squats, which is the same hip I had surgery on two years back. just bought a slingshot hip circle to see if that cures me.
     
  7. Frank Martin

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    How much do you weigh?
     
  8. hensleya

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    Awesome, brother. Glad you’re liking it! I agree with you - a quality bench makes a major difference.

    Been traveling for the past couple weeks and hit legs pretty good today. Currently in bed getting some NormaTec recovery. This thing is amazing.
     
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  9. Gunners

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    Hip circle is a necessity to warm up with.
     
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  10. Gunners

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    Used to think that working hard/breaking through that pain wall was the hard part, recovery is definitely the hardest part.
     
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  11. HuskerGuy99

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    Roughly the same as the last time I maxed at 370 Feb 1. Fluctuating between 196-200.
     
  12. HOOSINSC

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    think i'm gonna split up some of the accessories from the juggernaut into an extra workout, and just have a lighter day mixed in. I spent over an hour last night on the first two movements and still have half the workout left.

    squat
    1x10 @ 78%
    4x10 @ 70%

    RDL
    5x 10-14 @ 225

    i still had two super sets and two other accessories to go.

    i also couldn't stop burping and farting last night. i am blaming the fried bologna sandwich with chili and cheese from lunch.
     
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  13. Simon Templar

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    That lunch sounds p amazing.

    I had legs this am and will be leveraging myself up and down for the next three days
     
  14. Killy Me Please

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    I think the worst part about phdeadlift besides that he's always naked and posing. His voice is creepy af.
     
  15. Capstone 88

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    Failed my top single @540. Hit 475 for 5 easy. That’s 88%. Fucking deadlifts, man.
     
  16. Gunners

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    50-70 Romanians sounds terrible.

    At the beginning of the week, thought I was gonna do max 3 days this week. Done 4 straight days and had a solid benching day. Deads/back tomorrow then taking the weekend off. Besides the 5K swim I'm doing :killme:
     
  17. Gunners

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    Today was 470 3x3. First set I got 2 because I was a pussy on the 3rd, got mad and nailed the next 2 sets. Gave it my all to get a 3rd set of 3 but only 2. Solid day, 3 plate Romanians for sets of 8 was terrible.

    Top set of 5/3/1 is pretty damn hard for the first 2 weeks of each cycle.
     
  18. Gunners

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    Insane. Is this dude even wearing a belt?

     
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  19. Capstone 88

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    Nah he said he forgot it :laugh:
     
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  20. DistantFactor

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    Been a rough couple months with work to get lifts in so been limping by. Felt strong (for me) today on squats and got up 2x5 at 225, 2x5 at 245, 1x3 @275 and got up my previous 1rm of 315 today with good depth and form.

    Work should be easing up over the next couple weeks and excited to see how much farther I can push if this is my base.
     
  21. Frank Martin

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    So can one of the big hitters like Capstone 88 explain how those guys who deadlift extremely heavy get away with rounding their back without any damage?
     
  22. HOOSINSC

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    i've heard a few explanations, but they usually trail off into language i don't understand or is too contradictory to what i can understand. i recently read an article that described a difference in upper back rounding and lower back rounding, and that you could improve leverage with upper back rounding, but would risk more injury with lower back rounding.

    so, i don't really know anything.
     
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  23. Capstone 88

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    It’s kind of a grey area and isn’t completely understood, but the general consensus is a few things (some of which HOOSINSC hit on):
    1)flexion is fine as long as that flexion is stabilized and doesn’t change through the movement. If you start with a flat back and it rounds as you go then the chance for injury increases.
    2)rounding in the upper back is less risky than lumbar rounding because, I think, more musculature to support the spine
    3)your body is an extremely tough, efficient machine that can handle pretty much whatever we throw at it

    Rounding helps you off the floor, but the trade off is a decreased ability to lock it out due to positioning.

    tl;dr: some rounding is fine, make sure it’s just your upper back, try to maintain that position throughout the movement
     
  24. bigjrock

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    Work has been kicking my ass lately with lots of late nights/early meetings. It finally caught up to me last week.

    Last block was sets of 4, this block is sets of 5. Benched 315 a few weeks ago for 4 reps and felt like I still had a couple left in the tank. Had a set of 5 at RPE 8 programmed for last week, so I through 315 on the bar. First 3 reps...fine. Rep 4, started feeling it. Rep 5...fuck. Halfway up, then got pinned. I hadn't even put the safety bars on because I didn't think it would be an issue. I hadn't failed a bench rep in the gym in years, so that was humbling.

    I'm still feeling good about my targets for Sep 1, but it was a good reminder of how much everything else can screw with you.
     
  25. Gunners

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    I have a problem doing serious bench and ohp in the same session. First lift always drains the other, split them up today into 2 sessions and much better.

    Really wanna get close to 300 bench and 185+ OHP before the year is done
     
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  26. HOOSINSC

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    i was pinned a few weeks ago. luckily this powerbuilding 14 rep nightmare had me low enough on weight that i could roll the bar safely to my hips and sit up.
     
  27. HOOSINSC

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    no one was there to see it. i could have hidden this shame. it felt stupid as fuck
     
  28. bigjrock

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    I literally started laughing at myself once I had one end of the barbell on the ground and trying to wrestle out the other side. I’m in my garage so there was no one else there to laugh with me.
     
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  29. Gunners

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    Today was my midweek do whatever you want day. Decided to do farmer walks in 90+ degrees which sucked then 10X3 150# medicine ball cleans over shoulder. Was finished after those 2. Bit of baby strongman workout and it hurt.
     
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  30. Capstone 88

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    I start my peak next week. My training has been pretty rough the past couple of blocks. I’m really ready to get going
     
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  31. HOOSINSC

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    joined a new gym saturday. my gym finally closed. i am deloading too. yay
     
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  32. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Anyone dealt with a lingering groin issue? It feels fine after warm up, stretch, and 2 or 3 sets of squats but it doesn’t feel great until then. I’ve been trying to power through it but I’m worried about making it worse. I can’t do lunges with it but deadlifts don’t seem to be effected.

    Upper groin area
     
  33. Capstone 88

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    It hurts just walking around or specifically in the gym under a barbell
     
  34. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Just in gym under barbell. I can contort my leg so that I feel where it’s tender. But walking from point A to B does not hurt.
     
  35. bigjrock

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    When's the comp?
     
  36. Capstone 88

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    I follow some people that have been working with groin injuries. It looks like they just lowered the weight and squatted with some tempo. So maybe 50% with a 3 second descent. Then try to build each week
     
  37. Capstone 88

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    August 3rd at 5 Bar. Really not sure what to expect now. I’m just gonna focus on executing my program and take what’s there on meet day
     
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  38. Simon Templar

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    Any body got any suggestions on AC joint issues? I did the physical therapy route last time but it was mainly just stretch and rest it as much as you can. Ice it as well.

    Didn’t know if anyone has any other ideas.
     
  39. Menelaus

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    Official TMB weightlifting injuries thread
     
  40. Simon Templar

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    Not really. I separated my shoulder years ago and it’s a nagging injury but not from lifting.
     
  41. Menelaus

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    I mean look at last couple of pages and tell me I’m wrong
     
  42. Simon Templar

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    Oh I’m not disagreeing.
     
  43. HOOSINSC

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    i am hurt, but not injured.
     
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  44. Capstone 88

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    It gets really real when you get your pealing block. Going with the same approach as last time with the minimal taper. I’m training 4 days the week of the meet.
    Benching heavy up until ~36 hours before the meet. Moderate squat and dead’s 4-5 days before.
     
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  45. HOOSINSC

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    they guy who was running my gym is really having himself a time right now. he was riding a gravy train, his wife(soon to be ex-) is a chiropractor and in the back of her office was the 3 bay garage where the gym operated. he arranged the equipment and ran the memberships and training programs, but she had her name on everything. so, he no longer has the gym to work at every day, decided to completely stop writing the programming(which people paid real money for), had to go get a real job, and over the past few days has been posting pictures of the mustang (which he drives like a total asshole) losing it's exhaust going down the road, and then throws a rod. i want to feel worse for him, but most of this is entirely self-inflicted and i'm selfishly angry about the gym closing.

    oh, i almost forgot, somewhere in the last two months he had complete tear of his right quad and has that to deal with.
     
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  46. bigjrock

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    In Cartersville? I got an email about that yesterday, which I found very odd.
     
  47. bigjrock

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    Damn. It's crazy how much our guys plan so differently for meets.
     
  48. Capstone 88

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    Yea. It hasn’t sold out yet so I think Josh sent out an email to all usapl folks to see who would sign up.

    It really is. Even further out I don’t ever do sets of 8-10 (except bench) and Chad will drown people in 10s
     
  49. HOOSINSC

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  50. Gunners

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    This sums up my existence at this point
     
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