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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by TDCD, Apr 8, 2015.
390x8 today on squat. Going for 405x8 next week for a who knows how much PR
mike spitting facts
it's perfect. i watched the whole thing
hensleya , can you tell me more about this belt you love and what it's all about.
It basically forces you to breath diaphramatically. I use it every day. Just sitting at my desk, during warm up sets, etc... it’s an amazing breathing aid. It also releases tight psoas, QL, and generally makes your core feel more connected. There are also slots in the belt where you can place lacrosse balls for additional resistance in tight spots.
It’s now starting to really catch fire. They just signed a deal with Sorinex, Titleist Performance, etc... I’ll be selling them directly on my site soon. Until then, GGL20 will save you some $ if you get one through his site.
Ok so looking around there are power racks more available that are bolt down. How necessary are we talking here considering I’m not doing any crazy shit on it like muscle ups or kipping pull ups. I would do dead hang if anything.
I'd say it's a good Idea to get them bolted into a plywood platform at least. When you rack a squat, the bar is up relatively high and on the legs. If it's one of the super long racks where you have 6 legs and legs on the other side of where you rack the weight, probably don't need to
Just found a flat foot so it solves my problem. Thanks though!
All right all the big equipment is due in by end of October. Hopefully.
in terms of flooring difference between horse stall matts and true rubber flooring?
Big difference, in my opinion depending on which rubber you get. The rubber from Plae is hard to put into words how much better it is than stall mats. Has a great rebound to it... distributes force much better.
1)plae’s mobile site is so hard to see on with the white
2)it’s already a tiled space that I am thinking of putting something on top of, I’d like to not have to adhere it down if that makes sense.
3)the space is roughly 12x12 but will probably only want to rubber like 10x10 since there is a weird cutout area on the space.
I"m having this internal debate, as well. We are buying a house and the room where the gym will be is currently tiled. Part of me wants to be lazy and put the stall maps on top, but I assume they are going to break underneath over time. But then that means I have to rip up the tile and hope the thin set underneath isn't too tough.
Yeah mine is in the basement so underneath the tile is just concrete. Replacing a couple tiles is infinitely easier than ripping everything up and then putting down a rubber floor. Plus we plan on moving in the next five years anyways. I’ll do it right at the next place.
bigjrock how you feeling? Ready for this weekend?
I’m intrigued by this but can’t find a review/post about them, what’s the product?
We'll see. Back is all healed up, but caught some type of non-coronvirus shit this week. Feel mostly better now, but still have a little sinus drip. Overall good, just frustrated all this stuff happened a week out. Heading out to Hattiesburg tomorrow night.
Damn I hate to hear that. All that work didn’t go to waste, though. You’re still ready. Safe travels
I trust you because of the content you’ve made over the years at your site and ITT.
But holy crap, that Max Niels video at the top of the product page comes across as a massive load of bullshit
lats cramped up and started to spasm during squat warm ups. had to use the belt squat today.
Haven’t seen it. Can you share it?
Guy is a little quirky, but he pretty much nails it. It’s such a simple design, but it really works. Anecdotally, my glutes have always been shit. Anytime I did a glute bridge, i would feel it in my hammies. Throw the breath belt on and it’s an immediate difference. It provides constant resistance that reminds you to belly breath properly. Thing that has helped me the most is that it subconsciously has me breathing better even when I’m not wearing it. My QL issues have basically dissolved.
Duffin uses it in all his warmup sets I think up to 800 lbs, which is nuts. He flew the creator out to witness his 1,000x3 lift. Now that several notable coaches are using it, like Cal Dietz, I think it’s only up from here for them.
If breathing, Glute disfunction, tight psoas, low back pain (QL, etc...) have been plaguing you, this is a very legit tool.
Big total incoming today bigjrock. Good luck!
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Strained muscle question for the group. Three weeks ago, I seemed to have strained my right glute running sprints. It really didn’t hurt in the moment, it was actually my left hamstring that bothered me more. But when I went to bed, my glute was killing me in the middle of the night. It’s been three weeks, and hamstring only hurt for a couple days, but my glute still bothers me. I’ve been skipping squats and deadlifts until it recovers, but’s it’s still nagging me a little bit.
if I squat now, it’s sore but not that bad. Discomfort is bearable, more annoying than anything. It does bother me if I try to touch my toes, and I’m avoiding deadlifts because that bothers it pretty badly. That said, am I ok to keep squatting as long as it’s just sore? Or try and avoid it all together until it’s not sore anymore? I don’t wanna push it and make an annoying problem a real problem. But I also don’t wanna skip squats for months if this thing takes forever to feel back to normal. Thanks for the advice.
Absolutely keep squatting and find a deadlift variation that doesn’t hurt. Movement is medicine. You won’t heal from anything until you expose it to load
Cool. My google search was all over the place with some sources acting like I needed to avoid it completely until the discomfort was gone. Seemed aggressive so glad to hear you say that.
Overall solid day today, especially considering how the last week and a half has gone. Not stellar, but not bad.
Squats went great. 3/3 with my third at 240. I think I had more in the tank.
Bench is wear things went fucky...again. 1/3 and only hit 162.5, but I'll address that later.
Deads went as planned. 3/3 with a top at 250 (finally).
Overall a 12.5 kg PR on my total...and that is with my bench still behind where it was a year ago.
About the bench...
First, I have to get a new bench at home. I have this bench that is probably 15 years old and slippery as fuck. The height is also higher than regulation. So the way I brace in the garage doesn't feel the same as when I'm on a competition bench setup. Which leads to issue #2...
I admittedly had a little trouble keeping the weight steady from the handoff. But even after it was straight, the judge seemed (at least to me) to be EXTREMELY slow giving the start and press commands for everyone. Add that delay to the energy I wasted keeping it still and I was drained on my first attempt. Got it a few inches off the chest and couldn't go anymore. Missed my opener and I was dumbstruck. I've done that for multiples in the garage. But it is what it is. I was a little worried about bombing bench so I stated at it again and flew on my second attempt.
Third attempt I jumped up to my previous max of 170 (I was planning to hit 175 today). Still the same issues from the first attempt and it was a grinder, but I thought I hit it. Nope, 2 reds. I asked the judge and he said there was downward movement during the grind, but I never felt it. There was a lot of bitching from guys about the judges today, especially on bench, but it doesn't matter. That's what happens when you leave it in the judges hands.
So instead of having something "fun" as my next purchase, I'm just going to get a new bench that is closer to comp level. Might do some banded kettlebell work on the bar as well, but I think I need to start with the bench. It's the best explanation for why my bench is struggling at the meets.
Posting for later
hensleya Got any intel on when Rep is gonna have benches back in stock?
I like to read bigjrock 's numbers as pounds and feel good about myself.
They had some in this past week but of course they went fast. They have a few more expected to land near the end of this month. Are you looking for flat or adjustable?
Lasha snatched 222 today, he's decent at his job
Not sure we'll ever see it but def seems like he has a 500 total in him
The priority is to mimic competition, so at a minimum a solid flat bench. But IF there was one that got the job done but also inclines, I wouldn’t be opposed. But not looking to spend $500 on a bench. It will either be a flat or one of the 3000/3100 models.
I’d probably wait for the FB5000 or FB4000 in that case. The AB5200 is the adjustable I’d recommend for your situation.
Congrats on the PRs man. Great job keeping composure after a rough bench and hitting that 250 pull.
I agree on your assessment about the bench. I disagree with these weirdos who freak out if they can’t squat with kilo plates, but a comp spec bench is a necessity imo
The other thing that I think it will help is developing a self racking method instead of needing a spotter. I've seen a couple guys discuss how it helps them because it takes out another variable. I obviously have to self rack at home, but it feels completely different when I've tried to do it on a comp bench.
How many weeks out are you now?
I personally like a handoff, but you do run the risk with the spotter being bad at it.
I’m 11 weeks out right now.
Still feeling good?
I also learned something new yesterday. The only equipment you can adjust on the platform is your belt. I walked onto the platform still screwing with my wrist wraps and one of the judges yelled "Off the platform!". I thought maybe the weights were loaded incorrectly so I just slowly stepped off. Finally another judge told me that I had to fix them before I walked up. My bad.
Are you posting this directly at me? Because I feel like really fucking called out here...jerk.
Giving away 5 this coming week. Then after I’ll have the exclusive on a 30% off sale for a few days to kick off our partnership on my site.
I truly wish I had seen this before buying one earlier. Sad!
Damn! Well let us know what you think of it once you’ve been able to use it. Try it while working out and in every day situations like driving in your car.
I bought 1, you’ve never steered me wrong though I seem to destroy sanddunes quicker than anyone on earth
Both still work but tons of foam destroyed
Let us know what you think. Hopefully my batting average remains high lol. Do you do heavy duty stuff on your dune like weighted marches, etc...?
I finish lower body days with trap bar farmers a few times a month.
Main usage is I go about 50/50 on bikeerg and sanddune steps on cardio days
I've had hamstring, lower glute flare up running over the years and this stretch usually helps. I guess it's piriformis for me, but probably worth trying as well. I think a lot of times this gets mistaken for a hamstring/glute pull
Yea that’s a weird rule that I don’t understand.
I’m feeling pretty good. Some left shoulder pain occasionally on bench and a little tightness in my quad this weekend but overall pretty solid. Feeling really good about where I am.