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Strength Weight Training: Anything and Everything II

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by cptkirk, Sep 22, 2011.

Put it out there
  1. lysp

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    Finally failed on my squats today.


    Started again at 3x6x100kg at the end of January. Managed to get up to 122.5 which i repeated last week as i struggled. Tried to give 125 a go today and failed on the 3rd rep (of 5-6). Dropped the weight for 2nd/3rd sets back to 120 and got through it just although was pretty fatigued.


    Going to reset it back down to 115 and build my way up again. Might even give smolov a try in 5-6 weeks time.


    Also i've been doing a 20 rep set as 4th workset and have got that from 12-14x80kg in Jan to 20x90kg today (still pushed through quite easily even though i failed earlier in workout). I will keep slowly increasing the weight on this set as i don't feel the need to drop this one back.


    Quite happy with the progress as i was previously stuck around 100-102 for ages last year.
     

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  2. PoidaCat

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    Regarding Dumbell and Barbell Bench Press do you guys find that you keep your shoulders retracted even on the push part of the movement?

    It makes ense to keep them retracted since when you have heavy weight providing downards resistance you'd want to have a much support to your body/back/shoulders on the bench as possible.

    But the squeeze of the chest seems to work against keeping the shoulders retracted.

    Maybe I need to address my technique it's why my chest is so poor.
     
  3. benchwarmer5

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    Do you guys think it's possible to put on muscle and lose fat at the same time ?

    I need to lose about 6kgs of fat but I have increased my food intake so I put on muscle from weight training. It feels weird to be eating more and trying to lose weight but I'm hoping the extra muscle will increase metabolism ect
     
  4. cptkirk

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    you should able to retract and squeeze the pecs at the same time...protracting the scap just rolls your shoulders forwards more, it doesn't give you more squeeze
     
  5. cptkirk

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    it can be done but it will be a very slow process...drop the 6kgs then build muscle
     
  6. Hungryhaydo

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    Look up recomping bro...

    Its a good way to do just that...but like @cptkirk said...its a long process.
     
  7. RED ONE

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    Anyone know of any good gyms in the Melbourne CBD? I'm heading there for the weekend so I want to get a few workouts done while I'm there.
     
  8. cptkirk

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    doherty's if you wanna lift big i'd suggest
     
  9. RED ONE

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    Yeh I was thinking dohertys. Might send the missus off to a fitness first while I'm there :)
     
  10. ThePezDispenser

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    A week a Doherty's will cost you a bit.. Pretty sure I saw a sign saying $15 visits.. Insane amount of money for one workout!
     
  11. cptkirk

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    pm me what you need to get dine and maybe you could do it my studio if i have everything
     

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  12. RED ONE

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    Just need some free weights mate. All good though, I don't wanto to put you out.
    Ohh and to make this post complete. Heres something that should answer most of the upcoming questions about weight training.
    [youtube]Q6rSrFpl-wE&feature=related[/youtube]
     
  13. lysp

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    Reached another goal today.

    BP using 50kg DB's (highest my gym has). Got 4 reps out and then dropped back to 47's for the last 2 sets (hitting 6 + 5 reps).

    Only issue i had was balancing them on my knees as the shape of the plates are more vertical and less flat than the 47's so they were wobbling around everywhere.

    Off to the physio tomorrow to check out my arm/elbow issue. I suspect he's going to tell me to stop pressing for a week or two, so glad i got this goal knocked off today.
     
  14. Syphoncom

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    Monster. Well done.
     
  15. Mofra

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    Awesome numbers cfol :thumbsu:
     
  16. lysp

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    I'm just glad my gym is a "fitness club" and doesn't go up to 60kg dbs.

    Although some places only go up to 40's..
     
  17. Hungryhaydo

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    Nope, it's $10 casual...

    Much much better than $22 for a finance first..oops I mean fitness first gym..
     
  18. Mofra

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    My gym only goes to 32.5kgs. Freaking annoying for bench.

    They're building a new cardio wing, hopefully they shift some equipment and buy more weights
     
  19. RED ONE

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    Yeah $10 or even $15 is very cheap. I checked out the platinum Fittness First last time I was in Melbourne it was $35 for a casual visit.
     
  20. Abba Lonie

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    I would be so boss at your gym :cool:
     
  21. Mofra

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    Easily.

    I'm the only one I ever see doing deadlifts, and hardly anyone uses the 32.5kgs, so we'll share the title :cool:
     
  22. lysp

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    Have you asked them when they are going to get a set up to 40?

    Sometimes they might buy more equip - if you don't ask, you wont get.
     
  23. Daddyshome

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    Prefer dumbbells for bench press and incline press every day of the week. You are also able to go heavy (3-6 reps) without a spotter without the chance of snapping some sh*t up like barbell bench.

    My gym has dumbbells up to 90 kg (Pure Fitness- theres no gym like it) so I'm set for life.
     
  24. lysp

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    Does anyone actually go anywhere near them? Or are they just for show?

    Quick youtube search found ronnie doing 12 reps:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKS6AYWy-1c

    "light weight"
     
  25. benchwarmer5

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    Had a bit of a argument going on with my mates earlier
    They seem to think that fat people are stronger because of some kind of "leverage" they have....
    We were talking about bench press.....how the **** does being fat make you lift more ?
    I can understand something like shot put it being an advantage but seriously....they are dumb ****s right ?