- Dec 6, 2005
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
- Other Teams
- Footscray, The Exers
i had some issues early on but once i stopped being a dick with how much weight i used they’ve been fine.I've always like the upright barbell row, what's with people calling the exercise 'dangerous'?
I absolutely cannot upright row, several shoulder injuries to either side (not caused by that exercise) and just AC joint agony.
Yeah I don't bother these days90% of my upright rows are using cables or dumbells and keeping my hands out in front and facing upwards rather than having elbows pointed up. Can't see any benefit to doing it the traditional way and putting unnecessary stress on the shoulders
Agree.Blokes advertising they do Push/Pull now do my head in. I see no difference to the traditional Chest/tris and back/bis apart from working in a bit more front or rear shoulders on each day. Just seems like w***er speak to sound more professional
I'll lose 10% off some lifts just from taking a week off, especially if I leave the deload too long.Just a general question, I’ve lost some strength suddenly after being ill for a few days. Is it true that you tend to get strength gains back quite quickly if you are “re-gaining” it if that’s a word? I seem to have lost around 5% on my compound lifts compared to a fortnight or so ago (haven’t lost any weight, so was surprised at the sudden strength loss)
I benched 110kg and DB incline pressed nearly 40s on Wednesday, hadn't lifted that heavy in 3 months due to my hip flexors playing up just before Xmas. Mainly lifted 60-80kgs just to get some volume in after 2 weeks off across Xmas/NY, benched 90kgs for 2 weeks then hit 110 again. Aside from being 1-2 reps a set off where I was last year, I felt pretty good.I'll lose 10% off some lifts just from taking a week off, especially if I leave the deload too long.
That's why I never take an entire week off. I'll take mon-wed off then go in and do a low volume upper followed by lower day just to maintain strength.
Would not worry about losing 5% due to illness. You'll likely get it all back within a fortnight of recovering.
Make sure you drink plenty of water and get the calories in.