Done right I don't think Olympic weightlifting is any more dangerous than anything else. And the mobility development is definitely way better than powerlifting.
For what it's worth, I don't jump any higher now than I did before I started weight training or even Olympic lifting. Unless you're really weak, I think specificity and jumping technique are way more important. Or basically that you're going to have to train jumping at least as much as you train with weights.
So Snails, how high are you currently jumping?
to answer your question in terms of exact height i don't know. almost rim :D. i've been lazy about creating a way to test it without one of those pro jump height checking thingers.
i will tell you so far i feel alot stronger on my approach and takeoff and can get more net than i ever did. from what i can tell i'm still about 5 full inches from just touching rim so i've got a looonggg ways to go from dunking.
i've literally just scratched the surface of the olympic type weight training. in my og post i alluded to not yet trying it due to my gyms lack of the right plates and their etiquette rules. i'm working on that however by buying a bar and plates on my own shortly. i have however been doing plyometrics/jumping exercises for the past 3 months in addition to my regular lifting routine.
i'm kinda still learning. i've literally been serious about his for about 4 months now. i'm working on getting a new workout layout together to bust through the plateaus i feel like i'm at so everyones input helps tremendously.
so been taking it easy the last few weeks, besides small injuries, holiday fatting etc, so yesterday was a proper day back and was dreading the loss of strength ... to my surprise does not appear I lost any at all, did not go crazy on the big compound lifts (DL primarily for back day yesterday) but was shocked at my secondary end-of-session workouts doing dumb bell rows ... actually hit a new max 3x8x85lbs ... could not believe it. Wife hit her new max on DL @ 185x4 .. pretty funny that I was using the same weights as her for my first DL day in prob 5 weeks. :laugh:
Wife DL tonight at 245x3 :eek:
Not great form but still got it up (lolzthatswhatshesaid)
Its hilarious when you see big guys doing DL with a single plate, and she steps up, does a quick warm up, and throws on the same weight for reps for a few consequitive sets hah
So I guess this may turn into the "wife's progress" thread here very soon :thumbup:
rumor is that my gym may be closing, apparently they arent allowing anyone to sign up for the year memberships anymore. :banghead::banghead: i dont want to switch again!
currently in my second week of 5x5 training for bench. trying to work my 3 rep max up.. successfully completed my last 3 sets with 215 which i felt pretty good about. progressing slowly
here is a current pic of me , about 185 or so .. would like to stay lean but get up to 190 this winter
How tall are you? You don't look 180.
5-10, i vary between 180-185 normally ..
Squatted 265 5x5. Farted on one of the last reps and quite honestly thought I "blew an o-ring". :what:
edit: thought you guys may get a kick out of this:
WTF was he doing trying to walk that **** anyhow :facepalm:
Had a great night in the gym tonight. Weighed in
at 132, got 275x5 on squat!
there is so much wrong with that video, starting with the fact he could have trimmed it to 20 seconds. is he wearing womens yoga pants?
the thing that always boggles my mind is when people deadlift and when they go to lock it out they lean back a good 10/15 degrees so they look like a 'C'. :screwy:
felt good on deadlifts today .. did 3x5 with 315 and then did a set of 365 for 3. sucked that the kid next to me who was way younger was hammering through 455 however :mad::mad:
335x4 @ 132
Constructive criticism would be appreciated
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Progress: raw paused bench = 360
Finally touched smoothly in my new shirt.
Did 405x3 on paused squats. And deficit pulls have destroyed my hips.
Was stuck on 75lb DB press 12/12/11 for a few weeks. Went for 85s this weekend and hit em for 3x8. Pretty stoked on that. New PR and I've never even pushed with 85s before. Gonna work them up for a few weeks, try to hit 3x12, and then keep moving on up. I'm sure I could see better strength gains if I lower the reps a bit more, and push, but, since I have been doing 3x12 my shoulders have never felt better, and I feel like I'm getting bigger.
got 2x4 with 225 on bench today.. felt pretty good , prob could have done 5 with a spotter ..i am happy with the slow progress on bench thus far using the 5x5 program idea.
505x6 DL .... last one was ugly
Leg extension machine doesnt have enough weight on it .... maxes out at 300pds any suggestions ?
(as in 300x10 3 sets ...)
switch to one leg.