Pulling traditional now after pulling sumo for a few years. I'm 5'6" so I think I should be better with a sumo stance but I just can't generate power the same way.
Never tried sumo. I weigh 215.
I'm gonna try sumo Friday.
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I've heard sumo was "better" for the bigger guys because it involved more hip flexors?
I have absolutely nothing to corroborate this going purely on anecdote, never tried sumo
My Retarded 5x5 for deadlift
Still had energy so 585x2 but missed 600x1
been through phys therapy and had an ortho take an xray and didn't see any problems. Brother suggested lordosis as I got weight to lose and I am a deskbound most of my day. So i've started doing warrior stretches and shoulder dislocations.
As far as form, I used to have videos from years ago up when I first started but I can't find them now. I've kept the weight at 135 just doing small sets concentrating on form.
Dropped 385 for single on front squat :-(
I have pulled traditional since about October, so I am going to try sumo again and see how it goes.
Surely a hip killer and takes some time for recovery but maximizing your muscle areas hit. I do feel it in my hips a bit if I overdo it ...
I trained the **** out of my hips with low box squats, pulling twice a week (sumo), and squatting max effort singles all in the same week for about 6-7 months. Haven't squatted or pulled in about a month and my hips still ache. However I got very strong, so it was worth it.
Good work on the PR. I am not a sheiko fan at all. At least not on their higher volume templates. I get nothing out of 75-90% work for meet peaking and PR work
Went to an ortho/sports doc yesterday for what was diagnosed as an "almost hernia". Not the case. Damaged my erector adonis, or something like that. Should clear up on it's own. Also was diagnosed with FAI. Kinda ****ty there, but, my hip wasn't bothering me before this entire thing, so hopefully it'll go back to hiding once this settles down.
Regardless, I'm stoked that there is no hernia going on.
Anyone here take agmatine?
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did bodyweight squats for the first time since february
also hit a 1RM of carrying a loaded laundry basket up the stairs without severe knee pain
Been slacking due to a move. Getting to the gym like once a week for the last two weeks I think. I miss it. I tried out dumbbell bench presses yesterday and faaaaack
After spraining my ankle last month I was basically useless and couldn't do any lifts involving my legs. Tried squats and deads again this past week and no pain at all and not a noticeable decline in strength
I'm going to give it another week before I push my luck.
i'm over 2 months into it and i'm finally regaining enough stability in my knee to do the basic **** like use stairs, walk without a limp, etc
lots of RICE'ing, basic quad strengthening movements, and ... uh ... sitting around waiting
Been getting very little sleep the last week or two. Had to stop at 315 just to pull a solid 3x5
The new place I'm at is not convenient to any good gyms. If I lift at work, my options are to rush and get in, showered and out in under an hour, or wait about an hour and a half for the next train. I'm still trying to figure out a good solution. I've figured out that lifting before work just isn't gonna happen. I can't get to sleep before 10.
Anyone have a recommendation for how best to find a gym that's local and not so cardio-centric or crossfit-esque? I just want to keep lifting, but I'm not really sure how to find a place that'll work for me.
When I was hunting for a gym I just called every place around, and asked how many racks they had, and if I could use chalk. The chalk was the way I weeded out the ****ty places. Only bummer was only one place said I could use it.
I don't know about your area, but check out Universities as well. I lift at my old college, and while the frat bros and groups of people can get annoying at times, it costs me less than 10$ a month, and is an all around awesome facility. Plus, the sorority chicks make for decent eye candy.
Is he recommending surgery for ur FAI? Both hips? And can u squat lower than parrelel with a wide stance, pain free?(minus other things ur dealing with)
I'm waiting for my new insurance next week to go get checked out. Mine grind with a really wide squat stance if I break parellel. I only box squat now to avoid it, with a box right at parrelel.
I don't get any real grind, it just feels like my clothing is bunched up in my hip joint or something. Kind of like pressure in that area.
The weird thing is that it never really bothered me until I had this ab injury. It is getting better daily, so I'm hoping that it will go back into "dormancy" when I'm back at 100%