Rocky Rockenbach Rocky started weight training and PLing about nine months ago at the young age of 73 of which he is now 74. As of Sat. Rocky has now competed in 3 meets set PRs in every meet.
That same thing happens to me I have I believe it is called crepitus. If it doesnt hurt I wouldnt worry about it. I also tore my meniscus. Have you ever tore anything in your knee? That could be why it is making the noise now. Just make sure you warm up really good before you squat and are giving your hamstrings suffiecent work.
I think everyone was holding their breath at this years WPO meet at the Arnold Classic. Not because of the outrageous B.O. and tanning lotion that permeates from the fitness professionals, but because of the judging. The WPO has been widely criticized because of their leniency in giving white lights to whatever squat is performed. The running joke was that as long as you broke your hips and returned the bar to the Monolift, you were WPO Approved.
Garry Frank benched 849 pounds on Saturday at the APF 2nd Annual Alabama Powerlifting & Bench Press Championships on his way to setting a new All Time Masters record.
No, not really. Your assumtion of what is wrong my be the reason they are doing it. For example if you saw someone doing a proper Clean and Jerk and you were not trained in Olymic lifts you would think they are doing somthing to hurt themselfs.
maybe its b/c there are not just gifted powerlifters. sure there are strong average people out there but unlike football you just not born and 1000 squater. it takes hard work and lots of time and when your working just as hard you know how hard the other person is working so you get behinde him or her to push for there best. not to leave anything on the platform. it also pushes you to see someone do something crazy. like when gene first benched over 1000 people thought it would never be done now theres 2 that have do it and more to come. and why not help the other guy. at most meets your competing against yourself and the bar.
I have seen a few guys pulling with knee wraps sumo, And i have also seen alot that don't. To my understanding knee wraps don't do anything if you're leg's are bent a fair amount (90 degrees or so) When i deadlift sumo my legs are parelell. I was wondering if you guy's think knee wraps would help sumo pulling at all?
The topic of prison training always leads to a heated debate. How do these guys get so big and cut on prison food and with limited training equipment? Sure, they have all day to train, but wouldn't that lead to overtraining?
The top of my squat is very strong compared to the bottom part. If I get stuck anywhere it's in the hole. Some questions: 1.) Is a box squat with bands a good way to provide alot of tension (effort?) throughout the movement as opposed to just at the top? 2.) How long should the pause on the box be? 3.) How effective are pause squats for working the bottom?
Hey dudes, Id like to hear from you about your experiences with sleep and its effects on strength gains. Have there been times when youve consistently got slightly less than optimal sleep? What effect did it have? That kind of thing Im not sure that my sleep is awful enough to be the factor that keeps me on this eternal plateau (like, years) of no gains whatsoever - because 99.9% of people DO get stronger most of the time by training and I doubt all of them get perfect sleep. I know my sleep can be improved... Im asking about your experiences with sleep and its effects on training.
- Robert O. Smith, Canada, benches in the mid 500's. He lifts mainly in the WABDL.
- Ron Hood of Oklahoma benches in the mid-upper 500's.
- Randy Patterson has benched 672, but I don't know if Randy is 60 or not.
ok it's hard to tell exactly they have a n age group of 54-60 I saw a couple of lifters that have done in the low 600s in that age group.
- Sean Finnegan 617.2
- George Nelson 615@275
What should I do to treat a partially torn bicep. It just happened, it is not black and blue--yet. I think that is a good sign. The bad signs were that it felt like steak shredding in my arm and my training partner heard the tear. The lower part of the bicep on the injured arm is a little smaller and it hurts when I turn my wrist to face my palm up. Right now I am icing every twenty minutes. Taking 800 mgs of motrin (I'll do that three times a day). I have an appointment to see my chiro for ART on my shoulder so I will ask him if that would be helpful. I am also putting a call in to my sports Dr. (need a cortisone shot for my shoulder anyway). Just looking for whatever advice I can get. I have the Record Breakers in six weeks and Seniors in ten. Serves me right for deadlifting anyway. Bicep injury on that. Hernia a few weeks ago from log pressing for strongman. I am now embracing the term bench specialist. I have learned my lesson.