Who will bitch first about the judging on the squats at the Arnold Classic. I bet it will be someone watching a video in front of their computer, eating fuckin cheese puffs. Here is another thing to think about. Will the judges at the WPO fall victim to peer pressure and OVER judge the squats? What I am saying is, will the judges be afraid of getting bashed, and make everyone squat below required depth, and throw alot of red lights to good lifts. If this happens will there be alot of bombouts in the meet. Which brings us back to that original bitch.
Does anybody know if they make special shirts for women and if they do where I can get one? I cannot currently wear a shirt because if I can get it on over my chest it is too loose to do any good. Any help would be appreciated!
why wear a shirt if you are not competing with one? If your lockout is weak just do some boards or rack lockouts without the shirt.
This past weekend, I met and had a conversation with the Director of Coaching of Alaska Youth Soccer. They were holding the second of three Olympic Development Program Mini-Camps here in Alaska. We discussed the organization of soccer in Alaska, etc. What was amazing to me is that there are 10,000 kids playing soccer in Alaska. 10,000. They start with U6's, moving up to U19's at the top end. They oversee multiple clubs. To be a club, they have to have at least four teams competing. There are 10 clubs (I think), and the one that my daughter is in has a dozen in her age group, and age groups above and below as well. They all compete in several tournaments each summer, as do the top teams from other clubs. There are coaches at each level, and programs to get people involved in coaching, refereeing, recreational coaching, etc. AK. Youth Soccer is self-funded, via memberships. They have generous corporate sponsors, including Alaska Airlines. They bring coaches from "outside" up to run clinics, as do many of the clubs. In short, a growing concern. What lessons are there in this for us? BTW, U.S. Soccer is as well organized as any country in the world despite the facts that we don't have government funding, the depth of professional leagues, or as much in the way of media coverage. There are more than 2 million kids playing soccer in the U.S. What a pipeline for future growth. LJM
Depends on what function you need. plan on pushing something heavy off of your chest? True it is the classic chest exercise and I'm sure there is a reason for its dominance in about 90% of peoples training plans but I just never got it. To answer your question I personally dont feel it is a very functional exercise.
Several sets into my squats I loaded more weight, unracked the bar, walked out, set my feet and... Somebody is tapping my back!!! I ignore the taps and squat deep. As soon as I hit bottom I realized I was still being tapped on the back! WTF!!! Pause at top and somebody behind me is saying: "Buddy, buddy, yo buddy." Okay next rep I go down and this fool is now yelling at the top of his lungs for me to listen to him. I rack the weight and you can imagine the look on my face when I turn around. The guy says: "Your going to hurt yourself. The bar should rest on your shoulders and don't go past parallel." Briefly I thought about shoving a 45 up his ass but instead said "Hmmm... good advice. Why don't you show me? I'll spot you." The guy said he was just trying to keep me from hurting my self and walked off.
Been hitting the weight pretty hard the past couple of months, and I seem to have done something to my forearms. The underside specifically. No problems during benching, but when I curl, do lat pull downs and bent over rows it feels like they are going to tear. Don't realy work my grip to speak of cant figure out what the hell is going on. Been icing and heating back and forth to no avail. Did a deload week last week and really didn't touch that much weight since it was time to give the CNS a breather. I usually work up pretty heavy on the trap bar shrugs, but 315 made the forearms feel pretty ragged. This happen to anyone else? What did you do to get this cleared up? The pain is not in the elbow, more like 4-5 inches from the elbow, in the middle of the forearm (palm side down). Feels more of a muscular-ligament problem but in the middle of the forearm. Did speed bench today with no trouble, but it seemed to be a little sore. After that I did some triceps with moderate weight, and it felt like some of my fingers were going numb. I also felt a little ligament popping in my hands when I squeezed them. I know about tennis elbow all too well, or some variation of it since I have played baseball and softball my whole life. I am no professional but I would say that I am 95% sure that this is not tennis elbow. A little confused.....
Powerlifters, we eat big, sleep big and lift big. AFter being in competitive powerlifting for a while one will make an assessment of your own physical body. Meaning if you are under 6 foot, you will probably have to get to 242lbs, which is a lot of weight for someone 5Æ‹". If you are over 6 foot, you had better be 300+ to be competetive with those leverages. This all entails eating big to gain the weight and muscle to be strong/competitive and it takes it toll on your body.
I am pretty darn weak and slow coming out of the hole when i try to squat deep. I was wondering what would be some good supplemental exercieses and such. I try to squat i guess its like an olympic squat or atheltic stance.
I had a similar problem when I started PL. It was from holding the bar with too narrow of a grip while squatting, and "clamping" the bar to your back as you come up. The pain is probably not elbow, but forearm muscle overuse isometrically flexed holding the bar. Concentrate on pushing back on the bar with your shoulders, not pulling the bar to your back.
Heels just make the pull longer and tip you forward. Neither of those are going to help your pull. Chucks are fine for pulling.