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Metal Militia Full Power Wars meet recap & new off se...

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April 1, 2017 I competed in the Metal Militia Full Power Wars powerlifting meet in Lake George, NY. My prep for this meet was 12 weeks. I competed full power, multi-ply, 148lb weight class. Weighed in officially at 143.0lbs.   Meet Recap:   Squat: 435 - good lift 475 - good lift (10lb m...
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US Open

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Anyone watching the US Open? What do you guys think about the lifting so far?
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Squat Form

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I'm struggling getting my video I took of myself on here, but I need some squat form tweaks.  I'm using low bar right now.  My lower back gets very sore when I rep. Heavy sets seem fine. The pain subsides fairly soon after I stop squatting. I use a good (Pioneer) belt.  The biggest...
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US Open

RJorg says

Ben Pollack's meet report: https://www.elitefts...th-ben-pollack/

 

He cut more than a full weight class. 205->181. And I thought 193->181 was tough. Clearly not doing it right.


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US Open

dyelinek says

I feel horrible about Larry - he's one of the few I follow all year round. He's got a great attitude though so he should bounce back quick.


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US Open

LeoTouchdown says

Pollack beat Haack by one Wilks point! Same total, but Pollack weighed in 0.1kg less. Crazy!

 

People were bitching a lot about the livestream, though. I wasn't able to watch.

 

I missed Sunday. There were some definite problems with the livestream. It was pretty much just a camera in front of the lifting platform, and lagged a decent bit. 

 

Saturday was chaotic though. People bombing out left and right, Larry Wheels buckling on the squat, Herbert tearing a tricep. Multiple people coming in with projected 600+ wiilks and Yury winning with 599.


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US Open

RJorg says

Pollack beat Haack by one Wilks point! Same total, but Pollack weighed in 0.1kg less. Crazy!

 

People were bitching a lot about the livestream, though. I wasn't able to watch.


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Squatting Shoes

eyelevel4 says

weightlifting shoes

 

some cheap adidas, not the 200 dollar version you seem PL fags wear to squat treefiddy

Same adidas I use.


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Hi, new on here

EmJay says
Understood. I'll keep on loggin' anyway, commentary be damned, heh.
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Squat Form

RJorg says

So you think it's just a matter of flexibility?  I don't have bands but can obviously do some additional pre-workout glute and hamstring stretches to see if that helps.

 

In my case it was. Tight hams/glutes were stressing my back. I'd get a wicked painful pump doing reps like you mentioned. Bands are crazy useful for all sorts of stretching and mobility work. It's probably worth it to get a pair of average bands at least.


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Squat Form

dyelinek says

Finding some good glute and hamstring stretches solved this problem for me. Current favorite is band distraction stretch. Like this video but I don't round my lower back:

 

 

Also try rocking into the hip that's being stretched. I can make a video tomorrow if you want.

So you think it's just a matter of flexibility?  I don't have bands but can obviously do some additional pre-workout glute and hamstring stretches to see if that helps.


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Squat Form

RJorg says

Finding some good glute and hamstring stretches solved this problem for me. Current favorite is band distraction stretch. Like this video but I don't round my lower back:

 

 

Also try rocking into the hip that's being stretched. I can make a video tomorrow if you want.


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Hi, new on here

Wayne Forsythe says

There's just not a lot to talk about!

I agree, it's more on people to ask questions to get conversation going, other than that, it is what it is.


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