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2017 Metal Militia "Old Iron Bull" Meet Recap

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Quick recap of the 2017 Metal Militia Old Iron Bull powerlifting meet on September 16, 2017 in Allentown, PA.   Competed full power at 148lbs multi-ply.   Weighed in Friday at 143lbs. Took my standard week off training leading up to the meet and was feeling good.    All warmup...
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Hip pain and Squat depth

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Hello,   A long time ago, I talked about squat depth and pain in my hips when I did deep squat (squat below parallel).   I recently changed my technique (about 4 months ago).  It seemed to work for me.   I still squat low bar but my technique is now similar to a high bar squat...
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Anyone use a gum shield?

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Yesterday I gritted my teeth so hard (involuntarily - it just happens) during a 1RM attempt I heard a noise and thought next time I might crack a tooth. So today I used a gum shield. Anyone else use one?
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Hip pain and Squat depth

RJorg says

The stance you describe is where mine has ended up as well. Also feels easier on the knees. I'll probably still use a wider, knees out stance if I ever go back to wraps.


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Is there life after low back injury!??

GreenGoblin says

Hi Whitley,  Reverse hyper machine seemed to have helped Louis Simmons from what I heard.  Also, have you tried physio or chiro?  I know some are overrated but maybe worth a shot?


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Late Introduction

GreenGoblin says

Hello Mark,

 

I am also an older lifter and also took martial arts for a number of years.  I feel that stretching, messaging and focusing on techniques as well as getting lots of rest (not overtraining) are really useful for older people. 

 

I have also stopped posting on this site for a long time. 


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Thx Brandon

Brandon says
Ok, maybe it's worth considering.
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Anyone use a gum shield?

LeoTouchdown says

Probably couldn't hurt. I grit my teeth during lifts quite a bit too, I'm actually more annoyed by the fact that my jaw muscles are always tight than my teeth.


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Anyone use a gum shield?

MarkPayne says
Just read up on him and it seems a few others are doing it. Did some heavy deadlifts tonight with it in and it gave me one less thing to worry about. And if it's good enough Brian Shaw that's good enough for me!
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Anyone use a gum shield?

RJorg says

Brian Shaw is sponsored by some mouth guard company, right? They claim it improves performance somehow. I probably should wear one. My poor teeth are getting worn down :(


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Help with clean maxing record

T_M says

Where are you missing the lift?  if you can get under the bar but not squat it up, then your front squat is limiting you. If you can't pull the bar high enough to get under it, then you need to work on deads and clean pulls.  Those will generally address the raw strength issues, but as MoS said, there's a lot of technique involved...positioning, mobility, transition from first to second pull will help or compromise the lift regardless of strength.


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Help with clean maxing record

MindofShadow says

i don't oly lift but cleans are a technique thing. gotta clean cclean clean clean clean. 

 

how much do you squat? How much do you front squat?


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