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Hi, new on here

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Hey, just checking in. I already posted up my most recent training session, but realised it's probably a good idea to do this too. I'm 42 years old, from Austalia, been lifting on and off for a few years now, and thinking about trying my hand at powerlifting recently. Looks like a good site. Hope...
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Squatting Shoes

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What's everyone's thoughts on what type of shoes to squat in? 
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Strategy for Maxing Out

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I'm working the Cube/Predator method and am wondering on the day that I go for my 1RM - how should I approach going for this? It seems a balance between being warm enough but not too fatigued.  Do I keep increasing until failure? Note I am not training for a meet.  Thanks!
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Hi, new on here

Wayne Forsythe says

Hey, just checking in. I already posted up my most recent training session, but realised it's probably a good idea to do this too.

I'm 42 years old, from Austalia, been lifting on and off for a few years now, and thinking about trying my hand at powerlifting recently.

Looks like a good site. Hope to follow some of your logs, and hope some of you follow mine! :)

Catch ya.

Welcome!


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Lifting straps for deadlift

Wayne Forsythe says

I do all training with straps and pull my final max attempt hook grip. Works well for me, and I just pulled 655lbs that way.


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Squatting Shoes

Wayne Forsythe says

I have a stronger posterior chain, so I squat barefoot.


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Squatting Shoes

LeoTouchdown says

I squat highbar so I like my adipowers. But I left them elsewhere, and now I have to squat with 5lb plates on my heels like an idiot.


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Strategy for Maxing Out

MindofShadow says

You can fail if you want on bench or OHP. I don't think that is a big deal. 

 

Failing on squat or DL is dumb. Potential for injury is too high and it will burn you out.

 

If I am maxing out, I usually have a number in my head that I think I can do or want to do. Then i'll take a single at 90% of that number and judge how it feels. If it feels great... i'll actually jump straight to the number in my head. If its just ok, i'll take 95% of the max and judge from there where to go.


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Squatting Shoes

MindofShadow says

weightlifting shoes

 

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


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Squatting Shoes

T_M says

I  prefer squatting in weightlifting shoes.  I have a cheap pair of Inov8 Fastlifts with a 3/4 inch heel that work fine.  I'm playing with the idea of taking them to a cobbler to add another 1/4 inch to them.  I'm tall, old and have less than ideal levers and flexibility...a raised heel helps me reach depth with a more upright form.


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Squatting Shoes

RJorg says

Personal preference. I started with the standard 3/4" oly heel, then dropped down to 1/2" Rogue heel, then out of pure laziness started squatting in flat shoes and have stuck with those for the last couple years.


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What's uP

LeoTouchdown says

Hey man, just enjoy lifting. And don't go to crazy too much, cuz you could get injured, I speak from experience haha. 


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