[quote]Mathew Bertrand wrote:
Hey man, lifts look great. 200x9 on a front squat is a nightmare to hold onto, so you must have a strong upper back.
The only thing is get weightlifting shoes, i couldn’t tell if it was your camera or body, but your legs look extremely long, weightlifting shoes could help, but you don’t necessarily need them.
Great work man[/quote]
I’m about 5’9" with a 34" inseam… I don’t believe that’s very tall or long-legged, so it must be the camera.
Much appreciated on the feedback. Any specific recommendations on shoes? I’ve been wearing Vibram FiveFingers for the past couple years. Casually and in the weight room. [/quote]
The next time your in a line, look at the guys in front of you. Your legs will be longer than a lot of guys who are 6 feet tall and over. The only reason I know this is because I’m 5’9" as well with a 32 inch inseam and have noticed over the years standing in lines that most of the guys at or around my height have much shorter legs and longer torso’s than I do.
On to your lifting, form looks good-now put some weight on the bar. All of those lifts looked very easy and it’s time to start adding weight.[/quote]
Interesting. I really never noticed. And thanks for the feedback.
I’m pretty confident in most of my lower-body lifts, mainly because I make a point to be as strict as possible to avoid aggravating my lower back injury. With all the positive, helpful feedback, I grabbed a shot of my chest workout today which I’ve attached. I would love some feedback on my bench; hopefully the angle isn’t too poor for critique.
Bench has been the lift that I’ve struggled with the most the last few months. All of my other lifts are climbing, some faster than others, but bench is barely budging. I’ve read that increasing the frequency might be helpful (as well as hammering the upper back, which I’ve been doing), but I’m not quite sure how to incorporate an increased frequency yet adhere to the “rules” of 5/3/1. Also, I know the go-to answer is going to be “gain weight.” I’m doing that, just at a very slow, “lean” pace. I’d like to increase my bench relative to my weight, regardless, so I am looking for other solutions.
Thanks again everyone.