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Friendly Competition/Challenge Thread


#163

Um, I’m not sure? I’ve got relatively short legs, so I’m guessing medium to short stride. At a guess, my femurs are longer than tibia/fibula. I’m 5’9". I know with lunges it’s my hips and glutes that feel it, and a bit in my hams. With rear foot elevated split squats it’s quads almost entirely.


#164

Sorry stride length regarding lunges, not every day walking.
That’s interesting. Do your knees track over your toes at all during either lunges or split squats?


#165

No, I meant lunges. I think I’ve got a long walking stride for my leg length. I don’t think my knees track over my toes on either split squats or lunges. They’ll be close to them, but I don’t think they go over.


#166

walking lunges for me are much more posterior chain, particularly hamstrings.

Static lunges (done with weights, Smith, whatever) always feel way more quad which is weird because I take a really long stance.

Something about the dynamic nature of the walking lunges makes them more PC, in my case anyway…


#167

@Yogi1 it sounds like I’m the only one here who feels mostly quad with walking lunges, which would make me the weird one.


#168

Another slightly different challenge, 3 minutes straight on an incline smith machine press. You can rest as long as the weight isnt locked out or resting on your chest. I barely made it with a 25 per side.


#169

lengthen your stride if you want more hip/hamstring, mate, although I’m sure you probably knew that already


#170

It’s interesting. A longer step leads to more DOMS in my posterior chain, but during the set it’s almost my quads that provoke stopping first. Maybe they’re just poorly conditioned.


#171

Hope people are ready for some fun challenges in the next few days. I have an ironmind sandbag, a big set of grippers, and the bigger size fat grips coming tomorrow. Prepare for some stupid forearm pumps.


#172

that is interesting. How’s your hip/hamstring mobility?


#173

Some tightness in my right hip, but nothing really infringing with tradtional squat mobility. I have been slacking on my hip movement and stretching work lately, I should pick it up again.
I can touch the backs of my hands on the floor during a standing straight legged hamstring stretch.


#174

Hmm, I was thinking maybe if you had shitey mobility then maybe you wouldn’t be lunging out as far, but that’s clearly not the case.

I guess you’re just weird.


#175

Not something I’ve done but it seems a cool challenge. I just saw on instagram Klokov doing a fat gripz deadlift challenge, as many reps as possible with 100kg double overhand and fat gripz obviously, in one minute. He got 32 somehow!

Here it is:


#176

Hmmm… He got 32 so I think I’d scale the weight down to the bar and give it a try…

Lol, in all seriousness, I might give this a go as part of my conditioning next week.


#177

I’ll try it with 185 and the bigger size fatgrips. I expect to fail miserably.


#178

I am gonna try this with an axle tomorrow after my primary deadlift workout. Same weight. I will get some video.


#179

For those that are in for the 225 overhead race,this is 40 kg / 88 lbs x 20 from yesterday.Camera died early though

Also,who’s in for a front squat amrap at 60% of our max?


#180

Managed 26 reps in a minute with 226

2 reps were sketchy. I think in another session I could do better. Been a while since I did max reps in a minute; felt good once I found my rhythm.


#181

Nice one, to say Klokov is an ex Olympian I’d say you did pretty good to almost catch him on a bad day.


#182

Thanks dude. It was actually a decent day, but just out of practice. First time I’ve trained in the afternoon in a LONG time, and it was crazy how big a difference in made on performance, haha. I think if I was more willing to bounce the plates I mighta did better, but at the same time I probably woulda needed an even crazier grip to pull it off.