Yeah, I will bump this thread after another training cycle with some closer to max/supramax stuff. I think I have enough tips to work on until then.
I can assume what this means, but Im not entirely sure.
Hmmm, damnit, you're right. Im usually better about this.
I do get 20-30 pounds out of a belt, but I cant wear one yet. The pressure on the incision is a bit too uncomfortable. Perhaps thats why Im not utilizing the big air, I dont have a belt to push it on.
This is awesome to hear. My hamstrings used to absolutely suck. I'm talkin major strain running the 2 mile, not even a sprint, and not being able to do crap for weight on leg curls. I am glad I'm on the right track there, both with strength and fixing the mobility/injury issues.
I've seen this advice from multiple people stronger than me, but I've tried it and it doesnt seem to help. I dont have shoulder/elbow mobility issues for bringing the grip in, but when I do, I seem to have less power. I assume this is a case of "suck it up and do it anyways" rather than trying it a few times.
I'm happy you brought this up, and frankly this statement to me, validates that you know what you are talking about haha. I know my lats are an issue, but in a slightly different way: I feel like I know how to use my lats, and I am, but they are comparatively weak to my chest/shoulders/tris. Also it was uncomfortable squeezin em with the fresh ink right there, but I tried to anyways.
This relative weakness is due to my training. Before surgery, my back was a minor weakness. Since then, I havent given it enough attention and it appears it might have regressed into a more major weakness. I cant do chins cuz my abs cramp, Ive been too lazy with heavy rowing, and the lat work that I have done is all BB style assistance, not good hard strength work.
Well, DL is clearly my worst lift, imo, but yeah I see what you are saying. Its just frustrating that Ive benched 4 and havent pulled 5 yet I guess (even though Im fairly sure I have it in me right now)
My next potential meet is in April I think. If something else pops up in between I might go, I always train harder when I have a meet to shoot at.