just finishing up my 1st cycle of 5/3/1.
ive had some random questions come to mind, so ill just throw them out there and see what i get…
I tried seated dumbbell cleans the other day, liked them. As my first time doing them, i went light- used 20lb bells. 3 sets of 20 reps. I found out this exercise is actually quite humbling, at least at the start, as 20lb bells seemed to be about all i needed. Today i did them with the 3 x 20 again, moved up to 25lb bells last set. These seem to be frying my back at the time, but im wondering if im going to get much growth out of doing them with 25’s? Sorry that it sounds like such a newbie question, but i guess these are new to me so…
PowerSquat Machine Good Mornings- who likes them? at my current strength levels and size, i just find barbell good mornings awkward. tried them today on the power squat and i was able to just load up the weight and focus on the movement. my thoughts are to get decently strong on them this way and maybe move over to the barbell good morning, or is that stupid?
I’ve had patellar re-alignment surgery- it was actually about 7 years ago. i have noticed at times that when i do leg pushing movements, the leg that wasnt operated on seems to do more of the work, causes an uneven pump feeling. i dont care much about that pump, as far as “getting a pump” is concerned. i want my squat to go up. should i just keep squatting with good form, let my legs distribute the stress as they will, or should i attempt to address this through maybe doing a few extra sets of something for just the operated leg?
My hips are sore! right at the outsides of my hipbones- is this just from squatting wide? its an annoying dull achey soreness, notice it when sitting and laying. is this going to go away as my hips get stronger, or could i be doing something wrong, etc? i usually squat somewhat wide, but not extreme like to the sides of the rack or anything. and i pull conventional.