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#1

So.. I just finished training tonight and for the first time in a longtime, I was actually fucken pleased with my efforts, lol.

-The profanity just emphasizes how ecstatic I am feeling right now :smiley:

Let's cast back to the 15/9/07

Despite making a bad decision the night before the lift to go out and get tanked, and then jump on the plane hungover, and arrive at the event hung over :/, I pulled off a very hard 130kg squat @ 58.5kg

Notes: wide stance, low bar, only just managing parallel.

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAhYzN8971c


Thismorning I pulled off 130kg x 2 @ 62.2kg, close stance deep, :slight_smile:

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4bpL-DNQl4

I know it's not much weight but the personal achievment I'm feeling right is pretty damn good heh


#2

nice squatting.


#3

pretty good, you'll soon be filling those clothes.


#4

Great effort Ghost, I never grow tired of seeing young lions paying their dues under the bar.


#5

Good job!


#6

nice lifts. very impressive for that bodyweight.

just a quick question:

how come you got different shoes on in each video? wouldn't you wear the same as you compete in?


#7

I don't compete. (Don't lift enough yet so there's no point)

[edit:] I just wanna get 'hyuuuuuuge' and 'jacked', lol, :frowning:


#8

oo, thought by event you meant meet.


#9

26/11/07

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#10

wss that meant to be a regular deadlift or a straight leg? whichever, you really need to sort out your form.


#11

You train a hell of alot harder than me man.... The only thing I can see holding you back is weight gain. If you gained 1lb a week for 1-2 years you would be probably squating 600+ and deadlifting 700+ Not to the leverage you would get out of your bench with all that weight gain.

Great job!


#12

It looks like he did the deads after the squats, I dont think any of us would have leg drive after those, much less form...


#13

Yes, they are SLDL's, and they were done about 5minutes after the squats. The last 6 reps on the SLDL's were KILLER, I couldn't even lock them out, but still had to try. I did 1 extra cos I lost count and didn't wanna come up short lol.


#14

Apart from the last few reps, what's wrong with my SLDL form? lol.....


#15

Maybe it's the angle, but it looks like your lower back is rounding a lot.


#16

i agree there is tons of back curving, dont be afraid to bend the knees on a straight leg, the more you do them the more flexible you'll get. and dont fuck with your back. (i dont claim to be a heavy lifter but, i exuse my lack of heavy lifting due to a back injury from deadlifting 2x BW with poor form).

i think your post title is great though you're doing great, chipping away at the big weights.


#17

el0gic - do you even lift? your profile stats would suggest not, your avatar would suggest you have more of an interest in cycling...

I am amazed at the replies in regards to form..

STIFF LEG DEADLIFT - Keep the knees relatively straight but not locked out, bend down and pick the fucken weight up...gees, it's not that hard.

Thanks for the feedback anyhow, I take all advice on board =)


#18

Right....

Point still stands. Looks like you are bending from the back and not the hips, which is going to put a lot of stress on your vertebrae. See how you feel in a couple of years.


#19

btw, nice improvement in the squat.


#20

GHOSTrun, you are strong lad, but really it looks like your lumbar spine is curved. For me conventional deadlifts make wonders for stiff-legged deadlifts' form, and particularly the straight back thing.
Anyway, good job.