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    Thanks for the reply, very impressive lifts. ...

    Thanks for the reply, very impressive lifts.

    So I did the workout I listed above for Tuesday (except I dropped paused bench and went for push presses instead).

    Front squats felt a bit...
  • Some proprietary research into %'s of elite lifters

    So there I was training and watching weightlifting competition videos when I started wondering about the ratios of the C&J and Snatch to bodyweight and the ratio of Snatch to C&J amongst elite...
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    Programming query

    So I've been doing roughly the same program (with minor tweaks) for a while now and I think it might be time to try something new. I've gotten results but progress has somewhat stalled.

    One thing...
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    Did a repeat of my current PR in the clean and...

    Did a repeat of my current PR in the clean and jerk at 135kg and would like some feedback on my form.
    The clean felt alright, thats 10kg below my max but the jerk is the wobbly part. I feel like...
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    Its not that close a grip I think. I don't like...

    Its not that close a grip I think. I don't like wide grip bench press as it doesn't agree too well with my shoulders, this is the width at which I feel strongest personally, about a thumbs length...
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    Bench press form check

    Haven't done this before for bench press but thought I'd give it a shot:

    I made some videos of myself bench pressing today and I'd like some feedback on technique in terms of what I can improve....
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    Has anyone maxed out on snatch grip deadlifts? If...

    Has anyone maxed out on snatch grip deadlifts? If so, what is your ratio of that to conventional deadlifts?

    I was doing snatch pulls and kept going heavier and heavier (with the pull height going...
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    I've been having some problems with my snatch: ...

    I've been having some problems with my snatch:

    For a while I used to mix power and full snatching but as I realized my bottom position was weak, I switched to only full snatching and haven't done...
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    Snatch pull feedback and injury question

    Due to an injury that makes it hard for me to support anything on my wrist when its bent back (i.e any snatching, overhead work and unfortunately cleans as well) I've been focusing more on pulling...
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    It is supposed to fly into your neck, though not...

    It is supposed to fly into your neck, though not your chin. What you don't want to be doing is catching the bar on your wrists. You will have to let go of the bar and have it sit on just the tips of...
  • Thread: front squats

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    I do front squats 2x and back squats 2x a week as...

    I do front squats 2x and back squats 2x a week as I train for Olympic weightlifting. After a while of dedicated training I have gotten my front squat to about 94% of my back squat.

    The OP said...
  • Really don't get where you want to be going with...

    Really don't get where you want to be going with this. Pretty much every professional lifter started lifting in their early teenage years so at 27, you missed the boat a long time ago. You can still...
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    I don't quite get what you're saying, could you...

    I don't quite get what you're saying, could you explain in more detail or better yet, get a video?

    The bar always ends up against your throat on the tips of your fingers, not in the palm of your...
  • No they are not necessary. Powerlifters, Olympic...

    No they are not necessary. Powerlifters, Olympic weightlifters, strongmen, shot and discus throwers use very few machines in their workouts (on average as a whole) yet they are the biggest and...
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    That is a very bad habit to get into so make...

    That is a very bad habit to get into so make every effort to not widen your feet. You should never go wider than a stance with which you could drop into a full front squat.
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    Putting small plates under your heels is fine,...

    Putting small plates under your heels is fine, that is effectively what weightlifting shoes do.

    And height has nothing to do with how you should be training. Shot and discus throwers are even...
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    If anyone ever tells you that a squat is 'too...

    If anyone ever tells you that a squat is 'too deep' then you should stop listening to their advice. If somebody comments on your squat form, it should be about things like bar placement or keeping...
  • Why does everybody keep talking about this...

    Why does everybody keep talking about this 'natural' thing? As if muscle gain without steroids is some kind of miracle. When you're putting on weight its almost never going to be pure muscle, there...
  • Thread: is this ATG?

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    Why? Why are you telling people not to squat to...

    Why? Why are you telling people not to squat to full depth?
  • Exactly. As long as your workout routine isn't...

    Exactly. As long as your workout routine isn't flat out horrible, it is eating lots of food that is the key factor in gaining mass, not so much about choosing workout routine A over workout routine B.
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