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    Thank you - I am not on the forums quite as much...

    Thank you - I am not on the forums quite as much anymore but always enjoy trying to help others and share information. Hope that everything is going well!
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    Couple of questions before I provide my thoughts...

    Couple of questions before I provide my thoughts on ways to tweak your training and 'peak' for the competition.

    1. What are the events/weights for your contest?

    2. How difficult is the contest...
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    Stone diameter can make a big difference,...

    Stone diameter can make a big difference, especially for athletes who are under 6' or have shorter arms (or larger midsection). I would see if you can alter your setup for the larger stone (standing...
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    I appreciate the reply. Do you program them...

    I appreciate the reply.

    Do you program them any specific way? (switching up heights, running vs. standing vs. seated, rep ranges, etc.)

    And do you usually do them to warm-up, or at the end of...
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    Correct - the seated position gives you a longer...

    Correct - the seated position gives you a longer range of motion where you end up using your entire lower body rather than using mostly just your calves.
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    Seated Box Jumps

    Having fun on an accessory day, this was the highest box at the gym so I set the seat a couple of feet away. Felt pretty good considering my weight is still in the low 230's and I have not done much...
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    Overhead does not have a ton of carryover to...

    Overhead does not have a ton of carryover to bench unless your shoulders are your weak point.

    I have found that my bench improved the most when I was doing a good amount of heavy triceps work...
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    There are different types of protein; I cannot...

    There are different types of protein; I cannot recommend that you use supplements but you may want to ask your doctor / coach / parents for assistance and can mention that you have tried whey protein...
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    Nice job on the PR! I have found similar...

    Nice job on the PR!

    I have found similar carryover from deadlift variations, although in a lot of cases I was doing front squats, tire flips, stones, and other movements that may have kept my...
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    Hatfield Squats

    Does anyone here do these as a part of their regular training?

    I did them today for the first time and I like them as a way to mix things up between box squats, front squats, pause squats, etc. -...
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    Glad to hear that the program has worked well for...

    Glad to hear that the program has worked well for you!
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    Thank you for the positive feedback and reps;...

    Thank you for the positive feedback and reps; have been spreading reps through the thread as well.

    My barbell back squat is actually pretty similar to my SSB squat. I really like the SSB for box...
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    Nice work on the PR! It is great to see someone...

    Nice work on the PR! It is great to see someone follow through on forum chat... 315 was close.
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    Thank you! I felt a little grind on the way up...

    Thank you! I felt a little grind on the way up and was running out of air when I stood with the weight for a second but this was my target number so I was pleased to get the lift with a pretty solid...
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    Here is a 500 lbs pause squat with a Safety Squat...

    Here is a 500 lbs pause squat with a Safety Squat Bar; similar to a high bar back squat but for most people is slightly more challenging.

    UkOMFmpQCWo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkOMFmpQCWo
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    Sounds like me when I squat with a cambered bar...

    Sounds like me when I squat with a cambered bar or bands/chains...
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    440 lbs Paused Front Squat

    Does anyone else do front squats with pauses? They are brutal...

    CDxXLYdlHRA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDxXLYdlHRA
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    I have had the 'mega' bar for a few years and it...

    I have had the 'mega' bar for a few years and it has held up well; have pulled over 700 lbs on it and not only did the weights fit but the bar is perfectly straight. Am pretty sure that mine weighs...
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    Thank you! Hope that your training (and...

    Thank you! Hope that your training (and everything else) is going well.
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    Keg Carry Relay

    Trying to complete the key relay in 'instagram speed'...

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5mce8KT1vo
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