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    Because the efficacy of explosiveness at the...

    Because the efficacy of explosiveness at the bottom is in a way taken out of the lift due to lack of resistance, you’re saying that I should re-wire the lift so that I explode at the top near...
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    Specifically hypertrophy. At the very very least,...

    Specifically hypertrophy. At the very very least, maintaining what muscle mass I already have until i can get back into the gym. Is there anything I can do to compensate?
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    Bands and the eccentric

    Working with resistance bands as of late, I’m disappointed in how easy the eccentric portions of exercises are due to the band losing tension as it shortens. How big of a discrepancy is this compared...
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    I spent years in therapy (the majority of my life...

    I spent years in therapy (the majority of my life actually, from childhood up until my early 20s) but ultimately I’ve only ever found recovery—which ebbs and flows, this is not a thing that...
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    I’m happy with my progress yet not completely...

    I’m happy with my progress yet not completely satisfied with my rate of progress, but for me, faster results are only worth chasing insofar as I don’t have to try to emotionally cope with any fat...
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    I already do ham curls, I want to do deadlifts.

    I already do ham curls, I want to do deadlifts.
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    I did that for a while, but I saw faster results...

    I did that for a while, but I saw faster results cycling a surplus on training days and a deficit on rest days, plus that one maintenance day to even it all out. Dunno, just trying to achieve...
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    Like, forever.

    Like, forever.
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    Recomping on ULPPL

    Re: my last thread about how to eat without being able to make progress in the gym because of this piece of sh!t pandemic

    I’m on a perpetual recomp, having made tons of progress on U/L routines in...
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    True. And trap bar deads do not suck lol, I have...

    True. And trap bar deads do not suck lol, I have to do them from time to time due to chronic lower back pain and I’ve seen pretty good development.

    As far as maintaining resistance on the...
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    Yeah, bands only. The problem with handles is...

    Yeah, bands only. The problem with handles is that they would have to be configured in a very specific way, exclusive to this movement, lest I be forced into a neutral grip. I’m using a single band...
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    What do you mean? Granted I am using those...

    What do you mean?

    Granted I am using those rubber loop bands. I fold it in half and stand on it, creating handles, which I feed my hands through and grip from the floor and deadlift up. I kind of...
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    On a different note from the volume debate, I’ve...

    On a different note from the volume debate, I’ve wondered if the whole sand bag/family dog/other improvised equipment (in my case a tool box stuffed with 10-20lb DBs), not counting bodyweight moves...
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    I’ve tried, but the bands are too thick to stay...

    I’ve tried, but the bands are too thick to stay situated on my upper back. Neck seems to be the only option. Maybe the medium one with extra focus, but definitely not the heavier one. Am I at risk of...
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    If not weight on my back, I do have a heavier...

    If not weight on my back, I do have a heavier band that I can fold in half and wear around my neck (is this even really safe? I’ve watched instructional videos with people doing the same thing but......
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    I saw those, as well as a bunch of rotating ones....

    I saw those, as well as a bunch of rotating ones. Is the rotation really necessary?
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    Is 28 young enough? Lol. I have enough...

    Is 28 young enough? Lol. I have enough joint/tendon problems already to be honest. Way more than anyone my age should have to be dealing with.

    About how high are those push-up handles? Wondering...
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    Best bodyweight alternatives for presses

    I need to find the best substitutes for flat bench, overhead press, and incline bench.

    The other day I simply did supported (non targeted arm on a high platform) one-arm pushups for flat bench....
  • Did a few sets of those today and they’re great!...

    Did a few sets of those today and they’re great! I’d like to be able to do them effectively without holding onto the stair railing but I don’t think I’ve got the balance down completely. Plus I’m...
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    Any examples of such a program?

    Any examples of such a program?
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