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    Deloading and MEV

    How significantly does a week-long deload impact and reset MEV, typically?

    I’ve pretty much been doing a set amount of volume for a long time, so I would be surprised if a single week would allow...
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    Hmmm I guess I mean, like, my scapula opening up?...

    Hmmm I guess I mean, like, my scapula opening up? Losing lat tightness, maybe.

    Any other issues that you can see though?
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    Yeah, I thought it looked better this time, but...

    Yeah, I thought it looked better this time, but it’s more exaggerated with heavier pulls. But you don’t view it as problematic at all? With squats (especially fronts but also high bar) I find that...
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    The upper back rounding didn’t happen much this...

    The upper back rounding didn’t happen much this time, I mean I can see it a little bit but I’m basically still practicing at this point so I don’t think that anything exaggeratedly bad is happening....
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    @Heisman I’ve tried positioning the chair...

    @Heisman I’ve tried positioning the chair relative to the cable machine in various spots/positions and no matter how much I reduce the range of motion at the bottom, I still can’t manage to initiate...
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    On holding the bar against me, it was as...

    On holding the bar against me, it was as literally never a problem until the last time I deadlifted before my injury (shocker). I wonder if it happened because I added 10 lbs to the bar instead of 5...
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    What would you suggest? I was in PT for patellar...

    What would you suggest? I was in PT for patellar tendinitis a few years ago and I recall he had me wrap my leg just below the knee with some sort of athletic “tape”, very flimsy stuff, catches on...
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    Right before I kick off, and no pain at full...

    Right before I kick off, and no pain at full extension. My only leg extensions option is on the cable machine, one leg at a time with an ankle strap, if it makes a difference.

    The atg splits, is...
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    Quad iso blues

    I have absolutely been spinning my wheels with quad isolation for a long time. Sissy squats fatigue my lower back before my quads even get going, and leg extensions **** up my bad knee before my...
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    Deadlift leverages and upper back

    Would it stand to reason that hips-high deadlifters (me) would experience more thoracic rounding with heavier loads because the torso is more horizontal? I have poor thoracic mobility so it’s almost...
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    If any of you guys shop at Aldi, highly rec you...

    If any of you guys shop at Aldi, highly rec you pick up their Specialty Select brand “premium” vanilla ice cream. This is literally the best vanilla I’ve ever tried. Flavor is genuine, texture is...
  • I must be tired because I read all of Tom’s posts...

    I must be tired because I read all of Tom’s posts out loud and laughed my ass off. Leg day.

    But anyway regarding the mid foot thing, I don’t see how it can be universal when everyone has different...
  • Most labels don’t specify heaping vs. level...

    Most labels don’t specify heaping vs. level scoop, and a lot of them are like “about one scoop.” Lots of room for error there.

    Also it depends on how tightly the powder is packed in.
  • This Also maybe they use one another’s body...

    This

    Also maybe they use one another’s body weight to do weighted calisthenics
  • Thread: Back Volume

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    Failure training doesn’t work for me anymore...

    Failure training doesn’t work for me anymore unfortunately (?). I got away with it for a long time but these days my progress just gets crowded and stops, leads to injury at worst.

    12-18 sets is...
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    Well as far as straight arms are concerned I...

    Well as far as straight arms are concerned I think a form tweak may have been what was needed( tho I’m not sure about the longevity of progression past yesterday’s success) I think I’ve been trying...
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    @coach problem is I can only get to the gum 2...

    @coach problem is I can only get to the gum 2 days/week for legs, so I do basically all of my upper body stuff at home, and of course pulldowns are only possible at the gym (pullovers not possible...
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    Back Volume

    I do a pretty significant amount of sets for what I count as “back”—29 sets per week—and I’m feeling that I might need to cut down because I’m not doing too hot with pull ups and straight arm...
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    Personally I slow down negatives for most stuff...

    Personally I slow down negatives for most stuff to keep myself under control and maintain tension at all bc I tend to get sloppy if I don’t. Might not be optimal, but if I’m consistent and moving up...
  • If I ran a zoo and wanted a human exhibit I’d...

    If I ran a zoo and wanted a human exhibit I’d just throw them a bunch of raw ingredients and firewood and say go to town.
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