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    Poll: Hello, fruitcake!

    Hello, fruitcake!
  • I have less experience than you, but it seems...

    I have less experience than you, but it seems fine to me.
    Some prefer a higher hip position with the shoulder blades above the bar.
    If your back is tight, why would you goof up your back?


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    What does the MISC says about vaccines? ...

    What does the MISC says about vaccines?

    Heisman, MISC, Heisman, MISC, Heisman, MISC... well, tough decision, but I'll rather go with Heisman.
  • "Quarter squats gets you quarter results." ...

    "Quarter squats gets you quarter results."
    Based on this, you must do 60 quarter squats to get the benefits of 15 full squats.
    That's math, you can't argue with that!
    I always do 61 to be 100% I...
  • Thread: Lu raises

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    because traps get into the action and you will...

    because traps get into the action and you will lose tension in the mid delts and all your gains will be completely gone forever, bro

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  • Poll: Not an american, but: 1. I ****ing love pumpkin...

    Not an american, but:
    1. I ****ing love pumpkin pie so it's no 1 for me. Not when you **** it, like that American fellow did in American Pie, but when you eat it. Had to be said... can lead to a lot...
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    First of all, I find your responses helpful....

    First of all, I find your responses helpful. Sorry if it sounded like I already made up my mind. I am willing to accept arguments.


    1. I understand, but you can have a slight form breakdown, a...
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    And again, my question was not only related to...

    And again, my question was not only related to the going to failure part, but also to:
    - "do 10-20 reps" - this is the most common, something that many here would consider poor programming?!?!
    -...
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    1, I could understand this for the big compounds,...

    1, I could understand this for the big compounds, when you go for 4-6 reps. But, from what I've seen, they mostly do machines/cables, with high reps, and, when they have a SLIGHT form breakdown,...
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    1. I didn't say he is an authority, I said he was...

    1. I didn't say he is an authority, I said he was right in that debate, imo.

    2. I don't like his youtube shtick at all, but:

    a) the guy had success as a powerlifter and a bodybuilder. Don't...
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    Renaissance Periodisation training

    I know Mike Israetel and Renaissance Periodisation are respected here, even though they are not naturals; but they give good advice, unlike most fitness channels. And their views seem to be similar...
  • Thread: Lu raises

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    Lu raises

    Popularized by Lu Xiaojun, olympic weightlifting champion. If I'm not wrong, he is regarded by some as the best.

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    Full range of motion for the shoulders, back muscles...
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    Poll: Those Ukrainian rolls look good. I'll go with...

    Those Ukrainian rolls look good.
    I'll go with them, they look fluffy.

    Is Velveeta tasty?

    I never had water chestnuts, only regular chestnuts.

    I don't dislike Xantham gum, it smells...
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    I go to a gym and it's usually commercial music....

    I go to a gym and it's usually commercial music. American rap where the words "money", "bitches" and the N one are used every 3 seconds. Sometimes, they put some house/techno with less words. Don't...
  • Thread: Pull Day

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    Speaking of Paul Carter and this BOR vs chest...

    Speaking of Paul Carter and this BOR vs chest supported, he just posted this:

    I don't understand why he does a BOR pulling to lower abs and not to the chest, since we are speaking about...
  • If light means warmup sets, no, you cannot. If...

    If light means warmup sets, no, you cannot.
    If light means 20 reps (just an example) to failure, yes, you can.
    But, like someone said, those (last) reps should be painful and exhausting.
    It should...
  • Who said something a mini ice bath between sets?...

    Who said something a mini ice bath between sets?
    I tried two ways:
    1. keep palms and face in cold water for 2 minutes
    2. frozen bottle, passing it aroung hands for 1-2 minutes - difficult because...
  • Yeah, I've seen it. Also, Mike Israetel disputed...

    Yeah, I've seen it.
    Also, Mike Israetel disputed this.

    From my experience: it can help with endurance, but the difference is very small and they exaggerated it a lot. And it isn't really news,...
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    OK, leaving aside the fact that I feel my lats...

    OK, leaving aside the fact that I feel my lats (no, I am not that skinny that it goes behind the midline), many advanced lifters use this handle. Should we assume that they do not feel their lats and...
  • Not critiquing your way, it definitely works, but...

    Not critiquing your way, it definitely works, but in my case going to failure (real failure) limits volume.

    Let's say I do dumbbell incline press
    set 1 - 12 reps - failure
    set 2 - I can get 9...
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