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yeah but how much lower do you have to go to reach the ground with 25's or 35's?
Pretty sure you can manage 12 reps with 135 judging by your other numbers
If you have a rack at your disposal, set the crash bars at the lowest setting, thats about where it would be for 45'ers. Could also get 2 plates on each side and rest it on there.
Originally Posted by blkgsr
how long do you guys rest between sets, and then between excercises on 5x5?
As long as you need. Near the end of my SS I was taking ~2-3 min breaks on squats and deadlifts. Doing those heavy with short breaks will kill you. Of course when I started my breaks were around 30 secs - 1 min.
bodyweight bench is a solid accomplishment, what program did u do if u dont mind me asking Posted via RS Mobile
well i was superfat before, after i lost enough weight i wanted to do more of a strength program. I did 2 cycles of the 8week basic strength program. (search for it on tnation and it'll be one of the first programs if you put that in the search bar). Before i started i can barely lift 30's. Im pretty sure i could have hit more today if i was going for 1RM.
Current weight 165
Pusged out 175 for 3
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i was doing power cleans today and fucked up my elbow joint... never doing that shit again... i was in agonizing pain for like 20 minutes... everything was fine except for the initial jerk motion where you lay the bar on your collar/chest area...this just really comes to show how important proper form is
^^ Going deep but no offence, I thought you were gonna fail judging by the speed you went down at. Try to control your downward movement too.
Also try to do the squats but do not look at the mirror. Do them facing the opposite way. Pick something at eye level and just stare at it and nothing else. Keep focus on it throughout your squat, that will force you to keep your head up and chest out.
Of course keep your breathing right. Big breath at the top, hold it, start letting it out slowly as you start feeling yourself slowing down on the way back up
Also your back needs to be locked in place. This is helped by the abs as well, and why it's important to hold your breath. The back shouldn't be doing work, it only serves as a 'bridge' between the point where the bar is sitting, and your hips, were the work is actually being done.
I also find working on your front squat immensely helps with back squat form as it is even tougher than the high-bar to keep the lower back locked, and also any issues with your form will be more readily apparent (you'll feel it more when you start cheating)
Originally Posted by skyxx
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