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This is my cousins husband.  We have always just called him "Big Jim".   Keep in mind he is 50yrs old.  He competes in world competitions for his age group and has won championships.  He was invited to a Redskins camp and was cut.

 

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Thanks man, i've been trying hard for the past month and a half to get after it. The consistency is great! And I feel twice as strong as I have in the past. I have been greasing the groove when it comes to proper form, But my upper-middle back strength seems to allude me as my form breaks when I hit the concentric portion of my back squat. So to remedy it, i've been killing the rows and the "good mornings" 

 

form is important, but when you're going heavy, sometimes form goes out the window.  i focus more on form during warmup sets and cooldown sets

 

you are probably way farther along than me, so take that advice for what its worth

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This is my cousins husband.  We have always just called him "Big Jim".   Keep in mind he is 50yrs old.  He competes in world competitions for his age group and has won championships.  He was invited to a Redskins camp and was cut.

 

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form is important, but when you're going heavy, sometimes form goes out the window.  i focus more on form during warmup sets and cooldown sets

 

you are probably way farther along than me, so take that advice for what its worth

Sage advice! Thats how it seems to go anyway haha. Thanks for the advice though, I take it where I can get it. For me, my form is what keeps my joints healthy, I used to sling the steel, but it took a toll out on my elbow and my right knee. So, I cleaned up my form, worked the assistance work hard, and supplemented my diet with Omegas and vitamins/ glucosamine & condroitin and, Viola, joint pain gone! I'm going to invest in some knee wraps very soon.  

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todays training: I hit a training PR in both back squat and Bench press!!!! 

 

1 day (Monday)

1. Squat 50% 5Х1,60% 4Х2,70% 3Х2,80% 2Х2, 90% 1Х3 (26)
2. Bench press 50% 5Х1,60% 4Х1,70% 3Х2,80% 2Х6 (27)
3. B-O rows 10X3/ Supine rows 8X3
4. Push ups on the floor with weight (hands wider then shoulders) 10Х5.
5. Squat 50% 5Х1,60% 4Х1,70% 3Х2,80% 2Х4 (23)
6. ”Good mornings” (standing) 5Х5.
Total: 76 lifts

 

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i've always been a fan of 2-4 lifting or 4-4 lifting whenever possible

I havent heard of those splits! Or maybe I have, but in a different name.

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I havent heard of those splits! Or maybe I have, but in a different name.

 

those are timed lifts.   2 count lift, 4 count lower, or 4 count lift, 4 count lower, or 4 count lift, 2 count lower.

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those are timed lifts.   2 count lift, 4 count lower, or 4 count lift, 4 count lower, or 4 count lift, 2 count lower.

Ahhh ok. I do something to that manner when I bench in competition. 2 down, 1-1000 hold, explode up. But ill have to try that when my program rolls over! Thanks!

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yeah its just another way to mix things up.  i've been doing the explode lift lately too

From what i've experienced, that explosion is hard to train. The elastic rebound that you have to teach the body just plain sucks. It just wrecks my triceps. 

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Thanks man, i've been trying hard for the past month and a half to get after it. The consistency is great! And I feel twice as strong as I have in the past. I have been greasing the groove when it comes to proper form, But my upper-middle back strength seems to allude me as my form breaks when I hit the concentric portion of my back squat. So to remedy it, i've been killing the rows and the "good mornings" 

 

I was using T-bar rows for my back. I bulked up there quick.

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I was using T-bar rows for my back. I bulked up there quick.

My gym stupidly got rid of its T-bar Machine. 

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