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#35181 - friendofaf (2 hours ago) [-]
Does creatine need to dissolve fully? I keep getting chunks
User avatar #35183 to #35181 - meestaa ONLINE (1 hour ago) [-]
Creatine monohydrate does as far as i'm aware, something to do with simply passing straight through you as opposed to being absorbed
#35163 - meestaa ONLINE (12 hours ago) [-]
Also, obligatory picture of the pipes to fit in

I call this one " Osama Bin Liftin' "
User avatar #35162 - meestaa ONLINE (12 hours ago) [-]
Well, seeing as today is Tuesday i might as well post about the best thing about Tuesdays.. Back Day

I'm focusing on more accessory work at the minute so instead of basing my workout around DL's and adding a couple of accessory exercises i've been doing more of a bodybuilding style routine and it's worked pretty well so far (P.S. with back, i like to alternate between thickness and width exercises)

Ex 1 - Deadlifts (3 working sets + 1 warm up)
12, 8, 6, 3

Ex 2 - Bent over rows - 5 sets
12, 10, 8, 6, 6

Ex 3 - Lat pulldowns
12, 10, 8, 6, 6

Ex 4 - seated V-bar rows - 5 sets
12, 10, 8, 6, 6

Ex 5 - straight arm pulldowns - 3 sets
12, 10, 8

If i feel good on the day I'll add in some wide grip pull-ups for width (i don't do them every workout as my BF% is quite high at the moment (20% around there)
User avatar #35168 to #35162 - Blackrain (11 hours ago) [-]
Looks pretty solid.

What weight are you doing with Deadlifts and rows?
User avatar #35173 to #35168 - meestaa ONLINE (10 hours ago) [-]
At the moment for my deadlifts I'll warm up with 40 then do 70, 90, 120. I don't know what my 1RM is at the moment for them so i can't work out the proper %s so i just go by feek

With bent over rows i'll do (typically) 35, 40, 45, 50, 55

That's all KG by the way
User avatar #35180 to #35173 - Blackrain (2 hours ago) [-]
Pretty good progressing numbers, somewhat new to lifting I assume?
User avatar #35182 to #35180 - meestaa ONLINE (1 hour ago) [-]
Well at the minute I'm taking it easy after being out of training for a while so i'm waiting for my numbers to go up again - I've just finished a strength training phase too

My max lifts so far are 160 x3 on DL, 120 x3 back squat, and 105 x1 bench

But yeah i'm fairly new, only been training close to a year now
User avatar #35152 - meestaa ONLINE (13 hours ago) [-]
Hey guys, been using Funnyjunk for a good few years now but I've never really become involved in the whole "community" side of it and figured the image boards would be my best bet, so why not start with something i actually know a little about and hit up the fitness board?

How we all doing today/tonight? (it's 2:16 here in England)
User avatar #35158 to #35152 - marinepenguin (12 hours ago) [-]
This a good community, you should definitely stick around and contribute to the board!
User avatar #35161 to #35158 - meestaa ONLINE (12 hours ago) [-]
I thin i'll do just that

Going to be starting a new gym soon (I've been out of training for 2 months since my gym shut down and i have no mode of transport to the nearest gyms) so I might start listing my workouts maybe recording some videos for YT keep a track of progress y'know, maybe some guys will be interested in that
User avatar #35151 - marinepenguin (13 hours ago) [-]
Front Squat form check 195x6

Been doing front squats for 10-8-6
Today I did with 145 for 10, 175 for 8, and ended with 195 for 6 a PR for me, never done front squats very much

Ended my workout with a mock PT test. Doing 1 minute of pushups, 1 minute of sit ups, then a 1.5 mile run. Managed 65 pushups, 71 sit ups, and a 9:20 run. Was just shy of warhawk, which is the top category.

Since I only have two weeks until basic, and I have literally nothing to do but sleep, eat, and lift, I'm probably going to throw my schedule out the window and just workout every day in some way. Just gonna have fun with it.
User avatar #35185 to #35151 - studbeefpile (45 minutes ago) [-]
Squats looking good.
User avatar #35169 to #35151 - Blackrain (11 hours ago) [-]
Nice work man! That 6th was a little loose, but you got i!

Next front squat day, do a burnout set using 135 (maybe 155 if you're not too tired) and do 5 pause reps for 5 seconds.

When I trained for meets, I implemented them into may training, did 3 set for 315 for 5 of 5 second pauses. It'll tighten your core so much and you'll break out regular squats like never before.
User avatar #35170 to #35169 - marinepenguin (11 hours ago) [-]
Thanks! I'll for sure try that next time. And I've never even attempted 195 for a single before on front squats, that's how little experience I have with them, so I'm trying to make them a big priority and getting good at them.
User avatar #35171 to #35170 - Blackrain (11 hours ago) [-]
Awesome! Have you tried holding the bar criss cross instead?
User avatar #35172 to #35171 - marinepenguin (11 hours ago) [-]
I have, and it doesn't feel as comfortable or stable for me. I have really long forearms and hands, so holding the bar with 3 fingers feels super stable and comfortable for me. Actually one big turnoff for me on front squats was that I couldn't figure out a good, stable grip, but now that I'm used to this way it feels awesome.
User avatar #35153 to #35151 - meestaa ONLINE (13 hours ago) [-]
Damn bro, so deep you're squatting with Davy Jones.

Some good clean ass form there and a good weight too! Personally i don't do front squats anymore (no reason why, just love my back squats)

I will say one thing though, that's a MAJOR sticking point you've got there halfway up, maybe try do more work on your glutes see if you can't improve that a little bit?

great job, subscribed
User avatar #35157 to #35153 - marinepenguin (12 hours ago) [-]
Thanks man, I appreciate it!

And I've honestly never done any direct glute work because I'm terms of size my ass is already maybe the largest part of my body. I might try some stuff out with it as I get back from basic though.
#35184 to #35157 - studbeefpile (46 minutes ago) [-]
lol, tell me about it.
User avatar #35159 to #35157 - meestaa ONLINE (12 hours ago) [-]
don't be scared to work on that peach my friend! Unless you're on steroids you're ass is only going to get toned up like a motherfucker, plus you're gonna notice how much your DLs and squats go up! Trust me on that one

Nice peachy booty = win win
Bigger deadlifts = bigger win

Enjoy basic too by the way, good luck
User avatar #35149 - dudewtflolpoo (13 hours ago) [-]
Well I'm moving from Florida to Arizona, Goodyear/phoenix area. Any lifting bros there? don't need to be advanced, you can literally have 0 gym experience. Just looking for friends, and i will guide the way if you need a brofessor.

Moving in around 2 months, switching to Anytime fitness, looks godlike.
User avatar #35142 - marinepenguin (16 hours ago) [-]
Since I've gotten on the topic of cross fit getting too much hate, here's a pretty neat article.

www.t-nation.com/training/kelly-starrett-mobility-and-crossfit

"Dr. Rusin: Freak injuries happening in sports is nothing new. Freak things that happen on the main stage like the Julie Foucher injury causes people to point fingers.

Julie Foucher
Kelly Starrett: That's just like Kobe Bryant tearing his achilles!

Dr. Rusin: Exactly. And instead of blaming the NBA for setting up Kobe for injury, fans accepted this as part of the game. But as soon as the same injury happens in CrossFit, people want to point fingers at the system."
User avatar #35144 to #35142 - studbeefpile (15 hours ago) [-]
Uhh, no. Crossfit is plain and simply a bad idea. These injuries aren't 'freak accidents', they're a commonality among the sport. They're the rule, not the exception.

Performing high risk movements that require a huge focus on technique and proficiency, with the goal being to perform as many as possible in the shortest amount of time, is literally a recipe for disaster.

(btw, I didn't read the article, I just read what you posted)
User avatar #35147 to #35144 - marinepenguin (14 hours ago) [-]
Then maybe you should read the article.
User avatar #35164 to #35160 - marinepenguin (12 hours ago) [-]
Well I disagree. And there are many reputable individuals who do as well.

As things stand right now in my opinion, the cross fit competitions are a great event just like the tough mudder runs, strongman competitions, and all other popular fitness comps. Plus cross fit as put more bars in more peoples hands than bodybuilding and powerlifting ever has, and if anything puts people towards lifting weights and being healthy I can't hate it. It's a very new activity, and so the training is only just now starting to catch up with the sport, and as time goes in it'll only become more refined. Personally I'd try it as a test of my own personal fitness.
User avatar #35165 to #35164 - studbeefpile (12 hours ago) [-]
It's not that I just disagree with you, it's that I completely, wholeheartedly, believe that you are completely and utterly wrong. Puts more bars in peoples hands? Who gives a fuck if they're permanently injuring themselves within the first year. There aren't nearly enough good coaches to keep up with that type of growth, so that's fucked, AAAANNND the very nature of the sport demands terrible form in order to compete with everyone else who's cheating reps. There isn't enough consistency to create proficiency with ANY of the movements (except maybe kipping pull-ups, which do NOTHING except damage your shoulders). The amount of volume can only serve to drive your body and nervous system into the ground. At the end of the day, there are TONS of faaaaar better ways to get strong, agile, and cardiovascularly fortified.
User avatar #35166 to #35165 - marinepenguin (11 hours ago) [-]
We're just going to have to agree to disagree.

It seems that we just disagree about the very basic concepts of the activity, and so coming to any kind of agreement won't be possible.
User avatar #35167 to #35166 - studbeefpile (11 hours ago) [-]
You're wrong.

I'm speaking so authoritatively about this, because encouraging crossfit in any capacity is the same as encouraging people to hurt themselves, and it also gives lifting a bad name.
#35145 to #35144 - KungFuZerO (14 hours ago) [-]
Agreed, its nowhere close to the NBA. Crossfit has more injuries than any other "sport." I have some physical therapy buddies who say they have seen a huge influx of patients that come directly from crossfit. Power movements for time is a death sentence.
User avatar #35150 to #35145 - marinepenguin (13 hours ago) [-]
Youre thinking of the early crossfit wods where they'd prioritize time over technique, which resulted in a ton of spinal injuries. Crossfit the past few years has had time to evolve to the point where most boxes prioritize form and technique and then work to condition themselves to maintain that technique over long workloads. Early crossfit was indeed a joke, but these days "training crossfit" is more like training specific components of the WODs in preparation for the Crossfit games and their smaller associations, it's treated more like a sport in overall fitness than a way of training all on its own.
#35175 to #35150 - KungFuZerO (9 hours ago) [-]
Theres no point in arguing this is Studbeef or me. As soon as you can post studies and articles and any other form of evidence in a greater volume and authority than we can in opposition of crossfit, then ill believe you.
User avatar #35176 to #35175 - marinepenguin (8 hours ago) [-]
m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4420922

breakingmuscle.com/functional-fitness/my-crossfit-cherry-busted-the-good-bad-and-ugly-of-crossfit-competition

www.vpxsports.com/article-detail/industry-news/crossfit-the-good-versus-the-bad

www.t-nation.com/training/crossfit-the-good-bad-and-the-ugly

I can go all day posting sources that say "crossfit is amazing" and you can post sources all day saying "crossfit is awful". We could go around and around with this completely contradicting each other. You'll say that they place time over technique in terms of priority, and ill claim that they place technique above everything before moving towards higher volume.

I was completely aboard the cross fit hate train until I started reading articles that tried to remain neutral and look at the sport objectively, there are obviously good and bad traits about it unless you are studbeefpile, who'll tell you all day that cross fit is a disgrace to barbell training , and whether or not you find it worth a shot or not is up to you. For me, it's another way to challenge myself, and it's a new experience in the weight room, ultimately I can't throw my definitive two cents in without trying it for a period of time myself. But if guys like Rippetoe and Thibs can find many good points with it, than it can't be objectively 100% awful.
User avatar #35177 to #35176 - marinepenguin (8 hours ago) [-]
www.t-nation.com/training/in-defense-of-crossfit

Also here's a decent article showing cross fit in a fairly positive light by Chris Shugart.
#35174 to #35150 - KungFuZerO (9 hours ago) [-]
I'd like to believe that, I really would, because its so hugely popular. But the most recent WODs ive seen have been abysmally constructed and last ive heard the certification is still 2 days long. Until those change, Im pretty set on my position.
User avatar #35178 to #35174 - marinepenguin (8 hours ago) [-]
And I totally agree about WODs and the bull certification.
#35115 - asotil (20 hours ago) [-]
>Crossfit games on Snapchat
>Team Tire Flips
>People struggling to flip the tire despite 2 people lifting at once
>Tire Weight: 415lbs done by teams of 2
>Tire Weight at my gym: 590lbs
User avatar #35130 to #35115 - marinepenguin (18 hours ago) [-]
There are some huge men and women participating in those games though.

Crissfit makes some pretty big and strong individuals a lot of times.
User avatar #35146 to #35130 - studbeefpile (14 hours ago) [-]
No it doesn't. The big guys you see competing in crossfit, don't train crossfit. They work the powerlifts, oly lifts, and a lot of conditioning, then put it together for the games.

Training crossfit is absolutely useless, as well as pointlessly dangerous.
User avatar #35148 to #35146 - marinepenguin (14 hours ago) [-]
That's literally what "training cross fit" is. They do all that with an emphasis on conditioning and GPP.
User avatar #35155 to #35148 - studbeefpile (13 hours ago) [-]
Cross Training, maybe. But the 'sport' of CrossFit, no.
User avatar #35131 to #35130 - marinepenguin (18 hours ago) [-]
Also I watched the whole snapchat video and there werent any team tire flips.
User avatar #35133 to #35131 - Draigor (18 hours ago) [-]
I can confirm that there were tire flips. Maybe it was cycled out of the snap story after a 24hr period
User avatar #35134 to #35133 - marinepenguin (18 hours ago) [-]
Weird, I watched it this morning. I looked it up though and there are indeed relay tire flips.

But I don't think cross fit deserves the hate
User avatar #35139 to #35134 - asotil (17 hours ago) [-]
Tire flips is one thing, but Team tire flips is another when the tire weighs less than what the standard Highschool Junior could flip
User avatar #35140 to #35139 - marinepenguin (17 hours ago) [-]
Maybe if it was a lone event on its own. It was a part of an entire "workout" that had several other team related events. Plus they're flipping it as many times as possible within a short time period, not trying to move as much weight as possible.
User avatar #35116 to #35115 - Blackrain (20 hours ago) [-]
That's why serious lifters usually do not follow Crossfit.
User avatar #35113 - cptmongtard (21 hours ago) [-]
gymflow100.com/bodybuilder-matt-kroc-comes-out-as-transgender/

Well shit.
Also GODDAMN MATT KROC IS JACKED
User avatar #35117 to #35113 - Draigor (20 hours ago) [-]
thats fucked
User avatar #35103 - marinepenguin (07/27/2015) [-]
Was in Wyoming all week for a funeral, was basically a family reunion for my dad's side of the family. I never realised how many tough-as-nails cowboys and ranchers were in my family. I mean, these are some tough SOBs who rodeo and buck horses for a living. I found out that I'm the largest guy in my family in terms of height and build, but next to all these guys I felt tiny.
User avatar #35106 to #35103 - marinepenguin (07/27/2015) [-]
Here's a couple examples,

Great grandfather runs away from home at 13, manages to make a living with an 8th grade education taming wild horses. Hes broken nearly every bone in his body and is missing an ear because a horse bit it off. Marries a Cherokee girl has 5 kids, then his wife dies and he raises all 5 kids essentially on his own. He just turned 85 and he still ranches farms and lives on his own.

My grandfather is nearly blind, yet can still hit a prairie dog over a hundred yards away with just iron sights. Has broken nearly every rib from being kicked by horses,was once dragged 3 miles through catctus and shit by a spooked horse.

My cousin just recently had a stroke after being kicked in the head by a horse, fractured his shoulder and hip from the same accident. Doctors told him he'd never ride again and that he'd be prone to seizures and be nearly bed ridden for at least ten years. Only two years later he's back to rodeoing and you'd never know he had a stroke.

These people make me feel like a bitch.
User avatar #35114 to #35106 - asotil (20 hours ago) [-]
It sounds like you should stay away from Horses
User avatar #35100 - beyondthebatman (07/26/2015) [-]
Can someone give me a really intense routine to workout? Usually I don't make my own I look up random ones on the internet(it helps me stay with it for some reason) but lately I can't find any that really leave me tired afterwards.
User avatar #35154 to #35100 - meestaa ONLINE (13 hours ago) [-]
If it's hypertrophy you're looking for I can c&p my current routine if you want? I've just gotten out of a strength training phase so i'm currently on 10-12 rep range workouts
User avatar #35118 to #35100 - Blackrain (20 hours ago) [-]
What style of routine do you want? What are your goals?

What are you currently doing in the gym?
User avatar #35143 to #35118 - beyondthebatman (16 hours ago) [-]
Getting shredded, like bulking up plus strength training I guess to describe it? Not like strongmen style I honestly only care about looking good.

5x5 for core lifts, 3x10 for accessory lifts, about 5 excersizes per muscle, my splits are Chest/Tris, Back/Bi's, Legs, Shoulders, Tris and Bi's again(my arms are kinda tiny compared to the rest of me)
User avatar #35156 to #35143 - Blackrain (12 hours ago) [-]
Try pushing for 4x12-15 instead of 3x10. Go for cardio about 3-5 times a week for 30min+. Low fat, low carb and 1.5g of protein per body weight.
User avatar #35095 - donnybergerstory (07/26/2015) [-]
Hey guys. Just CRUSHED my goal of 195 (I am now 193.) anyways, I usually drink Amino energy by ON as a morning wake up and "pwo". It makes me shit from the caffiene, which isn't a problem. Anyways, when I drink for a long time like 4+weeks i can't poop unless I drink it. Basically I am going to take a 2-3 week break from supps with caffeine. Will cleansing tea help? I've been drinking it the past 2 days. It's been helping with my constipation and I am leaning out (obvi- i am just shitting constantly) but still, will this help me with cleansing my body of caffeine?
User avatar #35120 to #35095 - Blackrain (20 hours ago) [-]
What tea are you currently drinking?
User avatar #35112 to #35095 - cptmongtard (23 hours ago) [-]
Tea has caffein
User avatar #35119 to #35112 - Blackrain (20 hours ago) [-]
Not all tea has caffeine.
User avatar #35125 to #35119 - cptmongtard (19 hours ago) [-]
Really?
User avatar #35126 to #35125 - Blackrain (18 hours ago) [-]
Oh sure, just read the labels for them. Usually they are either green or black teas.
User avatar #35128 to #35126 - cptmongtard (18 hours ago) [-]
I see. Thanks for the information!
User avatar #35129 to #35128 - Blackrain (18 hours ago) [-]
Very welcome!
User avatar #35096 to #35095 - Draigor (07/26/2015) [-]
Tea is hella nice for yoir stomach, I drink it in the winter. I think as long you dont have any caffeine intake for a while you'll be fine. Most of this extra cleansing stuff is just bs anyway. Perhaps you can increase your fiber to shit easier
#35092 - poundzero (07/26/2015) [-]
Just reached my goal of 199.0 from 217.5 after two months. I am so stoked, and I had to tell someone.
User avatar #35121 to #35092 - Blackrain (20 hours ago) [-]
Nice work!
User avatar #35094 to #35092 - studbeefpile (07/26/2015) [-]
das it mayne
User avatar #35087 - hirollin (07/26/2015) [-]
Anyone know of any cheap or affordable boxing bags that don't require a connecting to the ceiling of some sort? Something that could be put in a closet or something when done?
#35082 - beyondthebatman (07/26/2015) [-]
Mrw the new protein supp I got tastes like shit.
User avatar #35122 to #35082 - Blackrain (20 hours ago) [-]
We're not in this sport for food/supps that taste good.
User avatar #35107 to #35082 - ilikethisusername (07/27/2015) [-]
now you gotta finish that. you're fucked.
User avatar #35072 - Draigor (07/25/2015) [-]
425x1 Squat PR

Last squatting session before I take a whole week off for the meet. Got 425 for a single. After this I got 265x1 paused bench but failed at 275 after.
User avatar #35123 to #35072 - Blackrain (20 hours ago) [-]
It's difficult to tell because of your buddies awesome calf shot, lol, how did your lower back feel after that lift?
User avatar #35124 to #35123 - Draigor (19 hours ago) [-]
I wanted to fucking kill him blocking it haha. My lower back It felt normal. I really felt my glutes working though.
User avatar #35127 to #35124 - Blackrain (18 hours ago) [-]
I bet you did! From what I could glimpse, it looked like your chest dropped down on your way up and your back compensated.
User avatar #35132 to #35127 - Draigor (18 hours ago) [-]
Yea I think I got too much forward lean from excessive knee flexion, although I felt pretty upright the whole time
User avatar #35135 to #35132 - Blackrain (18 hours ago) [-]
You'll have to do it again, and tell your bud to stand in the corner lol
User avatar #35136 to #35135 - Draigor (18 hours ago) [-]
Yup, well next video Ill be posting is my meet, so hopefully nobody walk in front of the camera then haha
User avatar #35137 to #35136 - Blackrain (18 hours ago) [-]
When is your meet?
User avatar #35138 to #35137 - Draigor (17 hours ago) [-]
This Sunday morning
User avatar #35141 to #35138 - Blackrain (17 hours ago) [-]
Cool man! Good luck and post your results/videos!
#35085 to #35072 - mataleao (07/26/2015) [-]
what a monster. What do you weigh?
User avatar #35090 to #35085 - Draigor (07/26/2015) [-]
Thank you sir : ) Im 201lbs when I wake up and about 206 by the time I head to bed.
#35108 to #35090 - mataleao (07/27/2015) [-]
That's good shit man. I'm trying to break 315 right now on squat
User avatar #35109 to #35108 - Draigor (07/27/2015) [-]
You got it brehhh
User avatar #35099 to #35090 - studbeefpile (07/26/2015) [-]
I assume you're competing in the same weight class as I am (198)? How old are you m8?
User avatar #35101 to #35099 - Draigor (07/26/2015) [-]
usapl changed the weight classes, so ill be competing in the 93kg. and im 21 years old
User avatar #35102 to #35101 - studbeefpile (07/27/2015) [-]
Ah, I see. What kind of total are you looking to get?
User avatar #35104 to #35102 - Draigor (07/27/2015) [-]
Now the goal is 435 squat, 275 bench, 450 pull, so like 1160. What about you stud?
User avatar #35105 to #35104 - studbeefpile (07/27/2015) [-]
Ideally I'll hit a 400 squat, 285 bench, and a 485 deadlift. Gonna try to total 1100 with my seconds, then leave my thirds for going all out.
User avatar #35110 to #35105 - Draigor (07/27/2015) [-]
doooo iiiitttt
User avatar #35111 to #35110 - studbeefpile (07/27/2015) [-]
I'll definitely be doing my best! It would've been nice to total 1200 at 18y/o, but I'm pretty sure that ship has sailed....I'll still be happy with mid 1100s.
User avatar #35071 - europe (07/25/2015) [-]
How many grams of carbs should you eat to refill your glycogen reserves on a daily basis?
User avatar #35077 to #35071 - marinepenguin (07/25/2015) [-]
4 or 5.
User avatar #35088 to #35077 - europe (07/26/2015) [-]
k thx
#35064 - studbeefpile (07/25/2015) [-]
Depth/Booty Cam.

This was the 3rd set of 315x4 after a couple heavier singles. The first 3 reps were iffy, but I'm really happy with the fourth. Hoping to hit at least around 385 at the meet....we'll see.
User avatar #35069 to #35064 - Draigor (07/25/2015) [-]
Nice man, have you always done high bar?
User avatar #35073 to #35069 - studbeefpile (07/25/2015) [-]
High bar is the only way to go. Hip bend good mornings are heresy.

while I partially believe that, high bar is just waaay more comfortable for me, and I need all the depth I can get.
User avatar #35054 - studbeefpile (07/25/2015) [-]
Powerlifting: The Mentality

How bad do you want it?
User avatar #35068 to #35054 - Draigor (07/25/2015) [-]
fuck yea
User avatar #35059 to #35054 - europe (07/25/2015) [-]
I just wanna lift
I don't get the whole mentality thing
User avatar #35062 to #35059 - marinepenguin (07/25/2015) [-]
Everyone lifts for different reasons. Personally I enjoy these kinds if mentality. I consider lifting weights a form of mental exercise as well, a test if my willpower and how far I'm willing to go to reach my goals.
User avatar #35060 to #35059 - studbeefpile (07/25/2015) [-]
Lifting is different for different people.

For me, I had a ton of mental issues. I had a pretty messed up childhood, and I used to be ridiculously depressed all the time and even cut myself for a while. Lifting was an outlet for all the anger and sadness I've dealt with throughout my life, so it means a lot to me. It's one of very few things I'm good at.
User avatar #35050 - marinepenguin (07/25/2015) [-]
Got to do legs yesterday after being stuck in a car for several days.

Just trying to squat 255 was a pain in the ass, although I haven't back squatted in about 3 weeks. But I ended up finishing with 10-8-6 on front squats and did 185 for 6, a PR for me. I've always hated front squats, but I've been forcing myself to do then recently.
User avatar #35055 to #35050 - studbeefpile (07/25/2015) [-]
Me too, honestly. I fucking hate doing front squats, but I can't deny that they're a freaking fantastic movement.
User avatar #35061 to #35055 - marinepenguin (07/25/2015) [-]
Yeah I think one reason my squat numbers aren't as good as they should be is because I'm neglected to do front squats.
User avatar #35063 to #35061 - studbeefpile (07/25/2015) [-]
I haven't done front squats in a while.....and today I hit 315 for 3x4. They're not totally necessary, but they are good.
User avatar #35070 to #35063 - marinepenguin (07/25/2015) [-]
Yeah, and I've squatted 315 for 3 by 5. But doing front squats and getting good at them sure won't hurt your numbers on back squats.
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