(Original post by Monkey_Pete)
thanks for the help. question, what does "working off a box" mean? like doing deficit deadlifts?
good tip i learnt from matt, jump in the air high as you can....where-ever your feet land thats where your should set your stance. box=box deadlfits( opposite of a deficit dead), got some at gym but I've yet to use them...... i think you can also use a trap bar with high handles to get the hips in correct position.
(Original post by Gallium)
huh? deficit is when your standing on a platform and box is when the bars on a platform right?
The confusion probably comes from how you think of it - the operative 'off' (or 'on') in Herr's sentence implies the person would be upon the box, while working with a box would suggest either (most commonly deficit using the frequency of the terms on other forums).
This is quite esoteric reasoning - it would be simpler for everyone if the exercise would be explicitly mentioned.
Anyway heading to gym for some 5x5.
Last edited by Oh I Really Don't Care; 13-02-2012 at 13:28.
What kind of stuff do you guys do for recovery? For example, foam rolling, stretches... that kind of thing.
I think I need to up my recovery game. I foam roll but need to be more consistent with it. Don't really do any stretches. I know some who go to the gym and stretch for like 10 minutes before they squat for example. Monk, for example, I've seen a few times stretch quite a bit prior to weights. All I do is walk fast on the treadmill for like 4 minutes, do some bodyweight squats, do some leg swings and I start.
I've never stretched before lifting. Not something you're supposed to really being doing much of before resistance training, unless there's a very specific reason. I went through some elbow problems during squats a while back, and so I used to do some upper body stretches to loosen up my shoulders and elbows. It helped for that. But I'd never stretch out the muscles I'm about need to be very tense.
Only stretching I do before training is normally the bodyweight squat thing where you sit at the bottom and push your legs out (on dead and squat days). I've read that theres no point in stretching before a workout as not only does it take the tension away from your muscles but theres no evidence to suggest that it will prevent injury. Hence if I do stretch its generally after the workout.