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    (Original post by redbuthotter)
    Pretty ****** session today.... felt weak as hell (sleep/food problem/exam stress ¬¬) reflects in the numbers that went... or didn't go up.

    Squat:
    60kg x 5
    100kg x 5
    130kg x 3

    Next I decided to "test" the water with 150kg x 1... see how heavy it felt... if it was easy I'd do 170kg x 1

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0ycSfiUpns

    As you can see..... pretty hard so stuck to 150kg.

    150kg x 5 PB

    Bashed out 5 after this.... sounds like a joke,... but my cameraman wasn't concentrating and missed the first two reps... sounds like BS but you guys seen the vids before so yeah... was kinda my fault cos I take 2 or 3 mins to psyche up then I unrack it pretty fast so he missed it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2MohrK0wuo

    Bench:

    Worked up to
    80kg x 3
    90kg x 4 PB (almost missed the 4th... didn't even attempt 5th... BAD day ¬¬)

    P. Rows:

    These got better.. tried the new form and it felt good.. not sure I can feel the lat burn though:

    50kg x 5
    60kg x 5
    70kg x 5 PB

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDgRZLZvANk

    Then tried 80kg for 3 just for fun.... these suck

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSKgef_JSRY

    end.
    Mate please get your head up when you're rowing! Look at your back!
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    **** that Lonsdale crap. I mean a 10cm wide, 10mm thick powerlifting belt. I've got one, and you can use it. Pretty much all my friends just use my belt because they're too cheap to get their own.
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    k, was concentrating on the shoulder position today haha, tbh I doubt rows are going to be the one that ends my lower back :P

    DL on the other hand....

    Interestingly I still probs aren't rowing properly tbh..

    (Original post by Brotherhood)
    Mate please get your head up when you're rowing! Look at your back!
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    This. would be sick. How long/many sessions did it take for you to adapt?

    (Original post by SMed)
    **** that Lonsdale crap. I mean a 10cm wide, 10mm thick powerlifting belt. I've got one, and you can use it. Pretty much all my friends just use my belt because they're too cheap to get their own.
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    (Original post by redbuthotter)
    k, was concentrating on the shoulder position today haha, tbh I doubt rows are going to be the one that ends my lower back :P

    DL on the other hand....

    Interestingly I still probs aren't rowing properly tbh..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44LJqZX5aIY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIUg8nDVEFs

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYeCh2Anpw8

    Check these out.
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    (Original post by redbuthotter)
    This. would be sick. How long/many sessions did it take for you to adapt?
    I've been kinda using one since quite early on, so I couldn't tell you. But most people seem to get used to it in a couple of sessions. Some people (Dave) only uses one for 1RM squats and most heavy deadlift sessions.
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    thanks, but its funny cos I've seen all these videos a few times already... been on the strong lifts websites... I've done the reading... just need to practice I guess... I've only been rowing on a regular basis for a few months... hence the weakness

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    wow wtf.. why does my head move in rows.... gonna cue that next time so it don't happen
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    If you try 180 and don't quite make it, break down and borrow Dave's knee wraps.
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    lol u mean cry? Yeah I'm not attempting 180 for a few more weeks anyway..... think I might start practising with belt some point soon.... if your around... I intend to train on wed....

    Does it help more with DL or SQ? How much so does it help you? I'm guessing you havn't squatted unbelted for a while.... I think I'm gonna use it after I get 180 without it.... I'm fairly confident I'll get 180 without it... I mean today I was weak as hell and managed it... lets hope 150 x 5 isn't my limit .... wishing for 152.5 nx week, gonna be a good boy and rest and eat properly and not have some fun time in the morning b4 max effort lifts

    (Original post by SMed)
    If you try 180 and don't quite make it, break down and borrow Dave's knee wraps.
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    You get more out of a belt on squats than in deadlift. I think could probably 7.5-10kgs.

    I'll either go tomorrow, Wednesday or both.
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    How much is the belt and where did you get it from? Is there any belt literature that I could read... links ect... I know nothing about them.... I've heard many things though.... dunno what to believe. e.g. THey make it safer, but also they make it more dangerous is something ***** up. Also whats the deal with them holding back core development ect... lots of internet BS, dnno what to believe.

    ps come wednesday! We'll shout at each other whilst lifting. And I'll be wearing my sexy pants.
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    Read these:

    1st) http://70sbig.com/?p=884

    2nd) http://70sbig.com/?p=891

    "Whatever the situation, anybody who says the belt is a crutch and that it makes the abs Go To Sleep or relax or whatever they say a belt does that is bad is utterly full of **** and has never had a heavy weight on their back with a belt on.

    These people should shut the **** up."


    I, and most of the people on this board, have a Zulu Glove belt. By far the best value belt in the UK. It's a single prong suede belt, costs £45 delivered.

    http://www.zuluglove.com/powerliftin...-blue-12-p.asp
    They have a black one too, but it's sold out. Get it while you can.
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    thanks, i'll have a read later.... 45 quid seems a lil pricey for such a simple piece of kit!
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    (Original post by redbuthotter)
    thanks, i'll have a read later.... 45 quid seems a lil pricey for such a simple piece of kit!
    This one's pretty good too.

    http://www.pullum-sports.co.uk/acces...t/prod_23.html
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    lol no, just no... I'll see how it feels with your belt if thats cool, imma be there around 2 or 3ish I'd expect....

    I doubted the effectiveness of converses... and I was wrong... lets hope your right about the belt too.

    Btw do you MP with the belt? Does it help?

    (Original post by SMed)
    This one's pretty good too.

    http://www.pullum-sports.co.uk/acces...t/prod_23.html
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    I've tried it a few times, I think I need more practice. I find it to distracting and I end up not staying as tight, which defeats the purpose of using the belt.

    I'll be out of the gym by 1:30PM. Gotta be somewhere at 3:00.
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    Like SMed, I can't recommend the zuluglove belt enough. Money well spent.
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    fair doos i'll c how early I can manage to drag my ass out of bed, havn't woken up early regularly for years.... ~~
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    out of interest how is it so superior to the comercial ***** you see in sports direct? Like what makes the belt so good/unique, surely you just want something the right size that'll apply the right amount of pressure?

    (bear in mind your talking to a belt noob, I bought a lonsdale one but never ever wore it)

    (Original post by RawJoh1)
    Like SMed, I can't recommend the zuluglove belt enough. Money well spent.
 
 
 
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