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jjackkrash
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Matty, what fed are you lifting in?

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MattyXL
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jjackkrash wrote:
Matty, what fed are you lifting in?



Hey Jack...Im lifting in the WNPF June 3.....Im pretty excited about it.

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MattyXL
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cholulalula wrote:
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Lula - First of all, HELLO! you really have been MIA lately...yeah homie just over a month and now is crunch time so its going to be the main lifts and very little accessory work which beats me up more than the main lifts...my vids are on strike until I get me some Lula vids....IM DRAWING THE LINE!


HELLO!

Finishing up coursework this semester has gotten the best of me and I figured it best to hunker down to the books for a bit. I'm starting to just barely see the light though..

damn, matty's drawing the line? shit got serious while i was gone. I'll see what I can do about some videos for you :)



Ill always wait for you....:)

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MattyXL
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Paul Carters Strong 15 Week 2

Squats - 205/5 235/4 275/3 300/2 320/2 345/1 365/1
Pause Squats - 315/3 285/3
HLR - 4x8-10
DL - 315/5 365/3 405/3 455/1 460/1 405/3
Chins - 10,8,5,5 (28)
Tri Ladder - 6x10
T Bar - 2plts/20 3plts/15 4plts/7,5
Weighted Pushups - 0/20 45/10 90/10

Stretched like I was made of rubber today and it helped...20 minutes of static and active stuff, hydrants, hip flexor stuff. They had some new foam rollers at my gym so I was an exhibitionist and made sweet love to it.....

I still have an issue with the GMing my squats, once I get it figured out I think my squat numbers should increase....well at least I hope as im tired of languishing in the 300s.....

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jjackkrash
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MattyXL wrote:
jjackkrash wrote:
Matty, what fed are you lifting in?



Hey Jack...Im lifting in the WNPF June 3.....Im pretty excited about it.


Awesome, go kick some ass!

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MattyXL
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Benchin....

135/5 185/5 205/4 235/3 280/2 315/2 320/1 265/7

DB Row - 80/15,15 100/10

WG Pullups - 3x5 (15)

DB Incline 100/15
DB Decline 100/12
DB Flat 100/12

Decline Skull Crushers 60/20 100/10,10

BO DB Fly - 30/12,12

Row Machine 250 meters x 3 rounds

meh

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LittleStrick
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In case you don't see it in my log...

Congrats on the bodyweight OH Press! That is big...and a huge milestone!

Can't wait for your meet. You're gonna tear it up.

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hel320
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Very strong.
Kick ass on Jun 3rd.

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Matty great work-love the vid's get ur mind right for your meet-good luck

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Looking forward to seeing you kick butt June 3rd. I know its a little late but you pulled 485 like nothing.

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MattyXL
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Thanks for the well wishes everyone! I wont let y'all down!!!!

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whats up broham?

Another PL Meet? Have you caught the bug? hahaha. Lookin strong as always

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gregron wrote:
whats up broham?

Another PL Meet? Have you caught the bug? hahaha. Lookin strong as always


Gregon, Matty had to be dragged kicking and screaming to his first meet. Now he can't get enough of them. Kick butt, Matty!

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cavalier wrote:
gregron wrote:
whats up broham?

Another PL Meet? Have you caught the bug? hahaha. Lookin strong as always


Gregon, Matty had to be dragged kicking and screaming to his first meet. Now he can't get enough of them. Kick butt, Matty!


Thanks Gregger and Cav!

Yeah guys

June 3, Im just looking to blast away my baseline meet!

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Yesterday light pressing and some squats....with a month before the meet I will be dropping the squats 2 times a week...also to rest my creaky shoulder Ill probably only do light OH pressing...

Yesterday...

Squats - 135/5 225/5 275/3 315/3 350/1 (Opener) Felt easy, only issue is the bad habit of GMing the lift because the bar actually rolls up my back because of my leaning over in the hole, I have to remember to drive the elbows under the bar....

CGBP - 135/20 185/15 225/10,10,10 added monster minis 185/10 135/10

Spoon Press - 75x2x15

A1) CS DB ROW - 75x3x15
A2) DB Rev Fly - 30/15 40/15,12

Curlz....

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MattyXL wrote:


Squats - 135/5 225/5 275/3 315/3 350/1 (Opener) Felt easy, only issue is the bad habit of GMing the lift because the bar actually rolls up my back because of my leaning over in the hole, I have to remember to drive the elbows under the bar....




Ok, I've been racking my brain about this good morning issue on the squats. I wish NYC weren't so far away so I could get my hands on you to see what your mobility is like (and then go out for some jamo, or vice versa heyooo!). My hypothesis is either your thoracic spine is lacking mobility which will throw you forward in the hole, or you've got hamstring length issues which explains why you keep tweaking it. Regardless, I found a good article that talks about it and how to fix it, if you're interested (and if the TN governing bodies allow it. If not I'll get it to you).

http://elite-kinetics.com/...-for-squatting/



..nice curlz brah.

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Matty shes right ^^^^^^ but that fix is a couple of months of steady work--do it but do this to keep from kissing your knees.

1. Squeeze the bar and and FUCKING FLEX your abs while throwing your neck into the bar on the ascent.

Most lifters fall forward for a couple of reasons, not tight enough, elbows pointing back, and tight hamstrings/very tight priformis.


Dude you should be good mornings like they are going out of style.

Lastly your raw correct, if so how wide is your stance? Raw lifters usually do better with their feet in closer and squating more like a Olympic lifter than a Geared powerlifter.

Hope this helps,

Lift Strong
Rick

PS:The guy who wrote your template says the same things about squating wide as well.

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jjackkrash
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Rick's tips helped me before when I was GMing the weight, but I gotta say keeping my elbows forward made them hurt like a mother, so I had to find a happy medium. The other thing that really helped me with not GMing the weight on a near max squat was Smolov. Smolov's a bitch but she'll cure what ails ya. Maybe something to think about after your meet.

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cholulalula wrote:
MattyXL wrote:


Squats - 135/5 225/5 275/3 315/3 350/1 (Opener) Felt easy, only issue is the bad habit of GMing the lift because the bar actually rolls up my back because of my leaning over in the hole, I have to remember to drive the elbows under the bar....




Ok, I've been racking my brain about this good morning issue on the squats. I wish NYC weren't so far away so I could get my hands on you to see what your mobility is like (and then go out for some jamo, or vice versa heyooo!). My hypothesis is either your thoracic spine is lacking mobility which will throw you forward in the hole, or you've got hamstring length issues which explains why you keep tweaking it. Regardless, I found a good article that talks about it and how to fix it, if you're interested (and if the TN governing bodies allow it. If not I'll get it to you).

http://elite-kinetics.com/...-for-squatting/



..nice curlz brah.


Thanks so much for helping me with this...Im trying to figure out how you can get your hands on me too! Fuck you distance! Fuck you straight to hell!

Thoracic Mobility - YEP! Gotta say this is exactly what I do which would explain how the bar rides up my back, so this is a distinct possibility that this may be part of my problem. When looking at the cressey vid, I foam roll the area but not like he does, where its almost a glute bridge as he rolls each section...very informative.

Looking at the diagram of the hip flexors and the muscles attached It seems that what causes me the most pain, and what I had to warm up the most is the "Tensor Fascia Latae" (is that a drink at starbucks?) but seriously maybe the tightness in the area causes an anterior pelivc tilt?

Great information and Im going to put it to use ASAP...I really appreciate this!




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MattyXL
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FISCHER613 wrote:
Matty shes right ^^^^^^ but that fix is a couple of months of steady work--do it but do this to keep from kissing your knees.

1. Squeeze the bar and and FUCKING FLEX your abs while throwing your neck into the bar on the ascent.

Most lifters fall forward for a couple of reasons, not tight enough, elbows pointing back, and tight hamstrings/very tight priformis.


Dude you should be good mornings like they are going out of style.


Lastly your raw correct, if so how wide is your stance? Raw lifters usually do better with their feet in closer and squating more like a Olympic lifter than a Geared powerlifter.

Hope this helps,

Lift Strong
Rick

PS:The guy who wrote your template says the same things about squating wide as well.


Once again this is great, thanks Fisch, Once again the Priformis area seems to give me the most issues and is always tight, when I warm up the area correctly I squat better have less discomfort and much better flexibility...

I will follow those cues ASAP, as I really dont think its a matter of strength, well maybe in a a way it is, but basically when I go for the 405, I get half way up and then the bar rolls foward and I cannot GM 405 lbs...while I imagine I could eventually squat the 405 this way its an injury just waiting to happen.

Thanks again brother...help like this is golden

I actually just listened to Carter's latest Podcast, and he stated that most squatting issues such as mine is not a hamstring issue but more as you brought up a Priformis issue....

My squat stance is just outside the shoulders, its a pretty comfortable position for me and for me takes the pressure of the priformis area...

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MattyXL
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jjackkrash wrote:
Rick's tips helped me before when I was GMing the weight, but I gotta say keeping my elbows forward made them hurt like a mother, so I had to find a happy medium. The other thing that really helped me with not GMing the weight on a near max squat was Smolov. Smolov's a bitch but she'll cure what ails ya. Maybe something to think about after your meet.


Ha ha, yeah after reading your post I checked out the program...Fack thats a lot of squatting, but I am a firm believer in constant squatting multiple times a week will make you a better squatter, I think I may give it a go and more than the other lifts give special attention to something that gives me the most issues.

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Last heavy OH pressing day until after the meet...

Standing OH Press - 90/10 135/10 185/5 205/3 225/2 230/2 235/1 225/2 135/15

A1) BB Shrug - 135/20 315/20 405/15 455/10
A2) Face Pull - Stack x3 x15 +25x15

B1) Kayak Row - 57x3x6
B2) DB laterals - 40x3x10

Weighted Chins - 0/10 45x3x5 0/8 (33)

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Matty! I finally got 105 military press this morning! Even though you already won the quest of a BW press, I'm still coming after you....Even if I'm taking half-baby steps to get there.

nice work up there!

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jjackkrash
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Matty, I saw your question in my log, I need to go back and check a few things out in my old log when I get a minute, but I'm crushed with work right now. I'll get back with you when I get a break.

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cholulalula wrote:
Matty! I finally got 105 military press this morning! Even though you already won the quest of a BW press, I'm still coming after you....Even if I'm taking half-baby steps to get there.

nice work up there!




MY GIRL!!!

Way to go Lula...I see a big 135 in the near future! Was it a grinder, tell me more!

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