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« Reply #45: November 23, 2013, 06:46:00 AM »
I'm in on this. Recently incorporated strength workouts in my routine. I'm probably not as focused on it as you are though. Good luck on your goals man and keep up the solid workouts!

We've got pretty similar stats too but you're much stronger man. I'm 5' 10'' and 186 pounds.


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« Reply #46: November 23, 2013, 08:52:09 AM »
I'm in on this. Recently incorporated strength workouts in my routine. I'm probably not as focused on it as you are though. Good luck on your goals man and keep up the solid workouts!

We've got pretty similar stats too but you're much stronger man. I'm 5' 10'' and 186 pounds.
Welcome to my log brother. First id like to thank you for the kind words. It feels good to have people out there who take the time to read and actually at least pretend tp care about what Im doing in the gym. The advice and feedback I get from you guys is what has got me focused and I know I have the resources to reach my goals so all I have to do is use them.

As far as numbers go, foo that. If youre focusing on material fake stuff like numbers then your head is in the wrong spot. That ego is going to haul your progress right from the beginning. So, keep track of your progress with the log but don't use the log to just type down some numbers and call it a day

Real progress is made by associating yourself and surrounding yourself with people who know more than you. Ive obviously been able to do that. What Ive learned its setup: balance, tightness, position, tension, pressure, and breathing. Huge progress made in there areas because Ive realized that I was doing it all wrong and now I feel the right way and now I can't go back.

When you know what it feels like to truly have balanced pressure and tension throughout your body is when you really start to learn your weaknesses and be able to improve. Big thing I do now Is simply flex. Not just one or two groups. The entire body. I try to really focus on forcing  my body to work in conjunction with itself. This mental focusing ia what it helping me figure everything out. I know I ask a lot of questions and bug you guys but Im really trying to expand and think of any advantage.

Ill let it at that lol. Main thing is Im focused.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2013, 04:40:35 PM by brenth6112 »
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« Reply #47: November 23, 2013, 04:49:11 PM »
http://youtu.be/mcRkF3LkldI 405x1 Sumo
http://youtu.be/j_LnX2FmgrM 315x1 Sumo Raw

Some videos of my deadlift work. Not a lot of bad. I always forget to think about pulling the slack out of the bar. After I noticed it I repeatedly set up, pulled the slack out until I had to sit down. Ill learn. Improvements are head position, tightness, breathing mainly. Was able to get my air and efficiently squat down grip and rip pretty good. Way better than before. Fixed some dudes deadlift as per his request. Pretty cool. He gets it now.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2013, 07:20:10 PM by brenth6112 »
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« Reply #48: November 23, 2013, 06:14:20 PM »
He saw a boss at work and i made him want to be that boss. 20 year old young Marine who wanted to run poo in his unit. Im gonna take some pictures and a video of him and put it on here and critique it to make sure what Im saying is correct and advantageous and work in his favor. Lets fix this young power lifter!!!
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« Reply #49: November 24, 2013, 02:37:55 PM »
EXCELLENT!

Pull like that, and you'll have 500 in no time.
Most problems in lifting can be solved by either pulling harder, or pushing harder.


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« Reply #50: November 24, 2013, 03:15:37 PM »
Thanks Rich. I think Im liking the sumo better. I feel a lot better tension and pressure. Maybe I need to just work on my conventional more but I just feel better with the sumo.
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« Reply #51: November 24, 2013, 03:18:56 PM »
Thanks Rich. I think Im liking the sumo better. I feel a lot better tension and pressure. Maybe I need to just work on my conventional more but I just feel better with the sumo.

If you prefer sumo, that's fine.

Keep conventional as one of your top assistance exercises.

Many people believe that the best assistance exercise for any DL, is the opposite style.
Most problems in lifting can be solved by either pulling harder, or pushing harder.


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« Reply #52: November 24, 2013, 03:22:04 PM »
I can see how that could be true. I wanted to as you a few things as far as coaching. Like me becoming a coach. I mentioned in my log that I was really able to help this kid out and he wants me to coach him. And pay me. Thoughts?
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« Reply #53: November 24, 2013, 03:27:31 PM »
I can see how that could be true. I wanted to as you a few things as far as coaching. Like me becoming a coach. I mentioned in my log that I was really able to help this kid out and he wants me to coach him. And pay me. Thoughts?

Coaching is incredibly gratifying, helping someone to make every aspect of their life better, is what coaching lifting offers as a reward.

Are you making any college plans for your life after the USMC?

Even if you are staying in the Corps, there are home study options like ISSA.
« Last Edit: November 24, 2013, 03:36:48 PM by RichMyers »
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« Reply #54: November 24, 2013, 03:53:22 PM »
Im taking a fitness trainer course as I type this from ISSA. I basically have the resources to be able to help this kid and I know plenty enough to at least get him on the right track. I spent an hour simply teaching him the set up and it was very rewarding. The kid made huge improvements and is almost ready to complete a rep lol.

My love is powerlifting. By the time i get out of the USMC I will be a trainer, nutritionist, and sports therapist. That should give me a good foundation then I can focus on more specific areas. Like powerlifting.

Bottom line is the kid wants to pay me right now to get him stronger and I want to help him. Is it legal without a certification? Would I only need Insurance?
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Bench-325(gym) 302.5(meet)
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« Reply #55: November 25, 2013, 05:41:52 PM »
Nov.25 Chest

Is it bad that I would rather be deadlifting or squatting? Regardless, much work to be done here as bench is still a very important part of my total. And what I think is my weakest link. I have to remember to give this as much attention as the other 2 lifts. I think I made some good progress and I think I am starting to understand how to properly bench press. I was going to try a max today with my new and improved form but my spotter had to back out so I just stuck with the plan.

With every lifts I still focus on key points of bench form to protect my shoulders and to just get my body used to the positioning needed to be effective without wearing myself out or hurting too much. For the first couple times I was stressing form, my body was sore the next day. That has been getting better and I think my body is getting used to the proper tension and pressure and all that. It takes a while to get used to that change. Ok not much more to say on that, on to the workout.

Chest
Incline DB Flyes 4x12
40,45x12
50x10x2 Not concerned with not getting the reps. Strength is just as important if not more important for me.

DB Bench 3x12
70,80x12
90x8

Incline Bench 3x10-12
135x12
155x10
165x8

Cable Crossover 7x12-15 30 sec. rest
17.5 each arm x15x4
17.5x12x3

Done. Pretty simple layout which I like. Went hard and obviously focused on form. More specifically controlling the weight. Another big thing for me is to align my wrist and elbows. Huge downfall form me cause I have a tendency to bend my wrists back like a lot of people do. As soon as I straighten out my wrists, strength increases. Or at least I can handle more weight and really drive through my sticking point. Big improvement that allows me to properly transfer my leg drive to the bar with little wasted energy. Good stuff.
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« Reply #56: November 27, 2013, 10:07:33 AM »
Im taking a fitness trainer course as I type this from ISSA. I basically have the resources to be able to help this kid and I know plenty enough to at least get him on the right track. I spent an hour simply teaching him the set up and it was very rewarding. The kid made huge improvements and is almost ready to complete a rep lol.

My love is powerlifting. By the time i get out of the USMC I will be a trainer, nutritionist, and sports therapist. That should give me a good foundation then I can focus on more specific areas. Like powerlifting.

Bottom line is the kid wants to pay me right now to get him stronger and I want to help him. Is it legal without a certification? Would I only need Insurance?

Different states have different laws regarding personal training.

Talk to an insurance agent, (it's better if you know one).

With my insurance agent, I coached both of his sons in Powerlifting, so I am treated very well.
Most problems in lifting can be solved by either pulling harder, or pushing harder.


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« Reply #57: November 27, 2013, 10:38:42 AM »
Yeah Rich my sister's expertise is liability insurance. Im good to go. Just waiting on the quotes. I also still need to see since we are both military if it is necessarily. Thanks again!!
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Bench-325(gym) 302.5(meet)
Deadlift-525(gym) 500.5(meet)
Total-1325(gym) 1265(meet)


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« Reply #58: November 27, 2013, 10:41:12 AM »
Yeah Rich my sister's expertise is liability insurance. Im good to go. Just waiting on the quotes. I also still need to see since we are both military if it is necessarily. Thanks again!!

Someone who has goals in life, is someone that I believe is worth helping.
Most problems in lifting can be solved by either pulling harder, or pushing harder.


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« Reply #59: November 27, 2013, 10:45:10 AM »
This kid is all about it. He doesnt have a lot of money so i told him to see what he could fit in his budget then I will develop a plan based on that. He will at least get steered in the right direction. Great foundation of strength and starting power lifts only about a month ago so I caught him at a good time.
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USPA 181 Powerlifter
Squat-475(gym) 462(meet)
Bench-325(gym) 302.5(meet)
Deadlift-525(gym) 500.5(meet)
Total-1325(gym) 1265(meet)

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