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  1. Thread: Bench Hops

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    Primal, I'd think you would be better off...

    Primal,

    I'd think you would be better off treating this as an endurance exercise rather then a strength building one. As someone who has also had knee surgery (sand volleyball injury) the squat is...
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    Sorry, I read you first post and didn't see...

    Sorry, I read you first post and didn't see anything about squatting volume. Are you on a program? Have you been following it as written for some time? Are you doing activities that have been...
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    Squat more. 2-3x per week minimum until you crack...

    Squat more. 2-3x per week minimum until you crack the 200 mark. There are 6,000 programs out there if you google "Squat Programs" or any sort of thing with words that include "Squat" in the sentence....
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    Steady, It's actually a completely separate...

    Steady,

    It's actually a completely separate program from stronglifts or 5x5. It's designed for when you begin stalling out on linear progression and have around a 300lb squat. If I had 6 weeks...
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    Smolov: How to Add 100lb To Your Squat In 13...

    Smolov: How to Add 100lb To Your Squat In 13 Weeks

    6 weeks is a good time to get through the base cycle.. many lifters stop there and make great gains.
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    Run a smolov squat cycle. You can stabilize the...

    Run a smolov squat cycle. You can stabilize the bar on your back with your traps and forearms.
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    You could aways try front squats. Many people...

    You could aways try front squats. Many people find them more natural and it will be much easier for you to keep an upright torso. Could help with the back. I would try it out at any rate to see and...
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    2hr row for charity split between 4 people (2...

    2hr row for charity split between 4 people (2 guys, 2 gals). Just under 30k meters. 2:01 pace per 500m overall.
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    77. You can out work a crappy diet.

    77. You can out work a crappy diet.
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    Rich, why the switch to lifters for deads?

    Rich, why the switch to lifters for deads?
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    Squats 255 x 6 275 x 4 295 x 2 315 x 2 ...

    Squats
    255 x 6
    275 x 4
    295 x 2
    315 x 2

    Played with some overhead squats with dumbbells

    10 Minute AMRAP
    5 Overhead Squats @ 95lbs, 5 Barbell Burpees
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    First time selfist here. 17011

    First time selfist here.

    17011
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    They are trying to do a continental clean but...

    They are trying to do a continental clean but most fail miserably, the coaches should be ashamed.

    Lift Big Eat Big: The Continental Clean
  14. If you really want to do "crossfit" at home then...

    If you really want to do "crossfit" at home then you will get the most out of a barbell and bumper weights. They will open up the vast majority of workouts. Throw in a pull up bar, kettlebell, and...
  15. Since you do crossfit you're probably doing...

    Since you do crossfit you're probably doing American swings, completely vertical lockout. To become more comfortable with heavier weights stay after the wod and do a few sets of Russian swings with 1...
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    This is a good point. Are you really more likely...

    This is a good point. Are you really more likely to get injured for 3 reps at 90% then for 10 reps at 75%?
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    Sure, but the jerk is mainly technique and leg...

    Sure, but the jerk is mainly technique and leg strength anyways. Once you get it locked out and stabilized at least, especially if you're one of the lucky bastards that can squat jerk.
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    This is written from an olympic lifting point of...

    This is written from an olympic lifting point of view, but it would be interesting to see if someone trained for maximal weight in both lifts what the ratio would shake out to be. The reason that...
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    Back to front squat ratio

    I came across this interesting article about squat ratios and how they should compare to the olympic lifts.

    Squat more, Lift more: Olympic lift ratios | Wil Fleming.com - Strength, Power, Speed,...
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    I get where you're coming from OS but remember we...

    I get where you're coming from OS but remember we aren't cleaning and snatching but a much smaller % of our true strength. In other words I can deadlift WAY more then I can clean.
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    Lunchbox, what are your goals? Where are you at...

    Lunchbox, what are your goals? Where are you at now strength wise? If you want to get stronger I would vote for starting strength, stronglifts, or you can go off the deep end and run a smolov cycle....
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    I don't think this is necessarily true. I don't...

    I don't think this is necessarily true. I don't believe there has been a single study that looks at explosive (cleans + snatches) vs traditional (squats deads bench) in terms of injury rate and has...
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    Squats & Muscle up superset 4 x 280, 5Mu 2 x...

    Squats & Muscle up superset
    4 x 280, 5Mu
    2 x 300, 5Mu
    2 x 300, 5Mu
    1 x 315, 5Mu
    1 x 320

    3 Position cleans, power/hang/full
    135 x 10sets
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    I really have no idea. Someone mentioned once...

    I really have no idea. Someone mentioned once that he had an act where he would get hit in the stomach with a cannonball and this was how he trained. That is most likely just an internet myth but I...
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    I love using wendler when I only plan to hit the...

    I love using wendler when I only plan to hit the big lifts 2x a week. You might consider the "boring but big" option for accessory work. I definitely made the most gains using that format due to the...
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