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    Quote Originally Posted by nixxy View Post
    Tosca, how do you train your bench?

    My bench is lagging so badly and not a lot is helping. I'm mainly interested in other females advice since I feel that maybe there's something happening that's sex-related.
    I don't think it's sex orientated cos my bench sucks as well! What I did was forget about bench and concentrate on incline dumbbell bench and weighted dips and that seems to have helped my bench, and also my OHP has increased as well. Plus bench did not add much mass to my chest (for me) but incline is adding it slowly. I have my incline slightly less than 45 degrees to enable my chest more and shoulders less....

    Hope this helps. Good luck.
    Only way to know is to try something for a month or so, if it don't work then ditch it and try something else.

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    Military press is awful. It just is. You don't see progress as soon as with other lifts, at least I don't.

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    With the military, I'm finding that using a slightly lower weight for more reps works pretty well. I'll often add some singles after my heaviest multiple-rep lift. It's fascinating how little weight alters when I can do it for multiple reps, and when I simply can't get the weight up once.

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    I'm too embarrassed to post my old lady numbers here. You rock, little lady.
    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghshl View Post
    With the military, I'm finding that using a slightly lower weight for more reps works pretty well. I'll often add some singles after my heaviest multiple-rep lift. It's fascinating how little weight alters when I can do it for multiple reps, and when I simply can't get the weight up once.
    If I try to do 6reps, the first set I can do 4 straight presses and the rest is push press with as little leg effort as possible to still get the weight up. The second, third and forth set, the straight to push press ratio slowly moves to 1:5 (:
    Last edited by toscamulder; 09-29-2013 at 10:29 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbhikes View Post
    I'm too embarrassed to post my old lady numbers here. You rock, little lady.
    My thanks are many. You still beat the shit out of my mom's numbers, she thinks lifting isn't for her. Weird woman.

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    I recorded a lift yesterday, any experts here able to give me some tips/teach me what to improve on? I learned the movement from the interwebz so I have to be sure not to learn something completely wrong (:
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    Can't get the video to play (probably because I'm at work), so can't comment on the snatch, but here are some tips for the kipping PU:

    Keep your core engaged throughout, it's this that really gives you the spring at the bottom of the movement. When people get tired, they tend to lose this core tension and spring, so their kips fail

    Push away from the bar at the top of the movement i.e. don't drop straight down. Again this tends to stop happening as you get tired and you lose the kip.

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    Thanks for your input! I'll try it today in the gym!

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    Also, search for Chris Spealler efficiency tips. You'll come up with a bunch of videos which are quite handy. Spealler is renowned for some crazy bodyweight stuff e.g. 106 unbroken pull-ups.

    The videos really helped me with my handstand push-ups and muscle ups, so hopefully will be useful to you too.

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