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  1. Perfect. Can't wait to try this - thank you!!! If you're a banana fan...one of my ice cream substitutes... Frozen banana 1-2tbs milk Cocoa powder/chocolate protein powder/ etc Put them in a food processor and blend just for a bit - just like ice cream... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Any tips on how much cocoa/vanilla to add to milk? I just winged it, and the result was eh but I can totally see how it will be awesome when I nail it down! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Hey all - in case anyone experiences something similar...here's what I've learned. I went to my doc, and he was very confident it's one of 2 things. 1. Piriformis Syndrome 2. SI Joint related The good news is neither are serious cause for concern. I'm taking Raev's advice (and the doc) and will have another week off of squats and deadlifts, then hopefully back at it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Also - I did squats today, and I don't remember being bothered during my squats. Maybe when I racked the bar, but not during my lifts Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Hey all- I mentioned this in my DL Check, but want a topic just for it. I recently developed a bruise on my left side - lower back/upper pelvis. At least that's where it feels. It hasn't given me any trouble- I only noticed it when I put my hands on my hips once (can move freely etc). Except today, when I went to deadlift (very light) I could feel it. Think it's a lifting injury? I could have done something else to it. Any suggestions for how to help heal? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks Gainsdalf - I'll keep all this in mind. Tomorrow should be a light DL day for me (although I have a weird bruise right by my hip - can't imagine it's caused from DLs - that might change my mind), and I'll be considering all the pointers here during my lifts! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Great - thanks for the input guys! I'll keep this in mind when adding the weight back on! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Here is a much lighter attempt. How's this look? Please ignore my wife's comments - she didn't know I was posting this! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. So is it safe to say that my form definitely needs some work, but isn't so bad that I'm at an immediate risk of a bad injury? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. That's good to know. I'm with you then - mine tends to come on around 2xBW Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I'll agree with you, though I do think at some point it makes sense to start wearing a belt. I have experimented with a hook grip and alternating my hand orientation. They help some, but not all the way. Again, I don't use straps until my work set. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. What you're saying about the belt makes sense - I'll give that a try. Now, I do all my warm ups without a belt so I'm not too concerned there (I warm up to 80%+ of my work weight). The straps though, I'm not sure I understand. I don't see them as affecting my form - just helping me overcome my limiting factor (grip). Maybe what I can do is post a form check for my warm ups - no straps, no belt - and see how that looks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Not really, I guess. Call it a mental game, but I feel more comfortable with it I guess. Do you think I should ditch it? As for the straps, I've got horrible grip strength. Since I don't compete, I don't mind using them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Got it. I'll focus on this - tight back from the beginning, and go for that hip hinge action. I'll try to post updated form when I get this down. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Hey all - I haven't had any formal feedback on my deadlifts in quite some time, so I thought Id post a video and get some feedback! Thanks in advance a whole bunch! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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