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theDonnybrook

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  1. I just watched a lot of videos on YouTube. If you can' get past the fact that Rip can't shut up... http://www.artofmanliness.com/2015/06/20/how-to-power-clean-video
  2. This is actually my season as an outdoor distance speed skater. First races are in the next couple of weeks. Right now, it is grind the miles, and get ready for hell on wheels HIIT and repeat hill climbs. I get a maintenance lift in at least once every two weeks. My first scheduled race is the end of July.
  3. Benefits are pretty iffy. Heat training should be like training when tired. Back off the reps/sets, drink a lot of water. Hydration is the big key. With lifting, I don't see much trouble training in the heat. Cardio is another beast. Watch your heart rate. Your HR will be a good barometer of your exertion so you don't over do it. Your HR should increase in hotter temps.
  4. Only truly waterproof products on the market are made for triathlon. For day to day fitness tracking like steps, you need to look at a multisport watch like the Fenix 3 from Garmin. Set aside at least half of a mortgage payment.
  5. Go with the 220, way more bank for your buck. You will bet a lot more use out of it generally and there are some pretty great supprting features also.
  6. Unless he kept his legs pretty straight, they probably aren't RDLs. I pull the bar out of my stands for RDLs only because I use it as a true hinge exercise and don't drop the bar to the ground. I don't have an extra DL so I can get through more reps. If he is dropping the bar to the ground and doing a regular DL, I have no idea why he would load it on the rack and walk it. Seems odd if he is doing a full DL.
  7. +1 for Pebble, if you can get one. Also, consider the Basis Smart Watch as an option. I have my eye on one of those for my next watch upgrade. Probably won't replace my Garmin, though.
  8. Any comparisons between the TPB and the Rogue Ohio Bar? I am considering either, and they look to be close in price point. I do some Olympic lifting in addition to power lifting which is why I am interested in the Ohio Bar.
  9. Looks good overall. The point about leaning forward may come from you breaking at the hips instead of at the knees to start the movement. I found that starting the movement at the knees really helps keep the weight back and on the heels. You are getting a very small amount of butt wink because of that, too. Solid mobility, though.
  10. What I noticed more than anything was how you started the lift. You are jerking up on the bar, which throws your upper body out of form when the weight leaves the ground. It can cause that lower back to round a bit. I struggle with this a lot, especially late in a work out. I have found that pulling the slack out of the bar before starting the lift helps. Also, the more I watched it, bring the bar back closer to your shins. Looks like it may be a little far forward, which can also result in rounding of the back.
  11. Little bit of lower back rounding at the end. It is super slight, and I only notice it because I look for it in my own videos. Suggests you are jerking hard on the weight to get it off the ground. Could be a potential injury later. Honestly, though, if you are at rep 27+ for the workout and this is just starting to happen, it probably isn't something to worry about in lower rep ranges, just something to note as form breaks farther into the workout.
  12. You just want a tracker or a full blown watch? If the watch route, the high end Garmins are usually water proof, look for the ones targeted at triathletes.
  13. Precisely scheduled doubles and a diet makeover. Mix of weight lifting and cardio to max gains for my goals (speed skating), with plyos and skate specific stuff. Basically lift 2 days per week with recovery bike/skate for round two, and then sprint work, intervals, or plyos, with recovery bike/skate for round two. Diet would need a whole other overhall, mine is pretty terrible right now.
  14. Never bruised with front squats, but I do them in front rack position as opposed to any other hold position for the bar. Front squats are great for quads and core, but you need to know how best to do them. They are ideal accessory lifts for cleans because that is how you get out of the hole after the catch. A weak front squat will mean a weak clean. If you are an athlete that needs a lot of quad strength, this is an ideal lift for those muscle groups.
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