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  1. As mentioned, MobilityWOD is the place to go, but specifically try bodyweight squats to get a feel for where the limits of your flexibility are, then try this technique, then retest your flexibility on the bodyweight squat again and see if it helps.
  2. Those Versagripps do come in pink though I see I'll take a look.
  3. A couple of months ago, I managed to hurt my right wrist playing catch with my son. He was in lacrosse, and I wanted to help him practice, but trying to put a lacrosse stick in my hands would just mean my running after a lot of missed balls, so I thought I could just use a baseball glove. Well, a lacrosse ball is quite a bit denser and heavier than a baseball, and I managed to hurt my wrist. The pain is right above where the ulna meets the wrist, and bothers me most when I rotate my hand fully either direction. It's not bad or anything, it just feels like a slight strain with some tenderness, I'm 39 now, so these things don't heal as fast as they used to. This has been bothering me for like two months, and now it's becoming a limiting factor in my deadlifts, as it does really hurt when I'm pulling that much weight (well, not THAT much weight, I was trying for 5 reps of 265 when I had to stop at 3 because of the wrist pain). It particularly hurts when I supinate the hand, so it just gets worse as the weights gets heavy enough for me to need to supinate my right hand. Would using straps help? I've always thought that guys using straps on a DL less than 350 should make sure that they match their purse (I kid! I kid!), but if it would get me back to making progress I'll be more than happy to order a matching ensemble.
  4. Hey all, I've been reading NF for about a year now. And after getting diverticulitis and hypertension in my mid-30s, I knew that I had to make a change. I started hitting the gym in earnest about 7 months ago, starting with Steve's Barbell Battalion, and then shifting to SL5x5. I used to think that my aspiration was to be a Ranger, but my eyes have been opened to the way of the iron. At 6'2" and 290 when I started, doing back squats for the first time with just the bar (!) had me barely able to walk normally for days. 6 months later (after a few setbacks due to bad form that I've worked out since), I'm squatting 210 5x5, and loving getting under the bar 3 times a week. Warrior's guild it is for me. Looks like the next challenge is coming up shortly, so I'll dive in then.
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