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  1. I have procasted nerdfitness for quite some time now so now its time to take revenge. started late so this will be a 4week challenge only Fitness goals: #1 - KB Training at least 3 times pr week (have a kb certification examn at the end of september (2*12 jerk @32kg and 100 snatches @24kg so need to get moving #2 30/30 squat challenge & 7/30 hang challenge every day for the rest of the challenge (have 2 ido portal workshops in september so need to be prepared #3 Practice yoga at least 5 times pr week Lifestyle goal: #1 Post update at nerd fitness every day for the rest of the ch
  2. Hi all, I embark on the BBW challenge tomorrow, and I'd like to confirm that my basic form for the pushup and the squat is correct. Comments? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QCOJ_zPG1I&feature=youtu.be and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyH3rp7D1ms&feature=youtu.be
  3. Hey everyone, I've been working on increasing my squat weight lately and don't know a lot about keeping form under heavier weights. Today I recorded myself going for 5 reps at 185lb and then trying to do 1 rep at 225 lb. The higher weight felt okay and I was able to push it but it looks like the weight started to move forward and I was pushing up with my core more then my legs maybe? I donno I'm no expert I need all the help I can get. Thanks!
  4. Like the title says, my squat is breaking down. I can still do all the reps, but the form isn't so good that I feel comfortable moving forward. As the sets progress the form breaks more and more. Low Bar Squat 295lbs Set 4/5 I think the first rep looks good (other than whatever I did with my feet), but each following rep seems to get further and further toward failure. Any advice would be appreciated!
  5. In the past I have done basically Starting Strength at home. My husband and I have a basic barbell set up with an Olympic weight bar. Due to some life changes I am now in an apartment with my dog. For the last month the most exercise I have done is walking my awesome dog. When I moved out I was squatting about 120lbs. I went to the gym at the complex this week and they have a bunch a machines (oh yay!) and a wide range of dumbbells. I know in theory I should pick up some dumbbells hold them near my shoulders like I am going to press, and squat. The problem is I can't get enough weight to
  6. Hey guys! I have started lifting heavy recently and need some quantitative advice. Deadlift - Done 5 x 93 lbs + 20 x 70 lbs Squat - Done 5 x 70 lbs + 25 x 50 lbs Overhead Press - Done 25 x 50 lbs I felt as if I could go heavier, but not for 5 reps at a time. So should I? Or just increase to 10x or 12x reps and then add lbs? I have 4.5 lbs dumbbells and 26.5 lbs barbell. Plates - 11 lbs x 4 16.5 lbs x 2 22 lbs x 2 5.5 lbs x 2 2.75 lbs x 6 Kettlebell - 17.5 lbs So, adding everything I can increase the load to around 90 kg or 200
  7. Deadlift: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNnKdpM94vQ Squat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pCWq9Auvtg OHP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUtLKV8nwhc
  8. Another challenge!! And I'm early. WHAT? Main Quest Body weight squat. Sanity. Goals: Ankle & Calf Mobility - This is pretty straightforward. I'm diligent about upper leg/hip mobility but less so about lower leg and ankle. Fix that so ankle mobility stops limiting my squat ROM. Squat - Again, straightforward. Since I didn't hit it last time, I'm going to aim for 135. Hanging out between 120 - 125 right now, but with the form and mobility issues I'm having I'm not trying to get too ambitious. Simplify - Vacation made me realize I was totally burnt out. Working two jobs and t
  9. Hello again everyone, I've got a few more sets that could use critique. I worked on keeping my upper back tight, warmed it up a bit more and brought my hands in a little closer which seemed to help. Squat: 245lbs Set 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3LKSUPJC5Y&feature=youtu.be Set 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KctwL_ixBk4&feature=youtu.be Deadlift: 235lbs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNqkNFdsRok&feature=youtu.be Hopefully an improvement over my last form check available here: http://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/50738-low-bar-squat-check/ Thanks
  10. Evening everyone. Rate my squat! I'm doing Stronglifts, making pretty good progress, but feedback is always good. I'm currently about 255lbs, and started in the gym at the beginning of the most recent 6-Week challenge (6/9/14) with 135lbs. First video is set 3/5, and I only do 4 reps because I wasn't set up properly at first, and I reracked and reset the bar on my back after my first rep. I still counted it as a good set, don't hold it against me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxWxYgqpwPY&feature=youtu.be Second video is set 5/5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVi7ABgZKDo&
  11. Okay. So. I can feel my right leg caving in when it gets hard, and I can manage to push it back out but I can't stop it from happening. Also pretty sure something wonky is going on with my back because it feels a little owie. Although these were MUCH improved from 2 weeks ago. Not sure how much the video shows. (This was set 2 of 3).
  12. First set I recorded. 195x6. Felt pretty good, but would always like to hear feedback Second set at the same weight. The last rep left something to be desired. If there is a smoother way to do this, please let me know. Thanks.
  13. Oops wrong place... Please delete!
  14. Hi Guys. It's been a while since i've posted here in the Nerd Fitness forums. I maybe absent in the forums but i've always been active in reading the articles. Anyhow, let's get down to business... As my first " return to the forums" post, I'd like to show my Squat. This is 90% (295 lbs) of my 5RM (325) Front View Side View I'm having some minor "tingling sensation" in my right knee. I think it's not yet quite alarming but I just want to prevent any major injuries that might happen soon. Today, I tried to do a wider stance in my back squat. I don't feel any pain whenever i do heavy s
  15. Goals for this challenge are the following, in no particular order: Put 100mi on my new bike Climb at least one mountain Finish reading The Zone and Practical Programming for Strength Training Start reading Anatomy Without A Scalpel Hold a handstand for 30s Increase my 1-rep max for overhead squat to 225# Fix my front rack so that I can front squat without re-injuring my chest Re-attain my previous strict pull-up PR of 20 I know, my challenge posts are boring wish me luck!
  16. This morning I went to the gym and it was dead so I was able to get some videos of my workout. I did bench press, squats, dead lifts, and push presses. I have video of me using just the bar (45lbs), 55lbs, and 65lbs. Which videos should I post? Some of the exercises I do better with just the bar and others I feel are more graceful with some added weight. I guess I will start with videos where I just have the bar.... Would you critique me please? I would really appreciate the feed back. Bench Press: I find with the bench press my arms wobble a lot, not shaky because I can't
  17. Quite a straightforward challenge for me this time round, and something of a natural follow on from my last challenge where I fell short of my goals for the Snatch and Clean & Jerk. Starting Stats: As of 10 April 2014. Bodyweight: 88.7kg Bodyfat %: ??% Snatch: 82kg Clean & Jerk: 100kg Clean: 110kg Back Squat: 182kg Front Squat: 140kg Deadlift: 200kg Bench: 95kg Also worth pointing out that I'm on a calorie deficit of about 250-300 day as I cut down to the 85kg weight class. I ran the whole of the last challenge on a ~500 calorie deficit as the muscle I have put on since the sta
  18. Here is my 3x 275lbs squat. My current 1RM is around 295-335ish. I can see that I only went 95% down, so I need to work on that, but any suggestions would be most welcome. Here is my 2x 365lbs deadlift. My 1RM is 385lbs. I think I was tired from squats when I did this cause I didn't get my legs into it. Suggestions would be welcome. Thanks in advance for helping me bacome more awesome.
  19. For a long time now I've been building up my back squat getting close to 100kg and then getting injured or some other circumstances have stopped me getting there. I've tested multiple times and made numerous attempts at 100 but never made it, much to my frustration. But I've persevered and today I finally got the 100kg back squat I have been trying to get for over a year In fact I blew past it and got 105kg! (231 pounds) Feels so great to finally make it into the 100 club and reach a long term goal
  20. There's a weightlifing pun in that title, honest. I have a pretty sketchy record with challenges - completed my first, set myself up to fail by the way I structured my second and just flaked out on the third. So yeah, fourth time's the charm. For those who don't know me, let me aware you. I'm a 30 year old guy living in Scotland who has been strength training for about a year and a half and training in Olympic weightlifting for 9-10 months, the last 5-6 of those with a coach. I recently (like, yesterday) made my competitive debut, coming 6th in a flight of 8 in the 94kg weight class. I
  21. Hey All, I've started the Strong Lifts program, and I am on work day two. Since these are two very important movements I wanted to get some feed back into my form before I get into the heavier weights. I feel pretty good about the squats, though I think I may need to increase my flexibility in my hips so I can get deeper into the squat. This is really my first ever attempt at a deadlift, so I'm sure I've done a million things wrong. Squats Deadlifts Thanks!
  22. I'm doing the 30/30 squat challenge found here. I'll let Ido Portal do the talking.. -- Squat - basic human position. Original human use: REST For the next 30 days spend 30 minutes a day of ass to grass, relaxed spine, flat foot squat. Simply - set up a timer in your smartphone for 30 minutes and every time you go down to the squat - let it run. (Speaking on the phone, waiting for the train, etc..) Commit and get HUGE benefits in mobility, knee and hip health, digestion and more. Make sure to post a BEFORE and AFTER. Rules of thumb: 1. No REST days during the 30 days. 2. Relaxed
  23. Did a 1RM on my squat yesterday Went from 315 to 345 lbs in about 3 months! WHOO!
  24. This video did the rounds recently: it shows a powerlifter, weightlifter, strongman and bodybuilder competing at bodyweight barbell squats for five minutes. Go watch, it's fun: ...of course I had to try on squat volume day. I managed 25 reps, and I swear I saw Jesus and Cthulhu in the car park. Eesh. My excuse is that I'm 115kg (and not all power-producing mass!). I just know you nerds can do better. Right?
  25. Two months ago I snapped my back up pretty good the first time I squatted heavy-ish (150kg) after a couple of weeks training very light over Christmas. Bruised/slightly bulging disc on L5/S1 and some ligament strains. Below is the third set of my 6 sets of 4 workout tonight with 140kg beltless so I'm starting to approach old weights again. Thoughts, comments etc appreciated!
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