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  1. Barbell Deadlift dynamite program

    Hi, I have been lifting on and off for about a year, and recently came off a long forced layoff. I would like to learn the powerlifts (DL,SQ,BP) well before I start practicing them again and to this end I've been reading Deadlift Dynamite. I've read and re-read all the progressions relatively...
  2. Hung

    Barbell Bench press form check

    I feel not very strong with my bench press and I would like to hear your opinion about how to improve. Here is two videos from today session. Both 85 kg. I press 100 kg (single) in May 2021 and that was the heaviest I went in training so I guest 85 is heavy enough to check form. FYI, I press...
  3. Barbell Novice lifter looking for feedback - barbell benchpress

    Hi folks, Hope I'm not being too greedy here soliciting feedback on my lifts, but everyone on the forum has been very helpful and I hope the be able to return the favour when I learn more. I'm looking to get some feedback on my benchpress. I'm a novice lifter who is recovering from a back...
  4. Bodyweight Can you grease the groove push-ups and bench press at the same time?

    My goal with push-ups is to gain reps and build muscular endurance, and while I've found success with greasing the groove, I have abandoned bench pressing so it doesn't interfere with my recovery. But I'd love to increase my strength on the bench press. Pavel Tsatsouline recommends only...
  5. Barbell OHP or BP

    Ive always favoured the OHP for my test of upper body strength, but recently have been bench pressing for fun and because it’s a little kinder on my shoulder since I aggravated it in sport specific training. It strikes me that it’s much easier to train assistance exercises after bench pressing...
  6. Kettlebell Kettlebell Movement Substitutes for Fabio's Hypertrophy Program

    Few years back, Fabio discussed his hypertrophy program -> If It Flies Right, It Looks Right: My Journey to a Bodybuilding Competition | StrongFirst I am hoping to give his program a try but all with KBs. He mentions near the end of the post here that the program can be done with just KB->...
  7. Bodyweight 1AP effect on bench strength

    Prior to lockdown I had a ~300 bench. Also, although I didn't practice often, I did 91 pushups. During lockdown I discovered Pavel. In a week of practice I was able to do 1APs. I practiced with the box, and kept going lower. When I went to do my first real 1AP, I did 4 sets of 5 (both arms)...
  8. Simply Simple

    Have finally decided to log my training. Which I should have done ages ago. Current program is S&S. Today’s session: Swings: 10*10 Emom for 10mins. TGU: 6 each side within 10 mins. Had yesterday off so felt fresh so pushed the TGUs. Swings feeling crisper than ever. Have decreased the...
  9. Someone experienced help me out!

    Im 16, 142 pounds, 10% body fat, male and used to be a xc/track runner until I got a hip injury which stopped me from being able to run. I have been doing a lot of workout at the gym(and now at home where I have a bench press set up) instead of running. My curent 1 rep max for bench press is...
  10. mjikia

    Barbell Using a bad bench and what to do about it

    The gym I go to, which is at an optimal balance between cost/hygiene/distance from home they have these benches that don't have adjustable pins, just those two hooks. One is too low and the other is too high up. I can only unrack with bad form (with shoulders) and then try to get into position...
  11. PeterLuffman

    Barbell Using Lats in bench press and bar path

    In the SFL manual it talks about driving the weight off your chest by doing a lat spread (of sorts). This seems very counter intuitive to me, as surely that means you'd be losing your upper back tightness. Can anyone explain? Also, in the manual it says to push the bar back up in a...
  12. Kettlebell Not Doing The Bench Press

    Hello Guys, I would like to know some of your insights regarding not doing the bench press. I am not a fan of doing the bench press and I find that i prefer preasing over head rather than lying down. what strength gains of benefits am I missing out if I dont do the bench press? Thank you!
  13. nick_j

    Barbell Faleev 80/20 Program

    Hey guys, first time posting. I have some questions about the program Pavel outlined in this article... Pavel: 80/20 Powerlifting and How to Add 110+ Pounds to Your Lifts Have any of you tried it? If so... 1. Did you have any shoulder issues from the lack of upper body pulling movements? 2...
  14. Barbell Powerlifting improved?

    Powerlifting would be improved by replacing the bench press with the strict overhead press where there is no movement in the ankles, knees or hips and no downward movement of the bar after a ‘press’ command has been given. A small amount of backward lean is allowed but not to the point of...
  15. PaulAtreides

    Barbell Question concerning Ladders for two-handed exercises

    Hey Comrades When using ladders to train two-handed lifts such as the Pull-up, Barbell OHP, or Bench press, are you supposed to set the weight down in-between the rungs? More specifically Pull-ups: Do you let go or do you dead-hang in-between the rungs? BP & OHP: Do you stay in the racked...
  16. PeterLuffman

    Barbell Bar path for bench press

    Hi When attending the SFL course, I recall being told to push the bar away on the ascent. Or at least you should feel like you are pushing it away. From looking at other sources on the net, it seems the optimal path moves slightly away from you, and then moves back towards you. I feel...
  17. Barbell Suggestions for training with tendonitis

    I was diagnosed with calcific tendonitis in my right elbow a few weeks ago. I know it's in my left elbow as well (old X-rays showed that much). Doc said it's obvious I've had this a very long time. Anyway, I'm not wanting to go the surgery route. He suggested the old ice and ibuprofen routine...
  18. Carl in Dover

    Barbell 2018 USAPL Mid Atlantic Regionals

    Anyone else going to be there? We're arriving Friday 8/3 evening. I'm scheduled to lift Sunday morn 8/5 2018 USA Powerlifting Mid-Atlantic Regionals | Home
  19. Barbell I need help with choosing a barbell...

    Hi, I'm new to this site and I was wondering if anyone knows about what barbell to purchase. I feel as if I should pick Rogue because that's all I know. I'm 6'4, 280 and will be leaning out to 220 within the next few months but I am continuing my strength training. I'm powerlifting now with the...
  20. Barbell How long to take bench from 187 to 220?

    A month and a half ago i benched 85 kg(187lbs) at 128 lbs(58 kg).It wasn't really hard for me to hit it considering i was pretty fatigued from previous sessions.I have been lifting for apprximately 8 months and lately i have been using a 6x/week push pull legs split(done 2x a week),with 1 rest...
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