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Re: Rossco's log!

#241 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:23 pm

Yeah his back rounds a little, guess that's to be expected as he's pulling 950lb hehe.
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Re: Rossco's log!

#242 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:07 pm

Not up on YouTube yet although I'm sure it won't be too far away. This is the guy that normally uploads all of them, there's some great stuff on his channel...

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3Nbpzdfu6J3ZiE7xy0lHTuiOi0zuF295

Definately worth checking out if you have some spare time Ross :wink:
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Re: Rossco's log!

#243 Postby Synny667 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:03 pm

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Re: Rossco's log!

#244 Postby asparagus » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:24 pm

Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:Yeah his back rounds a little, guess that's to be expected as he's pulling 950lb hehe.

Actually, it's just his upper back that rounds. His lower back is straight - that's what's important when pulling. Some lifters keep a straight upper back as well, others let it round.
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Re: Rossco's log!

#245 Postby vegan_rossco » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:26 pm

Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:Not up on YouTube yet although I'm sure it won't be too far away. This is the guy that normally uploads all of them, there's some great stuff on his channel...

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3Nbpzdfu6J3ZiE7xy0lHTuiOi0zuF295

Definately worth checking out if you have some spare time Ross :wink:


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Re: Rossco's log!

#246 Postby vegan_rossco » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:57 am

asparagus wrote:
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:Yeah his back rounds a little, guess that's to be expected as he's pulling 950lb hehe.

Actually, it's just his upper back that rounds. His lower back is straight - that's what's important when pulling. Some lifters keep a straight upper back as well, others let it round.

Ah okay, just seems like whenever I'm deadlifting I'm really worried my upper back is rounding ahha didn't know that it wasn't important for it to be totally straight
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Re: Rossco's log!

#247 Postby asparagus » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:57 pm

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asparagus wrote:
Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:Yeah his back rounds a little, guess that's to be expected as he's pulling 950lb hehe.

Actually, it's just his upper back that rounds. His lower back is straight - that's what's important when pulling. Some lifters keep a straight upper back as well, others let it round.

Ah okay, just seems like whenever I'm deadlifting I'm really worried my upper back is rounding ahha didn't know that it wasn't important for it to be totally straight

The trouble with letting your upper back round is being aware of where your mid-lower back starts and making sure that keeps straight. For me it is easier to just try to keep the whole back straight. Keep taking vids of your pulls and look at your lower back. If you're able to keep it straight even when the upper rounds on heavier lifts then you're in good shape. However, if you notice that the rounding starts to creep lower then work on pulling with a completely straight back. I try to keep my back straight by tightening my core, bringing my chest up and pulling my shoulders back. It doesn't always work on my heaviest pulls and I end up rounding a little anyway.
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Re: Rossco's log!

#248 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:05 pm

asparagus wrote:I try to keep my back straight by tightening my core, bringing my chest up and pulling my shoulders back. It doesn't always work on my heaviest pulls and I end up rounding a little anyway.

Exactly how I do things as well :D

You can't get an accurate picture from the front, so I'd suggest that you get any of your heavier DL's filmed from the side. At least for a while until you feel you have your form and technique down solid. Just my 2c of course Ross.
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Re: Rossco's log!

#249 Postby vegan_rossco » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:13 pm

Well you guys have seen the 2 vids I have of my deadlifts, the first one is from the side too, what do you think??
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Re: Rossco's log!

#250 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:31 pm

Yeah, your form looked fine matey.
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Re: Rossco's log!

#251 Postby vegan_rossco » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:06 am

Okay good :)
Right so I'm unable to get to the gym today and am looking after my little bros in the evening so I'll have to train from home in about an hours time. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Think it'll end up being
Pull ups 4/5 sets of 2 reps with 10 second holds
Hammer curls 4 or 5 sets
Press ups 3/4 sets
Barbell rows, light weight high reps 4/5 sets
Bare in mind I only have a pull up bar and an awful barbell that can only fit 35kg on it plus 2 dumbbells
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Re: Rossco's log!

#252 Postby vegan_rossco » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:41 am

shit mood, wanted to go the gym, but this is what I did at home..

Pull ups
x2 with 10 second hold
x2 with 10 second hold
x2 with 10 second hold
x2 with 10 second hold
x3 with 10 second hold

hammer curls.. weight is per dummbell
10 Kg x 10 each arm
12.5 Kg x 10 each arm
15 Kg x 5 each arm (don't know what happened there..)
10 Kg x 12 each arm

push ups, wide(ish)
x10
x20
x30

few minutes with grip trainer

warmed up with a few songs on the drums which did nothing in cheering me up :/

back in the gym on monday, depending on what's in use I'm either hitting a 125 Kg deadlift or an 80 Kg bench, I wont leave until I get at least one of them!
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Re: Rossco's log!

#253 Postby Synny667 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:45 am

Sorry to hear your in a shit mood! Hope you get in a better mood soon :)
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Re: Rossco's log!

#254 Postby asparagus » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:30 pm

vegan_rossco wrote:Okay good :)
Right so I'm unable to get to the gym today and am looking after my little bros in the evening so I'll have to train from home in about an hours time. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Think it'll end up being
Pull ups 4/5 sets of 2 reps with 10 second holds
Hammer curls 4 or 5 sets
Press ups 3/4 sets
Barbell rows, light weight high reps 4/5 sets
Bare in mind I only have a pull up bar and an awful barbell that can only fit 35kg on it plus 2 dumbbells

You could use the barbell and just do everything one-handed (upper body) or one-legged (lower)! That will make it a bit tougher!
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Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:That's 200 solid ass-pounds! Good work buddy.
vegan_rossco, the ghost hunter wrote:I can see how some people might mistake this as paranormal when really its just an example of your brain being an asshole

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Re: Rossco's log!

#255 Postby Mini Forklift Ⓥ » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:32 pm

I was in a slightly off mood until I saw your Hobbit photo !!
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