I go to a catholic university and the gym is closed for the next week over Easter break - does anyone know of any at least somewhat solid bodyweight routines that can replace lifting for a week?
Dear Pink Sad Fish,
How much fiber do I really need in my diet?
How do I add protein to a smoothie without it getting too dry? I just made one and it's disgusting even though everything else was the same ingredients (greek yoghurt, almond milk, flaxseed, almonds, peaches).
>How much smoking a pack of 10s in more than a month can affect my gains?
>rate my new diet
breakfast: banana, orange, coffe and ham and cheese sandwich
lunch: whatever my gf cooked + chiken breast
dinner: cereal+yogurt and some integral cookies
+ one or two of this whenever in the day
sorry for bad english
Any tips to keep a straight back during deadlifts?
My lower back is always rounded a little bit on set up and when I lift up. Should I start with a lower ass and pinch shoulders together?
Does working your hip abductors help with abdominal definition?
I just got some fat calipers and after doing it a few times and double checking it repeatedly I come up with somewhere between 12-15% bf... trouble is I still have a gut. can I get a body fat estimate?
Anyone doing tinytrips routine?
Any good or only good for manlets?
I'm pretty much doing it, +/- a few exercises.
I hope it's not only good for manlets as I'm 6'4". I'm getting gains though and I like the routine a lot
>Size 32 waist
I plan on doing SS paired with Leangains.
>Pic related is my lifts(Dated to Decemberish)
I have considered a cut into a bulk but have heard of body recomp, which would be a much longer process, but I am not seeking to be skeleton or fat fugg over the summer.
Is body recomp my best option?
WTF, started protein shakes and bought pic related, makes me wanna puke when i mix with water. (Lactose intolerant) Can't return, any suggestions?
just try with a variety of things that arent water. Lots of people enjoy vanilla whey with orange juice. Apparently it tastes like an orange smoothie or somethin'
>inb4 my whey isnt vanilla
can't tell, pictures for ants
Once your in, you can't be out. If you stop taking it, your body resorts to using your muscle instead of the creatine as a source of energy in your body, thus removing your gains.
My gymbro stopped using creatine, now he's a skeleton.
ive already lost about 90 pounds and have 45 more to lose before im at my goal weight, I've been doing keto for a few days and im really struggling.
Is keto a good way to lose weight or should i just stick with a caloric deficit, because this no carb shit is rough.
I used to squat a lot, at least 3 times a week, at what I considered decent weight for a novice(nearing 2plaet). Recently I've gotten back into lifting, and things are going well except squatting.
The problem isn't that I've gotten super weak, but that I get a serious tightness in my quads when I go down. Today it was so bad I had to stop after two sets.
Wtf is happening /fit/?
In 4 months, I've gained 26 pounds and at least 100 pounds on each of my lifts.
I STILL LOOK THE FUCKING SAME, JUST CHUBBIER.
I went from 3000 to 4500 calories. I can't eat anymore than 4500.
I'm 6'2" and 208 pounds.
What do I buy to eat more than 4500 calories?
It's been 4 months. I don't see how I'll look bigger in 8 months; my year mark.
I weigh 185 pounds and have consumed 200 grams of protein today. It's a break day.
Did I fuck up?
Im constantly hearing about people buying whey, creatine, etc in bulk. "I only pay like 3 dollars a month for my creatine", "whey is one of the cheapest brotein sources!" etc. Where do these people get such prices? Even online at places like bodybuilding.com the prices are much higher.
>inb4 you dont need any of that stuff
whey helps me hit my protein on busy days when I cant stop and eat a walking gains bird
I skipped a gym day, can I do two SL5x5 workouts in one session? Say I rest for a while between them.
Just do all your weekly workouts in one day like I do. Im on a 4 day a week routine with 3x5 lifts so I just lift one day a week and do 12x20s. I have lots of extra time as a result
Dear pink sad fish, as a grill should i train for strenth or hypertrophy if endurance has always been my natural base? At 225 5'5 from 280. Been keeping reps low and it takes about 2 weeks to advance 5 lbs with random 20 lb jumps mostly in squats and occasionally dls... Loose skin not here yet but i can tell its coming so i need to keep some bulk...
Dear pink sad fish, pls tell me its ok to train for hypertrophy.
Is it worth cutting for only 5-6lb?
>be borderline fat/skinnyfat
>cut to skinny/skinny-fat
>bulk up to pre-ottermode
Problem is I never cut all the way down. When I ended my last cut I was still 13-14% bf and now that I've bulked for the last 3 months, the situation has only become worse.
I know the best thing to do would just be to ignore how I feel and bulk. But summer is coming up and this is the first time EVER that I can actually look somewhat decent and I'd hate to have to wait for yet another year to be able to proudly take my shirt off and not feel gross.
I want to curl 150+ lbs no cheats. Is there any particular trick to getting stronger biceps and arms in general, or is it just the typical low rep high intensity plan like for basically everything else?
>be a 6'0" 197lb beginner
>can't bench past 3x5 95lb.
>watched hours of bench articles/videos to correct form including "so you think you can bench"
>tight back/core/arms, arched back, feet flat, "pushing against the bench", bar touches chest, bar goes up/down evenly, so I'm really doing my best to make sure my form isn't shit.
>always stall out on the 3/4 rep on the last set if i do 100lb and it gets stuck slightly an inch off my chest
Apparently incline bench standards are 80% of flat bench, and I was able to do 3x5 90lb on incline, which means I should be able to do 115lb 3x5. Strength standards says I should be able to do 115lb 3x5 as well.
This is happening for a months while my other compound lifts are still increasing. Do I just genetically have a weak chest (38.5" at nipple line)? Can I just increase my weight and start doing 3x4s? Should I keep eating until I'm 210/220lbs? Should I post a video of my bench to make sure my form is right?
I started dojng ab wheel rollouts, my back popped and immediately locked up in pic related area, should l see a doc?
I find that working on your triceps really help with flat bench. Things like kickbacks, skull crushers, rope pull downs, and close grip bench. It helps a ton in the push up phase and it helps give stabilization for adding more weight, which will inevitably occur from your omgsojacked tris breh
About to give up on squats. I've had my form critiqued, but I just can't get it right. I don't want to and probably will just keep grinding 2pl8 but if anyone has any squatting advice, any at all, please share.
Main problems for me: sore hips, sore lower back. I'm lost, brehs
2 months lifting, hot to profile my body and archive this???
work on chest and arms or what?
Hey so what does /fit/ think of SARMS such as ostarine? I have read some about it, but I was wondering if anyone has done a few cycles with it and if you have used a pct or not and how it affected gains.
Been doing SL for 11 weeks, want to focus on upper body now and a bit of aesthetics. I still have a pretty good amount of linear progression left on the DL. Any routine suggestions?
so I just started going to the Gym and there are no free weights, it's just machines and dumbbells BUT there are a lot of barbells in the Crossfit area, do you guys think it'd be okay to carry weights all the way to the crossfit area and do deadlifts and barbell rows there? I could simply ask but it's too early to spill spaghetti in front of people. That's the only place where I saw barbells.
Still have a long way to go before I reach my goals. Do I have potential for at least an average looking face after losing around 100 more lbs?
Gym put up a leaderboard today for lifts/distance running. It's just a shitty anytime fitness gym full of DYELs and bros who don't know how to spell leg day.
No ones written down a lift yet, would me putting up my 1.5x BW squat be too pathetic or should I just go for it? I've never even seen anyone else here squat.
>he doesn't eat calculus biscuits exclusively
Last time I barbell-benched I was at 55 kg, but then I switched to dumbbell bench because the bench at my gym is always (very) crowded and there's only one. Anyway I started at 18 kg for DB bench then I moved to 20 kg. Do you think that I should be able to lift 1pl8 or a bit more on the barbell bench ?
Is this a good diet for raising testosterone levels and lowering estrogen levels?
Unless you can't get a hard-on, you need to stop worrying about your hormones right now. Worrying kills gains, and the subject is way too fucking complex for you to reliably do anything about it anyway. If anybody ever tries to explain your hormones in a simple way, you can be sure he or she knows nothing about it.
Best way to increase test and reduce est is lose body fat and not stress too much. Sadly for you it's easier to not stress if you don't have low test.
You can take foods that prevent aromatisation like tonnes of brocolli (tho you're better off getting a DIM supplement since eating that amount of cruciferous vegetable each day is difficult at best)
PUFAs are also aromatase inhibitors http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17178902 As is resveratrol, also is an estrogen antagonist for most or all secondary sex characteristics, but performs the same role on calcium receptors (so keeps bones strong and prevents artery hardening). Statins reduce free test but not active test so again potentially reduces amount of test aromatisation
Make sure you aren't deficient in zinc. Only supp I know reliably increases test production is forskolin
I've been working out for a little over a year now.
However, every six months or so, I get bronchitis. When I was a child, I had a horrible bout of pneumonia and almost died. My lungs have been prone to infection ever since.
Every time I get sick, I'm basically bedridden for a month or two.
What should I be doing in that time, other than getting healthy again? Its very depressing working up to a higher weight, then dropping twenty pounds off all my lifts because I can't breath for four to eight weeks.
my ffmi is around 20,9-21,3 according to http://www.naturalphysiques.com/28/fat-free-mass-index-ffmi
i want a physique like pic releated and i'm on 20%-25% bf at the moment.
is there any reason to follow a full body routine? i feel way more comfortable on a chest-biceps, back-triceps, legs-shoulders routine cycled once a week.
My routine is based off SL:
Bent Over Row 3x5
Hanging Leg Raises 3x10
Standing Press 3x5
Half hour of elliptical/exercise bike
After each workout, add 5 lbs to every exercise for that day, except add 10 lbs for Deadlifts.
A friend told me 3x5 will do nothing for me, and that I have to jump up to 5x5. Is this the right move?
if you are a novice lifter 5x5 would produce better result.
also i would consider adding some curls and dips. like, 3x10 curls to A and 3xF dips to B. ignore fatfucks who says "muh funchunal strentk" here, you should add work for your arms.
Ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure m8. It's likely overworking/stress that initiates it.
Anti viral properties of zinc http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=22181 might be of interest but it's limited. Colostrum can help prevent you getting ill in the first place.
>The interaction of linoleic acid and conjugated linoleic acid with aromatase mutants expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells showed that these fatty acids inhibit aromatase with similar potency and that mutations at the active site regions affect its interaction with these two fatty acids. Whereas these results suggest that these two compounds bind to the active site of aromatase, the inhibition kinetic analysis indicates that they are noncompetitive inhibitors with respect to androstenedione. Because only conjugated linoleic acid was found to inhibit the testosterone-dependent proliferation of MCF-7aro cells, the physiologically relevant aromatase inhibitors in mushrooms are most likely conjugated linoleic acid and its derivatives.
Those linoleic acids are PUFAs. You need to read better m8.
anyone got a god tier morning routine for maximum focus and productivity after getting up?
there is a huge difference between SL with accessory work and "look at this edited version of SL I made because I sure as fuck know more about lifting than the guys that made it lel"
He also swapped 5x5 for 3x5, if he's a beginner 5x5 will yield better results and he can switch to 3x5 when he begins stalling
SS is 3x5 from the start and generally considered to be superior to SL. also if you actually look at his routine you can see it's a decent routine since it's a good mix of SL and SS (which are very similar in the first place). if you actually think those minor differences are going to be a factor in that guy's success you're a fucking retard.
Both SS and SL are excellent routines for begginers, personally I like SL more, having said that if you end up doing either up those routines remember to add 1-2 accessory lifts to complement them, stuff like Dips and Chinups/pullups have excellent synergy with it
I see a lot of different proteins
for example some powders that get absorbed quickly/slowly/at night
I want to know if there's any difference and how they differ
so far I've been completely ignorant telling myself (and others) that protein is just protein (aka food) so it doesn't matter
is there any negative impact on doing Strength plus hypertrophy on alternate days?
I do full body 3 times a week
Could cycling (the cardio version) act as a form of stretching/mobility exercise for your legs and hips?
Obviously i know it won't make you able to do splits and stuff, but does it help with keeping your legs and hips healthy and flexible for stuff like squats?
can consciously straightening my back improve my posture? or do I need to stretch?
i stand and walk with good posture, but when sitting i usually forget, is there are a good way to remember?
No negative impact. Most likely a positive impact tbh.
You have a barbell and a bench I suppose? What's your style, minimalistic? Few exercises/many exercises, high/low volume? What's the goal and what's your current strength level?
Yes it can.
Im skinny fat; been lifting for three monthes and I got a decent body now still got some fat tho
Im planning to buy some supplement; should i buy protein or creatine? keeping in mind that i dont want to get more fat
Also; when in barbell press or incline dumbell press i dont feel my chest working; am i doing something wrong?
After squatting with bad form knees hurt and feel weak.
Now that I know what my mistakes were, should I stop squatting until knees get better or I should just deload weight and focus on form?
Any uni bros can help me out?
>Get exams every once a month
>Get anxious as hell one before exams
>Go to bed at 11 fall asleep at 4 am
>No sleep, no appetite
>Lose a lot of weight
>Get stuck or have to deload
>Takes a week to restore
>Two weeks to progress
>Then exams again
Can anyone help me out?
I got high and went way over my calorie intake last night. I've been doing an hour of cardio most days anyways to increase my caloric deficit. My question is: would doing 2 hours of cardio today to compensate be a good idea, or just overkill at this point? I'm already planning on reducing my intake for the next few days.
My knees never feel weak squatting. In fact i don't feel sore at all. Even when i'm doing 5 reps of my max and it's hard, i don't feel sore. I get a 'pump' after deadlifts or rows though.
Am I doing something wrong?
I did 102.5kg squats a few days ago and then tried 105kg.
I could only get 2 reps of 105kg? Why? I put it on my back and I felt like collapsing like I didn't want to squat?
Im trying 105kg again today.
i reached 2pl8 squat then realized i was only going parallel. load 1plate and practice form and flexation. slowly increase weight. if your form is slightly off then stop increasing. and wait until you can do full sets without soreness
I'm going for a few weeks bulk (for reasons) and i was thinking about a mass gainer to optimize the gains in this short time.
Now, the one i was looking for have enough servings for 2 weeks so i was thinking about taking half serving so i can take it every day. Is it worth it?
Or at this point is best to take it only in the workout days?
My mom wants to buy a waist trainer/waist shaper
what do i tell her? she asked if they work
>tfw lower back injury
>tfw possible rotator cuff tear
I'm spiraling downwards to depression and started losing discipline.
Is there a light at the end of the tunnel /fit/? Can I still lift?
How much can i 1RM when i benched 5x5 at 90 kg last session? on strstd it said something like 107-108 kg but the input there is 5RM while i managed 5x5.
tl;dr: you look like 12%, normal, and healthy
Without looking at the pic: You need to realize that fat calipers can only measure/estimate fat that is on top of muscle and below skin called subcutaneous fat. There is fat that stored around your organs called visceral fat too. This fat, due to its location, is what drives the gut to appear large and leads to the "beer belly" look. Visceral fat is typically lost first or at least more readily than subcutaneous during weightloss routines but it's possible that if you had a very large gut to start that you could have quite a bit left after losing significant weight.
After looking at your picture: You look like you have around 12% I guess. I don't see anything that strikes me as a "gut" insofar as it is not more prominent than a normal, healthy individual. If you are expecting to have a straight drop from chest to dick, you have a flawed sense of what can be achieved.
Depending on your individual sleep patterns you get 4~5 sleep cycles in eight hours. During each sleep cycle you get a growth hormone dump during slow wave sleep. Cut into that eight hours and you miss a GH secretion.
Incidentally this is where the broscience 'eating before bed slows gains' came from. A heavy meal right before bed interferes with sleep cycles and will cause you to miss a GH secretion.
supposed to give you a thin waist... mymom watch alot of kardashian and she thinks she will get a body like this if she uses it
I was just confused by the name. I thought she was expecting she would be able to remove the "shaper" and have her waist still be thin.
>get a body like this
so she is expecting the thing to squeeze her insides until...she isn't thin? The woman is not thin, her ass is just so huge it makes her waist look thin. Tell your mom to do squats to increase ass size.
and a TL;DR
these are the stats for 1 serving (100g/5 scoops)
370Kcal / 1562KJ
Fats 3,6g (1,54g)
Carbs 55g (10,5g)
Will half serving erryday work? or it's better one whole serving on WO days (3 per week)?
For the macros i plan to eat enough, that's why i'm not really sure it's worth to buy it, so... backup question:
Will a amount of creatine smaller than the usual 3g/day do something?
He ass is actually really small. If she was standing correctly, it would reduce the size of both her ass, and her man-belly. I can tell from this picture that she is going to have shoulder, neck, knee, and back issues through the rest of her life, if she doesn't correct it.
I can only go to the gym once this week. Got about 2 hours time. Give me a good workout. I like doing 3x12 in some sort of split but am open to anything.
I use to sleep all day when I was a lazy fuck, but ever since I started working out, I cannot sleep. I get home around 3am, no alarm, and I wake up around 8 or 9am naturally. Is this normal? Am I gonna die?
So I hurt myself about a week ago and took a break for a week but for the past week I haven't been sleeping very much or very well and I feel like shit. I was going to go to the gym today since it's been a week and I'm going out of town where I won't be able to lift at all. Here's the problem, last night I took some sleeping meds but I woke up and I feel like complete ass and I'm still tired. Should I go anyway or should I play it safe and not risk another injury?
I'm thinking about taking Basketball as a dick around class in College because I've always had fun playing with friends and I get some good cardio from it.
I'm worried I'll just be the crappiest person in the class. I'm fairly athletic and always get rebounds when I play with my friends because I can jump a lot higher (5'10 king of manlets here, can out jump the tallest kid we play with whose 6'4). I'm pretty quick and can like do a drive sometimes and occasionally make jumpers.
Should I stay signed up for it or do ya'll think everyone will be a lot better than me and I'll hate going everyday?
Today I'm doing
I'm looking to develop my upper body
What's a good exercise for ?????????? ?
I benched last workout so bench is out of the question.
>you can do cardio if you are not trying to get bigger
Can cardio influence at all how well you do on strength training?
I ask that because I've been going for almost two months to a gym and while I've seen some absurd gains on anything bellow my waist, anything above is bellow mediocre and I do some heavy work on the elliptical machine every day.
thinking about quitting bench press forever
my chest looks way bigger than the rest of my body, and I feel like ohp and chinups do the job just fine. I could use the time to work more tricep extensions since they're pretty shit and I don't trust closegrip
anyone quit bp?
Ball is life fool
but forreal is it just a class? What do you know about it? How serious is it. If it's like a team you'll most likely suck if you only play pickup with your friends.
I felt the ephedrine fucking with my heart so I decided to stop and bulk instead. I fucked up my cut and ate nothing but pizza and a tub of ice cream a day for a week. Now I'm regretting it. How will this affect my cut?
scale says I gained 6 pounds, is this really habbening
New to barbell workouts and I've found that I have a lot of disparity between my left and right side, my left being weaker.
>squats my hip makes me swing to the side
>OHP, bench, barbell row my left arm goes up slower than right
>deads only one that seems equal, but my form is questionable (still learning)
Using light weights to get my form first. I don't hurt during any of the exercises and I don't hurt afterwards. I look funny though because I've had some guys comment on it. Do I just work through it or ?
Thanks. Any exercise you'd recommend? Sorry, I'm really new to this.
got the worst headache and almost passed out from pull-ups.
not being hyperbolic either, I had to run to the bathroom so I wouldn't pass out in front of everyone
That was the first time I ever did pull ups and haven't tried again since.
my mom is joining a gym next week, she says she's gonna get a personal trainer, I said that she doesnt need it
should I just make a routine for her or should i Let her spend however much pt is
Grill wants me to go with her on a drug trip tonight, she's offering esctacy or shrooms and I've been straight-edged for most of my life.
Which ones will hinder me less when I go to the gym in the morning?
esctacy is less of a committment though
shrooms you're in it for like 4-6 hours
X will be like a 3 hour thing and you'll always feel in control
shrooms you felt like you just went on an exhausting adventure for a day.
either way i always feel fine the next day after either.
I'll get right into this one /fit/
>be in EMT school
>get to diabetic chapter
>Glycogen stores in the liver can last 24-48 hours, after that there is typically no more glycogen left in the liver to be converted to glucose and the blood glucose may drop drastically, while fat and protein cells will be used by the body cells at a high rate for energy.
Is it really as simple as not eating sugar for two days and then ez mode from there? (granted you can actually eat no sugar for 2 days)
Your body will go into ketosis mode and from there you can eat enough sugar to supply just enough for your brain? (no idea what amount that'd be)
IS STARTING STRENGTH GOOD OR BAD?
i see this asked so many fucking times, i just want some clarification. i'm looking for strength AND aesthetics, and all my lifts are at novice weight.
everyone says SS is terrible. now, i'm not following the original program, and i'm not eating a billion calories a day. i'm maintaining weight, and i'm doing babylover's SS.
am i going to look like a fucked up t-rex after? should i change my program to candito's strength program, SL, or PPL? is that too far ahead, do i need to reach intermediate lifts before i can progress to those? please help.
I've been on this board for 3 years and I don't know the answer to your question m8.
I did SS for like, 4 months before I switched to SL 5x5, and I honestly can't tell which I liked better. Both gave me decent gains, both are very similar. My quads did get huge compared to the rest of me but that eventually equaled out when I started going heavier on OHP and added curlsc, some light core work and weighted pullups.
the original is a good way for an actual beginner to start
yes you will get both stronger and more aesthetic if you don't eat a gigantic calorie surplus
this is really not an issue for an actual beginner -- virtually any program with linear progress and some mix of compound movements around the body will get you bigger and stronger
the only way it can even kind of fail is if you're too mentally weak to concentrate on your upper body press after you squat
How do you know the difference between a "this will damage you if you attempt to complete the rep" failed deadlift and a "I could probably complete this rep if I push through and keep going" deadlift when the slightest tweak under maximum load could break your vertebrae?
Can creatine cause acne outbursts? I never had a lot of acne on my shoulders, but started doing creatine 2 weeks ago, and my shoulders look like crap. A lot of acne. I think it might have started a bit before I started creatine, but not sure. I drink 3liters of water per day.
just gotta feeeellll it out m8, I've never felt as if my vertabrae were going to snap, probably because good form. Keep everything tight, at worst you may pass out. I think people that snap their shit up usually have shit form or are trying to go way heavier than they're supposed to. I wouldn't really try one rep maxes as they're just ego boosting shit, add the 5lbs/week and you'll be doin high ass numbers before you know it
the amount of hormones that are produced from taking Creatine can cause an increase of acne. drinking fruity shit like gatorade and whatever the fuck else can increase insulin levels and once again increase acne.
sorry bro you need to bulk. you cannot make effective strength or muscle gains while cutting or on maintenence. unless maybe you are on drugs and you have your diet 100% in check
Prehab. So for back do lumbar strengthening exercises, for shoulders strengthen the rotator cuff. They're always high rep, low intensity exercises so a lot of lifters find them boring or beneath them, but it'll stop your prime movers snapping your shit up as easily.
I am currently lying in bed, unable to walk properly because of some wicked lower back pain.
Got this back pain from doing deadlifts yesterday, was doing only lmao1pl8, with good form. How does this happen? Should I drop deadlifting at all and do back extensions instead? Can I progress in squats normally up until 3pl8 w/o snapping my back if i drop deadlifting?
you start losing gains after about 2 weeks- a month, I wouldn't worry about it. Try to get some protein in though. (not powder, shits hard to stomach when you're sick)
I'm assuming lmao1pl8 is lower than your working weight? Idk man might've pulled a muscle. Did you keep going after the pain started?
/fit/ My program requires me to micro-load 2.5 kg each workout. When benching 65kg I only managed 1 set of 5 reps, then reduced the weight to 62.5 and completed the last 2 sets.
My question is, should I deload or wait till my next workout maybe I had a bad day?
To be honest my mind wasn't fully focused but I managed to progressively overload on squats.
I have had back pains for a while now, even before i started lifting. Grew in height really fast and had shit sitting position.
I have no idea what my working weight is. I squat 75kg (165 lbs) and bench 65kg. So i bet i can do more than 1lp8 deadlift, its just that almost right after deadlifting i get back pains, this isnt the first time. When i just started out i deadlifted 55kg, then got back pains and decided to switch to back extensions for 4 month, now i have been careful with the weights, but still got wreckd by 1pl8.
Gym trainer says my form is good. And now i had no back pain prior deadlifting yesterday.
I only had 2 successful deadlift workouts so far (5 months of deadlifting)
started out with 55kg , next workout did 57kg, yesterday decided its time for 1pl8 (60kg) and got backpains right after.
Im just weirded out by the fact that most of /fit/ boasts about doing 2pl8 deadlift the very first time they come into gym, and my back is so fucking weak.
Auschwitz escapee here, currently 77kg (170 lbs) , 186cm (6'1)
Im really scared of doing deadlifts now, is it reasonable to just switch to back extensions for ever?
I hate to say this but your form might be shit or the weight is too heavy making your form shit.
>make sure the bar is at the middle of your feet, it will look like it's almost at your shins if you're looking from above
>Don't let the bar touch your shins.
>Stance of feet is shoulder width
>Now bend you ass over while keeping legs straight and grab the bar as close to your feet as you can.
>Bend you knees forward until shins touch the bar then stop.
>Look up and bring you chest up, it's okay if ass drops a little
>Then you drag the bar up your legs, and by dragging I mean the bar better be scrapping your leg all the way up.
i don't really like doing power cleans, and i'm definitely not confident enough to do them. i prefer babylover's, i just want to increase the 4 basic lifts along with 1 or 2 tricep/bicep workouts.
Hmm, guess i didnt do the shin touching part, i was standing really close to the bar, shoe laces underneath the bar, but no touching when raising the bar.
Keeping my back straight while lifting, checked in mirrors.
Thx for the advice m8