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Sat down to have my breakfast there and my back went. What a fucking specimen.
That sucks, we've all been there. It always seems like the most innocuous stupid shit that all too often leads to an injury. Last time I hurt my knee I squatted down to get something out of the fridge, felt like someone had shoved a knife in my knee. Squats knee fine, sprint session knee fine, reach for a stick of celery from the fridge knee is fucked!
 
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Sat down to have my breakfast there and my back went. What a fucking specimen.
Always the most fuckin ridiculous bullshit, man.

Sunday morning I'm came out of a decent back and Tris workout. Up on main lifts and feeling good.

Goes to lift a half empty Tim of paint. Pull a muscle in my neck.
 
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That's the danger of morning workouts, done that plenty of times in the past myself. I generally prefer evening workouts myself, find I have more energy later on and I personally like a moment to myself in the morning to properly get going, hate feeling rushed early on in the day trying to cram everything in before I get out of the door.
It is, if I miss a morning workout I have to swap a rest day, if I run out of rest days the workout doesn't happen.

As it is, with no football this week I can space out my workouts.

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Leg day went good.

Only issue is I'm shit scared of the RDL's now.

Doing them in such high volume has got me paranoid about my form.

When I first started strength training again in November it was winter so due to the way lighting works my window was basically a full portrait mirror that I could see myself in.

I know I can video myself but even that, over such large volume, isn't gonna ease my mind.

What I'm looking for is tips in my head that I can check off every lift.

I currently do the following:
mixed grip
shoulders pinned back
knees soft
hip hinge as far as my flexibility allows.

Any other mental pointers anyone can think of.

My budy has adapted quite well to high volume training but so many RDL's scares me lol.
 

mandela

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Leg day went good.

Only issue is I'm shit scared of the RDL's now.

Doing them in such high volume has got me paranoid about my form.

When I first started strength training again in November it was winter so due to the way lighting works my window was basically a full portrait mirror that I could see myself in.

I know I can video myself but even that, over such large volume, isn't gonna ease my mind.

What I'm looking for is tips in my head that I can check off every lift.

I currently do the following:
mixed grip
shoulders pinned back
knees soft
hip hinge as far as my flexibility allows.

Any other mental pointers anyone can think of.

My budy has adapted quite well to high volume training but so many RDL's scares me lol.
I don't use mixed grip for RDLs.

I've no real reasoning other than pure bro science that tells me that slight I'm balance at such high volume is risky.

Are you at least reversing the mixed grip each set?
 
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I don't use mixed grip for RDLs.

I've no real reasoning other than pure bro science that tells me that slight I'm balance at such high volume is risky.

Are you at least reversing the mixed grip each set?
I only use the mixed grip because standard grip is too hard for me to do over the full 100 reps. I feel it failing.

I haven't been reversing the mixed grip though so that could be something worth considering.
 

mandela

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I only use the mixed grip because standard grip is too hard for me to do over the full 100 reps. I feel it failing.

I haven't been reversing the mixed grip though so that could be something worth considering.
Aye, i know what you mean, mate. Mine fails too and I mix it up just cos i worry about imbalances at that weight or volume. I might be talking complete shit but i always alternate left hand in/out, right hand out/in each set.
 
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Always the most fuckin ridiculous bullshit, man.

Sunday morning I'm came out of a decent back and Tris workout. Up on main lifts and feeling good.

Goes to lift a half empty Tim of paint. Pull a muscle in my neck.
So true that. You can pull huge numbers and do all the heavy lifting in the gym, but it’s always something daft that fucks you up. Every time I’ve been injured it has been basically from dickin about.


I only use the mixed grip because standard grip is too hard for me to do over the full 100 reps. I feel it failing.

I haven't been reversing the mixed grip though so that could be something worth considering.
You Guys should just get some straps, makes rdls so much easier and you can load a lot more weight because you aren’t focusing on grip. I’d have no chance rdling what I do if I didn’t use them. Just work up without them and put them on for the top set, no need for a mixed grip them either.

Haven’t benched heavy in a while so had a play and managed 180kg, very hard compared to what it was but I’ll take it, next bulk I’m going to aim for 200kg. Swipe across if you’re interested

 
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Aye, I used to have straps and they were definitely worth it.

Will probs order some.
Straps for deadlifting under 100 kilo ffs.

Written as if I don't need straps at around the same weight. My grip starts to give out around 110kg tbh. Those beta genetics of peace.
 
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Straps for deadlifting under 100 kilo ffs.

Written as if I don't need straps at around the same weight. My grip starts to give out around 110kg tbh. Those beta genetics of peace.
You got small hands smudge? Mixed grip most people should be fine with most weights but double over is a nightmare to go heavy with.
 
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You got small hands smudge? Mixed grip most people should be fine with most weights but double over is a nightmare to go heavy with.
Yeah, girls hands tbh. Same size as Miguel Cotto's when I shook his hand though.

I've never done mixed grip, always double over.
 
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:lol:

It's the reps that fatigue the forearms more than the weight, man.
Possibly. But my fingers are hanging onto the bar like coat hangers when I go over 100.

Tbh that's showing how immensely strong my fingers are being able to support that weight in their own.

I've got the strongest fingers in this thread, come at me.
 
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Yeah, girls hands tbh. Same size as Miguel Cotto's when I shook his hand though.

I've never done mixed grip, always double over.
I have girl hands too always used to struggle with grip on deadlift used to have to use straps on anything above 90kg and even with a mixed grip anything above 100kg used to be a struggle on later reps.

Since I've started deadlifting again this year though my grip seems to be stronger than before. I'm deadlifting well over 100kg now with no grip issues. One thing I've changed is how I grip the bar I have a looser more open grip, basically just hook my fingers, don't make a fist and my fingers alone seem to be able to hold onto the bar.

But when or if I get to a weight where my grip fails again I'm definitely using straps again.
 
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So true that. You can pull huge numbers and do all the heavy lifting in the gym, but it’s always something daft that fucks you up. Every time I’ve been injured it has been basically from dickin about.




You Guys should just get some straps, makes rdls so much easier and you can load a lot more weight because you aren’t focusing on grip. I’d have no chance rdling what I do if I didn’t use them. Just work up without them and put them on for the top set, no need for a mixed grip them either.

Haven’t benched heavy in a while so had a play and managed 180kg, very hard compared to what it was but I’ll take it, next bulk I’m going to aim for 200kg. Swipe across if you’re interested

I've never actually used straps. How do they work?
 

mandela

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Done back and tris earlier. Just a wee runthrough as still nursing injuries.

Pull ups 4 sets
BORs 4x12/ Tricep extentions with band 4x12
Weighted body rows 4x12/ close grip bench 4x12
DB rows 3x15/ Skulls 3x15

Going a wee 3 mile run now...struggling to get up though, tbh.