I recently started doing BB C&P

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  1. hootpie

    hootpie New Member

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    Those things kick my ass almost as much as DLs. I don't even use a lot of weight, but it really gets me sweating. If you do them, post up your #'s and how long you've been doing them.

    2 weeks
    reps x weight
    15x95
    12x95
    10x105
    6x125

    And I finally got a new pair of gym shoes. After trying on quite a few pairs, I found these to be the most "neutral" and squat/deadlift friendly:

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    They're the Nike Free Trainer 7.0's...ccrooks recommended the Free's to me a while back in one of my threads and I finally got around to trying a pair on. Good call ccrooks :)

    Edit: Story specifically for Phineas Q Stork- These two ~17 year olds were in the gym working out. One of them was doing DB incline press with 45's and asked me to help him get the weights up. I didn't really have to help him, but I saw that he struggled with it...I watched him do his set and noticed he wasn't bringing the weights down anywhere near his chest. When he finished his set, I asked him if he normally has problems getting the DB's up for the first rep, which he said yes to. I told him to use a much greater range of motion and actually showed him how low to go and explained that I had the same problem and increasing my ROM fixed it. He was like "cool, thanks." Needless to say, he did his next set with the same poor ROM and his sets of BB incline were even worse. Turns out the guy works there.
     
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  2. cavefish

    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    225 for 5 reps or so. Maybe more but I hate cleans.
     
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    I'll probably hate cleans once I can press enough weight to make the clean part harder. So far the most I've cleaned is 145lb for push presses and that's no big deal.
     
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    where is your story?
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Chuck Taylors > * for deadlifts
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    Deadlift slippers > Chucks for deadlifts.
     
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    Don't have one :wtc:...that's why I posted about my new shoes instead.
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    I dunno them shits look pretty gay. I use Sambas for squats/DL's and they work fine for me. I pull with a close stance so I don't need ankle support.
     
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    Actually I lied, I do have a story that I just remembered. These two ~17 year olds were in the gym working out. One of them was doing DB incline press with 45's and asked me to help him get the weights up. I didn't really have to help him, but I saw that he struggled with it...I watched him do his set and noticed he wasn't bringing the weights down anywhere near his chest. When he finished his set, I asked him if he normally has problems getting the DB's up for the first rep, which he said yes to. I told him to use a much greater range of motion and actually showed him how low to go and explained that I had the same problem and increasing my ROM fixed it. He was like "cool, thanks." Needless to say, he did his next set with the same poor ROM and his sets of BB incline were even worse. Turns out the guy works there.
     
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    You forgot the moral of the story: Never help anyone at the gym unless they specifically ask for it.
     
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    I was going to say qft until...

    qft.

    Other than that, tho, Converse Allstars are the best lifting shoe.

    Flat sole? Check.

    No unecessary ankle support? Check.

    Inexpensive? Check.

    Street cred? Check :bigthumb:
     
  13. hitmikey

    hitmikey DRIVEN FROM WITHIN

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    I have the exact same sneakers. Great for running. I almost liked the frees bc my feet breath in them, they're really light and such
     
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    Huge Evil Robot Must not sleep, must warn others

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    I can't remember the last time I did push presses, I switched to split jerks months ago, and feel they were infinitely better at improving speed and explosiveness. Still do strict shoulder DB work on occasion just to mix things up a bit.
     
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    pctony Alyson > *

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    i just do clean and jerks.
     
  16. cls

    cls Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in

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    Do you find split jerks to be an effective replacement for shoulder pressing? I do them occasionally, but find them to be more of a leg/back exercise than a shoulder exercise. They sure are more fun though.
     
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    I do them occasionally as a ME movement... getting up to 145ish. Do you add in the front squat, or do you just clean + push press it?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Here, they only have street cred among emo fags
     
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    That's not funny!!!:squint:
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    don't get emo about it
     
  22. cls

    cls Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in

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    I ordered a pair of those Nikes yesterday, same color and everything. Went to 3 stores and no one had any size 13s!! So, I'll let you know how they work in 5-7 days. Only $59 though at champs
     
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    :wtf:

    I paid $84.99 @ Chick's :mad:
     
  24. cls

    cls Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in

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    Sorry bro. They were $85 at footlocker and finish line too... I just got lucky. $62 after taxes. The website has all the 5.0's dropped down to $59 though link
     
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    hitmikey DRIVEN FROM WITHIN

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    save your receipts... the frees are known to tear in the back but you can get a brand new replacement
     
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