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Weighted pistols
« on: July 22, 2012, 01:14:17 am »
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PREVIOUS QUESTION: Pushup form

'Sup Lance.

I've started doing 7 Weeks to 100 Pushups and 7 Weeks to 50 Pullups for my upper body.

To make the former program harder I do my pushups weighted with 45 lbs. on my back, but I don't really know what proper form is besides being shoulder width and... y'know, pushing. I know with pullups you focus on your elbows doing the pulling (which helped a lot, by the way); is there something similar for pushups?

The reason I ask is because I experience shoulder pain now and then, and I can only guess that I'm doing them wrong sometimes.
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Re: Pushup form
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2012, 11:50:00 pm »
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  Yea, with push ups make sure to "screw" the hands to the floor.  What that means is, imagine youre trying to pull the floor apart with your hands.  This will externally rotate the upper arms and put your shoulder in a stronger position.  Make sure to keep your shoulders pulled back as well, the chest should be on stretch even at the top of the rep.
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Re: Pushup form
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2012, 02:22:03 am »
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It helped a lot. Instantly felt the difference when I started out trying to pull the floor apart. Thanks, Lance.

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Re: Pushup form
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2012, 05:07:12 pm »
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It helped a lot. Instantly felt the difference when I started out trying to pull the floor apart. Thanks, Lance.

glad it helped bud.
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Re: Weighted pistols
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2012, 05:43:33 am »
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Yo Lance, I'm gonna switch things up; I've been sl box squatting for a while, but now I want to progress my full pistol squat. I had a workout session last Saturday where I lowered to a full pistol squat depth (broke parallel and then some), but then I saw this. Would something like that be better than going to full? Just curious.

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Re: Weighted pistols
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2012, 03:16:22 pm »
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Yo Lance, I'm gonna switch things up; I've been sl box squatting for a while, but now I want to progress my full pistol squat. I had a workout session last Saturday where I lowered to a full pistol squat depth (broke parallel and then some), but then I saw this. Would something like that be better than going to full? Just curious.

 Im confused as to what you mean man, in the video you linked hes definitely doing a full squat...
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Re: Weighted pistols
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2012, 12:14:41 am »
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Yo Lance, I'm gonna switch things up; I've been sl box squatting for a while, but now I want to progress my full pistol squat. I had a workout session last Saturday where I lowered to a full pistol squat depth (broke parallel and then some), but then I saw this. Would something like that be better than going to full? Just curious.

 Im confused as to what you mean man, in the video you linked hes definitely doing a full squat...

Huh. Really? I thought it was a variation since he's sitting down into it. It removes the part where you force the change from eccentric to concentric, doesn't it? Would this be better to go for then?

From what I remember, you gave me a weighted pistol squat vid where the dude was beast. He held the front squat position with the barbell with around 120 or so lbs. and then dropped into full depth, but not as far as the guy I linked... which is what I'm doing.

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Re: Weighted pistols
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2012, 03:24:18 am »
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Yo Lance, I'm gonna switch things up; I've been sl box squatting for a while, but now I want to progress my full pistol squat. I had a workout session last Saturday where I lowered to a full pistol squat depth (broke parallel and then some), but then I saw this. Would something like that be better than going to full? Just curious.

 Im confused as to what you mean man, in the video you linked hes definitely doing a full squat...

Huh. Really? I thought it was a variation since he's sitting down into it. It removes the part where you force the change from eccentric to concentric, doesn't it? Would this be better to go for then?

From what I remember, you gave me a weighted pistol squat vid where the dude was beast. He held the front squat position with the barbell with around 120 or so lbs. and then dropped into full depth, but not as far as the guy I linked... which is what I'm doing.

Oh ok, you mean the little roll  back like a  box squat.  Honestly, if youre THAT deep like he is in the video, it wont matter which way you do it, I guarantee you he has no trouble going down and straight up without the roll into it.  The front squat grip on the  bar is a good way to do it too, I like that one since you can elevate your working leg and not have to get into such an extreme position in the end range of motion.  Either will work fine though.
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Re: Weighted pistols
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2012, 03:37:03 am »
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Okay, thanks, Lance.

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Re: Weighted pistols
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2012, 03:40:06 am »
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You  bet man good luck.
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