6/24/2008 9:52am, #11
And find somewhere with a squat rack. My gym is the only gym in my town that seems to cater for serious weight lifting at all and its only got a smith machine, which is shite. Currently I'm cleaning the weight up, overhead pressing it over the head and onto my back, which is a bit of a pain, but not a problem at the low weights I'm doing. Higher weights though are going to be a bitch. They have said here they will be getting a squat rack though so hopefully it will turn up soon.
6/24/2008 10:08am, #12Originally Posted by honesty
holy jesus puppet-fucking christ... that sounds terrible
what kind of weights are we talking about here? I could never even think of taking any thing over 225 over my head like that.. let alone what I've been doing on the 5x5 squat plan.
here's a kind of DIY thread from crossfit for squat racks... there's got to be SOME kind of alternative for you. (http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=33314)
plus, there're always dead liftsIn summation your argument denotes a lack of intellectual honesty on your part. It is my contention that this matter would best be solved with fisticuffs. I believe I will be victorious in this regard.
6/24/2008 10:13am, #13
Heh. Nowhere near that much yet. I'm only on week 2 of the 5x5, so it'll be 40kg next time I do it. When the weight gets to heavy for this I'm going to give the Steinborn lift a go.... but hopefully by then they will be getting a squat rack anyway.
6/24/2008 10:25am, #14
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honesty, try experimenting with front squats off the clean. They are a bitch if you have poor wrist/elbow flexibility (like me), but they are better on the back and hit your legs better than back squats. You can also try overhead squats (remember to use a snatch grip) - it will strenghten your back (and improve its mobility.)
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6/25/2008 1:25pm, #15
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I've read many of your posts, Teh_El_Macho, as well as the stronglifts 5x5... and many of Ross's articles.
My only problem with being able to keep up a schedule like that is the lack of time. Because in addition to training Muay Thai 3 times a week, I also work full time, study for my accounting designation, and I also do volunteer work. So to be able to consistently get in twice a week of weight lifting is pretty difficult.
So I was wondering if what I had written earlier, about the 3 sets of 5 for the exercises I mentioned, (or I guess i'll move it up to 5x5 instead) would be significant enough to build strength and maybe a bit of size, even if done only once a week... or would it be necessary to have a minimum of 2 weight training sessions per week in order to gain strength?
6/25/2008 5:14pm, #16
From what Ive read on the stronglifts website, 2 a week works but is slower, 1 a week doesnt really...