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  1. Emevas is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis17 View Post
    Starting Strength is probably a better workout to do than Stronglifts now for beginners. Last I checked, they removed Dips from Stronglifts in favor of doing push ups to failure. They also replaced a couple other lifting exercises with bodyweight exercises. You just do 3 sets to failure. It looks like ****, but it's better than doing nothing.

    Congrats on the squat mark btw.
    Actually, the new version of SL has no bodyweight work, but I felt the version with push-ups was WAY superior than with dips for a beginner, as it has a much better chance of building up work capacity and hypertrophy for a weak beginner.
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    The routine I followed had Push ups, alternating pull/chins and inverted row...
    When I first started lifting I could barley do a single dip on a good day, last week I managed 30xBW and could probably of pushed a few more.

    My bench is terrible and my weakest point, i have a problem with my right shoulder and the general opinion in the gym is a weak rotator cuff so ive been doing Joe Defrancos rotator cuff warm up, its some where on youtube and ill see if it helps matters at all, any advice from people on here is also welcomed.

    Also since stopping stronglifts i switch from regular deadlift to sumo and that alone has allowed me to add more weight and taken away strain from my lower back

    PBs are

    OHP = 165lbs x 4
    Bench = 264lbs x 1
    Deadlift = 363lbs x 1
    Squat = 418lbs x 4
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    Deadlift is pretty low compared to your squats, you have back trouble or something going on there? I had a similar imbalance for a while due to forearm/grip problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kintanon View Post
    Deadlift is pretty low compared to your squats, you have back trouble or something going on there? I had a similar imbalance for a while due to forearm/grip problems.

    I just never took the deadlift seriously thoughout stronglifts, rarely added weight to the bar, it wont take long for me to up the numbers on that though.

    One of the problems i had was when i started out I was weak so after squatting 5x5 my lower back was tight as hell making deadlifting difficult, now i have a seperate day for deadlifts that shouldnt be a problem, infact my lower back back is never sore/tight after squats anymore im assuming this is because they have become accustomed to the workload as my form is good.

    My grip strength is also pretty poor so I have to use wraps
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    Managed 440lbs today for 3 reps, have a video but im not sure how to upload it on here... Pretty proud of my self, I managed to upload it to facebook but every one just seems to ask if I **** my self lol


    Also got a 385lbs deadlift on monday so thats coming along nicely, my grip strength is awful though specially with a thick bar.

    I really need to work on that
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    Use straps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emevas View Post
    Use straps.

    I do, thats the problem, my grip suffers at 250/260lbs

    Its not a problem when I use straps and I have no qualms with using them, just annoying having the grip of a 10 year old girl
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    Get some Captains of Crush grippers to work your grip. How are you failing with straps? Are you setting them up properly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emevas View Post
    Get some Captains of Crush grippers to work your grip. How are you failing with straps? Are you setting them up properly?

    Im not failing with straps, maybe I typed it wrong, straps are great and allow me to lift alot more.

    What I meant to say is without them I cant even go over 250lbs With them Im hitting around 380lbs
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    Ah, when you wrote that your grip strength was awful, I assumed you meant it was limiting your deadlift.
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