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3 PRs were broken this past week. Videos below:

  1. 250lbs Overhead Press (+5lbs)
  2. 350lbs Bench Press (+5lbs)
  3. 540lbs Deadlift (+10lbs)

Not bad! But still not world class...

Also, I review quite possibly one of the worst tasting protein powders I've ever ingested:

Anyways, check these out:

  1. Conditioning Is A Sham by Mark Rippetoe
  2. Learn To Grind by Mike Tuchscherer



Some updates:

  • Training has been pretty good this past week. On Monday (volume day) I high bar squatted 410lbs, 10 sets of 3 (video).
  • To deal with the forearm pain I was getting from bench presses, I've decided to try the reverse grip bench press. It takes some getting used to, but I think I'm getting the hang of it! Managed to reverse grip bench press 330lbs (video), but missed at 340lbs (which is my bench press PR). I believe 330lbs is a paused bench press PR however. I usually get forearm pain at heavier loads, but so far, I'm not feeling any pain at all. Let's hope it stays that way.
  • Rearranged my home gym, cleaned up and took some pictures. Pics here.
  • Lastly, after about 6 months of high bar squatting on volume days, I'm finally going to reintroduce the low bar back squat on Monday. Should be fun.

Anyways, check these out:

  1. Eating Bigger On A Budget by Brandon Morrison
    A slow cooker and rice cooker are 2 key tools that got me from 183lbs to 200lbs+.
  2. Successful Bench Press Experiment by Craig Hirota
    This I have to try!
  3. Platform: Learning to Press 2.0 by Mark Rippetoe
    A new way to OHP as explained in Starting Strength 3rd edition. I'll try this on Wednesday.

Hip Drive

September 18, 2012 — Leave a comment

Hip Drive

A few posts you might have missed:

  1. Friends Don't Let Friends Skip Leg Day
  2. How To Watch The 2012 London Olympics Online

And a few solid articles I've come across this past week:

  1. Get Your Press Up! By Mark Rippetoe
  2. What If I Don’t Want to, or Can’t, Lift Heavy? By Nia Shanks
  3. Hyperlordosis by Justin Lascek
  4. I Will Pick Up Heavy Things Off The Floor by Paul Carter
  5. Everything You Need To Know About The Hip Thrust by Bret Contreras
  6. Is A Calorie Truly Just A Calorie? By Layne Norton


A killer interview and some awesome articles I've read this past week:

  1. Starting Strength Series : Marty Gallagher Interview (Part 3) with Mark Rippetoe & Marty Gallagher
  2. A Tip For Reducing Back Pain During the Deadlift by Stevo
  3. I Will Condition by Paul Carter
  4. Tweak Something? by Brandon Morrison
  5. Train Like A Grown Ass Man by Greg Robins