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Old 11-15-2011, 10:14 PM   #12426
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Re: General Gym Observations

my gym has one squat rack, 1 flat bench press and 1 smith machine (and no power cage). fortunately, in the ~1 month i've been going, it happened only 2 times that someone wanted to work in his squat set with us (going with my brother, so often occupy squat rack up to an hour if i press afterwards). for bench press i never had to wait...
now, if i'd use to use the ez curl bar, that would be another story. always occupied. Bro's ftw
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:55 PM   #12427
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Microloading DBs can be tough without preparation, though
yeah, i used to do this and I would do my progressions like this:

3x5x60lb dumbbells

then

3x6x60lb dumbbells

then

3x7x60lb dumbbells

then

3x5x65lb dumbbells
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:30 PM   #12428
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There were 4 guys in the weight room tonite... 1 squatting 1 deadlifting 2 snatching o_o

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Old 11-15-2011, 11:51 PM   #12429
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There were 4 guys in the weight room tonite... 1 squatting 1 deadlifting 2 snatching o_o
the revolution is happening
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:53 PM   #12430
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There was only one guy in my gym today. He was doing cleans. It was meh weight and meh form, but at least he was trying.

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Old 11-16-2011, 12:00 AM   #12431
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There were 4 guys in the weight room tonite... 1 squatting 1 deadlifting 2 snatching o_o
Were some constellations aligned?
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:23 AM   #12432
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yeah, i used to do this and I would do my progressions like this:

3x5x60lb dumbbells

then

3x6x60lb dumbbells

then

3x7x60lb dumbbells

then

3x5x65lb dumbbells
That's what I'd do too under the circumstances. There are several advantages to using DBs instead of a barbell for OHPs, including the fact they are a little easier on the shoulder joints.
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Old 11-16-2011, 03:06 AM   #12433
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Am I missing something as to why people wouldn't/don't want to use collars?
So they can dump if they fail. I also frequently don't use collars for squats and other stuff too just because, well you don't need them. Yes it is quicker to change the weights too, as insignificant as that sounds. Clips are annoying.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:28 AM   #12434
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Just think of the clips as free grip work.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:14 AM   #12435
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You can also tie bowties to the barbell. Would only take like 10 seconds, so there's no reason to not do it.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:31 AM   #12436
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:09 AM   #12437
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:12 AM   #12438
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:39 PM   #12439
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That was similar to when I try to troll. I was assuming the bowtie reference was to a JonFon video of old or something where he collared up with bowties and squatted in a tux or something.

Which, actually, is a great idea for an actual troll. Go into your gym in a tux, use bowties instead of collars, and do heavy weights correctly. Perhaps loosening your tie when "it gets real hard."

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Old 11-16-2011, 03:05 PM   #12440
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Except it will also fail because people will think you're an idiot for hurting your knees by not doing knee-forward quarter squats and killing your back by deadlifting.
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:29 PM   #12441
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yeah curling somehow seems to work better with the troll theme... someone do this plz

edit: make sure to arrive in casual clothes and change into your tux too
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:31 PM   #12442
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1 million bonus points if after your set you go in to the locker room and tear off all your clothes in one swoop because it's all a stripper set.

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Old 11-16-2011, 07:50 PM   #12443
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lol @ tux / stripper - idea
but i'm disappointed, 1 month in the gym and i still have never seen quarter squats. not many people squat in the squat rack here, but when they do, their form is always at least ok-ish and they go around parallel.
BRAHS OF SWITZERLAND, Y U NO QUARTER-SQUAT?
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:09 PM   #12444
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speaking of quarter squats. closest I've ever been to approaching a non-noob in the gym about form today. alpha-bro is squatting with his two weaker, but taller friends.

warms up to 4-plate quarter squats, tip-toeing to unrack and rack the whole time. misses the left hook trying to rack his 405 and almost dies. CONVENIENTLY both of the friends were on the left side of the rack and were able to catch the bar and push it up. what is wrong with people.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:15 PM   #12445
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speaking of quarter squats. closest I've ever been to approaching a non-noob in the gym about form today. alpha-bro is squatting with his two weaker, but taller friends.

warms up to 4-plate quarter squats, tip-toeing to unrack and rack the whole time. misses the left hook trying to rack his 405 and almost dies. CONVENIENTLY both of the friends were on the left side of the rack and were able to catch the bar and push it up. what is wrong with people.
This question is always relevant, and not necessarily limited to the gym.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:49 PM   #12446
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Re: General Gym Observations

saw behind-the-head-assisted-push-presses-in-the-smith-machine tonight
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:50 PM   #12447
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I saw a skinny indian kid quarter squat 95x10 then later saw him practicing form in front if a mirror (knees straight, making sure to go slightly below 45 deg). Thought about milesdysoning, but I don't have the power level.
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:57 AM   #12448
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lol @ tux / stripper - idea
but i'm disappointed, 1 month in the gym and i still have never seen quarter squats. not many people squat in the squat rack here, but when they do, their form is always at least ok-ish and they go around parallel.
BRAHS OF SWITZERLAND, Y U NO QUARTER-SQUAT?
Pretty sure people in USA#1 are even more retarted than in Europe. Plus more bro-ish.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:46 AM   #12449
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Nah its probably about the same. Scandanavia is probably pretty low on the bro count but the UK is full of them. Especially the large amounts of asians. They are so bro round here its unreal.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:48 AM   #12450
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Well UK is basically USA#1 light so that makes sense. Plus ror asians obv.
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