this was neat
The deadlift talk is interesting. I feel like I started off with higher hips, then for the past year or so it's gotten lower. The other night we had Jesse Burdick and Mark Bell at our gym. Say what you will about westside templates (I'm not a fan myself), but these dudes know lifting. Burdick basically had us setup like it was a stiff-legged deadlift, and then bring the hips down just a bit to engage the hamstrings. When you did it right, it was like the bar was floating off the floor before you even pulled. Then the bar just popped up. It felt very strong. Definitely something I'm going to play with for a while and see how it works out.
You mean getting the slack out of the bar?
That's one way to explain it. I mean, I've always pulled the slack out, but I guess you could think of this as a different way to go about it. I had always pulled the slack out after I got down into position and got tight. Using this method, I bent over, gripped the bar, then tightened up the back hard, then basically used the bar to pull myself down into position with the hips fairly high. That's where it felt like the bar was just hovering because of all the tension.
Thanks for the talk about my muscle tear. It was actually my psoas not an erector but the info was very helpful regardless. Did some decline sit-ups for very high reps yesterday to get the blood into it!
Great podcast. I would definitely make the drive to Tulsa for a seminar!
I think the only strong guy I know that runs Sheiko year round is Ben Rice. Kid is a beast, just posted a video of a 500x9 ATG squat at 200BW.
Quote of the week: "She got all dem juices"- Paul, you think 1 set of Poundstone curls a week is sufficient to stimulate growth optimally, or would it be wise to add in a 2nd exercise/rep scheme 3-4 days later? I'm thinking DC style Pinwheels to hit the biceps/forearms
Once a week is generally good. If I curl a second time that week, it's generally a little heavier.
Holy shit, imagine if you try to kiss the fish head. Eaaargh!