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Old 01-05-2011, 02:50 PM   #851
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You know I have never seen Restrepo yet but it's in my netflix que but my habit just started out of no where, oh well.

I've spent a lot of time looking at other 531 logs and articles and listened to what Wendler has said on upper back work and like you said it seems almost impossible to overtrain the upper back and it seems to get neglected so often.

1/5

Ran hills for 45 minutes, biggest suck ever. Not sure how long the hill was but it was fairly steep.

Warmed up by running from my car down to the bottom of the hill about half a mile from where I parked. Then spent a few rounds sprinting from lamp post to lamp post up the hill. Then the rest of the time running all the way up, walking down and repeating for a few rounds. Calves are feeling it.
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:18 PM   #852
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You know what may be cool to sneak in a little upper back work? Get the prowler out, hook up a couple of lashing straps, and do I-Y-Ts. No eccentric due to the sled work. Combined GPP + shoulder/upper back stuff.

I've done this a couple of times and liked it. So much, I don't do it consistently.
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Old 01-05-2011, 05:09 PM   #853
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You know what may be cool to sneak in a little upper back work? Get the prowler out, hook up a couple of lashing straps, and do I-Y-Ts. No eccentric due to the sled work. Combined GPP + shoulder/upper back stuff.

I've done this a couple of times and liked it. So much, I don't do it consistently.
Not sure what I-Y-T stands for, but I do "Sled Rows" a lot and love them.
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:57 PM   #854
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DBs, straps, coke cans, etc.

I= arms extended directly overhead so you look like an "I"
Y= Similar but an an angle to make a "Y", approx 45 degrees
T= Out to side. These are to be done on a horizontal plane. So you can either lay on a bench, or stand and use a TRX/suspension trainer, cable, straps, sled w/ straps etc.

There are also W's and L's. Smitty did a guest blog on Mike Robertson's site recently for this.
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:13 AM   #855
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DBs, straps, coke cans, etc.

I= arms extended directly overhead so you look like an "I"
Y= Similar but an an angle to make a "Y", approx 45 degrees
T= Out to side. These are to be done on a horizontal plane. So you can either lay on a bench, or stand and use a TRX/suspension trainer, cable, straps, sled w/ straps etc.

There are also W's and L's. Smitty did a guest blog on Mike Robertson's site recently for this.
Sorry to hijack your log, kevin. Do you have a link? I can't quite grasp what your describing



Kevin- todays article on tnation was good: http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...owler_training
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:59 PM   #856
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http://robertsontrainingsystems.com/...ab-your-balls/
Imagine these images, but standing, using a sled/prowler. Do the rep, take a step or two back, do the rep and so on....
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:00 AM   #857
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My brother in law who was a Capt in the Army suggested I watch Restrepo. I caught about half of it on Nat Geo. My wife who was a nurse in the Army watched it with me. Intense is all I can say.

I am all for upper back work.
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Old 01-07-2011, 04:28 PM   #858
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Thanks for the article links, good stuff.

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tired and had very little sleep so I went by feel today

Press: 75 x 5, 85 x 5, 100 x 8
BB Rows: 95 x 10, 115 x 10, 135 x 10, 10, 10
DB Press: 35 x 15, 15, 15, 10
Pullups: 50
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:15 PM   #859
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I think I may have been getting sick again. Last night I had bad night sweats and for me I can tell when im getting sick by how much my lower back hurts and those weird body aches that come with the flu. Oddly, the lower back discomfort has remained but I may have lucked out at sweating out whatever cold I may have been catching.

I know a lot of people have been getting really sick around here and have been getting a second cold or right out flu after the first one starts to clear especially at work. Not sure when I'll get to deadlift maybe not till monday.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:48 PM   #860
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ok im going crazy, everything is closed still so im going to pull out the barbell and find some weights and knock out deadlift day at home to get 5's week out of the way. I think I have enough weights to at least get something in.
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