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Old 11-06-2007, 08:26 AM   #11
Max Murphy
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Originally Posted by Jesse Woody View Post
Glad you're able to start incorporating the lifts, even if it's just a little at a time. A couple of points;

It's Clean, not cling
Ha, well I didn't stay a Holiday Inn Express last night!

I will eventually drop the reps and up the weight. Right now I'm trying to get some sort of form and make sure I'm flexible enough just to do the movements. I noticed last night at the bottom of my front squats my hips hurt. It wasn't bad I just want to get the right areas loose enough that I don't hurt something.

Last nights workout was good. My ego took a hit because of the light weights but I'm trying to not let that bother me. It went like this:

5 minutes on a row machine to warm up

Military press
2x10 with the bar
2x10 @ 95
2x8 @ 95 (I had some pain in my left shoulder)

Sumo deads
2x10 135
2x10 225 (I liked the sumo stance, I've never tried it before)

Front squats
2x10 with the bar
4x10 with 95 (I moved slow and controlled, tried to focus on pushing with my heels rather than my toes, and going ATG)

I could actually feel almost instantaneously if I pushed with my toes. My knees would let me know real quick. The good news is this morning my knees have no pain what so ever. I think I'm going to stay with these weights for the rest of this week, I might up the deads, they felt easy.

I'm thinking about keeping a log here. I like PM because it's not covered with tester logs, hormone cycles, and hype over the newest coolest whatever supplement. If any one is interested let me know and I'll set it up. I'll probably do it anyway just because the wealth of knowledge here. I'll gladly take any feed back given.

I'm happy with my first semi-Oly workout.
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Old 11-07-2007, 12:00 PM   #12
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The second workout
I just did pretty much the exact same thing. I don't want to jump in too quick and hurt something. I also got a copy of Dan Johns from the ground up. I like it a lot. I might try a couple of the workouts when ever I feel comfortable with what I'm doing now.

5 minutes walking inclined on a treadmill.

Military press
2x10 with the bar
4x10 @ 95 This seemed a lot easier today. Left shoulder still tight, uncomfortable.

Sumo deads
4x10 135 I stuck with light weight and focused on form a little more today. I didn't go up in weight because I had a little more crackle in my knee than I wanted.

Front squats
2x10 with the bar
4x10 with 95 This seemed a little easier today as well. I need to work on bar placement. It was pinching my delts pretty good by the last set. I'm currently grabbing the bar off the rack at about shoulder level and crossing my arms. Would it benefit me to clean the weight to my chest and do it from that grip at all?

Ego still took a hit today, light weights. I think it's funny I'm using the same weight for military presses and front squats. My upper body is IMO much stronger than my lower. I'm going to move this along with Mondays workout over to the log section tonight.
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Old 12-25-2007, 10:47 PM   #13
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I'm 6'4" as well I don't know how much of an impact that will have.
I once wrote an article of the impact of lifter's height on competition. Here is its link:

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Old 10-03-2010, 03:20 PM   #14
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Nobody on this board has knee like I do, well perhaps Dave, OK OK his are worse...

if you care it's possible to lift with bad knees, I know in person elite lifters who do it, just be carefull with max attempts
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:26 PM   #15
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Im surprised and disappointed that no one has mentioned knee wraps or knee tape. I'd use both if I were you, Max.
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