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Forum: Exercises 12-15-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,010
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: Stance width for DL

Nitpicking, but KK has competed @ 275# and 308# weightclasses, so his 900+ pulls are not 4X BW :).
Forum: Stuff and Nonsense 12-01-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,593
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: can u lend me ur motivation?

Lifting is a lot easier to do than metcons at a globo. Focus on a legit lifting program instead of CF mainpage if strength is one of your goals. For metcons, just do couplets/intervals etc. Chippers...
Forum: Exercises 12-01-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,221
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: Stalled press progress

On multi rep sets, breathe at the top versus with the barbell on your shoulders, so you use the stretch reflex (like bench press). Make sure your glutes and abs are engaged and tight (so you are not...
Forum: Digital Coaching 11-25-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,874
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: Back Squat Check

The advantages of low bar are more posterior chain recruitment. If your athlete is a desk sitter (or has been sedentary), she likely lacks posterior mobility and strength. Increasing this will also...
Forum: Fitness 11-25-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 53,491
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: For those that argue Westside is only for the advanced...

Pretty sure I've read that some high level weightlifting coaches use PVC/broomstick with all new lifters starting out including Pendlay, John Broz (with Pat Mendes) and Shane Hammon when he switched...
Forum: Fitness 11-25-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 53,491
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: For those that argue Westside is only for the advanced...

This is a few pages back, but great stuff and thanks for posting Jeff. This is the kind of evidence that is useful to see, what Westside methods combined with CF are producing for competitive...
Forum: Digital Coaching 11-23-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,102
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: Front squat form check, please

Copied from other thread:

You do not sit back in a front squat, that is a CrossFit screw up in the way the squat is taught. It is impossible to sit back in a front squat as the bar must remain over...
Forum: Digital Coaching 11-23-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,764
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: Front Squat Check.

You do not sit back in a front squat, that is a CrossFit screw up in the way the squat is taught. It is impossible to sit back in a front squat as the bar must remain over the centre of your foot,...
Forum: Fitness 11-23-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 53,491
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: For those that argue Westside is only for the advanced...

All the best powerlifters? What about KK, Bolton, Magnussen, all the Russian guys, raw lifters in IPF etc? What olympic weightlifting champions has he worked with?

My argument, as discussed above,...
Forum: Fitness 11-22-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 53,491
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: For those that argue Westside is only for the advanced...

Will it work for novices (experience or recovery based definition)? Sure, probably great if you have a good coach.

Will it work for better than SS for someone with zero experience, no...
Forum: Fitness 11-19-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,916
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: Olyside barbell?

That's what I was referring to, the conditioning work (aka CrossFit) is using up a lot of energy (so is the lifting of course). You eat food to replace this energy (broadly speaking). If you do less...
Forum: Fitness 11-18-2010, 02:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,916
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: Olyside barbell?

Wow, I must be blind and didn't realize you were in Canada, that is great to hear that there is hopefully some traction with WL, at least at your school.

With the volume of training you are doing,...
Forum: Fitness 11-17-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,916
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: Olyside barbell?

You are inbetween the current 77kg and 85kg weightclasses at 6'2", that is not optimal at all for weightlifting. At 6'2" you should be a superheavy (over 105kg), but I doubt you want to make that...
Forum: Digital Coaching 10-04-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,680
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: snatch form?

You aren't getting tight (and shooting the hips) so you are going to lose a ton of power transmission. Get your back arched as tight as possible, squeeze chest up, big breath then move the bar. Keep...
Forum: Digital Coaching 10-04-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,673
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: Interesting video of 160kg snatch in the 94kg weight class

Dang, he's improving fast and that lift looked great. Props to Jon and yourself for the hard work.
Forum: Exercises 09-27-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,734
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: questions on supplemental leg work, FS in particular

I think he means training maxes in the lifts (snatch, clean & jerk). Those lifts are not for building strength, but displaying power (and competition). Strength is built through squatting, pulling,...
Forum: Exercises 09-27-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,208
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: Starting Elbow Position Push-Jerk Vs. C&J

There is no difference in position, a jerk is a jerk and the start is the same (power vs. split), some lifters may do a press with lower elbows. Also, lfters prefer to jerk with elbows more forward,...
Forum: Exercises 09-27-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,721
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: difficulty doing OHS

If you are at a box, what does the coach that you are paying $100-200/month suggest? As others have said above, work on the air squat/back squat/goblet squat first to fix hip/ankle mobility issues,...
Forum: Exercises 09-16-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,734
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: questions on supplemental leg work, FS in particular

Just squat dude, it's not that complicated. You should be able to still make linear progression (eat more if you have trouble). If you want to do front squats, do triples, maybe 5 sets 3 times a...
Forum: Pukie's Bucket 07-31-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 36,102
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: things a globo-gym goer would say/think/wonder when 1st entering a CF box

"Why is everyone dropping bars with 10# bumpers from overhead and ruining the equipment?" (actually thought this once at first day at an affil).
Forum: Exercises 07-27-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,977
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: Cure for Too Tight for Good Rack Position

This one works well. You can kind of do it on your own one arm at a time, but the twisting makes it much less effective.

Don't bother with cleans for now, do front squats only until you can keep a...
Forum: Fitness 07-27-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,349
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: Elite Fitness

By definition, the lifting programs I mentioned are done at a high intensity (the programs as a whole). Functional is a word I find meaningless, but I would say the core lifts are functional at...
Forum: Fitness 07-27-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,386
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: Strength experiment

The problem is that it will be hard to measure progress since the reps will be influenced by how well rested/recovered you are, it can get confusing, just following SS will better serve your stated...
Forum: Fitness 07-27-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,349
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: Elite Fitness

This has been rehashed many times, but how can you say that strength training on a planned program (be it SS, 5-3-1, Smolov etc) with some conditioning work is CF? By that definition, everything is...
Forum: Fitness 07-27-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,178
Posted By Graeme Howland
Re: Programming On My Own In College?

Just do 5/3/1 and add some conditioning work on top (there are threads on this and I believe Wendler discusses it in the 5-3-1 book). Conditioning work isn't rocket science, do hill runs,...
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