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Old 03-13-2012, 11:38 AM   #7031
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Re: Seen at the globo yesterday

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Seen today at the globo: a female client of mine doing 5 deadhang chin-ups. Started 2 months ago barely being able to do one negative by herself. Feel so proud.
I'm curious about this too. I'm trying to hep my girlfriend with her 1 pull-up goal but I'm 700 miles away and all she has access to is the pull-up assistance machine
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:05 PM   #7032
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Re: Seen at the globo yesterday

Jump squats in the squat rack, bar only. Only one squat rack in the gym. Thoughts?

Reassuring was the poster on proper squat technique advocating breaking parallel, not that I saw anyone go close (except for my reflection...).
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:30 PM   #7033
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Re: Seen at the globo yesterday

She just started by doing 3 sets of 3 negative pull-ups 3 or 4 times a week, and we added in other strength work. I was surprised how well it came along.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:21 PM   #7034
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Jump squats in the squat rack, bar only. Only one squat rack in the gym. Thoughts?

Reassuring was the poster on proper squat technique advocating breaking parallel, not that I saw anyone go close (except for my reflection...).
Jump squats are a legitimate move and bar only makes sense...it's not like you're trying to go heavy on those.
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:31 AM   #7035
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Jump squats are a legitimate move and bar only makes sense...it's not like you're trying to go heavy on those.
Thought so, but still, I wanted to squat! Damn my tiny globo, nowhere I can dead or anything either. What was most entertaining was her setting the rack too high so she had to sort of jump the bar out of the rack... Thank god she lowered them for her next sets... Found a pull-up bar tucked away in a corner, awesome, though I can't use it at the moment. The discoveries you make while injured. I think I will see some entertaining things over the next few weeks of globo-ing.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:05 AM   #7036
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Re: Seen at the globo yesterday

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She just started by doing 3 sets of 3 negative pull-ups 3 or 4 times a week, and we added in other strength work. I was surprised how well it came along.
+1.

When I couldn't do a pull-up, I did negatives (and lowered myself as slowly as I could). After a few weeks of that, I was able to eek out a pull-up.

For me, I noticed that after I could do one, it wasn't long before I could do three... then five... then ten.... and so on. I think I struggled a lot initially with pull-ups because I didn't know what muscles I should be engaging. After I was able to do one successfully, I had a better idea of what I should be doing, and progressed quickly. Negatives helped me figure out my form much better than using the assisted pull-up machine.
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Old 03-17-2012, 01:07 PM   #7037
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Re: Seen at the globo yesterday

Watched a trainer at my local Y teaching the principles of the KB swing. He did an adequate job of explaining and demonstrating the movement and eventually had the client do a couple sets of 8 with a #20 or #30 KB. Then the trainer, who is a guy I've seen hang clean #315 (at a BW of #255) said, "we need to get your legs stronger on the stair master."
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:55 PM   #7038
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Re: Seen at the globo yesterday

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Watched a trainer at my local Y teaching the principles of the KB swing. He did an adequate job of explaining and demonstrating the movement and eventually had the client do a couple sets of 8 with a #20 or #30 KB. Then the trainer, who is a guy I've seen hang clean #315 (at a BW of #255) said, "we need to get your legs stronger on the stair master."
TO be fair, for many new, deconditioned clients the stair climber will prove to be a difficult and tiring strength workout...
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:35 PM   #7039
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Re: Seen at the globo yesterday

Saw a guy in Vibrams (good), saw him doing lunges (good)... In the Smith machine
I wanted to ask him, so what's up with the shoes, and he'd say something about natural foot movement, and then i'd say..so why are you using the Smith machine?!?!
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:52 PM   #7040
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Re: Seen at the globo yesterday

Saw a extremely large and lean employee eating Burger King. Then about a half hour later I saw him arm pull a terrible 285 power clean like it is nothing. He told me that the cleans make his traps big. I wish I had his genes.
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