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Old 07-13-2011, 02:36 PM   #1
Eric J Leon
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Deadlift and Bench Press - First Post!

Hello all, so hereís my first post.

Iíve been Crossfitting seriously at a box since this April. Very pleased with my conditioning but I feel like Iíve been losing strength since Iíve been doing mostly higher rep metcons at the box so I want to overlap the box programming with a 5x5.

Iím deadlifting 315x3 and benching 225x3 here, Iíd appreciate form tips. My 1RMs are around 375/265 respectively. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z06m1xJAH8Q (WFS)

Stats: M/22/5í5/185/20%BF (according to the Army tape test)

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Eric
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:49 PM   #2
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Re: Deadlift and Bench Press - First Post!

Most of us on this board do some type of strength training with CF style metcons, so I think it is wise to add a strength component as you suggested.

Deadlifts look pretty good, make sure you fully lock your hips up top (full extension). Since you are trying to build strength on your deadlift, I'd avoid getting any bounce off the bottom. Instead, have a brief pause, get tight and pull.

Bench--keep your shoulder blade back the whole time on the bench. Maybe get your elbows closer to your torso and less toward your head (hard to tell from the angle of the camera--you might not need to do this). But, if your elbows are flared out too much toward your head it is a less stable position.

Good work from my perspective.
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:04 AM   #3
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Re: Deadlift and Bench Press - First Post!

the bench seems unstable. the bar should not wobble or sway at all. you need to grip the bar like you are trying to bend it.

keep elbows tucked and drive from the feet.
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