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Old 11-06-2009, 01:16 PM   #21
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Re: Stalled on press, even going backwards

I just thought I'd mention the following from the CFT that I did yesterday...
Got up to 155...slowly locked it out
Went for 165...got it to my mouth
Dropped to 160...got it to the top of my head (a little higher than with 165)
Dropped to 155...slowly locked it out

...Five pounds makes a big difference.
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:18 PM   #22
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Re: Stalled on press, even going backwards

I got some fractionals delivered from ebay for less than 15 bucks.
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Old 11-06-2009, 05:17 PM   #23
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I think we are drifting a bit off topic, but how much does an actual 1.25 pound plate cost?
A 1.25 lb. plate is actually adding 2.5 lbs to the bar, which for some people is too much, especially for the press. That is why you need two 0.63lb plates.
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Old 11-06-2009, 09:26 PM   #24
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Save your money on overpriced fractional plates.

http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...0159694&ucst=t
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A set of these weights in at 1.26 lbs and costs $6.
actually, if you do the math and calculate the volume (43.17 cm^3) and then the weight from the density of 7.9 g/cm^3 of steel, they weigh a little more... about 341 grams, or 0.75 lbs. (Sorry, it's the engineer in me)

If you want something that's a bit more "fractional" here's another one:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#98023a045/=4e6cji (WFS)

That one weighs about 0.41 lbs and costs $2.85 a pop. buy ten and you'll have increments of 0.8, 1.6, 2.5, 3.3, and 4.1 lbs for thirty bucks.

For those with standard (1" diameter) bars *points to self* here's one that weighs 0.52 lbs and costs $2.95:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#91117a250/=4e6fu6 (WFS)
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:11 AM   #25
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actually, if you do the math and calculate the volume (43.17 cm^3) and then the weight from the density of 7.9 g/cm^3 of steel, they weigh a little more... about 341 grams, or 0.75 lbs. (Sorry, it's the engineer in me)

If you want something that's a bit more "fractional" here's another one:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#98023a045/=4e6cji (WFS)

That one weighs about 0.41 lbs and costs $2.85 a pop. buy ten and you'll have increments of 0.8, 1.6, 2.5, 3.3, and 4.1 lbs for thirty bucks.

For those with standard (1" diameter) bars *points to self* here's one that weighs 0.52 lbs and costs $2.95:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#91117a250/=4e6fu6 (WFS)
Do you actually own these? I do and my kitchen scale has 2 of them weighing in at just over 1.25 lbs, which interestingly enough correlates to the weight that the company posts on their website.
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:21 AM   #26
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Re: Stalled on press, even going backwards

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I think we are drifting a bit off topic, but how much does an actual 1.25 pound plate cost?

I got a pair of Ivankos for about 10 bucks, shipped.
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:06 AM   #27
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Re: Stalled on press, even going backwards

In the end, I just switched from a 3x5 to a 5x3 until I can push ahead enough to backtrack & reset with 3x5 at a higher weight.

Was failing at (145x5)x3. So went to (145x3)x5. The next week was (150x3)x5. This week will be (155x3)x5. If I make that without failure, I'll try for (150x5)x3 in another week. Put up 170 on the CFT the other day, previous was 155, so something's working.

I also cut out any other overhead pressing on the other 6 days, subbing other angles (pushups, dips, etc) if pressing comes up in a WOD.
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Old 11-07-2009, 02:18 PM   #28
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Do you actually own these? I do and my kitchen scale has 2 of them weighing in at just over 1.25 lbs, which interestingly enough correlates to the weight that the company posts on their website.
I do not... don't have a 2" bar. So I will have to defer to your kitchen scale.
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:11 AM   #29
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Re: Stalled on press, even going backwards

OP,

if you suspect overtraining pressing have you tried the obvious; stop pressing for 10-14 days?

If you come back stronger then your answer is there.
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:59 AM   #30
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Re: Stalled on press, even going backwards

Thanks, Richard. Yes, in the last 2 weeks of the strength cycle I stopped all overhead work (press, push press, thruster, HSPU, etc.) except for the single press day of the week. It helped, but changing the rep scheme was even more valuable.
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