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2004/03/11 12:46:51 (permalink)
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A new milestone for Knighty!!!

Yup, today I did 4 sets of 10 reps + (Didn't count, but wasn't really fatigued at all) OH Squats with a copper pipe with no pain, tightness or aggrovation WHATSO****INGEVER!!!
(I also did 2 sets of 10 dorsal raises, and 1 plank, but my shoulders and forearms felt too worked to be able to hold the plank!)

The shoulder flexibility thing wasn't an issue at all and didn't have any trouble holding the bar above my head. In fact, I had to stop it occasionally from falling backwards!

I've recorded them and I'll try and sort my digi cam out so I can post them up.

God damn I'm one happy mofo!
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    DaveH
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    RE: A new milestone for Knighty!!! 2004/03/11 13:07:05 (permalink)
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    Well done mate.

    Interested to see the vid...
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    TheMasterPlan
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    RE: A new milestone for Knighty!!! 2004/03/11 13:38:32 (permalink)
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    Great stuff, all that flexibility work is paying off!
    My sports massage lady agreed that yoga would be beneficial, i need to do something for my dreadful flexibility.
    Then i too will try overhead squats! (im fairly confident i would suck at the moment)
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    RE: A new milestone for Knighty!!! 2004/03/11 13:40:46 (permalink)
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    Good effort - I'm doing (learning) OH squats at the mo' and having difficulty keeping the bar overhead, although I am doing them weighted. That said, yesterday I was doing them with the same weight I was using for the one-handed snatch, which shows how difficult I'm finding them.

    Anyway - Much respect for anyone who can be bothered to learn the OH squat. Video would be cool - I might pick up some hints.
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    RE: A new milestone for Knighty!!! 2004/03/11 14:10:58 (permalink)
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    It's my first real attempt to do any kind of squat in over 8 months and found it bloody easy to hold the bar overhead tell the truth(Even though it was only a bit of piping). I'm going to do the OH squats every time I'm in the gym from now on when I'm warmed up after cardio and get the form nailed before I even add a single kg.

    My digi cam is playing up at the moment and won't let me upload it to my PC for some reason, but I'll get my old man to have a look later.
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    RE: A new milestone for Knighty!!! 2004/03/11 14:28:14 (permalink)
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    WHOOWHOWWOWOWOO! Way to go mate! I can imagine thats an important step for you mate.

    Congrats
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    RE: A new milestone for Knighty!!! 2004/03/11 15:04:04 (permalink)
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    well done. you are obviously well on the way to full recovery, and judging by your success at this foirst time, i don't doubt that it is down to yur very sensible attitude with regards taking things easy and slow.
    best of luck with the new routine and your continuing progress.
    rob
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    RE: A new milestone for Knighty!!! 2004/03/11 15:18:29 (permalink)
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    Cheers folks!

    I've been considering starting upper body work for a little while now, and I think getting a proper routine structured may be a plan. I don't know when I'll start lower body work properly, but I think the OH squats and maybe some other stability stuff for the lower body may cover the lower body stuff for a while.
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    RE: A new milestone for Knighty!!! 2004/03/11 15:32:21 (permalink)
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    Not to steal your thunder, but the first time I did them I put 50kg on the bar.

    I'm interested as to why I found it so easy to begin with? I did yoga, does that have anything to do with it?
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    RE: A new milestone for Knighty!!! 2004/03/11 15:36:31 (permalink)
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    I'm doing pilates and all sorts of stretching - and you're not stealing my thunder at all mate, but the thing is I haven't been able to squat or do anything strenuous really for nearly a year due to injury! I'm not even going to look at a weighted bar until I'm absolutely certain that my form is correct and I know my flexiblity, core and pelvic stability is 110%
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    RE: A new milestone for Knighty!!! 2004/03/11 16:19:51 (permalink)
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    well done Knighty!!! good to hear you were able to OH with such ease... i had to practice for almost 2-3 weeks before i was able to prevent the bar from falling forward

    all the best with ur training... lets see some pics soon
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    RE: A new milestone for Knighty!!! 2004/03/11 22:00:07 (permalink)
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    Great work, congratulations.

    M5
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    RE: A new milestone for Knighty!!! 2004/03/11 22:39:26 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by PauliE

    Not to steal your thunder, but the first time I did them I put 50kg on the bar.

    I'm interested as to why I found it so easy to begin with? I did yoga, does that have anything to do with it?


    How much are you moving with the OH squat now?

    Do you still have balance problems when you go heavy or is it more to do with muscular fatigue when you can't keeping the bar overhead?
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    RE: A new milestone for Knighty!!! 2004/03/12 00:35:52 (permalink)
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    Glad to hear Knighty,

    Your approach so far has been very smart by taking it slow. Dont get to anxious with the weights and push it too soon. You know that though.

    Good Luck and Good Work!

    Keep us updated
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