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2008/05/15 20:17:34 (permalink)

Learnt a lesson today - correct form

Due to an injury that stops me doing CV workouts I have been concentrating on a 4 week beginners/returners plan where you start of with 7 exercises covering, legs arms, chest etc and do them (diff 7 exercises on each of 3 days) 3 times a week starting with 15 reps then 12,10,8, hopefully increasing weight as you go.

End of the 3rd week now and I am feeling fitter and stronger and good about myself.

I am considering the Rippetoe workout for a few weeks when I have finished this lot and a friend came down to the gym to give me guidance on the DL and squats in particular.

He was big on correct form and being safety concious, especially if training on my own without a spotter. All good stuff

My main way of judging progress is on the BP and I was quite happy with that, having jumped from 40kg to 60kg in 3 weeks (not much I know but early days).

However by keeping me focussed on dropping the bar right down to chest level, past my squeeze point, it really made me feel the workout, with a reduced weight.

As I say, a bit of a humbling experience but I am sure I will soon be back up again from my current 40kg and my form will be better
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    RE: Learnt a lesson today - correct form 2008/05/16 07:58:58 (permalink)
    good stuff, keep it up

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    RE: Learnt a lesson today - correct form 2008/05/16 08:14:37 (permalink)
    Its foolish to judge your overall progress by the gains made on one lift.

    I would recommend posting vids of your squat and deadlift technique to get a rounded opinion on your form.
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    RE: Learnt a lesson today - correct form 2008/05/16 08:26:35 (permalink)
    i'd always drop the weight and focus on form as you'll use more of the target muscle so it should feel harder. Keep it up , try to upload a vid , maybe start a journal?
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    RE: Learnt a lesson today - correct form 2008/05/16 10:43:56 (permalink)
    Thanks all. I may start a journal, just a record of how I am doing.

    Encouragement appreciated.

    Tony, I agree with you about only using one lift as a check but once I start doing squats and DL's then I will be in a better position to compare.

    My wife thinks I have gone from very scrawny b*** to scrawny b**** - I think that is positive
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