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When I start to pull, inevitably my knee angle "wants" to open first to the point that my back is horizontal before the bar actually leaves the ground This sounds fine. Fully horizontal is a bit much, but lots of people get to near-horizontal and that's the way it should be. There's no need to keep your back angle constant from your setup. It's very ...
Following programs could possibly be a good idea because it keeps you consistent and on schedule, but I personally don't do any of this. I would suggest you deadlift and squat as many times as possible given that you rest appropriately. Typically, give 24-48 hours of rest in between each workout. An example plan (again, set appropriately according to your ...
I have not tried out 5x5 training myself but it consists of two full body-workouts: Workout A: Squat, Bench Press, Barbell Row Workout B: Squat, Overhead Press, Deadlift, You train three times a week, alternating workout A and B, and resting at least one day between two workouts. You never train two days in a row because your body needs days ...
I would recomend the SS program ( Starting Strength) as a beginner. http://startingstrength.wikia.com/wiki/The_Starting_Strength_Novice/Beginner_Programs In this program you will do squats 2 x a week. and deadlifts 1 x a week. Do this untill your lifts begin to stall (around 6 months), then swtich to an intermediate workout program.
Seriously depends on what your looking to do. I personally been lifting for over twenty six years, from my research and what works for me, everyone's body is different. Medium and light weight is safe to use full motion and softly lock out, heavier weight is a big no no. I prefer lifting just short of lock out on medium to heavy days. If I am benching I ...
Sorry to answer my own question. Berin Loritsch gave a great answer. It turned out I had a pretty serious mobility problem in my lats and upper back. Taking Berin's advice, I circled back and addressed the problem a few years ago. My elbows would flare out whenever I tried to press overhead. When switched to using a PVC pipe and pressing with the form ...
You're getting close to "novice" level, it's not a low/high limit. If you squat 100 kg weighing 82 kg you are a novice according to the chart. But it's completely subjective of course.
You might have to make a slighly restart because you're set back a miniscule amount mentally and physiologically, but you're not missing any opportunity, only delaying it. Novice gains exist because of the (mostly neurological) differences in performance between someone who is actively working out and someone who isn't.
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