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Thanks everyone for all your responses, much appreciated. Will continue working it and bring it back to level strength :) Cheers J
In my case my dominant side was weaker than the other side. I do not know if was the right approach but I used to stop at 2 reps lower than my limit of the weaker side. For example my left hand was stronger than my right(though I am right handed). For a single bicep curl, I used to do 8 reps with my left(even if I could do 12), and do 10 with my right(which ...
Sure you can, but it's going to take time. One of the major things I've noticed is my dominant arm is stronger than my non-dominant. In this case I happen to be a lefty...sinister, I know... Anyway, what I found worked for me is to start all my single arm movements with my weaker arm, and finish with it. Basically forcing my weaker arm to rep 1-2 more reps ...
simple answer: you can't. So you can of course substitute it for something else but the results probably won't be anything like the results you would get with squats. I haven't done Wendler myself yet but I'm pretty sure the program is basically written for the big 3.
Lunges seem to not get a lot of love, but they'd be a good candidate to consider in this case. You could either use dumbbells, hold barbell plates in your hands, or clean the bar up and drop it into squat/lunge position that way (via an overhead press as an intermediate step). I agree with Dave's answer as well about doing some front squats. All that ...
Clean the barbell once for each set of front squats. The squats will be submaximal, but that just means you'll have a chance to kick ass on the AMRAP set.
I started today a new inverted row cycle by lowering one step the bar and trying 3x3 and failed. It is simply too hard. Going back by raising the bar a step and 3x15 makes not much sense, I think, since I am already able to do that I think the training variables you can control are intensity, volume, and muscles worked. Since increasing the intensity ...
The barbell row really is a terrific exercise right up until (for me) you start going over your bodyweight. So if you're 180lb, having 180lb's of bar+plates tends to be pretty heavy primarily because you're probably already doing a lot of other lower back exercises. A big advantage to barbell lifts (vs bodyweight) is that you can incrementally change your ...
I do something like this version of the dumbbell hang clean. Essentially: Stand up with the dumbbells at your sides or in front of you. Bend forward, maintaining the natural curve of the spine. This is also called a "flat back" or a natural back arch. Don't let the shoulders shrug forward and don't curl your back forward. When the dumbbells are just ...
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