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asked Music “slows down” during heavy lift?
Feb
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comment Should I really lock my elbows and knees when lifting?
Olympic lifters lock their arms with substantially more compression force than would be possible with a bench press. Here's an example of 533 lbs.
Feb
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comment Why does Dmitry Klokov stagger his feet?
Very interesting! Great article. It's amazing that these guys are performing at such a level that this is expressed in the movement, and in such a way that they do it better than what should be considered the "right" way.
Feb
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accepted Why does Dmitry Klokov stagger his feet?
Jan
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answered Is it right that working out before 18-20 may stop growth
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Jan
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comment Sprinting and weight lifting
@EricKaufman Glad someone mentioned Wendler. Was thinking this looked similar.
Jan
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comment What are the most effective ab exercises in terms of muscle activation?
Apparently some of the highest activation forces in the abs are generated by deadlifts (source). It makes sense. Abs are called Rectus abdominis after all -- it seems the highest forces would be generated by an exercise that requires torso erection. I'd like to see some data though.
Dec
31
answered Why do deadlifts hurt my lower back
Dec
30
comment How to activate glutes on a pear?
@Gemtastic I'd say talk to a doctor about the sagging thing. But I'd also say do squats with good form. If you're following good form, your glutes will activate whether you feel it or not. You might also want to give reverse leg lifts a shot. I'm sure you'll be able to feel it in your glutes.
Dec
30
comment How to activate glutes on a pear?
@Gemtastic If you stop using a muscle, it doesn't sag, it atrophies. Sagging happens with the superficial fascia. An excess of fascia exists to accommodate the large muscle underneath. When the muscle diminishes, the fascia remains in excess, which causes a saggy look. Arnold's muscle on the right in this picture isn't sagging, everything on top of the muscle (the superficial fascia) is sagging. This won't go away unless he builds muscle and loses subcutaneous fat again. That said, you may also have a posterior pelvic tilt.
Dec
30
comment How to activate glutes on a pear?
@Gemtastic So when you squat and hold at parallel, then push your hand against your glute, it isn't tense? Also, when you say "saggy butt", to me that implies that fat and skin are not taut against the muscle underneath. In that case, the muscle should be built to lift the tissue covering the butt and thereby stretch it against the muscle.
Dec
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Dec
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answered How to activate glutes on a pear?
Dec
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comment Why does Dmitry Klokov stagger his feet?
@DaveLiepmann - here's another: zacheven-esh.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Klokov-Deadlift.jpg. It's more pronounced in some of the YouTube videos.
Dec
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asked Why does Dmitry Klokov stagger his feet?
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reviewed No Action Needed Sprinting and weight lifting
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reviewed No Action Needed Does working other muscles improve recovery?
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reviewed Close Strenghtening internal neck muscles associated with head going back?
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