Go Back   Bodybuilding Forum - Bodybuilding.net > Members Section > Personal Journals

HIThoppers Training Journal

Personal Journals discussion on HIThoppers Training Journal, within the Members Section; Congrats Bro. The Squats look great. What shoes are you wearing now?...


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-08-2008, 01:14 AM   #401
marv
Rank: Member
Experience: 2-3 Years
 
marv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 293
Country:

Gender:
Default

Congrats Bro.

The Squats look great. What shoes are you wearing now?
marv is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2008, 02:47 AM   #402
HIThopper
Rank: Middleweight
 
HIThopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,029
Country:

Gender:
Default

Thanks Beast, they are an old pair of Royals I used to wear to nightclubs!!! They have a slightly elevated heel than the chucks.They feel pretty good.

HIThopper's Sig:There are no shortcuts. The fact that a shortcut is important to you means that you are a pussy. Let me be clear here: if you'd rather take steroids than do your squats heavy and drink enough milk, then you are a Fucking Pussy. I have no time or patience for Fucking Pussies. Please tell everyone you know that I said this.- Mark Rippetoe

My Youtube
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
HIThopper is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2008, 06:48 AM   #403
iron_worker
Rank: Light Heavyweight
Experience: 5-7 Years
 
iron_worker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Saskatoon, Sk, Canada
Posts: 3,272
Country:

Gender:
Send a message via MSN to iron_worker
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HIThopper View Post

IW the bar I use is 8kg so total weight is 138x2.2= 303.6kg

Well then you're alot stronger then I thought! Holy crap, good work.

IronWorker
iron_worker is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2008, 08:03 AM   #404
EricT
Rank: Heavyweight
Experience: 7-10 Years
 
EricT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,314
Country:

Gender:
Default

Just try not to use the belt for everything. I hate belts the way they are used....as a prop . I don't really hate belts themselves when they are necessary. I would also hate casts for unbroken arms, haha. I posted more stuff under the "back strong and beltless" article.

EricT's Sig:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
or
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


If you act sanctimonious I will just list out your logical fallacies until you get pissed off and spew blasphemous remarks.
EricT is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2008, 03:33 AM   #405
widdoes2504
Rank: Lightweight
Experience: 10+ Years
 
widdoes2504's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,357
Country:

Gender:
Default

I agree with you Eric on the belts. Too many times I see people using a belt for every single set of squats rather than the heavy sets that might need that extra support. I think relying too much on the belt can lead to deficiencies in the lower back and injuries in the long-term.

widdoes2504's Sig:Height: 6 foot
Weight: 240 pounds

Bench: 415 (1x1)
Deads: 565 (1x1)
A2G Squat: 425 (1x1)

Cardio sucks
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
widdoes2504 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2008, 06:01 AM   #406
EricT
Rank: Heavyweight
Experience: 7-10 Years
 
EricT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,314
Country:

Gender:
Default

Right. It's really not going to allow the core as a whole to be able to stiffen and strengthen. When going for a max I'd say no big deal of course. The thing is though, you can logically ask how are you going to take the entire body to the next level if you leave any muscles out during the big lifts? Also, you can assume that if you always "test" using a belt but then don't use a belt for the relatively lighter intensities you've actually thrown off the relationship between your maximal ability at any one time and the weights you use around that. So in other words, without the belt you can end up lifting too heavy and risk overworking, injury, etc. even before the long term affects of the belt. Even if the belt doesn't allow you to lift that much heavier it certainly affects things.

So think about this. Do you want to have to lift lighter than normal in relation to your "heavy" lift you did with the belt?

If I'm doing my max work and I lift 375 with the belt for a relative max, I don't want to then have to rely on the belt to do some good work in the 320 to 340 range, for instance OR have to do less work than I normally would or do it lighter. I want to keep it all real.

But to me it can be different when I'm testing or going for a PR versus when I'm maxing on some particular day.
EricT is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2008, 10:20 AM   #407
Jonson
Rank: Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Essex
Posts: 209
Country:

Default

Well done Hopper! keep up the good work!
Jonson is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 12:10 AM   #408
HIThopper
Rank: Middleweight
 
HIThopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,029
Country:

Gender:
Default

Interesting points Eric, I really started using the belt again when I was getting thrown forward alot,a weak core being the culprit,wearing the belt helped.I since then have started doing more core work to bring up those weak points.Abs especially.

Jonson, thanks bro!!!
HIThopper is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 02:53 AM   #409
nickysoprano
Rank: Member
Experience: > 1 Year
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 95
Country:

Gender:
Default

hey hithopper just been reading through your journal sounds like youve been doing an awesome job of things!! keep up the good work man.

belts lol in the gym i go to i laughed my ass off the other day there was a guy in there with one on doing dumbell curls with 10kg dumbells (and he was swinging them up to top it all off) when he saw me squatting without a belt he came over told me that i obvioulsy didnt know what i was doing becuase if i wore a belt like he did for every excercise then i would be able to lift more and get bigger!!! i think i laughed the most though when he never even had the thing done up properly it was slack which kinda defeats any point to wearing one anyways!!
nickysoprano is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 03:04 AM   #410
HIThopper
Rank: Middleweight
 
HIThopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,029
Country:

Gender:
Default

G'day Nicky thanks for stopping by mate

LOL i definately dont use a belt for curls!!, just squats and GMs it feels nice and strong.

Damn dude that throat op sounds painful sorry to read that mate.
HIThopper is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!Share on Facebook
Reply With Quote
Reply

  Bodybuilding Forum - Bodybuilding.net > Members Section > Personal Journals


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.