Luvinurmoney’s training log – page 3 – health and fitness forum chest pain and shortness of breath when lying down

Not bad. I do see a couple things. At the start of the pull, your butt rises a little faster than the bar. Really focus on not allowing that to happen on all your sets. Hammering perfect form and speed on all your warmup sets and work sets gets you better when the weight gets heavy. Hamstring strength and activation has a lot to do with this issue. Also, there’s a bit of back rounding. Brace your core harder.

Thanks for the tips. I definitely notice those things as well. Watching the elite lifters, I notice they all show off their chest way more than I do. I think the rounding used to be worse and I have improved it slightly. With the butt, I try to start it lower than it should be and then use momentum to get into the sweet spot and kind of try to imitate koklyaev, I’m still not super smooth with it because some reps look way better than others.


I think maybe I need to stretch my hamstrings and strengthen them more as well. I try to brace my core super hard but on heavier weights I still tend to round a little.

What kind of accessory do you recommend to improve these flaws? I was thinking about adding stiff legged deadlifts into my routine after this program. And maybe like hamstring curls or w/e they are called with that big giant ball. I think my weakness is generally just getting the bar off the floor, locking out seems pretty easy for the most part.

Thanks for the tips. I definitely notice those things as well. Watching the elite lifters, I notice they all show off their chest way more than I do. I think the rounding used to be worse and I have improved it slightly. With the butt, I try to start it lower than it should be and then use momentum to get into the sweet spot and kind of try to imitate koklyaev, I’m still not super smooth with it because some reps look way better than others. I think maybe I need to stretch my hamstrings and strengthen them more as well. I try to brace my core super hard but on heavier weights I still tend to round a little.

What kind of accessory do you recommend to improve these flaws? I was thinking about adding stiff legged deadlifts into my routine after this program. And maybe like hamstring curls or w/e they are called with that big giant ball. I think my weakness is generally just getting the bar off the floor, locking out seems pretty easy for the most part.

Tight hamstrings are good for strong DLs and squats. Dr McGill says people in sports like powerlifting do not need loose hamstrings and I agree. Mine are very short and tight and they help me DL and squat more. Strong, tight hamstrings help with speed off the floor on DLs. You need to work on hamstring and core strength.

Hamstring curls on a ball are good. Try to progress to adding band tension as they become easier. Hamstring curls in a machine arent very good. GHRs are great. RDLs are great. KB swings are great. Pull throughs are a great finisher. I’m less high on SLDLs because those stress your low back, but many of my teammates like them – just dont let your back round if you do those.

As far as core work goes, I could write a book on that subject. I’m obviously not going to do that here. I recommend finding everything you can by Mike Robertson on core training and follow progressions that you can do with good form. I got this in an email from him today: https://www.theptdc.com/2018/03/five…67f109140f6898

Last but not least, (I might have mentioned this before, but I dont remember) treat ALL your warmup and work sets like they are PRs. Pull hard, fast and use perfect form. This makes heavy weight move faster when you get good at it, and it helps make your form better when they weight gets heavy. Ed Coan is a big advocate of doing this.

Tight hamstrings are good for strong DLs and squats. Dr McGill says people in sports like powerlifting do not need loose hamstrings and I agree. Mine are very short and tight and they help me DL and squat more. Strong, tight hamstrings help with speed off the floor on DLs. You need to work on hamstring and core strength.

Hamstring curls on a ball are good. Try to progress to adding band tension as they become easier. Hamstring curls in a machine arent very good. GHRs are great. RDLs are great. KB swings are great. Pull throughs are a great finisher. I’m less high on SLDLs because those stress your low back, but many of my teammates like them – just dont let your back round if you do those.

As far as core work goes, I could write a book on that subject. I’m obviously not going to do that here. I recommend finding everything you can by Mike Robertson on core training and follow progressions that you can do with good form. I got this in an email from him today: https://www.theptdc.com/2018/03/five…67f109140f6898

Last but not least, (I might have mentioned this before, but I dont remember) treat ALL your warmup and work sets like they are PRs. Pull hard, fast and use perfect form. This makes heavy weight move faster when you get good at it, and it helps make your form better when they weight gets heavy. Ed Coan is a big advocate of doing this.

I do think my core needs more work and that will probably benefit me a lot on the heavier lifts. Today I did squats 5x7x245 without a belt and knee sleeves just so I’m not overly reliant on those things and it felt pretty good but the last set I could tell I was losing a little bit of tightness due to fatigue although I still got it.