what are you DLing these days

Discussion in 'Training' started by RAIDEN, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. Go Away

    Go Away TID Board Of Directors

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    I got 615 a few weeks ago conventional and hit 520 about a year ago pulling sumo. Thinking of doing a few training waves sumo again in the near future.
     
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  2. DieYoungStrong

    DieYoungStrong VIP Member

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    Trying to work my way up to those big 100lb plates. For now, I just use bumper plates to make it look like a lot.
     
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  3. FlyingDragon

    FlyingDragon VIP Member

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    RAIDEN I thought u were an aerobics instructor? They never DL.....
     
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  4. Ramrod

    Ramrod VIP Member

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    I call Bumper plates "My Motivators".. They make you feel like your doing more...
     
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  5. HGH

    HGH VIP Member

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    My current DL is 0. I haven't done them in a long ass time and need to get back into it.
     
  6. BrotherIron

    BrotherIron TID Board Of Directors

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    What are you having problem with when pulling with a hook grip? You wrap your fingers over the thumb. I only get index and middle finger over my thumb. If it's pain try taping your thumb. It will still be painful but it will help a bit. I pull with a hook grip.
     
  7. Ramrod

    Ramrod VIP Member

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    It's not the pain at all... I mean it's not comfortable, but it just doesn't feel secure. I feel like it's going to give out on me. I'm not sure if I'm doing it right. I mean how hard can it be to do?
     
  8. BrotherIron

    BrotherIron TID Board Of Directors

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    When you set it up correctly, it's secure. You won't drop the bar as long as you don't open your fingers. I've dislocated my thumb while pulling and I didn't drop the bar. It can be a bit difficult if you're not setting up correctly. How many fingers are you getting over your thumb?
     
  9. _3M_

    _3M_ VIP Member

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    The most Ive pulled conventional is 555. I recently started working on sumo but its just really odd for me I have really tight hip flexers which really prevent me from dropping my butt down for sumo. I did manage to pull 485 sumo about a week ago, but it was really slow. Gotta work on my mobility a little more, I think I can really benefit from pulling sumo.
     
  10. Ramrod

    Ramrod VIP Member

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    BrotherIron

    I can gat 1 finger completely over the thumb. The 2nd is pushing on the thumb nail. I've watched a couple of Video's, but maybe I'm watching the wrong ones. If you have a link to a good one. Let me know. I train alone and don't know anyone who uses the hook grip personally.
     
  11. PillarofBalance

    PillarofBalance Strength Pimp Staff Member

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    My fingers just aren't long enough for it. I tried and it's just not happening.
     
  12. Vick

    Vick VIP Member

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    Deadlifts stress me out, not fun at all, but my best pull was 465 on cycle. These however just feel so right.

     
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