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Aghoover

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About Aghoover

  • Rank
    Lifter
  • Birthday 01/01/1979

Profile Information

  • First Name
    Andy
  • Location
    Calgary, Canada
  • Gender
    Male
  • Height
    6'
  • Body Weight
    +/- 205
  • Squat PR
    255lbs, 5X5
  • Press PR
    OHP, 130x5, BP, 205x5
  • Deadlift PR
    295lbs 1x5
  1. Wrist pain on bench

    I don't use wraps. And in the past I've always put my pinkies on the inside ring of the bar with no wrist issue. Its not a big deal yet, but I want to sort it out before it becomes a big deal. Maybe I'm just a big wuss.
  2. Wrist pain on bench

    I'm benching less than 135lbs, so I hope not. I'm experimenting with how I hold the bar AND wide I hold it. I try to hold it so that when the bar is touching my chest, my wrist is straight and in line with my forearm. I believe, this is correct technique, correct me if I'm wrong.
  3. Wrist pain on bench

    So I'm restarting SL5x5 and so my weight on the BP is still embarrassingly low. And I've noticed I'm experiencing wrist pain. If you run your finger along the side of your hand from your thumb towards your wrist, just before you get the wrist, the finger will land in a small depression. This is where the pain is. My wrists are NOT bent back and the bar is close to the heal of my hand. When my arms are fully extended, My wrist is not straight and I think this is where the problem is coming from. I've adjusted my grip to a bull dog grip (?), and it seems to have helped. I think I need to make my grip more narrow, but I'm worried I'm already too narrow. My pinkies are inside of the rings on the bar. I'll post a link to a video of what my grip looks like, for both the BP and the OHP.
  4. This forum looks dead, so I'll add something. I torn my ACL, probably 20 years ago playing rugby. If it wasn't a complete tear, I suspect I finished it off roughly 10 years ago playing squash. Then about 3 years ago, my right knee became unbelievably painful after kneeling on a bed. At the time, I was doing SL5x5 and squatting 255lbs with no regular knee pain. This led to a trip to the doc and an MRI finally diagnosed the full ACL tear and bucket handle meniscus tear. I had surgery to remove the meniscus tear and opted NOT to do ACL tear. My doc said that my knee was doing really well and ACL surgery would lead to a year of recovery. So far I'm opting NOT to do anything about the ACL I also have some lower back issues, nothing major. I think better braising on squats and DL will prevent further injury hear. I'll update this IF something bad happens.
  5. Scale

    I think the problem had to do with multiple users and multiple MFP accounts. We reset everything last night and I think it is working now.
  6. Scale

    Its not showing up as active or connected. I hit connect, punch my password in an allow it to be shared. Then when I go back to the apps page, its as though I did nothing. I'll have to check my network, but the fitbit dashboard seems to be working great.
  7. Scale

    I picked up the fitbit scale the other day. I found setting up my family on the scale a little finicky, but we are now all users. My kids are under 18, so I had to fudge their birthdays as fitbit won't allow under 18 ages for some reason. I'm not overly concerned about my kids weight, however they compete in karate and weight classes come into play. The scale itself seems pretty slick. My only concern is more with fitness pal than the scale. Fitness pal won't connect. I go through the connect process and everything seems to work, but the fitbit scale is never connect on the website. The fitbit website shows it is sharing the info with fitness pal. So somehow I'm messing that up. Does anyone have similar problems?
  8. Scale

    I'm not in too much of a rush to get one. I've just started looking and I was wondering if anyone had any experience with them. If/When I get one, I'll review it here.
  9. Scale

    Jasper, so do you recommend an old school column, physician's scale vs the more high tech, scales, such as the fitbit and withings?
  10. Scale

    I'm looking at getting a fancy new scale this year. Mine seems very inaccurate as my weight can change by a few pounds every few minutes. I'm looking at both the Withings and Fitbit products. Any experience with either product?
  11. 250Lb Squat Stall

    Thanks for all the advice. I'm possibly on my last deload for 5x5 and if I still can't get past 250, I'll switch to 3x5. Its nice to know that I seem reasonably normal with regard to my weight lifting progression. Raincoat, today at 225lbs, 5x5, I was concentrating on depth, in particular where my elbows are in relation to my thighs. With low bar, I think if the elbows are at or near your thighs, your depth is ok.
  12. Deadlift Injury

    I agree with regards to keeping it tight.
  13. Deadlift Injury

    Next time I take a video, I'll make sure my setup is in. I only wear socks doing DL and squats. I aim for middle of the foot and I make sure my arms are vertical over the bar. Then I lift and hope nothing hurts.
  14. Deadlift Injury

    So if I'm still not doing well with my next DL, I think I'll deload again, and pay extra attention to form and breathing. The initial lift point is by far the week link in my DL.
  15. 250Lb Squat Stall

    Next time I do a vid, I'll have a better angle to assess depth. I'm not going ATG, but I am aiming for below parallel. Next workout, I'll got to 225lbs and if I stall again, I believe I should switch to 3x5. Thanks for the replies.
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