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  • A use for those "hex" plates...

    ... a pain in the ass for deadlifting (perhaps intentionally, depending on your gym), but the handles on the fancy plates makes 'em easy to add to this Hammer Strength machine.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZri5LgnpCs

    [YOUTUBE]qZri5LgnpCs[/YOUTUBE]

    (I don't know for sure what the conversion is, but adding a plate up top like that is prob. worth maybe 1.5 plates on the weight posts below d/t distance from axis of rotation. Definitely a larger jump in weight, so you might want to note that if you try this.)

    -S

    P.S. This was the first of three sets with a 2:00 rest interval. Goal was to get 8, 6, then 5. (Depth deteriorated a bit on the last set, so I'll be back at this weight again in a few weeks.)
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    Scott- The video is set to private.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by TLopez View Post
      Scott- The video is set to private.
      MANY thanks, man. LOL

      (I've had probably a hundred views on FB, etc. and you're the first person to tell me that. Had some trouble uploading it directly from iMovie... Should be working any minute now...)

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      • #4
        This is the DC 3 way right?
        Strong stuff... thx for the advice in the other thread btw

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        • #5
          dodecagon is the word youre looking for ;P

          btw homo with that hair you dont need to dress up for halloween much to go for the barbarian look. just toss a a helmet on and a cape

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          • #6
            Anyone ever tell you you're using the machine backwards or do they just see the weight and think better of it?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by SAHD View Post
              Anyone ever tell you you're using the machine backwards or do they just see the weight and think better of it?
              Lol'd. seeing the weight and Homon would lead even an idiot to believe."he must know what he's doing"..

              then copy him, do it wrong and feel like a boss!:2guns:

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              • #8
                That machine at my gym can only take 5 plates per side...(I wonder if jamming steel pipes inside the bar where the weights go would work...)
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Goku View Post
                  This is the DC 3 way right?
                  Strong stuff... thx for the advice in the other thread btw
                  Based on Scott's description of what he was doing, now would you say that this fits the description of the three-way?

                  Scott, your legs are looking sick coming out of the hole! Looks liek someone's been eating their wheaties :yo:
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mentalflex View Post
                    Based on Scott's description of what he was doing, now would you say that this fits the description of the three-way?

                    Scott, your legs are looking sick coming out of the hole! Looks liek someone's been eating their wheaties :yo:
                    IDK, he is the official DC trainer, so if he calls something DC, then its gonna be DC.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Goku View Post
                      This is the DC 3 way right?
                      Strong stuff... thx for the advice in the other thread btw
                      No problem!

                      No, I'm not doing DC training right now and that's not a DC protocol. (That set wasn't to failure, actually.)

                      Originally posted by drcrappants View Post
                      dodecagon is the word youre looking for ;
                      Thanks for the google assist, but most folks just call them the "hex" plates (in quotes, recognizing that they technically are not hexagonal), which is why I did. ("Dude, you done with those dodecagonal plates?...")

                      btw homo with that hair you dont need to dress up for halloween much to go for the barbarian look. just toss a a helmet on and a cape
                      Okey-dokey.

                      Originally posted by SAHD View Post
                      Anyone ever tell you you're using the machine backwards or do they just see the weight and think better of it?
                      I don't think anyone's ever said that before, but folks have asked if I like doing them better that way.

                      Some of those HS models feel decent facing the other direction (which I prefer b/c you can't use as much weight), but this one is horrendous. The mechanics of it just force your low back into flexion at the bottom of the range of motion. Horribly designed, IMO.


                      Originally posted by martin_h View Post
                      Lol'd. seeing the weight and Homon would lead even an idiot to believe."he must know what he's doing"..

                      then copy him, do it wrong and feel like a boss!:2guns:
                      LOL. At that gym, very few folks train legs which is why I like to go there. They've got a nice selection and they're *all mine*.... :madgrin:

                      Originally posted by 0001Delta View Post
                      That machine at my gym can only take 5 plates per side...(I wonder if jamming steel pipes inside the bar where the weights go would work...)

                      You could try that. I've also added a loaded EZ curl bar to the machine behind the back pad. Some of those machines even allow you load a straight bar across the top, which looks pretty friggin' cool (I think this was an Icarian model).


                      Originally posted by mentalflex View Post
                      Based on Scott's description of what he was doing, now would you say that this fits the description of the three-way?

                      Scott, your legs are looking sick coming out of the hole! Looks liek someone's been eating their wheaties :yo:
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                      Originally posted by Goku View Post
                      IDK, he is the official DC trainer, so if he calls something DC, then its gonna be DC.
                      LOL - No, I leave that to Dante, although he'd give me some leeway, I think.

                      That was the 1st of three sets within a rep range with the idea being that if / when I can get a certain number of reps (sets not taking to failure necessarily), then I'd progress upward. The overall program I'm doing is only similar to DC in that there is a high frequency for training each body part.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by drcrappants View Post
                        dodecagon is the word youre looking for ;P

                        btw homo with that hair you dont need to dress up for halloween much to go for the barbarian look. just toss a a helmet on and a cape
                        Why would you call him a homo?

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                        • #13
                          btw is that LA fitness??

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by drcrappants View Post
                            btw is that LA fitness??
                            Actually, it's a new local chain called DodecaGym. ("Twelve Step program for Guaranteed Fitness Results" or something like that. )

                            -S
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                            • #15
                              Homonunculus, how many years have you been training/competing and what are your short term goals?

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