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    i heard smyrldog benched 800 pounds at a bodyweigh of 135?

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    haha, i forgot about smyrldog. what's most impressive is his standing broad jump.

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    who is "smyrldog"?

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    What other "pull movements" does everyone incorporate?

    I do: T-bar, seated cable rows, one arm dumbbell rows, and weighted pull-ups.
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    i do the complete exact same thing also sometimes close grip pulldown as i stated...
    this is probably why we are similar in body structure

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    I find that weighted pullups work much better than lat pulls. You can't cheat on pullups. Obviously a person wouldn't intentionally cheat on pull downs, but it is easy to "swing" the weight and get momentum going. I used to do pull downs all of the time though. They work well if the lifts are done correctly and strict.
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    Chins work your abs hard too!

    try complexing standing long jumps/bounds and chins back to back - youch :karate:

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    they do work you abs i noticed?
    how much weight do you guys usually attach? and how.. with a chain belt? and how many reps do you do?

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    I use a chain belt. I add 45 for the first set and go up to 70 lbs. Sometimes more depending on how I feel.
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    The abs flex hard to hold your torso, otherwise your spine would snap in half


    I have done up to 5 reps with 35lbs attached when done on a power rack - much harder due to the grip on the square bar. Also 30lbs for 3x5
    Remeber I weigh around 210lbs

    I use a weight belt and steel cable with a dog clips on the end. Well that's what the gym has for use.

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