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Ben Pollack  Elitefts coach. Physical culture & sports PhD student. 1908@198 USPA raw w/o wraps. BOB3 & CETC US Open 2017 best raw lifter. Email for programming!

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Man, it's been a rough month. After my #hamstringinjury I hurt my ribs and then caught a #stomachflu πŸ€’ All #healed up now and back to #sfw πŸ’ͺπŸ‘ 555x5 here on #beltless #squats at an #rpe of 7 after 635 for the same on #deadlift the day before. Super #thankful to be back on track for the @reebok #recordbreakers in November! I do think I learned a lot from the #toughtimes this last few weeks, and I'll be sharing some of those reflections on my log at @elitefts soon, so be sure to check that out too if you're interested πŸ™‚

LINKINBIO As I continue slooooowly #bulking I've been putting a lot of effort into my #assistance #upperbodyworkout, trying to get a little more #symmetry and build my #benchpress and #gripstrength. This #tricepsworkout is one of my favorites, and you can read about it and some of the other #armworkout stuff I'm doing on @elitefts! (I'm taking it easy on the powerlifts for right now, giving my body and mind a chance to rest up.) #powerlifting #bicepsworkout

No, not on this set, but I did give myself a nice #hamstring pull ten days ago. #bruised up real good but @kinetixbodyscience fixed me right up -- read my approach to #rehab on @elitefts (LINK IN BIO)! I hit light #squats three days after hurting it and today nailed this 285x5 set with just a soft #neoprene belt (essentially #beltless, but with some extra #warmth for safety). @rehband #powerlifting

I rarely recommend #dips as #accessories because unless you're only using #bodyweight, it's very difficult to keep from placing (too much) load on the #shoulders. Even with #onechain I let my torso lean forward too much here, but it was a fun finisher for my off-season #tricepsworkout πŸ’ͺ Plus, they look badass. In general, I've been trying to keep my wrists more neutral on my triceps work, both to target the outer head a little better and to keep my elbows happy, but it was tough on this last set. I'll have another super-secret #triceps exercise on @elitefts this month! #armworkout #powerbuilding #abs

Celebrating #independenceday at the gym and taking some time this #offseason to work on #hypertrophy and experiment with a new #powerbuilding #trainingprogram. Sets of 10, #lightweights, short rest periods, and really feeling the #muscles working is #hardasfuck but will be worth it in the long run -- and maybe #thinkbig will join #thinkstrong sometime soon... πŸ’ͺπŸ‘

Loving that I can actually #eateverything now that I'm in #offseason mode 🐷 Got some #fluffies at 205 BW but not yet sure whether I'll do @reebok #recordbreakers at 198 or 181! Either way, hit an easy 640x5 on #squats after 575x2x5 in #sleeves so I'll be ready for anything 😎#powerlifting #offseasongains #frontdoublebicep

Thanks to @mbpowercenter, I'm done letting #gripstrength hold me back πŸ‘ Started my prep for @reebok #recordbreakers this week with #farmerswalk, then 666x6 on #beltless #sumodeadlift with a six second timed #hookgrip hold on the last rep, and finished my #backworkout with #seatedrow using the #ibeam handle from Mike. It's surprisingly #intense -- gripping just with your #fingertips is a killer and also makes it easier to focus on activating the #lats πŸ’ͺI'll have some more articles and videos with #grip tips soon!

#throwbackthursday to my first #workout after joining team #elitefts, shortly after an almost fifty pound #weightcut to compete at 181. This past weekend @staciardison and I got to visit @elitefts for some #training and I learned a LOT from everyone there ❀️ I'm putting some of those thoughts into my next #coachinglife article, but for now go check out my article on #cuttingweight that's up now!

So much for #shirtless #frontsquats πŸ˜‚ Even with the #duffalobar it's too #slippery. Came back for an easy double afterward, and then @kinetixbodyscience hooked me up with Rick from @neufitrfp to get a little extra #prehab work for my #hips and #lowback so I'll be #freshaf for my visit with @staciardison to @elitefts this weekend!

My #hips have been feeling tight lately so I stuck to conventional for #deadliftday yesterday. 725 for two #hookgrip doubles followed by 700x5 is a #PR for this particular setup, but I'd forgotten how #challenging the #stiff bar can be. I'm also struggling with an #eczema flareup that seems to get worse every time I train in the #texasheat πŸ”₯ As long as the weights are moving I'm not going to complain!

Easing back into regular #training just in time to #hittheroad again -- headed to #Columbus this weekend with @staciardison to train at @elitefts! πŸ’ͺπŸ‘ Got in some good work though with around 400 on #farmerswalk, 680 on #squat, and my first time using the #duffalobar from @mad_scientist_duffin on #frontsquat and #benchpress. Absolutely loved the duffalo, looking forward into incorporating it into my #offseason on a regular basis. Article on #weightcut is in the works, any questions about my protocol?

Looks like I found my new favorite #hashtag 😬 Breaking back into #lightwork with some #speedy #beltless #squats and #pulls. Super excited to be working with @mbpowercenter on improving my #gripstrength -- started off today with #farmerswalk and I'm making sure to hold that #hookgrip at the top of my reps πŸ‘ Grateful that I know what I need to improve! #powerlifting #thickthighthursday #speedkills

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