Nails wrote:Aside from making you stronger has the 1 arm chin up had any carry over to your other lifts? I want to work on the OAC but I'm getting too much out of high volume regular chin ups right now.
Hmm, this is a tough one, I don't think it has had any direct carry over except maybe to the deadlift, but as far as improving my shoulder 'toughness' and overall balance it definitely helps, I would say in your case, a mix of higher rep regular chins (I know quite a few of the strongman events are more endurance related) and OAC progressions for that 'freak' strength in unusual positions is probably your best bet.
Nails wrote:There's a lot to be said for doing stuff that doesn't hurt and fits your bodytype or injuries. People tend to discuss what is "best" but fail to comprehend the needs of the individual. I know pull ups are "better" than chin ups but pull ups irritate my left forearm and put me out of the game for a bit if I do enough of them. Therefore chin ups are a much "better" move for me.
It's good news that you've found a squat you can work with. I wouldn't beat yourself up about getting below parallel or stuff like that. Just focus on getting some work in while not hurting yourself.
Looks like the snatching is going well. Your bendy body should some into it's own if your doing a full snatch. There's not way in hell I could get that low. When should we be expecting bodyweight to be on the cards?
Yeah, I'm doing pull ups a bit more now than I used to for shoulder balance and to help prepare the elbows better, but my preference is definitely chin ups. There was a study done on the difference between the two, both being almost the same because the lower peak contraction on the chins was made up for with a longer ROM.
The snatches are cool, after doing them quite a bit I've developed a bit of ongoing soreness in my hamstring tendons, so I'm just waiting for that to dissipate before I bump up the weights (40kg is flying up now) but I'm hoping that I can hit ~bodyweight by the end of the year.
I've found something that makes my knees feel awesome that goes against all conventional wisdom, leg extensions with a half ROM and putting my feet in a 'duck' position. It makes it almost entirely a VMO movement, doesnt stress the knees as I dont go deep and makes my knee feel so much more stable. Did 2x25 the other day at the end of a workout and felt awesome. Going to keep at them, kind of like a band pull apart for my knees, hopefully it improves the stability a little.