Marcus Allen going full LB

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Marcus Allen going full LB

Post by RemoAZ » Tue May 25, 2021 12:30 am



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Post by jebrick » Tue May 25, 2021 11:44 am

That is good because he was shit for coverage before he was drafted. He was my true"what-the-fuck" pick of that draft.
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Post by Ice » Tue May 25, 2021 3:07 pm

jebrick wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 11:44 am
That is good because he was shit for coverage before he was drafted. He was my true"what-the-fuck" pick of that draft.
There's literally (at least :oops: ) one every year...
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Post by El Kabong » Wed May 26, 2021 12:31 am

Is he an innie or an outie?
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Post by Thrillsseeker » Wed May 26, 2021 12:49 am

Maybe he worked out with Brady Quinn to bulk up this year.

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Post by Professor Half Wit » Wed May 26, 2021 1:26 pm

What's the point of the chains rather than a couple more plates? Some kind of kinetic benefit?
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Post by SteelerDayTrader » Wed May 26, 2021 3:44 pm

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Post by rocky mtn stiller » Wed May 26, 2021 4:07 pm

Professor Half Wit wrote:
Wed May 26, 2021 1:26 pm
What's the point of the chains rather than a couple more plates? Some kind of kinetic benefit?
I wondered that too. There is more weight toward the top of the lift than at the bottom. Maybe there is some benefit?

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Post by COR-TEN » Wed May 26, 2021 5:55 pm

rocky mtn stiller wrote:
Wed May 26, 2021 4:07 pm
Professor Half Wit wrote:
Wed May 26, 2021 1:26 pm
What's the point of the chains rather than a couple more plates? Some kind of kinetic benefit?
I wondered that too. There is more weight toward the top of the lift than at the bottom. Maybe there is some benefit?
Maybe they think it looks cool? Or their are no plates at that weight? I've seen it elsewhere.

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Post by AirRescueFF » Wed May 26, 2021 9:56 pm

rocky mtn stiller wrote:
Wed May 26, 2021 4:07 pm
Professor Half Wit wrote:
Wed May 26, 2021 1:26 pm
What's the point of the chains rather than a couple more plates? Some kind of kinetic benefit?
I wondered that too. There is more weight toward the top of the lift than at the bottom. Maybe there is some benefit?


^ It's this.

For curls, much less resistance past the halfway point. Helps to add a bit of upper range resistance.

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Post by stillthere » Thu May 27, 2021 1:51 am

Professor Half Wit wrote:
Wed May 26, 2021 1:26 pm
What's the point of the chains rather than a couple more plates? Some kind of kinetic benefit?
Gets heavier toward apex of lift.

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Post by Professor Half Wit » Thu May 27, 2021 12:00 pm

stillthere wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 1:51 am
Professor Half Wit wrote:
Wed May 26, 2021 1:26 pm
What's the point of the chains rather than a couple more plates? Some kind of kinetic benefit?
Gets heavier toward apex of lift.
So the idea is that you may not be able to lift with any more / heavier plates, but the chains ensure stress continues through the entire curl? Is that it?
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Post by stillthere » Thu May 27, 2021 5:10 pm

Professor Half Wit wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 12:00 pm
stillthere wrote:
Thu May 27, 2021 1:51 am
Professor Half Wit wrote:
Wed May 26, 2021 1:26 pm
What's the point of the chains rather than a couple more plates? Some kind of kinetic benefit?
Gets heavier toward apex of lift.
So the idea is that you may not be able to lift with any more / heavier plates, but the chains ensure stress continues through the entire curl? Is that it?
https://www.muscleandfitness.com/workou ... ls-chains/
Chains can absolutely increase strength and muscle growth when used with barbell curls. They accomplish this by providing linear variable resistance (LVR), which means that as you lift the chains from the floor link by link, the weight they provide increases. This will improve your muscular strength and power because it forces you to use more fast-twitch muscle fibers. It will also place more focus on your biceps by giving you more resistance at the point in your range of motion where your biceps actually kick in—about halfway up.

To set up the chains, attach the adjustment chain (3⁄8-inch links) to the middle link of the large chain (5⁄8-inch links). Slide the adjustment chain onto the barbell as though you’re loading a plate. When you’re at the top of your range of motion, only a few links of the large chain should still be on the floor, so set the adjustment chain accordingly. Load enough total weight on the bar— chains plus plates—to limit yourself to eight to 12 reps per set, then perform barbell curls as you normally would.

Quick Tip: If you don’t have access to chains, you can reap similar LVR benefits by attaching elastic bands to the bar.

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Post by Steel Bingo » Thu May 27, 2021 10:05 pm

Get Allen (and Bush, Johnson and Spillane for that matter) on the Lawrence Timmons workout plan. Timmons was concrete in the shoulders and chest after his time with the Steelers.

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Post by cop1211 » Thu May 27, 2021 10:42 pm

The other plates are being used to level out the ping pong table. ;)

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Post by R_S » Fri May 28, 2021 1:24 am

Variable resistance also puts more stress on your muscle at its strongest ROM and less stress at thr weakest which means less injury.

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Post by Professor Half Wit » Fri May 28, 2021 11:53 am

R_S wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 1:24 am
Variable resistance also puts more stress on your muscle at its strongest ROM and less stress at thr weakest which means less injury.
I always liked doing chin ups and pull ups because they seek out the weakest muscles and terrorize them. For the real deal, you have to work out on gym rings, which I learned the hard way. First, gym rings require more muscle recruitment for stabilization in order to keep proper form for the entire ROM. Second, while much harder than chins and pulls on a stationary bar (and therefore more humiliating), the rings are WAY better on your tendons and joints since at the height of the motion, your wrists and elbows turn in. The torque on elbows and wrists from the stationary bar will catch up to you at some point if you do chins and pulls more than twice a week and it is not pretty.

What male gymnasts do on rings is pretty unbelievable to me.
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