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post #13726 of 47805
Accidentally set my alarm for 6 instead of 7. Tried to make a morning yoga class at my gym but was late, so I had an early morning workout instead. Feelsgoodman.
post #13727 of 47805
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I had a workout just now, feels fucking terrible, why do I do it? Warming up on the bike has made my right hip flexor even more sore.
post #13728 of 47805
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Originally Posted by knucks View Post

some of my friends from this past weekend
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5/10.
Meh. Give me a year and I could develop gear that would let me "bench" that much.

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another friend of mine went 1541 @ 210 raw.
9/10
Much respect! This is what powerlifting should be. A man and some iron, nothing more.

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you know you might be a good weightlifter when you casually snatch the current wr + 3kg off a 4" box Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
/godmode on
10/10
Insane! Looking forward to London this summer.

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585
Motivation. I'm planning on getting better ink though.
1/10
Gay. He looks like the sort of bro that "squats" 405 while deadlifting 275. But I bet he does mad biceps curls yo!
post #13729 of 47805
I know you can't get too tied up in scale weight, but it's still nice to see the scale moving in the right direction when you're still eating a decent amount on lifting days. Not coincidentally, last weekend was the first one since I started this where I still ate entirely clean / hit my macros and targeted calories.
post #13730 of 47805
What grip do you dudes prefer for front squat? Cross arm or clean grip? I've been doing cross-arm, but contemplating switching to clean.
post #13731 of 47805
Some guy in my gym fights for the UFC, his last names maguire or something, think hes a gypsy. Brought his really fit gf to the gym, fuuuack dat ass. Strong motivation to try get out 30 reps on a myorep set of lateral raises.

Also did deadlifts for the first time in like 2 months today. Feels weird pulling conventional, can actually feel your back and abs working, did 3 shrugs at the top of every deadlift, come at me zyzz traps. Im significantly stronger on sumo, but I feel like conventional is a better movement.


I use clean grip.
post #13732 of 47805
Clean grip. Dat dere wrist flexibility.
post #13733 of 47805
clean grip to train for clean recovery
post #13734 of 47805
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Originally Posted by speedy4500 View Post

Insane! Looking forward to London this summer.

Indeed. Kicking myself so hard b/c I didn't get tickets for it.. would've been awesome. We'll see if Dima manages to lift the gold or not - in the 105 the competition will be very tough.
post #13735 of 47805
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Originally Posted by speedy4500 View Post

5/10.
Meh. Give me a year and I could develop gear that would let me "bench" that much.

Don't knock it til you've done both a raw and geared meet.

No sane person is saying it's the same. The dynamics of both are completely different of course. People that actually compete both raw and geared will tell you straight up that geared lifting is much harder, more taxing and there's MUCH more technique involved.

It's kind of like the comparison between rugby (raw) and football (geared). Protective equipment was designed to reduce the number of injuries to players but also to make for a more exciting game via harder hits. This is not to say that rugby tackles are not hard (or hurt) because they do. But if you look at the speed and sheer force at which the tackles/hits are delivered, the football player got that hands down - and that's because of the protective gear they've got on.

Another comparison is how all forms of modern day fighting/martial arts/boxing/etc evolved from guys just pounding it out on the streets. Measures such as helmets, gloves, technical rules (such as in the ufc, you cannot kick/knee a downed opponent), and other gear, were implements to prolong an athlete's career and so more exciting and longer fighters could be fought.

All I'm trying to say is, no smart person says a 500 raw bench = 500 geared bench, or even 400 raw = 600 geared. There's not strict formula for that. There shouldn't even be a direct comparison made since they're very different.




Also, you realize there are specifications that the gear (like all sports) have to pass right?

Use aapf-approved gear. One year? You wouldn't be putting up anywhere near 675. No one here would be.
post #13736 of 47805
So after having a mini freakout when i weighed in at 168 last saturday. I cleaned up my diet (skipping the peanut butter in the protein powder, not eating a ton if i'm not hungry) and upped my cardio.

I dropped 3 lbs of what was probably water weight. I'm also feeling leaner in my midsection and my abs look better, which is nice.

Also, doing front squats made me feel like i was going to burst out of my pants so I'm gonna drop those. Might just do swings for the core/hamstring workout.
post #13737 of 47805
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Originally Posted by APK 
I know you can't get too tied up in scale weight, but it's still nice to see the scale moving in the right direction when you're still eating a decent amount on lifting days. Not coincidentally, last weekend was the first one since I started this where I still ate entirely clean / hit my macros and targeted calories.

Provided you're on a consistent diet scale weight is pretty accurate, it just depends on what you're doing. Obviously it's most accurate for a straight cut, doesn't help at all for recomp and does for a bulk provided you're doing it lean.

It's more accurate if you're on a really low carb diet because then you have less fluctuation in water retention, but if you eat the same stuff at the same time and weigh yourself at the same time then it's a good measure of progress.
post #13738 of 47805
168lbs is nothing to freak about, unless you're freaking out about weighing as much as a girl.
post #13739 of 47805
I'm 5'6" and have lots of MTM shit.
post #13740 of 47805
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

168lbs is nothing to freak about, unless you're freaking out about weighing as much as a girl.


Dem thicker women, you like them?
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