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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

That's why you aren't supposed to eat complex carbs in that meal. Having the growth hormone released 1-1.5 hours after you sleep is fine IIRC.

Yip, i'm eating dirty but trying to watch my gluten. Gluten free cupcakes from whole foods are surprisingly yummy.
post #22532 of 46988
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

Ummm... don't know really.
I have no intentions of getting huge, but of course that's not gonna happen overnight.
I still don't know how far I want to take lifting so I guess I'll just want to be strong for my size, if that makes sense.

Would strength equal powerlifting style and size bodybuilding style (very simplified)? 
I'd rather have the physique of a very lean bodybuilder than a super strong powerlifter.

tldr: I just want to get my bench to 100 kg while not having a bodyweight of more than 90. I believe my 1 RM is 75.

A suggestion may be to do a bit of a hybrid program where you bench in a powerlifting stance but continue to work on hypertrophy with flyes.

And a powerlifting stance doesn't necessarily mean you have to develop a huge arch and bench with a 4" range of motion, but it does mean that you aren't benching with your entire back contacting the bench and letting your scapulas move freely underneath you.

On a related note, I never see anyone who benches flat on the bench with giant ranges of motion or with their legs in the air(which both supposedly "isolate your chest") have an impressive physique. At least not at any of the gyms I've gone to. Usually they're DYEL and can't bench more than 2 plates to save their life.
post #22533 of 46988
I wonder if I can use a yoga block for board presses.
post #22534 of 46988
all this CBL business is reaching critical mass, i think you guys should just eat the food and stop worrying about things
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

A suggestion may be to do a bit of a hybrid program where you bench in a powerlifting stance but continue to work on hypertrophy with flyes.
And a powerlifting stance doesn't necessarily mean you have to develop a huge arch and bench with a 4" range of motion, but it does mean that you aren't benching with your entire back contacting the bench and letting your scapulas move freely underneath you.
On a related note, I never see anyone who benches flat on the bench with giant ranges of motion or with their legs in the air(which both supposedly "isolate your chest") have an impressive physique. At least not at any of the gyms I've gone to. Usually they're DYEL and can't bench more than 2 plates to save their life.

+1. there is a tendency to polarize this stuff between aesthetics and strength. my own best gains have resulted from 2x5 bench, 2x5 weak point assistance, and then 2x10-15 flyes/pullovers and an extra 2x10-20 on some form of tricep movement - foot elevated dips to failure, 2x20+ tricep extensions, etc. and people need to start benching 2x a week already, unless they have a hard-on for getting a bodyweight press or something. one bench day slanted towards delts, the other one slanted towards triceps.
post #22535 of 46988
Eason, where's your leg mass man? Do some squats or something. no hate
post #22536 of 46988
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Originally Posted by virus646 View Post

Eason, where's your leg mass man? Do some squats or something. no hate

How to acquire leg mass? I've been stuck around ~250 squartz for almost 2 years, including a hip flexor tear that put me out for 6 months. Never seem to get more comfortable with the bar and feeling strong with the technique.
post #22537 of 46988
Groin update: have a boney impingement / protuberance on the head of my femur. Likely just developed over a long period of time since I was very young. This bump caused the labrum tear and has also worn away some of my cartilage. Need to have arthroscopic surgery to shave off the bump and repair the tear. Recovery is 2-3 weeks of crutches followed by 10 weeks of PT. Pretty much as expected. I guess this will be a good opportunity to lean out.
post #22538 of 46988
Interdesting front squat day. Previous best was 100kg for one and 90kg for 3 and I havent trained the front squat since last summer or gotten much stronger in the back squat since then. I have gotten my upper back stronger and became much faster in the back squat though. Was hoping to hit 90kg for 3 today and then back down and do reps with a lower weight. 90kg for 3 was easy as fuck, went 95kg for 3 easy again, 100kg for 3 fairly easy, 105kg for 1, 110kg for 1, which was very hard and the form was shaky, but I got it up, then 100kg for 2, 90kg for 3 70kg for 10. I was much faster and had an easier time pushing through my sticking point, which is just above parallel. Didn't round at all except for the 110kg too. Took a gym fit pic, got my hair cut, looks like an onion when i sweat.

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post #22539 of 46988
fuk no wtf getting sick out of no where, thanksgiving is OVER
post #22540 of 46988
BBC fitness show is russling my jimmies

"going to the gym is the same no matter what you do"
"use light weights to tone and lose weight"
"having this much muscle gives me heart palpitations, can't breathe and I feel hot all the time" lul no thats because your on fuck loads of test
"fat on your chest is gyno" lul wat


miring how fast fat bro is with 180kg on deads though. Lol at telling someone who probably maxes around 250kg that 30kg dumbbells are too heavy for rows.
post #22541 of 46988
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

A suggestion may be to do a bit of a hybrid program where you bench in a powerlifting stance but continue to work on hypertrophy with flyes.
And a powerlifting stance doesn't necessarily mean you have to develop a huge arch and bench with a 4" range of motion, but it does mean that you aren't benching with your entire back contacting the bench and letting your scapulas move freely underneath you.
On a related note, I never see anyone who benches flat on the bench with giant ranges of motion or with their legs in the air(which both supposedly "isolate your chest") have an impressive physique. At least not at any of the gyms I've gone to. Usually they're DYEL and can't bench more than 2 plates to save their life.

I've been doing IA spbr for 7 months now with slow but steady progress. I think the program seems like a good mix between max strength and hypertrophy.

About benching twice per week - Since spbr is 3 days per week with 2 upper and 2 lower days switching, 5 days can pass in between benching and 10 days in between squats and deadlifts. Is it still enough? I find a 4 split to not make me recover for progressive overload on the heavy compound lifts.
post #22542 of 46988
for myself and many others, 72 hours between similar movements has proven to be enough. as far as recovery goes, there certainly will be an adaptation period - i had only done 3 days/week, m/w/f and when i switched to 4x a week, m/t/t/f i felt like i got kicked in the nuts for the first couple of weeks, and after that it was smooth sailing.

but if it is working for you right now, then no need to switch
post #22543 of 46988
snatch RDLs fuck you very much

dat hammie soreness
post #22544 of 46988
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

After watching Stinger's bench video a couple days ago, I thought I might as well get mine checked by you too.

 

This is the 3rd set. I do RPT so weight is low.

 

I focus on arching as much as possible, have feet driven hard into the ground, shoulder blades together and scapula retracted. I try to tuck elbows (keep them close to the sides, I guess?) but still maintaining straight bar path.

 

I'm not very good at using the actual chest muscles. Rarely get sore in the chest day after benching.

 

First two reps and the last one looks pretty shitty to me.

 

Edit: dat red face and triple chin ffffuuuu.gif

 

 

Lol that gigi dagostino in the background took me way back.

post #22545 of 46988
Going to start running Madcow next week to get squat up to 3 plates by next March.

Should I do assistance work after the main program? I'm @ the level where doing all 3 main lifts per session still leaves me with plenty in the tank....
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