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post #25006 of 49374
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Originally Posted by stinger70 View Post

Did you even go through a fat phase? I've never seen a photo of you above 12%

A few times. Maybe a 13-14%. Kept a lot of increases in bodyfat percentage (not total bodyfat) at bay by keeping my macros in line with my plans and busting my ass.
post #25007 of 49374
First time low-bar in a few years. Gotta fix some things but overall felt fine..Maybe a bit of rounding, maybe not. *felt* fine. I imagine elbows under bar more would fix the issue. 2nd set of ~ 4 away from fail.

Edited by knucks - 1/29/13 at 12:29pm
post #25008 of 49374
scale said my body fat was 20%. it was off though cause my friend stood on it and it said 20% too, probably thought anyone who is 5'7 and over 180lbs is fat.
post #25009 of 49374
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

DB bench PR, nothing amazing, but got 2x6 then 3x5 with a weight I got 5x5 with last week. Gains is gains I suppose. Enjoying meadows methods for shoulders. Set of 20 with 8kg db ons lateral raises strict form then grabbed dem 20kg dbs and did partials till failure, dat pump man


Need ideas from tricep work, not really feeling rippletits extensions in my triceps that much anymore. Did highish rep close grip bench press with an EZ bar lowering it to upper abs and keeping completely tucked and overhead db extensions for sets of 12 not locking out, might try french presses next time.

Do you use any BB movements for upper body? Im going over to push pull legs as well, probably the only BB movement i will use is yates rows. All DB for push day, looking like:

incline db
decline db
one arm upright row
lateral raise
2 tricep movements
post #25010 of 49374
I did SPBR and at 145-150lb, stalled on all my lifts
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115 bench
125 squat
225 DL

I stopped the program after getting sick in early 2012 / small injury and really fucked up my schedule. Now, I hopped onto whatever the hell my brother is doing, going at a rate of 2x a week 'M' and 'W,' I dropped DL completely and my current lifts
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145 bench
155 squat
n/a DL
Basically I can lift a plate now with ease, hooray! I think once I get back on track going 4x a week as before, I should improve steadily...

Trying to hit 185lb on bench/squat by mid-to-year-end. I know its laughable but my diet with 0 supplements i.e. protein shakes et al really make recovery / gains hard for me. I have been eating a lot more carbs to gain weight so now I am about 155lb (5'10). I think I am most like 'Flame' but dude is much stronger. I have similar goals, wanting to stay lean with muscle and agile enough to still shoot the 13" jumper on the court. My core + chest is also very soft, physiologically, how do I keep it firm rather than flabby? Also knucks, how to address knee problems with doing squats? I am ineligible for the Bulgarian method. My knees don't hurt but they feel odd. Bro says stance too wide.

Please feel free to rip me apart. And Jarude, it's not like I chose not to listen, but tweaked it to where I can actually follow through on my own grounds. I can say my strength compared to 1.3 years ago is much improved but I'm still a beginner.
post #25011 of 49374
knucks,

that's a massive beard bro.
post #25012 of 49374
SS makes you aesthetic in the same way that Crossfit makes you strong
post #25013 of 49374
Toasty you should just go all aesthetics and forget about having a good bench, deadlift, or squat. In order to have a good form and strong deadlift or squat you're going to have to some developed quads and hips.. i just dont see that playing into your current aesthetics.
post #25014 of 49374
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Also knucks, how to address knee problems with doing squats? I am ineligible for the Bulgarian method. My knees don't hurt but they feel odd. Bro says stance too wide

Would have to see a video of your squat..
Define "odd" ?
post #25015 of 49374
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Even if you do follow it, it gives you an ugly as fuck body even after you cut. Dat feel when all lower body, no chest, arms or delt width, just dat ass and quads. Always lol at the SS "transformations". It's a strength program, don't know why people recommend it for trying to get aesthetic, is wasn't designed with that in mind.

I don't like SS either. I don't think it's a very well thought out program.

I do agree that it's not a very good program to run to build size or strength upon.

But I do not agree with your state, "it's a strength program... aesthetic, it wasn't designed with that in mind."

Because a program's main goal is strength-oriented, doesn't mean it's not good for size. Some of the best ways to get big are through strength-oriented programs.




But yes, SS sucks.
post #25016 of 49374
I'm supposed to be the guy hogging the only barbell at the gym in Gulfport, not crossfit Tap Out bro. Grrrr
post #25017 of 49374
Seems like the proper time to post this image again

post #25018 of 49374
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

I don't like SS either. I don't think it's a very well thought out program.

I do agree that it's not a very good program to run to build size or strength upon.

But I do not agree with your state, "it's a strength program... aesthetic, it wasn't designed with that in mind."

Because a program's main goal is strength-oriented, doesn't mean it's not good for size. Some of the best ways to get big are through strength-oriented programs.




But yes, SS sucks.

Yea but some peoples conception of big is different. I think I'm big now because i have a large back and wear a size large in shirts.. but some people might have thought i was bigger my first year of college when i was 150lbs at 13% bodyfat and did a bodybuilding program.
post #25019 of 49374
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Originally Posted by stinger70 View Post

Do you use any BB movements for upper body? Im going over to push pull legs as well, probably the only BB movement i will use is yates rows. All DB for push day, looking like:

incline db
decline db
one arm upright row
lateral raise
2 tricep movements

I use an EZ bar on upright rows and some tricep movements if that counts? Only movements I do with an actual barbell are squats and RDLs. I've stopped doing incline for a bit and am focusing on flat because somehow I feel it more in my chest. Why would you do upright rows on push day and why would you do them 1 handed? Maybe add a flying movement? I find my press day is my shortest day because I can't find many movements i like.


Kind of agree with coldsnap, wish I trained like how I do now since I started lifting, contrary to what some people will say squats do not do particularly much for biceps and neither does a set of pendlay rows one in a while. As much fun as strength training is it's not the best for most peoples goals of looking good, it's just simple and hard to fuck up, but assuming your not dumb as shit a beginner should be able to not fuck up a hypertrophy routine.


edit: I didn't say SS wouldn't make it bigger, just that its not optimal and ripptoe didn't design it with that in mind. Obviously getting stronger will make you bigger, before I started doing my current split I only did strength programs and I grew significantly.
post #25020 of 49374
Ill throw this up as well
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