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post #28951 of 46405
You some salty motherfuckers
post #28952 of 46405
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

10 Gs of sodium....mother of god...

I'm salt loading right now with 4-5 Gs and its miserable, lol

Hoping to weigh in at 198 on the dot and then be at least 220 the following day smile.gif
post #28953 of 46405
I picked up a copy of Mind Gym awhile back as it was recommended by one of my favourite athletes. After going through it I realized that while there is a ton of lip service paid to the idea of mental preparation and attitude in lifting sports, there's a dearth of actual strategies and methods that detail how to actually train ones own mind or how to cultivate an attitude that will bring success. Its a great read, especially in the context of an individual sport like lifting when your mental state and attitude will determine your results much more than the finer points of programming. Buy it!
post #28954 of 46405
yeah, the real athletes I've lifted with all have this intense focus and a way about them when they prepare for their lift. we have a couple of guys who were pretty fucking good when they competed, and not at the national level either. I've almost never seen these guys miss anything on the platform.

It's probably a defining characteristic of any professional athlete, not just weightlifters.
post #28955 of 46405
I miss that about olympic lifting a lot. There was a HUGE psychological part of it when I did it, that I just havn't found in powerlifting yet. When you got near your max that whole environment in the gym changes. Everything from the people in the gym sitting down or standing still during your attempt, to your coach supporting you, and the 20 seconds or so I'd take to clear my mind before I approached the bar. Now with powerlifting I'm stuck at the bottom of a squat while some dude is HURR HURR HURRRRRRing next to me with barbell curls.
post #28956 of 46405
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Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post

yeah, the real athletes I've lifted with all have this intense focus and a way about them when they prepare for their lift. we have a couple of guys who were pretty fucking good when they competed, and not at the national level either. I've almost never seen these guys miss anything on the platform.

It's probably a defining characteristic of any professional athlete, not just weightlifters.

There's a great David Foster Wallace essay on the nature of great athletes called 'The String Theory'. It can seem a bit dismissive (maybe even insulting) at times (and it's mostly about tennis) but it's paints a interesting picture of the kind of mental fortitude you mentioned
post #28957 of 46405
So I have my openers set and soft second attempts lined up.. and very soft third attempts..

Going to be going very conservative for my openers as usual.. i.e., my last warm up.

Squat
  • Opener - 500
  • Second - 550
  • Third - 575-600

Bench
  • Opener - 330
  • Second - 360
  • Third - 375-390

Deadlift
  • Opener - 525
  • Second - 575
  • Third - 600-615




So if I go 7/9, I'll get my 1500 at least.

8-9 for 9, I'll get 1550+
Edited by mrchariybrown - 5/10/13 at 11:44am
post #28958 of 46405
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

I miss that about olympic lifting a lot. There was a HUGE psychological part of it when I did it, that I just havn't found in powerlifting yet. When you got near your max that whole environment in the gym changes. Everything from the people in the gym sitting down or standing still during your attempt, to your coach supporting you, and the 20 seconds or so I'd take to clear my mind before I approached the bar. Now with powerlifting I'm stuck at the bottom of a squat while some dude is HURR HURR HURRRRRRing next to me with barbell curls.

You'll get there soon with powerlifting too.

Before my near max attempts for squats, I've already lifted the weight 20 times in my head.

While I'm wrapping my knees, wrists, and putting my belt on, I start getting zoned in. There's a huge fire burning and building inside me, but I dare not let any of it out just yet.

I walk up to the bar, bring an ammonia capsule to my nose and once it hits me, that fire just starts to blaze out of control.. all I can see is the bar. I honestly, don't hear anything around me, not the yelling, not the music.. nothing.

Once I grab the bar and pull myself underneath, I can feel a bit of that fire escaping while it pounds against my chest.. then I stand up, breathe in, hold, hold, hold.... then I squat and just zone the fuck out, I get into the hole and I swear I hear a ringing in my ears.. it's the only thing I can hear. I stand up with it and it's pure euphoria.
post #28959 of 46405
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Originally Posted by TWorksheets View Post

There's a great David Foster Wallace essay on the nature of great athletes called 'The String Theory'. It can seem a bit dismissive (maybe even insulting) at times (and it's mostly about tennis) but it's paints a interesting picture of the kind of mental fortitude you mentioned

this looks like an interesting read, thanks!
post #28960 of 46405
Gotcha, I'm sure Ill get intense as my weight moves up more.
post #28961 of 46405
beast
post #28962 of 46405
I cant even wrap my head around those #s. Much respect
post #28963 of 46405
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Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post

yeah, the real athletes I've lifted with all have this intense focus and a way about them when they prepare for their lift. we have a couple of guys who were pretty fucking good when they competed, and not at the national level either. I've almost never seen these guys miss anything on the platform.

It's probably a defining characteristic of any professional athlete, not just weightlifters.

For sure. Not to say programming doesn't matter at all, as it is essential, but comparatively speaking people spend a lot more time obsessing over the minute details of their methods while ignoring the mental side of things.

I think elite athletes or really anyone who finds success in their sport either had a great attitude starting out or spent a lot of time honing their mental game. I really think the information age is a bit of a detriment as a lot of people, myself included, wrongfully spent most of their efforts researching the "best way" instead of busting their ass on an "acceptable" way. There are way too many fucking articles/websites/methods/personalities out there that are hyperinsistent on optimizing one particular minute aspect of training instead of addressing the mindset necessary for success.

I remember one particular slap fight in rhet where a 7% difference in wrist circumference was being held as valid as a factor as hard work/consistency was in achieving an elite total. Jfc.
post #28964 of 46405
Form check; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Svvb-irSnTY&sns=em the power was out at my gym for some reason, so it's a bit dark.
post #28965 of 46405
looks pretty damn good to me

My workout today sucked dick, feel like I'm getting sick. Made my #s but had some weird ass knee pain I've never had before through my sets. Call it a day and sat in a cold bath.
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