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I doubt iodised salt is messing up your skin.
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I really do not know what the cause of these two blemishes are aside from diet change, which for the most part has not been much aside from the intro. of iodised salt

It could be the McNuggets I had or the extra soy
My skin is clear for the good part of the year minus a few weeks where it gets real bad. I don't get it.

And FWIW I do not believe in stress or lack of sleep causing bad skin breakouts. It is always the diet.
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What resistance bands should I buy? Any recs?
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Damn saw one of the funnies things in the gym today. This one other powerlifter in my gym who starting around the same time as myself, so I tend to compare my progress to his. He did Sheiko for awhile and made fast jumps but I slowly caught up with the slow and steady 5/3/1. Anyways, he's a college kid and likes to drink. Today he showed up at the gym wreaking of a whisky bottle and starts deadlifting. Loads up 135 and it looks pretty wobbly. Next he loads up 205 walks up to it, sets up, yanks on it so hard and it doesn't break the ground. So he continues to pull on it and it's going no where then all of a sudden he goes flying backwards and hits a wall. We were like yea you should probably go home if you can't even break 60% or so off the ground.
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

And FWIW I do not believe in stress or lack of sleep causing bad skin breakouts. It is always the diet.

TBH, I do. But if you know what works for you then you know. There are probably multiple causes.
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

What resistance bands should I buy? Any recs?

I saw walmart now has bands for sale.
post #30577 of 47340
Should accessory work go up in a linear fashion to big compound movements? While I notice my big 3 lifts consistently go up every session, sometimes little shit like curls etc will waver... Sometimes I'll go up, sometimes ill have to work with a little less weight.

Make sense?
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

iodized salt, you guys stay away?

have two bad break outs and I think it's b/c my diet got introduced to iodized salt the past month. basically it messed up my skin a bit, and after some googling it seems I should stay away and eat my food with your basic sea salts etc. which I can find at Costco.

Hendrix you know anything about this? I'm sort of pissed TBH lol

Don't you eat quite a bit of fast food post workout? You often post about it anyway. Chipotle or whatever isn't bad, but cooking your meals at home obviously gives you full control of what you eat. Although fast food can have great macros, it's usually filled with preservatives and shit like that. Just check the ingredient list for Subways "chicken breast":

 

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CHICKEN BREAST PATTY Chicken breast with rib meat, water, seasoning (corn syrup solids, vinegar powder [maltodextrin, modified corn starch & tapioca starch, dried vinegar], brown sugar, salt, dextrose, garlic powder, onion powder, chicken type flavor [hydrolyzed corn gluten, autolyzed yeast extract, partially hydrogenated soybean oil and cottonseed oil, thiamine hydrochloride, disodium inosinate & disodium guanylate]), sodium phosphate.

 

Naturally, you often get a bit more breakouts in a calorie surplus than a deficit. At least I do, and especially when I do heavy carb loads.

 

If you really want to minimize the risk of breakouts, you should only eat fresh and organic stuff, no dairy, no alcohol or coffee and tons of water and green tea (I think). Less fast and processed carbs and more potatoes, basmati or brown rice and whole wheat pasta. Whole wheat bread is alright in smaller amounts.

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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Should accessory work go up in a linear fashion to big compound movements? While I notice my big 3 lifts consistently go up every session, sometimes little shit like curls etc will waver... Sometimes I'll go up, sometimes ill have to work with a little less weight.

Make sense?

My main accessory movement might move here and there but usually the rest of my assistance movements do not move at all during a training cycle. Just worry about your main lifts moving for the most part.
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

My main accessory movement might move here and there but usually the rest of my assistance movements do not move at all during a training cycle. Just worry about your main lifts moving for the most part.
Awesome, great to here that especially coming from you. It was a little nagging thing that kept bothering me.
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Counterpoint: I don't see any reason why assistance lifts should not be pushed. Incremental increases and working within flexible rep ranges allows you to do this very easily.

Keep the context in mind, Mark - charly is a powerlifter and as long as his main lift moves up, he doesn't give a shit what he's doing otherwise. He's paying a coach to give him new routines as needed, where the whole point of those routines is to only move that main lift up... you're starting out on a generic strength program and have a ton of room to push up your assistance work when you can. Yeah, your main lift moving up will eat into your assistance work progress at times, but you shouldn't stick with the same weight for the sake of sticking with the same weight.
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I usually increase by 5 to 10 lb. depending on my progress for assistant lifts. I am just not sure if my reps decrease as a result. For those still doing SPBR, have you guys stuck through it or adjusted reps/sets as needed when your lifts go up in volume?
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And this is why rep ranges instead of prescribed reps are a good thing. Push to get as many as you can, once you hit the top of your range, up the weight and aim to hit at least the bottom of the range or more. Rinse and repeat.
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

Counterpoint: I don't see any reason why assistance lifts should not be pushed. Incremental increases and working within flexible rep ranges allows you to do this very easily.

Keep the context in mind, Mark - charly is a powerlifter and as long as his main lift moves up, he doesn't give a shit what he's doing otherwise. He's paying a coach to give him new routines as needed, where the whole point of those routines is to only move that main lift up... you're starting out on a generic strength program and have a ton of room to push up your assistance work when you can. Yeah, your main lift moving up will eat into your assistance work progress at times, but you shouldn't stick with the same weight for the sake of sticking with the same weight.

Your counterpoint would be valid if I said you shouldn't push yourself.. but I never did.

I push my ass on EVERYTHING.

What usually happens is, for instance, when I start my squat cycle I am using an easy weight on squats and I can go heavier on assistance work.

As the weeks progress, my squat poundage rises linearly for the most part and I get to a point where I'm pushing myself so hard on squats, when I get to my assistance work, even though I'm pushing my hardest, my poundage will be less than what I was doing weeks beforehand.

So in short, if you're busting ass on your main lifts, your assistance work WILL take a hit.

If your assistance work rises all the time, then you ain't pushing your squat/deadlift/bench enough man. Or your overall programming just ain't pushing you hard enough.
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

Your counterpoint would be valid if I said you shouldn't push yourself.. but I never did.

I push my ass on EVERYTHING.

What usually happens is, for instance, when I start my squat cycle I am using an easy weight on squats and I can go heavier on assistance work.

As the weeks progress, my squat poundage rises linearly for the most part and I get to a point where I'm pushing myself so hard on squats, when I get to my assistance work, even though I'm pushing my hardest, my poundage will be less than what I was doing weeks beforehand.

So in short, if you're busting ass on your main lifts, your assistance work WILL take a hit.

If your assistance work rises all the time, then you ain't pushing your squat/deadlift/bench enough man. Or your overall programming just ain't pushing you hard enough.

I don't disagree that assistance work will take a hit, however, your reply gave Mark the impression he should not try to move his assistance work up as long as his main lift goes up, which is false. Lost in translation, I suppose; its one thing for you to say "my assistance work doesn't move during a cycle" without explaining the context behind it like you just did.

And I beg to differ on the assistance work not moving up consistently, whether by reps or weight - it certainly doesn't move fast, and does wobble back and forth depending on how the main lift does, but to not expect any consistent increases on assistance work is silly.
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