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post #30841 of 57257
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

Two dudes were at the gym curling in the squat rack on Friday. With lifting gloves on. And they were only doing like the bar, plus 10 lbs. Seriously, use the fucking barbells that are made for that shit. How do these people not understand how obviously assholish it is to take up one of the two power racks to do this dumbass stuff?

Last week, one asshole did pushups on dbs in the squat rack.
post #30842 of 57257
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Made a game plan up until my meet on November 2nd.

Competing at 93 kg, not going to really try to fill out the class and will probably weigh in at 195-200lbs. I'm going to do a solid 3 months of bodybuilding accessories and not press the main lifts any further than needed to make 10lb/5lb increase per month. This should fill out some of my weak areas in my delts, chest, biceps, quads and back that I think should carry over well. Then last few months leading up to competition I'm going to start introducing heavy singles and triples while working past my max with Joker Sets. I'm going to try and go 9/9 at the meet and just enjoy it.

cool man. semi-related to your plan: was at a hotel yesterday so i used the hotel gym on my bench day. there was no barbell, only dumbbells and an adjustable bench machine, so instead of doing my 2x5 paused bench i did 3x10 paused machine bench and the rest of my assistance work as i usually do. i did my regular benching today since i'm stubborn and didn't want to miss a week of benching and i noticed a huge huge difference it felt even after being kinda sore and doms-ey from doing all my assistance work the day before. i smashed every single rep smoothly with gas left in the tank whereas bench is usually wobbly and i'll miss a rep here or there, forcing me to repeat weeks with the same weight to get the reps. i was expecting to be worn out and was only planning on going for 2x3, especially considering there's probably a study out there telling me i'm an idiot for max benching the day after doing a volume chest workout, but it was awesome. results > *

a lot of that is dependent on my own personal weaknesses but my point is that BB-style volume is effing awesome so i hope it works well for you too. a few short weeks ago i was bored to tears with it, but now i'm having fun seeing the size + strength results. can you estimate the total you're aiming for?
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Originally Posted by ihambrecht View Post

I've seen this but the person actually brought dumbbells into the power rack and did curls in it.

this is next level shit, wow. i hope he doesn't breed
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

idk i think undershoot your calories and then go up if you're losing strength is a better strategy than overshoot and then cut more if you're not losing fast enough, given that weight loss progress is a lot harder to track than strength, given the way weight fluctuates day to day.

Plus, he's not expressing that he's having difficulty with hunger etc.

3000 was a starting point from another calculation, i'm saying that from my experience, having both met mark and having made successful cuts myself from a similar weight range, 3000 seems high.

cool. i just think the other way... i'd rather start high and be able to adjust downwards to take some of the risk away from losing strength and give myself more room to cut more and more calories the closer i get to my goal. thats coloured by my personal experience though, i cut calories too hard on account of being impatient and ended up going hunger-crazy near the end of it.
post #30843 of 57257
Need to start back on that EC stack... can't quit thinking about food. Scale weight is getting extremely close to 16X again though, haven't been there since beginning of the year smile.gif
post #30844 of 57257
I dunno BW*15 worked for me since I'm thick solid tight mesomorph master race. If I was DYEL skinny fat phaggot I might do BW*14 or maybe even BW*13...but if I was DYEL skinny fat phaggot I wouldn't be cutting in the first place so irrelevant.
post #30845 of 57257
As a skinny fat, I'd definitely prefer cutting first.
post #30846 of 57257
Sometimes I fantasize about having my brain swapped into a skinny fat body and seeing how quickly I can turn my new body into shredded Greek God status.
post #30847 of 57257
I'd strong bulk first honestly. Become a big old bear and then surprise my friends and acquaintances when i shred all of the fat and be aesthetic as fuuuark.
post #30848 of 57257
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

Sometimes I fantasize about having my brain swapped into a skinny fat body and seeing how quickly I can turn my new body into shredded Greek God status.

sustain consecutive knee and shoulder injuries which cause you to lose a year+ of progress

/self pity
post #30849 of 57257
My body shape is embarrassing though. I wouldn't mind a bigger stomach so much, I hardly have one, but dem love handles fucking god awful.
post #30850 of 57257
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

Two dudes were at the gym curling in the squat rack on Friday. With lifting gloves on. And they were only doing like the bar, plus 10 lbs. Seriously, use the fucking barbells that are made for that shit. How do these people not understand how obviously assholish it is to take up one of the two power racks to do this dumbass stuff?

it varies cyclically, some years ago it was uncool as shit to curl in the squat rack so everyone started to discourage that but since then girly skinnyfats have started to dole out that advice so now it's the hardcore guys that curl in the rack again.
post #30851 of 57257
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

I'd strong bulk first honestly. Become a big old bear and then surprise my friends and acquaintances when i shred all of the fat and be aesthetic as fuuuark.

That's dumb
post #30852 of 57257
believe it or not you actually have to be big to be big
post #30853 of 57257
i mean i am pretty much where i want to be aesthetically so now i'm just fantasizing about alternate timelines.
post #30854 of 57257
Well there's always what this guy did http://fit2fat2fit.com/
post #30855 of 57257
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

cool man. semi-related to your plan: was at a hotel yesterday so i used the hotel gym on my bench day. there was no barbell, only dumbbells and an adjustable bench machine, so instead of doing my 2x5 paused bench i did 3x10 paused machine bench and the rest of my assistance work as i usually do. i did my regular benching today since i'm stubborn and didn't want to miss a week of benching and i noticed a huge huge difference it felt even after being kinda sore and doms-ey from doing all my assistance work the day before. i smashed every single rep smoothly with gas left in the tank whereas bench is usually wobbly and i'll miss a rep here or there, forcing me to repeat weeks with the same weight to get the reps. i was expecting to be worn out and was only planning on going for 2x3, especially considering there's probably a study out there telling me i'm an idiot for max benching the day after doing a volume chest workout, but it was awesome. results > *

a lot of that is dependent on my own personal weaknesses but my point is that BB-style volume is effing awesome so i hope it works well for you too. a few short weeks ago i was bored to tears with it, but now i'm having fun seeing the size + strength results. can you estimate the total you're aiming for?

Nice. I hope it works for me as-well. If anything it's a nice change of pace from the 5x5 5x10 with little variety in lifts that I've been doing since I've started 10 months ago or however long it's been. I have no clue about what total I'm aiming for, I'll probably know better around October.
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