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post #31351 of 57256
did you try that stretch i told you?
post #31352 of 57256
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Damn. Was doing heavy 5x5 with the slingshot today, liked it and think I will get one. Anyways got home and took my shirt off to go into the hot tub and I saw a big ass bruise on my left lat. It's like 10" long by 5" wide, I was like FUCK did I tear something and not notice it. Had my girlfriends doctor dad look at it and said there's the same bruise on my right side. I guess it beat me up somehow.. weird.


If you buy a slingshot I think you may have me beat in terms of using way more lifting gear then necessary for your strength level. Did 40kg db bench using the same wraps as stan efferding and some heavy as fuck elbow sleeves.
post #31353 of 57256
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

did you try that stretch i told you?
yeah! actually. those and a whole bunch of other ones. it has certainly eased up, but im def not 100%, i really am hoping its nothing permanent and just a minor strain thatll go away.

doctor said the same thing basically, its nothing crazy. probably actually not a pinched nerve, but a muscle spasm. told me to take anti inflammatories and take it easy for a week or so
post #31354 of 57256
don't push yourself. take a week off.

Or just have another bench day.
post #31355 of 57256
Fuji - probably, but variety is the spice of life.
post #31356 of 57256
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

don't push yourself. take a week off.

Or just have another bench day.

theres an idea...
post #31357 of 57256
Tomorrow is deadlift day. I am so happy. Cannot wait to get to the gym
post #31358 of 57256
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Fuji - probably, but variety is the spice of life.

If I lifted by myself and wouldn't have the whole gym judging me for using what's basically a stripped down bench shirt for my lmao2platebench I'd get one. Does it just give you some bounce out of the bottom of the rep?
post #31359 of 57256
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Originally Posted by basil rathbone View Post

Want to get into lifting, but don't know where to start. Lurked this thread for a while, but it's a bit confusing as an outsider. Currently 6'0 ~170lbs. Want to look good while still fitting into clothes. Like actors that people consider "jacked", I guess. 

I won't have any problems sticking to a diet, it's the gym part that's intimidating, as I haven't stepped foot in one since the 9th grade. Should I get a trainer to show me how to properly do some exercises, gym etiquette, etc? Unfortunately, none of my friends lift, so there's no one to show me the ropes. Can anyone link me to some programs for noobs?

If you guys were starting over from square one, what would you do? Thanks dudes.

Starting Strength. Get the book. Read it intently. Follow the program as written. Ideally, find a SS coach nearby to get you started. At 6'0" 170 lbs., you will go very far with a simple linear progression program. Don't try to get too fancy yet; you don't need to. If you get a trainer, at least find a CSCS trainer.
post #31360 of 57256
I have nothing against ss but I have no idea why it is recommended for people with his goals. He didn't say "I want to get huge quads and glutes, get a little fat, but keep my arms, chest and shoulders pretty much the same size". Iron addicts simple power based routine would be better for his goals
post #31361 of 57256
Ss is really squat heavy
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it gets mentioned because it describes how to do all the exercises properly...

it is quite squat heavy but there's still enough in there that most people would put on plenty of upper body mass too.

the only thing I don't like about it is that the powerclean isn't taught as an intro to the clean...transitioning into a full clean for me took some time because I wasn't receiving the bar as if I was about to front squat.
post #31363 of 57256
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

I have nothing against ss but I have no idea why it is recommended for people with his goals. He didn't say "I want to get huge quads and glutes, get a little fat, but keep my arms, chest and shoulders pretty much the same size". Iron addicts simple power based routine would be better for his goals

This is like misc level stupidity. If your upper body didn't gain any size on ss then you did it wrong.
post #31364 of 57256
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

I have nothing against ss but I have no idea why it is recommended for people with his goals. He didn't say "I want to get huge quads and glutes, get a little fat, but keep my arms, chest and shoulders pretty much the same size". Iron addicts simple power based routine would be better for his goals

He's a novice lifter. He's skinny. He is likely weak. Starting Strength is a novice program. It's a way to get started that's simple and allows a novice to master form on the core barbell exercises before moving to a program that has 15 exercises in it like the IA Simple routine. He'd be better off running SS to get his squat and deadlift to respectable levels (which, BTW, are also the core lifts of the IA Simple program).

He also asked how to learn the lifts. He'd be better off reading SS (the book) and learning the model for the lifts (even if he doesn't do the SS program) than rolling the dice with a globo gym trainer.
post #31365 of 57256
5x5 overhead press, 5x5 bench, 5x5 power cleans isn't exactly going to cause spectacular upper body growth. I don't even know why you'd have a beginner whose only interest is getting bigger power clean.
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