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post #32056 of 46151
GN how was the party
post #32057 of 46151
watching the olympic lifting nationals. my old training partner is following chad vaughn, pretty awesome!

I'd really like to try Oly lifting again but I just cant stand all the over head work and programming. Maybe after awhile of powerlifting I'll transfer over and get a medal at a local meet, feel accomplished then quit.
post #32058 of 46151
holy fuck dude it was sick. a ton of my friends from random circles showed up and threw down hard. But yeah, drinking, dancing, drugs, it was an epic night.

The best part was that some dominican bros from the neighborhood showed up and brought their ladies and we all threw down together. Everyone got along and like, had an awesome time.

Cleaning this morning has been a bitch though frown.gif
post #32059 of 46151
it's possible to not get a medal at local meets? Any meet I've done rarely had more than 3 people per class and also gives out medals for top 3 in class.... practically 90% of the participants get a medal.
post #32060 of 46151
At my local meet in my weightclass I was competing against two guys that had competed in nationals almost every year. So the weightclass was stacked as hell, guess it just matters what your local scene is. But not really also, there's a lot of talented people all over.
post #32061 of 46151
Can we talk about workout splits?

What's your preference, and what do you think of

Shoulders/tris
Legs/abs
Chest
Rest
Back/bis
post #32062 of 46151
Not done with Stronglifts or are you takling after?

After I got off SL I did Legs/Shoulders, Back/Biceps, Chest Shoulders. Yoga/ab work/running in between
post #32063 of 46151
I am on a pretty simple split. I do upper body 2x and lower body 2x. First week I do all compounds, second week I do 1 compound day of each and then 1 accessory day of each (like a deload).

The way I see it, if you're healthy, it shouldn't take you a week for your body parts to recover. So you might as well hit everything more than 1 time a week. Dedicating one day to each body part seems silly and is pretty much impossible anyway (I tried). 2 body parts a day is doable but 3 (i.e. push/pull/shoulders) means less trips to the gym each week. So that's what I went with.

I was hitting upper body 3x a week before but that made my elbow tendinitis flare up. So I fell back to 2x a week and found a good balance.

I would do something like

Push/pull/shoulders
Legs/abs
Rest
Push/pull/shoulders
Legs/abs
Drink
Nurse hangover
Repeat

Been working great for me
post #32064 of 46151
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

Not done with Stronglifts or are you takling after?

After I got off SL I did Legs/Shoulders, Back/Biceps, Chest Shoulders. Yoga/ab work/running in between

I've been on SL since March, pretty happy with how strong i've gotten. Gonna finish out this month and move into a more BB/aesthetic routine.
post #32065 of 46151
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Originally Posted by Benesyed View Post

Haha sounds good. Was this an away?

Yeah man out in Tacoma, WA right now
post #32066 of 46151
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Originally Posted by speedy4500 View Post

it's possible to not get a medal at local meets? Any meet I've done rarely had more than 3 people per class and also gives out medals for top 3 in class.... practically 90% of the participants get a medal.

at say regional level the sport is so marginal up here if you turn up and total you'd probably medal. at least for the women
post #32067 of 46151
mmm love watching these thicker woman lifters nod[1].gif
post #32068 of 46151
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

Yeah man out in Tacoma, WA right now

Damn, you picked the best part of the year to make it out here! Do you get to spend any time off-base?
post #32069 of 46151
hobo den 2.0 is now operational

check it:
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2 layers of 3/4" plywood making an 8x6 surface, screwed and glued


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turns out platforms are really fucking heavy


almost...


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its pretty solid and i have the rack anchored to the platform with carriage bolts through the bottom. there's about 100 screws and two tubes of construction adhesive holding the ply together, and the mats are held in place with the rack's carriage bolts. the platform isn't entirely level, and the two stall mats vary in thickness as seen above, but its close enough where i'd be squatting and deadlifting. i'm just happy that i can really go for broke now... i dumped 400lb from squatting rack position to test it out, and while it was fucking scary, it held up extremely well. i had shitty hole spacing on my last rack so the pins couldn't catch a failed bench press, but now i have a sweet spot where i can arch and have the bar miss the pins but relaxing will allow the bar to rest safely. there's other nice little bonuses... its a higher unit so i can actually do hanging leg raises now, and i can do banded pullups with my legs extended instead of around my knees, etc. little stuff for sure, but it makes a big difference when you have a simple setup.

i suppose i technically lost some functionality since i don't have space for the cable stack anymore, but it was a shitty unit and i get the same utility out of bands. i also sold a lot of excess standard plate, ez-curl bar, etc. since all of that shit + the cable stack ended up making me major in the minor details. even though i just swapped out racks and lost a cable unit, my programming has changed pretty significantly as a result. i made the best gainzz when i had a really limited setup so im pretty excited to simplify things.
post #32070 of 46151
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Can we talk about workout splits?

What's your preference, and what do you think of

Shoulders/tris
Legs/abs
Chest
Rest
Back/bis

Check out IASPBR. I found transitioning from 5x5 to IASPBR a good one because it keeps the compound exercises in a similar rep/weight range as 5x5 but then adds assistance movements with more volume.
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