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post #33541 of 57266
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Thanks, I was just looking for your reason. I'm not the type of person who likes to change my program without a good reason. I am at the point in SS where I am adding a light squat day, so progressing 10 lbs a week instead of 15. I've never missed a squat rep until a few workouts ago, and I think that was just a bad week for me overall since all my lifts sucked. I think I am going to ride out SS/LP through September (I have some stuff going on right now and I don't want to drastically alter my diet) and reassess at that point. But I know that recomp (weight maintenance) alone isn't going to get me to where I want to be in January.

for sure. i should have mentioned that i personally do nothing to the programming until things grind to a halt, at which point i will adjust the volume/intensity in routine i'm doing. the only reason i said jump on spbr sooner rather than later is that it may be tricky to adjust to a new way of doing things in a deficit.
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

Eating super healthy

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congrats man, that's a great feel. i have grizzly straps i like but i dont think it matters much
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Originally Posted by dreamz View Post

would you recommend bulking or cutting for a swimmer? i don't have much mass, and while i'd like to reduce my body fat percentage, my first goal is to improve my sprint times.

i think you should try to gain muscle mass. im guessing your stroke is efficient enough for you to be concerned about sprint times, and while lower bodyfat is a nice-to-have, i think getting stronger/bigger now and then leaning out later will serve you well in the long run. keep in mind i have no performance goals when it comes to swimming, only lifting, and i've had more experience with learn-to-swim and triathlon-style efficiency instruction than sprints.
post #33542 of 57266
Risto leather straps are the best I've seen around, ironmind has good straps too.

the leather ones take like a year to break in and be comfortable though
post #33543 of 57266
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

BTW anyone wanna rec some straps for deadlifting? I'm gonna try chalk but I don't think it's gonna work out too well.

I use the Grizzly ones. Cheap at $10-15 and break in nicely to get buttery soft.
post #33544 of 57266
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

BTW anyone wanna rec some straps for deadlifting? I'm gonna try chalk but I don't think it's gonna work out too well.

Chalk does more than you'd expect.
post #33545 of 57266
Got my latest article up on tnatty.

http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=5786666
post #33546 of 57266
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Chalk does more than you'd expect.

QFT... chalk makes a huge difference for me. So much so that I used it at the gym even though it's against their "rules". No one ever gave me shit because no one at that shitty gym was DLing anything above 3 plates... ever.
post #33547 of 57266
Can't use chalk in my gym either, but I do anyway. I just chalk up with my hands inside a ziploc bag to minimize mess, and I wipe the bar down when I'm done. I've also seen people recommend an "eco ball" as a chalk alternative.
post #33548 of 57266
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Originally Posted by db_ggmm View Post

Got my latest article up on tnatty.

http://www.t-nation.com/readArticle.do?id=5786666

I've lifted with this guy. He is actually stupid fucking strong, but does not look it. He just looks like a regular guy that's never been to the gym, but can pull well over 700. I think he's the top 220 lifter right now.
post #33549 of 57266
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

I think he's the top 220 lifter right now.

Nope.. that would be someone by the name of Dan motherfucking Green.
post #33550 of 57266
Naw, he's stronger than Dan Green. Haha, jk. I need to lurk him more than, got his weight class messed up. Or I'm sure you can look him up on the membership thing.
post #33551 of 57266
Fuckin a Donny Shankle does a weightlifting class every Monday from 7:30-8:30 like 2 hours away. I'd go there and pretend to be an olympic lifter just to hear the shit that guy says.
post #33552 of 57266
He's listed as top in tested federation

"220 1,714 Greg Nuckols USA 08/11/12 %100"
post #33553 of 57266
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

He's listed as top in tested federation

"220 1,714 Greg Nuckols USA 08/11/12 %100"

Meh, being top of your own fed means very little depending on which fed you're in since some have a smaller talent pool.

But he is the #8 242 wrapped CURRENT lifter in the U.S. right now nod[1].gif
post #33554 of 57266
That's a world record total for drug tested at 220 I guess.

http://www.powerliftingwatch.com/records/raw/world
post #33555 of 57266
Wow just looked up WI stats, my buddy at my same weight raw in men's open squatted only about 80 lbs more than I'm currently squatting for reps. That's weird. He totaled over 1000 though.

Oh here's a question about deadlifting that might help me. SPBR recommends 2-3 sets of 5. Yet 5x5 recommends 1 set. I currently do 2 sets and grip is an issue halfway through the second set. Should I just go down to 1 set?
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