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post #35701 of 46461
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Why not just run a cycle of test instead given that your goals are fairly minor?

Tell me more. I'm new to this.
post #35702 of 46461
I don't know shit about it. Just assumed test was more entry level and probably less sides and cost than anavar.
post #35703 of 46461
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

Fuck abs talk.. I just hit a huge squat PR a couple hours ago.

635. Weighed 210 this morning so technically over triple bw.


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I never noticed this until the end of this current vid.  Are you wearing a squat shirt or is that just a design on the shirt?

 

Also, how much do you find knee wraps add to your squat?  Another PLer at my gym said he gets a solid 70-80lbs extra, which seems insane.

post #35704 of 46461
I get an extra 40lbs at least from knee wraps
post #35705 of 46461
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post


I've had a really hard time progressing at chins. Was stuck at the same reps with just bodyweight for the longest time, like 3 sets of 7.

Eventually I switched to more sets of lower reps. Doing 4 sets of 4-6 reps now and progressing by adding weight. In my experience, chins and pull ups tend to turn to shit form when you go high reps (rounding shoulders, grip, swinging) so it's better to just add a set instead and make quality reps. I know a lot of other guys hace had the same experience.

 

Word this is great advice.  I had the same experience - stuck at 7 or 8 reps forever, then went from 20 to 35 pound weighted in a couple weeks.

post #35706 of 46461
That's awesome Charly.

I also put on a good 3" on my stomach throughout the day. I will wake up pretty lean, especially on training days because the day prior was 0 carbs. But by the time I go to bed I've put down around 4,000 calories and feel awesome.
post #35707 of 46461
pics of abs
post #35708 of 46461
Yea, no thanks. Mark my words, I'll never post a selfie. Even two years from now when I'm shredded and huge. Unless you're my coach and we doing it for tracking purposes, hah. It's not why I work out. Don't get me wrong, I take pride in what lifting weights does to you. But I'd rather just argue about who squats more than who has better abs.
post #35709 of 46461
Chin ups have stalled badly. I have been at 8 x 40kg (90lbs) for months. I swear it must be psychological or something, even adding a 1.25kg plate I drop back down to 7 reps.

I will give the lower reps a go: maybe start at 5 x 40kg and work the weight up slowly.
post #35710 of 46461
On chins I just tried to hit 50 reps in total each time I did them. I aim for 5x10 and if I don't get up to 10 I just do another set to make up for it. Seems to be working well enough for me for progress.
post #35711 of 46461
Holy fucking shit Charly, great squat! Saw it on youtube than came on here to congratulate!
Any tips on keeping your chest up (out of the hole) btw? I find that is my biggest weakness with squats; yours seems to be up the whole time!
post #35712 of 46461
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fucking lol at this gif: GZUKvFD.gif
post #35713 of 46461
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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post

I never noticed this until the end of this current vid.  Are you wearing a squat shirt or is that just a design on the shirt?

Also, how much do you find knee wraps add to your squat?  Another PLer at my gym said he gets a solid 70-80lbs extra, which seems insane.

It's just a wrestling singlet. Gives me zero suppport.

Knee wraps give me about 50 pounds..

70-80? He might be exaggerating a bit.. I've never heard of anyone saying they got that much out of wraps alone. With wraps AND a belt.. sure.

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Originally Posted by TehBunny View Post

Holy fucking shit Charly, great squat! Saw it on youtube than came on here to congratulate!
Any tips on keeping your chest up (out of the hole) btw? I find that is my biggest weakness with squats; yours seems to be up the whole time!

Thanks dude. I've had issues with that in the past too.

I suggest doing a lot of upper back work like face pulls, reverse flies, and pull aparts.
post #35714 of 46461
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Originally Posted by Donut View Post

On chins I just tried to hit 50 reps in total each time I did them. I aim for 5x10 and if I don't get up to 10 I just do another set to make up for it. Seems to be working well enough for me for progress.

 

Yeah I would say 50 or even a hundred over a day is a good # for chin ups, you can do them every day too.  Pullups are a lot harder, but in college I had a bar in my door and was doing 20-25 reps in one set after a few months.  I'd just do them to failure every time I entered / left my room.  I'd be curious why they don't seem to work the same way as other compound exercises.

post #35715 of 46461
dat scapula strength, secret of powerlifting
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