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post #35776 of 48403
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Cut with me brah. Haven't lost strength yet, if anything, still gaining ever so slowly.


That's an awesome chart, is it from an app or you made it yourself?

It's not so much about the strength for me, that is secondary. Ultimately I want to sit around 8-10% BF at 190. What is the point of cutting right now? I'm not going to have any aesthetics whatsoever. I'm willing to look bloated for the winter months if for the rest of my life I look the way I want to look.
post #35777 of 48403
Just excel sheet I made. Myfitnesspal will track it for you too, just not the moving average or overlay the graphs.
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Originally Posted by Towers View Post

lol, "foundation for bulking". At that weight you can leave RHET and start writing a thinspiration blog where you can wax about your thigh gap. Why cut down to 160 if your goal is heavier, even if you're afraid of your ribs disappearing you'd be better off just recomping at your goal weight rather than cutting to a twinkish 160 and then coming back up.

Have to cut, I'm not pretty enough yet inlove.gif

But honestly, if strength is secondary, you'd be better off staying lean and taking longer to work your way up to 190 than just try to get there through bulking. You're going to be like 210+ before you have enough LBM to cut down to that.
post #35778 of 48403
There's def a lack of Intermediate lifters in this thread. Virus, me, tiger, TKJTG (although he doesn't count because he's been lifting since the dawn of man).

I think Marks got the best idea, minus the march cut! After this meet once my volume starts picking back up I'm going to get up to 200. I'm going to hit it really really hard and aim to squat 400 10 or 20 weeks after my meet, not messin around and going to eat at a surplus.
post #35779 of 48403
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Just excel sheet I made. Myfitnesspal will track it for you too, just not the moving average or overlay the graphs.
Have to cut, I'm not pretty enough yet inlove.gif

But honestly, if strength is secondary, you'd be better off staying lean and taking longer to work your way up to 190 than just try to get there through bulking. You're going to be like 210+ before you have enough LBM to cut down to that.

I'm perfectly fine with that. For one period in my life i'll totally be all power gut heavy, it's going to be awesome while it lasts. I was even thinking of going as heavy as 225.

I do think you're absolutely incorrect though, 10 months of eating at a heavy surplus, working out hard as fuck 5 days a week, then cutting for 2-4 months will get me where I want aesthetically much, much faster than if I dieted down to 8% BF, then did a "slow, controlled bulk" up to my goal weight, after which i'd still need to cut for at least a month or two.
post #35780 of 48403
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

I do think you're absolutely incorrect though, 10 months of eating at a heavy surplus, working out hard as fuck 5 days a week, then cutting for 2-4 months will get me where I want aesthetically much, much faster than if I dieted down to 8% BF, then did a "slow, controlled bulk" up to my goal weight, after which i'd still need to cut for at least a month or two.

Different strokes. I'm uncomfortable at my current BF, so just going to cut now. Depends how fat you get, but it may very well take longer than 2-4 months to get down to 8% like you're hoping. Point being if you cut down, you could just do shorter bulk and cut cycles holding yourself between 8-10% and 12-14% the whole time. It will likely take longer overall, yes, but you'll spend a great portion of that time being "aesthetic."

Although, I've already dropped ~5lb and can already tell I'm going to be too fucking small by the end of it. We're on all different paths though, see you on the other end smile.gif
post #35781 of 48403
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Different strokes. I'm uncomfortable at my current BF, so just going to cut now. Depends how fat you get, but it may very well take longer than 2-4 months to get down to 8% like you're hoping. Point being if you cut down, you could just do shorter bulk and cut cycles holding yourself between 8-10% and 12-14% the whole time. It will likely take longer overall, yes, but you'll spend a great portion of that time being "aesthetic."

Although, I've already dropped ~5lb and can already tell I'm going to be too fucking small by the end of it. We're on all different paths though, see you on the other end smile.gif

Exactly, different strokes. I live in NY, and it's already gotten miserably cold. There is absolutely no reason for me to work extra hard trying to maintain aesthetics while balancing strength gains right now when everyone here is miserable and bundled up. The only upside would be to stroke my own vanity, and I don't need that. Plus, all the added bulk will only serve to keep me warm. Was standing outside a bar last night with my friend, both of dressed the same, he is shivering and i'm perfectly comfortable.

With that being said, i'm still curious on you will progress so keep us posted and I shall do the same.
post #35782 of 48403
Was in the 90s all week here happy.gif

Here's my full workout log if you're interested: http://www.ironaddicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37416 Still doing 5x5 + accessory
post #35783 of 48403
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Was in the 90s all week here happy.gif

Here's my full workout log if you're interested: http://www.ironaddicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37416 Still doing 5x5 + accessory

Wow, I did not know we were both same age.

How the fuck did you buy a house at 22?
post #35784 of 48403
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Wow, I did not know we were both same age.

How the fuck did you buy a house at 22?

Graduated college early and got a good paying job in a region of the country that isn't that expensive.

Oh... I forgot the most important part. My parents paid for my college so I could come out with almost no debt. I owe it to them really.
post #35785 of 48403
i would not pull in lifting shoes if I were you. You already have a long ass pull, even for doing it sumo and you're spilled forward and not pulling it back as a result.
post #35786 of 48403
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

Graduated college early and got a good paying job in a region of the country that isn't that expensive.

Oh... I forgot the most important part. My parents paid for my college so I could come out with almost no debt. I owe it to them really.

Youre in IT right?
post #35787 of 48403
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

i would not pull in lifting shoes if I were you. You already have a long ass pull, even for doing it sumo and you're spilled forward and not pulling it back as a result.

I agree. Sometimes I get lazy about taking off my shoes and don't feel like changing to other shoes, but every time I wear them for deadlift, bad things happen.
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Your in IT right?

Nope.
post #35788 of 48403
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Originally Posted by VLSI View Post

I agree. Sometimes I get lazy about taking off my shoes and don't feel like changing to other shoes, but every time I wear them for deadlift, bad things happen.

I hear ya, glad I'm done squatting and benching on the same day. Put on chucks to warm up, put on squat shoes to bench, take off squat shoes to put on rheband, put back on squat shoes.

Edit: VLSI there's some dude in my gym that I thought was you for the first few days, thought you were visiting in Durham or something and fuckin with me. Looks exactly like you and lifts nearly the same #s with the same form.
post #35789 of 48403
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

There's def a lack of Intermediate lifters in this thread. Virus, me, tiger, TKJTG (although he doesn't count because he's been lifting since the dawn of man).

I think Marks got the best idea, minus the march cut! After this meet once my volume starts picking back up I'm going to get up to 200. I'm going to hit it really really hard and aim to squat 400 10 or 20 weeks after my meet, not messin around and going to eat at a surplus.


Call myself a novice/intermediate.  But everything is relative.  Anyone close to a 950lb total?

 

Squat: 355lbs

DL (sumo): 365lbs

Bench: 235lbs

post #35790 of 48403

Has anyone read the 5/3/1 book? Is it worth getting?

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