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post #36346 of 57176
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Here is my routine, allowing for more squats:

Day 1:
Heavy OHP
5 x 10 Bench
3 x 8 medium rows

Day 2:
Heavy DL
Technique squat
Leg raises

Day 3:
Heavy Bench
5 x 10 OHP
3x 5 Heavy rows

Day 4:
Heavy Squat
5 x 10 GM
Leg curls
post #36347 of 57176
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My guy doesn't do any of that. That shit freaks me out. He did pop my neck to clear up a nerve entrapment but it took him like 4 minutes to talk me into it. He's ART and Gratson certified and is also a powerlifter, I mostly visit him for those two.

 

So is he basically a physical therapist?  I just get the impression that chiropractors generally treat the symptoms if they treat anything, but won't address the underlying cause of whatever your issue is.

 

For music, rinse.fm has some good shit.  Foamo's mixes are good: http://rinse.fm/?s=foamo

post #36348 of 57176
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Mark Bell's podcast is pretty funny. Was listening to it today while working on my car, good free entertainment.

Mark Bell is hilarious. His rap on his youtube videos gets me every time. Where did you get his podcast, are you a paying subscriber or something? I was wondering and didn't really check it out.
post #36349 of 57176
I have a playlist of hip hop pump up songs before a big lift.

http://open.spotify.com/user/1213499203/playlist/2BKW1tUqWjNLGGwgszK0ov

Otherwise I listen to whatever album I've been interested in. Right now it's Action Bronson's Blue Chips 2
post #36350 of 57176
I only listen to black metal (Watain and Ofermod mostly) when lifting. perfect mood setter for hating people and doing DL´s.
post #36351 of 57176
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Mark Bell is hilarious. His rap on his youtube videos gets me every time. Where did you get his podcast, are you a paying subscriber or something? I was wondering and didn't really check it out.

Hah, my favorite rap of his was something "Make a plan to get tan. There's no joke to being yoked".

Here's the podcast link -

http://shoutengine.com/MarkBellsPowerCast/
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So is he basically a physical therapist?  I just get the impression that chiropractors generally treat the symptoms if they treat anything, but won't address the underlying cause of whatever your issue is.

Yea, I suppose he sort of is. If you find a good one they can be a great tool to catch injuries before they happen. Also Gratson and ART works like a charm. I've gone to some pretty shitty chiropractors before though..
post #36352 of 57176
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Still trying to motivate my girlfriend to hit the gym and eat better. Thinking about buying her personal training sessions with a trainer she used to see, but I'm not sure if that's motivation enough. Not really sure how to influence her, was thinking about finding a trainer with a dog because she's obsessed with dogs, then she'll have to go to see the dog.

Ideas?

Offer her $100. Oh.
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Told my girlfriend I'd give her $100 if she sticks to P90X for two months, including the diet. This should be fun.
post #36353 of 57176
cutting is killing my lifts, especially my squat.

my 1rep paused bench is now at 225, squat 245, dl 355

im at 145 now so 5 more to go.

i dunno how charly did it...
post #36354 of 57176
The secret is to be dyel before you even start your cut. I had to slow down progression but strength still climbing slowly despite my cut smile.gif Down to 182 this morning!
post #36355 of 57176
I got a 10 week cycle training program and will try to gain 1 lb a week. Will put me at 203. Excited!

I'm eating a clean 3,500 calories on training days and not really sure if I want to add more plain ass meat and vegtables to make up the calories. I might just add a mcdonalds meal to every training day.
post #36356 of 57176
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

Here is my routine, allowing for more squats:

Day 1:
Heavy OHP
5 x 10 Bench
3 x 8 medium rows

Day 2:
Heavy DL
Technique squat
Leg raises

Day 3:
Heavy Bench
5 x 10 OHP
3x 5 Heavy rows

Day 4:
Heavy Squat
5 x 10 GM
Leg curls

 

That looks great. My current program is pretty similar.

Also doing 4 split with twice a week squats, DL once, paused bench once and then board press on the last day. I've got more assistance lifts in the form of chins, upper back work and some direct hamstrings/low back stuff. Squats and DL is moving up pretty nicely but I'm having problems with the benching. Thinking about benching 2x a week and see how that goes and drop small BB-esque lifts that don't have any direct carryover to the big 3.

post #36357 of 57176
Local gym selling Water Rowers and Concept 2 model D for $600 each. Yay or nay? If yay, which would be better?
post #36358 of 57176
That's a decent deal on concept 2 if you want it, can do better watching Craigslist for a while. PM3 or 4? Also depends how much theyve used it. I kind of want one but doubt I'll end up picking one up.
post #36359 of 57176
yo PM me your addresses now so i don't have to bother you guys about it later.
post #36360 of 57176
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I only listen to black metal (Watain and Ofermod mostly) when lifting. perfect mood setter for hating people and doing DL´s.

Currently on a viking/folk metal spree. Einherjer, Moonsorrow, etc. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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I've had a really good looking girl massaging me when I stayed at a nice beach resort hotel while on vacation. It was very enjoyable when she did my back, but not so much when I had to turn over. Having her work on the upper and inner quads was just torture... haha

Hmmm... Sounds promising. Just have to get a bit stronger first.

What are you doing with your other lifts in terms of programming? Have you upped your pressing and pulling frequency as much as the squatting? 
I'd reckon I'd do fine DLing heavy and light once each, lat work 3-4 times and upper back 5+ a week, but 'm not so sure about pressing. Bench and OHP could maybe work 3x but it could also lead to shoulder issues. 

There's actually a similar very high frequency template for 5/3/1 called "More Squatting". Wendler hasn't tried it himself, but people online seems to have gotten great results from it. 
The basic template looks like this with some guys switching the back squats to single leg squats or front squats on tuesdays and thursdays + smaller accessory work like low back, abs, arms and rear delts.
 

I saw the Wendler thing mentioned in Squat Every Day. The only thing I really took from it is to implement a 5/3/1 day and then continue squatting as per usual otherwise... not a bad idea, but given the majority of days are done at lower RPE's anyways it just seems like an extra bit of work to calculate out %'s for off days. That and I hate percentage-based work, lol... it always seemed like the "1" session fell on a sub-optimal day.

The basic template I have been working with is:

Day 1:
Back Squat (superset with ab wheel)
Bench (superset with face pull)
Triceps

Day 2:
Front squat (superset with hanging leg raise)
Deadlift variation or heavy row
Row

The original guidelines I was following called for bench/push press alternating daily. I tried it for a few days and while I enjoyed the push pressing as a movement, I didn't like pressing daily and how it turned into a "do everything every day" mentality. Then I'm rowing every day, doing tricep work every day, etc with no rhyme or reason why/when I would or should be doing any particular movement. I've done a week of this with some adjustments and as days go on I'm getting new ideas as to how I can further develop it.

Its definitely a learning process. I'm going to really try and let this develop on its own rather than try and start throwing in a bunch of stuff from a top-down perspective. It's tricky starting slow... I only really got mentally engaged and psyched myself up for PR lifts on the 9th day of running this, as opposed to any other LP-type routine where I'm getting in the zone daily. Right now my focus is to build up to a decent baseline and simply adjust to the mindset that this kind of system demands. The mental aspect is tricky but I'm really enjoying everything thus far... everything except the brain fog and general kicked-in-the-balls feeling that yesterday's squat session induced lol.

http://www.ironaddicts.com/forums/showthread.php?p=539076 is my log for anyone who cares to follow along.
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