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i know nothing about IB, but i remember a friend of mine telling me one the questions was the monty hall problem. it's a simple problem that throws a lot of people off.
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Jerked 110kgx2 today, feels good man. Also close grip benched 90x2.


Have an interview at my top choice investment bank (boutique, focuses on M&A and restructuring) how to prepare?

 

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Hit the gym today for the first time after taking an entire week completely off from lifting. Did a high volume chest/tri day. A couple thoughts:

1. Wow, for the first time in a LONG time not a single part of my body aches.
2. Numbers were a bit down, but that's to be expected considering I hadn't touched a weight in a week and haven't taking any supplements in that time
3. For the first time in a LONG time I got that feeling of euphoria mid-workout. Forgot how good that felt.
4. Expecting to be ULTRA sore tomorrow morning for the first time in a long time.
5. Benched pain free for the first time in months.
6. Had a dream last night about a killer workout. Woke up super stoked to hit the gym -- hadn't felt mentally psyched to lift in a while so it was nice to get that back.

Overall I think it was a success. I got to rehab a few lingering injuries I had during that time, and I think I was able to "reset" mentally. Now to keep on bulking till Mid-January. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Hit the gym today for the first time after taking an entire week completely off from lifting. Did a high volume chest/tri day. A couple thoughts:

Good luck with the DOMS
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Jerked 110kgx2 today, feels good man. Also close grip benched 90x2.


Have an interview at my top choice investment bank (boutique, focuses on M&A and restructuring) how to prepare?

just show them clips of you at the gym i'm sure you outlift most of them
post #36546 of 49424
+ wear triple ply bench suit, belt and straps.
post #36547 of 49424
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

I've read a lot on this subject, since I have had massive problems with back squatting, up to the point of almost injuring myself and having to work around them for 6 months. 
Wether you should go high bar or low bar depends on a few different factors, but mostly just preference (which you're most comfortable with) and the length of you're femurs.

I am tall with long femurs and have good hip abduction so I do a lot better with low bar and a wider stance, pushing my knees way out to the sides.

The shorter your femurs and the more you can push out your knees to the sides, the shorter the ROM and generally easier it will be for you to hit depth. Your torso will also be more upright which is a plus.
If you're under 6" and have shorter femurs, and don't mind pushing a bit less weight (low bar generally makes you squat more), high bar could be the way to go. Most BBers go with high bar since that tends to stimulate the quads more, although this very debated. 

If you don't want to switch to high bar, you can still go low bar for your back squats and do front squats on another day. This is what I do since I need to bring my quad and ab strength up.

Btw, it's anatomically impossible to go true ATG with a low bar position, unless you let your knees travel waaaay forward or use a super wide stance. If you want to go ATG, I would recommend high bar.

Excuse me for sounding ignorant, but why is it physically impossible to go ATG with low bar? Why does that couple of inches where the bar rests on your back make such a difference?

And you say that high bar is more quad dominant, is low bar more hamstring dominant?
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tbh i have no idea how I squat. I just put weight on the bar and move that shit.
post #36549 of 49424
Low bar makes you bend over more and means your legs have to get out of the way. It's more than just the different bar position.
post #36550 of 49424
Gonna start my first deliberate proper bulk ever next week. Looking forward to it : )
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Just don't end up bulking for a full year like me nod[1].gif
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Day 2.5 of being sick and i've lost 5lbs, it is safe to assume this is all water weight right?
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Nope. Pure gains. ;_;
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Day 2.5 of being sick and i've lost 5lbs, it is safe to assume this is all water weight right?

Scientifically speaking, it's probably all muscle weight selectively from your biceps and deltoids.
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Originally Posted by Tigerprawn View Post

^Congrats... but shoulda made it 405! Kidding, still awesome.

On a deload week, which feels fanfuckintastic... I think my upper body is getting bigger from all the accessory work I'm doing and I'm really pushing chinups HARD. Hopefully I'll be able to fly soon.

Hehe, I would've if I could but I ran out of plates. Time to expand...
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Just don't end up bulking for a full year like me nod[1].gif

I'm in your shoes, 200lb and too fat to keep bulking but don't care enough about body comp to want to cut at the expense of strength. How'd you approach it?
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