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post #36586 of 49053
Charly that's a good point. Now that I'm doing speed an rep days im fighting my ego to try and keep the weights where they should be.
post #36587 of 49053
Thanks guys!
Gonna switch to high volume now for bench & squat during my first bulk.
Anyone here done smolov jr?
post #36588 of 49053
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

Complete noob girl in my class asked me if I could show her how to lift. Thinking of starting her on a simple two day split:

Day 1:
Squat
Lunges
Calf Raises
Overhead Press
Planks

Day 2:
Romanian Deadlift
Assisted pullups
Bench Press
Bent-over rows
Bicycle crunches

Will likely do 3x8-12 for sets/reps. Thoughts?

I don't know but that doesn't look very simple to me,
post #36589 of 49053
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Originally Posted by TKJTG View Post

Complete noob girl in my class asked me if I could show her how to lift. Thinking of starting her on a simple two day split:

Day 1:
Squat
Lunges
Calf Raises
Overhead Press
Planks

Day 2:
Romanian Deadlift
Assisted pullups
Bench Press
Bent-over rows
Bicycle crunches

Will likely do 3x8-12 for sets/reps. Thoughts?

I just direct everyone to "Stripped 5x5".

Worked great for my friend (written about it here before). As a complete beginner to weights, he managed to increase his lifts continuously while shredding fat. For instance, his DB bench went from approx 22 pounds x 5 for a top set to 55 x 5, while dropping from 13-10% bf. Took him 2 months or so.

 

The routine is set up 3 times a week A/B/A style. 5 ramped sets.

 

A:

5 x 5 Deadlift / RDL

5 x 5 BB Bent over row / DB row

5 x 5 BB or DB military press

 

B:

5 x 5 Squat

5x 5 BB or DB Bench press

2 x Max Chin ups

 

I threw in 3x8-10 heavy abs at the end of both days, starting with a machine and eventually switching to planks / decline situps / ab pulldowns, etc.

post #36590 of 49053
Chris's 505x20 squats, raw with light wraps.. o____o

post #36591 of 49053
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Originally Posted by Crat View Post

Anyone here done smolov jr?

yes
post #36592 of 49053
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

Chris's 505x20 squats, raw with light wraps.. o____o


Damn that's some work. I would not mind being built like that dude.
post #36593 of 49053
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

Chris's 505x20 squats, raw with light wraps.. o____o


Strong moffo. Always liked his comments/advises on IA.
post #36594 of 49053
Running is getting better and better. 2 Workouts away from completing couch to 5k.

positive affirmation works!
post #36595 of 49053
Training went good today, broke a PR, 225lbs x 10 with a closer grip, any tips from the strong benchers here?
post #36596 of 49053
Thread Starter 
Reise, Reise! That's why you hit a PR. That's my expert advice.
post #36597 of 49053
I just hit a PR of 3x185 on my poverty bench redface.gif

Repping 225 like that is good stuff. Nice work!
post #36598 of 49053
Diet thoughts brahs:

Original goal was to hit 215 which was a number I pulled out of my ass. I went from 166-200 from June-Sept roughly and I've stabilized at 200 for a couple months now... pretty aimless dieting, just eating whatever. I'm a bit too fat to continue bulking; not that I care too much about carrying a belly around for the winter months but seriously none of my pants fit and I don't want to jam on an extra 15lbs for no particular reason other than having pulled number that out of my ass half a year ago.

I am going to compete in early spring. Its my first meet so weight classes don't matter, but being in 181 would be a big bonus. Not because I am super hung-up on having decent numbers for my weight as I'm certainly stupidly weak for any weight class in a powerlifting context, but because I don't want to be an out-of-shape lardass in general. I have roughly 16-20 weeks (no meets scheduled yet) to prepare. WWYD?

My current idea is to stick at or above maintenance on heavy days and below maintenance on light/swimming days and gradually tune it down to 180. 20 lbs in 20 weeks doesn't seem to aggressive, especially given the water weight that I'm carrying around. More aggressive cutting options don't seem viable as a) I don't want to stress too much over cutting down over the winter/holidays for my first meet of all things, b) maintaining/gaining strength is my ultimate goal and c) that would mess bigtime with 6x/w squartz.

What say you, RHET?
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

Chris's 505x20 squats, raw with light wraps.. o____o


Besides how stupidly strong Chris is, I'm most impressed at how this guy has sustained some pretty nasty injuries and still comes back to kill it. You know, tearing an adductor in the squat and then going on to finish the meet one-legged.... and now he is squatting 505x20.

Its ridiculous how he punishes himself when he trains/competes. Remember that 405 deadlift for reps video? Those shins crazy.gif
post #36599 of 49053
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Originally Posted by virus646 View Post

Training went good today, broke a PR, 225lbs x 10 with a closer grip, any tips from the strong benchers here?

Yep, it was the metal. GJ icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #36600 of 49053
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

Reise, Reise! That's why you hit a PR. That's my expert advice.

Specifically requested that song for the set
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