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post #37966 of 57262
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

seriously. i feel like they all have the mentality of "what the fuck is this otherwise healthy young guy doing in my fucking office complaining about an owie-boo-boo on his arm?" i've received more pertinent information about every injury i've ever had from my old RMT ffs.

thats a righteous path. im toying with the idea of taking on huge amounts of debt and setting my life back 10 years to get into physiotherapy since i realize how much of an impact it has on people. i go nutty if i cant lift or stay active and to be held back by something as fucking stupid as an injury is maddening.

 

Yeah, when I hurt my back my GP was like "ok so no more squats or deadlifts." I was like, um, for how long? and he just gave me a blank look.  Ended up seeing a sports medicine specialist who was actually useful.

 

My gym moved everything around and now the row/deadlift area is on a slant, so when you put the weight down it rolls away or towards you while you're repositioning for your next rep.  It's fucking maddening.  I think I'm just going to carry everything over in front of the treadmill girls where the floor is actually flat.

post #37967 of 57262
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

Weighted planks, weighted decline situps and side raises for the obliques have worked best for me.

Go heavy. Don't let the ab training turn into endurance. For example, I'm up to 3 plates for 45 sec on planks. For decline situps, fasten your feet / legs and hold the dumbbell or plate behind your head, not on your chest. I like to do them with a straight and fixed torso since that hits your lower back too and teaches you how to brace your core. Side raises I go as heavy as possible for 8-12 reps.

Hanging leg raises and roll outs are good if you can do them correctly.

How do you get/balance 3 plates on your back and get in position?
post #37968 of 57262
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

What's even the point of that? Looks like an easy way to become the recipient of a Darwin award.
Explosiveness maybe? Dunno.
post #37969 of 57262
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post


How do you get/balance 3 plates on your back and get in position?

 

I just ask someone nearby to help me out.

Always leads to funny looks and questions.

post #37970 of 57262
1. Fucking LOL at bench claps. brb dying

2. Got a new bench 1rm today of 305...only 5 pounds higher than previous max but came up really, really easy. Was thrilled. Tried for 315 afterwards but failed(not by much).

3. I think charly's advice to implement floor presses helped a lot. I've only done them twice so far, but felt more solid at my usual sticking point.

4. 1RMs are weird. Today woke up feeling like shit, was sore everywhere since I skipped a rest day this PPL cycle since I won't be lifting the next few days. Decided to get in one last push day before the hiatus and realized I felt stronger on bench than usual. It's the days I psych myself out for a max and feel 100% rested that I usually miss maxes.

5. Lateral raises using Smith machine might be new favorite isolation exercise. Lateral delts noticeably larger after doing them for a few weeks now.
post #37971 of 57262
The past several times I PR'ed started with a "I feel like shit" comment to begin the workout.
post #37972 of 57262
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Originally Posted by ellsbebc View Post

The past several times I PR'ed started with a "I feel like shit" comment to begin the workout.

Maybe that shitty feeling is a result of excess energy and raw power?
post #37973 of 57262
SS gift came, have a strong feeling this is your doing GN, hahahah, the "douche bag" is a very nice touch. Unfortunately I think the shirt may have to weight until after cut, good shit in any case

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post #37974 of 57262
Took me a minute to figure out what a starting strength gift was redface.gif

inb4 TK tells you to rotate your hands back
post #37975 of 57262
You gotta be kidding me

post #37976 of 57262
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

You gotta be kidding me

You think he's natural? I highly doubt it. Still impressive though. That's a shit ton of weight.
post #37977 of 57262
I love how calm he is talking to the camera with 405 on his chest.
post #37978 of 57262
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Originally Posted by Zekdafied View Post

You think he's natural? I highly doubt it. Still impressive though. That's a shit ton of weight.

Honestly, at that point I can see him being entirely natural. Currently, he definitely is not.
post #37979 of 57262
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Originally Posted by Flame View Post

Any ideas on ways to strengthen my core? Realize its the limiting factor in heavy squats.

*Sorry abt the buttwink of death* : /

I would do 100 reps of a particular ab movement each work out day. You could do 25 reps (to failure) between each exercise. If you do 4-6 exercises per muscle group you could get in 25 reps between those, during a "rest", easily.

Next training day do the same but a different ab exercise. From my experience you can get away with working out out abs more often than other muscles.

Otherwise just dedicate a training day to core with another muscle group if you aren't already doing it.

You go way below parallel and bounce the weight off. It seems you're getting stuck half way from bottom. Have you tried using box squats to work on particular muscle engagements? Your core should be engaged the whole time. For heavy squats try pushing the bar up with your hands too. It may help you come up quicker. Also, doing Lower Back Squats may be something to consider for a bit to switch it up. I always keep the following on my mind when squatting: squeezing the bar tight, take a big breath and hold it before lowering the weight, keep stomach tight, and crushing the floor as I explode up as hard as possible.

Of course if you're already doing all these things, than all I can say is eat 200 more grams of protein a day. biggrin.gif

Keep up the good work.
Z
post #37980 of 57262
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Honestly, at that point I can see him being entirely natural. Currently, he definitely is not.

I mean he did admit to eating a shit ton of McDonalds. I still think that putting up that much weight with that much ease is so difficult to do naturally. Either way, there's no way to tell, and it does not make it any less of an achievement.

Not that it makes it any better, but I'm sure if he's on anything right now, he probably has a prescription for TRT, like so many other men at his age with his lifestyle. Joe Rogan even admits to being on GH and TRT. It's much more common than people think.

I agree he can't be natural with his current physique. Again, who knows... satisfied.gif

Z
Edited by Zekdafied - 12/23/13 at 10:34pm
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