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post #40426 of 57260
Been having some existential thoughts about my lifting, if you want to call it that, and thinking about where I want to go with this ultimately.

I don't want to sound like some kind of enlightened gym rat, but nothing has made me a better person in my life than pushing weight and progressing my body...

I've always been depressed, always looking for a way to make myself feel better. Whether it was drugs or alcohol, or screwing slutty chicks... I dunno.

But I don't know, since I started lifting my life has improved dramatically in all areas, it's like things make sense. I tried seeing a therapist, tried all kinds of medications and shit, for fucks sake I was holed up in a institution for 3 months after trying to kill myself... And all of that feels like another life now.

So I guess lifting keeps me sane?

I got my act together, I finished school, I got a decent job and for once in my life I actually have a plan for the future...

I want to take it further now, after I'm done cutting I want to focus on sheer strength and power. I want to be aesthetic, but I also want to be huge, and I think lifters like Charly and Dan Green prove that you can be both.

I can never see myself on a bodybuilding stage, not knocking those who do it whatsoever, but it's not for me. I want to start powerlifting and competing...

Kind of rambling post, but meh. After cut is complete going to join this gym, it's about a 15 minute drive from my house, could even bike there if need be.

How can I begin to educate myself about how powerlifting works, the different federations and organizations, what does geared and ungeared mean, with without wraps etc.

Also good coaches I can look into, if anyone has any idea. Would much prefer someone who is local, who can coach me in person a few times in person, write my diet, etc

Also, I'll be 23 in August, is that too late to start training and becoming elite?

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post #40427 of 57260
I taught a group of girls squat. They learned it faster and with better form than my friends and I.
post #40428 of 57260
1. Pictures.
2. Progress pictures.
post #40429 of 57260
I did a mud run at the aviator complex. It's nice but you need either a car or a bike to get there.
post #40430 of 57260
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I did a mud run at the aviator complex. It's nice but you need either a car or a bike to get there.

Or you can take the bus, also, but I have a bike and access to a car if need be, also going to be getting a motorbike this summer if all works out
post #40431 of 57260
the bus there sucks IME.
post #40432 of 57260
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the bus there sucks IME.

My dude, I grew up in Rockaway, I'm well aware of the awful public services haha
post #40433 of 57260
Managed to fart in a girls face in the gym, was awkward as fuck, but I just didn't acknowledge it so it wasn't too bad. The way my gym is layed out is there are power racks and connected to each rack is a platform. Some girl who is like 5'2" was sitting on the platform behind the squat rack I was using and I'm 6'3" so her head was pretty much inline with my ass. I have been on that high dairy/eggs/protons diet recently and whilst squatting I did a dench fart, quite awks. I also vommed in the super market after, I love leaving my body fluids across london. Been doing lots of timed sets on legs like 60-80kg for a few minutes of squatting only locking out to rest. I feel like a massive pussy using less then half my previous max,but dat pump.


Someone aware me on a sickening sleep aid, been waking up every couple hours recently and sweating loads.
post #40434 of 57260
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post #40435 of 57260
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

Been having some existential thoughts about my lifting, if you want to call it that, and thinking about where I want to go with this ultimately.

I don't want to sound like some kind of enlightened gym rat, but nothing has made me a better person in my life than pushing weight and progressing my body...

I've always been depressed, always looking for a way to make myself feel better. Whether it was drugs or alcohol, or screwing slutty chicks... I dunno.

But I don't know, since I started lifting my life has improved dramatically in all areas, it's like things make sense. I tried seeing a therapist, tried all kinds of medications and shit, for fucks sake I was holed up in a institution for 3 months after trying to kill myself... And all of that feels like another life now.

So I guess lifting keeps me sane?

I got my act together, I finished school, I got a decent job and for once in my life I actually have a plan for the future...

I want to take it further now, after I'm done cutting I want to focus on sheer strength and power. I want to be aesthetic, but I also want to be huge, and I think lifters like Charly and Dan Green prove that you can be both.

I can never see myself on a bodybuilding stage, not knocking those who do it whatsoever, but it's not for me. I want to start powerlifting and competing...

Kind of rambling post, but meh. After cut is complete going to join this gym, it's about a 15 minute drive from my house, could even bike there if need be.

How can I begin to educate myself about how powerlifting works, the different federations and organizations, what does geared and ungeared mean, with without wraps etc.

Also good coaches I can look into, if anyone has any idea. Would much prefer someone who is local, who can coach me in person a few times in person, write my diet, etc

Also, I'll be 23 in August, is that too late to start training and becoming elite?
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Great post.

 

I haven' been through rough times like you but I've def improved as a person since I started lifting. I think it's made my a lot more confident and secure in myself, being able to do what I want in life and not be dictated by what others want me to be. It also taught me a lot about working hard and be persistent in order to reach your goals.

 

Nice to hear that you wanna start training for powerlifting too! Like I've said before, it has made my training a ton more enjoyable and has changed my perspective on fitness for the better in many ways. 

 

Youtube channels I follow:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuA6Ht35K326kBTPTXaWj3g

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxEV58PJpZhoYN3L35_48Pg

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNCVFIuWJhkPEA3nZiJxUyA

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLPy6BEgH1fD3DOgwX-x_Hg

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDCJ7sBu4Ri9nXLlnqIXpfg

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBSYQCyEZHSMlxiPzdChHMg

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOIzadmBhmQivvjfL4U_wTg

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOIzadmBhmQivvjfL4U_wTg

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs9S1Uqx7vYYzzQFkf5qcAg

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfQgsKhHjSyRLOp9mnffqVg

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp_kXZXxeyu5udS9NKKhbQw

 

 

Reading:

http://www.jtsstrength.com/ for god articles by Brandon Lilly, Chad Smith, Dan Green, and many others...

http://www.reactivetrainingsystems.com/ for Mike Tuscherers articles and to watch the logs there for people who train on a RTS template. Very solid layout of those routines and many of Swedens top powerlifters use it.

 

 

For the actual training and gearing it towards powerlifting, there's so much you can do and many ways will work. If you're used to a modified Stronglifts you could just transition into the very similar Texas Method or Madcow 5x5 when your gains stall and rotate some assistance work to your weaknesses at the time.

 

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Managed to fart in a girls face in the gym, was awkward as fuck, but I just didn't acknowledge it so it wasn't too bad. The way my gym is layed out is there are power racks and connected to each rack is a platform. Some girl who is like 5'2" was sitting on the platform behind the squat rack I was using and I'm 6'3" so her head was pretty much inline with my ass. I have been on that high dairy/eggs/protons diet recently and whilst squatting I did a dench fart, quite awks. I also vommed in the super market after, I love leaving my body fluids across london. Been doing lots of timed sets on legs like 60-80kg for a few minutes of squatting only locking out to rest. I feel like a massive pussy using less then half my previous max,but dat pump.


Someone aware me on a sickening sleep aid, been waking up every couple hours recently and sweating loads.

 

Ha, I did something similar the other day.

Also bulking with 3-4 eggs every day and loads of carbs and dairy. 

Was doing sit ups in the GHR and one of the two really strong girls at the gym was foam rolling behind me. Let out a fart in the middle of the set. Awkward as hell since I know her but I just continued like nothing happened.

 

I take ZMA, valerian pills and drink rooibos (red tea) to aid sleeping. The valerian root pills are effective but you will get the weirdest and most fucked up dreams. I sleep like a baby on it but half the time you get those horrifying nightmares where you're sort of aware that its a dream but you can't wake up. The other times I got vivid sex dreams. So its pretty much worth a shot.

post #40436 of 57260
Ugh dat feel when you catch that first glimpse of stretch marks on your love handles bleegh
post #40437 of 57260
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Ugh dat feel when you catch that first glimpse of stretch marks on your love handles bleegh

total opposite but my hips are so vascular right now it looks like a topographical map
post #40438 of 57260
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2agJtUO84NI&list=UUUoEWMvijAEn-hWTLUtfdoA&feature=c4-overview

dude fuckin snatched 150kg and c&j 170kg cold a few days before Arnold. No warm ups, arrived hit those two lifts and left the gym.

(i dunno how to put youtube videos on anymore..)
post #40439 of 57260
Tomorrow start carb cycling

Good night sweet glycogen frown.gif
post #40440 of 57260
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Look at it this way... if you had to get rid of a macro, better carbs than protein or fat
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