Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 2697
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:
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.
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.
Awesome dude, thanks, will go through all that.
I just do 4 days of <50g carbs followed by a 600g refeed day. I try to make nearly all of my carb-up carbs starch and dextrose and avoid fructose.
tbh it's not a whole lot. Mainly I just did compound lifts for so long without a belt that they developed on their own. After working out with charly and now that I'm using a belt, I do 4x10 incline situps(with weight if I have enough energy) at the end of my workout.
I also used to do overhead squats which I felt really helped. I don't do them anymore, though.
Well the fact that it's debatable might mean that your advice should come from elsewhere.
You're both at an intermediate fitness level. Good advice comes from people with a lot more experience than you.
I'm like 5'10.5, Manlet King status
Concept is basically like my sparknotes haha, he reads all the material and breaks it down to me in easy to understand bits.
No worries TK. I know I've been fucking around for too long.
On a solid plan now and am at my heaviest ever with a lot of leeway left for continue bulking. As soon as I don't know how to continue get gains I'm gonna get a coach so I don't waste my time any further.
Not to sound like a dick but yeah, as 6'3 you're kind of at an disadvantage for looking big. I mean, Fuji's very strong for his size and he's still not what I would consider "big" (no offense and you have a great physique, but thats another thing). I could bulk way up to 225-240 which would be a decent weight for my height, but I don't see the point in it right now. I'm gonna take my time with it.
Also, it seems like there's some misunderstanding about how I give out advice. I just wan't to clarify this so we can stop discussing it.
I break existing theories and methods down in an easier way. I never make stuff up on my own. I don't have enough experience for that and I am fully aware of it. I merely pass on established methods used by highly held coaches like Berkhan, Renaissance Periodization and one of the top powerlifting coaches in the world. I surely can't know all of their details, but I've studied them enough to grasp the basics of it.
The fact that you're swole does not automatically mean that you know what you're doing and that you are on a good plan tailored to you. In the same way, a smaller dude could very well be on a perfect training program, knowing exactly what he's doing, but have other factors hindering his progress. There's simply more to it than "big and strong = knowledgable". Its kind of like asking the biggest dude in the gym for advice, which is totally fine, but could lead to gym-myths / bad broscience and the like.
I think a mix of some science and getting advice from experienced people IRL is the best and would be happy if I could help someone out with the former.
Edited by conceptionist - 3/3/14 at 10:25am
I know what you're saying and I think you know what I mean too.
"Big" might not be the correct word. I'm meaning looking like you lift if you look at a guy in a picture, in isolation of other people around him. A 6'3 guy at 200 lbs will always be "bigger" than a 5'8 guy at 180.
What I'm saying is that for a guy starting out around 155 at 6'3 with a pretty small frame, you have to gain more muscle to look as thick and wide as the dude who is 5'8 at 130.
Taller guys are often relatively skinnier for their height in comparison to shorter guys.
But yeah, if you're very tall you obv have a lot more potential for being huge.