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post #41716 of 57256
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

3x5x320 deadlift today, I remember when I force repped 315 one time a few months ago and thought I was the man.

That's what I love about lifting, if you're doing everything right; you see tangible results, happens right before your own eyes. Feels great

+1. A few months back I couldn't break 275 off the ground, this week I did 1x5x305 and felt great.
post #41717 of 57256
Great job to both on the progress. It's crazy how once you hit something or break a threshold your perspective immediately changes right then and there. Hit the stairs today and I typically run sprints, jumps, rinse, repeat. Normally I'm good for a repeated 5 step jump all the way to the top. Hit it very comfortably, some room to spare, never feel like I'm gonna eat it, but 6 steps felt so daunting and I always hesitate.

Today I decided to fuck it, lots of people around, more pressure and embarrassment if I eat shit, but the first attempt I cleared the front of my toes onto the step, but stumbled back. However, from that point I knew I could hit it, I cleared it. Didn't seem that high/far anymore. Tried again and cleared it with a TINY bit of room to spare. Did it repeatedly so I could ingrain it. Small accomplishment in the grand scheme of things, but felt extremely good.
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Originally Posted by Tigerprawn View Post

Great job to both on the progress. It's crazy how once you hit something or break a threshold your perspective immediately changes right then and there. Hit the stairs today and I typically run sprints, jumps, rinse, repeat. Normally I'm good for a repeated 5 step jump all the way to the top. Hit it very comfortably, some room to spare, never feel like I'm gonna eat it, but 6 steps felt so daunting and I always hesitate.

Today I decided to fuck it, lots of people around, more pressure and embarrassment if I eat shit, but the first attempt I cleared the front of my toes onto the step, but stumbled back. However, from that point I knew I could hit it, I cleared it. Didn't seem that high/far anymore. Tried again and cleared it with a TINY bit of room to spare. Did it repeatedly so I could ingrain it. Small accomplishment in the grand scheme of things, but felt extremely good.

It's crazy how once you hit something or break a threshold your perspective immediately changes right then and there.

So true, kind of like when you buy a new piece of clothing you look at all the other shit in your closet like it sucks.
post #41719 of 57256
Holllllllllly shit, are you guys ready for the best thing you will ever see in your life.15 30 is the part you need to watch

post #41720 of 57256
So I didn't lift for the whole past week to let my lower back heal up after that tweak/minor disc slip or whatever it was. It was feeling good the last days so I went back in the gym again today. Got the same aching feeling on squats and deads, so it hasn't got better.

Not sure what to do at this point as resting apparently does not help. The last physio was pure shit, she only told me to do the cat-camel stretch 10 times a day and it'll solve itself. No way. I know a sports physio but thats gonna take 3-4 weeks. I can lift but it might hinder the really heavy weights. I also get very stiff in the lower back after lifting. I'm gonna start my new routine on monday and see how it goes.

Have anyone gad a similar injury? Its like a aching area in the lower back. Hurts when I arch hard or put the lower back into flexion. Gets worse when I sit down for long, and gets better when I stretch, walk and stay active.
post #41721 of 57256
After finishing my workout today I was waiting around for my friend to show up so I decided to do my unis powerlifting competition. Kind of shit because you can't use any kind of wraps or deadlift sumo and you have to squat ass to grass. Also everyones totals are separated into the 300kg club, 400kg club and 500kg club so there's no real point in doing like a 460kg total so I just put up 400kg very easily. 140kg squat, 90kg bench, 170kg deadlift woooo. Does this mean I'm a powerlifter now? Will attempt 500kg when I'm fresh in a couple months time. Probably go something like 170/110/220.


Also if anyone is interested generation iron is up on youtube, the full movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHHG8KHYLDU


lul Kai Green talking about not having good genetics is this real life.


This movie is hilarious. It's so overly trying to be masculine "I'll eat dirt if I have to eat dirt to win this show", I don't think that's really relevant eating dirt isn't gonna help you make gains branch, I'd eat dirt for the $200k or whatever they win.
Edited by fuji - 4/5/14 at 4:39pm
post #41722 of 57256
Found some selvage 501 stfs for 40bux today at marshalls, pretty happy I found them. Also found some pretty sweet fila compression-type shorts that dont outline my balls when I'm squatting; always a plus in a gym that's 95% women in group classes.

Training around the elbow has resulted in some pretty funny looking movements... I look like I'm doing bondage exercises. Doing rear Delt flyes, pullovers and rows on a cable machine with stirrups fastened above the elbow looks stupid as fuck but hey it keeps me pumped. Feels bad cutting and being smaller than I was last year at this time but I was talking to a trainer who dislocated his elbow and had a 6month healing process too and he was pretty reassuring in convincing me that strength will come back pretty fast.

Still stings when I see dudes who lift in public/hearing lady friends in the social circle mire on curlbrahs knowing I should be at their level, but eh... Happy than I can still squat at least. Trex mode here I come.
post #41723 of 57256
If I don't have access to a platform and barbells what's a good dumbbell substitute for deadlifts and squats. I've been doing lat pull downs and bar rows (they're like preacher curl bars. the ones that are zig zaggy) for back, but for legs I can only think of goblet squats and using the press machine, which I don't particularly like
post #41724 of 57256
What size Jarude? I got some 501 in size 36 from JCPenny for nearly nothing in a good color, waist is super big but thighs fit well.
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

So I didn't lift for the whole past week to let my lower back heal up after that tweak/minor disc slip or whatever it was. It was feeling good the last days so I went back in the gym again today. Got the same aching feeling on squats and deads, so it hasn't got better.

Not sure what to do at this point as resting apparently does not help. The last physio was pure shit, she only told me to do the cat-camel stretch 10 times a day and it'll solve itself. No way. I know a sports physio but thats gonna take 3-4 weeks. I can lift but it might hinder the really heavy weights. I also get very stiff in the lower back after lifting. I'm gonna start my new routine on monday and see how it goes.

Have anyone gad a similar injury? Its like a aching area in the lower back. Hurts when I arch hard or put the lower back into flexion. Gets worse when I sit down for long, and gets better when I stretch, walk and stay active.

I'm dealing with minor lower back weirdness, it's on my left side which has been my issue side on my hip. Mine has similarities as yours, gets worse when I sit for a while, no pain during any constant movement, But yea sore and achy. Hasn't effected my lifting yet but decided I should start working on it now before it does. My anterior hip on that side seems to always get tight no matter how much hip mobility I do, it doesn't help that my quads and hips are constantly sore from my squat day. I found that my psoas is extremely tender, I could barely have my friend hold it down while putting my leg through ROM. So I'm going to work on that then do the hip reset thing that's in the mobility WOD book every day.
post #41725 of 57256
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

3x5x320 deadlift today, I remember when I force repped 315 one time a few months ago and thought I was the man.

That's what I love about lifting, if you're doing everything right; you see tangible results, happens right before your own eyes. Feels great

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Originally Posted by js4design View Post

+1. A few months back I couldn't break 275 off the ground, this week I did 1x5x305 and felt great.

Good job to both of you. I'm right around the same range right now, going to hit my 5x5x325 tonight. I too remember struggling and feeling like a boss hitting a 1rm @315.
post #41726 of 57256
Squatting 315 x 5 at the end of this cycle, then dropping volume on my squat day to focus on getting my bench from 185 - 215 and press to 150.
post #41727 of 57256
Thread Starter 


Holy hell, I did 5x5 cleans at the end of my workout for the first time in about 4 years.
post #41728 of 57256
So.. I've asked this before and never get anything decent back. What are the best bro splits out there? From what I've seen 5/3/1 still seems like the best, hit 10 on 5+ day 7 on 3+ day and 4 on 1+ day then hit the accessory work for super high volume.
post #41729 of 57256
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

What size Jarude? I got some 501 in size 36 from JCPenny for nearly nothing in a good color, waist is super big but thighs fit well.
I'm dealing with minor lower back weirdness, it's on my left side which has been my issue side on my hip. Mine has similarities as yours, gets worse when I sit for a while, no pain during any constant movement, But yea sore and achy. Hasn't effected my lifting yet but decided I should start working on it now before it does. My anterior hip on that side seems to always get tight no matter how much hip mobility I do, it doesn't help that my quads and hips are constantly sore from my squat day. I found that my psoas is extremely tender, I could barely have my friend hold it down while putting my leg through ROM. So I'm going to work on that then do the hip reset thing that's in the mobility WOD book every day.
Thanks. I've had hip issues as well. My hip shifts to the right when I get fatigued on squats or when the weight is heavy. Its also the right side of the lower back that is aching. I've noticed my left hip flexor and quad is stiffer than the right and that my right side has worse ankle mobility and hip abduction. I'll look in the book. It has helped me before.
post #41730 of 57256
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

So.. I've asked this before and never get anything decent back. What are the best bro splits out there? From what I've seen 5/3/1 still seems like the best, hit 10 on 5+ day 7 on 3+ day and 4 on 1+ day then hit the accessory work for super high volume.

For the last month or so I have been doing a 4 day split... 3 upper body days and one lower

Heres the 3 upper body days

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Lower days I just do whatever I feel like... been alternating between power days and hypertrophy days weekly, working great

Arms are definitely catching up... I feel stupid for dismissing arm work before.
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