Originally Posted by MarkI
I am doing a meet, I believe i've said that after I finish my cut i'm hiring a coach and working on strictly becoming a stronger powerlifter
Yeah if you can, get a local coach so he can be with you when you train. My guy is in the other part of the country and while he's an awesome guy with a ton of experience and knowledge, online coaching has its flaws.
Originally Posted by Eason
Don't DYEL-looking phaggots feel embarrassed to wear a bunch of gym gear like inzer belts/chalk/knee wraps/legging when they're squatting only 2 plates?
It's like going to your first class at a Brazilian jiujitsu dojo with a gracie-barra gi and a bunch of patches sewn in. :/
I fit that description pretty damn well, but I honestly don't give a shit what anyone thinks of me. It also helps that pretty much everyone in my current gym wears compression tights as pants, knee sleeves, lifting shoes or even singlets when they train.
On another note, the gym is living up the to olympic weightlifting stereotypes:
One of the better olympic lifters looks like he has greek heritage and there's a chinese man teaching his sub10 year old son (who he even got tiny squat shoes) how to perform the oly lifts.
Speaking of olympic weightlifting, I came to the gym an hour earlier a couple of days back and it appears that was the hour on the day when all the weightlifters train. Dudes in their middle teens wearing singlets squatting 3 plates super upright ATG for reps. Seeing those guys I wished I didn't waste my first years of training. Anyway, those squats were way more pretty than PL squats. Honestly, weightlifting looks more impressive than powerlifting.