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post #43996 of 57256
Missed a DL PR today so out of anger went to Chinese buffet and had three plates of pure shit.
post #43997 of 57256
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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post

Deadlifts went to shit but I'm happy with my progress and I know I need to work on for September's competition.


great job, sucks about the deadlifts but i'm sure you'll make september your bitch
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post #43999 of 57256
http://www.t-nation.com/powerful-words/powerlifting-the-good-bad-and-ugly

critique of powerlifting by some old guy who can barely squat 3 plates and thinks powerlifting is bad because there are super heavy weights and that no one uses drugs in olympic weightlifting. What world championship did he win with an under 2x bw squat.
post #44000 of 57256
^ Clicked the link but didn't read the whole article. I will later, but I completely agree with the "Here's what you need to know" rundown:

•  Powerlifting is awesome, except for some of the fat physiques, the gaggle of federations, the rampant drug use and the supportive garb that allows you to artificially bench more than you can deadlift.

•  The rise of raw powerlifting has been positive. It's more relatable to the average lifter and appeals to those who'd rather see a more honest display of strength.

•  Despite its flaws, powerlifting is a primal rush, and signing up for a meet is one of the best things you can do to ramp up your training progress.


Without knowing what else the article delves into, the above is a pretty good summation of my thoughts on competitive powerlifting.

Edit: Just finished reading the article. Fuji, you need to work on your reading comprehension skills. Based on what your wrote, I'm not even sure if we read the same article. The guy doesn't think powerlifting is bad; he closes by stating it's a "fantastic sport" and urges the reader to compete in a meet, saying he "can't recommend it highly enough."
Edited by Evolve - 5/19/14 at 5:11pm
post #44001 of 57256
What's wrong with fat people lifting? It's not like anyone is competitive being obese unless they're in an unrestricted weight class. You can't be a 30% bf 220lb lifter and think your going to be competitive against someone who is 220 and 10%. I just think of all he multiply shit as a different sport really.
post #44002 of 57256
I think he missed the key points which are:

-the sport is boring as fuck to watch

-there are no attractive women interested it. In fact, it probably actively repels them
post #44003 of 57256
Yeah he doesn't say powerlifting is bad itself, but that the fact that there are fat people who compete in it is bad, which I think is ridiculous. I also think how he says it's gotten better because the top guys are more jacked is retarded too. Kind of misses the fact that powerlifting isn't bodybuilding. His critique of the bad aspects is just shit, I'm not going to not like say golf because golf players aren't jacked.
post #44004 of 57256
t-nation article checklist:

-author with questionable credentials: check
-shoddy writing: check
-reliance on stereotypes and gross oversimplifications to prove a point: check
-obligatory dan green reference: check

he's picking the low hanging fruit by poking fun at the most visible of these stereotypes and using them as the premise as to why powerlifting isnt in the olympics. i mean, i dont disagree with what he says but saying something like "powerlifting is a great individual interest, but it isn't in the olympics because there are lots of fat unathletic people who are juicing in multi-ply" is kind of like saying "water is wet." great, thanks i guess.
post #44005 of 57256
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Yeah he doesn't say powerlifting is bad itself, but that the fact that there are fat people who compete in it is bad, which I think is ridiculous. I also think how he says it's gotten better because the top guys are more jacked is retarded too. Kind of misses the fact that powerlifting isn't bodybuilding. His critique of the bad aspects is just shit, I'm not going to not like say golf because golf players aren't jacked.

You see things in a very black/white manner, don't you? He didn't say "the fact that there are fat people who compete is bad", he merely emphasized his own desire to remain relatively lean and healthy overall. The dude likes powerlifting on the whole and makes of it what he wants. Nothing wrong with pointing-out a few gripes.
post #44006 of 57256
"powerlifting is awesome, except for some of the fat physiques"


Well he does pretty much say he doesn't like that there are fat people in it. It's not like he just says I want to stay in the 198lb class, he says that there being fat athletes is a negative aspect. I'd never want to way more then say 220 or 230 either, but I don't look down upon people wanting to weigh 350lb. There are some pretty fat 400lb guys in strongman, I'm not going to take away anything from any of them because they're fat.


"As a quick example, the reason that a lot of powerlifters are fat is because they simply don't care, or because they mistakenly think they need to "carb up" the night before and the day of every meet, thinking they need to "replenish their glycogen" for the 9 totals reps they'll do in competition. Then, after the meet, they'll pig out at a local buffet to "recover." Add to all this that most lifters tend to take a week off from training before and after each meet, and before you know it you have a recipe for bodycomp disaster."

This is literally retarded, why would you not do everything you possibly can precontest to win? So your going to keep peaking up until the day before your meet and not take advantage of a 24 hour weigh in?
post #44007 of 57256
Progress pictures. First pic is pre-cut at 202, second pic is post-cut at 187. Not a huge difference but I am happy with the results - facial aesthetics are much improved. I dont think I am going to go down any farther, will just try and make strength gains at my current weight.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


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post #44008 of 57256
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

t-nation article checklist:

-author with questionable credentials: check
-shoddy writing: check
-reliance on stereotypes and gross oversimplifications to prove a point: check
-obligatory dan green reference: check

this.

other articles by this douche are even worse
post #44009 of 57256
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Originally Posted by Lagrangian View Post


this.

other articles by this douche are even worse

Post some new vids of your lifts
post #44010 of 57256
haven't posted any vids here
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