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Thanks for the links mate. I did some reading into the current norwegin training yesterday and could indeed not find any schedules. Will look into these some more tonight.

I've done a few sheiko cycles in the past but booked better results with smolov.

You have to keep in mind that Smolov is a specialist program for a certain lift and is often only used when a lift is lagging severely as a last resort. I don't think the workloads in Smolov is good to use indefinitely, not for longevity as a lifter (risk for injuries and burn out) nor for your long term development (you adapt to a workload that is impossible to increase from when your gains on Smolov stall).

 

So it's expected that your gains are better with Smolov in the short term, but def not in the long term.

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Yeah, unlike sheiko smolov isn't meant to be used ad infinitum. Doubt I'd do more than 2-3 cycles a year. Too much for now though as I'm cutting. What got me curious about theNorwegian was dividing the same weekly workload over more trainings.

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I mostly train RPT, High intensity / Low volume so mixing things up and switching to high volume every once in a while tends work quite well.
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Yeah, unlike sheiko smolov isn't meant to be used ad infinitum. Doubt I'd do more than 2-3 cycles a year. Too much for now though as I'm cutting. What got me curious about theNorwegian was dividing the same weekly workload over more trainings.

Yes, I think there's a lot of merit to training more often, especially when the you train for a very specific skill or movement, just like the powerlifts.

 

What I'd do if I were you, is to either start on of the standardized Norwegian templates I linked above and split them over more days. They're all 3 days a week, but very long sessions (I did one of the programs and a session usually lasted me 2.5 hours), so splitting them in half could work well. 

 

One of them is called "training program for intermediates", and its pretty damn close to what I'm gonna be doing (supersets, dropsets, high volume, etc) but only 3 days a week. Splitting those sessions in half will result in a program close to mine.

 

If you cant be bothered with the translation and all the fuss, I'd just do some Sheiko cycles that are appropriate for your level in the Russian Classification Chart. You could also split those workouts over more days, as the volume per session is very high. Add some more accessory work for your lats, upper back, abs, lower back, some prehab and you're set.

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whats your budget? nyu is in a great part of town but quite expensive. neighborhoods around columbia are probably a little cheaper but i'd still plan on 2k/mo for a studio in manhattan.

idk, haven't even considered that, just looking for good hoods to check from a lifestyle perspective. Never been to NYC and I think we both think the entire city's as crowded as Times Square, wanna make sure I move somewhere that isn't crowded as fuck and pretty chill. My budget's probably pretty fucking low though, looking for a two bedroom that accepts pets. Don't think I could stand living in a 1br or studio with my gf.

I mean I'm gonna be a student, and she's gonna have to quit her job here to move if she can't transfer to wherever I'm going (works in retail banking). So who knows what my budget is.
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Thanks again, I'll experiment a little. Cutting sheiko in half is a good suggestion.

When is your next competition? What are you aiming for?
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RHET NYC brahs, considering visiting with my girlfriend in the next couple months over a weekend to check out some neighborhoods we'd possibly be living in if I were to go to school at Columbia or NYU Stern. What neighborhoods should I check out in terms of where would be a good place to live, close enough to campus, some night life stuff, etc.

Also considering checking out Boston and Philly.
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whats your budget? nyu is in a great part of town but quite expensive. neighborhoods around columbia are probably a little cheaper but i'd still plan on 2k/mo for a studio in manhattan.
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idk, haven't even considered that, just looking for good hoods to check from a lifestyle perspective. Never been to NYC and I think we both think the entire city's as crowded as Times Square, wanna make sure I move somewhere that isn't crowded as fuck and pretty chill. My budget's probably pretty fucking low though, looking for a two bedroom that accepts pets. Don't think I could stand living in a 1br or studio with my gf.

I mean I'm gonna be a student, and she's gonna have to quit her job here to move if she can't transfer to wherever I'm going (works in retail banking). So who knows what my budget is.

If you go to columbia you can live where I live, (washington heights) or even a bit further up (inwood) which is about a 15-20 minute train ride from campus. It's pretty low key, very Dominican, but depending where you are, its also gentrified without being overly hip. You can get a 2 BR for about 2k though i think you need to ratchet your expectations of what you can get (i'd look into 1 BR's). You can get anywhere in manhattan for there but it's got its own little nightlife scene.

If you're willing to live in a commuter city and aren't as concerned about city nightlife you can check out Jersey City/Hoboken which is accessible via PATH train, which will be awful for Columbia but totally doable for NYU. You'll never convince your friends to come visit you, but it's got its own amenities and isn't the worst place to live.

You could also do Brooklyn for NYU, which, depending on how far out you're willing to live can get pretty cheap. The parts of brooklyn that are close to manhattan are getting pretty pricey too and honestly, kinda shitty for what you get.
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Knucks?

He competed. Now does oly lifting.
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PS. fat bars also helped a ton with alleviating shoulder pain and tendinosis. The first 6 months back I lifted exclusively with fat bars. Then I moved back to NY and the Y I joined didn't have any, so I bought fat gripz and still use them pretty regularly, especially if I start feeling pain.

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If you go to columbia you can live where I live, (washington heights) or even a bit further up (inwood) which is about a 15-20 minute train ride from campus. It's pretty low key, very Dominican, but depending where you are, its also gentrified without being overly hip. You can get a 2 BR for about 2k though i think you need to ratchet your expectations of what you can get (i'd look into 1 BR's). You can get anywhere in manhattan for there but it's got its own little nightlife scene.

If you're willing to live in a commuter city and aren't as concerned about city nightlife you can check out Jersey City/Hoboken which is accessible via PATH train, which will be awful for Columbia but totally doable for NYU. You'll never convince your friends to come visit you, but it's got its own amenities and isn't the worst place to live.

You could also do Brooklyn for NYU, which, depending on how far out you're willing to live can get pretty cheap. The parts of brooklyn that are close to manhattan are getting pretty pricey too and honestly, kinda shitty for what you get.

Thanks I'll check it out. I'll probably just hit you up when I get my trip scheduled for more info. What's green space like around where you live? Also, what's the camping/hiking/kayaking scene like WRT how far you have to go to do that kind of stuff.
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Thanks I'll check it out. I'll probably just hit you up when I get my trip scheduled for more info. What's green space like around where you live? Also, what's the camping/hiking/kayaking scene like WRT how far you have to go to do that kind of stuff.

 

There's good outdoorsy activities once you get out past the suburbs.  Parks along the Palisades are decent as well.  Head north of the city or into Connecticut for a day trip and there's tons of awesome outdoors activities here in New England, especially NH/VT for a weekend getaway.  2 BR for under 2000 in a reasonable neighborhood in new york does not really exist. Your girl shouldn't have trouble landing a new retail banking gig here.  

 

Philly or Boston are both moderately to significantly cheaper.  Hit me up if you come to check out Boston.

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There's good outdoorsy activities once you get out past the suburbs.  Parks along the Palisades are decent as well.  Head north of the city or into Connecticut for a day trip and there's tons of awesome outdoors activities here in New England, especially NH/VT for a weekend getaway.  2 BR for under 2000 in a reasonable neighborhood in new york does not really exist. Your girl shouldn't have trouble landing a new retail banking gig here.  

Philly or Boston are both moderately to significantly cheaper.  Hit me up if you come to check out Boston.

I pay 1950 for a fairly (by NY standards) spacious 2 BR in Washington Heights. The "reasonablility" of WaHi as a neighborhood is debatable though.
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There's good outdoorsy activities once you get out past the suburbs.  Parks along the Palisades are decent as well.  Head north of the city or into Connecticut for a day trip and there's tons of awesome outdoors activities here in New England, especially NH/VT for a weekend getaway.  2 BR for under 2000 in a reasonable neighborhood in new york does not really exist. Your girl shouldn't have trouble landing a new retail banking gig here.  

You'd need a car to do that stuff though, which means a garage or off-street parking spot which I'm guessing is insane in NYC regardless of where it's located.
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Philly or Boston are both moderately to significantly cheaper.  Hit me up if you come to check out Boston.

I'll def be there checking out HBS and have a buddy that lives there so I'll let you know.
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I pay 1950 for a fairly (by NY standards) spacious 2 BR in Washington Heights. The "reasonablility" of WaHi as a neighborhood is debatable though.

What's "fairly spacious by NY standards" mean? What's wrong with the neighborhood?
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Low bar squats dropsetted to pause squats for 3x5 for both might be the most vomit inducing thing I've done in the gym so far.

The coming 4 weeks are gonna be harsh.

 

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When is your next competition? What are you aiming for?

 

Next meet is in oct/nov. I would like to hit 350 squat, 230 bench, 400 deadlift.

My coach dictates my numbers and how hard I'll go though, and he doesn't believe in going 110% and risking injury at my stage, so it might be lower.

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Hmmmm might jump on that Smolov wave for bench. Lot of people used it to that end successfully. My bench has always sucked
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

You'd need a car to do that stuff though, which means a garage or off-street parking spot which I'm guessing is insane in NYC regardless of where it's located.

What's "fairly spacious by NY standards" mean? What's wrong with the neighborhood?

you can rent zipcars (though i have an enterprising friend who lives in bk who goes to JFK and rents the airport rental cars).

fairly spacious is about 600-750sh square feet (never measured, just estimating)

my neighborhood is good if you spend a lot of time uptown/midtown (I work in midtown) and even west village, but it's kind of a pain to get to from far downtown/brooklyn/anywhere on the east side.

It's kind of unique in the sense that there's an express train that gets you into the heart of the city rather quickly, when the express train isn't running (nights), it's sort of a trek.
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