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no; the thickness of your hair
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How in the name of Allah can you bench 265 but DL 295?!!?

 

Lol, that's because I've never dead lifted until 3 weeks ago. My first week of dead lift was around 135...So, to be able to take it to 295, was an improvement...I mean, I've never done a single dead lift until then...I've only done enough squat to tone my legs...Yeah, I was one of those...:embar:

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Depends... pre injury I was going to have to buy an entirely new pants wardrobe because my thighs were too big for my gap khakis. I was only front squatting 185 in sets of ten.

As far as chest and shoulders being for show...? Err, that makes no sense especially given that most people never need to squat or pick up something that heavy off the ground with any sort of regularity.

Neither do most people never need to lift something heavy over their head (military press), push off of their chest (bench press), or extend with their triceps (triceps pull down) with regularity. Etc. lolz

 

I come from a martial arts background. We learned to kick and punch by driving with our legs and back. I mean, by having a strong upper body helps. But power comes from the ground. You drive with your legs to generate power, transfer it to your core, and then make contact with your hands, elbow, knees, feet, and shins. Etc. Same thing with baseball. I was having a conversation with a neighbor's kid who plays collegiate baseball. He is a pitcher. He told me his coach have him stop weight lifting other than dead lifts and squats. He also said, he uses more of his lower body and core to generate torque which enables him to pitch fast balls. 

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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

no; the thickness of your hair

:rotflmao:

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

By volume, are you referring to total weight moved?

My impression is that volume is the amount of weight done with a heavy enough load. So you can't do 100 sets of 10 reps with 50 lbs for squat and say that its good cus the "volume" is high. Likewuse I wouldn't consider 5 sets 5 reps with 400 pounds as the only lift for a whole workout is high volume even though the total weight moved is high.

Total weight moved (weight x reps x sets) is called tonnage.
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

Many powerlifters around here do slow negatives and positives on the powerlifts. It forces you to use a more efficient technique, to really stay tight and to press with equal force throughout the whole ROM. With a 4 sec down and 4 sec up bench for reps, you simply can't afford to use a shitty technique and to relax at any point.
This may sound weird but looking around in gyms, you quickly realize that people can't even grasp something that simple. Kids doing 20 sets of 20 rep cable flyes is one thing, but you also have the passionate land pretty smart ifter who wants to just get strong but goes 110% and to failure every single session and thus his progress is slower than it could be.

Simple guidelines like that only work if you know your shit, ime. And you can get that knowledge from either a shit ton of experince or reading a lot of good stuff.
I may be wrong, but didn't he just mean doing a planned peaking phase? Going from higher volume to peaking and taking the necessary time to recover ebfore the max attempts, will def get you bigger PRs than just trying to set new maxes every session.

I don't claim that dropsets or supersets or even certain lifts are magic. They're all just valuable tools. Dropsets and supersets work well for doing more work in less time, which is very good in a volume phase. I could do regular sets, but then my session would take more than 3 hours to achieve the same volume.


Nah he benched 40kg he was just retarded. Yeah I really only ever do supersets to save time. Like today I super setted facepulls and cable crunches because they use the same machine and i was running late.
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Nah he benched 40kg he was just retarded. Yeah I really only ever do supersets to save time. Like today I super setted facepulls and cable crunches because they use the same machine and i was running late.

Supersets are for the pump

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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

no; the thickness of your hair

 

Asshole!
I was asking about total weight moved vs the implied #reps

:rotflmao:

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Don't quote me on those definition of volume and tonnage.

Some people, like Helms of 3DMJ, say volume is weight x reps x sets, which I think is tonnage.

Its a bit confusing, but basically volume is just more lifts and more work.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

Did a 5x5 with 135 today. Felt pretty okay. I think that's a little too low for reps right now, so I'm going to switch to 4x10 with 85.

Proceeding cautiously.

 

I think you should stay in the 5-rep range until you're squatting a lot more.

 

I'm not as strong as many ITT but I haven't had any issues at all with clothes not fitting.  I can't wear some pants, but I never could do super slim thighs anyways.  Also started doing incline bench for 3x8 and for some reason it seems to be giving me really good results in the shoulders :D

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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

Illegal in HK brah. Jail time for importing it without license.

Don't like pre-workouts, make me feel dependant

Oh, that's crazy!
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Did some extra hip hinge work after my pull session (gross) last night and decided to just do a ton of KB swings, caught myself in the nuts pretty bad at the end. :violin:

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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post

I think you should stay in the 5-rep range until you're squatting a lot more.

I'm not as strong as many ITT but I haven't had any issues at all with clothes not fitting.  I can't wear some pants, but I never could do super slim thighs anyways.  Also started doing incline bench for 3x8 and for some reason it seems to be giving me really good results in the shoulders biggrin.gif


Because of his injury i'd say he's better off guying higher reps, he's never going to be particularly strong with his back so I think he could more safely push himself with lighter weight and high reps.

Yeah i've never had any problems fitting into trousers. I still wear 30" waist uniqlo stretch jeans.
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post


Because of his injury i'd say he's better off guying higher reps, he's never going to be particularly strong with his back so I think he could more safely push himself with lighter weight and high reps.

Yeah i've never had any problems fitting into trousers. I still wear 30" waist uniqlo stretch jeans.

 

Yeah, that's why I'm going to push the weight realllly really slowly.


I mean, at my strongest, my max Front Squat was 205, but I was pretty big for me. I'm pretty narrow shouldered etc in general so I'm really not a big guy. I'm sure I could have put on more muscle, but I couldn't fit in size 32 waist pants because my quads and hamstrings were too big. They were loose on my waist but regular pants started looking skinny. Gap Khaki's were not slim by any stretch of the imagination

 

This is in the context of my having been a cyclist previously. I mean, I weighed 142-145 at 5'10 for the greater part of college. Ask @GraphicNovelty, I was skinny as shit. Though he didn't see me much when I was lifting so...

Anyway, yeah. I'm never going to get huge so that goal is out of the window. I'm happy looking like I lift and maintaining a reasonable bf%

Lunges, leg curls, split squats are my main lifts and I'll probably just use front squats for a pre exhaust.

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Also, is anyone's incline bench stronger than their flat bench? I'm getting back into it, and I could do incline with 185 for like reps of 8, but could barely do 155 on the flat...OHP max was like 155 as well haha.

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Originally Posted by fuji View Post


Because of his injury i'd say he's better off guying higher reps, he's never going to be particularly strong with his back so I think he could more safely push himself with lighter weight and high reps.

Yeah i've never had any problems fitting into trousers. I still wear 30" waist uniqlo stretch jeans.

 

 

I'd agree, eventually, but for right now I have a hard time believing that 85 lbs at any rep range will do much.  I have a chronic lower back issue as well, and find that it's very safe as long as you have enough supporting muscle to keep the weight from actually compressing your spine.

 

I'd probably do pistol squats and lunges as the primary leg exercises, and slowly creep up the weight in the ~5-8 rep range on front squats, bailing out if there is any spinal pressure.  Was it a ruptured disk or something else?

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