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I'm trying to repeat something close to my last bulk (I posted about this a couple years ago, if anyone remembers). I'm shooting for 15lbs in 4 months (I did 19lbs last time, which was probably a bit too much although I remained fairly lean). I hung a whiteboard at the start of my bulk (I train at home) so I can track my weight/reps, something I think helped during my previous bulk, as well as using fractional plates so I can progress to some degree during each workout.

Recently switched up my leg day to 10 sets of 2 for squats, and it's becoming my favorite workout. I really hate high rep squats. Strength is progressing nicely, up approximately 8 pounds so far.

FWIW, anyone looking for a belt, checkout the Inzer lever belt. I haven't used a belt, well, probably ever - but this one is great. Has a lever on the front that makes tightening and un-tightening super easy.
post #52682 of 57266
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

lol doubt it, she'd stress eat more then because she'd miss me so much.

NYC brahs, looking to move 8/1. Probably gonna have to get a studio/1br. Want to live in Manhattan, keep it under $2500/mo. Wat do? Original plan was to find a dece gym and then find an apt around that, but it sounds like dece gyms are everywhere? Also, what neighborhoods aren't shitholes? East Village seemed alright, as did Greenwich Village. Some people rec'd Upper East Side. Gramercy seemed poverty and not a fan of LES too much. Aware me plz thx

Aim to spend less than you think you can afford because the city is expensive as shit. Lower your budget and hire a broker because you don't know what you're doing at all (choosing an apartment based on proximity to gym? smh)

Don't disregard brooklyn. Or jersey city/hoboken.

You will probably end up on the Upper East Side though.
Edited by GraphicNovelty - 4/15/15 at 6:26am
post #52683 of 57266
Where will you be working? That is helpful in determining where you should live. You can get an apt for $2,500 in any neighborhood but what you get will vary significantly.
post #52684 of 57266
UES or UWS/Harlem are prob the best bang for your buck if you are working in Manhattan.

I used to live super close to the NYSC on 91st and 3rd. Not a bad gym... had a pool which wifey loved.... but it got crazy crowded during the evening rush. The Synergy over on 92nd and 2nd was less crowded but it was a very shitty gym with horrible staff. You should be able to find a decent gym anywhere in the city though, NYSC is all over the place and there are other alternatives.
post #52685 of 57266
@tesseract

Stretch mark inside the elbow.

post #52686 of 57266
And anterior delt for reference.

post #52687 of 57266
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

Aim to spend less than you think you can afford because the city is expensive as shit. Lower your budget and hire a broker because you don't know what you're doing at all (choosing an apartment based on proximity to gym? smh)

Don't disregard brooklyn. Or jersey city/hoboken.

You will probably end up on the Upper East Side though.

How do I hire a broker and what do they cost? My budget is flexible as I'm living off debt, and am planning on getting a cheaper place come April so the rents will balance out. So not sure what to set my budget at. Also, not disregarding Brooklyn, just want to live in Manhattan August-April to do it once and it'll be convenient for school.

Gym is important bro

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Where will you be working? That is helpful in determining where you should live. You can get an apt for $2,500 in any neighborhood but what you get will vary significantly.

I'll be attending school at NYU the entire time I'm in this apartment.
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Man do I suck at front squats. Been doing them over back squats for a good 3 months and they are still so far behind my back squats.

Never got around to trying front squats, whats the advantage?

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Never got around to trying front squats, whats the advantage?

More anterior chain activation
post #52690 of 57266
More quads, less spinal loading, harder to cheat.
post #52691 of 57266
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

How do I hire a broker and what do they cost? My budget is flexible as I'm living off debt, and am planning on getting a cheaper place come April so the rents will balance out. So not sure what to set my budget at. Also, not disregarding Brooklyn, just want to live in Manhattan August-April to do it once and it'll be convenient for school.

Gym is important bro
I'll be attending school at NYU the entire time I'm in this apartment.

You'll probably go to the gym by your school/work etc. NYC is a mobile city so "i need everything by my place of residence" is the wrong mindset to have.

Usually you have to sign a year-long lease so "getting a cheaper place come april to balance it out" isn't always an option. Moving also sucks a lot, and finding a place that's to month is going to cost you. Honestly, I'd move here a month early into a furnished/subletted apartment with roommates somewhere cheap, get your bearings, and then have your gf come with you once you figure out what you want out of the city. You seem to have a lot of illusions about what's necessary/feasible that will be dispatched with after a month of living here.

Commuting 30 minutes to class isn't that big of a deal. Living in a place that isn't super nice isn't that big of a deal especially when you go to school in a central location. Having your gym near you isn't that big of a deal, and is frankly a moot point if you get an NYSC membership.

Or just move to Stuyvesant town with all the other transplants with lots of money and 0 savvy.
Edited by GraphicNovelty - 4/15/15 at 8:01am
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You'll probably go to the gym by your school/work etc. NYC is a mobile city so "i need everything by my place of residence" is the wrong mindset to have.

Usually you have to sign a year-long lease so "getting a cheaper place come april to balance it out" isn't always an option. Moving also sucks a lot, and finding a place that's to month is going to cost you. Honestly, I'd move here a month early into a furnished/subletted apartment with roommates somewhere cheap, get your bearings, and then have your gf come with you once you figure out what you want out of the city. You seem to have a lot of illusions about what's necessary/feasible that will be dispatched with after a month of living here.

Commuting 30 minutes to class isn't that big of a deal. Living in a place that isn't super nice isn't that big of a deal especially when you go to school in a central location. Having your gym near you isn't that big of a deal, and is frankly a moot point if you get an NYSC membership.

Or just move to Stuyvesant town with all the other transplants with lots of money and 0 savvy.

Yeah doing the sublet thing is what my gf said I should try to do, which is probably what I'll end up having to do, unless I get a place that she could move into for the summer and find a new place when that lease is up. How do I find sublets, and how do I find brokers?
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Your gf is smart even though she sucks at dieting. living in nyc is not like living anywhere else and costs multiply really quickly if you're not careful.

finding a summer sublet is really easy. just go on craigslist and live with a couple randos.
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

Your gf is smart even though she sucks at dieting. living in nyc is not like living anywhere else and costs multiply really quickly if you're not careful.

finding a summer sublet is really easy. just go on craigslist and live with a couple randos.

Thanks. I'm also gonna look at 1br's to see if we can find one that she'd be interested in moving into so then I don't have to move again in April.
post #52695 of 57266
That's fine. Though I should also mention that apartment hunting is a lot easier when you do it here (vs. another place). Instagram thots have nothing on realtors when posting misleading pictures.
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