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I would guarantee all bars in their facility are Eleiko competition bars
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Originally Posted by llamaone View Post

Not always. And last time I checked, the front squat isn't an Olympic lift.
Jeez! Gies peace! It's not gonna be an Olympic bar? Really?
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Originally Posted by MGoCrimson View Post

I would guarantee all bars in their facility are Eleiko competition bars
Not Taishan?
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post


Not Taishan?

Practice how you play

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Originally Posted by MGoCrimson View Post

Practice how you play
Thought the Chinese were introducing home made stuff in their own comps. But I get ya
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Is there anything I can do to speed up recovery from a long layoff? I got sick at the end of a deload and wound up taking 2 weeks off, and combined with the sickness I lost a crazy amount of weight (like 6lbs in 3 days). My appetite is back but I'm still under weight and my big lifts are off. What can I do? Most fucked up part is I was riding high with my lifts going strong and I was supposed to start my cut last weekend facepalm.gif This shit might have set my back like a month or so.
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Is there anything I can do to speed up recovery from a long layoff? I got sick at the end of a deload and wound up taking 2 weeks off, and combined with the sickness I lost a crazy amount of weight (like 6lbs in 3 days). My appetite is back but I'm still under weight and my big lifts are off. What can I do? Most fucked up part is I was riding high with my lifts going strong and I was supposed to start my cut last weekend facepalm.gif This shit might have set my back like a month or so.

 

You were sick. Give it time. It comes back fast. You likely lost 6 lbs of mostly water weight. If you want to push back your cut 2 weeks, I'd go for it, but at the very least you should maintain for a week or two instead of going on with the cut right now just to get your strength back up.

 

Endurance athletes are especially bad with recovery in my experience. Regardless, if you push ahead with your cut right now you're likely going to lose more strength than you would otherwise. 

 

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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post

I think he's roid ragin
 
Either that or he spends his nights piss drunk, trolling SF. To each their own.

 

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Originally Posted by llamaone View Post

^ Damn. Dude's body weight is higher than RTC's squat.
 
Given that I don't squat, making my squat 0, it's probably best for everyone involved that the above statement is true.
@Lagrangian would probably be having a mathematical coronary if an instagram account for malifting was saying that a 0 lb athlete was lifting xxx lbs.

Edited by ridethecliche - 4/6/16 at 12:41pm
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Is there anything I can do to speed up recovery from a long layoff? I got sick at the end of a deload and wound up taking 2 weeks off, and combined with the sickness I lost a crazy amount of weight (like 6lbs in 3 days). My appetite is back but I'm still under weight and my big lifts are off. What can I do? Most fucked up part is I was riding high with my lifts going strong and I was supposed to start my cut last weekend facepalm.gif This shit might have set my back like a month or so.

 

Train more, eat more, and sleep more and your recovery will adjust to the increased demands.

First week or two might feel like shit but you'll be fine.

Don't push it too much though. Know when to back off if something feels off. You might want to push it more on volume than intensity. 

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My 5x5 is starting to plateau after 1.5 months on the program. And on top of it, I'm traveling for work all week and going to miss out on some training. What's the best way to keep progressing, factoring in a week off?
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My 5x5 is starting to plateau after 1.5 months on the program. And on top of it, I'm traveling for work all week and going to miss out on some training. What's the best way to keep progressing, factoring in a week off?

There's no substitute for lifting. If you absolutely must take week off, the best way to mitigate strength loss is to keep calories/protein high, avoid alcohol, and get plenty of sleep. Some static stretching and body weight exercises wouldn't be a bad idea, either. If you're young and a relatively inexperienced lifter, a week off shouldn't be too detrimental, and might actually benefit you. If you do notice strength loss when you return, don't worry, you'll be back to where you were after just a couple of sessions.

As for plateaus in general, that's just part of the game. You might not technically be hitting a plateau, but it will feel like it if your progress is no longer linear. Might be time for a deload, or to adjust some variables such as number of sets/reps, or even exercise selection to work on weak points (if you're aware of yours).
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Originally Posted by llamaone View Post

There's no substitute for lifting. If you absolutely must take week off, the best way to mitigate strength loss is to keep calories/protein high, avoid alcohol, and get plenty of sleep. Some static stretching and body weight exercises wouldn't be a bad idea, either. If you're young and a relatively inexperienced lifter, a week off shouldn't be too detrimental, and might actually benefit you. If you do notice strength loss when you return, don't worry, you'll be back to where you were after just a couple of sessions.

As for plateaus in general, that's just part of the game. You might not technically be hitting a plateau, but it will feel like it if your progress is no longer linear. Might be time for a deload, or to adjust some variables such as number of sets/reps, or even exercise selection to work on weak points (if you're aware of yours).

If you have significant strength loss after a week off you are doing something really wrong.
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Originally Posted by tesseract View Post

If you have significant strength loss after a week off you are doing something really wrong.

I didn't say otherwise...
post #56413 of 57260
If you're plateauing, add more volume, and eat more to match the extra calories burned.

Obviously can't continue that way indefinitely, but I wasted years on minimalist 5x5 programs until I increased the frequency,and volume.
post #56414 of 57260
1 week off is no biggie if you keep your nutrition on point. See if wherever you are going has a shit hotel gym where you can cycle through some body weight stuff, or an actual gym where you can continue your workout.

What killed me on my 2 weeks off was obviously the flu, but within that flu the 3-4 days of basically not eating anything. Just slept off fevers for 2-3 days straight and had zero appetite. I have taken 1 week off here and there though and come back at 98%.... main difference aside from the illness was the food. As long as you keep diet on point you should be skraight.
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Being sick totally changes the equation though man. Don't get so hung up on it.


As a total aside, anyone have db complexes they like? GF and I are probably going to end up getting a few workouts in together either at my school gym or her parents basement gym. Db complexes are probably a solid way to get wrecked.

Thinking:

Stiff leg deads
Bent over row
Lunge variation
Push press
Db squat
Db swing
Push ups or floor press.
Planks or commandos.


Thinking 3-4 sets with 10 reps each with a 2 min rest.
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