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post #8851 of 48474
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Originally Posted by theom- View Post

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I'm kinda on the same boat as you man, I'm starting OL training this fall. I guess the strength & conditioning mix is pretty dependent on your skill level - as penn said, someone starting out might easily progress in both at the same time. For an advanced lifter who specializes in OL, it's probably more an either/or -type of deal as too much conditioning might wreak havoc with lifting performance (which is kinda important especially if one is competing).

For myself, I'm thinking of running a very, very simple strength development routine along with the OL stuff... and since I'm not that fond or cardio anyways I'm just gonna drop that to a minimum.
post #8852 of 48474
You guys might find this useful if you are on SS or 5/3/1:
http://www.strstd.com/
post #8853 of 48474
I'm kind of... content with my body now

I'm skinny enough that clothes look good

I'm strong enough that I have decent stats + some size

I'm light enough that I am still a beast on my bike in the climbs. (Gonna be even more so now that I have a road bike and not a fixie)

I'm still gonna push 100% to the end of this cut in October, but I think dropping those lbs was just what I needed, even if I don't get down into the single BF%'s. Gonna be fun when lift #'s shoot back up while weight stays the same too. feelsgoodbrahs.png
post #8854 of 48474
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

I'm kind of... content with my body now

I'm skinny enough that clothes look good

I'm strong enough that I have decent stats + some size

I'm light enough that I am still a beast on my bike in the climbs. (Gonna be even more so now that I have a road bike and not a fixie)

I'm still gonna push 100% to the end of this cut in October, but I think dropping those lbs was just what I needed, even if I don't get down into the single BF%'s. Gonna be fun when lift #'s shoot back up while weight stays the same too. feelsgoodbrahs.png

Good to hear man.. are you just looking to maintain when you finish up with the cut?
post #8855 of 48474
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

I'm kind of... content with my body now

I'm skinny enough that clothes look good

I'm strong enough that I have decent stats + some size

I'm light enough that I am still a beast on my bike in the climbs. (Gonna be even more so now that I have a road bike and not a fixie)

I'm still gonna push 100% to the end of this cut in October, but I think dropping those lbs was just what I needed, even if I don't get down into the single BF%'s. Gonna be fun when lift #'s shoot back up while weight stays the same too. feelsgoodbrahs.png

What is your cut entailing, Cool? I'm wanting to start one too, but I'm admittedly dumb on the subject.
post #8856 of 48474
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You guys might find this useful if you are on SS or 5/3/1:
http://www.strstd.com/

Awesome link, thanks.
post #8857 of 48474
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Originally Posted by bbaquiran View Post

You guys might find this useful if you are on SS or 5/3/1:
http://www.strstd.com/

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post #8858 of 48474
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Originally Posted by bbaquiran View Post

You guys might find this useful if you are on SS or 5/3/1:
http://www.strstd.com/

Thanks. But where it asks for reps, does it mean total reps or just reps per set?
post #8859 of 48474
Per set, i.e. if you're doing 3x5 on say dls you'd put in 5 for the calculation.
post #8860 of 48474
Thanks that made me go from being weak to pussy frown.gif
post #8861 of 48474
Eugh feel like such a pussy squatting 80kg for sets of 5. I should be up to 2 plates soon enough though and it won't feel so shit. Did those pull ups that all the huge black men in NY do on youtube where they shift there body from one hand to the other. Does that actually do anything? Didn't feel any harder then normal chins.
post #8862 of 48474
I would just like to weigh in and say that track/speedwork is quickly becoming my favorite part of training. I used to dread it, but now I kinda want to double up.

how's that for random?
post #8863 of 48474
A protein shake is really the only way I can hit my desired protein intake every day. But shit, I don't like the taste of most powders. I wish my preferred BCAA's weren't so costly, otherwise I'd just stick with those and forget powders.

At least it makes me appreciate actual food protein sources more.
post #8864 of 48474
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Originally Posted by TrH View Post


Good to hear man.. are you just looking to maintain when you finish up with the cut?

Thanks man. Yea I am just going to keep it simple. Continue cycling + change calories for a recomp.
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post


What is your cut entailing, Cool? I'm wanting to start one too, but I'm admittedly dumb on the subject.

Nothing crazy. 3 day split + IF + about 50-60 miles a week on the bike. I have a low maintenance + enjoy being on the bike, so I use that cardio to help the deficit w/o losing my shit over food.
post #8865 of 48474
I started with a personal trainer about 4 months ago... first day took body fat and some measurements etc. Body fat was done with the not-too-reliable electrode thingy, came back 6.7%. Weighed 172 lbs, around 6'2" to 6'3". I've made some pretty strong gains especially the past month or so as I've been hitting the gym a lot. My trainer puts his clients through a fitness testing thing every once in a while to gauge progress. It's mix of cardio, weights and body weight stuff where you try to hit X minutes for cardio and X lbs of weight moved total. My last one was a month ago, and I beat the target well for cardio but just barely beat the target for weights. He had me do it again today, and after adding up the totals, goes "Congratulations, you are now, pound for pound, the strongest person I know". Shaved 2 minutes off my cardio time and doubled my weight total. Stoked.
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