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post #9286 of 57266
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Originally Posted by Radagast View Post

@gettoasty: I'm still a noob to lifting, but I wouldn't worry about what seems like low weight. We've all got to start somewhere. My first day on Starting Strength I wasn't squatting much more than you and in 5 months I've nearly tripled how much I'm squatting. I'm far from strong, but respectable numbers are in sight. Just keep consistent with good technique and the numbers will take care of themselves.

This - I remember when I first started squatting at the beginning of last year. Barely 145lbs. I'm up now to three plates of 45lbs on each side. It'll come.
post #9287 of 57266
Maybe I'm doing them wrong but I found glute ham raises really easy and had to start holding a 25 pound plate against my chest just to feel like I was doing anything.

Also, finsihed my first month on the Iron Addicts SPBR as per the reccos here and I kind of feel like I wasted a month. I don't think I need that much recovery time. I kind of feel like doingothing but iso lifts out of spite now.
post #9288 of 57266
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

I'm looking to change my eating habits. Nothing drastic. Just breakfast. I've skipped it for the past three or so months. It was alright at first but lately, I feel too tired in the morning. What is the healthiest breakfast from the three: toast, pancakes, or waffles?

I usually make myself 1 min oatmeal, natural pb, and a scoop of whey. It's easy and delish
post #9289 of 57266
Yeah oatmeal is your best bet, thing is most people hate it.
post #9290 of 57266
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post


I usually make myself 1 min oatmeal, natural pb, and a scoop of whey. It's easy and delish

Thanks for the response.

I haven't eaten oatmeal since I was a kid. I don't know. It's pretty yucky (no offense). PB is always good. Not sure what whey is. Do you have this everyday and do you feel energized (say from 9-11)?
post #9291 of 57266
not eating starchy carbs (toast, pancakes, waffles) for breakfast would be a good start. try berries/apples some other low GI fruit, eggs, cottage cheese... oats and peanut butter are good too
post #9292 of 57266
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

I'm looking to change my eating habits. Nothing drastic. Just breakfast. I've skipped it for the past three or so months. It was alright at first but lately, I feel too tired in the morning. What is the healthiest breakfast from the three: toast, pancakes, or waffles?

I just had a flashback to Connemara circa 2009.
post #9293 of 57266
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Originally Posted by sonick View Post


I just had a flashback to Connemara circa 2009.

That's one for the history books.
post #9294 of 57266
I love leg/back days so much

120kgx5 RDL
100kgx3 box squat
36kgx5 Dumbbell row


Squat is still pretty shit I think. Is an 150kg deadlift and an 100kg squat pretty level in ability or is the squat low? The thing I'm beginning to hate about box squat is that when I sit down sometimes i straighten my back so im standing upright and not in like a semi good morning position and its basically impossible to squat out of that position because it turns into basically a high bar olympic style squat.
post #9295 of 57266
had some oatmeal with flax seeds and brown sugar. was good but bit on the bland side
post #9296 of 57266
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Squat is still pretty shit I think. Is an 150kg deadlift and an 100kg squat pretty level in ability or is the squat low?

Nah, you're within the normal range.

You can box squat a little less than you can normal squat, so your squat is probably about 100# behind your deadlift, which isn't too bad. It's in the higher end of difference for raw lifters, but still within range.
post #9297 of 57266
Is it bad that I good morning the fuck out of my squats? I'm not going to a full good morning where my back is parallel to the floor, but I am going pretty far forward and using a really wide stance kind of like my sumo deadlift, but a bit more narrow. I know its whats used for 1rm in powerlifting, but is it alright for just normal lifts? Im not worrying about my lower back or anything because I use a belt for all working sets.
post #9298 of 57266
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

Is it bad that I good morning the fuck out of my squats? I'm not going to a full good morning where my back is parallel to the floor, but I am going pretty far forward and using a really wide stance kind of like my sumo deadlift, but a bit more narrow. I know its whats used for 1rm in powerlifting, but is it alright for just normal lifts? Im not worrying about my lower back or anything because I use a belt for all working sets.

I can't really tell unless I see it in a video.

But I might be able to help.. do you use a high bar or low bar position? And would you say you have a short/avg/long torso?

And actually, for raw powerlifting, you'll see most lifters use a med/narrow stance. Mine is only a smidge wider that my shoulders (and I have pretty narrow shoulders/clavicle).
post #9299 of 57266
I use low bar I think. Well I don't really know, It sits just below my traps and like across the top of my shoulders, but I've seen people do it so its like across the middle of there shoulders so I'm not really sure, but i'd say low bar. I think I have an average maybe leaning towards short torso, my abdomen is really short. I can't do anything without a sumo stance, I RDL with a sumo stance i have do seated overhead press with my legs in a sumo stance, it just feels so much secure for every movement. Its not as wide as I've seen it done, but I have my feet about as wide as they can be in the cage so pretty near the collars of the barbell.
post #9300 of 57266
I'd really need a clip of your squats to help you on that since it's probably a technique issue and not a setup problem.
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