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Random health and exercise thoughts

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.

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  1. Dar FTW

    Dar FTW Senior member

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    i'm guessing you're in med school? i've considered omfs too but its so much school i don't know if i can take anymore.
     
  2. Tigerprawn

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    This is so true and I speak from personal experience. My power clean was horrid following SS. I had to actually dedicate some time to it using other resources to learn how to do it properly. Still a work in progress, but I'm much more proficient now than with just SS.
     
  3. Coldsnap

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    I hate powercleans. I'm very good at them but I think they do absolutely nothing for muscle growth or powerlifting. Strongman competition? probably.
     
  4. VLSI

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    I've honestly never even looked at the SS routine, but why would you put power cleans in a novice routine? Seems like other movements would be safer, easier, and more effective for a beginner.
     
  5. Coldsnap

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    Can't really tell you. I've read starting strength probably 5 times and I always skip the powerclean section. I'm sure Rippetoe provides a good argument why novices should do them. I really like Rippetoe and I think majority of what he says is sound. He is also one of the few coaches that goes into really why you should do X and goes into the science and body mechanics of why. So at least he presents the science of why you should do this so you can choose to agree or disagree, but at least know why you do. Instead of shit like Brandon Lilly farts out.
     
  6. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Another 20 pound 5RM PR this week.

    That's two weeks back to back 20 pound 5RM PR's for my squat.



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  7. MarkI

    MarkI Senior member

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    Charly ultimately what're your goals with this powerlifting stuff? Do you even know yourself?
     
  8. VLSI

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    And here I am struggling to add 5lb while squattong 1/3 as much :lol:

    Awesome stuff man
     
  9. mrchariybrown

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    Be #1 out of current lifters.

    Break the list of top 20 all time.

    Ideally, #1 of all time total would be my ultimate goal.

    (all respective to my weight class of course.. whatever that may be)
     
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  10. VLSI

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    To be the very best, like no one ever was.

    *edit* #1 in a weifht class or from everyone? What do those numbers even look like?
     
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    I ninja-edited.. in my weight class (whatever that may be in the future)

    I'm a longggggg way away from that :)
     
  12. VLSI

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    Something I've been wondering, is there a defined "natural limit" to powerliftinf the same as there seems to be for body building?
     
  13. Coldsnap

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    Yup, over 9,000 in both sports.
     
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    This is just hypothetically speaking. And maybe Fuji or Charly would be the only ones here to know. But is there something I can take that will allow me to eat maintenance at 195lbs and also loose some fat? Other than taking Tren or anything that will make me feel like I'm on speed.
     
  15. mrchariybrown

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    Well.. tren wouldn't make you feel like you're on speed (I think you're referring to clenbuterol aka clen).

    And nope, there's no magic supplement you can take for that haha.
     
  16. Cool The Kid

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    Cardio
     
  17. Coldsnap

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    Well god damned. Looks like I'm going to have to do it the hard way than. I've been eating maint at about 195 for a few months now. Feel like the quality of mass is a lot better as my lifts go up. Sort of want to cut because I have a lot of muscle mass and would look great at 180lbs, but don't want to be under 190lbs until I can bench 225.

    Oh well. Cutting and stuff is stupid and I shouldn't even be thinking about it.
     
  18. jarude

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    I think we are in the exact same place in terms of bw/lifts but I think you DL more and i bench more... Probably the same total thoigh
     
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    When you say 'bench 225', you talking about 1RM or for reps?
     
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