Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.
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fuuj the resident dyslexicon wrote kettle BALL
ffs do you think idk what a kettlebell is.
I will admit I skipped over those 3-4 posts that had a ton of words.
I'm thinking of moving from SS to 5/3/1 and could use a bit of advice.
Me: 45, 205lbs
Gains (3 sets of 5):
August --> Dec
Squat 65 -- 245
Press 45 -- 135
Bench 45 -- 165
Deadlift 90 -- 345
So, I'm starting to stall out, having a lot of trouble recovering, still have a good bit of body fat on me and I'm looking to trim down and add more conditioning back into the mix. Wendler's 531 looks like the most interesting program that I've seen and I'm thinking of running the Boring But Big program.
As you can see, my upper body strength is still pretty weak. I can do assisted dips and chins and other machine work at the gym in my office park during work hours, but I work out in my garage at night. Do you think it would be better to do the assistance work on off days, or should I do the assistance work at lunch, lifting at night when I get home?
Any other useful tidbits of advice? I got these gains because of the stuff I learned here and at SS. Thanks!
Yes the gravitational constant increases when you make a weight Russian, this makes perfect sense.
i would do the assistance work with the rest of the workout; it should be fairly simple to rig something up for chins and dips along with your big lifts. nice progress
Serious bros throwing down at the gym today:
- Does anyone else find it annoying when GF and BF are at the gym together and kiss / hold each / do other random mushy stuff between sets? Dude was also squatting three plates with roughly 25% range of motion
- Another dude was doing broad jumps back and further across the gym floor, unclear why
Unfortunately, stalling out pretty hard on overhead press. Its the second half of the lift that is getting me. Currently doing dumb bell row, push presses, and dumb bell shoulder press for assistance.
There's a middle aged guy at my gym who doesn't look particularly fit who does this. First time I saw him do this, I was getting ready to be skooled when I saw him load the bar. Then he set the pins about as high as his upper abdominal area. Son I was disappoint.
I see guys load up the squat bar with as much weight as I do, and I nod and acknowledge them. Then they stand under it and attempt to do calf raises, or this aforementioned "bend my knees slightly" squat.
Not saying they were doing this, but my friend does very short ROM squats to build up his inner quad, they do have some use.
Wouldn't, though, going through a proper rom hit the inner quad, along with everything else it should otherwise?
If your a body builder and have small inner quads compared to your outer quads your not gonna want to hit everything else.
Don't have Facebook, don't connect lifting to myself in any obvious ways. I even know some people who have some interest in fitness / lifting, but goals and intentions differ so wildly between people I don't bother to broach the subject. Honestly, I see no reason to discuss lifting with people who have 60 lbs on me. They can trivially lift what has taken me a lot of work to get to.
It is worthwhile to remember that nearly every ridiculous exercise can serve some bizarre purpose, however nearly nobody you see doing any of that garbage has any realistic reason to do it.
Got this image off a fashion blog poking fun at Abercrombie models.
Seriously? If this dude is muscular enough to be a face of that brand, I think any of us could be.
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