Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.
Honestly the close-ups and zooming in didn't help either.
I fucking love cheerios. I always randomly buy a box of it at the grocery store and it sticks out against everything else I'm buying so hard. I don't eat that shit for breakfast, I'm a grown ass man; but god damn is it not a good snack.
wish i had bumpers and platforms at my main gym.
oly lifting is a lot more fun.. (read: frustrating)
Ugh... What other workout programs are out there? 5/3/1 is so damn quad dominant... I'm sorta tired of having a 34" waist but wearing size small shirts...
Knucks training oly lifting 100% is a bummer
Squats once a week is quad dominant, wat? Layne Nortons PHAT for dem upper body gains.
True.. maybe I just need to start doing some cardio and eating less. I eat high quality food but I just eat a ton of it. I'm moving in 4 days and my house/work/gym are like within 13 minutes bike ride of eachother, so I'm planning to bike everywhere which might help out on the extra fat i've picked up.
5/3/1 is all about the right assistance.. Make DL day a back day rather than a "DL day". if that makes sense. And compress squats and military presses and make that a shoulder day. Boom.
Bench day: Bench, DB Incline bench, Tricep work, machine flye
Squat Day: Squats, military press, DB front/side raise, face pull.
Deadlift Day: Deadlift,: DB Row, Pull-ups, Curls for the girls.
Did that put on lots of upper body mass.
Hmm. I like the thought of this. I would change the assistance around a bit to get a 2/1 pull to push ratio for balance. I wonder how soon I will fail a set of 5/3/1 deadlift or squat numbers becasuse of the lack of glut ham raises, good mornings, ect. Right now my dead lift and squat are over 100lbs + bodyweight while my bench is like 75% of my bodyweight... sad but at that weight without any accesory work I could see it breaking down.. That's just from not benching or pressing for two years and only doing olympic lifting. I sorta want to take a break from hip movements and concentrate on my upper body / back strength.
You don't need a 2/1 pull to push ratio to be balanced; That's probably why your bench is shit.
Also switch to weekly or twice-monthly progression with bench. You have plenty of room to grow.
In the world of powerlifting it's conventional to maintain that ratio, pretty sure most top people do it. The way most powerlifters and knowledgeable people bench is more of a row now, it involves a lot of the back. My bench is shit because I've only been benching for 5 months and that's coming off two years of not doing one tricep or bench exercise.
you're not a powerlifter-class bencher though.
if you've only been benching for 5 months run a ss or 5x5 weekly progression for your bench not 5/3/1.
I want to be though
I agree though and that was my sentiments to my workout buddy when I started 5/3/1, that I would make more progress in a starting strength type program. BUT it would only be for my bench because my squat and deadlift and overheadpress was intermediate enough to do a percentage based workout program. That's not to say I havn't made progress with my bench though it's increased like 40 lbs in that small amount of time.
There's no workout law that says you can't run different workout programs for different lifts. Just run 5x5 on your bench days and 5/3/1 for your other days. That's what I did when my squat form needed correcting and i had to start low and work my way back up.
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