TMB Weightlifting Thread: Learn to Swim

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  1. lechnerd

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    Just beat my max bench by 25 lbs. Huge!
     
  2. Gunners

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    There's some great plates out there but you don't need fancy plates to get strong
     
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  3. hensleya

    hensleya I Pick Things Up and Put Them Down

    Just get the cheapest ones. You can always upgrade later if you want.
     
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  4. TDCD

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    First time squatting with my inzer in 2 years.

    Forgot that it takes time to get my midsection adjusted to this thing - all I could think about during my sets was how painful it was jutting into my abs :laugh: :facepalm:

    Ended up using less weight than I’d been doing beltless. Hoping that after a couple more sessions getting used to it again that’ll change, I think when I first got it I added a solid 25lbs to my 3rm in a few weeks
     
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  5. Capstone 88

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    It’s brutal. Between the bar mark on my back, wraps on my wrists, and the belt it looks like I got my ass whipped
     
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  6. BrickTamland

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    Ah yes, the squatting hunchback callous...
     
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  7. HOOSINSC

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    hello, i bruise easily and always look like i fell down a hill. this conversation is v relatable.
     
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  8. Capstone 88

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    hensleya i just won the Squat University’s/SquatMax belt squat machine giveaway!! Time to blow these quads up
     
    #14908 Capstone 88, May 3, 2019
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  9. hensleya

    hensleya I Pick Things Up and Put Them Down

    You’re fucking kidding me!!! Dude I’m so happy for you. What a great way to start your weekend. You’re going to LOVE it!
     
    #14909 hensleya, May 3, 2019
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  10. Capstone 88

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    I started freaking out at work when he messaged me. Super hyped to get on it
     
    #14910 Capstone 88, May 3, 2019
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  11. MORBO!

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    Dang, dude. Jealous. Looks like a great piece of equipment
     
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  12. Gunners

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    Finally got a 175 OHP, been failing for a while. Think my problem is I'm trying to go up 5 pounds every month and probably too much for OHP, gonna try and do 2.5 pounds a month and be at 190 or so by the end of the year. Trying 5 plate hex bar on Sunday :ohnoes:
     
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  13. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    How much do you weigh if you don’t mind me asking
     
  14. Gunners

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    I'm totally a fucking weirdo that refuses to weigh myself as it fucks with my head and takes me off the things I care more about.

    Have 31" pants and imagine I'm about 5’11 195-200 right now
     
    #14914 Gunners, May 3, 2019
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  15. HuskerGuy99

    HuskerGuy99 Above Average Member

    I actually stopped doing OHP. It was going up so slowly and messing with my bench progress, so I dropped it and added more bench variations. Bench has exploded up since dropping it. I think my OHP increased by MAYBE 10 pounds over 6 months. I may put it back in again for 2-3 months after summer just to see if bench progress has aided it.
     
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  16. southside

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    OHP is one of the fastest to stop progressing from what I’ve read/experienced. I flew from 135 to 175 then it’s just been a complete crawl.

    I switched to a BB block for the first half of the year and just been doing seated military press instead and I have momentum again
     
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  17. TDCD

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    I’ve had the exact same experience, reset my OHP progressions many times and always get stuck at 175-180

    Still seeking that sweet 185
     
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  18. TDCD

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    Do you guys wear your belt any differently squat vs deadlift?
     
  19. Gunners

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    Used to put it around waist on deadlift, been doing much better since moved it down to around my hips
     
  20. Capstone 88

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    I’m in the same spot, but some people wear it higher when deadlifting
     
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  21. lechnerd

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    225
     
  22. fsuNizz

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    I almost shit myself working out for the first time.

    I felt this rush of being scared, but then crisis was averted.

    #coolstorybro
     
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  23. MORBO!

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    I’ve been stuck on OHP too. Just...at 135...

    I weigh 160 lbs., so screw you guys.
     
  24. Capstone 88

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    That’s awesome! You’re A damn strong little lady
     
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  25. MORBO!

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    At 5’8”, I doubt I get much heavier. Don’t want to overload my dainty frame. To be fair I’m actually at 165 lbs. currently, but I fluctuate between 160 and 165.
     
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  26. Capstone 88

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    I’m fucking with you. Everyone needs to stay where they’re most comfortable between aesthetics and performance.
     
  27. MORBO!

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    I’ve kind of stopped caring what my weight is. I just lift three times a week, do cardio three times a week, and whatever else happens with diet and weight...I’ll live with it. Definitely lost a lot of fat, but with the cardio I’m doing my gains have been slower.
     
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  28. bigjrock

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    I’m debating giving the RP diet app a shot for shits and giggles.
     
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  29. NoNatty

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    there is some coupon codes out there for $10 a month for 6 months.
     
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  30. Gunners

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    Been close to pulling the trigger a few times. I eat pretty well but imagine the timing of my meals is not ideal, something I want to learn more about/get better at.
     
  31. bigjrock

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    My google skills must be lacking. Any ideas where to look? I can't find anything.
     
  32. NoNatty

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  33. Gunners

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    Put that in and said $15 per month.

    I don't know, been hard for me to pull the RP trigger
     
  34. NoNatty

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  35. Gunners

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    Yeah, I'm dumb. Pretty sure that's the exact screen I saw.
     
    #14935 Gunners, May 4, 2019
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  36. Capstone 88

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    I use the RP app. I just go off their macros each day and don’t get too intense with the carb timing.
     
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  37. hensleya

    hensleya I Pick Things Up and Put Them Down

    Gunners did your Sanddune arrive? Sorry for the delay on detailed uses. Here’s a video I posted this morning showing my favorite upper body/bench prep

     
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  38. Gunners

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    Had it a few weeks, used it mostly to warm up my legs and part of a cardio circuit so far. It's great.

    Some goblet squats on it too, really allows me to focus on driving through my heels and balance work.
     
    #14938 Gunners, May 5, 2019
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  39. hensleya

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    Awesome. Glad you’re liking it so far!
     
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  40. Gunners

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    500 in the book, yay.
     
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  41. southside

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    Man I really hate having long arms. 34.5” on a 6’0 frame is discouraging for press progress
     
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  42. BrickTamland

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    Hafthor Bjornsson is like 7’4”, get over it.
















    I guess what I’m saying is use steroids.
     
  43. Gunners

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    hensleya / anyone, do you have a recommendation on a decent adjustable bench; nothing too expensive but just good quality.

    Don't even have a barbell at my house so don't need bench press stuff but still plenty of uses for 1. Have some amazon piece of shit for a few years now that's falling apart and don't feel great doing DB presses on it.
     
    #14943 Gunners, May 5, 2019
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  44. hensleya

    hensleya I Pick Things Up and Put Them Down

    Rep Fitness AB-3100 or the Rep AB-3000 if you can spare a few more dollars (currently out of stock). Rep has a stellar reputation with benches. I only use them for mine.
     
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  45. Gunners

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    Was gonna add in I wanted a ton of different levels for presses so yes, that looks great. Will look into it more.
     
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  46. bigjrock

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    What’s been the biggest benefit?
     
  47. bigjrock

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    So I still use an old adjustable bow flex bench for everything. Damn thing is probably pushing 15 years old. It’s still honestly in decent shape, but I feel like I have the worst of both worlds. It’s not a single piece bench and it tapers more than I would like at the head (hey now...). And when I incline, the ass doesn’t adjust so I feel like the weights are pushing me to slide off the bench. So it kind of sucks at both flat bench and incline.

    So I’m trying to decide if I just want to get a plain flat bench since I don’t incline very often. But if some of these inclines are a solid flat bench as well, I may kick in a few more bucks (but not $500 for that no gap model).

    Any thoughts?
     
  48. HOOSINSC

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    gym update: NOT CLOSING. AT THIS TIME

    programming didn't get put up for a week and i signed up for juggernaut. the day after i signed up he started putting up the programming again. hopefully i'll learn a bit these few months before i return to the free programming i like so much because it's free.
     
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  49. Capstone 88

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    Just makes it easier for me to set my
    Macros each day based off activity. Takes my guess work out of it. Like today Is a big squat/bench day so I’m getting more carbs then tomorrow rest day. So today is 410g of carbs vs 190g tomorrow
     
  50. bigjrock

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    Does it help meal plan, as well? Include any of the blonde girl's recipes? I'm going to do a practice cut probably in June, so I may hold off and give it the month before we head to the beach. Unless I can get that code that NoNatty posted to work...

    It would be amazing if it integrated with Juggernaut's AI platform.