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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by TDCD, Apr 8, 2015.
That seems like a lot of work
Looking as good as TDCD is a lot of work.
today was a very good day
found quite literally the one gym in greater boston that is not:
a) someone's spare bedroom
b) $250/mo luxury spa destination
c) aerial yoga studio/crossfit/boxing/cycling/"bootcamp" gym
d) a front to scam you by holding your credit card hostage (golds/boston sports clubs)
e) located more or less on the moon
it is more than i would like to spend and a 25 minute commute door-to-door but maybe i can stop being a weak tiny out of shape baby now. 4 whole squat racks
I really like how I went the first 3 months of the year not benching at all and not giving a shit and now I give a shit again and am frustrated. Still probably #4 on lifts I care about but need to start making some progress. Overtraining it the last month or so definitely isn't helping.
How have you been training?
lol gotta love people who have no shame in lying about their athletic endeavors.
If you did Murph but didn’t post about it did you really even do it?
1 day I build up to 225 reps(I'm at 6, 7 if I'm feeling fresh) then may try to build up to a bigger number if I'm feeling good. Other day I'll do high reps at 185-195 and may do a weekend DB press workout. Typically OHP on the same day. Have implemented pauses and counts recently.
2 deadlift lower body/back focused days a week and 2-3 upper body centric days a week. Mix up my squatting on deadlift and bench/OHP days to go with other stuff.
Overall, I'm thrilled with my progress this year as far as lifting goes. Need to figure out my bench and get my pullups back on track.
Pretty strict 5-3-1 on squat/deadlifts then a volume day and been great for me. As long as I'm making gains doing it normally on both, figure why change. Just doesn't give me the same for bench.
sweat angel pics or gtfo
Are you doing any backdown sets on that 225 day? How is that one structured?
Should I be? Typically 135-165-195 for 3/4 reps then 3 sets of amrap of 225
Other day I try to get 30/40 reps of 185-195 and mix in counts. Do some close grip as well occasionally.
I think that 3 sets to failure/near failure it’s probably pushing it too much. Maybe just do more concrete setsxreps without going near failure. So maybe like do a month of 5x5 on that day at say 205 (if that’s doable. Should be fairly easy) and add 5lbs each week. That day 2 can be a high volume 4x8 type day with plenty of accessories.
That's how I've programmed my volume deadlift days this year
Started with a number, add 10 pounds each week same reps, another 10 for the 3rd
Start the next cycle adding 10 pounds higher each week than the previous cycle
Might just do 2.5 pound jumps(wonder what Mark Bell would say about 1.25 pound plates) so I can get some progress going. Goal each month is a 10 pound add to my deadlift max and have hit multiple months of 20 and has me greedy. And sore all the time.
Had Friday to Monday off. Plenty of time to catch up on my lifts and stuff.
Obviously caught a stomach bug and pissed out my ass the entire time and couldn't even enjoy the good weather nor bbq.
i had the freedom to do a) deadlift without sharing the bar and b) supersets today for the first time in years
i am so happy
Going for 510 tomorrow, hopefully 520 after.
Then a vacation and reset
Dammit I’m deadlifting today too and you’re gonna make me work
510 was tough but got it. No way I wanted to end with a failure so stopped.
Gonna add in some conventional next cycle. Was at 420 hex/405 regular then I think 460/425 and haven’t done regular since. Not gonna max or anything but could use some changeup and more heavy hamstring centric stuff for a bit
I think it’s important to train both at some point during the year. Good call.
Tried to create my own Barbell lever row after deadlifts tonight and it felt amazing on my last, but my setup put a decent amount of shearing force on my low back so I need to figure out something else. May try a chest supported version.
Rows are an absolute staple for me and also my favorite cardio machine. Pendlay, single arm, double arm DB, hex bar, 1 side hex bar, also the few machines at the gym I feel are effective. I haven't really singled out 1 to be more effective than the others.
For a while, thought cable rows were way too easy and the worst of the batch. Just did them at the end of my workout to feel less shitty. Started doing them super slow with a pause, did a full 180 on how I feel about them now.
Big fan of both close grip and wide grip cable rows
Back work is best work. It is known.
On the back topic I hadn’t done lat pull downs in like 6 months at least, just pull ups. Started working in super wide sets at the end of the workout about 6 weeks ago and pull-up max jumped from 10 to 15
My gym just got a whole set of mag grips for back work. They’re awesome.
between traveling for work and vacay I haven’t gotten a real workout in in 2 weeks. So weak.
Top single on squat today was 465 which was pretty easy. My bar path was very efficient and I stayed really balanced. Squats are picking up steam at 10 weeks out.
445x4 on squats this morning. 500 is mine in September.
In a related note, It's Dark and Hell is Hot is a GOAT tier album for a heavy lifting session.
232.5/512+. Calling it
I like where your head is at.
Capstone 88 Started with the RP Diet App today. I REALLY wish it would let you add custom foods. I guess it still serves a purpose, because it is telling me what to eat, just sucks that my actual tracking will never be right because I'm not just cooking everything from scratch.
I hit 445x3 @8 6 weeks before my meet where I squat 512. You’re in a great spot. Keep working.
That annoys me too. I eat 92/8 ground beef but that’s not an option. I get my macros from there and track in MFP. Annoying, but it is what it is
I think I’m gonna try it after this week of pizza and burgers is over.
Been in the outworking a bad diet for a while, see how I can do being smart for once maybe
Anybody have a rec for casein protein? This thing has me hitting 60g of protein at 9:30pm. I know Dr. Mike is a fan of casein, so I have to assume that's the play.
I’ve never found a casein that isn’t super thick, so if you find one share it in the thread. Myprotein is my go to whey, but their casein is like a milkshake.
Can’t imagine drinking 60g of casein. That would take me an hour it’s so thick
Casein pudding is about the only route at that point
My belt squat shipped this morning. Should be pushing 900 on my squat in ~4-6 weeks
Sweet Jesus! I did 100 reps at 405 last week and felt pretty accomplished.
Grip training is the best
im wondering if i could get it to flip
I think I’ve got the grip strength, but I can guarandamntee you I’d drop the fucker on my foot or shin
Your numbers seem around mine, I’ve done 45 with huge lip. Max is 25 bumper plate, don’t have access to 35s.
Cailer should be in an x-men movie
ive got a 25 in me. maybe a 35, ill give it a run tomorrow.
Pulled 450. Feeling like I'm almost a man again.
625 next week!