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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by TDCD, Apr 8, 2015.
I'd just stick with 5x5
Assuming no prior experience, I'm with Mike and I'd switch to 3x10 with lighter weight until you build up some muscle mass.
5x5 is superior to higher reps.
Give em hell tomorrow, Capstone 88
Another thing is worry about form before how much you can lift.
Never wear gloves
Buy a pioneer belt
You don't need a ton of accessories, just good ones.
Im only at 250 on deads and my grip already feels like the weak link. Alternate grip? Or just deload and progress as my grip gets stronger?
For developing strength. Sounds like Izzy is just getting started, so I'd do 3x10 to reinforce technique and build a solid base to work with.
You're nowhere near exhausting your beginner gains. Just keep trucking. Consistency and many months in the gym will take you where you want to go.
Yes. Alternate grip.
Or just do sumo and you'll probably DL 600
He'd get exhausted and lose form towards the 7-10 rep vs just solid reps of 5.
SS is damn good for a foundation
hensleya have you had a chance to use microgainz plates? Saw them on a friend's Instagram and was wondering about their actual quality.
Don’t get too hung up on what you do from one session to the next. Training is a long, long time frame so one session is a grain of sand in the big picture. Those 5x5 getting harder to get through means your body is going to start adapting soon. You’ve gotta stress the body for there to be an adaptation and gain in strength.
A surplus would do wonders for growing. Give your body the fuel to recover and grow. 250-500 calories above maintenance should be a great point to shoot for.
It’s not that big of a difference. If you’re making progress then stick with the 3x5. Think of it as the minimum effective dose. If 3x5 elicits gains then ride that. You can always add volume down the road.
Alternate grip or hook grip. Get some chalk too.
No question is too dumb in here. Ask away.
Pastor Troy’s “I Want War” is a whole mood today. Let’s eat.
We are all Capstone 88
Joystick Izzy use Killy Me Please ’s SL5x5 app:
Just use the free version for a year and stick to it religiously. And be honest with your responses. If you don’t make the five reps, it’ll give you a longer reset. If you don’t make a full set three workouts in a row, it will deload that particular movement. If you miss a week, it’ll option you to deload all of your lifts.
As WED says, it’s absolutely a foundation program and it’s great at developing strength. It’s a great platform to move into something more specific like bodybuilding, powerlifting, or even
Just stick to it.
Give your body the right food too. Stay simple and avoid processed shit. Small amount of carbs (some fruit) and even some caffeine before your workout, simple carbs (white rice, white potato) afterwards.
If all else fails, find a kree-uh-teen dealer.
This is good advice. Just be carew to not get addicted and make sure you use a Post Cycle Therapy agent to help your body
If anyone watches Letterkenny, Squirrely Dan’s fiancée irl is a powerlifter.
What are the thoughts on creatine? Seems like a fairly safe and effective supplement from what I’ve read. Should I be taking a low daily dose of it?
Sorry, it's a bit of a running joke.
Creatine is fine. Nothing wrong with it. Take 5g a day. Fine some cheap monohydrate
NOW Sports Nutrition, Creatine Monohydrate Powder, Mass Building*/Energy Production*, 2.2-Pound
This is 200 servings for $13
Ha ok good to know. I actually started taking it like two weeks ago at that dose and was wondering if I had made a huge mistake after reading y’all’s posts. I honestly haven’t really noticed much obvious difference. Don’t feel bloated or anything. Figured I’d keep using it for the time being and see how it goes.
It's the #1 supplement anyone should use. You're fine.
You'll recover better. Shouldn't feel bloated, that was shit 20 years ago
5g every day. Only supplement proven to work
if your nutrition and sleep are shit it won’t make a god damn ounce of difference. Eat, sleep, train hard, repeat for 10 years
I haven’t used them but I’ve talked to a couple people who have and they had good things to say.
"I'll lose weight quickly and not lose too much strength"
---Loses 25# in 6 weeks
I'm down like 30% on my snatch/c&j
Need thst Clemson shampoo
Can’t lose weight on your snatch if you don’t snatch.
can confirm, my snatch has never gone down. i have gone down on snatch tho
Never expected new posters to come in here and immediately talk about steroid abuse. But here we are.
Also a benefit of SL5X5 is that when you come out of the closet you'll at least be able to say you can DL 3 plates.
Powerlifting is stupid.
That's not the vibe we were looking for today homie
I read a really interesting study the other day about caffeine decreasing athletic performance by up to 13% after consuming preworkout. I'll have to find the link to post, it was dependent upon your Gene sequencing.
guessing it has to do with crashing
Finished 6/9. Missed my 3rd squat and deadlift and my second bench. 2.5kgs under my squat PR, 2.5kgs Bench PR, and tied my deadlift PR. I was clearly stronger, but couldn’t execute.
I almost locked out 600 and my fucking right hand grip gave out. “Grip isn’t a problem until it is”. Boy did that ring true today. I’m pretty fucking furious with myself right now, but this definitely lit a fire that I think needed re-igniting to really push my training.
Natty or creatine?
Saw some dude crank out 495x10 deadlifts in sneakers using hex plates today
had me absolutely shook
I did 12x2 450 trap bar today, 1 set pretty much every minute. It wasn't hard at all but at the same time, I've never had my glutes feel like that and did 0 accessories after as I couldn't. Have my reasons for doing this nonsense, don't judge.
Thor made 480kg look easy today, shame that the deadlift is 4th event at Arnolds.
Gonna be days like that, but it still sucks. But knowing 600 is in reach should help push you.
This is how in reach it was. Almost locked out on my left (non-dominant) hand and slipped out of my right hand
Look at that sexy beard. You wear your belt quite high
Helps me get in a better position on my pulls
Sebastian Oreb is the only guy I've seen have it that high, he seems to know what he's doing. I loosened mine recently to get more flexibility but need to protect my glutes.
That’s where I got it from. I also go 2-3 holes looser.
Oh I see the issue. If you look closely you can see that you pulled sumo. Big mistake!
Looks like someones switching to hook grip
Pulled 405#4x10. I'm winning all the hypertrophies.
If you just started creatine, you should definitely go to a 3x10 routine at a lower weight. It will help you pump out a few more reps at a higher weight than you usually would. Time under tension is a real thing with scientific backing. You are not going to be getting much of it doing 5-rep sets as a beginner. Build your muscle mass and muscular endurance while refining technique.
Also, another tip is to take half of the scoop that comes with your creatine. 5g is way overkill. When creatine first came out they recommended 3g along with a loading phase. Loading phase is junk and not necessary. Over the years these supplement companies followed suit with the way corporate America does business and changed the recommended dosage to something that will make you use the product more quickly. 2.5-3g is plenty to saturate your creatine levels. If you're over 300 pounds, go closer to 3g. If you're 150 pounds, 2.5g is enough. This will allow you to get twice as much out of your creatine purchases. Make sure you're using creatine monohydrate and not any of the other creatine derivatives. You should find yourself weighing ~5 pounds more after a month of use.