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      02-27-2012 09:56 AM #386
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      A low carb diet causes your body to excrete sodium. You need to get over the salt=bad idea and liberally salt your food. You're most likely not eating processed foods as well, so make sure your getting 150 mcg of iodine a day as well.
      Thanks for the tip. It's not so much that I think salt is bad, its more that I like the taste of the food without the salt. Sometimes I go out to eat and the meals taste so salty I can barely eat it. But yeah I def need it.
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      02-27-2012 11:44 AM #387
      felt really good with deadlifts last week. was able to pull 415x1x1 for a new pr. going to hit squats hard today
      ct. getlow

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      02-27-2012 01:23 PM #388
      Last friday squatted 275 5/5/8. The 8 set was pretty rough. I'm confident I can get it for 10 on a first set.

      This puts my 1rm somewhere between 340-365, if I can hit that ten rep. My heaviest to date is 330, which felt pretty light. Double body weight should be coming fast.

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      02-27-2012 01:58 PM #389
      Overhead squats went from 135lbs x 3 to 145lbs (current body weight) x 5. Yay!


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      02-27-2012 02:25 PM #390
      Did the Hustle up the Hancock Climb yesterday.

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    6. 02-27-2012 03:17 PM #391
      Quote Originally Posted by Corrado RS View Post
      Overhead squats went from 135lbs x 3 to 145lbs (current body weight) x 5. Yay!

      Nice job on the OH squats. You have a unique way of getting the weight over your head

      I would say you need to push your knees out a bit on them though. I've found this to be helpful

      http://www.mobilitywod.com/2012/01/e...er-mob-rx.html

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      02-27-2012 03:36 PM #392
      Quote Originally Posted by Corrado RS View Post
      Overhead squats went from 135lbs x 3 to 145lbs (current body weight) x 5. Yay!

      OMG at 5:04
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      02-27-2012 04:16 PM #393
      I came home today and my wife has a map with five 14ers that she wants us to climb this summer. I'm stoked to do it, but even more that she is doing all the planning.

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      02-27-2012 05:16 PM #394
      Quote Originally Posted by spoolin215 View Post
      Nice job on the OH squats. You have a unique way of getting the weight over your head

      I would say you need to push your knees out a bit on them though. I've found this to be helpful

      http://www.mobilitywod.com/2012/01/e...er-mob-rx.html
      You mean knees out via hip ext rotation down low? And thanks for the vid, I'll take a look at it.

      BTW, don't hate on how I use the squat rack for my OH squats. At least I'm not using it for bicep curlz.

      Quote Originally Posted by vwbrvr6 View Post
      OMG at 5:04
      Try doing that for doubles.

    10. 02-27-2012 07:45 PM #395
      Bam, 635 squat. Didn't feel much better today than last week, ate early and was feeling hungry and sleepy, so I loaded up on McD's, bacon mcchicken meal, 10 nuggets. Woke me up a bit but wasn't feeling much better. Was blowing baby diarrhea farts nonstop at the gym. But 500 warmup felt better than last time so I decided I'll take it for a ride. It slowed to a crawl but I decided I'm not putting it down, I'm either going to pass out with it or it's coming up. Winnar! Took me a while to lose the tunnel vision though.

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      02-27-2012 08:39 PM #396
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJuggernaut View Post
      Was blowing baby diarrhea farts nonstop at the gym.
      I loled.

      Going back a few days;

      "Food calories, or the "calorie" units used often in nutritional contexts, measure amounts of energy 1000 times greater than the units in scientific contexts known also as calories, or gram calories (cal). Food calories are thereby referred to less ambiguously in some formal contexts as kilocalories (kcal) or kilogram calories. One food calorie is equal to 4.184 kilojoules." [From Wikipedia]

      So 25 315lb dead lifts are worth about 4 and a half food calories. I need to work harder.
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      02-28-2012 08:22 AM #397
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJuggernaut View Post
      Bam, 635 squat. Didn't feel much better today than last week, ate early and was feeling hungry and sleepy, so I loaded up on McD's, bacon mcchicken meal, 10 nuggets. Woke me up a bit but wasn't feeling much better. Was blowing baby diarrhea farts nonstop at the gym. But 500 warmup felt better than last time so I decided I'll take it for a ride. It slowed to a crawl but I decided I'm not putting it down, I'm either going to pass out with it or it's coming up. Winnar! Took me a while to lose the tunnel vision though.
      congrats!

      benched 335x3 yesterday. might have to start rotating my days at the gym because i always sleep like **** sunday nights and always feel like **** going in to the gym.
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    13. 02-28-2012 10:03 AM #398
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob Cote View Post
      I loled.

      Going back a few days;

      "Food calories, or the "calorie" units used often in nutritional contexts, measure amounts of energy 1000 times greater than the units in scientific contexts known also as calories, or gram calories (cal). Food calories are thereby referred to less ambiguously in some formal contexts as kilocalories (kcal) or kilogram calories. One food calorie is equal to 4.184 kilojoules." [From Wikipedia]

      So 25 315lb dead lifts are worth about 4 and a half food calories. I need to work harder.
      I love how people sometimes just say, you know what, I don't like this term, I'm going to redefine it. 1000 calories is a kilocalorie, as with any metric unit. Oh wait, we'll capitalize that bitch, then no one will notice - Calorie, yeah!!! So then a kiloCalorie is a kilokilocalorie?

      Quote Originally Posted by ClockworkChad View Post
      congrats!

      benched 335x3 yesterday. might have to start rotating my days at the gym because i always sleep like **** sunday nights and always feel like **** going in to the gym.
      Thanks man!

      Yeah that could work. My main problem is still eating habits, I can't keep up the routine at home. I tried changing bench day to Sunday but I always do worse due to invariably crappy Saturday eating. I also noticed I do a lot better lifting heavy early morning, probably because I haven't had the chance to ruin my nutritional balance after a killer breakfast. It's a good habit anyway since most meets require you to lift bright and early.

    14. 02-28-2012 10:19 AM #399
      Quote Originally Posted by motherleopard28 View Post
      felt really good with deadlifts last week. was able to pull 415x1x1 for a new pr. going to hit squats hard today
      What are your other lifts? Pretty close to my dl numbers, I just hit 405x3 and recently missed 415
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      02-28-2012 10:21 AM #400
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJuggernaut View Post
      I love how people sometimes just say, you know what, I don't like this term, I'm going to redefine it. 1000 calories is a kilocalorie, as with any metric unit. Oh wait, we'll capitalize that bitch, then no one will notice - Calorie, yeah!!! So then a kiloCalorie is a kilokilocalorie?



      Thanks man!

      Yeah that could work. My main problem is still eating habits, I can't keep up the routine at home. I tried changing bench day to Sunday but I always do worse due to invariably crappy Saturday eating. I also noticed I do a lot better lifting heavy early morning, probably because I haven't had the chance to ruin my nutritional balance after a killer breakfast. It's a good habit anyway since most meets require you to lift bright and early.
      ive never had good luck working out early in the morning. That and I have an hour commute and I get into work for about 745 in the morning so id have to wake up at 5:30 or so to hit the gym and I dont see that happening. although the new company does have a gym in it im told, i havent had a chance to check it out.
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      02-28-2012 10:30 AM #401
      Quote Originally Posted by skaterhernandez4 View Post
      What are your other lifts? Pretty close to my dl numbers, I just hit 405x3 and recently missed 415

      currently i am working a 5x5 program on bench with 225/230 and on squats i am hitting 315x4/5 on my last two sets currently .. would like to get both up a bit this year. weighing in around 185 still.

      yesterday felt a little rough on squats so i stayed at 275 and did sets of 8,6,6,6 instead of pushing up to 315
      ct. getlow

    17. 02-28-2012 11:08 AM #402
      Quote Originally Posted by motherleopard28 View Post
      currently i am working a 5x5 program on bench with 225/230 and on squats i am hitting 315x4/5 on my last two sets currently .. would like to get both up a bit this year. weighing in around 185 still.

      yesterday felt a little rough on squats so i stayed at 275 and did sets of 8,6,6,6 instead of pushing up to 315
      Im working out the kinks in my squat form, so I'm sitting at around 275x3
      Bench I'm at 205x2

      5'9 170.

      Seems like you're on a similar level as me. What's your height? How do you like 5x5? I've been doing 3x3 for my first lift and 3x5 for my second and third lift of the workout. I never liked the idea of 5x5 but I know many people swear by it.
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    18. 02-28-2012 11:34 AM #403
      Quote Originally Posted by ClockworkChad View Post
      ive never had good luck working out early in the morning. That and I have an hour commute and I get into work for about 745 in the morning so id have to wake up at 5:30 or so to hit the gym and I dont see that happening. although the new company does have a gym in it im told, i havent had a chance to check it out.
      By early I mean like 9AM, that's early for me. Back in university I tried to get up at 7 and hit the gym with no breakfast, nothing. Granted the workouts didn't go badly but they weren't great and I could feel it was a bad idea. Later I learned that it was indeed, due to fluid buildup in the joints etc - gotta give things a chance to wake up before beating on them. So this is only possible on weekends for me.

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      02-28-2012 07:28 PM #405
      Xander, that's grody.

      Today was the first day of lifting off the preworkout I've been using. I expected to fail on some of my bench presses, but powered through all 25 @ 185 no problem. I felt like I was able to concentrate more on my form than when using the preworkout where I just kind of zone out and lift the weight without even realizing what I'm doing. I was expecting my lifts to take a hit without it but that's apparently not the case. I do feel way more tired now that I'm finished, though.
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    21. 02-28-2012 08:44 PM #406
      got home and took this little number:



      pretty good I think. Weight is holding at about 195lbs right now.

      heaviest things I've done recently are:
      480x3 on squat
      330x3 on bench(1st was a pause)
      475x3 on deadlift

      I've been burned out on squat and deadlift so I should be able to add ~20lbs to that when I return

    22. 02-28-2012 09:19 PM #407
      OH! and in case you didn't notice, that melanotan works GOOD!!!

      I've been in the tanning bed probably 3-4 times in the last 2 months.

    23. 02-28-2012 09:19 PM #408
      Is that... hair gel?

    24. 02-28-2012 09:20 PM #409
      in my hair or on the sink?

      there is nothing in my hair, and on the sink is lotion.

      why are we talking about this?

    25. 02-28-2012 09:22 PM #410
      lol other than the moneyshot in the middle of your head?

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      02-29-2012 08:21 AM #411
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJuggernaut View Post
      By early I mean like 9AM, that's early for me. Back in university I tried to get up at 7 and hit the gym with no breakfast, nothing. Granted the workouts didn't go badly but they weren't great and I could feel it was a bad idea. Later I learned that it was indeed, due to fluid buildup in the joints etc - gotta give things a chance to wake up before beating on them. So this is only possible on weekends for me.
      for whatever reason I tend to get a lot dizzier at the gym when i dont have a few meals in me so mornings just dont work during the week. saturdays i go first thing when i wake up but usually take it easier than i would for my workouts during the week. im stoked to see the gym at my new office, might just hammer a workout during lunch hour
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      02-29-2012 04:22 PM #412
      Quote Originally Posted by skaterhernandez4 View Post
      Im working out the kinks in my squat form, so I'm sitting at around 275x3
      Bench I'm at 205x2

      5'9 170.

      Seems like you're on a similar level as me. What's your height? How do you like 5x5? I've been doing 3x3 for my first lift and 3x5 for my second and third lift of the workout. I never liked the idea of 5x5 but I know many people swear by it.
      yea squats are tough to get the form down right so it feels good with heavy weight. i am 5'10 weighted in at 184.4 this morning. i like the 5x5 because. i def have seen improvements in my bench and deads from doing it.. it works well i think becuase your putting up heavier weight for more sets and reps than doing a 3x3 so there is a little more of a fatigue factor working as well so i think you see more gains from it. i only do 5x5 for one exercise per day so like on chest or bench day ill do 5x5 for flat and then do different set and rep ranges for other exercises like incline flys ect ..
      ct. getlow

    28. 03-01-2012 02:11 PM #413
      Quote Originally Posted by skaterhernandez4 View Post

      Seems like you're on a similar level as me. What's your height? How do you like 5x5? I've been doing 3x3 for my first lift and 3x5 for my second and third lift of the workout. I never liked the idea of 5x5 but I know many people swear by it.
      There are so many different interpretations of "5x5". There is starting strength 5x5 which is closest to what most people do, there is madcow 5x5 and an advance peaking 5x5. The madcow works really well and a lot of beginner-intermediate kids use it on my team to get comfortable with the compound movements. It seems really repetitive but I ran it last year and went from a 350x5 squat to a 415x5 squat in a 9 week period. Madcow and the Peaking one have the numbers laid out for you and it uses linear periodization. While the beginner one, the one that uses the complete this, and add 5 pounds technique is linear as well but only meant to be used for short periods of time. I highly suggest madcow for someone like you two. At least one 9-12 week block of it.

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      03-01-2012 05:43 PM #414
      Bench PR of 275x6

      I guess it helps when you have a spotter yelling in your ear

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      03-01-2012 06:02 PM #415
      Quote Originally Posted by autodubbin98 View Post
      There is starting strength 5x5 which is closest to what most people do, there is madcow 5x5 and an advance peaking 5x5.
      Can you explain the key differences here?
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    31. 03-01-2012 08:47 PM #416
      Your best bet is to read up on them. Linear periodization works wonders with beginners and even intermediate lifters.

      http://stronglifts.com/madcow/table_...I: The Program

      Progress:

      Paused Bench

      5x2 @ 325

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      03-01-2012 08:55 PM #417
      Tonight !

      225x20
      275x10
      315x5
      365x2
      405x2

      yeahhhhaaa now to get that squat to 500 and 1500 combined is down the drain !

      - edit for typo on reps
      Last edited by Chilledman; 03-01-2012 at 09:51 PM.

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      03-01-2012 09:18 PM #418
      Quote Originally Posted by Techun View Post
      Bench PR of 275x6
      Quote Originally Posted by Chilledman View Post
      275x20
      damn it

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      03-01-2012 09:50 PM #419
      Quote Originally Posted by Techun View Post
      damn it
      by 10 that's a typo ....

      Talking about about 275x20 I wonder if juggernaut can do that since hes right at 500 it would make sense ?

    35. 03-01-2012 10:34 PM #420
      Quote Originally Posted by Chilledman View Post
      Tonight !

      225x20
      275x10
      315x5
      365x2
      405x2

      yeahhhhaaa now to get that squat to 500 and 1500 combined is down the drain !

      - edit for typo on reps
      I like where you told us what exercise this was.

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