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Should I do
I don't really like that idea by my current scheme is Power clean / deadlift / Power clean and that's too much :/
How about Romanian deadlift / power clean / deadlift?
That sounds good
I'd do either deadlifts 1,5 times week + back-off sets or add more deadlift assistance
Romanian / Deadlift/ Romanian
Light deadlift(maybe 80% of deadlift day for 3*3) / Deadlift / Romanian
he's doing it right meow
thought it was a mock meet though
Asking here because you pple atleast lift
Can you make good strength progress with HB instead of LB squat? I already have a good form on HB and don't feel like learning a new form. (Im not going to compete in PL)
That might be it. All I know is that norsie is testing his maxes, and I'm hoping it goes well. He's been pretty frustrated for a while now.
>mfw thinkgen bout suffering friends
Asking because all the strong pple in my gym lift LB style, and DYELS HB style. So i just thought if LB makes you stronger faster or something.
I just want a strong squat but i'd rather use HB style because i enjoy it and my form is good
I have long arms, short torso, and long legs. Deadlift life is amazing but my bench is suffering.
Having trouble getting an arch at all while keeping my heels on the ground. Tried oly shoes and it still made no difference. I go through all the effort to set up an arch just for my back to go flat anyways after I set my feet. Been working on thoracic mobility for 1.5 years and I am still seeing no progress.
I just quit. there's no reason to bother with bench or deadlift. Bench is at an equal level to squat, and deadlift is about 2-3x worse than squat.
No reason to fuck around with benching while theres football games on, and no reason to risk injury on deadlift like I know will happen.
for what its worth, the "transmutation phase" is what ruined everything. Everything was going fine during the accumulation phase, I even hit PR's on squat and bench. then i couldn't handle the fatigue of transmutation, due to both overtraining AND i couldn't stay mentally engaged with the program. both of those are just an extension of me being a garbage athlete.
If i could have skipped the 3rd block and went straight to the peaking phase, I think this could have done me much better. I also should have actually watched my nutrition. it was absurdly retarded to get as fat as I did.
I'm definitely done with powerlifting for a while.
>grip end of bench near head
>perform as arched a bridge as I can
>gently slide head and neck onto bench maintaining as much arch as I can
>position self under where I'll unrack from
>carefully bring feet as close as I can manage
>unrack the weight
>lower butt onto bench by externally rotating my hips and feet
Please be safe friend. Sorry your max testing day didn't go well. I'd say just go with the diet plan and do the lifts you enjoy for a while. Powerlifting will still be here if and when you feel like getting back into it.
Health and mental wellbeing > wilks
what weight is that?
>I'm definitely done with powerlifting for a while.
what are you going to do? strongman or something?
I am in a sorta similar situation, maybe not as bad.
I'm the guy who posted in /BAKA/ about not being able to recover after 1 lift.
Basically every 1 in 4 sessions is a good session for me, the other 3 I get fatigued easily and stall everything. I only really ever progress on that 4th session, and when I do I have fun and really enjoy life, when I have the other sessions I feel discouraged.
I just wanted you to know that there's no point getting hung up on bad sessions, you may as well only appreciate the good sessions because those are the ones that get you far.
I don't know. I hope it ends up well for you.
Read this if you haven't btw
I agree that this is a terrible idea. volume deadlifts absolutely ruined me.
for some reason that rennaissance template spreadsheet was corrupt and i couldn't open it. idk why.
>what are you going to do
nothing of any importance. lose some weight and fuck around.
sheiko. 4 day 80kg+ class1 / CMS.
I read those already. Thanks though.
at this point I'm literally just a meme.
No. that's an even worse idea that trying to put effort into powerlifting.
thats kinda the plan. Other than this year, every time I've talked about cutting weight I've done it.
only other instance was when i was getting pressure to cut to 105, which i wasn't sure if that was an attainable goal.
yeah, I can and usually am. I had the gym to myself.
>98% of 1rm!!!!!
>squatted MULTIPLE INCHES below how 615 was squatted
>looked like you could've added a few lbs and barely grinded it out
I'm confused, what the fuck were you expecting dude? 98% of your 1RM to shoot the fuck up and then go on to make a 50lb PR?
My wilks is 370 and you gained more on your squat in this 1 training cycle (15lbs) than I did in the last 9 months training my fucking ass off
fucking punk ass bitch
Is it possible for a male who has low testosterone at age 20 but good genetics to surpass other athletes who have naturally high testosterone who are on drugs, if the low test individual gets on those same drugs?
Do you have to do Sheiko with insane volume in order to progress? Since you get way too fatigued even though you gain weight it can't really be the best way for you to train can it? Have you tried doing RPE-based training? Perhaps that could keep you from falling down the fatigue abyss.
Also when are you planning on hopping on gear?
I thought the test of a man's will was being able to bench 2pl8?
Either way what the fuck do you know about that level of training? You and I have never had that weight on our back. We don't know what it's like.
Time for steroids :^)
>what do I know about that level of training
nothing, but thats irrelevant Norse is a strong fuckin guy and for him to just give up due to challenges in his path is just a lack of or broken will to go on and thats a rather poor excuse in his case cause he even listed why he didn't do as well as he wanted to
also fuck off lol I benched 235 yesterday after not doing any upper body work for a tad over 2 months
>also fuck off lol I benched 235 yesterday after not doing any upper body work for a tad over 2 months
I've found the secret to happiness and good training,
>tfw not gonna tell any of you
>low test=no gains
when will this dumb meme end, as long as your testosterone levels are in the normal range (literally anywhere from mean +/- 2SD) there is no reason to believe that this will help or fuck with your progress.
I'm somewhat surprised you've never given any RTS templates a looksies.
>variety of fun movements
>not a lot of pressure to hit certain numbers
>volume autoregulated so you'll only feel shitty when you're crushing it, not because you've done two thousand triples at 73%
>I'm confused, what the fuck were you expecting dude? 98% of your 1RM to shoot the fuck up and then go on to make a 50lb PR?
You know what? Yeah, thats what i was expecting.
1051 repetitions of squat.
1843 repetitions of bench press.
1041 repetitions of deadlift. 3935 repetitions combined. this doesn't include the warmups I did myself, which I would say at least 25% of each of those numbers on in addition.
20 weeks. thats 40% of an entire year.
40% of the year i've spent being miserable as fuck, hating the one hobby I used to love more and more.
I also got fatter than i've been in well over 1.5 years, which is usually an addition to strength.
and i lost about 50 lbs on my total.
and you're confused why i'm upset?
why even bother? If i can't figure out how to progress naturally, juice isn't going to help. Juice is a multiplier to pre-existing gains. not an additive.
>is just a lack of or broken will to go on and thats a rather poor excuse in his case
yeah, i don't think so. it makes quite a bit more sense when you're genuinely unhappy with yourself and with life.
not much different than sheiko.
>40% of the year i've spent being miserable as fuck, hating the one hobby I used to love more and more.
>I also got fatter than i've been in well over 1.5 years, which is usually an addition to strength.
>and i lost about 50 lbs on my total.
I'm very sorry to hear this, norsie.
I agree with the others. This programming is clearly not for you.
Which programming did you have the most fun with in the past?
Hey kung-fu man, still think you could beat me in a fight mr. miagi? oh wait, because you have 40 extra lbs (of pure blubber), this will surely ensure a victory!
Are you fucking stupid? Look, I get depressed too. When I sumo deadlift it hurts my fucking legs so much I have to lie down because I can't walk on my aching legs, then with just a day of recovery I have to do squats.
Lifting is a struggle. If you can't handle that much volume, do less, simple as man. If you're not eating a large surplus, getting at least 8 hours of sleep a night, and using tested maxes on the Sheiko spreadsheet, then what do you expect?
Isn't it weird, I respect Norsie so much more just because he's honest and I can relate to his feelings of burning out.
Meanwhile Bodorio has been talking about how he can knock everyone out with his kung fu skills today, really?
Thanks for being honest with us Norsie.
If you want to cut, then do it. Cut down and then rebuild yourself into a new Norsie. Maybe look into auto-regulation to avoid burying yourself like this in the future when you're ready to focus on PL again. Take a step back and come back later, fresh and motivated with some other training method that might be more up your alley.
>fuck you Sean Im a kung fu black belt and trained in guerrilla warefare as a squad commander, I COULD kill you
he actually said this today, non-ironically
He not only resembles a fat neckbeard slob visually, but acts accordingly as a typical /b/ fedora stereotype
Day 87 blog.
Nearly died with on my 515 attempt but locked it out. Not sure if I hit depth. Pic related.
No back off because it was a grinder.
3 sets of dips w/ 10lbs
3 sets of incline DB bench
3 sets of pulldowns
3 sets of face pulls
1 set of GHRs.
I turn red almost immediately because of how hard I brace. Figured it was at least a little high. Shitty angle and quality make it hard to be sure though. I judge depth from how much I compress into my belt on the descent. The holidays made me a bit fluffy, so it makes sense I'm high. Time to drop the weight, calories, and depth I guess.
Yeah they're fabric. But they're basically the same shit tie down straps for 18wheelers are made of, and 2-3 layers thick. I've dropped 5pl8 on them with no problem.
Im trying to not be disrespectful. These guys are really serious.
One time some guy showed me Dan Greens routine and I kinda laughed and said thats like easier than what I do and he definitely doesn't follow that himself. He got offended cause he couldn't personally handle that routine.
tell them you did something ridiculous like 5/3/1
>couldn't keep neutral back on conventioanl deadlifts
>switched to sumo because slightly easier to keep form
>lost some strength
if I stick to sumo, will I be missing anything compared to conventional? I feel cool doing sumo cause everyone else does conventional at my gym
Higher quality picture, zoomed in some. Looks a little better to me, but still iffy I think. Opinions?
Getting a stronger back is always a solid option, and good strength with shit form isn't good strength imo. Don't worry about the strength loss if you plan to stick with sumo, because it will come back anyways. You're going to have to keep in mind low back strength may be something you need to work on as you progress, even with sumo.
>if I stick to sumo, will I be missing anything compared to conventional?
Maybe. Most people are stronger with one lift or the other.
How long since the switch? Sometimes it takes a while to adjust to a different style.
>he unironically has went out with series of dates with a hamplanet and has contemplated marriage with said hamplanet
its over no return isley just leave lmao
Did you just say you went out for dinner with friends? let me guess, it was a 300lbs blonde girl.?
>Relt by Phil
>some fat neckbeard slob saying he was gonna take me down cause he was a black belt in Kung Fu
>rekt by Phil
>6 hours ago
>it was 6 hours ago sean got rekt by phil
>sean has been thinking about it for 6 hours
>it has been bothering him so much that hes spamming about it 6 hours later
Islet, are you in Canada? Because you just robbed me of my sides
its almost like he's a pathetic child?!?
holy shit you're right
>being this mad on the internet
lads should i get TSA coaching?
Roughly about a month ago I was on vacation in sunny California. I thought it would be cool to frequent a couple gyms while there. This went on for about a week and overall I had a great experience, however, during one of my visits to a local University Gym, something struck me as odd. And, well, quite frankly it didn't sit well with me either. You see there was this child there. And what I'm about to tell you might make you a bit sick in the stomach from pure disgust of this child. So don't say I didn't warn you. So, anyways, this child, maybe about 5'5 in stature, about 140lbs, face riddled with acne and pimples (more craters than our moon has) with disgusting fashion-less overgrown hair, was marching around the gym announcing to everyone the weight in which he was about to lift. He made sure to specify the wilks of the lift too so as to appear more impressive. At first I laughed as I thought it was a joke. SURELY, no child in there right mind would be this delusional. It quickly became apparent he wasn't joking as he made this announcement for every, single, fucking set he did for those two hours.
>broken shoulder from novice level bench press
>so ashamed of his body he has posted it exactly 0 times
>whole routine consists of squatting twice a week
>more athletic than a world class athlete
At first the people at the gym tried to ignore him and carried on with there own thing. That's when this child got out a stool and stood on it (so he could be at eye level with me and the rest of the people) with a microphone and shouted "IM ABOUT TO PERFORM A ONE REP MAX OF 270LBS BENCHPRESS". When no one in the entire gym looked impressed he began fuming and repeating that statement over and over again. Finally, someone asked if he could lower the volume to his microphone, he ran up to this man (who was about twice the size of him) and said "WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU JUST SAY TO ME YOU LITTLE BITCH, MY BENCH WILKS IS SUPERIOR TO YOURS, I AM BUT THIS STRONGEST MAN HERE AND AM AN EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE PERSON, PROBABLY THE SMARTEST MAN IN ALL OF AMERICA AND THE STRONGEST MAN IN MY COUNTRY FOR MY EXTREMELY COMPETITIVE WEIGHT CLASS OF 74KGS. I KNOW ALL OF THIS BECAUSE I CAME IN FIRST PLACE AT MY LOCAL MEET SO DO NOT FUCK WITH ME. The other man was taken a back and went back to his workout benching around 4 plates. I then took my gatorade and poured it on this childs face and his face started producing even more pimples immediately and some puss started running in his eyes and mouth. He ran away crying but not before saying he will be back tomorrow showcasing his best lift (the squat) of 4 plates. I think his name was Martin Brenner.
yeah i'm not concerned with the quality of THESE coaches, i trust TSA and bryce, but i'm concerned with the usefulness of coaching in general. really split on it desu.
maybe hancott's absurd pricing has conditioned me to ridiculous overpricing but it doesn't seem so bad to me.
how're y'all holding up, are you making progress on the big three?
My pull is getting stronger and less technically retarded, which is good, and my bench is straight up exploding. I'm faffing about with a SSB on squats, I don't know how much it's helping normal squats, but it's been contributing to my progress on the other lifts.
Doing pretty well, squat is going up, which should mean deadlift is going up.
Not benching seriously right now, just trying to get more jacked, which should bring it up because my upper body development isnt proportional to my lower body.
lolwat 35 bucks a week is pretty cheap. if you factor in the startup fee a year of coaching would cost you just under 2 grand. almost every other known person in the PL world charges way more than that.
>gym is 20-25 min walk from home
>realise i forgot my gym shorts when i arrive today
>jeans are already too tight for regular use let alone squatting
should i pretend my boxer briefs are just short shorts and im some sort of a flaming homosexual?
How long are they, and how attached to this gym are you? How likely is your dick to popout?
Check the lost and found for gym shorts, and just put them back when you're done.
>sean can't actually fight with his blown shoulder
Well that's great! I've got a bad hip. It will be a fair fight then. I'm fat, and he's fast, so it's even.
When can we start?
>should i get TSA coaching?
Being dead serious, as long as they provide feedback on your sessions and adjust your training from that feedback, then heck yes.
If I was a younger man, I'd do some programming back to RTS inspired training instead of the full-tard things I'm doing now.
Cut off the jeans into jorts. It's the only way.
Looking for webm/gif/youtube of that guy deadlifting who got redlighted for putting the bar down too fast so on next attempt he took like 10 seconds to lower the bar and just stared at the judge the whole time
>Tell me I'm not fast
Let me knock the dick out of your mouth so you can answer these questions:
What was your 40yd?
And what were your track stats? (any Hand Egg player worth his shorts competes in track as well).
My sides they give mvp for paddling a boat down a stream?
Aren't you a failure in rowing and the a subsequent failure in weightlifting and then a subsequent failure in powerlifting? When are you going to achieve anything, ever?
Fcking a hambeast isn't an achievement btw
He isn't rowing anymore cause he failed to progress after 6 months
Much like his powerlifting, he was initially good with muh deadlift but never progressed
Fail fail fail
That's all islet has got
>not skipping the deload week
If you feel fine do the BBB sets, if you feel like a bag of mashed assholes skip them. I'm sure you could find whatever Wendler wrote about it if you're really picky.
>Are you retarded
40 yard times are notoriously bullshit.
Not only does hand timing require a conversion, but the margin for error is huge.
Which is why "about 4.4" is not convincing. That means you rounded your actual time.
Even in the 100m, you read your time to the hundredths.
With hand time conversion, your 40 is probably closer to 4.65-4.70, if only for reaction time.
Do you have any useful measurement of speed for reference? 100m time? 400m time?
>sorry to disappoint you
You do disappoint me.
This could have been ONE stat that you actually provide that isn't a lie.
But it's bullshit.
If you're actually capable of 4.4, then you wouldn't have high-school hand-egg as your only accomplishment.
You would have been recruited to be a hell of a 100m runner in college.
4.4 is 10.5-10.8 over 100m, which is tremendous aptitude in the 100m.
My advice is to either:
>quit lying about the one stat you think is worth sharing
>quit powerlifting and start sprinting. You're literally world-class.
You might actually accomplish something and stop shitting up this general.
>when Buda btfos either Sean or panzertwink for three nights in a row
Isley wtf m8, this is fucking gross. Can you get some fucking standards please
A lifter walks into a lifting bar called "Plg1". He asks
"Which one of you is the best lifter and why?"
Joffrey bursts in immediately "Me! Me! Me! I'm the best lifter here, despite being a manlet twink who's pampered by my parents, I have a whole 400 wilks and since I have placed well in some competitions, I am automatically a lifting genius and know more than Sheiko and Rippetoe combined"
Another squeaky voice buts in "Even though I spend my days playing shitty Steam games to no avail whatsoever, and pride myself on a diet of doritos and basically anything that will make me look like more of a chubby overgrown manchild, I still can't deadlift 420lbs despite me weighing 210lbs, but well..."
He is shut down when what sounds like a child screams "GOD I FUCKING HATE EVERYBODY I';M SUCH A PIECE OF SHIT I HATE EVERYTHING BTW GIVE ME ATTENTION ON PLG I AM PANZER NIGGER GIVE ME ATTENTION PLEASE I HAVE NO FRIENDS IN REAL LIFE YOU ARE MY ONLY FRIENDS PLEASE EVEN THOUGH I'M THE WORST FUCKING LIFTER IN THE GENERAL (ASIDE FROM ONE WHO SHALL NOT BE NAMED"
Boardshorts promptly uses his 11" height advantage to stomp PanzerJager into the ground, and says "I'm probably not the best lifter here, but at least I'm trying", some people clap for this surprising response.
They all turn and look at topkek100 sitting there quietly with his ugly fucking indian CURRY SHITSKIN face glaring at everyone creepily. He opens his mouth just slightly, and just when everyone thinks he's about to speak, he rips off his pants and takes a BIG FAT STINKY SMELLY SWEATY STEAMY TOPKEK100 DUNG DINGUS DOO DOO RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FUCKING BAR.
He just keeps losing. losing seems to be a trend with his life AHAHAHAHAHAHAJAHAHAHAHQQQQA
you've literally admitted that people say you're voice is shit. You qualified it by saying that you could still fuck them or something but you have already admitted your voice is pathetic.
>he can't deadlift
>he can't bench
>he's a cuckold who lives in downtown Toronto
>nobody in the world likes him
>there is nothing in his life other than insulting tripfrags on a Laotian meat board, handegg and whiskey
>his best squat is less (<) than 170kg
>he squats twice a week because that's literally all he can do because he destroyed his shoulder
>he claims he lost his virginity at 14
>he is immensely proud of a made up number of girls he has slept with
>he has a serious problem with alcohol
>he will never know what it's like to feel love
>he is an unironic closet homosexual, eg "Is it normal to fap to guys" - actual quote from instasync
And his name is Seen
Also I just spent the last four hours playing Das2 with Bryce
>calling other people twinks
>when he's a manlet twink
>with a literal 0kg total
>on a powerlifting message board
it really funny cause joffbitch won't go on tinychat cause he's a child and islet won't go on tiny chat either cause he's a SCARED LITTLE
if you have
Problem with me Sean then confront me on tiny chat
Or not then don't talk shit about an alpha, aka me; again
I started smolov at 165 kg squat and finished at 200 TODAY kgs. How can you fucking cunts say that its a meme?
I admit admit that my knees hurt and i gained 2 kgs bw, i also hated my life but w/e.
DARE O TALK THIT TO YYOUR MAJESTY AKA SEAN?
DO IT HERE
I DARE YOU