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Clearly this was a powerlifting related bet
Are weight classes not involved in powerlifting? Do you debate this fact? Or perhaps it was rather convienet of you to blow up like a balloon and disregard all things weight classes and wilks
I thought it would be safe to assume you would remain in your weight class
Had I known you would bend the rules, I would have stated such formalities initially - evidently not and you weren't beyond such low level scum tactics to achieve an otherwise I achievable goal of yours
I can't understand why he choose to gain weight so fast he definitely put on a lot of fat. inb4 heavier is better, yes but since you not really that competitive I would focus on wilks and gain weight a bit more slowly so you don't have to spend so much time cutting isley
One, you didn't specify what weight I had to ve
Two, I have been saying I intended to move into the 105s after brit jnrs since March last year.
And you know two because you know everything about us.
Also please don't try and reneg on our deal just when it looks like I can succeed. At least stick to your word.
(PS you didn't even say I had to do it unequipped)
George can you please record a vacaroo of you screaming
>come on Anon I believe in you, you can do it, grind, grind, grind!
>come on bestie, you can do it!
I need it for when I bench
Does anyone have that 4 day TM routine someone posted the other day? I meant to copy it down but forgot..
It was something like 5x5 @90% , then some paused reps on the recovery day but I forget the exact layout
For those who don't want to give Blaha views or search Smith's instagram:
"Outside of the occasional point here and there, Blaha is a fool and his main appeal is in trying to say that people who are accomplished are cheating so that people who aren't accomplished, like himself, can feel better about themselves." - CWS
Paused off floor
Competition wide sumo
I take creatine
Im 1 (one) kg heavier than last cycle. I'm a 97kg fake 105.
Last cycle I was low 97s and I water cut into the 93s which may explain some loss in strength. Also my retarded training rekt my squat with an injury
>He's scared he'll lose the bet if he agrees to water cut
idk, seems like a lot of people do "speedy" intermediate programs and get blown the fuck out after a couple months of alright gains and gain less overall than they would've on an "easy" program like 5/3/1
that's a matter of proper implication of the programme by uncoached trainees
that's why 5/3/1 is popular, it's 'fool proof' and anyone can plug in their numbers on a site, get a programme and make progress on it
that doesn't make 5/3/1 objectively any faster
When comes down to it, 5/3/1 (even with no modification) is smart, steady progress for intermediate lifters.
Anyone spouting that it's not "optimal" are missing the benefits. It's simple, steady, stupid proof, predictable, modifiable, and effective. Also, wendler has literature spouting how to change the programming when necessary.
Is it the best intermediate program? Impossible to say, because every lifter is different. IMO, 531 is a safe bet, though.
I don't regret a single month I spent on it. Look at Gabe Malone. He ran it for a year and hot really impressive numbers.
as ive said before, you're well past 140 now, you were probably good for 140 on that last competition. dont underestimate the shitness of water cuts lad
water cuts = no performance loss is a shit meme
Yeah even Richard said I have 142.5/145 in me right now. But I don't need to test that this month.
But yeah I agree with that, I was good for 140 last comp (justtttt) and I'm feeling good now
Tfw Bodorio and I are thriving on memeko
I never said anything less
doesn't make it objectively faster.
keep in mind this discussion was centred around cutting MORE volume from the vanilla 5/3/1 routine - which is why my point was cutting volume from an already objectively slow programme is being cautious to a fault.
>reading the whole argument before opining
be very afraid
he'll beat you with his powerful jutsus even if you weigh 50kg more in pure muscle
hes a demon
>patriots are going to lose to the panthers
my fucking sides
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Because when those muscles are tight they tend to pull your hips towards their other insertion point. The quads attaches on the front part of your ilium and pulls that towards your knee while your psoas attaches in your lumbar vertebrae and pulls them toward your femurs
>sheiko starts pretty light lad
>I don't need any sort of deload in between cycles
I think all of them are natty except cyclefag (at least all of the regulars), and birdshits is a high test natty or some shit like that
also you could try looking at the top of the workout for that day, it should be in that day's header
disregard above. nice job man
>making it to the owl
Bodyweight btw? I feel like bench has the strongest correlation of the 3, I'm feeling MUCH weaker despite increasing all other correlated assistance lifts.
At least someone remembered me at last :)
but anon we're all jealous of those better than us
ik. i have such a giant fucking boner for this scandi QT
I'm allowed to bully myself
So I decided to leave TM and opt for a more volume orientated program. I liked the ideas of Cuckols and decided to give it a try. I am using linear progression on squats because I'm coming back from an overuse injury and gradually rebuilding to my old numbers, rest goes as the program calls.
However the volume difference between TM and this is quite big. I am on the 2nd week and already getting aches in my joints and tendons in various places. I had to cut a few sets of ohp today because I was feeling the tendons at my elbows getting injured.
Basically the program feels great but my work capacity is totally shit and I can't handle the volume yet. How do I go from the volume of the original Texas Method to this gradually?
I dont know if this is the right place to ask, but can you do something like smolov jr. for skullcrushers and curls? I have trouble progressing on those and it starts to kill my motivation
>can't progress 3x5
>got further on 5x5 but still can't progress
>want to try microplates
>order microplates before Christmas
>still haven't arrived
I just want some consistent progression. I am so fucking sick of stalling.
Ive stalled more times than I've ever progressed and I've only ever ran programs like SS or SL
I'm going to make a suggestion, and my hope is that avon will correct me afterwords because i'm completely making this up
"Linear progression of volume across 3 phase cycles"
So lets say your Number Of LIfts (NOL) for squats on TM were 100, and the NOL for squats on Gnucks are 300
Every time you run a cycle of the program (which i assume is using phase potentiation: Hypertrophy block +-> strength block + -> peaking block = 1 cycle), you increase the volume in the cycle to a linear point inbetween the 100 NOL and 300 NOL
I'm just going to make up a ballpark number and say to go 20% of the way - I have NO reasoning why this is a good number. could be too much or not enough. So (300-100)*20% = 40 NOL
So first cycle , try going 100 + 40 = 140 NOL for squats. If you're squatting twice a week, then you would take (300-140) / 2 = 80 and thats the number of lifts you would need to reduce each session to get to 20% volume. Now obviously all these numbers are completely pulled out of my ass and are not representative at all. but yeah, you get the concept.
An even easier way to do it would be to take the NOL TM / NOL Gnucks = 100 / 300 = 33%
then 33+20 = 53%
Take NOL of Gnucks * 53% = 300 *53% = 159 NOL / 2 sessions a week = 80 NOL / session
again numbers are completely pulled out of my ass but you get the idea
again, this is just what i came up with intuitively and is most likely wrong, so take that howeever you want to
What is DUP?
In a very simplistic way :
Do X sets-reps with 70%
Next workout, do Y sets-reps with 80%
Next workout, do Z sets-reps with 90%
Next workout go back to X sets reps with 70% and a little more weight
You work between the two ends of the volume-intensity pendulum and can have a duration from a week to a whole multi-month training cycle, depending on your level
From 58kg to 80-81kg in 1 year.
Sorry for sounding rude btw
Thank you very much for the advice, do you know of any programs that use DUP? Or is it something I apply to self made programming?
Thanks for taking the time to write this norsie, you 've helped me again in the past. This all looks really reasonable, only question is : If I adjust the volume based on total training reps, aren't I gonna low ball the first few weeks because of the reduced intensity? Maybe I should do the math based on total poundage instead of just reps? Or try and take into account both?
my intuition says no
You might low ball it, but you can always just adjust it higher? I'm not sure desu man. I think adjusting via poundage might be misleading.
Personally, if i was doing it for myself, i would calculate NOL and adjust NOL explicitly to working reps / top set reps only and leave warmups out. i know reflecting on sheiko that wouldn't work excplicitly so you may have to be tactful on the weird days (like in sheiko, they have those stupid scatter pyramids- idk how to adjust this to that concept)
Alright, I ll use what you suggested as a starting point and adjust accordingly. What do I do now? I've already run 1,5 week of the 3 week mesocycle (after which gnucks suggests you take a deload and then rerun the cycle adding 2.5-5kg). Just start over and do the next training day with newly adjusted volume?
are you already #rekt?
if thats too much volume and its ruining you, then maybe just hit the deload early, and start the next cycle w/ added 2.5-5 kg with the new adjusted volume?
idk if thats smart or not, honestly.
I will go that way and seems like the smart thing to do. I think I am already flirting with overuse injuries if I keep up with this pace without adjustments, my connective tissue is just not used to it yet. Plus upping the weight won't be a problem at all, the weight feels relatively light in all lifts because I was used to the high intensities and RPEs of TM. It's the total amount of reps which is the problem, so deload + slightly upping weights + volume adjustment should work, thanks man
Can't believe I've sunken so low to ask such a question...
No progression drives a man insane.
you're splitting hairs for the sake of splitting hairs now. you know what the argument is regardless of the answer
but to humour you - I count any of the 4 or whatever it is generic templates posed in the book or even on the online 5/3/1 calculator iirc (seen both ages ago)
one of the variations is basically you do the 5/3/1 lift for that day and you leave - so if the most basic set up counts as a 'variation', then I assume any of those in the original book are 'vanilla'.
I think keeping the big but boring work is still a good idea just for the number of repetitions in terms of how to improve your efficiency and practice at the movement.
However while cutting its walking a very fine line with volume. Starting at 40% for a couple sets of 10 is a good idea but if you decide to cycle up to 50 or 60% I would recommend reducing the total number of repetitions in each set from 10 down to 8 or 6.
Keep in mind that the important part of 531 is the working sets and not the accessory movements especially when you are cutting.
Good luck friend.
Thanks bb. Will do. I'm not entirely unused to volume work, back when I first started lifting I did a 3x8 progression for bench and squat. Didn't know much at all about lifting. Doing that at all was extremely stupid, especially for squat. Added 5 lbs every 2 weeks to my bench, added 30 lbs to my bench in the time it took me to cut 30 lbs, which was 30 weeks.
In my opinion it's a really stupid silly argument.
I get frustrated when I hear people calling 531 a meme. Any program that gives you progress is a good program for powerlifting. Debating about how optimal the program is is hard to define because you have to take into account too many factors to say for certain if you were comparing it to another intermediate program.
I think that for intermediate level lifters Wendler has provided some really easy to understand literature that might help them understand programming. He even gets into autoregulation and beyond 531 which is pretty forward thinking.
What I'm trying to say is that 531 is a great program if you read the books and understand it and how to alter it to fit your needs. It's an OK program to recommend to somebody who has an intermediate lifter who still responds to lower frequency and lower volume. It especially has its place for lifters that are otherwise somewhat injury prone, older, or on a deficit
you're evidently just full on the defensive with 5/3/1 now and/or not read everything that has been said.
I've not once said anything about optimisation or said its a bad programme or anything to that effect. "objectively slow" was used very purposefully to illustrate my main point - which is
>severely cutting volume from an objectively slow programme is overly cautious and a waste of time
this was prompted by some guy suggesting 3x5 @50% - which is ridiculously low as part that makes up like half of the routine. its not a sufficient workload to add any training effect to the routine and is just a time waste for the sake of being cautious.
you keep responding saying
>b-b-but its works you guys are dumb and close minded! unlike me!
which isn't what's being discussed here. I even touched on that for you in
take your head out of your ass - no one has been bashing 5/3/1. everyone in this discussion is ADVISING it, we're discussing the best way to implement it.
looking back at old records now, I have actually sustained for long periods of time on 150g or less.
I've been eating about 100-150 for the last 2 months and have felt no loss of strength while on a 100 calorie deficit.
Competition in 2 weeks will let me know if it may be a factor.
Lads am I supposed to grind in BB? I killed Rom and I'm at a point where there are 3 different bosses I could fight (darkbeast, amygdala, and martyr whatshisname) and I'm not doing any damage to them.
>you're a weak person and a waste of time.
And you're a mad dude on a cartoon spank forum. Relax, the world doesn't function in absolutes.
Debating the accessory work of 5/3/1 is just mental masturbation. Sorry if your ending was unsatisfying.
Go lift and relax a bit.
>tried for that pause 315, got like 6 seconds and could feel my lumbar collapsing so i quit lol
Ha. So that means (for once) that I'm slightly stronger than you at a bullshit arbitrary pissing contest!
>Lotus (30 secs?)
Anyone else want to try sudoku by front squat?
>puts 2c forward
>2c is proven useless and unhelpful
>lol mad chill out i didn't even really care
back pedalling anthem.
maybe if you weren't so insecure about 5/3/1 you wouldn't jump to conclusions and come to it's defence every time it's name gets said
saying 'K.' is essentially you pouting and going 'whatever' when you're proven wrong and I just pointed out how weak of you that was.
>flatmates having a party
>i'm hiding in my room
>hear a door knocking
>I jump up and open the door excitedly
>they were knocking on the door across from my room
>about 5 people just stare at me in my shirt and shorts and my flatmate goes "sorry"
1dl rice + chicken breast for lunch and dinner, 40+40=80
500g of quark = 80+ 45=125g
500ml of milk = 125+15 =140g
Typical day = 140g
on lifting days (5/7 days):
+some protein bar 15-20g or so
+some whey shake or sumpn
This ended up being it
Here's a TM 4day split:
Squat 5x5 80-90%
Bench 5x5 70-80% (touch and go) - OR 3x5 + Closegrip Bench 2x5 a bit lighter
Snatch Deadlift 3x5 70-80%
Weighted Chinups 3x5
Cable Rows 3x8-12
DB Supinating Curls 3x8-12
Incline Hammer Curls 3x8-12
Paused Squat 3x5 70%
Split Squats 3x8-12
Cable Crossovers 3x8-12
Lateral Raises 3x8-12
Squat 1x5 - alternate with 5x1
Bench 1x5 - alternate with 5x1 (competition bench)
Deadlift 1x5 - alternate with 3x1
Also, I want to incorporate speed work, bench block, and slingshot in my routine.
I was thinking speed work on recovery day, then 1x5 on friday, and working up to a heavy triple with the slingshot afterward...
Would I die?
>1dl rice + chicken breast for lunch and dinner, 40+40=80
>500g of quark = 80+ 45=125g
>500ml of milk = 125+15 =140g
Bullshit. You're 110 kgs off-season, that's less than what I eat at sub-90.
>I was thinking speed work on recovery day, then 1x5 on friday, and working up to a heavy triple with the slingshot afterward...
Definetily do speed work on RD, it's light and won't fatigue you much. Dunno about the rest.
I don't know the gram count, but I the protein I eat on the daily:
two tablespoons of peanut butter
one cup of fiber cereal
one cup of shredded wheat cereal
two scoops of whey
a large volume of 1% milk
one large chicken breast
one bratwurst-type sausage
one tin of sardines
six eggs (this is hit or miss depending how I feel)
Ok so I noticed today that with pause squats i feel a lot of tension in my adductors and hams at the bottom of the squat. But when I don't pause I feel as if I'm losing this tension
Any advice on how to remain tight when performing quicker reps with the stretch reflex. Feels like my hams just turn off if i descend too quick
>work and other life stuff interfering with training
>have had exactly two uninterrupted weeks of training since August
>missing at least four of my six sessions this week
Fucking kill me, plg. Just end my suffering.
I've been squaring lmao2pl8+5kg and my knees have been feeling it. I notice I do move them a little when going up but it does not seem like much. Also it only feels sore like right above my knees. How do I fix? Do I need to lower the weight?
I used to take 60mg Vyvanse. Stopped working so my doc gave me Adderall. Used to take them both at the same time because even the Adderall didn't work. My heart felt like it was gonna explode when I did cardio.
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Day 91 blog:
Squat: definitely feeling it from yesterday's failed lift. 135x1, 225x1, 315x1, 405x1 SOMETHING AINT RIGHT HERE
SPRINT TO BATHROOM 1X1
EXPLOSIVE DIARRHEA 1XF
casually resume squatting
455x1, 475x1 deep
Deadlifts: 135x1, 225x1, 315x1, 405x1, 455x1, 495x1 got away from me a little but it was easy and mostly clean. Need to work on pulling the slack out better.
I don't know if there's a 'good' way to do it, but I had a similar thing and had to just make a conscious effort of making a quick descent and a quick reversal for my training reps.
Lost a bunch of strength because of vacation and seasonal depression causing training problems, what should I be doing to regain my strength/make gains given that I will have little to no recovery issues to deal with?
>How did the 355 beltless back squat go?
Much easier than the front squat, lol.
Could probably go longer, but was feeling a little fatigued from DL work yesterday.
Might try some breathing paused work with 405 next.
Good session today, regardless.
Did you do your 355 yet?
>that I will have little to no recovery issues to deal with?
It looked much easier. I did some lockout DL work after my front squats as well so my lower back is feeling it. I'll do my 355 later tonight and upload early in the morning. Shooting for 60seconds.
Sometimes I want to, but I'm having fun with my westside conjugate stuff.
Anyway, I'm not missing sessions because they take too long, but because I have no wiggle room in my schedule. I have an hour at night after work, commuting, and the gym for dinner and getting to bed, so if something happens at work or something, I'm just unable to lift without sacrificing a bunch of sleep.
It's only temporary (internship), but it really really sucks.
One more week...
>mfw all of this, then I'm going on a cut in the spring
Just fuck my gains up.
>the numbered programs feature a thrice weekly training frequency. Generally speaking, the bench is trained on all three days, the squat is trained on Monday and Friday, and the deadlift is trained on Wednesday.
Exactly what I was thinking of already, time to get raped by volume because it's Sheiko.
>Shooting for 60seconds.
Good luck, man!
I actually really like long paused work now. I'm feeling much more mobile, and also much more comfortable in the hole (that's what she said).
Also, it confuses the young athletes in our weight room :)
tbqh I still say daily max, even if it's only three or four days a week, it's going to mean a little more consistency and it's very low stress.
Have fun roidbreh. When gainz slow down add a fourth day of lighter deadlifts and benching/variants
>powerlifting team/club at my university
>some of them are pretty strong (~7pl8 squats, 3pl8 bench)
>I'm barely 1/2/3/4
what stats should I try to have before joining attempting to communicate with these animals? I don't want to look small af and get embarrassed
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Is it bad that I'm rubbing blood off my keyboard? slightly offtopic questions.
I'm just afraid too many people do them prong desu.
IF i was saber I'd comment, but I reckone you're in control. tobeeh.
I wasn't about to deload that bar for a poop.
Just join them, and absorb as much as you can from them. Big lifters 99/100 times want to help people who are interested in being helped.
So Sabretooth, do you take into consideration horization (and what not) adductionion (and what not) when designign programs for clients?
Hey, thank you. legitimately (?). Forgot I rubbed blood off my hands off to the keyboards.
Close to 200g from meat sources/regular food. Thinkgen of cutting out some carbs for a week or so because fuck christmas.
Impressed Buda could hold that long tBh. What's your best Seen? With your [spoiler]father[/spoiler] present ofc.
How do I work on my grip strength?
I'm limited to 195 on my deadlift because my hands keep slipping no matter how hard I grip, it just worsens the calluses on my hand. Do I just have to wait for these things to develop or is there something I can do?
Unlikely. The rest of the world isn't /fit/. You'd only get made fun of if you walked around like you had a huge dick and didn't take their advice. People make friends with people who are into the same things as them (like lifting barbells).
Just do it. You won't regret it. I purposely went and made friends with the dude at my school who squats over a grand in gear, benches 500 raw, and looks scary as fuck. He's actually really cool and I learned a lot from him.
tbqqqqqh you could probably skip the lightweight holds and just hold "most" of your last reps for "a few" seconds and get the same effect.
Right lads, good nights Falling asleep just sitting here by the pool hoping for better days...
Good nights for all of you fuckers, wherever you might oar [my friends] and wherever you might end up.
And don'l acknowledge twinks unless I approve
I think I've finally hit a fatigue wall. I haven't squatted or deadlifted since Saturday, which was a couple singles at 80%, and I couldn't even deadlift a single at 85% today. I tried like 4 times.
Overhand grip, no chalk. The gym I go to isn't like that, I have to do my deadlifts in front of the squat rack.
I'd wear gloves but I don't want to look like a faggot. I'm 165ish so my deadlift (195 x 5) is pretty weak, according to symmetric strength its my weakest lift, I just feel like I'm being held back by not being able to hold the bar. It keeps slipping to my fingertips, then I drop it and feel bad for making noise.
Also wanted to say I set 2 pr's today (205 x 5 squat and 145 x 5 bench) and i have no one to share with.
>attempting to communicate
Just talk to them honestly and no-nonsense. Half the fun of getting stronger is sharing it with those that want to get strong too. Keep an open mind, they might be friendly.
>I wasn't about to deload that bar for a poop.
Did you scamper over to a stranger and whisper "don't let anyone touch this bar" before lumbering off? (I'm guilty of this).
Said the insolent, lonely boy to nobody that cared about him.
>Good nights for all of you fuckers
Get your rest. The brain needs it like the body does. Adios, friend.
>I couldn't even deadlift a single at 85% today. I tried like 4 times.
CNS is fried (or whatever mystery mechanism). Time to eat, sleep, and keep it lighter for a few days.
Is your resting heart rate elevated more than normal? Do you feel like you couldn't hold the bar DOH for very long with even small weight on it? CNS is usually the culprit.
Gloves won't help, mixed grip, chalk, and improving your grip strength actually will. There's no reason to stick to double overhand and if anyone ever says you should, demand a current body pic because they are 100% dyel or lying.
Used to be me, I got a few years older, I realized what I actually cared about, I stopped giving a fuck what other people thought about what I cared about. You'll be fine lad, you're still growing. We all are.
I'm so close to being a successful chad it's not fair
My fucking bitch ass feelings RUIN EVERYTHING and are the only reason I'm not super happy and the envy of 99% of males my age
I may as well be a shut in NEET faggot who faps to ponies all day
Alright, X-fit here, I use to be fit, got weak and fat again.
What should I start with weight wise? I'm still able to do body weight shit like pullup's and what not, but now that I'm getting back into WEIGHTS I have no idea were to start. Should I just waste a night messing around and see what feels right? is there a number like 70% of Body weight or something?
I'm almost 28. Anxiety will hit you now and then but just get over it lmao. Really though, a little panic response here and there is normal, just focus on what needs to be done and do it. And if there's nothing to be done, fuck it, at least until there's a chance you can actually do something.
Stay active, not just in the weightroom but in work, at school, whatever. Downtime is just time for you to overthink shit and get all up your own ass. Being social can be tiring, but hey, if you're tired, at least you'll sleep well.
Yeah I'm a DYEL blueman with soft womanly hands
This, pretty much. Also what he said later >>35607548.
Such it is, when you're forced downstream on a current you don't really care for. During, tho, you'll find you manage just fine (taking the macro perspective), and you'll begin to trust yourself and your instincts, if not others you'll do so later.
Trust your choices, because they do not come unwarranted. They've been waiting for their moment. You won't recognize them until later, but you might not be able to justify them as of yet either.
Really tho lads, just live, familia. That's all there is to it. Nothing more, nothing less. No meaning other than that which you fill it with, no meaning other than that which you insist upon its meaning. The more you accept it, the more free you'll feel despite the feeling of being trapped on this small, insignificant planet. There comes a time, you'll find, at which our time is the end of a time, the beginning of a time, yet a way to begin, the
>tfw it considers me world class
its a pretty good feel guys
dear lawd senpai, making meals for next couple days
>broccoli, peas & a tuscan veggie blend w/ little olive oil and seasonings for side veggies
>making 4.1 lbs of chicken breast, going to make: Chicken & veggie fajitas, chicken and southwest veggies (corn, beans, onions peppes), chicken w/ BBQ sauce and chicken salads with feta cheese vinaigrette
>made 500+ grams of greek yogurt for breakfast tomorrow: 227 g plain greek yogurt, 227 g honey sweetened greek yogurt, 140 grams frozen raspberries
>making individual protein packs w/ 2 scoops muscle milk chocolate + 20 grams of carbs from nesquick chocolate syrup
fuuuuuggg i love food so much
>tfw went 150 kcals over my goal of 1000 kcal deficit today after bedtime protien
There's no reason not to join them at all man
>3 pl8 bench
pretty good for lower weight classes, once you get into 93, 105, 120 thats pretty statistically average i think
>7 pl8 squat
a 675 squat is pretty damn good. even as a SHW thats a pretty exceptional squat on the local level.
ok, this makes WAY more sense.
I really doubt they squat 7pl8 m8. not saying they couldn't, though.
Yeah, but do you have a baller symmetry score?
Obviously yeah, what I mean is like the next number I should be trying to get at in every category. It helps me stay motivated and I respond a lot better to it than trying to look aesthetic.
Yeah in the long run I think it'll all work out but hard to just brush it off with that when all you want is for everything to fuck off and die
Doesn't help I'm an introvert got myself into an extroverts career
they don't give out participation medals at worlds
>128.4 kg this morning
>been eating ~3300 kcals for a 1000 kcal deficit average
>normally around 200g protein, following RP i'm hitting 220-240
JUICY RECOVERY DAY TODAY
5 weeks until my meet. Feeling real good. the "estimated 1 rep max" on my body symmetry picture here is my goal for the meet. 5'11", 258 lbs.
Ah, yeah, here we are (basically). Doing things that might work, and doing those things for the volume that'll surely be useful. It's good to see Tbh. You know what to do, generally, so just fucking do it.
>Yeah in the long run I think it'll all work out but hard to just brush it off with that when all you want is for everything to fuck off and die
Seems like this is a little case of, and I hate to say it really because it speaks volumes of what you're getting into but, "fake it 'til you make it".
I sincerely believe that you'll eventually find that you, and you won't know it until it's happening, have actually developed a taste for life as opposed to death, which it seems you currently have and affection towards.
In my experience, the only stuff that's helped is either to delve deep into it or to seek out help in either friends, family, or among professionals. IMHE, family is awkward, helpful friends are hard to come by, and professionals will take their time before coming to you. That said, close friends are likely to be the easiest to talk with. Please contact professionals if you are at a level at which "normal" people would contact professionals.
I won't recommend delving into your psyche. Starting such an endeavour may prove an inexorable spiral towards depths hitherto unknown. From my heart, please don't endeavour this.
Your "extrovert career" may prove your strength. Which career are we talking of?
what are you talking about lol
are you drinking? if so i'm envious. i want a beer really badly right now
Here's mine guys. Be gentle :3
Pretty accurate estimates, albeit flattering.
>are you drinking?
Yeah, and sufficiently so.
Don't be tempted. It'll only postpone your worries until the morrow and the weekend, and ultimately cascade into a river of sorrows come April and May. It's 5AM now and I'm still not tempted to sleep.
>mfw told roommates it would feel sweeeet to go home to sleep early (~00AM)
the ride never ends
if i can make it to scandi land i want to drink w/ u m8
Oh and btw Im not suicidal I just often wish I could block out the world for good periods of time. Im the guy who has mentioned a few times he has sleep issues so Im pretty much always tired to some degree.
Definitely seems like a direction in which you can bring your introversion to fruition. I mean, you can probably act out your extroversion only so much, but learn negotation and you'll probably come up with the greatest solutions to such related issues.
Improving working memory is actually related to such things, unless I really misread and misinterpreted. The working memory part of the brain is the same part which is used for emotional response, IIRC.