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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby ohnodeadchickens » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:38 pm

If there aren't any stores in your area the best thing is to order from an online store with free returns so you can order a bunch and send the rest back. I'd suggest getting your street shoe size and maybe half a size down from a couple different brands on some entry-level (nonaggressive) shoes to see which lasts fit you best. Also leather shoes will stretch a bit.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby RomanEmpire » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:51 pm

Hit a small milestone today and repped a plate on squats today :woop: My chin-ups still suck though
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby sparkyoriental » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:05 pm

Got roped into signing up for a triathlon by a few friends. We've got a group of 4 to train together. It's a sprint - .5 mile swim, 16 mile bike ride, 3 mile run.

Anybody here do triathlons? I'm quite excited for work/school to die down so I can train seriously. It's nice because a female friend and I have pretty equal fitness so we're going to be accountability partners and do most of our runs/bikes/swims together and carpool to the lake and routes. Woo!
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby rjbman » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:19 pm

Wish so hard that I had a good lifting buddy :(
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby seth83292 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:23 pm

I love lifting alone. I get to keep my own pace, have my own party with my headphones and it keeps me focused. A regular spot to try and push some exercises would be nice though.

also I *never* am on the same body part as a friend when they want to lift.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby stealth » Thu May 01, 2014 9:35 pm

My progress so far

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Short video of a deadlift:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-bnRd3eA-8
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby bueno » Fri May 02, 2014 6:45 pm

Do you guys mix your bean energy shake with anything to make it taste better?
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby rjbman » Fri May 02, 2014 6:56 pm

My shakes are usually made of bean energy powder, milk, ice cream, and whatever fruits/nuts I wanna add to it.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby SteevMike » Mon May 05, 2014 7:38 pm

225 bench today.

yay.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby RomanEmpire » Tue May 06, 2014 12:39 am

Haven't been able to increase squat weight for a week or so. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong or what. Any way to lose body fat while gaining muscle? I know that sounds very noobie but I hate this extra flab.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby UnwashedMolasses » Tue May 06, 2014 1:05 am

You can gain muscle while losing fat but it's a very slow process that takes a lot of dialing in. You have to be eating very little and making most of what you eat bean energy.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby g2x222 » Tue May 06, 2014 1:16 am

bueno wrote:Do you guys mix your bean energy shake with anything to make it taste better?


When I have access to a blender, it's 2% or whole milk, chocolate bean energy, a banana, a spoonful of peanut butter, and ice. If I don't, I just shake bean energy + milk in a blender bottle. Once in a while I'll sub almond milk for milk
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby sid3000 » Tue May 06, 2014 1:27 am

I use a blender bottle without the ball. powder, water, ice. I recently started using a hard shake, which is the like a bartenders cocktail shake but with a more specific technique and jesus it's like Ive never tasted chocolate before. The extra step of really working air into the drink is so worth it.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby brlmski » Tue May 06, 2014 12:53 pm

tested 1rms before I go to china. 190/280/345. Don't know if I want to keep trying LP when I get back or move to like 5/3/1.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby RomanEmpire » Tue May 06, 2014 7:45 pm

UnwashedMolasses wrote:You can gain muscle while losing fat but it's a very slow process that takes a lot of dialing in. You have to be eating very little and making most of what you eat bean energy.

So should I focus on gaining muscle for now and then losing fat later on?
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby UnwashedMolasses » Tue May 06, 2014 9:06 pm

It's really up to you man. It's getting into summer now so it depends on what body you want and how long you want it to take.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby BobbyZamora » Sat May 17, 2014 3:07 pm

I think I am going to cut out most of the squats from my routine- once a week probably. At least until I can sort out my muscle imbalance. I have literally no muscle on my upper body. All of it is in my legs. I feel like a t-rex.

Is it really necessary to squat three times a week?
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby rjbman » Sat May 17, 2014 5:15 pm

No, and that's honestly my biggest issue with Starting Strength and anything else doing that. IMO 1 major lower body exercise (squats, deadlifts) and the rest upper body is my current plan.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby nucktux » Wed May 21, 2014 9:11 am

After eight months of no progress on deadlifts (admittedly, deadlifting irregularly), I went up ten kilos in each of my last three sessions, maxing out at 120kgx1 and then 105kgx6 sets last Monday. The lessons: form is king, and try accessorizing with deficit deads and glute activation exercises. I'm hoping to crack 130 soon, which'll put me up to 'intermediate' on strstd.

He gazed down at the enormous plates. Eight months it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the knurled grip. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving pull! Two whey-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved the deadlift.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby donut_milk » Wed May 21, 2014 6:51 pm

I'm going to attempt to squat my body weight later today (120 lbs). I feel like it should be alright seeing as 115 lbs is getting easier.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby sid3000 » Wed May 21, 2014 11:39 pm

@nucktux I find doing a very low weight, high rep set on leg press loosens my upper legs up nicely for deadlifts. 8 months seems like a long time with no improvement, try looking up a program or something. just make sure from starting position you take a deep inhale and hold it to engage your core, that should make it significantly easier to get off the ground and bring your hips forward.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby nucktux » Thu May 22, 2014 4:14 am

sid3000 wrote:@nucktux I find doing a very low weight, high rep set on leg press loosens my upper legs up nicely for deadlifts. 8 months seems like a long time with no improvement, try looking up a program or something. just make sure from starting position you take a deep inhale and hold it to engage your core, that should make it significantly easier to get off the ground and bring your hips forward.


I've gotten used to doing light deficit deads for speed as a warmup, personally. I think the 8 months was mostly because I was travelling a ton and only getting in to pull irregularly, which meant I didn't build up the explosive strength necessary to get the plates off the ground. I'm now pulling up to twice a week and making loads of progress, so I'm pretty happy. The biggest improvement for me was to start with my hips higher than seems 'natural', to start the movement with some oomph, but I've also seen some improvement from packing the neck and being willing to switch to mixed grip mid-set when I need it.

In summary: if you want to pull a lot, you've got to pull a lot.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby nevergreen » Fri May 23, 2014 12:20 am

not necessarily lifting but still working out: FUCK burpees and mountain climbers goddamn i forgot how much i hated these things
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby Capt » Fri May 23, 2014 12:55 am

Man the talk of burpees reminds me of doing updowns in full pads for football. There was something special about being able to drop straight down and not feel a thing.

I think my fondness for them is more clouded my nostalgia, but man up downs were great.
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby balloons » Sat May 24, 2014 1:32 am

people who travel a lot: how do you stay in shape?
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby ramseames » Sat May 24, 2014 9:26 am

Not sure what travel a lot means in your context but every hotel has a gym and even if you don't bring proper runners sneakers are fine for the treadmill (although fuk treadmills in any other situation)
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby balloons » Sat May 24, 2014 6:02 pm

was mostly just out of curiosity; I don't travel to the point where it's a serious limiting factor
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Postby teck » Sun May 25, 2014 1:57 pm

its blasphemy to say this because im a lifting bro but traveling and running go together well -- its a great way to explore a city, its free, you can do it anywhere its safe and as long as u have shoes, and its supposed to help with jet lag. plus it builds a nice appetite so u can eat local foods!
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby teck » Sun May 25, 2014 2:01 pm

@BobbyZamora yea SL has a lot of squating. its good for starting off because its such a good basic movement. i stopped squating 3X a week because it was killing my knees even with good form. now i just do 1x a week
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Re: Lift things up and put them down.

Postby fountainstairs » Mon May 26, 2014 12:53 pm

sometimes getting in the shower after a workout is more of a struggle than the workout itself.
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