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#24068 - Elk (01/17/2015) [-]
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**Elk rolled image** Jesus Christ, I just got back from the gym. I'm freaking exhausted.

I actually haven't eaten much today either. I was hungry when I got out of bed this morning, but I don't like to eat when I first wake up, so I just cut a small slice of pizza in half to hold me off for a bit. After my workout, I had some Muscle Milk Fuck you, I like Muscle Milk.

I'm sure I've had less than 400 calories, but I still feel great.

How is your day going, guys?
User avatar #24073 to #24068 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/17/2015) [-]
Is the picture rolling and the autobiographies necessary?
User avatar #24197 to #24073 - teoberry (01/19/2015) [-]
his autobiography is the same as you posting your meal every day kek
#24075 to #24073 - Elk (01/17/2015) [-]
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**Elk rolled image** No.
User avatar #24062 - Ryu (01/17/2015) [-]
I'm 6ft and 9stone, I have no idea about getting toned.
I wanna get toned and bulk up a bit and know nothing about fitness. What are the does and don't s of eating/drinking and a simple work out
User avatar #24065 to #24062 - europe (01/17/2015) [-]
Lot speaks the truth
Never skip leg day
User avatar #24064 to #24062 - lotengo (01/17/2015) [-]
The entire thing is WAY to big to explain in an FJ board.
Evn the TL;DR version would be to large. But i can give you a few focal points.

1: Pick a workout routine and stick with it. Dont change excercises every day
2: Form > weight
3: Free weights > workout machines
4: Never skip leg day
5: Never skip leg day
6: Squat and deadlift
7: Hydration is key
8: A good diet is 85% of fitness
9: Pick a good gym
10: Remember that you wont reach your goals in a few weeks.

And try to read this: forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=156380183 forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=136691851 forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=123915821 forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=139911893 startingstrength.com/index.php/site#.VLp-B1WBauY
User avatar #24069 to #24064 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/17/2015) [-]
11. Remember that you won't reach your goals in a few months, probably not even a year too.
User avatar #24070 to #24069 - lotengo (01/17/2015) [-]
12. Never skip leg day
User avatar #24071 to #24070 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/17/2015) [-]
I skip it all the time :^ )
User avatar #24072 to #24071 - lotengo (01/17/2015) [-]
Nobody loves you, not evn your mother
User avatar #24074 to #24072 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/17/2015) [-]
I'm waiting till semester 2 before I restart leg day. I also want to mix it with ab exercises because leg day would otherwise be too small.
User avatar #24076 to #24074 - marinepenguin (01/17/2015) [-]
My leg days are a lot longer usually.
User avatar #24078 to #24076 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/17/2015) [-]
What do u have again?
User avatar #24079 to #24078 - marinepenguin (01/17/2015) [-]
What do you mean by "what do I have?"
User avatar #24080 to #24079 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/17/2015) [-]
on leg day?
User avatar #24081 to #24080 - marinepenguin (01/17/2015) [-]
Well right now I'm doing calf raises, hamstring curls, and an alternating set of RDLs and leg extensions. I'm also doing the 20 rep squat program on a different schedule. But this is pretty low in volume compared to normal. I usually do sprints, Bulgarian split squats or goblet squats, and either lunges or some other single legged movement.
User avatar #24082 to #24081 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/17/2015) [-]
You do most of these with just a barbell and a bench?
User avatar #24084 to #24082 - marinepenguin (01/17/2015) [-]
I have a special bench that allows me to do ham curls and leg extensions. But everything else doesn't need special equipment.
User avatar #24085 to #24084 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/17/2015) [-]
and RDLs are Romanian deadlifts?
User avatar #24083 to #24082 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/17/2015) [-]
except for calf raises of course.
#24061 - sideism ONLINE (01/17/2015) [-]
does anyone have the source for the song in this?
does anyone have the source for the song in this?
#24110 to #24061 - jvcjvc (01/17/2015) [-]
it is the song from the shrek movie.
User avatar #24067 to #24061 - studbeefpile ONLINE (01/17/2015) [-]
You're in the wrong neighborhood
User avatar #24091 to #24067 - sideism ONLINE (01/17/2015) [-]
i used to listen to this song when i worked out but i cant remember the name of it
#24059 - Ken M (01/17/2015) [-]
So, I'm thinking if I finally set an ultimatum for myself, I'll finally start working out. Like, if I don't lose a set amount of weight by the beginning of next semester, I put a bullet through my head.

Honestly, this is the last thing that I can hold over my head, figuratively and somewhat literally. I don't care enough about just about anything and I mostly just exist because I figure I have to stop not caring eventually. I have no goals, no ambitions, no desires aside from comfort and necessities. If I finally have a real goal, I might be able to shake myself out of this.

5 foot, 9 inches tall, male, ~240 lbs with some muscle from previous sports and workout experiences growing up.
#24060 to #24059 - Ken M (01/17/2015) [-]
Forgot to ask the big question: What weight should I try to set as a goal for 8 months from now?
#24063 to #24060 - skeptum ONLINE (01/17/2015) [-]
I would say try and set a goal for around 190-200 pounds, I lost around 45 pounds in 10 months and I'm very happy with my progress. Good luck brother.
#24077 to #24063 - Ken M (01/17/2015) [-]
thanks, will update with progress maybe.
#24056 - zekonos (01/17/2015) [-]
What would be a good way to use swimming to supplement a normal lifting workout plan? I usually lift three times a week (chest/tris, back/bis, legs/shoulders, along with 1/2 hr cardio after each workout). I was thinking about adding a swim day on the weekend where I swim, but I don't really know how long for or what strokes to do and stuff. I know how to swim but it's been awhile.

Any advice?
User avatar #24057 to #24056 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/17/2015) [-]
Check how well your swim cardio is. Do a alternating frontcrawl to backcrawl to breaststroke and see how long you can go at a medium pace. Then just practice trying to increase it.

You can try isolating your kick with a flutterboard and your arm strokes with one of those pool sponges that you put in between your thighs so you don't move your legs, for practice.
User avatar #24041 - cptmongtard (01/16/2015) [-]
Come on, /fit/, what did you eat and drink today?

1 plate of stir-fry with noodles and rice
1 bowl of Peach and Apricot Special K
4 forkfuls of Tuna

500ml Creatine Monohydrate/water
Loads of just water
250ml Ribena, 1 part juice to 4 parts water
#24049 to #24041 - Ken M (01/16/2015) [-]
a fuckton of propel
and one piece of pizza
whenever i workout i eat less for some reason.
User avatar #24050 to #24049 - cptmongtard (01/16/2015) [-]
What is a propel?
#24051 to #24050 - Ken M (01/16/2015) [-]
zero calorie water with a bit of flavor.
User avatar #24052 to #24051 - cptmongtard (01/16/2015) [-]
Oh I may have to look into that. I love water as it is but flavour might help me eat less
#24053 to #24052 - Ken M (01/16/2015) [-]
propelwater.com/

it's in most stores. its good shit. has vitamins and stuff in it. i could never just drink water I had to add something to it. there are a ton of different brands to choose from, but propel is my favorite. the self claimed "workout water"
User avatar #24054 to #24053 - cptmongtard (01/16/2015) [-]
Ah cool, I do need to get more vitamins and stuff so I'll have to make an investment. Thanks, dude!
User avatar #24047 to #24041 - teoberry (01/16/2015) [-]
a fuckton of water
peanut butter on whole grain toast
leftover stuf ft mystery meat (legit dont know what I was eating)
a whole rotisserie chicken from safeway because I was hungry.
User avatar #24048 to #24047 - cptmongtard (01/16/2015) [-]
Damn, I love eating chickens
User avatar #24042 to #24041 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/16/2015) [-]
I slip some "Special K" into ladies drinks from time to time.
User avatar #24045 to #24042 - teoberry (01/16/2015) [-]
kek it's the only way you'd get poon
User avatar #24055 to #24045 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/17/2015) [-]
I'm still in love with that girl so I wouldn't want any.
User avatar #24113 to #24055 - teoberry (01/17/2015) [-]
fuck her right in the pussy
User avatar #24117 to #24116 - teoberry (01/17/2015) [-]
its never too soon for a good dicking
User avatar #24118 to #24117 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/17/2015) [-]
I don't wanna play it that way with her.
User avatar #24189 to #24118 - teoberry (01/18/2015) [-]
then you're a pussy
User avatar #24192 to #24189 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/19/2015) [-]
Sure. She's not the type to have sex, she's a virgin and I honestly couldn't care.
User avatar #24193 to #24192 - teoberry (01/19/2015) [-]
then you gotta make her the type
User avatar #24194 to #24193 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/19/2015) [-]
No thanks. That's an akward and risk taking road to go on.
User avatar #24195 to #24194 - teoberry (01/19/2015) [-]
your loss
User avatar #24043 to #24042 - cptmongtard (01/16/2015) [-]
Haha, nothing like a little date rape
#24040 - Ken M (01/16/2015) [-]
Been doing walk sprints, which is essentially walking on a 3 setting for 2 minutes (1/10th mile) and then boostng it to the highest setting which is unfortunately only 10 for another 1/10th of a mile. I've been doing this for about 1.5-2 miles which equates to about 7-10 hard sprints. I've been doing this for around 4 months now.

Problem now is, that I feel like I could move it up to 1.5/10ths or 2/10ths of a mile on the sprinting, but this would definitely sacrifice distance. Since I lead a very inactive lifestyle and am unable to lift this is really the only exercise I can work my hardest on and feel rather exhausted afterwords.
on days where i don't run I have a small bodyweight routine. essentially 3x25 situps, pushups, bench dips, 3x60 oblique workout and 3 1 minute planks. It's actually really helped definition and toning more than i thought it would, more so in pectoral area.
User avatar #24032 - teoberry (01/16/2015) [-]
Two questions. First off, when I DL (mostly trap bar), I've noticed I can't really keep my shoulder blades back. This could just be because of my proportions, because even with just 1 plate a side I couldn't keep them back. Hell, I even tried just the bar for form purposes and my shoulders just don't stay back, after a couple reps they just kinda hunch forward no matter what I do. Any upper back/shoulder exercises that could help me with this?

Second question is a kind of health one. The past few days I've been on adderall (20mg) because I've been studying for my math diploma, worth 50% of my grade. The only thing I've noticed is a slightly elevated heart rate, but since it's not a prescription I don't have any consultation. Do y'all think it's safe to keep lifting as long as I go a bit easy and stay away from cardio?
User avatar #24058 to #24032 - studbeefpile ONLINE (01/17/2015) [-]
Seated horizontal rows, and make sure you're fully retracting your scapula.
User avatar #24114 to #24058 - teoberry (01/17/2015) [-]
tanks bbg
#24039 to #24032 - Ken M (01/16/2015) [-]
Adderall is essentially meth, a stimulant. Stay away from other stimulants (i.e. caffeine). You shouldn't have an effect that's more than say 12 hours if it's slow release. Make sure that your are very well hydrated (drink water, no other nonsense). It will help even out the metabolic processing of the drug.

It can make you dizzy, and you are supposed to be careful around heavy machinery/vehicles. I wouldn't do anything dangerous on it. You really shouldn't see that much of a heart rate, don't take other shit with it unless you want to get yourself rekt.

Take it when you need an can devote yourself to what it is that your are taking it for. This isn't something your should be riding on a regular basis if you don't need it. Lift your weights early or late in the day, you'll be happier for it.
User avatar #24038 to #24032 - cptmongtard (01/16/2015) [-]
I got into the shape I'm in now, which is the best shape of my life so far, whilst alcoholic and addicted to diazepam. I wouldn't worry about it until you start to feel an effect, then maybe check it out and slow it down a little
#24037 to #24032 - baglesbites ONLINE (01/16/2015) [-]
For a stronger upper back, do some barbell rows, face pulls, power cleans, chin ups, pull ups, dumbbell rows, cable rows... The list is really long, just focus on 2 or 3 of them such as power clean, chin up and bb row. As for shoulders, just overhead press and maybe a rear delt fly/ face pull to prevent future imbalance.
User avatar #24028 - cptmongtard (01/16/2015) [-]
Okay so I've been lifting now for the better part of a year, been making great progress and recently I started cutting. I was fat for a long time and now that I've lost most of that I love it. Takes a lot for me not to get big headed but I stay grounded. Love my success with girls recently etc but I'm starting boxing. I know that it gets you majorly shredded, great cardio and all of that, but is it a bad idea if I want to stay relatively aesthetic?
#24035 to #24028 - Ken M (01/16/2015) [-]
an hour of boxing isn't going to hurt you. if anything its gonna help build more muscle because you are using ones you don't normally use. you're boxing for an hour, not running. the most cardio you'll do is probably the 5 minutes of jumprope or shadowboxing.
#24029 to #24028 - KungFuZerO (01/16/2015) [-]
That just depends on your definition of aesthetic. If you like the lean and muscular look or you still have fat mass to lose, boxing would be great. If you're already lean and want big shoulders, defined forearms, juicy legs, etc, the cardio will probably take away from all of that.
User avatar #24030 to #24029 - cptmongtard (01/16/2015) [-]
I was thinking more along the lines of the aesthetic lost from getting punched in the face 50 times
#24044 to #24030 - KungFuZerO (01/16/2015) [-]
oh haha, na, chicks dig scars
User avatar #24046 to #24044 - cptmongtard (01/16/2015) [-]
I've been in relationships with girls that are into the aspects of me that are darker. They are invariably crazy.
#24021 - friendofaf ONLINE (01/16/2015) [-]
Hey guys. I've started working out again and I'm trying to gain weight but eventually ill start a cutting diet. I currently weigh 80kg and am 6'1. How will I know when to start cutting? Is it when I'm content with my build?
User avatar #24025 to #24021 - lotengo (01/16/2015) [-]
Just keep bulking up for at least 1 year.
And decide when you start cutting based on your looks. If you are starting to get uncomfortable with fatpercentage you can start cutting
#24026 to #24025 - friendofaf ONLINE (01/16/2015) [-]
Alright. Thanks mate
User avatar #24014 - marinepenguin (01/16/2015) [-]
Hit 220 for 20 on squats. Was strong for the first 15. Last 5 was rough, but bearable. 225 will take a lot of mental hype from me, I am now dreading the squatting days, but I also feel as if my form and my general strength is a ton better. I've never felt so stable and confident throughout a set like I have been these last few squatting days.
User avatar #24019 to #24014 - studbeefpile ONLINE (01/16/2015) [-]
das it mayne

I feel you though, I really don't enjoy deadlifting in sets of more than 10. Like, that stuff is fucking hard as hell man, I'd much rather do sets of 5 and shit. But the gains you get from those 15-20s man.....incredible.

#RepCyclingGainsOfPeace
#24012 - KungFuZerO (01/16/2015) [-]
Overheard a woman say jogging is good bc when you bob up and down, you're "really shaking loose that intramuscular fat"

5x5 disappointment
4x12 trying not to correct her
Stifle a laugh to fail

#24022 to #24012 - Elk (01/16/2015) [-]
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**Elk rolled image** In her defence, there used to be a machine that would shake you and was supposed to help you lose fat. I never saw how that helped, but I don't think it's 100% her fault.
User avatar #24017 to #24012 - alicorn (01/16/2015) [-]
this is why it's so hard for people to get fit
#24010 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/16/2015) [-]
This is today. I'm trying to get between 2500-3000 calories. The McDonald's was a rare occasion, hanged out with friends during classes because we rebellious G's
#24013 to #24010 - Ken M (01/16/2015) [-]
eat around 5 small pieces of pizza and you get about 1500 calories. it doesn't really fill you up that long, and it certainly is the opposite of healthy. in fact, pizza is probably one of the worst foods for you. but if you're going for calories thats the way to do it.
User avatar #24023 to #24013 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/16/2015) [-]
I could have easily eaten more, my problem isn't getting enough calories.
#24007 - sergantgains (01/16/2015) [-]
im on a deadlift 495x5 benching 365 right now what are you faggots on
User avatar #24066 to #24007 - europe (01/17/2015) [-]
242 deadlift (110kg)
198 squat (90kg)
231 bench (105kg)
User avatar #24036 to #24007 - Elk (01/16/2015) [-]
496x6 times on deadlift and 366 on bench
User avatar #24033 to #24007 - swaqq (01/16/2015) [-]
300 x 4 on deadlift, 200 benchpress. But compared to my weight it's not bad
#24018 to #24007 - studbeefpile ONLINE (01/16/2015) [-]
If you gonna make claims like that, you gotta back it up with a little evidence.

We don't need a video or anything, but just some kinda proof that you actually even lift.

To answer your question though, today I pulled 335 for 20 reps.
#24020 to #24018 - sergantgains (01/16/2015) [-]
I posted a pic on here a little while back but i guess i could upload some more. didnt' think my stats were all that impressive lol
#24009 to #24008 - sergantgains (01/16/2015) [-]
lol good that means im doing something right
User avatar #24024 to #24009 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/16/2015) [-]
yeah pics/vid pls
#24011 to #24009 - KungFuZerO (01/16/2015) [-]
post pics or gtfo
#24005 - Ken M (01/15/2015) [-]
I downloaded the dominos pizza app. Mfw one week later.
I downloaded the dominos pizza app. Mfw one week later.
User avatar #24003 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/15/2015) [-]
Would you guys be interested if I posted my daily macro's through that myfitnesspal website?
#24031 to #24003 - Ken M (01/16/2015) [-]
not really
User avatar #23996 - hourlyb (01/15/2015) [-]
I woke up today with what felt like electric pain running up and down my back.
I have no idea what happened.
User avatar #23997 to #23996 - marinepenguin (01/15/2015) [-]
You're trying to wake up from the coma. But your body is fighting it, even though the signs are all around you that your reality is false.




Why won't you wake up? Your family misses you...
#23998 to #23997 - hourlyb (01/15/2015) [-]
I think it's because my bed suck, or maybe it's my backpack
I think it's because my bed suck, or maybe it's my backpack
User avatar #23973 - studbeefpile ONLINE (01/15/2015) [-]
HOLY FUCKING SHIT

Fuck 18 reps. I got 335 for 20 MOTHER FUCKING REPS.

Holy Shit.

FUCK

Now it's time to do my favorite thing, and start peaking. Time to grab a new one rep max, boys.
#23984 to #23973 - studbeefpile ONLINE (01/15/2015) [-]
Did a bunch of cable pull downs afterwards. Got a little bit of a pump.
#24000 to #23982 - baglesbites ONLINE (01/15/2015) [-]
Ahh, bloody shin syndrome. My personal favorite is the inner thigh scrapes when your my shorts get pulled up during sumo. Great work, hope you smash the 500 barrier
User avatar #24001 to #24000 - studbeefpile ONLINE (01/15/2015) [-]
Me too man.

But yeah, I've been doing sumo, and I'm definitely getting a taste of that.
User avatar #23976 to #23973 - marinepenguin (01/15/2015) [-]
Oh my.



Ohhhh myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
User avatar #23966 - marinepenguin (01/15/2015) [-]
Has anyone else ever felt sick during a workout they pushed themselves so hard?

Yesterday I was having my leg day, and I got to my alternating sets of RDL's and Leg extensions.

I did 5 sets of 20 legs extensions at 125 pounds, followed immediately by 10 reps of RDL's at 195 pounds, and after the 5th set I was nauseous, wiped, and wanted nothing more then to just eat, and then sleep. I was done. I had nothing left.

It was a horrible feeling, but its one I love having every now and then. Pushing to that absolute limit.
#24034 to #23966 - Ken M (01/16/2015) [-]
ran so long and so hard that i through up 4 times mid run/sprint without stopping.
User avatar #24027 to #23966 - cptmongtard (01/16/2015) [-]
I once deadlifted so much above my usual that I couldn't hear properly for a weak and I got a head rush so bad from it that I had to cut my workout short.
User avatar #24006 to #23966 - dragontamers (01/16/2015) [-]
I always feel a bit yuck after planks. They're a fucking nightmare.
User avatar #23972 to #23966 - studbeefpile ONLINE (01/15/2015) [-]
das it mayne
User avatar #23975 to #23972 - marinepenguin (01/15/2015) [-]
I wonder how much carryover there is between the RDL and a regular deadlift. I'm gonna keep doing this alternating set setup for awhile while I work on my squat. Maybe get up to a 225 RDL and a 165 leg extension. That'd be pretty boss. The Leg extensions were the killer part, the RDL's have been pretty easy thus far.
User avatar #23979 to #23975 - studbeefpile ONLINE (01/15/2015) [-]
RDLs are great. Fantastic way to build up that lockout power - not to mention, you'll get some killer gloots for the sloots, and nice meaty ham strings.

The way I see it, is you'll have great benefits from it if you have lockout issues, but if you're one of those guys that struggles to get it off the floor, you'd be better off with deficit pulls as a main accessory.
User avatar #23983 to #23979 - marinepenguin (01/15/2015) [-]
I've never had lockout issues with the deadlift, it's either I get it moving off the floor or I don't get it at all. I've never done deficit deadlifts so I may have to throw those in there at some time.

I hope I don't get a bigger but and legs honestly, I'm having trouble with fitting into my super stretchy underwear and I can't find pants that fit right anymore.
User avatar #23999 to #23983 - studbeefpile ONLINE (01/15/2015) [-]
Oh, totally forgot to talk about deficit pulls.

They're freaking great for power off the floor. Just stand on a 45 plate, and focus on sinking deep down into the starting position. It really teaches you how to properly use leg drive, and it makes a huge difference. When I was pulling conventional, I could get pretty much anything off the floor, the only question was the lockout.
User avatar #23985 to #23983 - studbeefpile ONLINE (01/15/2015) [-]
They make different sizes.

I wear 36in waist, relaxed fit jeans, and they're pretty comfortable. Still a little snug on the gloots, but you gotta show off for the sloots.
User avatar #23988 to #23985 - marinepenguin (01/15/2015) [-]
I'm aware. I have a 36 waist as well. But it's always tight around the butt and thighs no matter I wear a tighter style pant or a relaxed fit.

It's not impossible, but it's more of a hassle then normal.
User avatar #23991 to #23988 - studbeefpile ONLINE (01/15/2015) [-]
Then get 38s......
User avatar #23993 to #23991 - marinepenguin (01/15/2015) [-]
But I just bought 3 pairs of pants like 2 months ago. And now they're starting to not fit. I don't want to shell out 100 bucks every couple months for jeans.
User avatar #23989 to #23988 - marinepenguin (01/15/2015) [-]
But I think my girlfriend enjoys my booty more then I do
User avatar #23992 to #23989 - studbeefpile ONLINE (01/15/2015) [-]
See, for me, I just enjoy the fact that other people enjoy it.
User avatar #23994 to #23992 - marinepenguin (01/15/2015) [-]
She gets jealous and says that other girls stare at my butt. I never see them do it, but if that's true then I absolutely enjoy it.
#23995 to #23994 - studbeefpile ONLINE (01/15/2015) [-]
Yeah, I get my ass slapped/groped on the reg. Can't say I mind it toooo much.   
   
   
   
p.s. Of course you don't see it, your butt is behind you, you dope.
Yeah, I get my ass slapped/groped on the reg. Can't say I mind it toooo much.



p.s. Of course you don't see it, your butt is behind you, you dope.
User avatar #23965 - studbeefpile ONLINE (01/15/2015) [-]
Today I attempt 335 for 18 reps on deadlift......I either return a champion.....or not at all.
User avatar #23967 to #23965 - marinepenguin (01/15/2015) [-]
Holy baby jesus fuck.

I'll never understand such high reps and weight on deadlifts. 5 heavy reps on deadlifts wipe me out.
User avatar #24004 to #23967 - lulzformalaysiaair (01/15/2015) [-]
Honestly 20 reps or whatever sounds a lot better for deadlifts. I'll stick to doing 5x5 for a long while but I'm literally fucking scared to lift that shit in fear that I may either hurt my back or let it slip from my wrists and break the floor.
User avatar #23970 to #23967 - studbeefpile ONLINE (01/15/2015) [-]
Your body adapts to what you put it through....to a degree.

Don't get me wrong, these sets are difficult as fuck. I actually get a little sick to my stomach before hand because my body knows how difficult and painful it's going to be. most of the time I literally fall over when I'm done. The gainz are worth it though.
User avatar #23977 to #23970 - marinepenguin (01/15/2015) [-]
Well yeah, but your body can only take so much. We're both younger so we can take vastly higher levels of stress, but when we get older it may get a lot tougher to do that.
User avatar #23978 to #23977 - studbeefpile ONLINE (01/15/2015) [-]
That's why you want to take advantage of that shit now, and beat the shit out of yourself.
User avatar #23980 to #23978 - marinepenguin (01/15/2015) [-]
I'm more of the slow and steady progress guy. I'd like to be hitting it hard while I'm in my 50's and 60's. Lifting keeps you younger then other guys, but if you beat yourself up too bad you'll be battling injuries when you get older. Just my perspective.
User avatar #23981 to #23980 - studbeefpile ONLINE (01/15/2015) [-]
You can definitely train hard, and safely at the same time. Tearing it up in the gym and staying injury free are not mutually exclusive.
User avatar #23986 to #23981 - marinepenguin (01/15/2015) [-]
I don't disagree one bit. I'm just saying that there are guys that train so hard at a younger age that by the time they get older their body is more beat up. The older you get, the more prone to injury you become.

I'm not trying to say that you are training like that, I'm saying that I'm trying to avoid that myself, and I train the way I like to train without going balls to the wall every time. I recover better and train better when I leave a few reps left in the tank.
User avatar #23987 to #23986 - studbeefpile ONLINE (01/15/2015) [-]
What works, works, man. If you're progressing at a rate you're happy with, keep doing what you're doing.
User avatar #23990 to #23987 - marinepenguin (01/15/2015) [-]
Same with yourself.
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