- Being bald and tattooed and looking normal to your peers.
- if it was not for the gym I most likely would have gone insane by now
- Getting a PR is the greatest feeling outside of sex.
- The cool ass people i have met in this sport
- Being able to push myself harder
- lifting heavy stuff is fun
- The feeling of a huge PR
- fellow PLers consider me a middleweight.... at 265.
- It keeps me from killing homeless people with a hammer.
We have far too many stupid trolls cluttering the board. We will start deleting stupid trolls. Everyone loves a good troll. If you have what it takes, feel free to troll. If you are an idiot or just making personal attacks that can't at least bother to be funny, go elsewhere. I recommend Gibson's. He has a no-delete policy. http://forum.onecenter.com/gpower/ Waay too many people are posting garbage and the use of a real name is such a remote concept that the community is dissolving. I would like to build that back up here. We have a huge readership. The dilution of good posts is hurting us though. Time to fix that.
If your using that is your choice, but you shouldn't try to beat people who don't. Thats not a fair competition at all and how could you feel pride in your victory after that.
- if you cant count past 5 but can multiply by 45 in your head
- if you have ever paced back and forth in front of a loaded bar before a set to intimidate the weight
- if you check squat depth by using the toilet
- if more then 5 reps per set is considered cardio
- if you have ever wondered about the protein content of dog food
- if you think about your next meal while still eating one
- if your friend say during a meal"how are you going to ever be a superheavyweight when you eat like a 308"
- if hearing someone at your gym say i just want to tone puts you in rage
- If you ever have to negotiate steps side stepping down them.
- consider helping your friend move as GPP
- If you've ever dropped your pencil on the ground and had to decide whether you were gonna go sumo or conventional to pick it up.
- if everyone else in the gym hates you
Couldn't agree more Joseph. Lift where you want,wear what you want,take what you want,just be honest, stay within the rules of your chosen federation and allow others the right to do likewise.
I've trained every exercise of every workout to failure, and this was how I could guage whether or not I needed to increase the weights... Not training to failure is something completely new to me so I'm not quite sure how I would know to increase the weight used unless I had some sort of failure mechanism to know if my strength has gone up or not... How should that guy know when to increase?
A member over at Power and Bulk has taken the time to translate Benni Magnusson's deadlifting routine from a German forum. Benni performs deadlifts every week.
An interesting part of his training are what are referred to as Jeff Jet Method deadlifts. This movement starts as a high rack pull, then the pins are removed from the cage and the weight is put down and picked back up. This allows the lifter to lift more weight than he might be able to if initially pulling from the ground.
Thanks to Ryan Kennelley's Bench Monster forum for pointing to Irongame's list of of all the men who have benched over 600 pounds raw. So far this has been accomplished 38 times in competition by 33 different lifters. Eight men have gone over 650 and two (Scot Mendelson and James Henderson) over 700.
Here are the 33 lifters who've accomplished this:
- Scot Mendelson
- James Henderson
Some poster's doubt there's a time limit to doing an exercise at or above 90%, instead there are other reasons why Westside's template of switching up ME exercises works:
Going in and doing a few singles with 90% is not the same thing as classic WSB ME work. On ME work you go to 100%. They even advocate going to a miss.
I think the reason WSB works (if used properly) is more down to exercise slection hitting one's weak points rather than the CNS being spared.
Fortified Iron looks at some ways to work the bottom end of the deadlift.
Some of the recommendations include block deadlifts, stiff leg deadlifts, low box squats, speed deadlifts, hack pulls and snatch grip deadlifts.