That poster gets an earful from many subsequent posters:
i think that any peice of equippment that isnt single ply poly is bull shit.
I think it's funny when someone *****es about how crazy gear is getting, and then extols the virtue of single-ply gear. My bench in a off-the-shelf 1-ply Fury is a good 25% higher than my raw press. IPF-legal gear certainly ain't what is was in 1990.
I think when the question of overtraining comes up, instead ask a few questions: 1) Am I getting enough sleep? 2) Am I getting enough good food? 3) Is there anything additional life has hit me with lately? 4) What's my current workload for training and what have I changed lately? In my opinion, true overtraining, where your sleep and eating is affected, motivation is low, headaches, etc. doesn't happen very often at all. And a lot of it can probably be blamed on other factors such as adequate diet and sleep, active recovery, additional stress from life, work, etc. A better way of thinking of it is in terms of work capacity.
What is your opinion: would it be better to pursue the direction the IPF is taking, or to provide a greater "show" for the audience (WPC/WPO). Personally I'd go with the former. Although the showy competition is surely a faster way to gain popularity, I feel in the long run it would be better for the sport to keep things more serious and disciplined.
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- 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?