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Discussion in 'Lifestyle, Health, Fitness & Food' started by Defyantly, Jan 7, 2019.
Nice, some god numbers there
Cheers guys, I've got ALOT of work to put in to catch up to the guy who got 1st. His squat was 240kg or 250kg (can't remember) and deadlift was 260kg.
Although I've decided to give equipped lifting a go, see if I like it.
I'm moving to another gym with proper equipment and I wanted to start a strenght program that will transition into a more "bodybuilding" type of training during next spring.
I was looking at the Starting strenght and Stronglifts programs and wanted to know which one would you recommend for someone who's not completely new to squat, bench press, deadlifts and OHP.
Personally, I'm leaning towards the 5x5 stronglifts since starting strenght seems to lack a bit of volume for my tastes.
As you can see from my numbers I'm a newbie; here are some 5RM (calculated):
Squat: 196 lbs
Deadlift: 217 lbs
Bench: 131 lbs
I'd recommend the beginner program from Barbell Medicine or either of the Powerlifting or Body Building programs from Eric Helms' Muscle and Strength Pyramid books over either of those programs.
Those last two or the programs from the books without having to buy the Pyramid books. But if you're interested in science based training they're well worth the $67.
Hows everyone doing?
I'm currently on the same program as my coach (he's competing in the Irish Pro Invitationals) and getting annihilated. Lots of banded & chain work with a disgusting amount of accessories thrown in. Aiming to go for new PB's 6 weeks from now, the same week that my coach competes as I'll be following the same peaking cycle. I want that damn 200kg Squat.
I've had to limit RoM on bench and press to finally heal an elbow tendinopathy, and as such have actually added some weight to both, but like...that's cheating? Haha. I did hit like a 10 pound PR on Press during a mostly volume focused block(s, it's like 3 in a row now actually) compared to the pure intensity work I was doing (foolishly) for quite a while.
I moved at the start of the month, to a much better and much quieter location, so I've switched pretty much all lifts from the floor to a variation.
So Farmer's Deadlifts have been replaced to RDLs (first and last ending from the floor) so my absolute intensity has dropped significantly but I feel I've added a lot of strength doing the RDLs.
Squats are progressing well enough.
Nothing really impressive to report. Just...lots of volume and lots of being tired, as I'm actually focusing on losing fat. Heh.
Been watching alot of arm wrestling videos lately. Schoolboy being very popular.
Competed yesterday at a regional qualifier and ended up with a 530kg at 86kg.
I'm a little miffed at my performance on Squat and Bench. My Squat opener (180kg) felt like air but 200kg buried me on the next two attempts. Bench I had pulled my pec prior to the meet and could barely handle an empty bar, let alone my 100kg opener so I only took one lift. Deadlift I somehow managed to pull a 250kg (17.5kg Comp PB and 10kg overall PB), but it was the slowest jankiest deadlift I've ever done..
On the squat, maybe the jump was a bit much? Easy to say in hindsight, I know, but personally i don't like to jump more than 10kg.
For the bench, well, good that you were able to put one in while being injured.
Nice DL, 250 is a very good number!
I think the issue with my squat was just my technique, I've handled more weight before. I had some issue with keeping tension in the hole and just folding in half. Unfortunately after visiting a physio post comp about my pec, it's a tear. Only a small tear but it's still 8 weeks rehab. Yay powerlifting.
Chaps (and chappesses...),
Anyone competing this or next year?
Not been in the gym since March. Massive slacker