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*** The 2012 Gym Rats Thread ***

Discussion in 'SA Archive' started by Psymonkee, Jan 1, 2012.

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  1. Buffman

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    Back squatted 105kg for 5 today! and was rather easy
    (only recently tried back squatting, I can do 100 for 4 front squats on a very good day... and 90*5 regularyly)

    As for programs I want to try a strength program in the new year, 5,3,1 good? This website makes it easy for me (quite lazy at taking up new programs etc)

    http://www.strstd.com/
     
  2. LiE

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  3. Buffman

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    Haven't read the book? Tend not to be toooo keen on long articles etc. I just like to keep solid form and lift decent amounts of weight (dont want to do comps etc)

    Also is it a problem if I squat high bar rather than low?
     
  4. LiE

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    Do some proper reading on 531 before diving in.
     
  5. Buffman

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    whereabouts? I get the idea of the progressive loading and putting in my stats its made me a routine for each day, what more do I need to know?

    Note: I will have a read up/glimmer over stuff as I'll start around the 7th ish when uni starts again for a good routine
     
  6. LiE

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    Acquire the book or google :)

    Also have a look at my log as I did some 531.
     
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  7. Buffman

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    cool, I'll have a look I've got the gist of it anyways.

    Also read this: http://www.t-nation.com/free_online...aining_performance/how_to_build_pure_strength
    edit:

    and
    http://articles.elitefts.com/training-articles/52-most-common-531-questions/

    and had a look at your log/your assistance exercises


    So theres your main lifts, plus "assistance" exercises (2-3 exercises of users choice?)

    Also is the "3*5+" and "3*3+" and the "1*5, 1*3, 1*1+"

    Mean you do for eg 3*5+
    5 reps for your first two sets and as many as you can for the last set?


    Making sense to me now after some reading.
     
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  8. Steedie

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    If icecold ever offers to give you a deep tissue massage, just say no. Jesus, that was agony!

    And was another great session, was taught split squats, and god knows how I didn't fall flat on my face :D nearly went a few times :D

    <3 icecold and dom
     
  9. LiE

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    Glute and inner thigh deep tissue massage? ;)
     
  10. Syla5

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    glad you had a good training session steeds :)

    deep tissue massage (homo/nohomo ?!) :D
     
  11. Steedie

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    Was just on my pecs, but jesus, was SO PAINFUL! Seriously, I'm not even exaggerating, absolutely agony!
     
  12. Syla5

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    so he touched up your man boob area, hope you charged him!!
     
  13. Steedie

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  14. Delvis

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    I love it when he touches my pecs
     
  15. opethdisciple

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    Serious question guys.

    The fact that I cant squat and deadlift - (due to basically arthritis in my right knee) how limiting is that going to be to me interms of the pipe dream of transforming my self from an out of shape average joe to something I would be proud of?

    ---

    Side note.

    I know where I was going wrong before with my training and that was diet. It was poor.

    No where near enough for gains and too much to lose fat.
     
  16. icecold

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    :D

    Next time, deep glute massage.
     
  17. Delvis

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    Opeth. It will cause some limitations, but with dedication you will get to a point you can be happy
     
  18. King Damager

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    I'll sign up for one of these ;)

    kd
     
  19. wozza2k

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    So I managed to lose weight over the festive period, so over the last two days I managed to finish a large bag of Kettle Chips and Doritos with a multipack of dip. Healthy living
     
  20. Nitefly

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    I've been averaging about 4,000 kcals a day and probably hit 10,000 on Boxing day, so don't feel too bad :p
     
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