What you bulkin on?
wHY ARENT YOU ON STEAM
Does anyone else like being in cool temperature, like all the time? I've shut off heating in my room, and the heater in front of window is behind curtain and just barely warm enough to keep moisture away. It's 13 Celsius/55 deg Fahrenheit here now and I'm feeling much better than I used to. I sleep much better even with a normal blanket & boxers only, and I often sit here shirtless while sitting on a computer. It does feel very cold when I come in here but my body adapts to the temperature very quickly.
I'm also wondering if this will rise my calorie consumption... Probably a little, but not much.
I do like cool as well, although not quite THAT cool. Basically my whole apartment is about 16-17 degrees C except for bathroom which is probably 23 C since the radiator controller doesn't seem to do jack. It's indeed much easier to sleep in cool temperatures, although getting up from the bed is HELL.
I like warm. My room is like a sauna compared to the rest of the house.
I do like warmth too, but the problem with that is that any prolonged exposure to anything higher than coolish/average room temperature turns my armpits into waterfalls.
I used to like warmth, but then I started paying my own electricity bill.. I seem to be completely resistant to any cold temperature while behind a computer monitor. I sleep a lot better (and manage to get up properly) when the room's not that warm and when I don't have too many covers over me.
Have you heard of this woman?
132lbs. / 60kg Bodyweight
314lb. / 142kg American Record Squat
264lb. / 120kg Bench
409lb / 186kg. American Record Deadlift
988lb / 448kg American Record Total
501 Wilkes Points Highest in USA Powerlifting History
All RAW. And she even looks like a woman
Me again, for yet more advice.
I've been looking around on a few sites and have found various opinions on what is a decent amount to squat.
I'm around 63/64kg (141lb) and I feel that I would only be able to squat about half my weight for 3x5 sets.
Does this sound about right or am I gigantic fucking pussy? (Don't forget, I've never been to a gym before. Tomorrow should be the first time and I've never really done weights properly until now)
Well you should not give a shit how much you lift. The main thing is you're working out and trying to improve it. Just follow SS and you should see pretty good progress soon ! And as you improve your technique I'm sure your squat goes up like a rocket.
Thanks for the advice.
Another question which also remains widely open to debate, when should I up the weight? Every week or longer? Or just when I feel ready?
I have a rep goal that determines when I increase the weight. 25 total repititions for 3 sets. A little more for abdominal/calf work. So if I am squating, my reps are 9, 8, 8. When I reach that rep goal comfortably, I increase the weight in 10 lb increments the following week.
One last thing I promise, then I'll fuck off.. Till tomorrow probably :D
If the routine says
Can someone explain the alternating bit to me?
Is it 1 set of press, rest, 1 set of bench, rest etc?
Or is it, Week A = 3x5 Press, Week B = 3x5 Bench.
After that, I feel fully prepared for my venture into the world of jim
Alternating = week a = 3x5 press, week b = 3x5 bench.
Dafuq man not fair why was i born small.
Wow finally got a gym membership and stopped working out at my house. Different man.. Also saw a couple of cunts that work out for 2 minutes and spend 20 minutes checking themselves out and feeling themselves. Saw another dude curling with another dude... Spotting him. Nobody was at the squat rack, everyone was working out arms. And kids with big things of Jack3d and syntha and random shit like that mixing them togather. Keep in mind it's a very ghetto gym. It's all guys like him that work out there > http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_iB5sKgP8O2...320/wigger.jpg
I think i might go back to my home gym.
So, believe it or not I have actually been following Jaegers advice for the last couple of weeks.
I've been doing SL 5x5 for the last 10 weeks now.
My Squat is at 165 pounds (which is also my own body weight right now) and my Bench Press is at 154 pounds.
My muscle mass increased a little bit. Since I started out, i gained around 11 pounds.
For some reason I seem to have hit a limit with these weights. I already deloaded once, only to fail yet again when I tried taking on more.
So I read this article about the size-strength relationship (http://www.elitefts.com/documents/size_strength.htm) and I thought about switching over to a mass gain routine and then after like 10 weeks or so going back to SL 5x5.
Does that make any sense? If yes, what mass gain routines would you recommend?
Any help or advice is appreciated, thanks ;)
I think that like with a lot of exercises, half of it is about confidence.
I started squats 3 weeks ago with 40kg because it felt heavy on my shoulders and even with a small weight it can feel like a lot of resistance when you are at the bottom. Yesterday I did 90kg (198lbs), which I'm quite pleased with (body weight 77kg (169lbs), height 193cm (6'4")).
The thing with them is unlike some exercises where you can put the weight down if it's too much or a spotter can easily help you out, when you squat you are kind of on your own, you don't want to end up in the parallel position and not be able to push back up again.
So for my squat i went from 165 pounds to 150 pounds and for my bench press from 154 pounds to 140.
Then i worked back up from there.
Make sure you're sleeping and eating enough, too little food or sleep can hurt recovery and cause you to stall.
Another thing to try is taking a single day off and seeing how much that helps.
Another big problem i have is, that my joints don't seem to like These weights a lot either.
Yesterday during squats my left knee and my hip really started to hurt...
Maybe im just doing the exercises wrong...
Is there a good website with demonstration Videos on how to do these exercises correctly? I simply watched some Youtube Videos and tried to follow those...
Doing something right, my shirts too tight on my chest and arms :)
Any way to not get fat when on bulk?
I pack on fat extremely easily.
Is there some disadvantages in using sumo deadlift instead of regular dl? I got rid of my deadlift knee- and lower back troubles when I switched to sumo. I just feel it fits my body structure much better.
I hit my knee caps all the time during lifting, and the lower back wasn't a big issue, but I always had a small curve on my lower and middle back even with lower weights although the weight was not resting "on the spine."
and thanks !
I get some back movement on my squats. Not sure if it's anything to worry about or if I should just keep going at it.