1. Post #201
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    February 2007
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    Holy fuck 3 days into my bulk, feel like a new man.
    Day 1, and I feel normal. But not getting full as easily now. Getting a bit more tolerable to eat over the course of an entire day.

    What you bulkin on?
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  2. Post #202
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    Day 1, and I feel normal. But not getting full as easily now. Getting a bit more tolerable to eat over the course of an entire day.

    What you bulkin on?
    3500 calories a day 200 or more grams of protein. Not a challenge for me.
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  3. Post #203
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    3500 calories a day 200 or more grams of protein. Not a challenge for me.
    Hopefully I will attain a similar aptitude towards food over the course of the next few days.
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  4. Post #204
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    wHY ARENT YOU ON STEAM
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  5. Post #205
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    December 2007
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    Goddam people like you, underestimating the human body.


    Your telling me my squat didn't go from 425 to 525 in a month?

    lol

    Put in some effort brah.
    You squat 525lbs?
    Holy fuck.
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  6. Post #206
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    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.
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  7. Post #207
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    July 2006
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    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.
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  8. Post #208
    Fuarrrrkin sexier than zeez bruh
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    I like warm. My room is like a sauna compared to the rest of the house.
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  9. Post #209
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    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.
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  10. Post #210
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    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.
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  11. Post #211
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    Have you heard of this woman?
    Jennifer Thompson
    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
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  12. Post #212
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    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)
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  13. Post #213
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    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.
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  14. Post #214
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    Have you heard of this woman?
    Not a SheHulk, which is always nice. She can lift 7 times her body weight or am I just misinterpreting the stats?


    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)
    Do what you can. Don't underestimate yourself, you'd be surprised how fast your body will learn to cope. Just up it a bit more every time until you get there.
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  15. Post #215
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    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?
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  16. Post #216
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    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.
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  17. Post #217
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    January 2006
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    One last thing I promise, then I'll fuck off.. Till tomorrow probably :D

    If the routine says

    3x5 Squat


    3x5 Press / Bench Press (Alternating)


    1x5 Deadlift
    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
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  18. Post #218
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    Alternating = week a = 3x5 press, week b = 3x5 bench.
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  19. Post #219
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    You squat 525lbs?
    Holy fuck.
    He squats 4 of me

    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.
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  20. Post #220
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    May 2005
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    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 ;)
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  21. Post #221
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    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)
    You'll probably find you're able to progress quite fast with them, my dad has been doing them years and when I was starting out we were adding 10kg each side. I was a bit worried that we were seemingly adding a lot of weight but it wasn't actually that much harder.
    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.
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  22. Post #222
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    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 ;)
    Sounds too early. To what extent have you deloaded?

    Edited:

    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?
    if it's ss, it's with every workout.

    read the wiki, it's all there
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  23. Post #223
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    Sounds too early. To what extent have you deloaded?
    Well according to the SL program After 3 failed tries you should go down 10%.
    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.
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  24. Post #224
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    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.
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  25. Post #225
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    Well according to the SL program After 3 failed tries you should go down 10%.
    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.
    You worked up from there back to 165, and got stuck again?

    http://stronglifts.com/what-to-do-af...ronglifts-5x5/

    this solves your issue.
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  26. Post #226
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    Well according to the SL program After 3 failed tries you should go down 10%.
    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.
    It doesn't seem right that you are stuck at that weight. I'm only really a beginner but I would think that you should easily be able to squat well over your body weight after 10 weeks, unless you started out very underweight. If it were me, I'd be looking at my diet, sleep, technique etc.
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  27. Post #227
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    It doesn't seem right that you are stuck at that weight. I'm only really a beginner but I would think that you should easily be able to squat well over your body weight after 10 weeks, unless you started out very underweight. If it were me, I'd be looking at my diet, sleep, technique etc.
    Yeah, that's what i was thinking as well at first...

    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...
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  28. Post #228
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    Yeah, that's what i was thinking as well at first...

    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...
    It's an up and down motion and with that weight it shouldn't pose any problems. This should fix itself soon enough
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  29. Post #229
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    It's an up and down motion and with that weight it shouldn't pose any problems. This should fix itself soon enough
    Alright, i will stick with SL then for now. Thanks for your help :)
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  30. Post #230
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    Doing something right, my shirts too tight on my chest and arms :)
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  31. Post #231
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    Any way to not get fat when on bulk?

    I pack on fat extremely easily.
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  32. Post #232
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    Doing something right, my shirts too tight on my chest and arms :)
    Now keep going and get to the point where shirts explode upon touching your muscles.
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  33. Post #233
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    Any way to not get fat when on bulk?

    I pack on fat extremely easily.
    Eat enough so that you can build muscle but not enough so that you pack on obscene amounts of fat?
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  34. Post #234
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    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.
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  35. Post #235
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    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.
    1. What kind of knee and lower back issues?

    2.http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Ab...mo_and.19.aspx

    http://journals.lww.com/acsm-msse/Ab...f_sumo.13.aspx

    enjoy
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  36. Post #236
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    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 !
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  37. Post #237
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    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 !
    Sumo it is then my friend.
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  38. Post #238
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    Beautiful...
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  39. Post #239
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    I cried
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  40. Post #240
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    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.

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