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  1. 4 points
    Growth Factor

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    I just got back home from Boston. Wow. That was a really intense weekend. There were many adventures, tons of laughs, some funny, and some memorable experiences. Among many things, I also got to have a taste for the legal state experience, which was eye opening. I also took an opportunity while conducting my field research to talk to a lot of knowledgeable guys about cannabis, cannabinoids, and learned a lot of cool things. Nothing to share here, but there are leads for me to chase to learn more for the time being.
  2. 3 points
    Mr.Kite

    Mr.Kite is doing 5/3/1

    5/3/1 Cycle 1 - Week 3 - Monday (Supposed to be Friday) Deadlifts: 115x5 / 145x5 / 175x5 // 215x3 / 245x3 / 275x10 (1+) Front Squats: 5x10 @ 135 lbs DB SLDLs: 3x15 @ 90 lbs Situps: 5x15 @ 25 lbs Was busy Friday so today was my makeup day. This is going to be a deload week anyway because my current three-week cycle is over and the gym will be closed a bunch for the holidays, so I'll probably just go one more time this week and do some upper body stuff. Pretty happy with 275x10. I was wondering how close that was to my all-time PR and it's still a ways off. My PR is 335x10, but that was three years ago, 25 lbs heavier, and no fucking front squats supersetted in between (I hate front squats).
  3. 3 points
    Burton

    So. Not. Powerlifting...

    You can masturbate to anything if you have a dream and a can-do attitude.
  4. 3 points
    STENDEC

    Resurrection of Blu

    I think that happened a long time ago Sam. 😂
  5. 3 points
    Kimbo

    Resurrection of Blu

    Really, all that matters is that we can fap to it. Any progress you might make is irrelevant.
  6. 3 points
    I've begun taking l-tryptophan. Unless it starts to interfere, it doesn't seem that it would hurt.
  7. 3 points
    STENDEC

    Resistance Exercise & CVD risks

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181113115430.htm
  8. 3 points
    mwarren

    Resurrection of Blu

    Ideally, I could have you and Kim (sorry everyone else, they've just been grooming me longer) here during my training. Would make it a lot easier for you to spot and correct things in real time. And then food. And then orgy. I'm really fixated on getting together. I hope we can make something happen soon. Maybe an annual CS fest. Bunch of strong nerds with horrible attitudes smashing down food and talking about alt-politics, group lift at a gym where we trash everything with chalk, my aunt gets screwed somewhere in there. And by the end, I'm pregnant.
  9. 3 points
    Construct

    Mr.Kite is doing 5/3/1

    255 for 7 sounds impressive to me. Hopefully I can get somewhere around there in early 2019 at this rate.
  10. 3 points
    Emperor G_D

    Onward

    The best thing I can tell you is that next week, it won't hurt so much after squats. Easing in always sounds good, but if you're healthy and able-bodied, it's mostly better to just rip the band-aid off. You'll be up to speed quicker this way.
  11. 3 points
    STENDEC

    Onward

    See how they stack up against a PayDay in terms of macros....when we were trying to get enough calories into my younger son when he was training for soccer and his BF dropped into single digit territory, we found that the PayDay candy bar stacks up pretty good against a lot of so-called nutrition bars and tastes a damned sight better.
  12. 2 points
    STENDEC

    Resurrection of Blu

    Right there with you Blu.
  13. 2 points
    Burton

    Kimbo's PR Log

    I can't tell if this is some kind of self-deprecating joke or a cry for help.
  14. 2 points
    mwarren

    Kimbo's PR Log

    I've been getting plenty of core work plowing Jamie. Because when your dick is short you have to jackhammer that shit from crazy positions. I love it when I get a pity scream for mercy. But yea, core work. Good stuff.
  15. 2 points
    Mr.Kite

    Mr.Kite is doing 5/3/1

    5/3/1 Cycle 2 - Week 1 - Monday Squats: 115x5 / 135x5 / 165x5 // 185x5 / 205x5 / 235x7 (5+) Good Mornings: 5x10 @ 135 lbs Leg Curls: 3x12 @ 55 lbs Situps: 5x15 @ 25 lbs Running: 5k @ 25:00 mins Decided that I'm gonna do the same cycle again since I've got exactly three weeks before we go to California for Christmas vacation. I wasn't really feeling 'it' today. Everything felt heavy and it was reflected in the AMRAP. Only got 7 where I probably should have gotten 10. Since I was disappointed in that, I decided I was going to run a fast 5k to help make up for it. 25 mins is pretty decent since I haven't run much lately.
  16. 2 points
    STENDEC

    One (New) Direction

    Nope. This is a shoulder exercise so the elbow is kept straight and the arm is elevated from the neutral position so the bottom of the DB is above the head and then slowly returned to the starting position....the DB is held like a Hammer curl...or a beer stein.
  17. 2 points
    Emperor G_D

    So. Not. Powerlifting...

    Made it into the gym today. The air has been nothing short of awful with the fires, and I'm less likely to go in and kill myself if the air is worse than Beijing... Bench Worked up to 315 315x3 335x2 355x2 375x1 395x1 All were paused, save for the last one. 2-board block press 315x8 335x6 355x5 DB Bench 60x25 60x20 60x11 Close-grip pulldowns against a green band 130x8x4S Standing cable crunch 160x15 160x12 170x8 180x8
  18. 2 points
    mwarren

    Resurrection of Blu

    I spent entirely too long training. Turned into one of those days when some ambitious kid entering the intermediate stage wants to pick the shit out of your brain and follows you around trying to get every ounce of your training philosophy in a single day. I know this happens to you uncles. I don't know how you deal with it over and over. Squat 415x3x3 Press 185x3x3 DL 315x1x2 365x1x2 405x1x4 Bench 255x5x3 Pullup, 3 grips +45x5x3 I want to stay at this weight and add reps DB Incline Bench 65x20 Banded face pull, supine to hammer curl, ghr x1 set
  19. 2 points
    Kimbo

    Constant Intensity + Varied Exercise

    Interesting study. J Strength Cond Res. 2014 Nov;28(11):3085-92. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000539. Changes in exercises are more effective than in loading schemes to improve muscle strength This study investigated the effects of varying strength exercises and loading scheme on muscle cross-sectional area (CSA) and maximum strength after 4 strength training loading schemes: constant intensity and constant exercise (CICE), constant intensity and varied exercise (CIVE), varied intensity and constant exercise (VICE), varied intensity and varied exercise (VIVE). Forty-nine individuals were allocated into 5 groups: CICE, CIVE, VICE, VIVE, and control group (C). Experimental groups underwent twice a week training for 12 weeks. Squat 1 repetition maximum was assessed at baseline and after the training period. Whole quadriceps muscle and its heads CSA were also obtained pretraining and posttraining. The whole quadriceps CSA increased significantly (p ≤ 0.05) in all of the experimental groups from pretest to posttest in both the right and left legs: CICE: 11.6 and 12.0%; CIVE: 11.6 and 12.2%; VICE: 9.5 e 9.3%; and VIVE: 9.9 and 11.6%, respectively. The CIVE and VIVE groups presented hypertrophy in all of the quadriceps muscle heads (p ≤ 0.05), whereas the CICE and VICE groups did not present hypertrophy in the vastus medialis and rectus femoris (RF), and in the RF muscles, respectively (p > 0.05). The CIVE group had greater strength increments than the other training groups (effect size confidence limit of the difference [ESCLdiff] CICE: 1.41-1.56; VICE: 2.13-2.28; VIVE: 0.59-0.75). Our findings suggest: (a) CIVE is more efficient to produce strength gains for physically active individuals; (b) as long as the training intensity reaches an alleged threshold, muscle hypertrophy is similar regardless of the training intensity and exercise variation.
  20. 2 points
    Emperor G_D

    Resurrection of Blu

    The upper back activation is perfect just the way it is. Please don't change it. You are also "deep" enough on your deadlift and it looks strong and seriously, don't change shit. Any changes you make at this time are all over-thinking it.
  21. 2 points
    Kimbo

    So. Not. Powerlifting...

    This looks like good shit. I'd love to see you all jacked.
  22. 2 points
    Burton

    Mr.Kite is doing 5/3/1

    Do you have any specific parts of the bench where you fail? Like with me, my failure point is more often than not immediately off the chest so I do well with using band/chain benching for my accessory work or even the main movement. Could maybe try focusing heavily on a specific weak point for a while and see where that gets you.
  23. 2 points
    mwarren

    Resurrection of Blu

    I really needed a break today so I took it on deadlift time lol. All my energy is going towards my squat lately which was needed for a long time anyways. The DL can take a back seat until it's his turn. I haven't been eating enough. I need to gain at least another 5lbs to hit my goals for the end of this macrocycle. Maybe 10lbs. I need to focus my efforts with meal prepping. No excuses. Skwat 415x3 Press 190x3 DL 315 and 365 for some quickies Bench 255x5 Oh shit. I didn't think I'd be able to get this far this soon. Pullup x5x3 rear delt felt twinged so i did a few easy sets. I'd like to see how many I can do. Maybe during peak week. DB Incline Bench 55x24 Face Pull, band curl, bw ghr x1 easy set
  24. 2 points
    Construct

    Onward

    PayDay bars sound interesting. For now, I think I've found my solution: Burritos. Breakfast burrito in the morning, regular burrito in the evening. Does the trick for some reason. @Emperor G_D I wondered if I had made a mistake by jumping back in to the 11 set squat workout. Days 2 and 3 were rough, and I felt mild pain all the way up through the deadlift session yesterday. Surprisingly, the deadlift session immediately ended the leg pain and lingering soreness, and now I feel great again. I'll wait until Friday to squat again just to be safe, but I think it will go well. Monday, 12 November 2018: Deadlift: 5 x 140 5 x 175 3 x 210 5 x 260 3 x 295 1 x 325 5 x 10 x 105 I've been skipping the pre-defined accessory work in favor of rock climbing sessions. The rock climbing isn't as targeted of a workout, but it does hit more muscle groups. It's also vastly more enjoyable.
  25. 2 points
    Mr.Kite

    Mr.Kite is doing 5/3/1

    5/3/1 Cycle 1 - Week 3 - Monday Squats: 105x5 / 135x5 / 165x5 // 205x5 / 235x3 / 255x7 (1+) Good Mornings: 5x10 @ 135 lbs Leg Curls: 3x12 @ 55 lbs Situps: 5x15 @ 25 lbs Decent session. Kind of disappointed at 255x7. My squat is still pretty weak as a result of reconfiguring my squat style to go deeper. I do think it has made my posterior chain stronger, though, so it's probably worth it. No point in lifting heavy just to see a lot of plates on the bar. Pretty sore today, so I guess that means I worked hard enough.
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