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  1. 7 points
    Burton

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    Got called by Mettler today and offered the position for the traveling service engineer. They're gonna get the paperwork together to give me an official offer and such but it's mine. I should probably get that next week and hopefully, I'll be starting within 2-3 weeks. I feel like I can breathe again. First time in fucking months, damn near a year.
  2. 5 points
    So today ended up being a fun day. Had the closing at 11am. Went to the gun range with my dad AFTER we stopped by the motorcycle shop across the street. Unfortunately they didn't really have a lot of the bikes I am interested in. Oh well really, I don't plan on buying yet anyway. Realistically I want to save for a good down payment for a house. If/when the other 2 houses close I will definitely be moving strong in that direction. But the nature of my pay doesn't really help. Hopefully I can get the ball really rolling and do something crazy. More than likely I will be looking for a new place to live the start of next year. Plus if I get a motorcycle I would like to keep it in the garage(which this current house doesn't have. The other part of my day. So I had my 2nd meal around 2pm. I actually got to the gym a little after 7pm. Not exactly my ideal wait time after a meal. Plus today is to me the toughest workout of this routine. Here it is: Squat: 400 for 8 reps, I had messed up last week so I ended up doing 400(or 87.5%) 3 weeks in a row 😕 I can't recall the last time I squatted this much. In fact my strength is at a recent high while clearly leaning out. Zercher squats with thick bar 275 for 7,4,2 rest pause DB flat bench 100 for 9 reps mTor(5 second negatives with a 2 second pause/stretch at bottom of rep) Rope triceps extension 130 for 12,3,3,3 DB lateral raise 35*12,3,3,3 Edit: added about my squat strength and then this. I had more of a Carb Backload last night. Decent chunk of pizza with yogurt and a cherry turnover with a bowl of Marshmallow Fruity Pebbles. Wasn't quite sure how a Carb Nite would fit in this week so decided to make it a Carb Backload week. Saturday I have an open house(work) and then going to my sister and brother in laws gender reveal(yup I am going to be an uncle). I think I will take Saturday as a rest day(we will see). Then Sunday helping out at middle school ministry party. They are getting out of school. Might lift before that and then have some carbs later.
  3. 5 points
    Tomahawk007

    Tomahawk HUGE update with a log

    Haha ya it has been a wild ride. Thankfully things are moving in the right direction now. She is in human resources now. I don't think I went into her job in the log because she was at a different job then. We had talked about my porn problem before. I didn't go into why I was ending it but to be honest I couldn't quite say why I was at the time. I just knew it wasn't right to move forward. Ya it really felt like a vicious cycle. By the time I get good amount of time away from porn I am horny as hell. Then I go back to the only release I have ever had and it kills the desire for something more. Alright so here is my workout from yesterday. I will just include the work set. Squat with not Duffalo bar: 395 for 6 reps. Was supposed to do 410 but forgot what number I was using as a max. I did 395 last week as my 87.5% and I will do it again next week 😕 Zercher squats with thick back rest pause: 255 for 6 reps then 3 reps then 2 reps Flat DB bench press mTor: 80s for 9 reps Rope cable triceps extension myo-reps: 130(?) for 9 reps then 3,3,3,3 DB lateral raise: 35s for 8 reps then 3,3,3,3 So I went a little crazy and decided to jump on a software pitch Kiefer did(Carb Nite and Carb Backloading). Was going to be $200 for 3 months now because of some delays it will be $200 for 6 months. So that will sting a little less. I had not gotten a real pay check in months when I jumped on the software deal. In fact I was waiting to get my tax refund. I ended up selling the engagement ring which for some reason I didn't want to go through with. I guess it was admitting it was a failure. Glad I finally got rid of it though. Waiting on a closing that happens on the 16th and then I will have a nice buffer. My monthly expenses are quite low which is nice. Plan on using this time to save for a house of my own.
  4. 4 points
    Ras

    Occult Blooded Occlusion Grimoire

    I am generally only posting in this when I do something notably different or hit some kind of PR. Have added in Jefferson Deadlifts with Kettlebells Have re-added banded swings and may add in banded presses - thanks @mwarren! Hit a PR just now rep-wise on swings with the 203 - 20 full RKC swings - yes, @Emperor G_D , I wax between kilos and pounds with this KB and yes it is to make myself feel like a tuff gai. Have been racking up extra reps with pull-ups lately - No, @Kimbo, not the diapers, though early morning creatine makes me consider it.
  5. 4 points
    Growth Factor

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    Went to PT today. Holy fuck do I have some serious issues in my hips. I got humbled hard over there. To be fair, some of this could be due to my back injury ... but it's probably like 5% that, 95% imbalances. Anyways, I dont think I'll have to worry about losing core/glute (I know, it's also core) strength during my layoff from leg work, nor the lack of calorie burning from not squatting/deadlifting. Hit up the gym afterwards and completely tore it up. 19/05/17 OHP C3W1 OHP 95x5 115x5 135x5 175x4 165x6,7 NG PULLUPS superset BAND FACEPULLS x20 (BW@249... looks like I've gained 10 lbs =o ) BWx8 +45x5,4,5,5,5 (gained strength on the NGs afterall!) DIPS +55x7,8,9 I should warm up on these next time DB HAMMER CURLS superset DB TRI EXTENSIONS 50x3x10 50x3x12 I haven't been tracking my calories the past 2 weeks and have sort of been winging it. Probably a bad idea for my cut, but you guys saw how I look, so it's not like I've done bad damage. I've likely (re)gained some nice muscle from the boost. I've eaten out a fuckton over the past 2 weeks as a dear friend of mine from work graduated with her PhD and will be leaving very soon for her post doc in MD. Things have stabilized since Monday, and I've started tracking again. Vid from last set of pullups. Too bad the angle is shit and you can't see how well I clear the bar on my first 4 reps. Pullups.mp4
  6. 4 points
    Growth Factor

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    Oh yeah, forgot to share a n00d selfie
  7. 4 points
    Burton

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    Howdy gang: Got my offer officially on Tuesday. Not great but not terrible either. Low 50s with a 10% bonus in addition to a profit sharing at the end of the year which would be deposited directly into my retirement account. Which is nice since I'm currently working on building up a sizeable 401k balance as a major life goal. Plus a company car so I guess you'd call that another ~5k/year so in the end, it's low-mid 60s in a practical sense. The car thing is nice as my car is just about on its last leg and beyond the point of getting any use out of fixing it. Saves me a car payment so it's definitely another 5k/year. I'd probably feel different about that if I currently had a car payment but I don't so I guess that's just how it is. I'm pretty happy with the purchase of my car, got it in September of 2005 and I'm gonna retire it in the summer of 2019. If I could have that kind of car luck the rest of my life, I'd be thrilled. Start on the 28th so it'll be nice to have real benefits and shit again. Anyway, updates and shit, so there. Skipped the gym last week and this because my biking program is at the peak of intensity and volume. I'm thinking about maybe riding in pelotonia this year. It's a fundraiser for the OSU cancer hospital. I'm not 100% sure that I'm in good enough of shape or that I could get there but I'm gonna let that one roll around in my head and do it if I think I could get in good enough shape by then. It's only 84 more days so it's not likely and may have to be a goal for next year. The only gripe is that there's a heavy fundraising requirement that they take directly from your bank account (which you have to give on signup) if you don't hit it. The shortest ride of 25 miles is 1250 and the longest ride of 200 miles is 3k. That's a heavy commitment to be under with the lack of certainty that I could even hit it as I'm not a hugely popular guy with a lot of generous friends.
  8. 4 points
    Construct

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    ...he said, while lifting more weight than 99.9999% of the world's population ever will.
  9. 4 points
    ((Vibe))

    What did you cook today?

    Salmon burger tacos with a homemade sauce (Sriracha, sour cream and I forget what else).
  10. 4 points
    Growth Factor

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    Well, I got good news - chiro says I can hit it again. My back looked good to him and he cleared me for whatever I felt I could do comfortably. He said the lower back looked and moved pretty well, though I know some of that is b.s. because it was definitely stiff and he needed to apply just a bit more elbow grease, so to speak. But anyways, no pain, so I hit the gym. tbh I was prepared to hit it regardless of what he said and adjust depending on my diagnosis. 19/04/25 OHP C2W2 OHP 95x5 115x5 135x5 155x6,8,6,7 (done every ~<3.5 mins, the average length of a song on my playlist) NG PULLUPS superset BAND FACEPULLS (x20) BWx10 +25x7,6,6,5,6 (also done in quick succession, except last set ~5 min break) DIPS +45x10,8,9 DB HAMMER CURLS superset DB TRI EXTENSIONS 50x12,10,10 50x12,10,8 Had a pretty solid workout, all said and done. I felt my back wobble on my first set of 155, so I stopped and threw on a belt for the subsequent sets. The one thing that's weird is my NG pullup strength. Even though I weigh 4lbs less than I did last time I did this workout, I haven't improved on my reps at all. I don't know if you guys can think of why this might be, when I can put strenght on my other pullup variations. Other than bicep recruitment, what else could be at play here contributing to the plateau? Well, I also went a bit off diet the past 2 days, missing 1-2 meals. I still hit 250g protein/day, but it's not hte 350 I've been slamming down. So far, however, I 've been good today.
  11. 3 points
    Soooo I didn't log in for a few days and then that became over a year haha. A week ago or so I figured I would pop my head in here and see if this place is still up and running. Pleasant surprise to see yall still kicking it haha. So I figured I would try starting back up a log to track what I am doing. Never been great at keep up with progress so here goes nothing. But before we get to all that maybe I should talk about what has happened in the last almost year and a half haha. I finally moved out of my parents house. Definitely should have done that way sooner than I did but it came with a lot of unknowns. I had quit real estate. It just wasn't working out. I was driving all over the middle Georgia area showing beat up foreclosures that didn't pay much and didn't know crap about the areas. I felt like I got little to no help from my bosses. If I asked a question or asked them to review a document it would take forever to have them get back to me. I understood why but it didn't help. I felt like it just wasn't going to work out. I eventually found a job through one of the pastors at church. The missions pastor who I went on a mission trip with knew a small business owner who was looking for someone. It was at a cabinet shop making cabinet doors. Not like anything I had done before in my life. But it had some perks for sure. It was absolutely mind numbing work haha therefore I just put in headphones and listened to whatever I could find. I met a guy from my same church who I had never met before(Jacob). He is a really good guy who liked to talk and we became friends quick. He was really encouraging and open and honest about his faith and life. That has always been a struggle of mine. I have a hard time finding people who I can have spiritual connection with while being real. I had found that at Celebrate Recovery but that almost felt like a bubble. I hate that my life group feels like a place to put on a show of how SUPER spiritual you are. So it was good to have a friend and brother in Christ who I could be real with. He ended up getting a job as a youth pastor and we still keep in contact. So back to moving out. The timing of it worked out A guy in my life group just went from active duty officer in the Air Force to the guard trying to complete his pilot's license and had a "roommate"(another AF officer who stored his stuff there for a few months before moving to a new base) move out. So I moved in with him August 2018. It was a pretty good living situation. Basically stayed out of each others way and I lived for cheaper than I could if I was by myself in the ghetto lol. I will get back to living situation in a bit. But for the MAIN EVENT! Back in April 2018 I started talking to Emily again(yes a girl I previously brought up in my old log). We had tried dating when she first joined the life group(church) but neither of us were ready and it ended pretty quickly. For some reason I struck things back up with her. She had stopped coming to the group and was helping out with the middle school ministry. But she came out to dinner with a mutual friend of ours and I felt that spark I had felt before that I just couldn't explain. Eventually I asked her out dinner. It took a little effort but we started dating. Before too long we basically spent everyday together. I can't recall ever spending so much time with anyone. Usually when it comes to females I get tired of being around them... QUICK. Like by half way through I am trying to figure out when is too early to end it. Was a big change for both of us because we both enjoyed each others' company. Things were going really well and before too long we started marriage. I had never thought of myself as being someone who would get married quickly. But after about 6 months I asked Emily to marry me in front of our church(we started going to a smaller campus so it was about 200+- people). She said yes and we were engaged. We had been talking about getting married well before this. In fact we had started planning the wedding and everything before I got the ring or anything. We knew it wasn't going to be a long engagement so we started planning. I can't say for sure when but sometime something changed. I had always had a hard time really opening up to her but I had let her in. Then for some reason I retreated back and back. During our relationship I gave up porn for like 100 days and then I caved. And I just buried it but I can't bury it. Just caused more issues. I know it was driving a wedge because I definitely wasn't responding to her the same way. Then we went to premarital counseling and I just knew. We did so well on how we matched up and I felt like it was a lie. I sought some advice out and then made the decision to end things with Emily. We honestly haven't spoken since and that was back in December. I had planned on moving in with Emily in March(when we got married). My roommate moved guard stations to another Air Force base in February. So I went from maybe I will have to couch surf for a month to I need to find a place to live haha. I started asking around and then a girl in my group asked me if I would consider moving in with her. I had no intentions of moving in with a female I wasn't married to. We both agreed we had no romantic interest in each other and living together wouldn't work if we did. I have lived here for over 3 months and it has been good so far. She is not a typical female so that helps and I am not attracted to her haha. Fun fact, I had gotten a call from my old real estate boss back in October and we kept playing phone tag. I had already started thinking about it but getting that call made me think about it more... I was thinking about real estate again. Because I know I didn't want to do cabinets long term and my options felt limited. I had failed in real estate before but I wasn't sure if it was me or the situation or both. I was deep into porn and the work situation was far from ideal. It just wasn't my personality the way my boss operated. He got names and numbers for people and just ran through them never really knowing them before or maybe even after. I never really made any money working for them and I felt grinded down from that style of working. So what was I going to do? I had been talking to the newish discipleship pastor(small group) and getting some mentoring from him. I brought up the idea of getting back into real estate and he immediately told me to talk to this couple he knew. So I talked with them and everything about them screamed too good to be true lol. I was a failed agent who couldn't cut it YET they were offering more % of commission, less desk fees(monthly dues), I would get money when other people on the team sold houses, and the pay would go up the 2nd(5%) and 3rd(5%) year. Oh and he is a builder so I would be getting leads for people interested in new construction at a really good price range that a lot of people are interested in. Plus access to do open houses in those new construction homes(where most people show up to open houses). It just didn't make sense. I kind of got off to a slow start. Joined back in November and I am set to close 2 houses this month and just got another house under contract this week. Supposed to meet with this most recent couple about listing their home next Monday and have to check with the other couples if they want to list their home. I think if just these 3 deals go through I will have made more money than any other year in real estate and it is just getting started. I saw a post on Facebook where I could see I left money on the table to be made. There is opportunity out there and for some reason it has been placed before me. I am tired of messing up my life. People around me deserve better than that. Ok so how about what I am doing for this log haha. For diet I have been doing Carb Nite Solution for a little over 2 months. After I moved in with Elsbeth I got sick and got really lazy with diet. Then jumped back on Carb Nite with a vengeance. I figured out some things I was doing wrong and clear them up and have been seeing big improvements. I wish I was bold enough to take pictures but that hasn't happened. But I can definitely tell a difference in appearance and the way clothes fit. The scale is hoovering in the high 230s right now. Before this past year I hadn't been under 240 in YEARS. But this past week I decided to do more of a Carb Backload week. I had my Carb Nite on Saturday but then Tuesday and Thursday I got pizza and yogurt haha. I had double steak and double beef with pineapple on my pizza from Dominos(unlimited toppings for $10). I checked my weight this evening before pizza at the gym and I was 240 with everything on so I would guess 237ish... I wasn't expecting that after pizza Tuesday. I definitely don't plan on switching to Carb Backloading yet because I know I have some more healthiness to gain and fat to lose haha. Workout I recently switched from a Matt Wenning style Conjugate to https://www.t-nation.com/workouts/the-best-damn-strength-plan-for-natural-lifters By Christian Thibabo2reif. So far I am liking it. Today was the start of week 3. A few things I have done is squat 395 for 6 and bench 265 for 8 reps. Those were not things I was doing before. My bench had fell to 275 for 3. So I am going to try this for a bit. It is high frequency and low volume. Super random side note: I went and looked at motorcycles Wednesday.
  12. 3 points
    Construct

    Occult Blooded Occlusion Grimoire

    Every time I start one house project, I end up with two more things that need to be fixed. The key is to never start.
  13. 3 points
    Kimbo

    Resurrection of Blu

  14. 3 points
  15. 3 points
    Growth Factor

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    I knew this crowd liked some thicc boys
  16. 3 points
    They can be a "fun" way to torture oneself. Here is my workout from last night. Weighted chin up +15 pounds 5 sets of 2 reps Seated leg curl 180+ for 12,3,3,3,3 Lat pulldown pronated 230 for 8,3,3,3,3 DB shrug 95 for 12 mTor Incline hammer curl 35 for 8 mTor Not a bad workout. Today is the workout that sucks haha. Squats and then rest pause zercher squats. I look forward to most other workouts but this one just wears on me haha. Drinking some coffee now to get ready for it. Had my first closing with my new real estate team. Pretty smooth transaction overall. Glad to have this first one back under my belt. Little differences here and there. I am definitely glad to be working for who I am now. Saw one of my bosses at the closing attorney's office today. He called me up later to congratulate me on my first closing with them. Nice to have a boss reach out like that. Plus he joked about saying he will have a new level of respect for me if I can get another one of my buyers to closing as well. My bosses are familiar with the buyers because they worked with them before but they are particular. The buyers who just closed today had been looking for 2 years as well. Boss said patience must be my virtue haha. I guess when it comes to work haha.
  17. 3 points
    Growth Factor

    One (New) Direction

    DB shrugs are fucking great. ROM is greater and it makes the movement feel subjectively more natural to me. Maybe just have her do sets of 10 with a 1 count pause during full contraction, and depending on how easy it was move the weight up?
  18. 3 points
    mwarren

    Any advantage: BCAA vs PRO?

    BCAA and EAA are not worth the money. If you have the disposable income, EAA make a lot more sense, but if you can just eat an extra 20g protein you'd be better off. A glass of milk will do you better than a serving of BCAA. Again, if you're going to buy something anyways, go with EAA. If you're not seriously advanced in your training and nutrition, it will make no difference. Regarding digestion issues, I will contend that EAA are amazing for people with problems eating enough protein or who have problems with the shakes. Again, what's it worth to you? $$
  19. 3 points
    Burton

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    I like to tell them that the only name I respond to is "Ol' Horse Dick J-Bone". Then I spend an unreasonable amount of time making sure they understand that it's an ironic nickname because my penis is in fact small to average. It's important to me that they're they know what I stand for and that they can deal with that fact.
  20. 3 points
    Emperor G_D

    So. Not. Powerlifting...

    I did some gardening over the weekend and was nearly crippled Sunday and into Monday. So I started to derail Rolo's log, and decided I'd post most of my update here: I was thinking back on when I squatted the most, between Spring of 2017 and fall of 2018. I remember the trepidation behind every squat session. Man, it was oppressive. It was a 24x7 mindfuck to have to ready myself for a 5thset squat. Work up to roughly 600 pounds, and then go through the workout. It was oppressive as fuck. I caught myself-while making a cross-city trip to visit an old lifting friend (who is having RC surgery on Friday)-wondering "why the fuck did I like this sport"? I think I will probably dip my toes back in the water at sometime down the line, but for now, I can't come up with a reason to keep doing this to myself. I'm thinking of getting some medballs, some ropes, and maybe a heavier kettlebell and trying to maintain conditioning and work with some time-restricted feeding to drop some bodymass. My health is way more important than this shit, so I'm out.
  21. 3 points
    Burton

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    You could have ended your last sentence after the world girl. Only critique. Thanks for the support.
  22. 3 points
    Burton

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    My schedule got a bit weird last week so I did my deadlifts yesterday. Gonna take the day off today, ride bike and hit squats tomorrow. Anyway, did my top set of 215 (so strong) for 12 reps. Did the BBB sets, some seated cable rows and called it day. I'm really working on being smarter with volume due to my increasing age. I can't go hard like I'm 20 anymore. So, life news: 1. Mettler Toledo, the place I spoke of re: the traveling service engineer job: I have my last interview, with a senior HR manager tomorrow morning at 930. I think this means that it's the last gate I have to get through before they offer me something. I hope at least? This was the text of the email answering the question I had as most places you have an HR interview first, and I had already spoken to one lower level (I think?) Hr person a while ago: I've met with everyone else so yeah, the last person. The email was also titled "Last phone call. Seems ominous. I hope I'm stepping into some kind of hunger games style situation. Probably not but I can hope. If I ever find myself in that type of situation, I won't even try to win, I'll just be relieved that I can finally die. 2. My previous (second previous) employer, Scotts has an opening in a group I'd like to work in. I had long spoken of discontent at my job there. Looking back on it, really looking back on a lot of things made me re-evaluate my relationship with the company. I suppose being unemployed does that to a person. I don't have any reason to believe I was ever unhappy there, just unhappy with being an analytical chemist. Plus them unceremoniously firing my very qualified boss (and friend) plus the very qualified boss of the other lab and putting into place cost cutting unqualified folk in their places really grated on me and put me on edge. It was especially galling when my lab manager comes to me and says "hey, you're better at this stuff than I am so I'm gonna have to lean on you for technical guidance in the coming months" and that comment not being followed by a discussion of a salary and title increase. Really killed any remaining fragment of love I had for the job/role. Hence my goal of going back to school to fix my life. Also, probably why I haven't really applied to many analytical chemist type jobs, most of those jobs have been ones headhunters come to me for. I've been mainly applying to development chemist/R&D product development chemist type roles. Anyway, they have a position in Controls (weed and insect controls) for their entry-level job. With me not having any actual formulations experience, that's perfect to learn and move forward. Plus, my initial boss in the lab is one of the bosses on the controls group, the director of the group likes me and I had a good relationship with literally everyone on the controls team so I think I have a decent shot, assuming of course they didn't all harbor some kind of strange resentment toward me since I was one of the gatekeepers to their product development aspirations. I just sent an email to my old boss informing her of my interest, that I applied (in hopes of maybe making sure my shit doesn't get "lost" in HR) made that uncomfortable attempt at small talk, etc. That was a hard email to send. I didn't know if it was appropriate, it's hard to swallow your pride and go back less than 2 years after you left but the facts are the facts. It's either take a shot at something like this or end up working retail or something like warehousing, which is in my immediate future if I don't make something happen. I feel like Eminem in 8 mile. I think I need to find a battle rap competition or something. @mwarren, you're from Michigan; you got any ideas where I could get into that sort of thing?
  23. 3 points
    STENDEC

    DHT and The Beetus

    https://www.bmj.com/content/365/bmj.l1204 5AR inhibitor use associated with a 30% increased risk of developing T2DM.
  24. 3 points
    Sanction

    So. Not. Powerlifting...

    This is chronic disease caused by turning 40.
  25. 2 points
    mwarren

    Occult Blooded Occlusion Grimoire

    When I have money to get a #weightvest, I'll be doing all kinds of things with it. Things that don't need to be done work it. Sex, cooking, mowing the lawn. I'd really like to have one for pullups, dips, pushups, and transverse plane lower body stuff
  26. 2 points
    mwarren

    Tomahawk HUGE update with a log

    I hope you sent a few of them home with bruised faces.
  27. 2 points
    mwarren

    One (New) Direction

    My big booty boyz
  28. 2 points
    STENDEC

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    That's the only reason I am still here.
  29. 2 points
    Kimbo

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    You are on the inside.
  30. 2 points
    Kimbo

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    I'd stand my straw up in that milkshake.
  31. 2 points
    Construct

    Onward

    Thursday maybe? Bouldering: One each of V0 through V5. Easier than I expected. Someone's child was extremely impressed by one of my moves, so I'll call it a win. Bench: 5 x 135, 155, 175, 195 Saturday, 11 May 2019: Hopped on the mountain bike for the first time in 6 months. I've been dreading the first ride because I did near zero cardio all winter. Surprisingly it wasn't bad at all. I ran out of daylight before I ran out of energy. Probably 5-6 miles up the hills behind my house. Rode home in the dark. I should get some bike lights. EDIT: I overestimated the length of the bike trip. Revising back down.
  32. 2 points
    Ras

    Occult Blooded Occlusion Grimoire

    Fuck, I love training outside. Did 250 m of Farmer's Walks in split sets alternating with swings and push-up variations, including some fairly hard plyometric variations (particularly hard for a fat man like myself).
  33. 2 points
    Construct

    Onward

    Eliminated a major source of stress at work. Didn't realize how much it was weighing on me until it was gone. 6 May 2019: Squat: 5 x 135lbs 5 x 155 5 x 175 5 x 195 7 May 2019: 20 minutes of bouldering. 50% progress on a new V7. Pull ups: 10, 10, 5
  34. 2 points
    No it wouldn't. You need to taper the effect, not the gross amount of drug you are taking. If you are using a "kicker" so that you get the same high out of 20mg that you used to get out of 30mg, this is going to bring you no closer to being clean.
  35. 2 points
    Kimbo

    Any advantage: BCAA vs PRO?

    I use BCAA+EAA during, for digestibility issues as well. I also find that the combo gives me energy during my workouts without carbs (not that I'm against carbs - it's just an observation).
  36. 2 points
    The things that absolutely fuck me the fuck up are bench days. It was hard for me to go from seating to laying in transition, and I stopped doing BB rows. I was able to add back my seated cable rows and lat pulldowns. But that might have been the epidural talking, since the only thing that seems not to hurt these days is not going to the gym. My injury is T7-T8 (well, onme of my injuries, I think I have a whole back of them).
  37. 2 points
    Emperor G_D

    So. Not. Powerlifting...

    My wife has always pushed against re-lo, because it's hard on the kids and we'd have no family. Now that there are clearly costs-unignorable costs-to staying put and she's ready to move into the workforce, it sounds like the reality of it is more graspable to her. Before, we were still making it in spite of the cost. As of yesterday, it costs us almost a grand per month for the privilege of being here. In due time it's something we can consider. Not today, though. Austin, Raleigh and Georgia are on my list of places to consider when the time is right. Her mom has also offered to move with us as an idea, so that changes things, too. She has an ailing sister who she could not leave; however, and that needs to resolve itself before any of this is possible. If she could work for a few years until our youngest is in middle school, then there are more opportunities in the way of geographic territory to move to, as well. But home ownership will not ever be a possibility without moving.
  38. 2 points
    mwarren

    So. Not. Powerlifting...

    It's very hard on kids to be uprooted, though. I don't know if you can put a dollar amount on their sanity and success if they do happen to respond poorly to relocating? It's hard enough for kids feeling lost when they graduate from highschool. Just a perspective from the kids.
  39. 2 points
    Burton

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    See, the beautiful thing about calling yourself QP is that it can mean a quarter pound of anything, really. Just change as necessary depending on the circumstance. Performing for a trailer park in Arkansas? QP of meth. Bunch of Cuban guys in Miami? QP of coke. A group of whores, like maybe at some kind of whore convention? QP of jizz. Anyway, I'll have to think about this. But for what it's worth, pretty much everyone outside of Michigan assumes that it's all like the way you describe. Dirty, run down shithole where everyone worships Eminem and is mad that the auto factories shut down. Except for Grand Rapids. I've been there and it was nice.
  40. 2 points
    Kimbo

    Kimbo's PR Log

    Well the down side to being like that is that you can spin your wheels very easily. Which I tend to do.
  41. 2 points
    43 medals and 8 Pan Am champions. We fucking dominated.
  42. 2 points
    Emperor G_D

    Resurrection of Blu

    Yeah, I think you need to follow a procedure after your rehab in order for the felony to go away. A lawyer should be able to clear it up. This might make sense to do, since you're ready to do the insurance thing...
  43. 2 points
    STENDEC

    Resurrection of Blu

    He started hanging around with us when he was 12 I am pretty sure.
  44. 2 points
    Emperor G_D

    So. Not. Powerlifting...

    OHP 45x20 75x5 95x5 115x3 145x3 165x3 185x7 Joker 205x3 Back hurts, so stopped there. CGBP 135x12 165x10 195x10 215x10 215x10 Wide press 135x20x2S Feeling juicy after that... Standing single-arm overhead triceps extensions on a cable 4 sets of 10-12 Standing low cable curl 120x8 110x10 100x10 90x10 drop set 60x10 Done.
  45. 2 points
    Kimbo

    Resurrection of Blu

    So just don't worry? Why didn't I think of that!! 🤔
  46. 2 points
    Construct

    Onward

    I've had a few unrecorded workouts here and there. Definitely just coasting at this point. Better than nothing. 23 April 2019: 20 minutes of bouldering Squat: 5 x 135 lbs 5 x 155 lbs 5 x 185 lbs
  47. 2 points
    STENDEC

    One (New) Direction

    My life is still a chaotic mess right now...the kitchen project is about 75% complete which means that the impact on daily living is approaching 100% PITA. Work is also busy. I have a new boss, who I like, but she's got different expectations and priorities from my old boss so I am adjusting to that and I am heading to Chicago next week and still need to get the plumbing, electrical and gas work finished before my inlaws arrive...
  48. 2 points
    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00726-019-02733-2
  49. 2 points
    Growth Factor

    GF's "CS Goes Pubic" Log

    Yes, the diet is the game changer. I also think that high protein diets either have something to them that haven't been concretely identified in the literature (though thankfully at least 1 or 2 papers exist supporting the use of ultra high protein diets), or at the very least work for me for whatever reason. Re spoto presses, funny enough, I was doing that, too, back before I first injured my shoulder. I'd also do pause squats back then on warmups to help with dialing in my form.
  50. 2 points
    Burton

    Liftin' weights and other shit

    Deadlift workout yesterday. Top set was a super heavy (sarcasm) 225 for 8 reps. Felt pretty good, could have gotten 10 but you know, easing into it. No belt for now so Ben will be happy. Trying to make sure everything wrt core bracing is good before I hit heavy weights. BBB, some lat pulldowns and cable crunches.
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