How do people only do 2 warmup sets before their working weight?
Say if i'm benching 2 plates.. I usually do
85 x 5
135 x 5
165 x 5
190 x 3
205 x 1
225 3 x 5
Is this too much?
I feel like I wouldn't be warmed up at all with just 2 ramped up sets.
So I have a question /fit/. I'm 19 years old, have been lifting for like 3 years seriously now and have managed to get my bench to about 325, squat to 405, and deadlift up to 495. I never really followed a set program just did the typical training split for each muscle group. I've been stagnant at these numbers for a very long time and have decided I should change my routine to something more strength based, but still want to make size gains. What program should I be looking into? I was thinking something like Madcow?
Tl;dr Intermediate lifter plateauing on...
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>every neckbeard fat ass will be carrying one of these in the gym
If you can't overhead press your woman's weight your test is too low for her
I wad sugested 2x25 reps on preacher curls by a pt
Why is that ? Rep range seems way off
Hey /fit/, I'm going to go to the gym for the first time today with the SS routine. Is there anything I should know that the book didn't tell me? Is there anything the book told me that you think I should absolutely not forget? Also, how do I use the clips, just put them on the end of the barbell and move it down? How long should I wait between sets?
Don't do as much weight as you can on the first day. Obviously progressive overload is important to getting stronger, but if you've never touched a weight it's better to familiarize yourself with a movement using a weight you can do for 20+ reps, until it feels less awkward. Some people recommend not going heavy for 4 weeks, but I think that's a bit excessive.
Would it be wise to work out on the day you're going to have sex or would you advise against it?
Should I an hero? Lifting for 5 months but almost 0 strength gains. Still benching a quarter pl8 ever since month 2 or so.
101lb at 5'7
Do you get the same benefits from decaf?
Could you pass the Navy Seals fitness test?
I never swim so idk about that. Pushups and situps, no. Pullups and run yes.
Should I bother learning lowbar if I can highbar fine and comfortably?
I'm on SS atm, don't know if it would be worth switching over for them strength gains
High bar works the quads more. Low bar lets you squat more weight, but you are working the vastus lateralis more - not the quads.
I do low bar, because I like the appearance of detailed side legs more than quads, plus you can do more weight.
It doesn't matter if you don't have a professional background in bodybuilding or powerlifting.
Do whatever feels better for you. If you do deadlifts there is literally no need for low bar at all desu
Daily reminder not to overbulk
>tfw you bulk the right way, eating heavy and lifting heavy
>tfw you get hurt and work and can't lift for 3 months
>tfw you eat the same as if you were still bulking
>tfw you started to look like the picture to the left
Will I ever make it /fit/?
Is barefoot running safe, or is it just a meme?
I want to start jogging, and eventually running, but I'm too poor to afford a decent pair of running shoes.
Who /squat more than deadlift/ here?
I had a bad sciatic nerve for a few months that put my deadlift at a standstill, when I started again I had to begin from baby weight to make sure it didn't happen again. it's still catching up.
squat 167x5 kg
dl 157x5 kg
>inb4 quarter squats, I do deep oly style squats.
180kg x 4 with a belt, 1x 180kg raw. Squat
180kg x1 with a beld 170kg raw Deadlift
I just don't like deadlifting, and i don't wanna tear a bicep.
I squat 2 times a week, and i don't want to DL before i squat and im too tired to DL after i squat. So i usually just do 5x1 lightweight once a week.
I know what you mean. deadlifting doesn't feel as good as squatting. Are you tall? I'm 6'2 and naturally sort of lanky, I think that may be causing my deadlift dislike.
I also deadlift after 1x5 heavy squats so that may be why. I found that if I put it anywhere else it's hard to recover in time for the next workout session.
>Toe nail fungus
>Shitty face skin
>Asshole always smells
I'm destined to not make it right?