So Will, this is true obviously you just proved yourself, but is it also safe to say when bulking the strength gains will be GREATER for LONGER?
2000 or bust
If that's how you're lifting. If you're doing just a hypertrophy routine then the strength gains might not be as much as somebody else who's doing a strength routine while eating maintenance.
Oh, this is a cool thread.
Say I do BB bench, 3-5 freaking heavy, same with a missioary. Do DB benching, 6-8, DB shoulder press same reps.
On the bar, I can get strong, and on the DBs I can get the hypetrophy.
Eat a few hundered over mait. 4 months later.... 20 lbs heavier?
And a ****lod stronger.
Being a strong teenager means nothing.
My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.
Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.
As far as forced reps go, hey once in a while I don't see the harm. Personally I never do forced reps on my compound movements, I only do them in isolation movements.
As far as gaining strength without putting pounds it's obviously possible. We've all done it, especially when we first started. But, it will take A LOT longer to gain strength that way then you would eating enough to grow bigger.
I dont think the food is the key factor in this. When lifting weights higher reps = Muscle Mass. Lower reps dont add near as much mass but increase power better and faster.
Probably do all your lifts 3 x 3 or 3 x 2 x 1 or something.
Ok its been going well the last two weeks. I was weighed in at 98kg on thursday down ~2kg on fat. I recon I could sweat another 1kg no trouble. The big bonus is my first body weight clean and jerk as of yesterday. I think this could work!
It's definately possible! I'veen around around 160lbs for well over a year now...
When i first reached 160 or so, I was squatting around 500, benching 340ish, and deadlifting high 400's.
Now as time has passed, im still at about 160(163 at my last contest to be exact), my best lifts are a 660 squat, 415 bench, and 600 deadlift for 2 singles.
LOL, i knew somebody would ask that . . . . I lift in AAPF and i'm doing a USAPL meet soon
I'm at work now so i dont have access to all my regular stuff. but hre's a few pics of me benhcing 400 and 410, a deadlift pic with 550 or something, a short vid of a 600 dl, and a picture of me coming up with 660. . .
600 DL -- Short clip cuts out at top
660 squat pictures didn't get added
Very nice! With a name like "Deciever" it never hurts to ask for a little verification.
When is your next meet?
haha thanks man, i appreciate the comments
I'm either doing a USAPL meet in early spring ( hoping to total 1600ish @ 165 in the usapl.. that'd be sick) or an AAPF meet in february ( hoping for 10x bw)
I want to get at least one more meet in before I turn twenty.
Whats up Admin.
Haha, damn kevin, you're everywhere
Haha, just here and FI with you guys.
Jeez Deciever, you're impressive.
No **** man, you're not even twenty?
That's damn impressive.
Forever Goal: Strength
Weightlifting sucks. I just like to lift heavy things.
any chance you can list your split and what you've done to become so strong at such a low weight?
5'10", 170lbs, 10% bf
Bench:255 Squat:295 Dead:400
Snatch:145 C&J: 205
Chin-Up: +135 Dip: +100
Max Pull-Ups: 44
CrossFit Lv. 1, ACE-CPT
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Impressive indeed Deceiver...
What are your RAW lifts?
Age: 25 Height:5/9" Weight: 180lbs/ 80kgs
Current PR's (updated 19th March.)
Bench: 325lbs/ 145kgs
Dead: 395lbs/ 180kgs
Squat: 370lbs/ 165kgs x 1 parallel.