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    Putting squats first: good idea?

    So my strength has stalled for a while, haven't hit a PR in the squat for 5 months (and even then it was a long hard grind to add 5kg to my PR). Although my snatch technique needs a lot of work, at...
  • For what size individuals are supplement recommended daily intakes written?

    I'm an active weightlifter and as such take by fair share of food supplements.

    On multivitamins/BCAA's and whatnot it usually gives a recommended daily intake on the packaging but what I was...
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    Yeah I always put them in the drier. But does the...

    Yeah I always put them in the drier. But does the drying method have any effect on stains?


    I like the routine reference! But 3 shirts is too little as it forces you to wash during the week, plus...
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    Athletic fit sounds like something that I'd like...

    Athletic fit sounds like something that I'd like to try as I've found slim fit to still be a bit generous around the waist (as I go for 17 inch collars).
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    I actually don't wear white shirts that much. I...

    I actually don't wear white shirts that much. I have various colored/patterned ones so any stains are less visible.

    I have heard of the pre-soaking thing and occasionally I do do it, though at...
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    Thanks for your response. And you're the second...

    Thanks for your response. And you're the second person to recommend Charles Tyrwhitt, guess I'll have to check it out!
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    How often would you replace a formal shirt?

    I would like some advice from those of you who work white collar jobs or just generally wear a formal shirt to work every day.

    Most of my formal shirt collection originates from a little over 2...
  • I don't and that's the point- I want to get out...

    I don't and that's the point- I want to get out of accountancy and into corporate finance/IB/equity research/asset management. Do you have any idea how dull accountancy is?
  • Depends on the company and role- some pay for it,...

    Depends on the company and role- some pay for it, some don't. I'm doing it out of my own pocket currently as the CFA is not strictly related to my current work (using it as a springboard for other...
  • Hey there combiner of swoleness and spreadsheet! ...

    Hey there combiner of swoleness and spreadsheet!

    Another Level 1 candidate checking in. Have so far done all 6 Schweser mocks, all the CFAI EOCs, quite a bit of the Schweser question bank, plus...
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    Should I focus on strength more?

    I train for Olympic weightlifting, though not at a competitive level of any sort.

    Currently the way my workout is set up is that I always start off with an Olympic lift(s) and then move on to...
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    Same situation here and I also find that...

    Same situation here and I also find that squatting with a relatively narrow stance works best for me. Anything wider is quite uncomfortable for my hips.
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    Yeah, I find that the constant heavy squatting...

    Yeah, I find that the constant heavy squatting and pulling (albeit with lighter weights) of Olympic weightlifting really do help the deadlift. My max was about 200kg when I started doing more heavy...
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    Snatch grip deadlift to back squat ratio

    I was wondering what is everybody's snatch grip deadlift to back squat ratio? Are you squatting more or snatch grip pulling more? As these lifts involve many of the same muscles, I believe that its a...
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    Is there any particular reason you don't do any...

    Is there any particular reason you don't do any Olympic lifts anymore?
  • Thread: Quads too big

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    In 3 months your quads are "too big"? I call b.s.

    In 3 months your quads are "too big"? I call b.s.
  • Thread: Not Squatting?

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    Smith machine would not force good form. Stay...

    Smith machine would not force good form. Stay away from that thing.

    If you never practice, you can't expect to get good at something, now can you? If you want to learn how to get better at the...
  • Russian squat program: how do you warm up for the working sets?

    Iím sure that there are quite a few people here who have done the Russian squat program or at least have general knowledge of it.

    Iíve done it twice before and saw progress and want to go through...
  • The spotter's arms (his dad btw) are indeed on...

    The spotter's arms (his dad btw) are indeed on him but it doesn't seem like he's exerting that much effort. Plus when you've got 320kg on your back, the effect is probably more psychological than...
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    I don't agree with this tip. Thats how...

    I don't agree with this tip. Thats how powerlifters squat and thats fair enough but for most average people that will feel like a very unnatural movement.
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