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    Only had 45 minutes today. Started with 10 sets...

    Only had 45 minutes today. Started with 10 sets of bench press and felt pretty crappy after that. Not sure if it's cuz of all the bench press, still recovering a bit from my cold, tired from all the...
  • Usually when people say push or pull they are...

    Usually when people say push or pull they are talking about upper body - push means chest and shoulders (you typically push something to work these muscles), pull means back (you typically pull with...
  • I doubt anyone has ever got to a lean 250 at...

    I doubt anyone has ever got to a lean 250 at 6'-0" natural. That's like 29-30 FFMI. That would be like a real life hulk.

    Also 185 lean depending on height could be big. Hell I still haven't been...
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    Too much for what? 5k in 40 minutes is very...

    Too much for what?

    5k in 40 minutes is very low fitness level, and is not at all excessive. I'd suggest increasing pace to at least sub 30 minutes rather than do it every day. Give yourself a...
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    First 3 day block I do legs/pull/push: On leg...

    First 3 day block I do legs/pull/push:
    On leg day I'm currently doing rack pulls.
    On pull day I do several sets of pull ups, then a few sets of dumbbell rows (because lower back still sore from...
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    Haven't been getting full workouts in. Was sick...

    Haven't been getting full workouts in. Was sick for a while, I've got extra work this month, and I'm still sleeping 10-12 hours a night. Today was pull day. Pull ups, dumbbell rows, left. 45 minutes....
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    My go to is pull up variation. If I program...

    My go to is pull up variation. If I program deadlift on back day I do that first. I don't feel it working my back except for my lower back, but my pull ups are significantly weaker after deads. Grip...
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    Aaron's random stuff

    Keep meaning to post here and keep starting with too much info and deleting it.

    My log is on paper, but I don't have much extra other than "felt good" or "sick today".

    To start I'll write out...
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    Yeah idk what happened there. I don't use straps...

    Yeah idk what happened there. I don't use straps cuz I just haven't really needed them and haven't been lifting very long. Haven't given it serious thought. The only times grip is an issue is if I'm...
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    Figure I have to start doing more than doubles. I...

    Figure I have to start doing more than doubles. I suck at higher reps (like 3). Went for triples at 405 today. Definitely at my limit. 3rd set, 2nd rep, something went wonky and I got in a weird...
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    Overhead press today + 9,250 = 1,239,357

    Overhead press today
    + 9,250 = 1,239,357
  • True, but saying "I'm cutting" seems like a nice...

    True, but saying "I'm cutting" seems like a nice way of saying one is dieting without publicly admitting to being fat. People like to say "Oh but you aren't fat!" even if you are absolutely fat....
  • Except that every source I find says 60% with 90...

    Except that every source I find says 60% with 90 seconds rest and slow eccentrics. I doubt I could get even get 2x10 with that protocol. Slowing down the eccentric part makes the sets tons harder for...
  • German volume training, how is it possible?

    I was looking into high volume and found this "program" (more of a rep scheme) called German volume training. 10x10 with 90" rest and slow eccentric phase. Several days rest before going again. This...
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    I wouldn't consider a butt target a tripping...

    I wouldn't consider a butt target a tripping hazard. I mean, controlling your steps should be much easier than squatting the weight. And the target shouldn't be in your walking path.
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    I got sick and finally got a bit in yesterday....

    I got sick and finally got a bit in yesterday. First pressing in 16 days. Yikes.

    3 sets of 9 arnold press with 3 second eccentrics.

    + 2430 = 1,230,107
  • I've done push ups on my knuckles most of my...

    I've done push ups on my knuckles most of my life, always found them to be easier that way. I like the neutral wrist position. It's comfortable. It increases range of motion a tad, but still think...
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    How does the bar slip out? Wouldn't it have to...

    How does the bar slip out? Wouldn't it have to physically jump up and over the thumb?
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    I would grab a ball and put it on a plate as low...

    I would grab a ball and put it on a plate as low as I could go without buttwink to give myself a target. Haven't been doing it lately but it really helped during strength phase. This after I spent...
  • Thanks for the detailed answer! I sometimes...

    Thanks for the detailed answer!


    I sometimes wonder if this is the main reason squats still feel so weird to me and why I can push my muscles harder in deadlift and bench press.





    Surely...
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