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Other Events / 2015 - 2016 TTHL
« on: March 12, 2017, 12:19 PM »
Originally posted by riderfan14
No games this year?
this :(

Off Topic / Random chat
« on: February 28, 2017, 03:25 PM »
@Vinny26 u alive?

Off Topic / The Gym/Nutrition Thread
« on: December 30, 2016, 03:11 PM »
Hit a 335 high bar squat a couple days ago. Road to 4 plates. Gonna spend 2017 really focusing on my deadlift though.

Off Topic / The Gym/Nutrition Thread
« on: December 24, 2016, 09:15 PM »
Hit 215 on bench earlier this week. Tried 225 and couldn't lock it out haha. Gonna get some redemption on it within a couple weeks.

Off Topic / The Gym/Nutrition Thread
« on: December 19, 2016, 07:22 PM »
Hit 295 for two highbar singles beltless rpe 7 ish. Haven't been able to squat for a few weeks consistently due to knee pain, so I'm happy. I also got my Slingshot hip circle in and two rogue 41inch bands to work on some mobility, very satisfied with those too.

Off Topic / The Gym/Nutrition Thread
« on: December 19, 2016, 12:32 PM »
Originally posted by Madbuzz41
Why wouldn't you roll it up? It makes it more flexible for sure. My buddies is pretty soft
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Originally posted by peg_pulsar
I think you just answered your own question? You don't want the belt to be flexible or soft. You want it to conform to you, not be flexible. Stiffer the better, but fitting you just right.
I personally don't think this would really help that much for performance other than possibly feeling tighter due to a stiffer belt. The new STrong belts that Mark bell has released come to the consumer "already broken in" and look very soft and flimsy but are still very effective as seen the their videos. Not here to argue whether one way is better than the other, but I just think comfort is key. I personally just think I was able to speed up the "break in" period + after using it for a while it has conformed to my torso.

Off Topic / The Gym/Nutrition Thread
« on: December 18, 2016, 12:46 PM »
Originally posted by Madbuzz41
Anyone have any suggestions on how to break in a belt? Mine should be in within a couple days and my buddy says roll it up tight both ways. But I read online that ruins the structure integrity of the belt?

I did this with my 10mm and it's fine. Definitely shouldn't ruin the integrity of the belt since it's just a piece of leather. I would also use a screw driver to soften the buckle holes since I got stuck in mine for a good 10 minutes the first i ever put it on haha

Off Topic / The Gym/Nutrition Thread
« on: December 11, 2016, 10:23 PM »
Originally posted by benz88
**** thing with Adidas Is I need a 12.5 which cant get in Canada.  Only sell half sizes to the states.
Rogue Canada has the 12.5 in stock

Off Topic / The Gym/Nutrition Thread
« on: December 10, 2016, 10:55 AM »
Originally posted by Riley
Got my $68 Adipowers in the mail today! Can't wait to open them at Christmas!
where did you buy them?

Off Topic / The Gym/Nutrition Thread
« on: December 09, 2016, 12:30 AM »
Originally posted by peg_pulsar
I used to train my calves 8 days a week and they never grew. Stopped doing calves all together and they are still the same size. Calf size is purely genetics, the only thing you can train into them it seems is definition.

In my opinion you're still able to grow them to some extent, however your insertions will predict how big they will appear to be. So regardless you're right with calves are purely genetics.

Off Topic / The Gym/Nutrition Thread
« on: November 19, 2016, 10:34 PM »
Originally posted by Riley
Not a lot of videos in the thread. Here's my top set of squats from this morning!

Are those SBD knee sleeves? I've been looking around, not sure which ones I'll grab yet. I'm torn between the sbd's or the new STrong ones.

Edit: Just ordered the SBD's lol.....

Off Topic / The Gym/Nutrition Thread
« on: November 12, 2016, 12:15 AM »
Originally posted by jrkoff
thats heavy.   i couldnt even do that tren'd up

flat dumbbells, ya... no problem for 8-10..   but not ohp, doubt i could even get 1

u were on dat tren??!

Off Topic / The Gym/Nutrition Thread
« on: November 09, 2016, 10:52 PM »
Originally posted by peg_pulsar
   The high bar/low bar debate is an interesting one. I too squat almost all low bar right now. I did it because "all the strong powerlifters squat low bar". For the first month or so it killed my wrists and shoulders, now its comfortable although my shoulders still hurt sometimes with it. It definitely makes the weight feel lighter. I'd say like madbuzz i'm now sort of hybrid, its not ridiculously low on my back, but it still is sitting on my rear delts rather than my traps.
   Which one is "stronger" really comes down to what is more comfortable for you, what you "feel" is a better position for you, and what your leverages are. To say low bar is a stronger way to squat is only true for some people. John Haack, probably the strongest powerlifter in the world right now (he has a 543 wilks as an 83kg lifter) squats high bar, his squat is ridiculous. The strongest squatters in the world are Olympic lifters, not powerlifters, and they all predominantly squat high bar.
Very well said

Off Topic / The Gym/Nutrition Thread
« on: November 09, 2016, 07:32 PM »
Originally posted by jrkoff
out of curiosity, what were you pushing on high bar?   i've always found low bar significantly easier
I've done 270 for 3. Low bar is much much easier in my opinion. Once you learn/get a feel for where to place the bar and how to keep your wrists in a comfortable position low bar makes the weight feel much lighter on your back, shortens your range of motion, enables you to use more hamstrings/glutes etc. I also feel that when I went heavy on high bar my hips would like to shoot up but on low bar I can really engage my posterior chain to bounce out of the hole. My knee's definitely like low bar more.

Off Topic / The Gym/Nutrition Thread
« on: November 08, 2016, 09:33 PM »
Started squatting low-bar a couple weeks ago. Decided to move up to a single today and got 315 for a surprisingly easy single! I would say rpe 7-8. Very happy with it!

General Discussion / Top tier sightings
« on: October 12, 2016, 06:53 PM »
Originally posted by Shaun
Think I saw @Miguel on Warde this afternoon
can confirm saw u 2

Off Topic / The Gym/Nutrition Thread
« on: October 02, 2016, 07:58 PM »
Haven't posted in a while. About a week or so ago I ended a 6 week block using Jonnie Canditos 6 week powerlifting program. Wanted to focus on progressive overload to bring up my lifts and since I was hitting too many plateaus with a 5x5 type system. It was great going into the gym with numbers on paper, definitely helped me move weight that I didn't think was possible.

Bench started with a very slow 185 grinder. After 6 weeks I really wanted to try 205 but unfortunately didn't get the lock-out. Was able to do 195 after failing with decent speed. I think if I did 200 I would of gotten it.

Squat started with 275. Could of probably been higher but I wanted to make sure I was still playing it safe. on week 5 I hit 270 for 3 while being sick. Pretty happy with that.

This was my first time really taking deadlifting seriously. I put 285 on the excel sheet just to make sure I wasn't letting my ego get in the way while still learning the movement. Pulled 280 for a very easy 4 during my last workout, then threw 3 plates on the bar for the hell of it.Felt like butter. I think my max (keeping the form clean) is probably around 350.

Taking a deload week right now and having fun with high volume workouts and will start another cycle soon. Heres a link if anyones interested:

Journals / Just Another Civic Hatch
« on: June 07, 2016, 11:19 PM »
I really like the H22 in my prelude. They're prone to burn oil so I'm not sure if you want to gamble with the one at auction. The H2B set up is getting more popular, getting rid of the sometimes wonky and long geared h22 tranny. The lighter car will definitely make it feel much faster!

Newbies / Round 3 (maybe 4?)
« on: June 03, 2016, 10:18 PM »
Hi Dan!

Journals / bonspeed's 1998 Civic Hatchback
« on: May 08, 2016, 01:39 PM »
Originally posted by bonspeed
I'll check the oil level constantly and observe if it's still consuming oil. if it isn't then scratch mobil1 for good, but if it's still does then there's something wrong with my engine(fongers crossed) lol
All high revving engines create a mist that goes up the pcv valve and goes up the intake, it's inevitable (you're probably already aware). You're most likely just having a bit of that and not actually burning it at the cylinder wall/piston. I guess it depends how much.

Events Gallery / WEKFEST Chicago 2016
« on: May 08, 2016, 12:13 AM »
Great video Cole!

Off Topic / The Gym/Nutrition Thread
« on: May 07, 2016, 09:55 PM »
Originally posted by Madbuzz41
I remember that struggle. Going from 1 to 2 plates is a huge milestone and it takes forever. Huge mental game IMO .
Yeah I've only been benching since October-November so okay with my progress

Off Topic / The Gym/Nutrition Thread
« on: May 07, 2016, 07:01 PM »
Benched 185, on the way to 2hundo

Journals / Miguel's BB6 Prelude
« on: May 02, 2016, 11:21 AM »
Just a few pics from the test n tune. @Matthew looks so bored in the last one  :lol:
DSC_3770 by Steve Carmichael
DSC_3771 by Steve CarmichaelDSC_3735 by Steve CarmichaelDSC_3692 by Steve CarmichaelDSC_3799 by Steve Carmichael

Journals / Miguel's BB6 Prelude
« on: May 02, 2016, 10:59 AM »
Originally posted by Vince
$10 says Christian races in a single autox event this year.
does or doesn't?

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