Lets talk GPP, bf loss, and strength retention, eh comrades?

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  1. MaineSucks

    MaineSucks OT Supporter

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    As satisfied as I am right now (I wouldn't venture out to say happy) with my strength gains, I have also tacked on way too much extra baggage. I feel terribly unhealthy, my ROM and felxability are terrible, and my GPP is non existant.

    Problem is, as anyone that has followed my log or talks to me, is that as soon as I hop on a CKD or something, my strength goes straight to the shitter and I find myself doing anything possible to get it back.

    So it think its time to take a different approach to my dilema.

    I'm gonna be switching over to Matt Rhodes/Wendler's 3-Day split after my meet in February

    basically cycling ME/DE work throughout 3 days

    Wednesday - ME Squat/DL
    Friday - ME Bench
    Sunday - DE Squat/DL

    Wednesday - DE Bench
    Friday - ME Squat/DL
    Sunday - ME Bench


    and so on.


    I'm gonna be working in the clean complex and snatch complex and try to find some other GPP shit. You guys have any other suggestions?
     
  2. MaineSucks

    MaineSucks OT Supporter

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    well I am terrible with this shit, you have any suggestions Chris?
     
  3. Phineas Q Stork

    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    drag the sled, start doing an active warmup
     
  4. MaineSucks

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    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    and slowly add stuff in each week, dont just jump right into it or your lifting will suffer, at least mine did when I started adding stuff in

    You probably feel terrible and out of shape because you are getting fucked up every night.
     
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    nah, i felt this way when i wasnt drinking too - and the drinking goes down tremendously once real classes start up again
     
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    so bodyweight circuits - like burpees and mountain climbers, etc...
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    werd, this has helped me a ton, as far as dieting goes this time around, I keep it at 12xbw, and get my 1-1.5 grams of protein per pund, and hit the EC stack before i lift.

    my diet is not chicken oats and tuna, but it is better than it was in thepast
     
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    what about retarded bulking? i love carbs
     
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    thank you very much fellas
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Also make sure to get your good fats
     
  12. velamint

    velamint Yesterday I woke up sucking a lemon

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    what are these?
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    ive never heard of anyone actually benefitting from HIIT

    me and chris were talking alot about how shitty shape you get in from powerlifting. its incredibly unathletic and unfortunately thats the condition you have to be in to be making steady gains strength wise. its good you're getting on this now before you get hurt and shit like i did. flexibility is osmething that goes out very quickly. i cant do a full squat at all anymore without holding onto something. i am starting OL lessons tomorrow so that should help a bunch. if youre looking for something athletic powerlifting is not the sport for you
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    getting in a pushup position and bringing your feet to your hands like youre running horizontally in place
     
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    Phineas Q Stork Active Member

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    gogz, do you consider powerlifters to be athletes?
     
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    What are mountain climbers?
     
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    If your having problems w/ tightness and such I would reccomend buying the magnificant mobility DVD from Eric Cressey and read most of his articles covering dynamic stretching.

    Doing dynamic stretching before w/o's and static on offdays worked wonders for getting my back healthy again.
     
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    1. Hands on floor with shoulders over hands.
    2. One leg tucked, one leg extended.
    3. Weight should be placed on balls of feet.
    4. As quickly as possible "climb" alternating legs back and forth.
     
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    burpees, oh fuck me, I just had a flash back to rugby

    pre season conditioning....
     
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    GOGZILLA Double-Uranium Member

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    if you call an athlete someone who participates in a sport then yes. powerlifters are just very unathletic athletes
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    I'm down 12lbs already after coming back to school, and while I'm sure some of it is water weight I'm under 300 for the first time in a while.

    I just added the complexes 2x a week and 15-20 minutes of cardio at night while adjusting my diet slightly. I still eat a lot of carbs, protein, and EFA's but it seems to be working.
     
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    Lets talk GPP, bf loss, and strength retention, eh comrades?

    Been reading too much Pavel, Maine?
     
  24. MaineSucks

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    :rofl:

    actually Austin Powers was on this weekend

    eh, comrades? eh?
     
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    I do intervals of tire flipping with jumping rope, sledge work with mountain climbers, and sled drags with burpees on most of my off days.
     
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