Damn, I forgot to greet this thread a Merry Christmas.
Anyone still on that last rush of the year? I hit my 315 Deadlift goal last week (definitely looking to get that way up next year and my original goal was 365, but anyway) and I got up to a 140 pound overhead press last Tuesday. Pull-ups are feeling much easier too and I'm gonna try to test my rep max on the 31st (last training session of the year. Imma make it count). How about you guys?
And lolz, B-Low. Not the first time I've seen someone do that here.
Train Every other day?
Train 4-5 days in a row then rest?
Train every day as long you don't train the same body part and have one rest day a week?
Each muscle once a week? Twice a week? Thrice a week?
How often do you rest?
How often do you take a deload week?
What do you do on rest days?
I was doing 5/3/1 two days on, day off, then two days on. Like it, but I'm going back to three days a week. 5/3/1 doesn't have enough volume for by far my weakest lift which is bench. Going to Bill Starr's 5X5 which calls for bench twice a week and squat three times a week. Deload every 6 or so weeks, on the days off I usually do mobility work, foam roll, or be lazy
I'm not a gym snob at all (never even worked out at a gym actually lol).. But good lord I hate when people try to give me advice just because they read an article online or something. It's always those people who are trying to get in shape for a specific event/trip so they research (google) like crazy then they give it up completely a month later
I've been going with my bro to the gym on Fridays lately and got damn it's scary inside. Lots of people look good, better than me even, don't get me wrong. But ho-ly shit, these guys don't know how to move. People catching cleans on their wrists, guys doing rows with 2 plates but on only 1/16 of the movement, dudes not even getting parallel on push-ups, PUSH-UPS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. Apnd thesew ere already the dudes who had good bodies. I try to block everyone out instead when I go there coz I really can't stand it.
Haha I actually saw those a while ago up at D!cks. I emailed UA and told them if they put out a Wolverine one I would buy it and they actually emailed me back saying that the shirts were selling enough that they were looking into makin a second line. I'm still thinkin about picking up a long sleeve Spiderman one
Yeah, man, that would be badass. I think they really are making a second line though coz I've seen a picture of a Thor one that looked cool (although at first glance it kinda makes you look more like some cyborg or something). Deadpool one would be sweet too.
Shoulder is still causing me problems, and with the Physio getting me to do more movements in the sessions, we've concluded I have terrible thorasic spine mobility/flexibility.
Every time I have to reach above my head and slightly back, it kills my muscle. I was actually surprised at how little flexibility I had. I have about 5-10 degrees and I should be getting 30-45... lol. Right side is particularly bad, as Trentknicks mentioned he also had the forward shoulder/smaller pec thing going on for the right side, which causes for even less mobility in the thorasic spine on that side. Hence why I keep injuring the right side. Tighter, less room to work with, less give on the muscles.
Basically caused by a lot of sitting, and chest work and shoulder work.
Ah well, no gym for another 3 or 4 weeks, but at least I've figured out all the problems.