I have seen a lot of .....for lack of a better word........ "Bad-ass-ness" recently. Now I am fairly open minded and realize that locations, occupations, experiences, physical ability, etc all…Continue
"Hey Ryan. I have visited Jakarta a few times and really enjoyed it. I am living a bit north of you in the Philippines now. I am not familiar with your program, but let us know how its working for you and look forward to hearing your input."
"Think about dropping the cardio (long, relatively slow, endurance type running, etc) and maybe switch up to sprints or metabolic conditioning. I think you will see a difference and know that you will feel one!"
"Hey Henry. Welcome to the group. You may find several opinions here....but you know what they say about them. So take everything and then go with what is right for you.
I would say that hiking is active recovery and you should NOT drop your…"
"You really need to look into nutrition if you are going to make the most of your gains. You do not need lean meat every day. You need protein, carbs, and fat ( for your micros) and high quality is better but you make do with what you have. You…"
"I would love to help you out.......but my career was longer than you have been on this earth and I was an Army guy. The best advise I can give is to train hard and run a lot. Best of luck to you and keep us posted."
"You're being to rough on yourself again (are you really gonna make me call you on this every time?). In my opinion in the gym you should be your greatest competition/motivation. External sources won't make you committed as much as inner…"
"Ha ha, we'll see about that. Trying to bust out of a bench plateau, goings been slow, but 5 3 1 is excellent for that.
I like doing dumbbell presses one arm at a time, really throws balance into the mix and involves the core muscles more. The 5…"
"I've spotted a guy with similar, his doctor told him to just not come down all the way to his chest on the bench; seemed to work for him.
But if you can't bench that way, I'm in agreement that you'll progress out of that weight…"
"Hmmm...I don't use dumbbells for my core movements, it's the Olympic bar. I use dumbbells for the assistance work, and that certainly does not need to include dumbbells, it can be anything. To me that's the "fun" part…"
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"Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled"
THE PILGRIMS :
We are the Pilgrims, master; we shall go
Always a little further: it may be
Beyond the last blue mountain barred with snow,
Across that angry or that glimmering sea,
White on a throne or guarded in a cave
There lives a prophet who can understand
Why men were born: but surely we are brave,
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"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." ---George Orwell on a BBC broadcast, April 4, 1942
"When the highest and strongest drives, breaking passionately out, carry the individual far above and beyond the average and lowlands of the herd conscience, the self-confidence of the community goes to pieces, its faith in itself, its spine as it were, is broken: consequently it is precisely these drives that are most branded and calumniated. Lofty spiritual independence, the will to stand alone, great intelligence even, are felt to be dangerous; everything that raises the individual above the herd and makes his neighbour quail is henceforth called evil."
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, 1886, 201
"Somewhere a True Believer is training to kill you. He is training with minimal food or water, in austere conditions, training day and night. The only thing clean on him is his weapon and he made his web gear. He doesn't worry about what workout to do - his ruck weighs what it weighs, his runs end when the enemy stops chasing him. This True Believer is not concerned about 'how hard it is;' he knows either he wins or dies. He doesn't go home at 17:00, he is home. He knows only The Cause. Still want to quit?"
Ha ha, we'll see about that. Trying to bust out of a bench plateau, goings been slow, but 5 3 1 is excellent for that.
I like doing dumbbell presses one arm at a time, really throws balance into the mix and involves the core muscles more. The 5 3 1 keeps me in the gym for an hour tops, letting me focus all my up-front energy on the major lift. Then I can go, or have play time with assistance work. As you can tell, I almost never skip assistance work.
I've spotted a guy with similar, his doctor told him to just not come down all the way to his chest on the bench; seemed to work for him.
But if you can't bench that way, I'm in agreement that you'll progress out of that weight quickly with dumbbells. I've seen you do your hybrid deadlift/squats and that's incredible weight you have there. Maybe you are past what the 5 3 1 can offer you? All I know it's been working with me, but then again I am way behind you strength-wise.
Hmmm...I don't use dumbbells for my core movements, it's the Olympic bar. I use dumbbells for the assistance work, and that certainly does not need to include dumbbells, it can be anything. To me that's the "fun" part because the core movements do get boring.
When I do the conversion to pounds I get 83; that's a heavy dumbbell.
If you need more than those I'd say you are already one strong mofo!
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