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
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I think getting those guys together with a few bottles of Scotch/bourbon on the table would be both educational and a lot of…"
"Don't do anything that causes pain. Otherwise: farmers walks for time or distance. You can also do these while pinch gripping a plate or plates. Also try doing pull-ups/pull-downs with a towel folded over the bar and then grip the towel."
"A lot of good advice here already. I will add or reinforce a few suggestions.
Go to the gym at least 6 days per week and make it a habit. Don't give yourself any argument about why you should miss a day. Making this a habit is vital.
"I simply meant that the weapon was not designed around a high-capacity magazine. Looking at the original Stoner and the subsequent M-16, they did not have particularly high capacity magazines. The high capacity magazine is an accessory tht came bout…"
"Most people don't like my "mantra" for getting things done. You probably won't either. But, it has served me well for many years.
Grow up and stop being a bitch. If you have things you need to do, then go do them."
"A lot of point regarding this have already been made. I will attempt to address your points the best I can from purely a users point of view.
It has a massive internal recoil spring in the stock meant to make it easier to put the second shot on…"
"Fairly solid post. But as a vet that served multiple tours, you......much like the VA....has forgoten Desert Shield/Storm. Otherwise, to state that gun sales reflect the current conflict is accurate."
"When I was on an entry team we used M-4s. But I have no idea how its done on the cicilian side.
I have some comments that address the original post directly, but will post them later. I don't feel like typing a long response on my phone."
"Hmm, don't know what I could suggest, as the core part of the program is pretty cut and dried. The main thing is to keep the assistance work varied so it does not become boring or loses it's challenge. The minute I find I stop dreading my…"
"Carl, Thank you so much for the kind words. I am thinking about giving 5/3/1 another go (I gave it a go a year or so ago). I just have to decide on the template I want. I am happy for any suggestions you may have since you have more experience with…"
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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!