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Forum: General Board Yesterday, 06:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,129
Posted By Soldier
I paid $3.19/g for regular the other day here in...

I paid $3.19/g for regular the other day here in Texas. 'merica.
Forum: Training Logs Yesterday, 02:39 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 1,467
Posted By Soldier
Maybe. It's a distinct possibility, but the real...

Maybe. It's a distinct possibility, but the real question is can I pull it after doing squat and bench in a single day.





Thanks all. Very happy with how my peak is going so far.
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Forum: Training Logs Yesterday, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5,046
Views: 62,748
Posted By Soldier
Lol, perhaps, but it would take 5 hours and I'd...

Lol, perhaps, but it would take 5 hours and I'd have to take a nap in the middle. I've been working up to a heavy single then doing 1 backoff set and my squat sessions are still almost 2 hours.
Forum: Exercise Form Yesterday, 10:31 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 17,754
Posted By Soldier
Only one way to change that. Time to get your...

Only one way to change that. Time to get your hands on some knurling and toughen them up! I actually check my hands after every lift over 400. After the lift I wipe the chalk off and look them...
Forum: General Board Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,129
Posted By Soldier
I know right? We may all like lifting, but in...

I know right? We may all like lifting, but in the same economic situation we are definitely NOT.

I drive a 2005 Mazda 3. Both of our cars are paid off, and thank god for that. I literally...
Forum: Mind and Motivation Yesterday, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By Soldier
Those are all great goals. I'm just on the cusp...

Those are all great goals. I'm just on the cusp of all 3 of those numbers now and I can't wait to get them under my belt.
Forum: Training Logs Yesterday, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5,046
Views: 62,748
Posted By Soldier
The thought of that much volume makes me want to...

The thought of that much volume makes me want to pass out. Great work Ravi.
Forum: Exercise Form 08-31-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 17,754
Posted By Soldier
Your hips are raising and the bar is visibly...

Your hips are raising and the bar is visibly moving towards you after it leaves the ground. You're also inconsistent between the different reps. I think it all comes down to the technique of...
Forum: Training Logs 08-31-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 1,467
Posted By Soldier
Deadlift day. Specificity and intensity continue...

Deadlift day. Specificity and intensity continue to increase and PRs continue to fly.

Deadlift-
135x5
225x2
315x3
405x3
455x1
515x1
565x1 20lb PR
Forum: General Board 08-31-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Soldier
Wow, for real? I thought you just switched...

Wow, for real? I thought you just switched around someone's real before and after.
Forum: General Fitness & Health 08-31-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Soldier
Actually I'll be building quite a bit of my own...

Actually I'll be building quite a bit of my own stuff. I'm an amateur fabricator who doesn't mind getting his hands dirty. Originally I was going to build everything, including a crossfit style...
Forum: General Fitness & Health 08-30-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Soldier
Soldier's gym saga continues

At first I was planning to attempt to start a training facility/gym when I got out of the Army. But now I'm planning to start small, in my garage. The expense should be negligible, and I'll...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-29-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Soldier
BravenFenix described it perfectly. You want to...

BravenFenix described it perfectly. You want to do as much work as you can recover from. High cumulative volume is one of the best ways to create mass, and the best way to get the highest...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-29-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Soldier
Around here we tend to prefer simple, old school...

Around here we tend to prefer simple, old school training. Most of us did the whole 1x per week thing back when we were starting out because we, like most people, all read the muscle mags that told...
Forum: Training Logs 08-29-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 1,467
Posted By Soldier
I've started bringing in carb cycling to help me...

I've started bringing in carb cycling to help me prepare for the cut I'm going to be doing after my current cycle. I just want to get into the swing of things and maybe even drop a couple pounds...
Forum: Training Logs 08-29-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 1,467
Posted By Soldier
Bench day. Since I've now moved into working...

Bench day. Since I've now moved into working only a single movement per day as my intensity increases, I've also been able to up the relative volume I apply to a single area in a given session. ...
Forum: Training Logs 08-28-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 1,467
Posted By Soldier
I definitely do. I'm finding that some of the...

I definitely do. I'm finding that some of the form cues I've been working on become extremely hard to maintain when I get over 455 which is exposing weaknesses that need addressing. I'm going to...
Forum: General Board 08-28-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Soldier
It was just a joke honeybear. Gomad is famous...

It was just a joke honeybear. Gomad is famous for adding tons of fat. Most teens have shitty diets and simply adding a massive influx of calories from dairy is not the best way to get them moving...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 08-27-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Soldier
You're doing all that stuff every session, 3...

You're doing all that stuff every session, 3 times a week? Jesus.

There are a few things I might tweak, but I have a steadfast policy of not suggesting changes if what you're doing is giving you...
Forum: Training Logs 08-27-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 40,791
Posted By Soldier
You're crazy dude! I train in a gym on an Army...

You're crazy dude! I train in a gym on an Army post. If I was smacking myself in the face I'd probably get dragged off to the hospital, lol.

Honestly, I think you can get even tighter on your...
Forum: Training Logs 08-27-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 1,467
Posted By Soldier
Bodyweight is hovering just under 250. It's a...

Bodyweight is hovering just under 250. It's a couple lb higher than I'd like, as I think that trying to drop 8lb of water weight is going to be a stretch, so I'm going to back off a little on my...
Forum: Nutrition, Diet and Supplements 08-27-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Soldier
I just read everything I can, and when I see...

I just read everything I can, and when I see things I want to know more about I google them. Eventually you'll find certain sites that you want to keep checking. My daily circuit of websites is...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 08-27-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By Soldier
Bodyweight movements are great to keep up your...

Bodyweight movements are great to keep up your mobility and athleticism, both of which are good things even if your goals are aesthetic. But it's going to be harder to keep your steady progression...
Forum: General Board 08-26-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By Soldier
Honestly, I think until you get a few more years...

Honestly, I think until you get a few more years under your belt you'll be better off choosing a program and hitting it as hard as possible, as written. After you get more experience you'll be...
Forum: General Board 08-26-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By Soldier
I don't plan out most of my workouts. I have a...

I don't plan out most of my workouts. I have a vague idea of what I want to do and maybe a couple specific goals, but that's all I have prepared. But you have to remember that I've been doing this...
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