OT: livin the dream....

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Submitted by scaredyclassic on December 9, 2012 - 6:27pm

Some days ya just feel 110 percent. It was an awesome weekend high energy then Sunday pm squat 250 actually did one (1) very shaky 250 lb squat!!!!! I tried it because frankly I only feel this wonderful maybe three days a year. Still I need three sets of 3 by may 9 to avoid eating alpo for failing to perform but now I know I can do it!

Livin the dream..... Just 50 more lbs and I can have a cocktail.

Submitted by Rich Toscano on December 9, 2012 - 7:17pm.

Well done sir! My squat is a yet a fairly long way off from that milestone. Deadlift is just about there but squat is still pretty pathetic. (In my defense I only weigh 140 lbs but as they say in another realm, you can't eat relative performance...)

Best of luck on the dog food vs. cocktail thing.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on December 9, 2012 - 9:04pm.

at my best pre-summer I deadlifted 300 lbs one time with witnesses. I now believe the deadlift is the one lift to rule them all, but I am stuck with my squat bet. After I get to the 300 lb squat, which I now believe could even happen before my 50th birthday next year, I will change my screen name to deadlift400.

Submitted by paramount on December 9, 2012 - 11:47pm.

I grew up with Captain Kirk.

Submitted by CA renter on December 10, 2012 - 3:39am.

Fantastic job, Scaredy!!! :)

What you do mean by 50 more pounds? I thought 250 was your goal. Have a cocktail -- you deserve it! :)

Submitted by scaredyclassic on December 10, 2012 - 8:16am.

No 250 for three sets to avoid dog food

300 one time for alcohol.

Still work to do

Submitted by Blogstar on December 10, 2012 - 1:47pm.

What I don't get about the dead lift is how people can hold the bar with their hands with hundreds and hundreds of pounds? 1/3 of a ton maybe in some cases?More? That's just scary.

Good job, Scaredy.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on December 10, 2012 - 2:29pm.

Men in olden days who worked w hands could grip. We are soft

Submitted by CardiffBaseball on December 10, 2012 - 3:39pm.

Blogstar wrote:
What I don't get about the dead lift is how people can hold the bar with their hands with hundreds and hundreds of pounds? 1/3 of a ton maybe in some cases?More? That's just scary.

Good job, Scaredy.

I grip lightly, hook with fingers. also both hands go overhand in kind of a sumo deadlift.

I also drop the weight when I am up over the knees. I bought bumper weights and we drop them once we get close the thigh which saves grip. Once the weight is that high off the ground all the good stuff is done. Getting it off the ground is all that really counts as far sudden burst of strength. This guy took Pavel's stuff with a 130-lb little girl and got her to deadlift 3X bodyweight. All this with almost no body-weight gain. Gold medal winner Allyson Felix

http://www.dragondoor.com/articles/the-h...

Submitted by desmond on December 10, 2012 - 4:30pm.

CardiffBaseball][quote=Blogstar wrote:
This guy took Pavel's stuff with a 130-lb little girl and got her to deadlift 3X bodyweight. All this with almost no body-weight gain. Gold medal winner Allyson Felix

130 lb little girl? You just cost Rich another 6 months of therapy!

Submitted by Blogstar on December 10, 2012 - 5:48pm.

Interesting read, Cardiff...

How long should one dead lift, in weeks or months,before going anywhere near at the percentages 80-90% of max and start increasing. Or should you just try to figure that out and get rolling?

I can do 10x200 on squats, about parallel, maybe more rested. I figure that is about where I would be dead lifting for reps? And yes, I do work with my hands.

Submitted by Rich Toscano on December 10, 2012 - 5:49pm.

desmond wrote:

130 lb little girl? You just cost Rich another 6 months of therapy!

Ha! Just add it to the queue...

Submitted by scaredyclassic on December 10, 2012 - 9:55pm.

today sucked.

some days are markedly better than others, strength wise.

we are not machines.

i must say, though, i like the way I look in an athletic t-shirt. not bad.

my kids were punching me around the midsection to test for solidness.

passed.

squatting.

Submitted by CA renter on December 10, 2012 - 10:59pm.

It's so fun to read about your joyful experiences, scaredy! :)

How awesome is it that you are in better shape today than ever before?

One of these days, I'm going to use your experience to motivate myself. ;)

Submitted by CardiffBaseball on December 11, 2012 - 9:46pm.

Blogstar wrote:
Interesting read, Cardiff...

How long should one dead lift, in weeks or months,before going anywhere near at the percentages 80-90% of max and start increasing. Or should you just try to figure that out and get rolling?

I can do 10x200 on squats, about parallel, maybe more rested. I figure that is about where I would be dead lifting for reps? And yes, I do work with my hands.

I've not gone more than 2 months, but I am at heart lazy. The thing is Pavel would have you doing two sets of 5 plus whatever warmup you would do. If you start very light and work up to it, you might feel a little unworked.

Recently I started back, and went right to 180 so at week 1 end I was 215, week two 240, and that was really starting to challenge me. Week three, I developed this blasted pain in my right heel, most likely plantar fasciitis. I stopped. I don't know if it was starting back too soon, too fast, not stretching the heel or just bad luck. I tend to think it was bad luck doing something else or just age, but who knows.

My rule of thumb when I once got up over 300 I started to plateau a little was this. If I can at least do three reps, go ahead and add 5 the next day. On the way to that, I was topped out twice, and I simply went backwards giving my body another chance. What I mean is let's say 280 was hard to conquer. Maybe go back to 240 or something and give yourself 8 workouts to get back to the weight you were having trouble with.

I don't know that any program is meant to be forever, but for experiencing rapid gains quickly without too much bulking up you can't beat it. However it won't sculpt the pects or biceps if being beach sexy is the goal. For that you'd need something with a ton more reps (and food).

I am really thinking it's been a month and trying to lift through this heel issue. These things take forever to heal so at some point I have to get something going. It doesn't always hurt, maybe I pick good times of day.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on December 12, 2012 - 8:19am.

My suits are tight. In the jacket not the waist.

Pavels power to the people is my Talmud .

Lift bigger weights fewer times.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on December 12, 2012 - 8:24am.

My tightened core during squatting can cause some loud farting on the way down squatting.

Have been a 38r my whole life.

Hard to move in these suits. Going to get a couple 40r to serve till I move up to 42r.

I think progress would have been easier 30 years ago but as Charlie Parker says, nows the time.

Submitted by Blogstar on December 12, 2012 - 9:57am.

This stuff with a few other things keeps my PF in Check:
http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/sports-i... I do the golf ball roll twice a day since I started running a few months ago.With the therapy activities, I have had only had to ice and take a few days off once. Stretch the calf muscles and foot before getting out of bed each day. This is manageable. I have ran 5 miles of hills twice in the last three days and though I need a break, it's not because of my feet!

I figure nothing really gets cooking with exercise until around 3 months of consistent smart and hard work. That's just base building. Law of diminishing returns starts to kick in 6-9 months. So you can do a lot better.

The farting is O.K., Scaredy. Around here we have a saying; "You can judge a good worker by how much gas he passes". Keep up the good work.

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