You will recover, nice PR!!!!Yeah but it’s not like that’s historically ever worked particularly well for me, so I figured maybe it’s time to listen to someone who has gotten results for thousands of people instead of just themselves.
Time to trust Verkoshansky.
No this was balls to the wall ME; I just did it inside the 90% peak week & kept the name for continuity’s sake lol
Thank you! Grip is feeling better and better, and the elbow is already pain-free again.Good stuff, hopefully that grip holds up for you and the elbow heals up fast.
I don’t like reverse bands except maybe in a peaking phase, where a weight is taken a few weeks in a row with progressively smaller bands being used to get the lifter used to the weight.See you use bands sometimes and was wondering what you would recommend for reverse bands for squats. Want to add in an overload now and again and since bands are expensive looking to just get one set to start.
Thanks for the answer. Will just keep things as is for now since my squats are pretty weak anyways.I don’t like reverse bands except maybe in a peaking phase, where a weight is taken a few weeks in a row with progressively smaller bands being used to get the lifter used to the weight.
I would rather squat against bands or chains from the floor to get an overload effect, BUT nothing is as close to a straightweight free raw squat as reverse bands - if you are bent on doing that, I would recommend a pair of lights (Orange at EFS) for most guys. And get minibands too (red) because they are super useful for tons of movements, and you can stack them with the lights if you need even more tension.
Average bands are for very strong raw squatters or guys in suits, or for a moderately strong raw squatter doing a circa max phase (rare & probably total overkill).
Heavy whipping cream in coffee? One of my favorite additions when adding fats for calories!
Working on a big bag of lightly salted almonds. Also just had a bowl of ground beef & peas with butter, coconut oil, cream cheese & shredded cheese melted onto it. Not too shabby, only ~15g fibrous carbs and very limited sodium compared to what I’m used to. 1 gallon down, 160oz water to go.Dry roasted macadamias! getdemcals
Everything but the peas sounds awesome! I would have dropped some of those almonds in there for more texture too! Or heat up cream cheese and mix the almonds into that with some jalapenos let it cool back down and smash! What?!?!Working on a big bag of lightly salted almonds. Also just had a bowl of ground beef & peas with butter, coconut oil, cream cheese & shredded cheese melted onto it. Not too shabby, only ~15g fibrous carbs and very limited sodium compared to what I’m used to. 1 gallon down, 160oz water to go.
250.4 this morning.
That made me laugh really hard actually. I just meant the cooked weight vs raw assholeGood thing you clarified; otherwise, I'd have guessed that you ate it raw!
I missed you, apparently. I was still in line to get weighed at about 10. Good luck today man!Weighed in at 109.6kg at 9:20am. Nailed it. Halfway into my second gallon of Gatorade, ate a whole pack of rice cakes, some gummies, a pack of ramen, about a 1/3 box of rice Chex so far. Peed once, so everything is taking well.
I thought you for sure had that last deadlift until I saw it coming out of your hand. You aren’t too far off!1,504lb total at 242 open raw. 2nd place in a class of 4 deep. 44lb squat PR, 16lb bench PR, 21lb total PR, and broke the 1,500 barrier finally despite a woefully lacking hookgrip. 8/9 and all white lights except the unsurprisingly dropped 3rd deadlift.
562 Squat, 352 Bench, 589 Deadlift. Definitely had the strength to pull 640 today, which is big for when I can get my grip caught back up. No injuries and an awesome meet to be a part of.
I did everything I set out to do - today was my day, and it was all worth it.