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Re: Learning to Throw Heavy Things
« Reply #165 on: September 11, 2014, 11:45:56 PM »
You don't need to precook or weigh anything.

That's like talking about what kind of chalk is best for deadlifts 6 months before you try deadlifting.

Get busy or think about moving along please.
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Re: Learning to Throw Heavy Things
« Reply #166 on: September 12, 2014, 05:11:27 AM »
The only thing worse than a hamstring cramp whilst benching is a hamstring cramp in the middle of sexy time.   ;D

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Re: Learning to Throw Heavy Things
« Reply #167 on: September 12, 2014, 10:44:29 AM »
If you keep letting your life get in the way, it's gonna be a pretty short one. I applaud your lifting, keep hammering that Iron.

Cardio for weight loss is not all it's cracked up to be. If you want to do it, I would say first thing in the morning, do some work that gets you sweating and the heart beating good, keep it up for awhile. This sets your metabolism up for the day to churn calories.

The elephant in the room is your diet, if you gained 25lbs in a year, you are not "falling off the wagon" you are just not putting forth the effort.

Let us know what we can do to help, I would like to see you succeed.

I agree that cardio is not the end all be all for weight loss, but it is a way to burn extra calories.  It's also a way to improve your cardiovascular health, which is important if you doing this to get healthy, and as well as strong.  I did a mix of cardio and lifting when I was losing weight. 

Be careful about over estimating how many calories cardio burns though.  Most of the machines and online calculators are wildly optimistic.

What you eat is definitely the most important part.  Try tracking your calorie intake for a while, it really helps.  I used and still use myfitnesspal.com, it's free.  Once you know how much you eat to maintain, it's easy to remove some calories to get the deficit you need to lose weight.   

Also, once you start tracking what you are eating, you can tune your macro's as well.  That way you make sure you are getting enough protein.  I feel that protein intake is even more important when losing weight, so that you don't lose you lean mass.   Between lifting and good protein intake, you should be able to make most of the loss fat instead of lean mass.   The high protein intake helps with hunger as well, as it takes longer to digest.

The key for me was making permanent changes in how I eat, not short term changes to lose weight. 

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Re: Learning to Throw Heavy Things
« Reply #168 on: October 06, 2014, 08:56:15 PM »
10/06/14

Squat
225 x 5 x 3
315 x 4 x 2
405 x 3 x 2

This is all too reasonable. It will end in tears.

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Re: Learning to Throw Heavy Things
« Reply #169 on: October 06, 2014, 09:00:52 PM »
nice work
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Re: Learning to Throw Heavy Things
« Reply #170 on: November 03, 2014, 08:09:12 PM »
11/3/2014

Military Press
105 x 12
120 x 10
165 x 6
145 x 6
125 x 6 x 4

High pulls
125 x 5 x 5

Side Laterals
25 x 5
20 x 5
15 x 5
15 x 5
15 x 16

working on form and volume
This is all too reasonable. It will end in tears.

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Squat 455
Bench 335
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Re: Learning to Throw Heavy Things
« Reply #171 on: November 03, 2014, 08:13:31 PM »
And he's back again.

Great work on the OHP.
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