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I don't really get the "following people on IG" habit some people have, be it sexy girls or powerlifters or celebrities, etc. Especially those that are basically soft-core porn. Guess I'm weird, just doesn't interest me. Then again, I don't have an IG, so what do I know...

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I dont know how to make sense of it but I enjoy following people like Matt Ogus even though he's annoying and Bradley Martyn. Following females is no different. IDK, I like 'mirin I guess. It's motivating.

 

I mainly subscribe to people on YouTube though. I enjoy watching people train and trying to learn a little from them. Looking at booty on IG is just a bonus. PS I don't use IG much.

 

Oh and that girls legs are obviously huge. Lol. Any female that can pull 300+ with perfect form is a badass.

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I don't really get the "following people on IG" habit some people have, be it sexy girls or powerlifters or celebrities, etc. Especially those that are basically soft-core porn. Guess I'm weird, just doesn't interest me. Then again, I don't have an IG, so what do I know...

 

It's just something to scroll through when you're out or bored, or follow the progress of someone who interests you over time.  Be it curiosity, motivation, whatever.  Also, a lot of fitness people will post legit good info, like new exercise variations or something you don't currently use, that you can pick up and try out for yourself.  It's fun looking at cute girls, it's motivating looking at cute guys (hit me up Jeff Seid I'm rdy bb), and yeah I dunno.  If you don't already have an instagram though I can see why it would seem weird.  It's just a natural progression of having an account and following some people, to use the "explore" tab to follow new people who seem interesting for whatever reason.

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I don't really get the "following people on IG" habit some people have, be it sexy girls or powerlifters or celebrities, etc. Especially those that are basically soft-core porn. Guess I'm weird, just doesn't interest me. Then again, I don't have an IG, so what do I know...

Same [in regards to not getting it and other opinion]

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Did an AMRAP with 315 on back squat yesterday to test my strength. Got 315x3, one off my PR I set when I weighed 10 lbs more, so not too bad. Goal is to get 315x8 before 2017.

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Good stuff, Joseph.

 

I'm working my front squat weights higher and higher, feeling really good about it. I did 2x8x135 Tuesday, and then blasted out 15 for the AMRAP set, with gas left in the tank. Today went 2x6x160, then 10 reps on AMRAP. I'm feeling much better about my core than I was two weeks ago. 

 

Also really enjoying doing weighted dips again. Something about them is just fun. 

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What does your weight/reps look like on weighted dips?  Ever use a slingshot for them?  

 

I'm just started a block of dip focus for my pushing days.  Yesterday was session #2 of it (not counting session 0 which was just 10x10 bodyweight dips to get me back into it) for me.  My session was 4x10 weighted dips, 4x10 weighted dips with a slingshot (love this much better), 4x12 db incline, 3x10 rope pushdown, 3x10 overhead rope extension, 3x15 side raise machine, 3x12 curls.  Honestly one of the most satisfying upper body sessions I've done in recent times.  Everything felt incredible and the weights/reps/rest chosen were EXACTLY perfect, not too much or too little.

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I was doing 3x8 up until today, switched to 4x6+ (last set AMRAP) because I knew it was going to be hard. Few years back when I was pretty strong with it (adding ~90 lbs) I was doing sets of 5, 2-5 sets. 

 

I sorta like your way of higher reps on dips - seems like a movement that would benefit from that. It's my compound upper movement on days I do it, so maybe I should do some heavier sets to start and then lower the weight and do higher rep sets. I'll probably try that next time around. 

 

Me no have slingshot. 

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Slingshot owns dude.  It's weird because obviously it works by proportionally overloading the top of the movement, but my chest gets fucking blasted on it.  It really just feels like it's protecting my shoulders so well, I never have any worries about them, whereas I did have some issues on standard weighted dips.  I'm using the first 4x10 almost as a warmup, increasing the weight real slowly on it, while somewhat yoloing the slingshot sets.

 

Now that I'm heavier I need to use this to my advantage and start counting total weight (bodyweight + added) milestones instead.  Last time top set was total 385 for 10. I wonder how many plates fit on a standard dip belt anyways.  I might be near the limit sadly.

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"well a lot of these girls started as gymnasts or something so they have a solid foundation of muscle, and then after a few years of ...................... routines, they could really put on a bunch more muscle" -commentary girl

 

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natty as fcukkkkkkkkk

 

 

 

this one won fitness

 

 







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men's physique went as expected except jeff seid didn't place :'(

 

classic physique seems weird, judging doesn't seem like it has decided what it wants yet idk, first year of men's physique was bad too though so it'll have a full year to grow now.  still seems like the most interesting division overall.  I feel like a lot of people don't want to be the board-shorts-wearing prettyboy, but that full bodybuilding is further than people want to aim for and "worse aesthetics."  this one seems to be that middle spot people like.  posing shorts are pretty sick and normal too, you could post that shit on a facebook and not bother anyone, but it also actually shows all of your leg (just not a weird man thong)

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Time for a small deload this week. Killed myself via deadlifts on Saturday. I've really gotta work to correct my form when pulling conventional. My hips shoot up and upper back rounds pretty bad. Not sure what to do besides lower the weight and try to activate my lats better during my setup. I tried to record an AMRAP so y'all could critique but I Fucked around and recorded it w/the camera vertical so the video is kinda bad lol.

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so I think the reason I'm enjoying front squats more than I used to is because I have weightlifting shoes. Those things help my front squat so much more than my back squat. 

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so I think the reason I'm enjoying front squats more than I used to is because I have weightlifting shoes. Those things help my front squat so much more than my back squat. 

 

Do you use any sort of harness or just the good ole cross your arms over your front and hold it as it digs into your collar bones and shit?

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Do you use any sort of harness or just the good ole cross your arms over your front and hold it as it digs into your collar bones and shit?

Just a normal front rack position, with my hands positioned like I just caught a power clean. The shoulder/clavicle/neck discomfort is starting to go away.

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Just a normal front rack position, with my hands positioned like I just caught a power clean. The shoulder/clavicle/neck discomfort is starting to go away.

 

Ah okay. I'm a wimp and use a harness but more because I have access to one, my pops is a bit of a mad genius in that regard and took one of these:

 

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Cut it apart, welded support pegs on it and such, and turned it into a front squat harness. I definitely wouldn't spend the couple hundred on one if he didn't make one.

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