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well mt2 is natty thats the only reason I asked!  plus maybe we have secret lurkers who know about these things but don't contribute

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I don't understand what makes something natty vs PED. Lol

 

PEDs are associated w/ supraphysiological performance and generally involve your hormones to some degree.  though there's some weird cases like caffeine and alcohol are banned performance enhancers in some sports so...idk.  no one is natty if that's the case

 

the line is also weird when you are medically in need of something to get you back to normal levels though, diabetics and (legit)TRT patients should be considered natty IMO even though they use extremely powerful performance enhancing drugs

 

mt2 is a tanning supplement btw

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lol i would not have expected it to be a tanning supp.

 

natty is just really hard to define i guess. sort of like 'idk what porn is, but i know it when i see it', that whole argument i guess. like your example of trt patients who need trt to get to normal levels extends to people with abnormally high test naturally who aren't 'cheating' but those who use test to get to the same levels are. i know i'm not saying anything new i just think the term natty is a little silly.

 

at the same time i don't plan on taking any drugs other than caffeine/creatine for performance any time soon if ever. 

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Lifted w/ this new girl I'm dating and she was flipping her shit about me doing weighted dips so I had to throw on 5 plates ugh 225 bodyweight + 225 plates 

 

Only got 2.5 reps LMAO yikes 

 

But I got a legit clean 10 on 4 plates so life is good

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Also it was basically a planet fitness ("chuze fitness") and she was like "don't be so intimidating they're serious about that here" hahaha was legitimately the biggest person there which is really pathetic as even my casual 24hF I'm like pretty middle of the road

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Lifted w/ this new girl I'm dating and she was flipping her shit about me doing weighted dips so I had to throw on 5 plates ugh 225 bodyweight + 225 plates 

 

Only got 2.5 reps LMAO yikes 

 

But I got a legit clean 10 on 4 plates so life is good

New girl? What happened to dating the girl who competed at beast levels or whatever?

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Long story on that one, she had some serious issues develop and has to get herself sorted out for a while, been dating two girls casually in the mean time

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Getting back into it tomorrow morning at 4am. Going to start with arms. Really scared because of my back strain in May...I did physical therapy in June/July, was able to find out it's not spinal related, but muscle related....on a really small scale connected to the spine. I mentally need to know to go light and slow at first and build my way up. It's tough because I know I can lift more.

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Long story on that one, she had some serious issues develop and has to get herself sorted out for a while, been dating two girls casually in the mean time

:glasses:

 

Anyone have any good ways to roll out or stretch your neck? Lower back?

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Oh yeah also I get free infinite Chipotle any time so I've already saved like hundreds of dollars last few weeks

 

Legit just gonna save for a trip to Hawaii with the money that would have been Chipotle

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Just read this last night which touches on that exact issue and the desire to lift as much as you know you can, from a friend's blog:

 

http://mythicalstrength.blogspot.com/2016/10/coming-back-from-injury.html

 

Might have a useful tip or two in there for ya

Thanks!

 

I gave it a read, good advice. While I understand the ego part...I'm more in a mental state of knowing I can lift a certain amount of weight, but have the fear of re-injuring my lower back muscles...so I think it's more stubbornness in not having the patience to get back to how I used to train. That and age...though I think age is arbitrary, I need to keep reminding myself, there's no need to rush things.

 

Great article above though!

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6 weeks into this bulk and I'm already hitting volume PRs left and right. I see major strength and hypertrophy gains in the future. Fucking hyped.

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Thanks!

 

I gave it a read, good advice. While I understand the ego part...I'm more in a mental state of knowing I can lift a certain amount of weight, but have the fear of re-injuring my lower back muscles...so I think it's more stubbornness in not having the patience to get back to how I used to train. That and age...though I think age is arbitrary, I need to keep reminding myself, there's no need to rush things.

 

Great article above though!

 

Just curious how old you are to think age is becoming an issue? I don't know if you'll see this as motivation or what, my father (now 58 years old) has been lifting most of my life (I'm 28) and he was the victim of a horrific hit and run on his motorcycle a couple years ago. He had microfractures in his knee a torn meniscus and MCL tear that has had trouble repairing, and he went above a grade 4 separation in his shoulder where surgery has only been able to bring it back to a grade 2 separation/tear. When he hit the ground, his collar bone punctured and went through his trap. So that's the background of it. He's come back to making his PR in things like his deadlift, bench, and squat. And is working on eclipsing those numbers, his goal is to pull 500 lbs in his deadlift before he's 60 and knowing him he's going to do that and more before I even each 400. He's had to change how he trains and overcome limitations he never thought he'd have to overcome but he's doing it. One day at a time. It's not easy, it's been a more mental recovery than physical recovery because of the trauma. You're absolutely right, there is no need to rush things. Age is but a number and you can own it all in good time.

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I hiked a thing and lived to tell the tale

 

My cardio is nonexistent after like 5 months of dropping it completely to prioritize mass :s (not that I was really ever in "hiking shape" specifically, my ankles and shit get so beat up from weird movements like that)

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