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  1. The New Approach To Training Volume

    +1 I think this concept makes sense intuitively because you see plenty of oly lifters with plenty of mass on them. They're lifting tons of volume according to this article's approach. That said I think this approach only makes sense to compound lifts. You're not going to do dozens of singles on the leg ext.
  2. I like this thread. THe idea that there's no such thing as overtraining proliferates and I don't have an opinion one way or another but I think it can lead to some bad habits. There are clearly many valid ways to train and the key seems to be trying things and finding out yourself what works rather than taking anyone's word. In my experience, frequency doesn't cause injuries in of itself, rather, grinding shitty reps day in day out is what can cause injury. As a lifting community I'd like to see more emphasis on quality reps rather than being a hard ass and doing whatever it takes to set PRs. Progress in lifting is the result of dedication and consistency and I believe that can work with a whole host of training routines. Even someone like Greg Nuckols who advocates increasing frequency and/or volume to aid progress emphasizes quality reps and cutting AMRAP sets when form begins to breakdown. I wish I would've personally paid much closer attention to that rather than trying to be a hard ass and grinding reps because HARD WORK IS HARD until I injured my spine irrevocably.
  3. Interesting Critique Of Paleo

    Dude's off his rocker.
  4. Interesting Critique Of Paleo

    DId someone say anti-feminist?? Yup Paul Carter did http://www.lift-run-...tration-of.html Hadn't read his blog in months and checked in this am to find this masterpiece.
  5. Paul Carter On Knee Wraps/health

    The man is losing it. He no longer needs anyone to make fun of him he's doing it way better himself. http://www.lift-run-bang.com/2015/03/the-chemical-and-social-castration-of.html
  6. Paul Carter On Knee Wraps/health

    Paul Carter is a golden god of wisdom and virtue. He is magical. He deadlifted 700 lbs before he actually deadlifted 700lbs. He is also 8 ft tall has an IQ of infinity and his pooh issues cleanly from his freshly shaven behind with the aroma of a sunny spring meadow. Just ask him.
  7. The 200Lbs Rule

    Interesting thread. Not much to add other than there are some real odd ideas out there on the net regarding weight. I recently saw a thread on SS where Rip or maybe the programming guy recommended a 5'5" guy needs to be 195. No justification for that number. Just gospel. Found it: http://startingstrength.com/resources/forum/showthread.php?t=49178
  8. Really Bad Day.

    Absofruitly. I've had a number of the worst training sessions ever lately.
  9. Things I've Learned, Ghost's Notes

    Didn't mean to get off on the wrong foot with my first comment. I agree with a lot of what you said.
  10. Things I've Learned, Ghost's Notes

    Touché. Came off different than I meant perhaps. I'm a fan Jamie Lewis he's just a midget and I wouldn't wish that on anyone. I was on my phone at the time and couldn't see your height.
  11. Things I've Learned, Ghost's Notes

    Hahah. Really dude?
  12. Things I've Learned, Ghost's Notes

    You clearly like Jamie Lewis. I hope you are taller.
  13. 2013 - Your Best Lifts / Achievements

    Still though went over 200kg on the squat, that's a huge milestone!
  14. 2013 - Your Best Lifts / Achievements

    Awesome chin PR sir!
  15. 2013 - Your Best Lifts / Achievements

    It's been awhile but I deadlifted 405 without a belt early in the year and squatted over 300 for the first time since 2003 about midway through I believe. Pressed a plate, which I found more satisfying than deadlifting 4 plates honestly, and later pressed 155. I also did a chin up with +100 lbs. The last one I'm probably most proud of. Modest numbers overall but for a tall skinny lawyer sitting at a desk all day it could be worse haha.