Boola

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About Boola

  • Rank
    Heavy Lifter
  • Birthday 12/14/1987

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  • First Name
    Alexander
  • Location
    Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Gender
    Male
  • Height
    185 cm
  • Body Weight
    Big beautiful man
  • Squat PR
    195 kg
  • Press PR
    Bench 145 kg *** BTNPP 110 kg *** Press 95 kg
  • Deadlift PR
    Deadlift 230 kg *** Barbell row 130 kg

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  1. Awesome writeup @Wanderlei!
  2. Welcome James! Strong squat i must say, is it done raw?
  3. My pre workout meal is around one hour before my gym session and consists of: 2 dl oats, 2 dl protein powder, 2 teaspoons of creatine and 2 bananas. This is around 700 calories. I also take the same drink directly after my workout.
  4. As you also say you already increased size in 2 months which is very good.
  5. It takes a 70 year old about 3 months weight lifting to regain their strength that they had in their 20s according to several studies. It's never to late to start lifting, remember that! Considering your question you will gain muscle, but not as fast as a 20 year old of course. Start a log here and we can help you reach your goals! My brother started lifting six months ago and has progressed in size and is 45 years old. My grandmother is 84 and her husband is 90 and they go to the gym to keep their strength in check and protect their bodies from getting to weak.
  6. Can you try doing ab wheel workouts, perhaps its easier to feel contact for you?
  7. @Miked96Thanks for you input Mike. I usually do 95% before i try my 1 rm but as you say that could easily fatigue one to much. Your rule with 90% before testing max sounds more reasonable.
  8. @FerrousMaverick Thanks
  9. @GanymedeAre you referring to the Avarage F'n Program? If so i would say just continue using it as it does not really matter if you do 5x5, or 3x5 as long as you are progressing. When you are progressing you are also getting stronger which is the main goal of strength training. Do not overcomplicate things. Theres a good saying for this: "An average training program done with intensity and effort will always lead to more results than the best program done half assed." -Christian Thibaudeu
  10. @SuperStarGalaxyGood luck with your journey!
  11. @PsychoSlugThanks for you input Doug.
  12. @ArtThat's also a good rule of thumb which i usually use. Haha, sick kitten, that's a new one :D. By the way @FerrousMaverick could you move this thread as i don't know why i posted in the womens section.
  13. Hello SuperStarGalaxy. A lifting belt may help you get a little bit stronger while doing a max by keeping you tigther, but it wont increase your strength per defintion. So if your deadlift is weak i would continue to train and soon you will be able to deadlift more then that. Just be consistent with your routine. I have deadlifted 530 pounds without a belt.
  14. As the title mentions i wonder how you guys usually approach warming up for a one rep max? How many warmup sets do you do, and at what percentages of 1rm are they ?
  15. 3x5 equals 80% of 1 rm and 5x5 equals 75-80% of 1rm. Source: 5x5 and 3x5 as a percentage of 1 rm I have also logged my sessions recently since februari 2016 and it seems that this sums up really well. Down below are my last 5x5 weight used before a max attempt and how much of rm this is (decimals). Max Attempts 5x5 1rm Percent 20160325 Back squat 100 150 0.6666666667 BTNPP 85 105 0.8095238095 Bench press 102.5 120 0.8541666667 20160507 Back squat 120 160 0.75 Bench press 105 130 0.8076923077 20160610 Back squat 135 180 0.75 Bench press 107.5 135 0.7962962963 20160821 Back squat 145 190 0.7631578947 BTNPP 92.5 110 0.8409090909 Bench press 110 140 0.7857142857 20161019 Back squat 145 195 0.7435897436 BTNPP 92.5 110 0.8409090909 Bench press 110 145 0.7586206897