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A recent Greg Nuckols article spoke about all the bashing in the fitness/strength industries that just isn't helpful.  A number of us on this site have a main focus, but occasionally cross-train.  We have Oly lifters, Strongmen, Powerlifters, Crossfitters?, and physique lifters.  They all have something to lend.

 

Post articles that have helped your training, fix your form, or dial in your programming.  Refrain from articles that make sweeping generalizations and denigrate a population of trainees.

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To get the ball rolling, there's another Greg Nuckols article that really helped me understand the parameters around getting stronger so that I could see why programs were laid out the way they were:

 

http://gregnuckols.com/2013/02/18/increasing-work-capacity/

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To get the ball rolling, there's another Greg Nuckols article that really helped me understand the parameters around getting stronger so that I could see why programs were laid out the way they were:

 

http://gregnuckols.com/2013/02/18/increasing-work-capacity/

 

Thanks for that - that is a great article. He mentions Verkhoshansky and I do actually own a copy of supertraining which is a massive massive book and a very hard read, so its good to see someone translating some of the knowledge into a well thought out and accessible post.

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Perrymans "Squat Everyday Book" is fantastic. Im reading it for the third time now.

 

Zen and Art of Squatting

Part 1

http://www.myosynthesis.com/zen-art-squatting-part-i

Part 2

http://www.myosynthesis.com/zen-art-squatting-part-ii

 

The Limits in Your Head

http://www.myosynthesis.com/the-limits-in-your-head

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This is good..

 

but i lack too much sleep to understand what that work capacity thing is - before i fall asleep pls simplify it for the stupid (aka me)

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I tend not to bother much with articles and blogs but I'll useful bits of information from other forums and bits off facebook  B)

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I'm in for updates

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This is less about motivation and more about how to handle the fact that you're human and part of you is going to want to do things that aren't good for you in the long run. As someone who prefers practical science over more intangible and "trust me" based ideologies, I found this ladies book (and this talk about it) pretty useful:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5BXuZL1HAg

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Here's a good sum up of all sorts different methods to increase ones BP I've read about:

 

http://www.irontale.com/2013/10/how-much-ya-bench-taylor-wilson.html

 

I've tried the "more is better" myself and I can recommend it for BP along with the high rep assistance stuff. I got my BP from about 90-95 to 105 kg.

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Oh, now I know where to put this.

 

"System practitioners routinely add 10-30 pounds of muscle while increasing raw strength and power from 5% to 25% in the same 90 days."

 

I agree, to some extent, with the sentiment of his article - that [some] people are too worried about getting too fat to make decent gains.  But, I think he takes it too far, and it's easy to fulk (fat bulk).  After a certain point, you're just adding more fat.  And I cannot see anyone with more than a years worth of training history adding 30lbs of muscle in 90 days.

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Finding your squat, a very recent article that talks about how to troubleshoot your squat to find the details that are right for you.

 

Not quite as useful, but when perusing this article on garlic supplementation, I found a link to a study on PubMed that said garlic may actually attract vampires.

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"System practitioners routinely add 10-30 pounds of muscle while increasing raw strength and power from 5% to 25% in the same 90 days."

 

I agree, to some extent, with the sentiment of his article - that [some] people are too worried about getting too fat to make decent gains.  But, I think he takes it too far, and it's easy to fulk (fat bulk).  After a certain point, you're just adding more fat.  And I cannot see anyone with more than a years worth of training history adding 30lbs of muscle in 90 days.

 

I think, like in most things, context is vital.

 

1. He is talking about professional athletes doing what professional athletes need to do;

2. And the persons cited in the article are almost certainly PED enhanced.

 

My take away is that you need to attack your goal.  Saying I want to increase my squat but I also want to go on a 3 day juice fast is ludicrous. Worrying that you are getting too fat when you are barbell training and still in a healthy BMI = you are not working hard enough (there I said it).

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not everyone had the same recovery ability

I'm 47, controlled diabetic, 22% BF, 190 lb, with low test

no way could I train hard enough to offset unrestricted eating and not injure myself

overall I agree, most people are to worried about weight gain, and we sure as hell don't need to fear sat fat  of course at 190 I am not in a healthy BMI, as prescribed by the medical field, anyway. According to my doctor my 'ideal weight' at 6' tall would be 170lb

I think as I gain muscle 185 would be more reasonable, but I did hit 170 on the crash diet I undertook, and I was deffinately at a lower BF % there than I am now

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Finding your squat, a very recent article that talks about how to troubleshoot your squat to find the details that are right for you.

 

 

 

I was about to post the Nuckols squat article after I saw it on his Facebook feed yesterday.

 

Very helpful article.  I never realized I was long femured.

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