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    I just took progress photos for the first time (hence why I was interested in the thread). This is a year's training (a little under, actually), on and off (skipped last summer basically, and holidays).

    This is what I looked like before the lifting. Never played any competitive sports in my life, or trained before, or ran.



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    not bad, not bad

    you have what i'd call a swimmers body

    what is interesting just from a personal viewpoint is how defined/developed your abs are compared to mine, but your shoulders/arms/legs aren't as defined as me.
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    (Original post by Adonis)
    not bad, not bad

    you have what i'd call a swimmers body

    what is interesting just from a personal viewpoint is how defined/developed your abs are compared to mine, but your shoulders/arms/legs aren't as defined as me.
    My lifts aren't as big, I wouldn't expect them to be. I have quite a lot of core strength though (i can almost do full dragon flags atm, not dropping to horizontal but only like 20degrees above ground).

    Also you have a lot less bodyfat than me. My bench squat dead are 90kg/100kg/135kg, OHP: 45kg and clean 65kg.
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    (Original post by Redemption)
    My lifts aren't as big, I wouldn't expect them to be. I have quite a lot of core strength though (i can almost do full dragon flags atm, not dropping to horizontal but only like 20degrees above ground).

    Also you have a lot less bodyfat than me. My bench squat dead are 90kg/100kg/135kg, OHP: 45kg and clean 65kg.
    bench 90 but squat 100? What do you feel is limiting the squat atm?
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    Just so you know, I approve of the photos in this thread...
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    I've had a nice few weeks progress wise - I reset at the start of term to squat 80 3x5, deadlift 105 1x5, military press 40 3x5 (and others, but these are my main indicators of strength) and have recently squatted 110 3x5, deadlifted 122.5 1x5 and military pressed 47.5 3x5 (and 50 1x5) with singles in the squat of 130 and deadlift of 145. Pretty happy with it.
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    (Original post by Gone Revising)
    bench 90 but squat 100? What do you feel is limiting the squat atm?
    that's what I want to know

    DL too

    hell I could do 140 on squats and 180 on deads and still not do 90 on bench

    are these 1rm or 5rm or what?
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    (Original post by Adonis)
    first 6 weeks
    low carbs, i.e. sub 80g/day

    then switched to higher carb/low fat (under 50g/day)

    aim was 6 days a week, 2 hours cardio a day and 2 x 60 min workouts

    sometimes I did that, sometimes was just the 1 weights session and 1 cardio
    how did you fit two hours cardio into a single day?
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    (Original post by An Equalibrium)
    how did you fit two hours cardio into a single day?
    there's time.

    just be efficient with it.
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    (Original post by Gone Revising)
    bench 90 but squat 100? What do you feel is limiting the squat atm?
    I'm similarly interested - and also interested in the 90kg bench with a 45kg military press. I can press 50kg for 5 reps yet still can't bench 90kg for a single. Maybe a case of not benching to the chest?
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    (Original post by Chumbaniya)
    I'm similarly interested - and also interested in the 90kg bench with a 45kg military press. I can press 50kg for 5 reps yet still can't bench 90kg for a single. Maybe a case of not benching to the chest?
    i dont think that even that would explain such a large difference.
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    (Original post by Adonis)
    there's time.

    just be efficient with it.
    Can i ask what kind of routine you're doing now you have shifted your weight?
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    I don't know. I'm standard OHPing. These are all 5rms or 5rworkweights. I always found squat progression difficult, and I haven't heavy squatted in about 2-3months since i've been on WSFSB, I've only been doing front (current workweight of 62.5) or high bar (55kg) squats. I'm benching to the chest, I don't cheat, don't accuse me of cheating. I'm having trouble with cleans atm, so maybe it's my lack of glute activation?

    Also, after 2-3months on WSFSB I'm getting seriously squat edge. TIRED OF DOING CHEST ****. Can anyone reccomend a good post-SS routine that involves cleans, ohp, lots of fun squat exercieses like bulgarian splits overheads zerchers and fronts and that I can work pull-ups into?
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    (Original post by Redemption)
    I don't know. I'm standard OHPing. These are all 5rms or 5rworkweights. I always found squat progression difficult, and I haven't heavy squatted in about 2-3months since i've been on WSFSB, I've only been doing front (current workweight of 62.5) or high bar (55kg) squats. I'm benching to the chest, I don't cheat, don't accuse me of cheating. I'm having trouble with cleans atm, so maybe it's my lack of glute activation?

    Also, after 2-3months on WSFSB I'm getting seriously squat edge. TIRED OF DOING CHEST ****. Can anyone reccomend a good post-SS routine that involves cleans, ohp, lots of fun squat exercieses like bulgarian splits overheads zerchers and fronts and that I can work pull-ups into?
    This is the last question ill ask now, but why is your highbar squat so low compared to the other? I only squat high bar and im fairly certain that my low bar squat would not be almost double what i squat now.
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    (Original post by Chumbaniya)
    I'm similarly interested - and also interested in the 90kg bench with a 45kg military press. I can press 50kg for 5 reps yet still can't bench 90kg for a single. Maybe a case of not benching to the chest?
    I military press 50 for 5, and i can bench 90 for 1, just about .
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    I'm in the middle of a bulk so I'll just wait a bit before posting pics. Or I'll just take a few pics anyway.
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    (Original post by SirRamAlot)
    I'm in the middle of a bulk so I'll just wait a bit before posting pics. Or I'll just take a few pics anyway.
    do it !!
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    (Original post by Gone Revising)
    This is the last question ill ask now, but why is your highbar squat so low compared to the other? I only squat high bar and im fairly certain that my low bar squat would not be almost double what i squat now.
    Because I've only just started high bar squatting. How much can you push press comfortably to get the bar up? Or do you start with the bar in the collars and in the squat position?
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    (Original post by Redemption)
    Because I've only just started high bar squatting. How much can you push press comfortably to get the bar up? Or do you start with the bar in the collars and in the squat position?
    I start with the bar in the collars, itll be a long time before i can push press 95kg, my presses are ****.
 
 
 
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