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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by boingyman, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. boingyman If can, can. If no can, no can.

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    Since there seems to be many here that are into powerlifting I thought it would be nice to have a general thread to discuss anything powerlifting whether it's about programming, technique, cues, tips, PRs, general questions, the sport itself, athletes in the sport, equipment, etc. Doesn't matter if you're a beginner, world class or anywhere inbetween. Back when I was really into the sport I was always surrounded with others that did it as well. Now a days I don't train with anyone or hang out with anyone that's into it and besides looking at my instagram feed I don't really talk about powerlifting on the internet. So it would be nice to just chit chat about a sport/hobby I enjoy doing.
     
  2. spdrew2143 Green Belt

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    Jgarner about to drop some knowledge bombs.
     
  3. ASUThermo Wide Right: ╚╦╝ ○

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    I'd like to know how to get that elusive 635 total at 120 tbh, hope he drops in!
     
  4. JimRussel Brown Belt

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    wow, u guys are really chasing his dick around like a hooker trying to surf on a skateboard...or something.
     
  5. ASUThermo Wide Right: ╚╦╝ ○

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    He's easily my new favorite. Thought it was gonna be Robo for a minute, but this guy blew by him.
     
  6. boingyman If can, can. If no can, no can.

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    lol good start
     
  7. JimRussel Brown Belt

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    What does everyone eat (besides McNuggets)? I don't count calories, but I eat very consistently and make simple adjustments if I want to gain/lose weight.

    - Eggs
    - Plain oatmeal
    - 2% milk
    - Almonds
    - Walnuts
    - Beef (ground or steak)
    - Jasmine rice
    - Vegetables (spinach, red peppers, carrots, onions every day)
    - Extra virgin olive oil
    - Plain greek yogurt
    - Mixed Berries
    - 1 scoop of protein powder each day

    That's really all I eat every day. I used to eat a decent amount of junk food on top of that list to keep my weight up, but I cut all that out quite a while ago. I don't really have a cheat day, but I'll sometimes grab a family size bag of chips or pretzels for Friday or Saturday night. I never eat fast food and don't go to shitty restaurants.
     
  8. deadshot138 Silver Belt

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    Some recent PRs. Inb4 fat, yes, my diet could and should be cleaner. I'm working on it. Also need to fit some cardio into my schedule as I work 2 desk jobs so my activity level sucks outside of lifting.
     
  9. deadshot138 Silver Belt

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    As a fat piece of shit, I'm gonna steal this and hopefully lose weight.
     
  10. MrFriendly ╭∩╮(︶︿︶)╭∩╮

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  11. JimRussel Brown Belt

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    You could probably skip on the rice and oatmeal. YMMV, but whenever I want to trim some weight, I cut those two things first. When I want to gain weight, I add more off them back in. It's an easy way to do things. The EVOO is calorically dense too.

    Like I said, I don't count calories, but eating foods like that would make it very easy to do so.

    I really like all those foods, so eating a diet that most would find "boring" isn't really a chore.
     
  12. deadshot138 Silver Belt

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    Do you only eat red meat? That's the only thing I'd probably get "bored" of.
     
  13. JimRussel Brown Belt

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    Generally, yeah. Occasionally I'll have fish or chicken. I like chicken drumsticks, but boneless skinless breasts are bleh. I'll eat tilapia or salmon sometimes. For steak, I usually buy striploin roasts and cut my own. Even cutting them generously thick, it's still a little cheaper per steak.

    Not a huge fan of pork tbh, but sometimes I'll make a dish with fresh sausages from a local place for a change up.
     
  14. pokerandbeer Purple Belt

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    I don't exactly eat totally clean. I eat an bowl of oatmeal and some coffee each morning

    lunch is almost always a burger or chicken sandwich from whataburger

    dinner is usually a pre cooked meal consisting of steak and potatoes, or salmon and veggies etc

    I drink a couple of high protein shakes a day to make sure im hitting at least 1g per pound of bodyweight

    if I were wanting to gain weight I would add waxey maize to my diet

    I drink a lot of cokes, tea, gatorade, lemonade as well
     
  15. Aleks Sytsevich Dad Bod

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    I eat fast food more than I should. Tough to cook on the road. Trying to plan to have hotels with kitchenettes this year.

    Eggs
    Bacon
    Cheese
    Whole milk
    Oatmeal
    Beef
    Potatoes
    Plain Greek or Icelandic yogurt
    Mixed berries

    I could stand to replace beef with chicken on occasion. I should also eat more vegetables. I made a hash of ground beef, bacon, cubes potatoes and threw in onions and peppers that I had dried up after the bacon rendered. I could easily make this on the road and have 3-4 meals from it.
     
  16. deadshot138 Silver Belt

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    Icelandic yogurt sounds good as fuck for some reason.
     
  17. auger38 Will pay to check your oil

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    Last year I was eating a lot of food and gained a bunch of weight, but wasn’t lifting consistently enough. this year is the opposite. Gotta get everything dialled in at once, and maybe I’ll start seeing some progress instead of being weak and skinny fat.
     
  18. Oblivian Aging Platinum Member

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    I've always had a pretty easy time dropping weight or adding weight when I need to. Obviously what you are eating and the quantity matters most, but something that always helped me keep my sanity was the size of what is on my plate. For example, if I'm having steak and I'm cutting weight, I'd maybe load of the plate with a lot more broccoli as a side. I still want a full plate. If I'm looking to gain, I'd probably have a loaded baked potato adding a lot of calories with the cheese, butter, sour cream, etc. My plate size always looked similar, but the caloric intake was drastically different. Same with making smoothies. I'd get by with a banana, ice, spinach, and some berries when dropping weight. It'd still be a full smoothie with the ice. If I was gaining, I'd maybe even skip the ice and have frozen berries, banana, peanut butter, spinach, etc. Peanut butter and cheese basically were my go to items to add calories without making it look like I was pounding a ton more food.
     
  19. ASUThermo Wide Right: ╚╦╝ ○

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    @deadshot138 how do you like the JBs for squats? I felt like my feet wanted to roll outward in them.
     
  20. boingyman If can, can. If no can, no can.

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    I'm curious as well. I recently switched to flats for squatting. Was using my old wrestling shoes, but didn't like it. Tried to get a pair of Notorious LIft slippers, but it would always sell out way too quick. I ended up getting water shoes that are almost the same as the NL slippers (same exact dimensions and sole) that was only $8.50 on Amazon. I've been squatting in them, but not completely sold. For deadlift it's awesome though. I wouldn't mind a pair of Sabo's, but don't want to spend that much. I might try the Asics matflex or Adidas box hogs
     

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