Message from ThisIsChris in Fitness #general
What are you overhead pressing that?
yeah it's great I'm like the only novice there. everyone else is either a competitive weight lifter or pro trainer
you can squat without the bars
Flag could be a bit bigger tho
I'll pm you
@Fox I happened to be learning squat that day, that was a few months ago
@ThisIsChris squat is king. I hit a 5x5 today with some back squat actually.
that's so nice
god I love squats
I wish I was at the gym right now
24 hour gym brah
yeah actually this gym is 24 hours
@Fox yeah a lot newer than anyone else at that gym and probably a lot of the guys in IE
actually I got into lifting because I was reading through the (old) IE fitness server
saw a lot of people recommend Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe
I only have a couple years under my belt but it is very addictive.
bought it, read through it, then went to this gym
Smart move. That's a good program.
yeah I am very fortunate that I am a novice, I love being able to linearly progress
adding 5kg to my squat each time
I'm going to start 531 when I finish what I am working with now.
5lbs to my bench press
Yeah I'm not actually doing the true starting strength. The guy who runs the gym has his own variation of it
so I'm alternating 3x8 and 4x6
it's just a six week program for beginners
almost at the end of it
3x5 really isn't enough volume for a newbie
Sounds like your guy knows what's up.
Yeah it's a great place
That's awesome. Keep up the good work. I have nothing but benefited from lifting.
@Fox Thanks! If you're ever in NY and want to go send me a DM. Open invite for all IE guys 🙂
@ThisIsChris nice! We can have a deadlift party. And the same goes for you if you find yourself in North Louisiana.
Anyone do nootropics?