Message from ThisIsChris in Fitness #general


2017-12-08 04:06:41 UTC  

@Fox I happened to be learning squat that day, that was a few months ago

2017-12-08 04:07:15 UTC  

@ThisIsChris squat is king. I hit a 5x5 today with some back squat actually.

2017-12-08 04:07:22 UTC  

that's so nice

2017-12-08 04:07:32 UTC  

god I love squats

2017-12-08 04:07:35 UTC  

I wish I was at the gym right now

2017-12-08 04:07:54 UTC  

24 hour gym brah

2017-12-08 04:08:01 UTC  

yeah actually this gym is 24 hours

2017-12-08 04:08:04 UTC  

@ThisIsChris are you new to lifting?

2017-12-08 04:08:34 UTC  

@Fox yeah a lot newer than anyone else at that gym and probably a lot of the guys in IE

2017-12-08 04:08:47 UTC  

actually I got into lifting because I was reading through the (old) IE fitness server

2017-12-08 04:09:06 UTC  

saw a lot of people recommend Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe

2017-12-08 04:09:17 UTC  

I only have a couple years under my belt but it is very addictive.

2017-12-08 04:09:17 UTC  

bought it, read through it, then went to this gym

2017-12-08 04:09:35 UTC  

Smart move. That's a good program.

2017-12-08 04:09:40 UTC  

yeah I am very fortunate that I am a novice, I love being able to linearly progress

2017-12-08 04:09:48 UTC  

adding 5kg to my squat each time

2017-12-08 04:09:53 UTC  

I'm going to start 531 when I finish what I am working with now.

2017-12-08 04:10:00 UTC  

5lbs to my bench press

2017-12-08 04:10:20 UTC  

Yeah I'm not actually doing the true starting strength. The guy who runs the gym has his own variation of it

2017-12-08 04:10:33 UTC  

so I'm alternating 3x8 and 4x6

2017-12-08 04:10:53 UTC  

it's just a six week program for beginners

2017-12-08 04:10:59 UTC  

almost at the end of it

2017-12-08 04:11:01 UTC  

3x5 really isn't enough volume for a newbie

2017-12-08 04:11:15 UTC  

Sounds like your guy knows what's up.

2017-12-08 04:12:05 UTC  

Yeah it's a great place

2017-12-08 04:14:06 UTC  

That's awesome. Keep up the good work. I have nothing but benefited from lifting.

2017-12-08 04:16:44 UTC  

@Fox Thanks! If you're ever in NY and want to go send me a DM. Open invite for all IE guys 🙂

2017-12-08 04:17:33 UTC  

@ThisIsChris nice! We can have a deadlift party. And the same goes for you if you find yourself in North Louisiana.

2017-12-08 04:47:03 UTC  

Thanks man

2017-12-08 05:51:02 UTC  

Anyone do nootropics?

2017-12-08 05:57:35 UTC  

@Auf WI ye, a little

2017-12-08 13:01:12 UTC  

oy vey

2017-12-08 16:31:01 UTC  

if you arent eating 12 hotdogs with sourkraut a day, youre a cuck

2017-12-08 16:31:21 UTC  

Lmao

2017-12-08 16:31:46 UTC  

Not a big fan of squats. More of a deadlift sort of guy

2017-12-08 16:32:20 UTC  

@JohnStrasser 100% KOSHER beef franks you mean

2017-12-08 16:32:34 UTC  

@Auf WI had a pretty dank stack a while back. too expensive.

2017-12-08 16:32:50 UTC  

@Ekdromoi of course goy

2017-12-08 16:33:11 UTC  

@Deleted User deadlift is king

2017-12-08 16:47:28 UTC  

It is expensive, and trying to find a sample that actually gives noticeable improvements is also quite expensive

2017-12-08 18:04:13 UTC  

make your own stack