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?
if you arent eating 12 hotdogs with sourkraut a day, youre a cuck
Not a big fan of squats. More of a deadlift sort of guy
It is expensive, and trying to find a sample that actually gives noticeable improvements is also quite expensive
make your own stack
cheaper, but more difficult
>not going ass to grass
@Stephanie Girls are allowed to participate and, I’m my view (subject to the boss’ veto) encouraged. Violent people these days seem to have no issue with attacking girls at random so it’s good to have a basic ability to defend yourself.
I know that Generation Identitaire does this.
I’m down then!!
I think women should be encouraged as long as it isn’t overboard and they’re at like 5% body fat and can’t have kiddos