Message from Sonic in Fitness #lifting

2018-02-01 18:59:47 UTC  

But Ayyy still the best lifting tank

2018-02-04 02:27:39 UTC  

Is it good to drink caffeine before lifting?

2018-02-04 02:27:54 UTC  

Will I actually get a better workout in, or will it just make me feel more energetic?

2018-02-04 02:28:29 UTC  

Is there any detriments? I kind of want caffeine sometimes whether it will help me or not, but I don't want it to drag me down.

2018-02-04 06:35:51 UTC  

Other than caffeine tolerance that you build up, you'll just sweat more

2018-02-04 08:18:55 UTC  

If there's caffeine as an ingredient in a pre workout product or mix you make it's fine, especially from green tea. Drinking coffee before lifting is retarded.

2018-02-04 08:29:55 UTC  


2018-02-05 02:43:08 UTC  

Caffeine is an addictive drug, man. shouldn't have caffeine

2018-02-05 23:27:51 UTC  

@Alexander Volk#7256 Beyond that being your opinion, there is nothing substantial suggesting that having a cup of coffee before you go lift is retarded.

2018-02-05 23:28:07 UTC  

Unless maybe you have an incredibly weak heart that doesn't need the added strain.

2018-02-05 23:28:18 UTC  

Literally nothing wrong with it whatsoever.

2018-02-05 23:29:26 UTC  

To Jacob, yes, a stimulant might give you a better workout if it gets you "in the zone" so to speak. That's literally the entire point of those pre-workout mixes.

2018-02-05 23:30:12 UTC  

Most generally have creatine mixes, which would be the only thing that may ACTUALLY boost your lifts, everything else is just a concentration boost.

2018-02-06 00:33:07 UTC  

just do sips

2018-02-06 03:29:06 UTC  

@Jacob i take ephedrine and caffeine before working out fasted. it ups your heart rate and you burn fat faster

2018-02-06 03:29:15 UTC  

i work out first thing int he morning without eating though

2018-02-06 03:36:29 UTC  

Anybody know of a 1" bar that can hold more than 250lbs?

2018-02-06 03:37:20 UTC  

For 5x5 stronglifts program.

2018-02-06 11:22:13 UTC  

@Sonic See if these guys have anything...

2018-02-06 15:33:33 UTC  

Thanks I'll check it out @Deleted User

2018-02-06 19:00:22 UTC  

@Sonic I would recommend the Ohio power bar. It's only $250, easy to maintain, has phenomenal knurling and integrity, and a weight capacity of like 800lbs

2018-02-06 19:00:33 UTC  

I have one myself and couldn't be happier

2018-02-06 19:06:13 UTC  

The Ohio power is legit. And it looks sexy as hell

2018-02-06 20:37:14 UTC  

My brother has the black chrome, it looks aesthetic and is easier to maintain. I think it's like 40 or 50 dollars more though

2018-02-06 21:51:37 UTC  

It is very aesthetic for sure.

2018-02-07 00:16:05 UTC  

While we're talking bars. I have a bad wrist and using a curl bar kills it. So I would like another alternative. I hate to use an Olympic bar and would prefer one shorter.

2018-02-07 01:32:24 UTC  

@JesseJames I think Rogue sells minies

2018-02-07 03:49:42 UTC  

@Deleted User 👍🏼thanks brother

2018-02-07 04:30:56 UTC  

I always find bench press the hardest to judge myself on what weight I can handle. Doing 152.5lbs for my work sets today, 3 sets of 8. I got through 2 so far so here's hoping I can hit all 8 reps of the third set. In the past this is usually where I get stuck, missing the full 8 by just 1 or 2 reps.

2018-02-07 04:39:56 UTC  

Wow, last rep was difficult but I made the whole set. Not sure if I will be able to make a 2.5 increment to the weight next time. I may try to redo 152.5 again, or just add 1.25lbs next time.

2018-02-07 22:04:06 UTC  

Doing heavy incline bench after regular bench each push day helped my regular bench press tremendously, idk why.

2018-02-07 22:04:36 UTC  

something to try, best people to talk to for increasing bench would be the plers though.

2018-02-07 23:32:32 UTC  

Your shoulders might have been lacking in pressing power and the incline bench helped your shoulders catch up

2018-02-07 23:32:54 UTC  

Do you usually fail heavy reps on the bottom or top half of the rom?

2018-02-08 00:44:55 UTC  

I'm a believer in incline bench but can't really tell a difference in doing decline or not. What's your opinion on decline @BigBadSaxon - ID

2018-02-08 01:35:25 UTC  

OHP master race

2018-02-08 02:31:13 UTC  

I don't do decline and haven't done it in years

2018-02-08 02:31:23 UTC  

Incline I do once in a blue moon

2018-02-08 02:31:41 UTC  

I just bench, flies, and dumbbell press

2018-02-08 03:12:36 UTC  

Gotcha. Thanks.