Did I hear you say “strongman”?
Yes, essentially. Not to compete, but to train differently.
Funny enough I hadn’t read this when I posted on my log a second ago, this just makes me double down in my comment!
2.1 mile predawn walk holding baby.
Intend to eat a lot of Thanksgiving turkey or ham or whatever my BIL is serving today. Hoping to get a squat session Friday.
Spinal erectors are really feeling the deadlifts.
Took a couple mirror photos last night. One kinda flexed, one relaxed.
I’m “fat” now, no question. I’m also a hell of a lot stronger and carrying more muscle; I can lose the fat later. And to be fair scale weight isn’t outrageous- about 190, and I was 178 around June 1st iirc.
Keep going, keep eating, ignore the belly and squat.
Kind of in the same general place myself, although you got a few pounds on me at the moment. How tall are you again?
But anyway, this is the way.
That seems to be the default around here.
Yep it’s like land of the giants
We could start our own sub-forum for just us more traditional sized folk.
Yea cutting and chasing strength at the same time can be a bit pointless, you’re doing great and as you say you can lose fat later. Plus you’ll be in great position for the transformation!
Sub-forum seems so demeaning though…
Co-Forum? Affiliate Forum? We’d give it an appropriate name. Little Dudez and Big Gainz. The Shire. I don’t know, let’s spitball something.
Quick and dirty.
Squats at 235:
4x5, 1x7 absolutely miserable.
5x1 at 205
1x50, empty barbell.
I know I need BSS. Must find a way to make up later today, 5x10 each side unweighted. Posting here as a commitment device.
Just left the hardware store with 150lb of sand @alex_uk @Bagsy as well as 150lb of concrete mix.
The concrete mix will keep me busy setting fence posts this weekend, and once the real work is done I can pour the sand into my old seabag.
Figure 150lb is ok to start.
I am planning to do the same thing this weekend. Going to Lowe’s to pick up some pea gravel and wood pellets.
Do you think your lower density mix will be easier or harder to handle than sand?
I think the sandbag will be difficult to handle either way. I want pea gravel because it is less dusty than sand, and it doesn’t absorb moisture. Wood pellets would help me more I think because they often come bagged in lighter weights (e.g. 20 lb), so I can use a smaller jump.
Evening draws in and these haven’t happened. Fence building, gutter cleaning, Christmas tree erection, (verb not noun @Cyrrex I know what you’re gonna say) and finally family time. If I don’t weird up family time by doing these off the couch tonight, I’ll do em in the morning.
Just promise me you were careful with the balls.