This was pretty much what I was getting at to be honest. I know its modest to shift credit to genetics, but the reality is that you’ve done the work and you’ve got the results for it. I don’t think that’s something you should shy away from.
Edit: just had a look back at the first few pages of this log and holy shit have you made some progress.
I agree man, but my rate/speed of progress is based on my genetics. I’m know I got to this point from hard ass work, but to get to a 500 squat in 5 years is due to genetics in addition to hard ass work. It might take some people 10 years to ever achieve a 500 squat at 175-185lbs and that’s busting their ass for a decade.
But for sure man, I went home and met some friends from HS a few months ago and a few of them didn’t even recognize me haha. Still to this day my best achievement was squatting 225 for 5 sets of 5 haha. It took me SOOO long to get to that point that I teared up, I remember clearly lol.
I don’t recommend 100 burpees to anyone in any condition.
I made myself sick during a hotel workout after a night of drinking back in 2017. 20 rep sets of goblet squats are what did me in. I was only using 50 lbs but it got my HR up enough to do the trick. It took all day for me to recover.
The workout was the tipping point. I felt hungover but nowhere near nauseous until I worked out. The goblet squats were the final straw. I guess I thought I could beat the hangover away with training…or I was just punishing myself for drinking so much.
Yeah man the only reason I’m training is just to burn off all these liquid calories I’m consuming. I’ve learned over the years if I’m on a vacation with heavy drinking and I don’t workout at all I feel like shit. At least if I do 30-60 min of working out I feel just fine no matter how much I drink. Probably just sweating all the liquor out of my pores lol.
You know that saying “earn your carbs”? I believe in earn your drinks haha!
That’s why I feel like they’re so beneficial now. After running Krypteia, I felt like my back, Leg and trunk strength was increased. Also, a higher degree of knee and shoulder stability was achieved through doing so many goblet squats. Super beneficial movement for strength and mobility imo.
I see a lot of people on here talk about load being an issue, but most gyms have 120-150 pound dumbbells and if you can do 5 sets of 20-40 with those weights, you’ll have a fairly strong squat.