My goals right now are to gain functional strength and power but I have been considering saying "Fuck you" to Gold's Gym, finding a REAL gym to train at, and start finding out how to get into competing. I really want to start to focus on Oly lifts too.
Yeah, just keep trying at it and eventually it'll come. I found that just having a steel will and determination can make your numbers start going up.
I'm 6'2 so I think that's why my deadlift total was a little higher, shorter distance to pull. I could of gotten even more on the dead but the grip just wouldn't hold and I did not want 475-500 falling onto my kneecaps, I need to invest in some chalk.
I'm really gonna start trying to get serious about this, currently I don't take ANY supplements, no protein powders, no fish oils, no creatine. I just try to get in food when I can, poor college student so it's kinda hard.
Damn straight. If you don't think you can do it, you won't.
Heh. I don't really take any supplements either. I tried Surge; I guess it was slightly helpful. It was hard to tell since my training was all f'd up during that time anyway. I did recently purchase some of that Grow! protein powder from here, mostly for convenience purposes -- quick and easy protein source at work.
Real food works for me: lots of chicken, oatmeal, eggs, and cottage cheese (which I've come to enjoy).
Ya know, I don't even know what my 1 rm's are. Last I tried that I pressed 200 and squatted 225 a few times. Heh. Maybe I'll give it a go right before I switch programs: which hopefully won't be soon, cuz switching programs means I stalled on my current 5x5 routine.