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Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Journal Time
« on: August 05, 2019, 06:14:57 pm »
Good day today. (Local) PR of 295x1 paused. Box jumps, up to 5x2 @ 50 barefoot on a wrestling mat. Felt good.

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Journal Time
« on: August 01, 2019, 10:10:09 pm »
Yea, honestly the biggest barrier to progress is a weekend men’s soccer league that I play in, and I always get super banged up ha.

Last couple days I didn’t have much time: I moved apartments and that took up all of yesterday and was travelling today. I had time to work up to a quick squat single at 275 today. BW was the lowest it’s been in ages though, 187, which is huge (or rather tiny ha) for me. I’ll be all settled back home on Monday and that’s when really progress will begin!

Also yea, clutch move by LBSS. When I first made the username I had just watched Anchorman, which has the scene in which Steve Carell’s character, Brick, says “I love lamp”, hence the name. But I had totally forgotten until reminded lololol

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Journal Time
« on: July 30, 2019, 06:24:26 pm »
Thought I'd attach this pic in honor of his big contract day. CJ and I went to the same school and are up on the same leader-board in the athlete's gym (here's a screenshot from the old athletic website). He is being compensated slightly better than me at the moment though haha

Today was meh training wise. I had been kicked in the head (soccer game on Sunday) and definitely had a minor concussion so I took it easy yesterday. Felt ok today but definitely didn't want to lift. Went into the gym just to do some box jumps but the room where I usually go was being taken up by a martial arts class. Had to go somewhere else so I did 3x10 standing at 44". On the best one I landed in maybe a 1/4 squat so I felt pretty good. My left knee is swollen but I think it's just a bruise (from Sunday). Fingers crossed.

I made a sled out of a tire so I'm gonna break that out tomorrow. The rest of tonight I'm just gonna go for a long walk.

Progress Journals & Experimental Routines / Re: Journal Time
« on: July 30, 2019, 06:11:20 pm »
Now I'm really back! Thanks LBSS!!!

I had patella tendon.

No idea why it doesn't catch up in size. It's not a huge discrepancy either. If you're training, within a year it'll be where probably only you can tell.

Have a good trip. Yea see if you can check out bratislava. I've heard nothing but good things.

Pics, Videos, & Links / Re: beast
« on: March 02, 2014, 07:22:15 am »
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my favorite weightlifter, american Jon North

1st off,

If you're like me, your injured leg will never be as big as the other one. You can easily get it as strong but after the muscles atrophy they just won't catch up size wise. I did my left ACL four years ago and currently my left leg is slightly stronger (I jump off my left leg, start with it forward etc...). However, the quad mass is ever so slightly smaller than that of the right--especially the vastus lateralis.

In my rehab I did tons of step ups and lunges. I was lucky enough to do it through my schools sports medicine (as I was currently playing college soccer at the time) and so I had a trainer do several specific workouts with me every day (for free).

We had one plyometric progression which I found particularly helpfu. Its length was a good 6 weeks and by the end my athleticism was restored and the strength balances eliminated.

In terms of strength exercises I think step ups are the way to go. I am always wary of bulgarians and lunges especially when the weight gets heavy--the twisting can be hard on the joints/ligaments whereas I feel the step up is safer and just as effective. I also think single leg, leg press is very good and safe. Finally, I recommend you start squatting earlier rather than later and squat in front of a mirror to make sure that you're doing so symmetrically and not twisting or leaning to favor one leg.

TL:DR: Do step ups, squat in front of mirror, your atrophied leg will never be as big as the other

Pics, Videos, & Links / Re: beast
« on: February 21, 2014, 07:24:24 pm »
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David Rigerts son, Vladislav

Are there any Adarqorg members currently residing in Germany?

Strength, Power, Reactivity, & Speed Discussion / Re: Dancing
« on: May 26, 2011, 09:41:27 pm »

Black people have better elasticity, hence speed & vert.

I feel blessed. I have discovered the one quality what makes black people fast. The cheetah has the same distinct quality/feature, whites don't.  It seems I'm the only guy on the planet who has discovered it.  :strong:

I actually apply the principal to my sprint training.

It torques the tendons.  :strong:  :highfive:

what do the pictures you posted have to do with your post? 

Strength, Power, Reactivity, & Speed Discussion / Re: Dancing
« on: May 26, 2011, 04:40:37 pm »
most black males in the us are of west african descent...FACT

I will try to find the studies


Now you're creating a strawmen. I never said blacks were better dancers and I never said dumb people were better dancers. I said people thought to be highly intelligent that think a lot generally aren't good dancers (or good athletes).  And they aren't. Regardless of skin color.   The evolution of the human brain particularly with regards to front brain development does explain why if you link that with movement skills.

okay, fair enough. you never actually said that dumb(er) people were better dancers than (more) intelligent people. but that's a pretty logical next step from "more intelligent people tend to be worse dancers." i mean, if they're worse dancers, then they have to be, well, worse than somebody. because your category was "more intelligent people," then by default the compared-to category is "less intelligent people." i mean, right? is "less intelligent people" not basically the same as "dumber" people? if not, forgive my laziness earlier. i should have changed all references to "dumb" or "dumber" people to "less intelligent people," to be more in keeping with your original statement.

i never said in my responses that you'd said that black people were better dancers, but i think i get why you thought i was implying that. for the record, i was thinking of, among other people, this unbelievably nerdy guy (the dude went to st. john's college: they learn calculus by reading principia mathematica) i met at a wedding recently who was cleaning UP with the bridesmaids and other female guests because he'd started swing dancing when he was a kid and never stopped. not that he was even swing dancing at the wedding, he was just dancing. panties were flying off all around him. if i didn't already have a girlfriend to dance with my clumsy ass and then have sex with me later, i would have been envious as shit.

the point is, you're still just making the strange, possibly true (but probably not) conjecture that people who "think a lot" or who are "thought to be highly intelligent" are not as good dancers as people who "think less," as defined by yourself. and i'm telling you that whether they're "thought to be intelligent" is probably completely irrelevant to whether they're good dancers or not. to my mind, unless you can prove it in some way other than a casual reference to "the evolution of the human brain with regards to front brain development" (what does that even mean?), then you're just babbling.

also, lamp, "young males of west african descent" =/= "black people." barack obama is also referred to as black, but he's half kenyan and half white (irish). if you can link to those studies, i'd love to see them. "young males of west african descent" is at least a somewhat defined category. ffs.

Thats awesome.


Strength, Power, Reactivity, & Speed Discussion / Re: Dancing
« on: May 21, 2011, 12:36:27 pm »
That's all fine but that's what I'm getting at with you overthinking everything.  On a VJ and speed forum when someone says "black" they're generally not referring to Kenyan americans. I think you knew that. When the OP mentioned dancing he's not referring to professional dancers or anyone whose ever received professional dance training.  Take a group of untrained people and have them dance (or do any other physical maneuver) and you get a look at what type of people are inherently good at it and which ones aren't. Same goes with artwork or any other skill.  There are exceptions to everything but look at general tendencies.

your argument -- and it's by no means unique to you, obviously; it's a pervasive stereotype -- boils down to: "i have seen these people who jump high and are fast and also they are black, as defined by me. therefore, black people are, in general, naturally able to jump high and fast, as compared to whites or other races/ethnic groups."

There have been multiple studies showing that young males of west african descent (generally what is referred to in the US as "black")  in the US tend to have lower body fat, perform slightly better on sprint and strength tests than their white counterparts etc...

Yes, there are greater variations within the groups than between them but to pretend there is no variation between them is foolish.

I don't know for the dancing--I suspect it is mostly for cultural reasons (as is the success of asian-americans in the arts/school)

A clip of todays session for you guys. New powerclean PR at 259 lbs (117.5 kg). Still not as strong as Flander, but it's getting there :). For video of powersnatch (198 lbs) check my journal - was just practice though, next PR scheduled for monday.

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thats sick

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