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    [–] April 16 Daily Thread Smilme 1 points ago in weightroom

    Ah right on.

    How are you liking shieko? I've heard it recommended a few times

    [–] April 16 Daily Thread Smilme 1 points ago in weightroom

    I've never run shieko, but from what I understand it's a peaking program.

    Other than that i honestly do not understand what your comment was trying to relay

    Maybe I'm just dumb, but I honest to god do not understand what your comment meant

    [–] April 16 Daily Thread Smilme 1 points ago in weightroom

    That's true, but I'm saying pyramid training more like a rep range rather than a specific program.

    It really does not matter you can do straight sets, pyramids, singles, it honestly doesn't really matter in the grand scheme

    You don't have to be married to a 5x5, rep ranges aren't the reason you get bigger/stronger. It's more like a word/over time equation. Whatever keeps you motivated is going to be what you should do.

    [–] April 16 Daily Thread Smilme 1 points ago in weightroom

    I see your point, but it's really not a good argument. Just because the work is submaximal doesn't mean it's not as effective as weights in lower rep ranges. Yes there's more sets, that's one thing you can do with pyramid training that is more difficult to do at lower rep ranges. at the end of the day it's really not important what rep range you do your lifts in.

    Additionally I find doing rep work feels so much easier after doing heavy singles. When you drop the weight 20-40% the weight feels light as hell because your CNS is all fired up

    I'm not saying straight sets don't have their place, I'm staying I often find myself doing less volume with straight sets either via boredom or fatigue. Trying to do a 10x5 at the same weight you use for 5x5 is a lot harder than doing a bunch of submaximal rep work. I know they aren't exact comparisons, but I hope you can see the point I'm trying to make

    [–] April 16 Daily Thread Smilme 2 points ago in weightroom

    Gotta throw in my 0.02$

    Pyramid training isnt a new fad, I know of guys who were using it in the 50's. Maybe you're thinking of that 'reverse pyramid' thing I've been seeing recently. I digress.

    Pyramids are definitely a legit way to get in some work. Personally I prefer them a lot more than 5x5's. Though that's mostly because 5x5's bore the shit out of me, and I like working in various rep ranges.

    And on the point about pyramid volume being lower than a 5x5? This is perplexing because I've never done an intense 5x5 that has netted me more volume than an equally intense pyramid set. I might be able to get as much volume from a 5x5 if I took over 5 minutes rest every set.

    For example

    Say we have a trainee running a 5x5 on bench, let's say they can bench 135 for an intense (maximal effort) 5x5 (and personally I think too many people just get lazy with their 5x5's and tend to lower intensity subconsciously-at least I did that myself.)

    So ,

    Not including warmups

    135 5x5 = 3375

    Now in a pyramid style (not sure what a traditional pyramid style even is, so ill just use what I usually do if I'm doing pyramid sets)

    155x2 165x1 175x1 185x1 (singles at 85-95%, and potentially a PR attempt) 155x4 145x6 135x8 115x10 95x15+ = 4555 All in all I find the benefits of pyramid style work sets to be more than running a 5x5. I get to hit my heavy singles, and I get to set PR's at rep ranges if I fail to hit them at the top sets. Honestly doing either or isn't going to make or break you, but personal preference is key. Obviously if you prefer 5x5's do them, and if you are worried about volume do some drop sets or throw in a little extra accessory work.

    [–] March 4 Daily Thread Smilme 11 points ago in weightroom

    So a bunch of people have already given you good advice. I'll just say this;

    Do you really think you are giving it your all if in the back of your head you are thinking 'it's no use I won't get stronger or bigger etc'? There's no way you can try your best if you don't believe in what you're doing.

    I don't want to sound like a douche, but seriously. You aren't trying hard enough. That might sound controversial, "but Smilme I've tried all the programs etc etc". You can do all the programs you want, and by the looks of your lifts-they really aren't as bad as you are making them out to be. How often have you just done something dumb in the gym, but out 100% of your effort into it? Try doing 5x10 snatch grip deads after doing a widow maker set, just do something hard and push yourself past where you think you can go. Just do something simple and focus on progressing with 100% of your effort (I.e do it until you feel like you can't do it, then do more)

    Just try and not make gains after you do that. Effort is far more important than people give it credit for. It's not about programs or optimal volume and shit, if you put in the work you will get stronger.

    You may not be a genetically gifted athlete, but who cares? Don't compare yourself to others. You may never deadlift 1000lbs, I probably won't either. It's not about that, it's about taking yourself from where you are now to a better place with sheer force of will and effort.

    Anyone can do it, you don't have to be a freak. Just give it one more go, maybe be less program oriented. Try working yourself to the bone for just a couple of months, throw in some hard conditioning.

    BUT before that, change your mindset. Your body follows your mind, the people who run those 200km marathons in the desert aren't super freaks, (well not all of them) they just have the right mindset.

    [–] Does anyone sometimes just stop and reflect on their life and realise how fucked up it all actually is? Smilme 1 points ago in migraine

    That's fine, 'sucking it up' doesn't work for everybody. I'm giving some things that helped me through a tough time, not everyone responds to the same advice. Some people need to be told that, but you should know that

    [–] Does anyone sometimes just stop and reflect on their life and realise how fucked up it all actually is? Smilme 1 points ago * (lasted edited 9 months ago) in migraine

    I think I know very well what the OP going through. My migraine symptoms are definitely on the higher end. I know what's it like when you can't even move so the pain hurts somewhat less, turning your head is agony, even moving my leg seems to make my head explode even more (even when I think it couldn't possibly hurt more). I spent nearly a decade in pain that had me wailing and praying that I'd just die. Thankfully mine don't last all that long, around 4-6 hours a few times a week. The pain sucks, but that drained feeling after a migraine is not fun either. Being afraid to make travel plans incase you get a migraine, I've been there. I've done that. I'm still doing it.

    You clearly haven't tried meditating while having a migraine. The pain doesn't go away, it still hurts just as bad, but I find it a lot easier to bare, if I just hunker myself down and try to control my breathing. The tossing and turning doesn't help, screaming doesn't help, cutting yourself doesn't help, and getting frustrated certainly doesn't help. You just have to take it, I haven't found any medications that help, so I just try to use them to any benefit I can scrape out of having a migraine. It certainly makes you mentally tougher. It's truly an awful thing, but it is what it is. Sometimes that the way life goes, whining about getting migraines isn't going to help you, so just keep on keeping on

    [–] Does anyone sometimes just stop and reflect on their life and realise how fucked up it all actually is? Smilme 1 points ago in migraine

    You would be mistaken, I have pretty severe pain. I had seen a few doctors and they were worried I had cluster headaches rather than migraines, thankfully I don't think that's the case.

    Making assumptions about someone's condition is very condescending, wether you want to to come across that way or not.

    [–] A Female MMA Fighter Is Stepping Into The Cage With An Internet Troll Who Doesn't Believe Women Can Beat Men Smilme 1 points ago in JoeRogan

    All the videos? You sent one video of medina Tate, a UFC fighter. You live in LaLa land mate.

    There's a video in this thread of a female boxing with a marine, and she gets beat the fuck up. There seems to be pretty much evidence that it could go either way. You ignorant fuck

    [–] A Female MMA Fighter Is Stepping Into The Cage With An Internet Troll Who Doesn't Believe Women Can Beat Men Smilme 2 points ago in JoeRogan

    Yeah I didn't even think to consider those. Just looked up the V02 Max of male distance runners vs, female runners and it was a pretty big disparity.

    [–] A Female MMA Fighter Is Stepping Into The Cage With An Internet Troll Who Doesn't Believe Women Can Beat Men Smilme 0 points ago in JoeRogan

    In sorry did they list the guys weight? I wasn't aware we had that information.

    Additionally I keep having to repeat myself, I keep telling you why you can't use UFC fighters as an example to represent the amateur level, and I've given you anecdotal evidence that most trained women I know would probably get beat up by a man.

    I even gave you some examples of smaller guys beating bigger guys previously. I've acknowledged your point, and I'm trying to explain to you what you aren't getting.

    Try reading through my posts again, clearly you aren't reading them throughly enough. This is pretty much the last thing I'm going to write about this, as you aren't bringing anything to the table and you keep saying the exact same things (funny, that's what you're claiming I'm doing). I've spent more time responding to you than I should have, if you aren't getting what im telling you from my previous posts then there's no point in even continuing this because you refuse to consider how you could be in fact incorrect, or not realizing the scope of the situation, thanks

    [–] Stay Dead Smilme 1 points ago in SuicideWatch

    That's truly awful man, I can't even imagine that pain. Keep on keeping on brother, you are one tough motherfucker

    [–] Millennials of Reddit, what lie were you told growing up? Smilme 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Don't feel bad homie you're still 'smart' you just won't be winning any Nobel peace prizes.

    I also like to think of it like this; you're as smart as the effort you put in. (Or the man who can read, but chooses not to has not advantage over the man that can't read)

    [–] A Female MMA Fighter Is Stepping Into The Cage With An Internet Troll Who Doesn't Believe Women Can Beat Men Smilme 0 points ago in JoeRogan

    There you go, trying to say I've never trained before.

    I already fucking told you you its a case to case basis in wether a trained female can beat a man. Can you get that through your thick skull? It's not "every time a trained woman fights a man she wins". Not at all. Men are built differently than women, like significantly different. It seems like you've never even rolled with a woman, even the trained women I've rolled with feel like I'm fighting with kids man, when I roll with new guys you can at least feel some sort of strength, even if they are pretty weak.

    A trained female fighting a man is not the same as a trained man fighting a man. Get that through your dense fucking head mate.

    If you can't understand that, then maybe you should start training yourself

    [–] Joe Rogan Experience #1054 - Dr. Rhonda Patrick Smilme 6 points ago in JoeRogan

    Why does it even matter? Some people would like to train optimally, even if they aren't competitive.

    That's sound advice, but it's only surface level. Some people are trying to improve their conditioning, and the amount of weight they lift etc.

    Your advice will work, but as you get more advanced into training, you need to advance your training methods to continually make progress. Running some linear progression program is just going to give you diminishing returns after a certain point, additionally training can get pretty stale after you've been doing it for years, so it is fun to switch it up and try new methods

    [–] A Female MMA Fighter Is Stepping Into The Cage With An Internet Troll Who Doesn't Believe Women Can Beat Men Smilme 1 points ago in JoeRogan

    Yes, but I don't think that's genetics. Ideally women should be at least be getting the same times, they have a higher pain threshold, and they're lighter which should make it easier to run long distances.

    I'm not sure if the disparity is because men might have better cardiovascular systems, or that more men run?

    [–] A Female MMA Fighter Is Stepping Into The Cage With An Internet Troll Who Doesn't Believe Women Can Beat Men Smilme 3 points ago in JoeRogan

    Lmao trying to be condescending? I've probably been training longer than you. You should refrain from trying to call out people when you have no idea what you're talking about. You have provided no actual analysis on anything and you're acting like an expert who's breaking down fights. You fucking idiot man.

    This chick that's fighting isn't even in that top 1%, which is my original point. She's 7-0 as an amateur-which isn't too shabby, she isn't exactly the top of the world. She might get her ass beat, and honestly it's pretty much 50/50. That's what I said in the beginning, but thanks for agreeing with me while trying to talk down to me. You are such an egotistical douche that you can't even see we are arguing similar points. I wouldn't be surprised if you are just an Internet weekend warrior. You need to shut the fuck up when you don't know what you are talking about. You have contributed absolutely nothing to the conversation.

    [–] A Female MMA Fighter Is Stepping Into The Cage With An Internet Troll Who Doesn't Believe Women Can Beat Men Smilme 3 points ago in JoeRogan

    Buddy are you a fucking retard? Those are exceptions. Average Joe Blow who trains MT and BJJ a couple times a week isnt going to be able to punch too much higher above his weight class.

    It's pretty fucking obvious the more skill you have the more it will offset size advantage. You're acting like being larger isn't an advantage-it definitely fucking is. Who wins in a fight between to equally skilled dudes? The bigger/stronger dude will win. I didn't think I'd have to say that people who are skilled can punch above their weight class, that's pretty well understood by people who don't even train.

    Sakuraba was a smaller dude, and he still fucked up a ton of people. I'm not saying you can't win a fight if you're smaller, but being smaller is an inherent disadvantage. Again I reiterate weight classes are there for a reason. Mighty Mouse is pretty fucking skillful, but he's going to get his ass beat by a less skillful 185-205lb fighter if he tried and fights above his weight class. Just like a skillful 185er would get his ass beat by a heavyweight.

    There's an advantage in having skill, and a size advantage. They can definitely offset each other, but if one person has the advantage skewed in one way they're going to win. I.e Connor mcgregor vs the mountain; I.e mayhem Miller vs anyone on bully beatdown.

    It's such a low % of the population that can even make it to the top level of fighting, so I have no idea why you are using that trying to justify that somehow size doesn't matter in a fight? Like what exactly is the fuck your point? We all know size matters, and we all know skill matters you fucking idiot. Quit your preachy bullshit, the average amateur female is going to have a pretty tough time fighting a guy. Rather the average guy, if their weight match that's different, but that's also not an accurate way of looking at it-the average male is not 125-130lbs, if you put the average female fighter against an untrained male 9/10 times the man is going to win. The armature female is not going to be able to slip punches effectively enough to not get hit, and she won't be able to grapple well enough to take down a much bigger opponent.

    Using UFC fighters to justify your point makes absolutely no sense. Obviously the 1% of trained women can probably take the average dude in a fight, but even then if you get a larger or somewhat athletic dude those odds plummet significantly. If you get a guy who even wrestled in highschool or college, the odds again plummet.

    You must be fucking autistic if you don't understand this. I've laid it out pretty simple for your stupid ass, and I spent way more time trying to educate you than I probably should have.

    [–] Please give it a read, am I going insane? I just realized I only got two choices left now Smilme 0 points ago in depression

    Don't put yourself in the same boat as me. I've been there and I've passed that, you just need to do better and stop feeling sorry for yourself

    [–] Please give it a read, am I going insane? I just realized I only got two choices left now Smilme 0 points ago in depression

    Yeah so is everything, quit whining and just do it. I know this is a sub where people come with problems, but just saying 'easier said than done' is a cop out, and a bad one at that.

    [–] A Female MMA Fighter Is Stepping Into The Cage With An Internet Troll Who Doesn't Believe Women Can Beat Men Smilme 7 points ago in JoeRogan

    Lmfao, jumping to conclusions.

    Sometimes it's enough, sometimes it isn't. It's not a 2+2 equation there Einstein. I've personally never seen a trained woman fight a untrained man, but I've seen a couple internet videos here a woman was able to beat a untrained man. But I've also seen a lot where the woman gets KO'd in 2.2 seconds. Feel me? Personally I've never seen a woman who was trained ever even tap out another trained guy, I'm sure it's happened before-I've never seen it though.

    It's pretty case independent. You are honestly a condescending douchebag, 'keyboard ninja theorizing' gotta be kidding me man. Have you ever seen a woman fight a man? Maybe you're projecting your keyboard warrior-isms on me.

    [–] A Female MMA Fighter Is Stepping Into The Cage With An Internet Troll Who Doesn't Believe Women Can Beat Men Smilme 18 points ago in JoeRogan

    Yeah, nah. Unlikely. It's more likely he'd box her face off, he's probably more than twice as fast, and stronger than Rhonda. If she's lucky maybe she'll get a hold of him and potentially secure on arm bar, but her even getting close before Floyd wallops her with 10+ punches is pretty well a 0% chance. Rhonda couldn't even do that to Holly Holm, and Floyd would beat the shit out of holly.