Brothers in Iron

As it turns out, there are quite a few OGers dedicated to getting under a barbell and pushing themselves to the limit.  Post your questions, comments, routines, technique videos,and anything else related to weightlifting here.

I'll start.  I've only been seriously weight training for twelve weeks, but I've always been in and out of the gym.  I started Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 routine and am having some awesome results. I'm 5'8" 165lbs, and my goal is to lift 1000lbs in the big three lifts by April.

I do all of my training in my garage with weights I bought on Craigslist. My toes go numb because there's no heat in the garage and I squat and deadlift barefooted.  There's trash everywhere because my ten month old American Bully destroys everything he can put in his mouth.  The pieces of hose are in front of the barbell because it's the only way I can keep my bar from rolling away on the unlevel floor lol

 

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You may consider checking out the strength and conditioning ground. Liftordie has a few videos of him moving enough weight that I will probably never even insult him over the internet for fear that he might hulk smash an entire state. Its pretty inspiring.

Plus there are guys like leigh, vermonter, and taku who are always laying down great advice. You will be pleased I am sure to know that they speak highly of the 5/3/1 method. Phone Post 3.0

5/3/1 what is this? Phone Post 3.0

On FluffyHippo's No Thread Thread LiftorDie is one of the main dudes posting about lifting.  I'm sure he'll find this thread soon enough.  I've tried posting on the S&C ground, but there's not nearly enough traffic to make a successful thread.

5/3/1 is here, panic.

 

http://www.jimwendler.com/2011/09/531-for-a-beginner/ 

Whats a good workout to build a lot of muscle?

 

I've been skinny my whole life and can't put on any muscle....

I bench and curl every day brooooooooo

So in! Phone Post 3.0

Amos Moses -


On FluffyHippo's No Thread Thread LiftorDie is one of the main dudes posting about lifting.  I'm sure he'll find this thread soon enough.  I've tried posting on the S&C ground, but there's not nearly enough traffic to make a successful thread.



5/3/1 is here, panic.



 



http://www.jimwendler.com/2011/09/531-for-a-beginner/ 

You can always PM him too Phone Post 3.0

Ghost of Retard - 


Whats a good workout to build a lot of muscle?



 



I've been skinny my whole life and can't put on any muscle....



I know you better than that, mister!



Dem legs doe...

I want to hurry up and go to sleep so that I can when I wake up. Am I addicted? Phone Post 3.0

Ghost of Retard -


Whats a good workout to build a lot of muscle?



 



I've been skinny my whole life and can't put on any muscle....

Curling in the squat rack. You get all the leftover test from the guys who have been using it for squats. Phone Post 3.0

Where's the cheapest place to buy chalk? I don't need a hundred dollar chalk stand. I'm thinking about crushing up my girlfriend's daughter's sidewalk chalk, but I don't want purple barbells. Phone Post 3.0

Amos Moses - Where's the cheapest place to buy chalk? I don't need a hundred dollar chalk stand. I'm thinking about crushing up my girlfriend's daughter's sidewalk chalk, but I don't want purple barbells. Phone Post 3.0
Amazon is amazing for things like that. Sign up for the free amazon prime trial (you can set yourself up to no auto renew) and it's free shipping too! Phone Post 3.0

Good info, thanks pal.

Here's Pete Rubish preparing for a competition in a few weeks I believe. Deadlifting 765 for 6 reps.

http://youtu.be/AhhgPy1iQxU Phone Post 3.0

12 weeks, you say? Are you available to give private coaching?

Amos Moses - Good info, thanks pal.

Here's Pete Rubish preparing for a competition in a few weeks I believe. Deadlifting 765 for 6 reps.

http://youtu.be/AhhgPy1iQxU Phone Post 3.0
Awesome. You literally can see the metal 45 lb bar curving under all that weight. Unreal... Phone Post 3.0

Was looking for a new routine(I usually switch it up every three months) and a gym buddy of mine told about this one: http://www.t-nation.com/personal-coaching-training-programs/john-meadows/training-1.1.jsp

Anyone every try it? Phone Post 3.0

Pete Rubish is going to be posting a video soon of an 800 x 5 deadlift.  He's like two years younger than me and ten times stronger than me haha.

Can anybody speak on the pros and cons of sumo deadlifting vs. conventional deadlifting?