1. Another story competition is beginning! (Q1 2018)

    "You're bleeding on my floor."

    We've moved to a quarterly format, so you really have no excuse not to participate this time.

    So check out the new thread discussing scoring, rules, and other such matters in the in the Story Competitions forum and get cracking.

    Dismiss Notice

DLP gets Fit(ter) 2018

Discussion in 'Real Life Discussion' started by Jjf88, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Jjf88

    Jjf88 Auror

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Messages:
    638
    A door frame to attach a chin up bar to is all you need for portable ones.
    --- Post automerged ---
    Also, a little update from myself about what's happening training wise.

    My meet is in October so plenty of time to prepare.

    Currently on my last strength phase before I cut and bulk up to my class (83-93kg. Currently 82. Aiming for 90kg of mostly mass.)

    Strength includes a lot of pause of dead stop work. Pause bench to increase neural drive, and to replicate competiton. Anderson squats as well as regular high bar back squats. Anderson squats are pin squats where you take all momentum and stretch from your tendons out of the movement and force you to drive from a dead stop. It also makes you aware of any flaws as you use the time to make sure your technique is spot on.

    Deadlifts are normal, although I have included more Good mornings as I am noticing a slight rounding of the lower back near maxes that suggest I am deficient in that area.

    Working on sets of 4 and 5 at reps between 3 and 4 for lower body movements and 6 for upper body.

    Calories are at maintenace. Currently 3000 a day.
     
  2. Samuel Black

    Samuel Black Minister of Magic

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,314
    What federation? First meet or have you competed before?
     
  3. Jjf88

    Jjf88 Auror

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Messages:
    638
    IPF. First meet of many, hopefully..
     
  4. Samuel Black

    Samuel Black Minister of Magic

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,314
    Awesome, man. You'll love it, honestly. I've done quite a few USPA meets, all local stuff from like 40-80 lifters at each. Let me know if you have any general questions about it, it sounds like you have the training and nutrition well in hand.
     
  5. LochNess

    LochNess Second Year DLP Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2011
    Messages:
    79
    Location:
    Canada
    Hey all, I haven't been on DLP in a while but just signed in and this thread definitely caught my attention. Not trying to lose weight, but get in better shape. I started working out 6 weeks ago, mainly weights, going to the gym 4 days a week, also horseback riding twice a week, and a bit of cardio (should do more I hate it). I will create a better log in the future, but figured I would start with this.

    Anyways I am going on vacation in exactly 2 weeks, so I have two separate goals : Body looking good for summer by June, fastest way to look good in two weeks for vaca (so if anyone has quick tips for that, even if they don't last but just to look good quick, please let me know!)

    Anyways I am hoping this thread will keep me accountable! The hardest part is definitely eating healthy..
     
  6. Atlas

    Atlas First Year

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2016
    Messages:
    21
    High Score:
    0
    Well, if you don't look lean now, than its next to impossible to do it in 2 weeks. Buuuuuuuuut you can fool people a bit, getting a tan helps a lot.

    If you want to look good for the summer, that means you have 2 choices:

    - Cut fat to look lean
    - If already lean, gain muscle trough a lean bulk

    Best program for beginners who want to bulk is 5x5 (Search on google for specifics, it's quite a famous program)

    But that choice depends on your muscle to fat ratio . Hope this helps
     
  7. Jjf88

    Jjf88 Auror

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Messages:
    638
    Cheers mate. I'll keep everyone up to date on how it's going.
    --- Post automerged ---
    Go on a 1000 calorie deficit and employ 3x10 exercises for multi joint movements, finish with HIIT training. You won't lose much fat but that'll drop it as quick as it can in 2 weeks.