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Re: klaatus journey

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:57 am
by klaatu21
really?are those actually good numbers? awesome, wasnt too bad, was on nights most of this week, helse the low mileage, got a 50mile ride out planned for saturday that im keeping everything crossed for good weather, how about you?

Re: klaatus journey

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:37 am
by vegan_rossco
Yeah man! And considering the number of sets you're doing also you could potentially lift a hell of a lot more :)
The weather pretty good right now eh, so let's hope it stays that way ;) I need to change my wheels to thinner ones as its currently jusst so slow! So once I've done that I'll clock a few miles.. Depending on leg/butt soreness from squats bahaha

Re: klaatus journey

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:40 am
by vegan_rossco
Ps after you finish stronglifts you should test your maxes and see how strong you've got :D

Re: klaatus journey

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:19 am
by klaatu21
how would i test my maxes? padded cycling shorts is the best advice id give, haha

Re: klaatus journey

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:25 am
by vegan_rossco
Just get yourself warmed up and then try and deadlift/squat/bench as much as you think you can for one rep, if you can do it add more weight until you can't lift it at all. Make sure you have a spotter though ahha, you won't need one for deads though obviously :)

Re: klaatus journey

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:27 am
by klaatu21
how long should i rest between attempts?

Re: klaatus journey

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:34 am
by vegan_rossco
I would say just give yourself as much time as you need, normally I take at least 2-3 minutes :)

Re: klaatus journey

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:42 am
by klaatu21
Sweet, I've pencilled it in for the end of may as I won't be upping my lifts in June just keeping them the same as I'll be cutting but trying not to lose lean mass, would that be the right thing to do?

Re: klaatus journey

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:48 am
by klaatu21
And should I still do some warm up reps like normal? Sorry for all the questions I just like to plan ahead :)

Re: klaatus journey

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:45 am
by vegan_rossco
Sounds good to me dude :) for warm up I would say just a couple of light/medium sets would be okay around the 6-8 rep range, sorry for the late reply dude!

Re: klaatus journey

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:41 pm
by klaatu21
Don't worry about it man:) what kind of weight would you recommend for the warm ups? I don't want to go too heavy and sell my self short on the heavy lifts but I don't want to go too light and not be warmed up enough

Re: klaatus journey

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:53 pm
by vegan_rossco
Jeeeeez I'm not sure man, start with a real light weight and then on the second warmup set do a weight you know you can perform for 6-8 reps, you can always do some more if you don't feel warmed up enough but it shouldn't be a problem man :) I'm looking forward to seeing how you do

Re: klaatus journey

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:21 pm
by klaatu21
You and me both brother, would the warm ups I'm doing at the minute be ok? I've just realised I've got critical mass the same day as I'm gonna be working out my maxes, I'm gonna be dead by the end haha

Re: klaatus journey

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:12 pm
by vegan_rossco
Yeah man they would be fine :) ahha killerrrrr you'll be super sore the next day :p

Re: klaatus journey

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:45 pm
by klaatu21
That's my drug of choice:) the harder I find it to get out of bed in the morning the happier I am, especially if I haven't got work haha