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  1. Asparagus: I've been gaining weight, albeit it is slow, as I ride my bike everywhere. I'm 5'7 165, up from 140 when I started trying to gain weight (beginning of 2012). I don't know if that is enough, or how quick I should be gaining weight, but I feel that is solid progress. JamesXVX: Thanks for that website! a lot of interesting workouts, definitely going to try something new once I complete this cycle. Mini Forklift: I do deload when I'm meant to, and I was thinking the same thing. I've been looking at other programs, but at the very least I'll be changing my assistance exercises for the next cycle. I don't feel unmotivated, if anything I feel more motivated because it's getting nice outside again and I don't have to wear a million layers to bike hahaha.
  2. I feel like my lifts have stalled; I don't believe I'm getting stronger anymore. Anyone have any tips and tricks to get around this? I've almost completed my 4th cycle of 5/3/1, should I try switching up my workout? I'm thinking about going to a different split for a month, and then start another 5/3/1 cycle. Thoughts? Trying to get the powerlifting talk going again, this part of the board has been silent.
  3. Any of you have the cube ebook you'd be willing to send me? I'd love to try the program, 5/3/1 is cool but it's really simple and I'm kind of getting bored with it.
  4. I encountered the same problem, I'm running 5/3/1 and my OHP has stalled bigtime. This video helped me a lot, it basically showed me that I was doing a lot wrong when OHP.
  5. Since some of you all have run this program, have you all skipped the deload week and went straight to the next cycle?
  6. How much soreness do you all experience after workouts, and how long is the recovery time? Sometimes I am sore for days after a workout, especially if I go hard, and I don't know how to really alleviate it. Do I need to eat more? I feel like days I work out I eat a ton of food, but I am more sore than I have ever been. Or am I just being a baby about it? Any advice or stuff would be appreciated.
  7. Just wondering what you all eat on training days vs non training days? Do you all take any supplements/protein powders/ or are you solely about food? I tend to eat more carbs on days that I lift, but I ride my bike everywhere so that's not a hard and fast rule. I also try to not eat sweets on non-training days, but I work at a vegan bakery so sometimes that is tough. Any ideas on how many calories you get on training days/non training days?
  8. My goals for this year are: -Compete in a meet, not sure where/what federation, but I want to compete. -Have a total over 1,000 lbs -Have a 300 lb bench press (where I was at my strongest in high school) -Squat twice my body weight
  9. I've been lifting for a long time, but really started doing serious strength/powerlifting style lifts towards the end of last year. Currently, I am 5'7", 160 lbs and am training at a 350 deadlift/280 squat/245 bench/ and 150 press. I gained a lot of strength over the last year kind of doing my own thing, but decided that this year I was going to pick a program and see where it takes me. 5/3/1 seemed to be one of the simplest and most accessible, so I chose it.
  10. What are you all's thoughts on this program? I'm finishing up my third week of my first cycle, and I really like it so far. Anyone have good results running this?
  11. I'm into negative approach, world burns to death, the cro mags, youth of today, integrity, lots of stuff hahaha.
  12. Hey I've been vegan for almost 5 years now, and have been weight training for the last two years. I originally started with the goal of losing weight, which I did and then some. I got too thin, and got a little out of whack from depriving myself. Now I lift with the intention of getting strong while also enjoying biking. I ride my bike as a form of transportation, and I couldn't be happier doing it. I enjoy punk, lifting weights, biking, coffee, and playing drums. I hope to learn a few things about strength training and powerlifting on this board.
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