Cowboy's Switch the Darkside

Discussion in 'Powerlifting Forum' started by Btcowboy, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. Worf

    Worf Member

    I don’t think my gym is in danger of going out of business. Options where I’m at would be an almost USAPL exclusive gym, some small power lifting gym that’s way too expensive and completely on the opposite side of the city, box gyms or put a fucking combo rack and a platform in my garage. It really is a niche market
     
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  2. Btcowboy

    Btcowboy Member

    If I had the cash, I think at this point I would set up at home
     
  3. Worf

    Worf Member

    The way I would do it 4-5 g for a legitimate set up.
    -TSS, Rouge, Elite FTS (choose 1) combo rack 1550-2500
    -500 kilo calibrated plates 2000
    -powerbar and deadlift bar 600-800
    Rouge deadlift platform. 300

    Maybe less if anything can be found used

    Sure there’s much cheaper ways to go but It’s a buy once cry once thing IMO. Instead of buying entry level equipment and then upgrade every other year and no be able to get rid of the old shit.
     
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  4. Btcowboy

    Btcowboy Member

    Looks like a good set up for sure and your right do it right the first time. If I had a few k to blow it would happen
     
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  5. johntt44

    johntt44 Member

    I did it, Craigslist and time/patience. A piece here, a piece there.
     
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  6. Btcowboy

    Btcowboy Member

    The place I can go for free will work except for DL. I could start by setting up for DL at home first. Then build from there but may take a long time to get done, I ain't rich
     
  7. Btcowboy

    Btcowboy Member

    3 rep week
    Squat intensity
    Barx10
    135x8
    225x5 tweaked knee
    255x3
    275x3
    315x3
    345x2 amrap set knee said no more

    Bench volume
    Barx8
    105x8
    135x8
    175x5
    185x4x5 supposed to be 175 decided add 10lbs

    Leg accessories skip

    High incline DB press
    50x10
    55x10
    60x8
     
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  8. Worf

    Worf Member

    The knee can’t be too bad if you kept going. Where’s the pain coming from?
     
  9. Btcowboy

    Btcowboy Member

    It hurts inner lower and upper outer. It wasn't horrible or anything like that at the time. It did get worse after my squats and Inwas limping. Iced it when I got home and some ibuprofen. Seems ok right now
     
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  10. NovaFlex

    NovaFlex Member

    I wish we had a PF closer to where I live—half the people at my gym belong there.
     
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  11. NovaFlex

    NovaFlex Member

    Do you video your main lifts? It almost sounds like your knees are buckling inward. I used to get pain while squatting because I didn’t control my knees well. Surprisingly, glute work helps that—and focusing on pushing your knees out when coming out of the hole.
     
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  12. Btcowboy

    Btcowboy Member

    I do video mains when attempt a max or working on something specific with the lift such as form. Thinking about it, I have the mental cue of knees out always. I have been box squating for a couple weeks working on depth. I warmed up box squating without issue and at 225 removed the bench so normal squats. I think I had a mind lapse and the knee did come inside a bit.
     
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  13. Btcowboy

    Btcowboy Member

    So I am thinking of putting in an order for some more test... staying at 200mg a week, I have another week or two on current vial and then 2 more vials left. I hate getting low lol, even though at 200mg it's about 24 weeks left. I was thinking also pick up some var and thought after Christmas, stay on 200mg a week and run the var along side at 50mg a day for 6-7 weeks. Get my cardio back in line as well as diet after xmas, and see what I can do as far as a recomp.

    Thoughts?
     
  14. EazyE

    EazyE Member

    Sounds like a steady plan. Easy on the body with dosages kept reasonable like you plan to run. Obviously diet will be the big factor. Keep it going!
     
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  15. Btcowboy

    Btcowboy Member

    3 rep week

    Deadlift intensity
    Barx8
    135x8
    225x5
    275x3
    315x3
    365x3
    405x3 amrap set grip gave up before I did, I had more in me

    Strict OHP volume
    Barx10
    65x8
    85x5
    105x5
    115x3x5
    115x6

    Side laterals
    20x10
    25x10
    30x10

    Facepull
    40x20
    50x15
    60x12

    Straight arm pushdown
    60x12
    70x10
    80x6

    Felt good today everything moved smoothly
     
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  16. Btcowboy

    Btcowboy Member

    Yup ordering tomorrow
     
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  17. Perrin Aybara

    Perrin Aybara Member

    Sounds like a good plan to me. Gain on the least gear you can.
     
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  18. Worf

    Worf Member

    I think low test is where it’s at for cutting. It will preserve the muscle you Have during a defect and the var should get you some pump/hardness and add to your strength.
     
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  19. Btcowboy

    Btcowboy Member

    So ordered 4 test cyp 250, 200 10mg var.
    Gives me 60ml of test cyp 48 weeks worth at 200mg. And not quite 6 weeks worth of var at 50mg a day. I also still have about 2 weeks of drol left at 50mg a day if I so chose
     
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  20. Perrin Aybara

    Perrin Aybara Member

    Anavar works phenomenally for me, hope it does for you as well.
     
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