At what point did you grow out of your strength phase?

At what point did you grow out of your strength phase?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    when I got strong enough

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      becomes ungovernable

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      why is he shitting on the floor of his hotel

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    When I noticed my belly fat and my clothes fit tight, worth it

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Way too late tbh.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you aren't 2/3/4/5 then you aren't done with the strength phase.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >/3/ that bitch will take you forever if you are an average bencher

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That’s the closer I got to anon. My max lifts at 196lbs body weight was:
        >175 ohp
        >295 bench
        >325 squat
        >390 diddy
        I was getting to the point that I was getting a fat belly and feeling snap city coming close. Never even made it to 1/2/3/4. Feels bad man

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I did 405lbs for reps in deadlifts before I reached a 225lbs for a single.

          1/2/3/4 is amount of plates, you only failed the deadlift and overshot a lot on OHP and bench.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            before I reach 225lbs in bench for a single*

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        225 bench was easy for me at 150 lean and ripped but around 245 flat lined and can't make any progress without gaining weight. Just wanted to hit 2x bw but it might not be in the cards for me

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I am parking it at around (multiples of BW) 1/1.5/2/2.5.

      Lifted hard at age 17-19 and powerbloated up to around 1/2/3/4 in a year, then spent the next 10 years not really lifting. Recently got back into it. Not worth the injury risk to go full retard reaching for strength when going into your 30's.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        cope, you are just a pussy like most of """"fit""""

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Whatever I just don't care.
          I have average genetics/leverages for benching/ohp/squat, and fantastic leverages for deadlifting and pullups/rows.
          Daily reminder a set of +40kg weighted pullups for 8 with good form is more impressive and a more athletic feat than someone with a powerbloat aesthetic reaching a 3pl bench.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            hitting that copium pipe hard I see

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Post body

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            That is a pretty hard cope. 3 pl8 bench is definitely more impressive.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >daily reminder that the thing I’m good at is more impressive than the thing I’m bad at
            Whenever someone talks to me about lifting I have only EVER been asked what my bench is. Only internet addicted nerds care about things like how much you OHP, deadlift, pullup, squat. It’s always about bench. 2 plate bench is the golden standard, 3 plate bench will make normies jaw drop.
            >inb4 not if they’re fat
            Normies don’t understand the concept mass moves mass. To them a fat guy benching 315 is extra impressive compared to a jacked guy doing it.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          This pic just proves OPs point. He's got a lifetime of lifting behind him and he still looks like he's never set foot in a gym. Powerlifting is so retarded, I could kind of get it if it was a short and effective way to train but the workouts are like 3h long, if you are effective (and the gym is somewhat empty) when doing bodybuilding you can get a good workout with a massive pump in 45 min.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            He 73 yo and started training at 55, retard.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              OH sorry my vad. After 20 years of lifting OF COURSE you don't look like you lift. You need at least 30 years.

              Retard. People doing bodybuilding look better after 3 months than he does after almost 20 years. You just proved my point even more.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >caring about looks rather than actual strength
                You’re obviously a gay trying to attract men. Most of us here are into women. Women are into strong men. Not skinny fags with showpony muscles.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >why doesn't this 73 year old look like a hunk
                maybe he's 73 fucking years old you mindbroken insta-fag
                next time you squat try to touch grass

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You can be natty lean and lift waaaaay more than that. Don’t limit yourself

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    6s/4s/7s for SBD and a ton of injuries

    I should have switched to pure hypertrophy training at 4/3/5 tbh and not wasted my 20s fat

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    When I started bench pressing without a spotter

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >growing out of being strong
    Wrong way around, DYEL. You’re meant to grow out of your “aesthetics” stage, and switch to a strength stage. Unless of course, you’re trying to attract gay men, the keep doing your showpony brosplits.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      lul, no. You're meant to grow out of your strength phase and actually start training for some real world application to become the ultimate 4chan sleeper supersoldier.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The moment I realised strength training is the real training for pussies
    I see a lot of anons, even in this thread, claim that bb/hypertrophy training is for pussies and yet progressing in strength is literally just eating all week and training in a 1-3 rep range and your lifts will keep going up
    You also feel absolutely 0 fatigue because you have huge rest periods and you don't really go to failure as much
    Proper body building training will have you exhausted at the end of every session and almost having you hate certain days

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    When I hurt my back for the 3rd time. I've been lifting for almost 10 years and have done manual labor for a long time. The last time I hurt my back, it wasn't nearly as bad as the first time, but it lasted for months. I realized I just gotta take it easy.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    After I hit 1/2/3/4 for reps. Now I don’t care to lower the weight by ~20% every so often to get 2x the reps but still mostly work in the 4-8 range, especially for compounds. It’s mostly about racking up volume on every muscle and eating enough now.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    When I matured enought to not care anymore when I get called a pussy by a fat retard on the internet

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    for posterity: this guy was training for high school football and went from squatting 95lbs to 405lbs within 5 months.
    If your goal is to get onto your school's team, who gives a shit what terminally online incels think of your "aesthetics"

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What physical advantages does training for hypertrophy give vs training for strength? Would you end up having better endurance if you train for hypertrophy rather than being a powershitter?

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Yes because the spectrum is either full powerbloat only concerned about 1RM, and roidtrannies doing 20 rep machine workouts and no inbetween allowed.
    You fucking retard. When "training for strength" what most people mean is that their routine is to various extents catered towards getting stronger in the base compound movements, because it's a simple fucking way to assess if you are getting anywhere.
    I do 15-20 rep range shit too where it is appropriate. I even (accidentally) have fucking abs now. My strongest lift is weighted pullups.
    I still lift "for strength" because that is the main performance tracker in how I program. 99% of the time it's 3RM, 5RM or even 8RM records.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >When "training for strength" what most people mean is that their routine is to various extents catered towards getting stronger in the base compound movements
      >When "training for strength" what most people mean is that their routine is to various extents catered towards getting stronger in the base compound movements
      That's not what you idiots said in the other thread. Intense cope.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >no one still puts in weighted pull ups as part of the strength standards

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *