>makes no progress

>makes no progress

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    this guy is a piece of ass. who is he/any more?

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >2014 is calling, it wants it fitness fad back

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    damn, is his backsquat stalling these days?

    He does work 12 hour shifts as a nurse, so that's probably why he's not progressing as much as he should. he's also a natty.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      He also never takes rest days lol

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    There should be a study on squat autism. No other lift causes this sort of dedication. Even bench specialists don't do this.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Squatism would take too fucking long to do a serious analysis on, willing to bet that it started with Tom Platz though

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Its honestly a pretty philosophical question. What is driving a person to do something every day that he doesnt need to do? What does he get out of squatting on days you absolutely just don't want to do anything, especially the days when he was sick and there was a family death? What drives a person to keep working on themselves despite knowing the fact you may get nothing out of it in the end?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Well, he makes him self look like quite the hard working virtues man dost' he not? Ah yes look at me and my wondrous thighs. Putting my self trough all this hardship and work, could you do such a thing? Could you squat for the 543th day in a row as your old man was dying on his breakfast and you had a fever? No for only the strong are capable of such feats!

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Narcissism?

          He isn't telling you that YOU can't do it though. He isn't advertising his videos and telling you to subscribe or follow. He isn't showing off how big he is, how much stronger he has gotten, or really anything that involves trying to gain attention.
          If some guy ran every morning in your neighborhood, would you ask why he is a narcissist too?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            jeez man you getting a bit defensive here. You okay there buddy?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              Hi, Ivan.

              Pretty cute replies. If you want to keep going back and forth like this, reply to this post as well. Otherwise, actually try answering the question unless you are still in grade school

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                You got needlessly defensive on behalf of another man. Which means you're either a gay subbed to his channel or Ivan himself.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >you needlessly got defensive
                I could say the same to you about my reply to you but go ahead, act like you are someone who doesn't get into arguments or even browses IST.

                Listen to his accompanying commentary. It's all rather self indulgent. All his fans are worse though because they think there's something admirable in sticking to deliberately shitty programming.

                Apart from training frequency, there's so many variables to periodise training that are better than sinking 90% singles and feeling sorry for yourself everyday.

                >Self indulgent
                Can you elaborate on this? Every time I hear him talk its more about him feeling more fortunate that he can keep doing this workout every day.

                The guy running past my house every day doesn't upload it to YouTube with 20 minutes of faux-deep narration.

                If he did, why are you paying attention to him? Wouldnt it be the same had you never watched those youtube videos? Again, he isn't telling you to watch his next video or stick around.

                Conviction. He thinks he does need to and he doesn't think he'll get nothing in the end.

                Sort of like meditation for me. I feel like I have to and I hope that it helps me deal with stress.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Ivan chill the fuck out bro lmao

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >anyone not immediately joining my anonymous shit talk of a random man is being defensive on his behalf
                the class divisive thought process of a peanut brain moron

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                Conviction. He thinks he does need to and he doesn't think he'll get nothing in the end.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Hi, Ivan.

          • 2 months ago
            Lifter FKA PBA

            Listen to his accompanying commentary. It's all rather self indulgent. All his fans are worse though because they think there's something admirable in sticking to deliberately shitty programming.

            Apart from training frequency, there's so many variables to periodise training that are better than sinking 90% singles and feeling sorry for yourself everyday.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            The guy running past my house every day doesn't upload it to YouTube with 20 minutes of faux-deep narration.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Narcissism?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Narcissism?

        its literally just habitual behaviour, not that deep, just like how you wanna go workout everyday (if ur based)

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >not that deep
          It is though, the reason being is why. You dont have to. He isn't going for any goals, he is just doing it. Haven't you ever been in a situation where you ask yourself why you keep doing something but you do it anyway?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Literally on his YouTube page it says his goal is to squat 300kg

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              But why on days on family death or when sick? Thats not part of the plan to squat through moments like this.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        There is nothing philosophical about this at all, retard. He's doing it to appear cool, for the clout. In case you missed the memo most people don't get in shape to be healthier they do it because they think it look hotter. 90% of ISTizens are superficial and shallow.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Retard. Him pondering on his motivations to squat is the philosophical aspects of it.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Lmao, confirmed for eternal dyel.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Standard projection

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Squatism is a form of masochism. We enjoy the pain, and we wear our gigantic quads as trophies.

      Squatism would take too fucking long to do a serious analysis on, willing to bet that it started with Tom Platz though

      Tom Platz is a squatistic legend, but look into JC Hise, who died unmarried because he just preferred lifting and bloatmaxxing

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      When you first try it it's wobbly and uncomfortable
      Once it clicks and your form becomes perfect you'll start enjoying squats and you'll enjoy how good your form is. The progress will be fast from there
      That's all

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what's his max?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      468

      ?t=625

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That's pretty low for someone who literally squatted every day for 3 years straight.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          no gear, no point

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    speak for yourself
    i went from 5kg 3x10 to 6kg 3x10 in one week

    I'm unstoppable

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      that's not very heavy bro

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        yeah, but i was i walking with a cane and needing help to just get off the toilet seat 3 years ago

        just being able to do bodyweight squats is good for enough me, this is icing on the cake

        >captcha: hydra
        cut off one leg, 4 more will grow!

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    because he's dirty serb

  8. 2 months ago
    Lifter FKA PBA

    That's what gets me too. 3 years to add 12.5kg to squat is a big waste of time. He is a case study of why periodisation is important.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >3 years to add 12.5kg
      What the fuck. Even with the squat every day retardation how bad do you genetics have to be for this to happen?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Has nothing to do with genetics. Don't expect to make any progress if you're doing 3x the work you need to, and not eating in a surplus on top of it

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        He has been barbell training for like 8 years which is going to put him close to his natty potentail without significant adjustments to his diet. He still outlifts 99% of fit that is natty. I don't really think his training method is that bad because his training volume is very low most days.
        If he would eat more good foods and wasn't afraid of gaining a little weight he would get stronger.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Years have nothing to do with gains you homo.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Ah yes... they 3 month newbie will surely outlift a 8 year veteran lifter.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          His training method is far from optimal and probably would have made better gains with a decent program. but yeah, you can't expect to make fast gains forever.

          12kg is nothing if you are noobie or even intermediate but as you get closer to a decade of training, it becomes a much more difficult and significant achievement

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I have no doubt his diet is pure garbage based on his physique.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >He is a case study of why periodisation is important
      Perhaps, but if you listen to him he says he doesn't care about making the most gains possible. He just wants to make squatting every day as a program work because he just fucking love squatting.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      He added like 50+kg though

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That’s a man that needs pic related

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    He has a rack, yet squats outside of it. Why?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      He larps as an oly weightlifter, front squats and full depth and no racks.

      He can't snatch tho

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why does he always wear basketball jerseys? Nobody in America really wears jerseys outside of game day

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Why would someone who loves basketball wear basketball jerseys to go workout?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        He's not American and it's not exactly a comfortable garment

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Basketball jerseys are very comfortable, they're baggy, perforated, muscle shirts.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >jeez man you getting a bit defensive here. You okay there buddy?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >>jeez man you getting a bit defensive here. You okay there buddy?

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    is it most efficient way to program? no, but unlike 99.9% of you he actually does it consistently and has achieved an exceptional strength score

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >he actually does it consistently
      Yes, he consistently hinders his progress.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        surely if you know more than him you squat more than 4 plates regularly?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I do squat 4pl8, but that isn't the point here. Squatting every day is unsustainable, even if you're on gear and eating at a surplus. He's proven that himself by taking three years to add 12.5kg.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >I do squat 4pl8
            no you don't, also post body

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              How weak are you that you think a 4pl8 squat is impressive enough for me to lie about?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            jelly moron, you cant out squat a utuber lol

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Idk is 4.5 pl8 that exceptional? Even at 180lb bodyweight that should be more like 550 lb natty.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        He's not built for squatting to be fair, although he 'only' deads 6pl8
        For someone who lifts as consistently as he does he's not that strong.
        I play rugby (so only get to lift once or twice a week for half the year) drink loads and do drugs and deadlift more than him

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You're probably bigger than him

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You forgot to mention your gf pegs you ever night Quad

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        yes, it is exceptional. 550 lbs would be Elite bordering World Class

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    once you reach big boy weights your progress will be slower
    nobody cares about your 60 to 100kg in a year benchpress progress gay

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      lol true

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I only squat one set once a week and I'm stronger haha

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Squatting once a week is probably more optimal than squatting every day tbf, unless you're Bulgarian

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        he form mogs you and his form isnt even that good lmao pathetic

        Dump truck

        try keeping your heels down bud

        >I only squat one set once a week
        it shows

        congrats anon, someone is larping as you in another thread claiming he’s on SS
        [...]

        He shills SS and exclusively runs Rippetoe programming while Rippetoe wants to kill him and his family because he is a troll. His SS Forum screename is zft. Go read some posts for lolz.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          That’s fucking hilarious. Doing gods work.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Lmao based

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      he form mogs you and his form isnt even that good lmao pathetic

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        No, his form would be exceptionally bad if he had to squat 240 kg. I don't think he could even stand up. Anything is better than not being able to stand up haha

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dump truck

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      try keeping your heels down bud

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        LOL imagine critiquing a guy squatting what looks like over 200kg.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I only squat one set once a week
      it shows

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      congrats anon, someone is larping as you in another thread claiming he’s on SS

      [...]

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That anon is me and isn't larping.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Absolute machine. Ignore the dyel's

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >pulls twice in a deadlift
          eh nothing personnel kiddo

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Fuck off powershitter.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Now do it highbar, ass to grass, upright torso, flat shoes, no belt, no knee sleeves

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nobody on IST can squat you all do good mornings

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ivan has the dumbest fucking ideas
    Why the fuck wouldn't you use variations that train your weaknesses and hit some actual PRs instead of failing a deadlift attempt every single day
    Every time he tries something new it's a retarded idea like curls or bodyweight squats

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    He would be so much stronger if he actually had a structured program and rest days.
    Also he never takes his family on vacation at least for the weekend, think about that guys. They have to put up with his autistic lifting obssesion.

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    he doesn't follow any sort of planned progression from what I've seen, not really surprising that his numbers stalled.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    why go against everything we know about training and conditioning? his recovery is ass, of course he will fail lifts often

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    why does this gay wear a basketball jersey in nearly every video? and why do i secretly want to fuck his ass?

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    240 patrons and almost 1000 videos getting youtube bux. maybe he's just carrying on for the money.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I went from a 225 squat to a 380 squat in 5 months. Awful genetics too. I could not imagine making any progress past 250 with that doofy looking front squat on your back tbing he's doing. If he made it to 468 he's a stronger guy than me but might be leaving a lot on the table. He could get more if he changed how he does it.

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just wanna say I've been skipping leg day for 4 years and this guy's channel helped motivate me to change that and now I actually look forward to squat day, incredible, thanks Ivan

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    He has built a decent Youtube channel out of it, id say thats some progress there.

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I found his vids interesting at first but after the first 10-15 it's all the same shit
    > I think I figure out something, I'm getting there
    Adds a new lift in the rotation
    >yes.. Yes that was what I was missing I felt weak in x and y and now it will work
    Fails pr on lift
    >I think it's because I'm weak on this and that I need to add this and remove the new lift
    Adds a new lift in the rotation
    >that's I guys, now I can really feel my x and y engage with that new exercise and I'm sore
    Tries new pr and fail
    >I think I finally figured it out guys

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This tbh. If not 10-15 then definitely 30-60 it absolutely starts to repeat. I'll probably check back in for day 1000 though

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      At this point I just watch for the aussie cuties in leggings in the background

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >it's all the same shit
      this. i don't get how anyone is still listening to his rambling

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        He uploads at around the time I wake up (5am in my time zone), I like to leave his videos in the background while I make coffee and prepare to head out to the gym

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >nearly a 130kg bench
        That's not too bad how long has he been training?
        Also he looks really high bodyfat recently. That's certainly not helping him when hes far outside his optimal hormone range

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Disrespecting Ivan

    Shiggy diggy lads, he's wholesome as fuck and his insight into life/lifting is just a pleasure to listen to.

    >b-but he doesn't progress that much

    Yeah, he could pick up any proper powerlifting program, switch to low bar and probably within a year or two he'd be at 300kg squat (up from 210-215kg he's now at). He said it multiple times that he doesn't care that much about the PRs, what he likes the most is gaining insight on what works for him, how to make his body progress as a whole, etc.

    Also, he diddles 260kg which is pretty fucking good for a lanklet and still manages to bench 130kg with his longass arms, literally flat back (not even the minimal arch that most benchers including people like Jenn Thompson, Larry Wheels, J Maddox use) and only training it once every 3 months or something.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >lanklet
      >long arms
      idk who you're describing but it isn't Ivan

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Being a lanklet with long arms is ideal for deadlifts you moron. Also I wouldn't say Ivan is a lanklet.

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I honestly just enjoy listening to his ramblings while lifting as background noise. His philosophy on lifting is pretty dumb, but he's enjoying it and that's what really matters in the end. Also just like his "work hard" mentality he has on life, it keeps me motivated.

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    He just hit a new squat PR for both back and front the other week.

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's because he's not introducing any new stimuli. Over 3 years his body has gotten used to the singles and sees no need to build new muscle. At this level, he should be constantly changing up his regimen to see gains.

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