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    Semi-political post. Please, forgive me :raritycry::rainbowlaugh:

    I'd post this on Twitter or Reddit, but:
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    2) I'd rather blog it here as a sort of diary post for myself

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  • 3 weeks
    YEEEEEES!!!! MORE AWESOME GENETICS NEWS!!!!!!!

    Consider this blog a sequel to this one.

    I'm FINALLY able to do full squats and deadlifts on both legs through a relatively full range of motion, no inflammation, and very minimal pain. Meaning, I can finally get a gym membership for the first time since 2014!!!!!

    Over 8 fucking years haha.

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    Okay, how do I explain this haha?

    Raise your arm up towards the sky/ceiling. Like, actually extend it as much as you can. Is it straight? If so, then congrats, it took me over 8 years to do that :rainbowlaugh:

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  • 10 weeks
    Bleh, Genetics Are Winning (For Now)

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  • 13 weeks
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    Inspired by this pic:

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Jun
7th
2022

Genetics: Actually Getting Bored of Lifting/Getting Bigger and Stronger · 5:27am June 7th

Definitely a weird title for my first blog post in a while :rainbowlaugh:

As crazy as it sounds, I actually feel that I'm losing interest in lifting. It's not really a surprise since I've always been a giant nerd and geek at heart. Besides, the reason I felt compelled to get stronger and bigger was:

1) As a middle finger to my genetics for thinking they could control me
2) I view hitting a certain size and strength level as a mandatory requirement for myself. No excuses!

So then, what's the plan? Simple. It's to complete the "main storyline" of the "game" but nothing more.

To use video games as an analogy, since I've always been a huge gaming geek... There is the main storyline, and then there are all the side quests and unlockable achievements needed to get 100% completion. And then there is the competitive scene above that.

I'm going to beat the main storyline of this "video game," shift to maintenance mode, and then proceed to move on to the next "game." This is what I view as the main storyline: Note, obviously this is subject to change

- Standing Dumbbell Press: 100lbs (200lbs total) x 10 sets x 10 reps
- Incline Dumbbell Press: 120lbs x 10 sets x 10 reps
- Dumbbell Row: 220lbs (each arm) x 10 sets x 10 reps
- Lat Pulldown: 300lbs (aka the entire stack) x 10 sets x 10 reps
- Rack Pull/ Partial Deadlift from mid-shin height: 500lbs x 10 sets x 10 reps (or if too easy... 5 sets of 20 reps)
- Front Squat: 405lbs x 10 sets x 10 reps
- Stiff Leg Deadlift: 405lbs x 10 sets x 10 reps


Oh, and there are conditions to make the lifts harder!!!!!!!

- Standing DB Press: Each rep needs to be full range of motion and be lowered slowly. Oh, and 1 minute rest between sets.
- Incline DB Press: Each rep needs a HARD squeeze of the chest at top, which makes it A LOT harder. Oh, and 1 minute rest between sets again.
- DB Row: Each rep needs a good stretch at bottom and 3-count pause on top, which makes it A LOT harder
- Lat Pulldown: Each rep needs a good stretch at top and 3-count pause and squeeze of the lats muscle at the bottom
- Rack Pull: Each rep needs a good squeeze of the entire back musculature at the top. Oh, and 1 minute rest between sets.
- Front Squat: Each rep must be lowered slowly and finish only 3/4 of the way up. This constant tension technique makes it A LOT harder. And again, 1 minute rest between sets.
- Stiff Leg Deadlift: Each rep must be paused at the bottom. And 1 minute rest between sets.


But wait, there's more!!!!!!!! To make sure I don't do this while super bulked up, this must all be done with a full 6-pack or it doesn't count :pinkiecrazy:

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And after all this insanity is done... what then?

- Like I said, shift to maintenance on lifting
- Enjoy MMA training, surfing, hiking, dancing and other physical activities I like and/or want to get into
- Keep a good handle on my joints to ensure I'm healthy for the rest of my life
- Focus on my cardiovascular health. I really should maintain at least a 7-minute mile and abs until very old age. No more bulking haha.
- Enjoy being a giant nerd/geek who will smash you if you insult my dumb hobbies :pinkiecrazy:

As for what I mean by "maintenance": I mean no more actively striving to get stronger every month. The awesome thing about this is that even a 20% increase in strength over 5 years after "beating the storyline", which is terrible progress, would mean things like Standing Shoulder Pressing 120lbs dumbbells for 10 sets of 10, or doing paused Dumbbell Rows with 265lbs for 10 sets of 10. An increase of 20% is very meaningful when the numbers are high to begin with.

As for how long this will take me... It'll happen when it happens. The paused Dumbbell Row will most likely be achievable within a year. The trick is that I have to do all these all in the same week while in a dieted state. So when I hit certain lifts too early, I'll just keep them in maintenance mode until the others catch up. The pressing will be the toughest since my joints limit pressing the most.

Who knows, perhaps I'll continue striving to get stronger. I do find the idea of doing a Power Clean with a shit ton of weight epic. Guess we'll see :rainbowwild:

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Good luck! But don't overwork yourself

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