NASM & TRX Certified personal trainer in southern California. I do consultation and private sessions both online and in person.
😞 Push on through without getting a boo boo. That’s my motto ♡Not happening today. Could barely push 270. Very disappointing. Had to switch to light weight and standard 3x10 for squats, deads, and some arms stuff. Kinda sad.
Having a hard time today.
My back and right hip flexor are acting up. Going to really have to muscle through these squats and move on to some arms because my shoulder isn’t well enough to bench. May mean no deadlifts either today, but we’ll see. If this pre workout the “Angel of Death” gave me kicks in it may be another story.
Sprints til your legs fall off.
It pains me to not put a number in that 3rd slot. Oh well.
So I’m really feeling that set. Going to continue using #rhinolifts to track my numbers via twitter.
If you’re new here you’ll learn a few things:
I deadlift with the curl bar.
I bench on the lat pull.
And I squat wherever the fuck I want.
… But I never curl in the fucking squat rack.
Because before I got my facility there was no need for a straight Olympic bar since they had a Smith machine. So until I put up the money for a straight bar (I have other expenses to take care of first) I have to use the curl bar that was already a part of the place I bought.
I have a lot of thoughts on IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros). The first is that if you can metabolically handle it, it’s great. I have one specific client who can literally eat anything he wants and will look like a chiseled athlete year round, but he cannot eat enough to get as big as he wants. I have other clientele (myself included) that do not work well with IIFYM because of how our specific body type manages the food we put in it. That’s part of why I had to stop IF because I had become so flippant with the meal end of it (basically following IIFYM) that I was stalled out and in the later cases of it, getting fatter.
That’s not to say it doesn’t work for bulking, but for cutting it’s not a good idea as you’re more than likely getting garbage nutrients to run off of. But again, if you’re gifted in a metabolic/body type sense, by all means do what will get you to your goals. Unfortunately that’s a very small sect of the population that has this benefit and more often than not if you’re going to count macros (which you should) and calories, you should count them from whole-food sources. I won’t even say “clean” sources because that’s a debate I don’t want to get into due to my own opinions on that. Anyway, that’s the short version.
TL/DR: Don’t look for an easy way out, just eat the foods we all know we should be eating. IIFYM I’ve found is popular with people who don’t want to go through the task of meal planning and eating decent food (myself included in the past).
I used it as a quick way to figure out, round abouts, what I should be eating on the regular. Cause I literally had no clue.
I don’t see how it makes meal planning easier for people. It made it harder for me lol
It’s easier because people use it to eat anything they want as long as “it fits” their macro nutrient goals. In theory you could eat a double quarter pounder and a protein shake because that would give you roughly 78g of protein, 42g of carbs, 48g of fat. Now, that’s not great for a sitting, but by the IIFYM standard, you’d be set if you were only doing maybe 3 or 4 meals a day. That’s why I’m not a huge fan of it in it’s theory. There’s obviously different ways of looking at it (just like anything else people want to make their own), but I’ve seen it acted out this way for the majority of the people I’ve dealt with.