Discussion in 'Masters (50+ years old)' started by banzaiengr, Jul 17, 2016.
Great read on what it takes to put up some crazy numbers at the TSC.
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@banzaiengr, his post almost reads like a supplement ad, although there is some good training advice in there as well. If it takes ingesting all that stuff to recovery well, I'll take being a little sore instead, honestly.
I was going to say I'd rather be dead. Not only would I take a little soreness, but I'm not convinced most of that stuff has any significant effect -- although he seems to be doing well for himself.
You have to have your own gym if you are going to yell and drop the bar like that when you deadlift. He would be kicked out and banned from 90% of the gyms in America.
That is a pretty impressive performance at 55. I'm glad I watched that. I was wondering if the Sinister Standard is too much for me at 50 years old. I will keep practicing and see what happens over the course of the next year.
A lot of those supplements are from a multi level marketing company. Nothing wrong with that, he might really like them. He must be doing something right.
Maybe in commercial gyms but not in a hard core powerlifting gym. When I walk into a gym I always count the number of mirrors, do they have chrome equipment, is there a fern in the corner? If so, then it's not for me. : )
Steve's accomplishments in the TSC are nothing short of impressive in my opinion. As far as the Sinister Standard, this is how I look at it Robert. It's just a number. There comes a time in our lives when gains come hard. At least for me anyway. I know guys who have had some of there best lifts in their 50's but they were also quite heavier than when they started. Some, maybe most didn't have the movement ability they had when they started either. If I take my injury out of the equation, I'm guessing that the bulldog would be a fine accomplishment. Actually meeting the time standards with the beast? Not sure, but I would be happy just doing a few sets with the beast. That's just me, I'm 58, suffered a debilitating injury, and would just like to be healthy and wise. Wealthy would be cool too but...
I get what you're saying. There's a good story with why Steve takes what he does. Because of it Steve believes in what he takes and I can tell you that is diet is nothing other than on point also. Steve very well could be someone who is in that 1% of the population. JMHO
The way I currently view Simple & Sinister is as a tonic. My swings are always progressing while I must be more conservative with the get-ups as I overcome some overuse shoulder issues. The shoulder mobility continues to improve so I view myself as deriving great benefit from the S&S program. The amount of improvement I've seen in overall body strength has been due to finding my gaps and addressing them, something that S&S does remarkably well. The "Simple" level does a lot and I wonder whether, in some cases, the pursuit of Sinister might be a study in diminishing returns for a certain percent of trainees? At 61 I'm not sure that chasing Sinister is in my best interest. Some folks have no qualms with the thought of having 100+ pounds perched over their head on an upper extremity while I have contemplated how much is really enough? For get-ups I am of the mind that the 70 lb area (give or take a few pounds) is enough.
Just like with some lemons...
At some point the juice isn't worth the squeeze.
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