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chazdaman
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burt128 wrote:
frankjl wrote:
daraz wrote:
Been on this site for 5 years and a 1300 total, guess those who can't do give forum advice online

Oh wait you're training by yourself that's why you're so strong


He hasn't been training for powerlifting that long, and even so 1300 raw @ 181 isn't too shabby, especially considering it's his 2nd meet. Despite his relatively few years training, he obviously grasps powerlifting training concepts and from what I have seen has been nothing but helpful on the forums.

Also, I still haven't decided whether you're a troll or not.


He's a troll.


Defineitly a troll. I don't even get why people bother replying to his posts sometimes when they're obviously a joke. Kinda funny really.

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kyushomaster
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So following the method you outlined, you dropped 21 lbs overnight? If you only had to drop 10 would you do anything differently??

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LiquidMercury
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kyushomaster wrote:
So following the method you outlined, you dropped 21 lbs overnight? If you only had to drop 10 would you do anything differently??


Yes follow the method I outlined I dropped 21 lbs in about 16 hours total time. In that time frame I also had about a 2 hour nap.

If I had to only drop 10, I would have simply started my dehydration later. The goal should be to minimize the amount of time you are dehydrated. For instance I know I dropped 15 lbs in about 7 hours. If my weigh-in is at 10 AM on a Friday morning, assuming I only have to drop 10lbs, I would probably start dehydrating out at 3 AM Friday morning to be safe and allow some leeway if it didn't come off quite as quick. if I get ahead of schedule I'll probably take an hour or two nap and then finish the last few lbs around 7 AM-9:45 AM. If I was absolutely positive I could lose the 10 in a matter of 5 hours then I'd start at 5 AM, I just like to leave myself a 2 hour leeway just in case.

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strengthstudent
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Wow. Got lot's going on in this thread. Good stuff about cutting.

Anyway, yeah, that's me.

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LiquidMercury
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strengthstudent wrote:
Wow. Got lot's going on in this thread. Good stuff about cutting.

Anyway, yeah, that's me.



Congrats on those records man. That was a damn good squat for sure, sucks you didn't get to take a real shot at pulling.

If you end up going to APC nationals come say hey, might be some other t-nationers there - Chazdaman was there competing as well this meet.

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black_angus1
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LM, was this raw or equipped? For some reason I always thought you were a raw lifter, but then I saw you post about gear in another thread.

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chazdaman
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black_angus1 wrote:
LM, was this raw or equipped? For some reason I always thought you were a raw lifter, but then I saw you post about gear in another thread.


It was raw dawg. But he used some cheatin' ass knee wraps ;).

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HARA
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Nice going mercury...quick question. Had you not dropped 21 lbs and walked into the 198lb class do you think you would have done more? Curious if you lose a lot dropping and refilling?

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LiquidMercury
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HARA wrote:
Nice going mercury...quick question. Had you not dropped 21 lbs and walked into the 198lb class do you think you would have done more? Curious if you lose a lot dropping and refilling?


To be honest no. Though I did not perform to my liking I believe these were technical mistakes, nothing to do with physical performance. My 502 squat felt so ridiculously light that I really really wish I hadn't screwed the pooch on my 2nd attempt and lost balance. I might have bumped it out to 545 or so.

My method is very specific to me and I know how things affect me. I'm used to 2 hour weigh ins for rowing and have been doing those for the better part of 10 years so these 24 hour weigh-ins, while they are usually bigger cuts, tend to be slightly easier on me in terms of minimizing performance loss. Further more, my teammates all concluded that I looked bigger than I normally do and that things were really going well for me - most of them were doubters before as to whether I could even make weight, and they assumed if I made weight I wouldn't be worth a crap the next day. There wasn't any doubters after the meet and we are extremely honest with each.

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LiquidMercury
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black_angus1 wrote:
LM, was this raw or equipped? For some reason I always thought you were a raw lifter, but then I saw you post about gear in another thread.


As Chaz said - it was raw though I did use wraps (hell if they're going to let me use them I'm going to use them).

I do bring up gear because I have a set of single ply stuff I recently bought and I do intend on competing in single ply at some point though for the most part I'll stick with raw because it has greater carryover to my rowing.

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chazdaman
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LiquidMercury wrote:
HARA wrote:
Nice going mercury...quick question. Had you not dropped 21 lbs and walked into the 198lb class do you think you would have done more? Curious if you lose a lot dropping and refilling?


To be honest no. Though I did not perform to my liking I believe these were technical mistakes, nothing to do with physical performance. My 502 squat felt so ridiculously light that I really really wish I hadn't screwed the pooch on my 2nd attempt and lost balance. I might have bumped it out to 545 or so.

My method is very specific to me and I know how things affect me. I'm used to 2 hour weigh ins for rowing and have been doing those for the better part of 10 years so these 24 hour weigh-ins, while they are usually bigger cuts, tend to be slightly easier on me in terms of minimizing performance loss. Further more, my teammates all concluded that I looked bigger than I normally do and that things were really going well for me - most of them were doubters before as to whether I could even make weight, and they assumed if I made weight I wouldn't be worth a crap the next day. There wasn't any doubters after the meet and we are extremely honest with each.


That 502 squat did have a lot of speed on it. You'll hit that 550+ at nationals for sure.

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DixiesFinest
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daraz wrote:
Been on this site for 5 years and a 1300 total, guess those who can't do give forum advice online

Oh wait you're training by yourself that's why you're so strong

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jjackkrash
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Great write up, especially the details on cutting water and refilling. I'm just curious what your approx. BF% is, if you don't mind me asking? I've dumped 10-12 lbs. of water in a pretty short period but I was also carrying around some extra fat. That's a pretty impressive water dump and I was just wondering if you we able to do that with a fairly low BF%.

Again, awesome job.

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LiquidMercury
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jjackkrash wrote:
Great write up, especially the details on cutting water and refilling. I'm just curious what your approx. BF% is, if you don't mind me asking? I've dumped 10-12 lbs. of water in a pretty short period but I was also carrying around some extra fat. That's a pretty impressive water dump and I was just wondering if you we able to do that with a fairly low BF%.

Again, awesome job.


I'dy say I'm around 10% or so. I have vascularity in my quads and shoulders and a decent set of abs. I really wish I had taken pictures once I dried out. I would say I looked "ripped" at that point.

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jjackkrash
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Wow, that's balls out. 21 lbs. is damn near three gallons of water.

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black_angus1
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LiquidMercury wrote:

As Chaz said - it was raw though I did use wraps (hell if they're going to let me use them I'm going to use them).

I do bring up gear because I have a set of single ply stuff I recently bought and I do intend on competing in single ply at some point though for the most part I'll stick with raw because it has greater carryover to my rowing.


NASA allows wraps for raw as well, I think that's perfectly acceptable for all raw divisions. I see no reason that a raw federation wouldn't allow wraps for raw lifters.


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