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Where are the before and after photos of dudes "transformed" by Starting Strength?
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(11-25-2018, 11:59 PM)Jonesy Wrote: My best deadlift was 185kg... that I prob did with terrible form. I remember telling this massive bloke in the gym about it, thinking he'd be impressed, but he had a genuine look of "that's shite" about him that made me realise that if I said 175kg or 195kg it wouldn't have registered as any better or worse. That was turning point for me

Why would you want to impress that guy altogether? He could be jealous aswell and him acting indifferent to you telling him your PR could be a defence mechanism.

I never tell strangers my numbers. Most often here is what follows

1) They either have a friend/uncle/dead grandad who lifted more than you, hence your lift is not impressive.
2) They used to be a lifter like you, then they took an iron to the knee and stopped "lifting heavy" ( Skyrim reference there Wink )
3) they will brush it off like its nothing, even though for YOU it might be a great accomplishment.
4) they get jealous and try to find something wrong in your form/program etc
5) they wont care at all

Stop telling strangers your numbers, most often they simply dont give a fuck about it. Only tell it to your (lifting) friends, your coach or your wife/girlfriend. They are the ones that truly care about your progress. Nobody else.
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#22
Haha, yeah i see what you are saying. That was my point really, that telling this guy was pointless and trying to impress random brahs in the gym is futile. The effort it took to get my deadilft up to 185kg just wasn't worth. As has been mentioned in here before, if I was on a desert island and nobody near me then I wouldn't be torturing myself getting my dead lift from 180k to 185k. I wasn't doing it for myself, but when you realise other people don't care either then it just makes the whole thing a waste of time and effort. I know that sounds negative, but chasi g numbers really us the biggest illusion in the iron game.
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(11-26-2018, 12:45 PM)Jonesy Wrote: Haha, yeah i see what you are saying. That was my point really, that telling this guy was pointless and trying to impress random brahs in the gym is futile. The effort it took to get my deadilft up to 185kg just wasn't worth. As has been mentioned in here before, if I was on a desert island and nobody near me then I wouldn't be torturing myself getting my dead lift from 180k to 185k. I wasn't doing it for myself, but when you realise other people don't care either then it just makes the whole thing a waste of time and effort. I know that sounds negative, but chasi g numbers really us the biggest illusion in the iron game.

That my friend is a logic fallacy, that is unfortunately spread out faster than Sars virus, and the bad thing is that people fall for this all the time. I think hipsters started saying shit like that in order to make them seem smarter than they actually are by showing their "spiritual way of thinking" and how they dont give a fck about their image (yea right, go see how much their "poor" clothes cost, fucking hypocrites)

You will NEVER be in a desert island, or in the desert or in the moon. You will ALWAYS be here on earth. Those type of extreme examples are simply a way of some people to reduce your "inflated ego" because they feel threatened by your success. Dont let that type of thinking feed on your mind. Notice how those new age people are spreading photos on facebook with "motivational quotes" that are so shallow and stupid as a quote that make your eyes puke. And above all, notice how those people are 9/10 times miserable and jealous of almost every other human being and always blame others for their troubles

"yea you lift and get medals in powerlifting, but if you where in the desert your medals would be dust to dust lol" - go fuck yourself hippie and shove your nonsense mambo jumbo motivational talk up your...

And yes, i agree, trying to impress others is not the way to go. But you are human. Humans are meant to be competitive, and trying to impress others is in itself a form of competition (you being better than others, makes you have more resources, women, children etc) Thats not your phychology being bad, thats just the way nature and biology works.
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