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I need to avoid dominoe foods in order to consistently be under my daily calorie allotment. Foodstuffs such as pistachios are healthy, but calorie dense, and you know you cant just eat one. Accidentally ate a full bag of them--960 calories last night, and then ate 1600 calories of boneless chicken wings for lunch today. Needless to say ive gone over my calories for today (pistachios came after midnight so they got logged to today). Anyway im definitely going to eat foods with a definitive end-such as burritos, pasta, protein shakes, etc. Portion control is everything, especially when the only rule of my diet is to not go over 1800 calories.

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Starting at a powerlifting gym next week and getting hands-on training from the owner including meal plans and everything. 4-5 days a week.

I fully intend on going fullbore into this. Putting on 10-20 lbs of muscle, getting strong, and staying lean. This will be a long-term transformation.

Playing with the idea of documenting it. Thinking ahead maybe others may find it motivational, or at least educational. Do photo updates every 3 months or something.
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(02-18-2016 03:47 PM)Switch Wrote:  I need to avoid dominoe foods in order to consistently be under my daily calorie allotment. Foodstuffs such as pistachios are healthy, but calorie dense, and you know you cant just eat one. Accidentally ate a full bag of them--960 calories last night, and then ate 1600 calories of boneless chicken wings for lunch today. Needless to say ive gone over my calories for today (pistachios came after midnight so they got logged to today). Anyway im definitely going to eat foods with a definitive end-such as burritos, pasta, protein shakes, etc. Portion control is everything, especially when the only rule of my diet is to not go over 1800 calories.

Burritos and pasta are very dangerous if you're trying to cap your calories at 1800/day.
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(02-18-2016 11:52 AM)kaotic Wrote:  I know it'll suck stopping, but if it helps long term, I don't mind skipping a few specific workouts.

I remember when my right shoulder started hurting crossfitting, I quit, went to a normal gym, and I did more cardio and legs to make up for it.

I think I just might to a sports clinic do an initial check to see if there's something serious.

What is causing the shoulder pain?

I had a lot of shoulder pain on one side from benching, because my form needed improvement. Chiefly, squeezing the shoulder blades together as well as tucking my elbows in more. Haven't had a significant shoulder pain related from bench press since.

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(02-18-2016 07:15 PM)Ensam Wrote:  
(02-18-2016 03:47 PM)Switch Wrote:  I need to avoid dominoe foods in order to consistently be under my daily calorie allotment. Foodstuffs such as pistachios are healthy, but calorie dense, and you know you cant just eat one. Accidentally ate a full bag of them--960 calories last night, and then ate 1600 calories of boneless chicken wings for lunch today. Needless to say ive gone over my calories for today (pistachios came after midnight so they got logged to today). Anyway im definitely going to eat foods with a definitive end-such as burritos, pasta, protein shakes, etc. Portion control is everything, especially when the only rule of my diet is to not go over 1800 calories.

Burritos and pasta are very dangerous if you're trying to cap your calories at 1800/day.

If you accidentally went over on calories, do some cardio.

https://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/cbc

If you want to burn some extra calories, you can also drink a shit ton of ice water or sit outside in the cold. Fighting the cold burns calories.

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(02-18-2016 07:53 PM)philosophical_recovery Wrote:  
(02-18-2016 11:52 AM)kaotic Wrote:  I know it'll suck stopping, but if it helps long term, I don't mind skipping a few specific workouts.

I remember when my right shoulder started hurting crossfitting, I quit, went to a normal gym, and I did more cardio and legs to make up for it.

I think I just might to a sports clinic do an initial check to see if there's something serious.

What is causing the shoulder pain?

I had a lot of shoulder pain on one side from benching, because my form needed improvement. Chiefly, squeezing the shoulder blades together as well as tucking my elbows in more. Haven't had a significant shoulder pain related from bench press since.

Hard to explain without showing you.

Right where the arrow is where it gets irritate/mildly painful with seated shoulder press.

At that 90 degree angle, BUT with dumbell presses in front, NOT behind the neck shoulder presses. That actually hurts.

Not sure if I'm going too wide, but definitely bugs.

   

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This guy (37 y/o) is doing The Rock's Hercules workout + diet plan. (It's Reddit, yeah, but I respect the hell out of the guy for his commitment, so I'll throw in the direct link.)

Great read. I've always been curious about how a guy without the advantages of the Rock's wealth and lifestyle could fit this into a busy schedule, so I'm going to keep an eye on this. Quick takeaways:

- The guy himself is 37 years old, 6'3", 207lbs. Has a 2-year-old, but runs a startup, so he fits all this into the mornings. (More RVF truth: be your own boss.)
- 2 hours in the gym, 6 days a week, Sunday off. Takes audiobooks/podcasts to break up the monotony and put his brain to work.
- His only supplements are fish oil, a multivitamin, and a casein protein shake. Isn't taking creatine, which I raise an eyebrow at, but we'll see how he feels after a month.
- The food alone is $1300 a month, mostly from the cod ($18 a day). A number of people suggest tilapia as the obvious cheaper but slightly more caloric substitute.
- Zero soreness/DOMS, to which he credits the shitton of food. Says it gives his muscles a "looser" feeling and helps him avoid the aches and pains that start popping up in the late 30s.

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Meal 1 – 10 oz cod, 2 whole eggs, 2 cups oatmeal
Meal 2 – 8 oz cod, 12 oz sweet potato, 1 cup veggies
Meal 3 – 8 oz chicken, 2 cups white rice, 1 cup veggies
Meal 4 – 8 oz cod, 2 cups rice, 1 cup veggies, 1 tbsp fish oil
Meal 5 – 8 oz steak, 12 oz baked potato, spinach salad
Meal 6 – 10 oz cod, 2 cups rice, salad
Meal 7 – 30 grams casein protein, 10 egg-white omelet, 1 cup veggies (onions, peppers, mushrooms), 1 tbsp fish oil

Calories: 5390, Carbs: 533g, Fat: 97g, Protein: 430g

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Monday – 50 minutes elliptical, Chest Workout
Tuesday – 50 minutes elliptical, Legs Workout
Wednesday – 50 minutes elliptical, Arms Workout
Thursday – 50 minutes elliptical, Back Workout
Friday – 50 minutes elliptical, Shoulders Workout
Saturday – 50 minutes elliptical, Legs Workout (repeat)
Sunday – Rest

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Flat Bench Dumbbell Press 4x12
Incline Hammer Strength Press 4x12 (Alt arms, start extended)
Flat Bench DB Fly 3x12
Cable Crossover Superset w/ Dips 3x15/Failure

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Hack Squat Machine 4x20
Romanian Deadlift 4x12
Lying Leg Curls 4x12
Standing Calf Raise 5x75
Seated Calf Raise 5x50

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Biceps – Perform all 3 as a Tri Set, Rest One Minute Between
Preacher Curl w/ EZ Bar 4x12
Standing BB Curl w/ EZ Bar 4x12
Dumbbell Curl 4x12
Triceps – Perform all 3 as a Tri Set, Rest One Minute Between
Rope Pushdown 4x12
Rope Overhead Tricep Extensions 4x12
Triceps Dips to Failure 4x12

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Pullups (Wide Grip) 4xFailure
One Arm DB Row 4x12/10/8/8
Hammer Strength Two Arm Row 4x10
Close Grip Pulldown 3x12
Cable Row (Double Drop Set) 3x12
Rope Pullover Super Set w/ Rope High Row 3x15/15
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Hammer Strength Shoulder Press 4x12/10/10/8
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Standing Side Lateral Raises 4x12
One Arm Cable Side Lateral Raise 3x20
Reverse Fly Machine 4x12
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(02-19-2016 11:51 AM)kaotic Wrote:  
(02-18-2016 07:53 PM)philosophical_recovery Wrote:  
(02-18-2016 11:52 AM)kaotic Wrote:  I know it'll suck stopping, but if it helps long term, I don't mind skipping a few specific workouts.

I remember when my right shoulder started hurting crossfitting, I quit, went to a normal gym, and I did more cardio and legs to make up for it.

I think I just might to a sports clinic do an initial check to see if there's something serious.

What is causing the shoulder pain?

I had a lot of shoulder pain on one side from benching, because my form needed improvement. Chiefly, squeezing the shoulder blades together as well as tucking my elbows in more. Haven't had a significant shoulder pain related from bench press since.

Hard to explain without showing you.

Right where the arrow is where it gets irritate/mildly painful with seated shoulder press.

At that 90 degree angle, BUT with dumbell presses in front, NOT behind the neck shoulder presses. That actually hurts.

Not sure if I'm going too wide, but definitely bugs.



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I do that one handed, rotating hands and rotating out to in, never thought to do that with both hands, I don't do that stance though.

I'll have to try that out.

Now I need to avoid irritating my pectoralis minor.

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(02-20-2016 12:23 AM)kaotic Wrote:  I do that one handed, rotating hands and rotating out to in, never thought to do that with both hands, I don't do that stance though.

I'll have to try that out.

Now I need to avoid irritating my pectoralis minor.

Even using dumbells and just pointing your elbows more inward would likely help. Working out the same muscles just less extension and strain on your shoulder socket.
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If you're having shoulder pain with dumbbells, don't use the 90 degree, pronated palm grip. Instead, use a neutral grip and stand with them. My shoulders are fucked up from baseball (and other stuff), but I never have pain when I do that.

Also, if you're having trouble gaining size on your back, ditch the shrugs. I recently started doing clean grip and snatch grip high pulls (I do Olympic lifting but am in a gym that I can't do the lifts in), and my back is better than it's been in a long time.

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Hey guys, basketball season is just about to start for me and I'm wondering how I should change my workout to work around it.

Since I started lifting back in September I have been using this routine: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/vinced3.htm
Basically a ton of compound movements and strength training, and it has been working really well for me.

But now that the off-season is over I'll be playing basketball at a high club level 3 days in a row, Tuesday to Thursday (training on Thursday but it is just as, if not more strenuous than the games on Tuesday and Wednesday). And I think I should change up my routine so that I'm not tired during these games.

This is what I was thinking:
Monday
Upper body - Chest, arms, shoulders, upper back.

Wednesday - Ab work, back, maybe some dips and chinups in there.


Friday
Lower body- squats, calf raises, stiff leg deadlifts, maybe something else here.

I'm considering not working out at all on Wednesday and spreading those lifts onto the other two days.

I don't want to work out on weekends, I work during them at the moment, plus going out, and inconvient gym hours on weekends.

What do you guys think? Am I over thinking the mixing of tiredness from gym with my games?
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(02-21-2016 10:16 AM)glugger Wrote:  Hey guys, basketball season is just about to start for me and I'm wondering how I should change my workout to work around it.

Since I started lifting back in September I have been using this routine: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/vinced3.htm
Basically a ton of compound movements and strength training, and it has been working really well for me.

But now that the off-season is over I'll be playing basketball at a high club level 3 days in a row, Tuesday to Thursday (training on Thursday but it is just as, if not more strenuous than the games on Tuesday and Wednesday). And I think I should change up my routine so that I'm not tired during these games.

This is what I was thinking:
Monday
Upper body - Chest, arms, shoulders, upper back.

Wednesday - Ab work, back, maybe some dips and chinups in there.


Friday
Lower body- squats, calf raises, stiff leg deadlifts, maybe something else here.

I'm considering not working out at all on Wednesday and spreading those lifts onto the other two days.

I don't want to work out on weekends, I work during them at the moment, plus going out, and inconvient gym hours on weekends.

What do you guys think? Am I over thinking the mixing of tiredness from gym with my games?

Lifting during the season shouldn't be a strength gaining exercise it's more of a maintaining strength and preventing injury type of exercise.

Go a lighter than you normally do and less volume than you normally do. So cut a set or two and go a little bit lighter than you normally would.

For example:

Normal workout:

Back squat: 5x5 @225

Lighter workout:

Back squat: 4x4 @ 205

If you feel you need to occasionally take a lifting day off. Feel free to take one just don't make it a weekly habit.
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(02-21-2016 10:16 AM)glugger Wrote:  Hey guys, basketball season is just about to start for me and I'm wondering how I should change my workout to work around it.

Since I started lifting back in September I have been using this routine: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/vinced3.htm
Basically a ton of compound movements and strength training, and it has been working really well for me.

But now that the off-season is over I'll be playing basketball at a high club level 3 days in a row, Tuesday to Thursday (training on Thursday but it is just as, if not more strenuous than the games on Tuesday and Wednesday). And I think I should change up my routine so that I'm not tired during these games.

This is what I was thinking:
Monday
Upper body - Chest, arms, shoulders, upper back.

Wednesday - Ab work, back, maybe some dips and chinups in there.


Friday
Lower body- squats, calf raises, stiff leg deadlifts, maybe something else here.

I'm considering not working out at all on Wednesday and spreading those lifts onto the other two days.

I don't want to work out on weekends, I work during them at the moment, plus going out, and inconvient gym hours on weekends.

What do you guys think? Am I over thinking the mixing of tiredness from gym with my games?

Only you will be able to tell how much training is effective. Everybody has different work capacities and tolerances for exercise. As a big guy - I have to plan my rest and workout plan against how much basketball I've played the day before. If I play too much full court, the pounding on my ankles limits what leg work I can do the next day.

Focus on recovery. Get your sleep in check, do ice baths, foam roll trouble spots, and avoid doing cardio with girls until 3 AM Wink

If I were you - I would ease into it. Athletics comes first, then gainz. If you are pushing yourself too hard in the gym and injure yourself playing basketball, you will be cursing the time spent in the weight room.

Try using full-body workouts on Friday and Saturday. This will give you a day of rest in between any basketball activity.

I would also avoid plyometrics during your free time. I'm sure your training and games will have plenty of jumping. Don't want to tax your knees too heavily.

Lastly eat like you're 2014 Kyle Lowry but focus on consuming a metric shit ton of protein, healthy fats, and vegetables. I'm not sure if you're a hard gainer or formerly-fat guy, but either way aim to maintain the same scale weight. This will be a good measure of how much you can get away with eating. People in the bodybuilding world love to say "you need carbs to restore your glycogen stores!" Bodybuilders, weekend warriors, or regular gym bros don't need to worry about this, but high level athletes like yourself do. So between Monday-Thursday, focus on eating good carbs to give you energy to perform.
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I had a really rough time with binging the last few days of the week. Really poor self discipline and I'm feeling bloated and fatter because of it. My problems were eating massive portions of snack food and alcohol that pushed me well past my maintainence calories. I ended up gaining about 1-2 lbs of fat in my first week of trying to drop 15 pounds. Whoops. I need to have better self discipline this week and going forward or I won't lose any of the weight that i want to. If i can't i may move to a stricter protocol next week such as the Rapid Fat Loss diet, which requires a different mindset and may allow me to better control what i eat.

Side note: would people be interested in/post in a general Weight Loss thread? I feel like my last few posts have been slightly out of place in the Lifter's lounge. Just a thought.

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@realologist
Yeah I was thinking maybe I should just cut down a bit without changing it up too much. Thanks for the advice.

@redbeard
I really like the idea of the full body workouts on friday and saturday. This doesn't fit well for me at the moment day to working late both these days, but hopefully this should change in the next month or two. Would you see any concern doing the same workout two days in a row?

And yeah, I'm a hard gainer. I still look about 10-20kg underweight, and even more if I want to be big. Eating is definitely the number one thing I'm focusing on right now though.
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(02-22-2016 02:22 AM)glugger Wrote:  @realologist
Yeah I was thinking maybe I should just cut down a bit without changing it up too much. Thanks for the advice.

@redbeard
I really like the idea of the full body workouts on friday and saturday. This doesn't fit well for me at the moment day to working late both these days, but hopefully this should change in the next month or two. Would you see any concern doing the same workout two days in a row?

And yeah, I'm a hard gainer. I still look about 10-20kg underweight, and even more if I want to be big. Eating is definitely the number one thing I'm focusing on right now though.


My mistake, I meant Friday and Sunday. This would allow 48 hours of rest between any gym time and all basketball activities.

Remember that lifting weights tears down muscle, eating and sleeping builds it back up. Considering that basketball will do some tearing of its own, you don't want to go too hard and injure yourself.

I would also suggest low impact cardio such as walking on your off days. Someone once described walking as "floss for the joints and back," which I cosign. Especially if you don't have to worry about gaining weight, no reason to be pounding the pavement every day. Go for long relaxing walks, practice free throws, and sleep.

Yes as a hardgainer eat a fuck ton. I'm sure you know how much basketball jacks up your metabolism, so make sure you eat enough at all times of the day. Hope this helps and let us know how your season goes, maybe we'll have our first RVF Sponsored Athlete.

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First day today at the new gym with trainer. Initial thoughts/observations:

-Need to work on grip. We did chest today but my forearms got too much of a work out because I clench the weight too hard and it tenses up my lower arms a lot.

-Stabilizers are whack. Left side can't keep up with right side. This will change with time/practice. Need to even out.

-Initial strength and endurance is not so bad considering I haven't "seriously" worked out in years (college). Worked with 185 on bench. Max is likely 205. I'm just glad I can at least bench my own body weight.

-Will need to practice form often.

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Do you guys ever use this type of machine? I've never used one before today but I used it for a few sets a definitely felt the burn in my abs.

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Yeah I've used that machine, pretty good ISO.

I like using a large blow up medicine ball, basing it on my lower back/top of my glutes. Then leaning back, sort of reaching out, then coming up.

I'll do this with a 5LB disc. That burns for sure.

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I'll continue to use that machine and then do russian twists at home using weights.
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Tried to see how many pushups I could do in a row on my fists.

Thought I was going to gas out at about 80. Ended up at 107. The last 15 were rough though. During it I kept thinking of Muhammad Ali's saying "I don't count my sit-ups, I only start counting when it starts hurting, when I feel pain, that's when I start counting cause that's when it really counts."

Obviously just interchanging sit-ups for push-ups.
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I joined an indoor climbing gym today

It was a lot of fun and a nice change from lifting. I have not had a pump in my forearms, biceps, and upper back like I did today since I first started lifting.

My arms are sore but not overly so. I bet I'm going to wake up to a nice "fuck you" in the morning when I have trouble stretching them out.
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(02-26-2016 11:23 PM)MiscBrah Wrote:  I joined an indoor climbing gym today

It was a lot of fun and a nice change from lifting. I have not had a pump in my forearms, biceps, and upper back like I did today since I first started lifting.

My arms are sore but not overly so. I bet I'm going to wake up to a nice "fuck you" in the morning when I have trouble stretching them out.

Climbing is great for learning more about body positioning and overcoming mental blocks. A lot of what I have learned from climbing has been overcoming my fear of falling. Some routes will just require you falling off in order to learn the moves.

I highly recommend warming up on easy routes before hitting the more complicated ones.



5-3-1 update: I really like this program so far. Due to the way Wendler set it up, I have not hit my 1 rep max yet. That's coming at the end of the first set of cycles. However, the volume of accessory movements that I am able to incorporate now is fantastic. Arms/shoulders are showing well, and my legs are happy. Less prone to injury, seemingly, that squatting 3 times a weak with 5x5.

02-27-2016 12:00 AM
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(02-27-2016 12:00 AM)philosophical_recovery Wrote:  
(02-26-2016 11:23 PM)MiscBrah Wrote:  I joined an indoor climbing gym today

It was a lot of fun and a nice change from lifting. I have not had a pump in my forearms, biceps, and upper back like I did today since I first started lifting.

My arms are sore but not overly so. I bet I'm going to wake up to a nice "fuck you" in the morning when I have trouble stretching them out.

Climbing is great for learning more about body positioning and overcoming mental blocks. A lot of what I have learned from climbing has been overcoming my fear of falling. Some routes will just require you falling off in order to learn the moves.

I highly recommend warming up on easy routes before hitting the more complicated ones.

Overcoming the fear of falling is much easier said than done as I learned today Biggrin. Much of the gym you can climb without rope but a couple specific walls require you to attach a rope to a harness. When you're 25 ft off the ground its not easy to trust that line. Its easy to just say jump off until your 25 ft off the ground and your grip is slipping.

At 215 lbs, I don't like jumping off from more than 5ft off the ground. I know thats not very high but it looks to be very hard on yours knees, even when landing on huge pads. Some of the veterans in the gym are jumping down from huge levels. I think it will be a long time before I get to that point, if ever.

I definitely like it though. I've always struggled with pullups and this is allowing me to get a much better upper body pull workout than I ever could at the gym. All the different holds require different levels of finger strength and body positioning. Theres so much to learn and many different ways to progress.

Either way, its fun being the fucking new guy again.
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