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Sounds good, I've only been doing dips for a little over a month, maybe its my body not being used to it, I've heard that it puts a lot of stress on the body. I'll exclude them for a week and then see how I feel.
11-01-2014 02:35 PM
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I'm in the same boat, I only started doing dips seriously about six months ago.

You'll learn that there's a difference between doing a movement and mastering it.

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Starting out I could only do two or three dips. Doing lots of slow negatives and going as low as possible will help you out considerably.
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What kind of splits do you guys use? I'm currently working out each body part once a week, working out 4 times a week. I'm however trying to add another day since two rest days is enough for me, don't know how to change it up effectively though

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I ran into a guy from high school at the gym today. He's a tall, good looking half Asian guy so he never had any problems getting girls in school. Now he's put on a decent amount of muscle too, except the fat he's gained has reduced how good looking his face is, so he's actually less attractive than he was before despite the muscle. Beware your BF %, if you want to look good be sure to keep lean.
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(11-01-2014 04:43 PM)Hades Wrote:  Starting out I could only do two or three dips. Doing lots of slow negatives and going as low as possible will help you out considerably.


THIS!

With any movement, slowing down the movement and doing super slow negatives will help with all of the tendons/ligaments whatever that need to catch up.

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I mentioned a while back I wasn't happy with my bicep/tricep growth compared to the rest of my body. I started dropping drop sets of preacher curls and tricep pulldowns, my biceps have been growing well ever since but my triceps barely were. Now I've switched to doing barbell tricep extensions instead, it's made a big difference.
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11-06-2014 05:10 AM
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What am I doing wrong when I repeatedly get some lower back pain after doing a few sets of heavy back squats?

First I thought it's some muscle soreness but it's something else,
11-06-2014 01:33 PM
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(11-06-2014 01:33 PM)Chaos Wrote:  What am I doing wrong when I repeatedly get some lower back pain after doing a few sets of heavy back squats?

First I thought it's some muscle soreness but it's something else,

You're probably doing a butt wink. Look it up. Most common cause of lower back pain.

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Tweaked my glute/upper hamstring today.

Angry with myself as I did it whilst popping the 40kg dumbbells back on the rack after a 20 rep shrug "finisher".

I always bang on about injuries coming from losing focus and moving weights about...now I've done it myself.

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I'm sick of brown rice, I feel like I do have some gains, but jesus I'm beginning to notice fat on my belly.

I have about 3 cups of brown rice during the day before a workout.

I'm starting to think I should only load up on carbs before and after working out, not through out the day.

What do you guys think ? Anyone else experience this ? Anything to supplement this ?

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Anyone got any tips on acl strengthening exercises? I can half squats and dead lifts. Anything I need to add?
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(11-02-2014 11:09 AM)Deluge Wrote:  I ran into a guy from high school at the gym today. He's a tall, good looking half Asian guy so he never had any problems getting girls in school. Now he's put on a decent amount of muscle too, except the fat he's gained has reduced how good looking his face is, so he's actually less attractive than he was before despite the muscle. Beware your BF %, if you want to look good be sure to keep lean.

super true, stay lean as you can
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It astounds me how many lay people have never heard of rest days. They think we're in the gym lifting every day of the week... Perhaps this is why more people don't, they think it's much more time consuming than it really is.
11-08-2014 12:03 AM
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(11-07-2014 04:00 PM)HBG Wrote:  
(11-02-2014 11:09 AM)Deluge Wrote:  I ran into a guy from high school at the gym today. He's a tall, good looking half Asian guy so he never had any problems getting girls in school. Now he's put on a decent amount of muscle too, except the fat he's gained has reduced how good looking his face is, so he's actually less attractive than he was before despite the muscle. Beware your BF %, if you want to look good be sure to keep lean.

super true, stay lean as you can

The attention I got from gym whores doubled when I dropped 25 lbs. and lost about 3-4% body fat. Very true.
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Im starting to look like i dont even lift these days, i blame it on focusing too much on strength training, not doing enough volume and barely doing hypertrophy work if any at all.
Doing 4 sets of 12 per body part is the most boring shit ever.
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(11-08-2014 12:03 AM)Deluge Wrote:  It astounds me how many lay people have never heard of rest days. They think we're in the gym lifting every day of the week... Perhaps this is why more people don't, they think it's much more time consuming than it really is.

My rest day is their exercise day.

I walk a lot and swim, or go dancing on my non-lifting days.

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Just bought myself a crockpot / slow cooker so I can cook simple meats and vegetables more healthily. looking forward to being able to quickly cook for myself.
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Whoop, just hit a PB on the squat rack. 1 rep max of 120kg's!
Pretty happy with that considering I was only on 60kg's 6 months ago and I only weigh 65kg.

Abs are really starting to come out as well.
11-10-2014 06:46 AM
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Its like I go to the gym and I set up for my bench press. I load it up with the normal heavy weight I use. Then I start pressing and I end up cranking out like 15 reps and I am like damn I didnt use enough weight. Then I rest 1 or 2 minutes and do another set of the same weight and I am lucky to press it 5 times........ I don't want to take weigh off every set.

I dunno what the deal is

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Use a higher weight and rest longer between sets.

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It's because you blew your load in the first set.

Do fewer reps in the first, so you can do more in later sets, and thus more in total.

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(11-10-2014 03:15 PM)Cr33pin Wrote:  Its like I go to the gym and I set up for my bench press. I load it up with the normal heavy weight I use. Then I start pressing and I end up cranking out like 15 reps and I am like damn I didnt use enough weight. Then I rest 1 or 2 minutes and do another set of the same weight and I am lucky to press it 5 times........ I don't want to take weigh off every set.

I dunno what the deal is

if i were you id start with this

1.medium weight for 15-20 reps

2.then move up to a heaver weight ( not quit your max but a few pound below your max) for 8-12 reps

3. then move to a few pounds below your max for 5-6 reps

4. finally hit your max for 1-2 reps

5. move back down to #2

6. burnout (go until failure) with #1

this should solve your problem.
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