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Gotta agree with what Chad says about Cardio. You don't need cardio unless you're overweight or aren't eating healthy.
12-16-2011 05:28 PM
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(12-15-2011 03:49 PM)Batata Wrote:  You need to be using correct form or you will injure yourself doing these compound lifts, such as squats and deadlifts. When you start lifting heavier weight in bench or overhead presses, perfect form will make things much easier to push things up. Have a rhythm when you're doing a set. That's not a prescription for fast or slow, but just make sure there's some momentum there

I always found the form thing to be impossible to figure out on your own. I do squats and my knees are pretty sore the next day, as opposed to my quads/glutes or whatever.
12-16-2011 05:39 PM
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(12-16-2011 05:39 PM)WestIndianArchie Wrote:  
(12-15-2011 03:49 PM)Batata Wrote:  You need to be using correct form or you will injure yourself doing these compound lifts, such as squats and deadlifts. When you start lifting heavier weight in bench or overhead presses, perfect form will make things much easier to push things up. Have a rhythm when you're doing a set. That's not a prescription for fast or slow, but just make sure there's some momentum there

I always found the form thing to be impossible to figure out on your own. I do squats and my knees are pretty sore the next day, as opposed to my quads/glutes or whatever.

Watch videos online of correct form, and have a friend with you to judge you when you're at the gym.
12-16-2011 08:52 PM
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The rower is an excellent full-body workout.
12-16-2011 10:25 PM
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I'm into a 5x5 program right now but finding that it's tough for me to push weight because I work out alone, no spotters.

I can't push it as hard as I could with a spotter.

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12-17-2011 09:34 AM
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(12-17-2011 09:34 AM)Prowl Wrote:  I'm into a 5x5 program right now but finding that it's tough for me to push weight because I work out alone, no spotters.

I can't push it as hard as I could with a spotter.

do everything in the power rack. i failed my squats yesterday and there was no problem using the power rack. if you fail bench you can always roll it down your body and kind of deadlift it up.
12-17-2011 12:12 PM
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(12-17-2011 09:34 AM)Prowl Wrote:  I'm into a 5x5 program right now but finding that it's tough for me to push weight because I work out alone, no spotters.

I can't push it as hard as I could with a spotter.

If you're self-sufficient with your lifts, it's all the better. If you find you're not able to hit at least 3 reps per set on a 5x5, then move down in weight.

Please don't injure yourself.
12-18-2011 04:56 AM
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(12-18-2011 04:56 AM)Batata Wrote:  
(12-17-2011 09:34 AM)Prowl Wrote:  I'm into a 5x5 program right now but finding that it's tough for me to push weight because I work out alone, no spotters.

I can't push it as hard as I could with a spotter.

If you're self-sufficient with your lifts, it's all the better. If you find you're not able to hit at least 3 reps per set on a 5x5, then move down in weight.

Please don't injure yourself.

I agree entirely. If you're working weight is so much that the third rep is genuinely in danger of squashing you without a spotter, take your ego and the weight down a peg and focus on mastering that weight rather then constantly pushing for more.

I constantly see dudes who are smaller then me, benching more then me, but they struggle for three reps and have shite form. I bench 15%-20% less but that weight is mine and entirely in my control and I take it the full range of motion.

Guess who's bulking up faster and adding weight more often? About half the guys who benched more then me three months ago are still at the same weight and I'm now above them.

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12-18-2011 04:46 PM
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(12-16-2011 05:28 PM)bengalltigerr Wrote:  Gotta agree with what Chad says about Cardio. You don't need cardio unless you're overweight or aren't eating healthy.

If you don't do cardio you might get strong,but you won't be fit or much of an athlete.
Otherwise boxers would spend all day in the weights room...most spend hardly any time in there!
12-18-2011 06:19 PM
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Anyone try USPlabs Pink Magic ? Buddy mentioned it, reviews look promising
12-19-2011 01:54 PM
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(12-18-2011 06:19 PM)Pilgrim37 Wrote:  If you don't do cardio you might get strong,but you won't be fit or much of an athlete.
Otherwise boxers would spend all day in the weights room...most spend hardly any time in there!

Yeah, I tend to agree.
Besides, I've been hitting the gym hard lately and plan to do so at least until spring (afterwards I'll probably have less time anyway), and I'm very happy with the results.

So far I think what counts is consistency, a little bit of education about muscle groups etc, and the right food.

I don't think the cardio hurts in any way or hinders progress, also I don't think I need any special sports milkshakes etc.
12-19-2011 02:04 PM
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(12-19-2011 02:04 PM)muc Wrote:  
(12-18-2011 06:19 PM)Pilgrim37 Wrote:  If you don't do cardio you might get strong,but you won't be fit or much of an athlete.
Otherwise boxers would spend all day in the weights room...most spend hardly any time in there!

Yeah, I tend to agree.
Besides, I've been hitting the gym hard lately and plan to do so at least until spring (afterwards I'll probably have less time anyway), and I'm very happy with the results.

So far I think what counts is consistency, a little bit of education about muscle groups etc, and the right food.

I don't think the cardio hurts in any way or hinders progress, also I don't think I need any special sports milkshakes etc.

That depends on your goals. If you're trying to get big the hormones released by cardio will actually do a lot to prevent that. If you're trying to get lean, then yes do cardio. If you're trying to just be fit, then I'd do it on your non-lifting days OR substitute running for a slow paced up hill power walk.

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12-19-2011 05:34 PM
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Ok I just read the post . I'll put some information here for the op . Your training not that is bad but don't really correspond to your goal. I'm pretty sure you gain weight but you are doing a strengh training . If you wanna emphasize on gaining mass you should do an hypertorophy(mass) training.
the rep are 8-10 and 90 second rest between each sets . You better change your training after you plateau . You will loose your gain . You have to shock your body(strengh,endurance,cut,hypertrophy)
12-21-2011 10:25 AM
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I just wrapped up my year of strength training and graphed all my progress. It it really good to see all the changes through the year, and for any one getting into it, I recommend keeping solid logs of your training. A before pic, and monthly pics are great as well.

Follow the link to my post and the graphs with my progress here
12-23-2011 04:04 PM
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