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post #16 of 128
i hear you. i did nothing but heavy compound lifts, 3 x 8 or 5 x 5 for the first 3-4 years. now it's mostly high volume specialization and periodization
post #17 of 128
I apologize in advance for whining......but god, it's really fucking hard and expensive to eat a lot. I think lifting is easier than eating for me.
post #18 of 128
people generally eat way too much or way too little. yes it is expensive to eat right and enough, I of the $1200/month grocery bill
post #19 of 128
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
I of the $1200/month grocery bill



That's it. I'm quitting going to the gym and am just going to be a skinny bitch, albeit an incrementally richer skinny bitch. I don't care if the swaggering alpha males of SF kick sand in my face.
post #20 of 128
in fairness, i have 3 growing boys so that doesn;t help the bill either.
post #21 of 128
are you jarude on SA if so laffoo
post #22 of 128
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Originally Posted by Jekyll View Post
I apologize in advance for whining......but god, it's really fucking hard and expensive to eat a lot. I think lifting is easier than eating for me.

Eggs are less than $0.10 each. How is that expensive?
post #23 of 128
adds up when you eat 60 a week
post #24 of 128
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adds up when you eat 60 a week

$6.00/week is a lot of money?

As for the 'gains stall when not overeating': usually only true with crappy exercise programming.
post #25 of 128
i think there was a good cheap food thread before, jekyl should refer to it.
post #26 of 128
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adds up when you eat 60 a week



I would probably vomit if I ate 8-9 eggs a day. That's part of the problem is that I can't stand eating too much of any one food. I guess that's probably part of "manning it up" though.


I'll check out that food thread, kunk. Thanks for the tip.
post #27 of 128
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There's nothing against isolation if you've been training for awhile - I've always been of the school of thought that you should try and reach a certain level of strength before attempting hypertrophy-based training.

From what I've read, hypertrophy is more effective with heavier weights being moved with lower rest intervals. To build up that level of strength and conditioning, you've gotta get your bench, squat, and deadlift up before you can worry about 3x15 hammer curls with 30 seconds rest between sets.

That and the tendency for beginners to go crazy on bicep curls for the girls while neglecting the compound lifts. I know I did, and I suffered for it.

Yeah, this is pretty much the case. It's a much better idea to build strength first and then do some isolation/sarc hypertrophy stuff once you have a good base. This way the trainee can use substantial weights and already has some muscle balance and coordination. Most people who start off doing a Starting Strength type program (or Bill Starr or Madcow or WS4SB) tend to understand the concepts well and should have no problem finding info on trad. BB stuff if that's what they choose to move to. The average curl monkey with no direction is generally clueless.
post #28 of 128
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Originally Posted by Jekyll View Post
I would probably vomit if I ate 8-9 eggs a day. That's part of the problem is that I can't stand eating too much of any one food. I guess that's probably part of "manning it up" though.

I'll admit I don't eat enough, but it's really easy to eat 10 eggs in a day. A four egg omelet in the morning and two additional meals of a whole wheat tortilla, 3 egg's worth of egg salad, and cup of spinach. Boom, 10 eggs and you won't even notice until the gas hits.
post #29 of 128
It takes about 20 seconds to eat a hardboiled egg.

How are people having a problem eating them?
post #30 of 128
Nobody can eat fifty eggs!
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