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post #1111 of 42328
As I've been lifting and getting stronger for about a year now, I've noticed that I don't have the "V" taper I once had. I actually look more cylindrical now. Anyone else have this happen? I can do all the lifts that I started with at much higher weights now, and I have less body-fat. I just don't have a "V" like before.
post #1112 of 42328
also, casein recs? i'm running out. should i just go for ON again? I liked their chocolate best so far.
post #1113 of 42328
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post
Quick reminder to always eat carbs before your workout: just got back from the gym after having a breakfast of eggs, fruit, and coffee, (i still don't have a toaster in my apartment and I don't like oatmeal) and I almost vommed after my last deadlift set.

+1. Couple days ago all I ate was a supplement shake and coffee before my deadlift workout. Whey, creatine, l-leucine, and beta alanine on an empty stomach=one shitty ass morning. I had a much better workout yesterday after a bowl of oats and a shake. I've stopped taking the BA because I can't stand the skin tingles that happen as it's being absorbed.
post #1114 of 42328
Back in the gym last night after almost two months off, and my squat is down to 165 from 210.
post #1115 of 42328
My favorite protein supplement is those egg white drinks you can buy in bottles flavored orange and chocolate. Dont remember what theyre called tho. Anyone know?
post #1116 of 42328
Are there any programs similar to the P90X Ab Ripper X, but more intense? I do Ab Ripper X about every other day and it is becoming too easy for me. Should I try doing Ab Ripper twice in a row?
post #1117 of 42328
working out abs doesn't give you abs, spot reduction is a myth, lose fat, etc. you probably have all the ab muscles you need. do some weight lifting. i'm going to start rippetoe's program next week. it's pretty simple. you just have to get techniques down. i feel like half the point of p90x is the nutrition. the rest is just meh
post #1118 of 42328
back to HIIT. I'm doing 3 days a week of 20 minute sessions at the track. I've tried every day but that just leads to stress related pain from insufficient recovery time. Is this enough cardio?

at the moment I don't have access to weights so I've been doing a lot of body weight exercises, pushup variations, squats, etc. I know it isn't ideal, but what are the limits of strengthening by body weight?
post #1119 of 42328
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Originally Posted by Rikkar501 View Post
+1. Couple days ago all I ate was a supplement shake and coffee before my deadlift workout. Whey, creatine, l-leucine, and beta alanine on an empty stomach=one shitty ass morning. I had a much better workout yesterday after a bowl of oats and a shake. I've stopped taking the BA because I can't stand the skin tingles that happen as it's being absorbed.

I have similar BA issues. I use Purple Wraath from time to time and love it. But occasionally I get the BA reaction bad enough that it upsets my stomach.
post #1120 of 42328
I'm at the end of my 3rd or 4rth wave of Wendler531 and finally getting to legitimate rep maxes (took a while because I under estimated my 1RM's pretty hard).
post #1121 of 42328
every day hiit is pretty hard on your body. 3 days is a week is enough. the key is intensity. percieved rate of exertion should be around 8, 9, (0-10, with 10 being the worst).

also after 3 weeks the effects taper off, so you might want to switch it up after 3 weeks.

do some fasted running in the mornings with yohimbine and caffeine. maybe 30 to 45 minutes. that should help out with daily caloric deficit and the yohimbine and caffeine should not only help you get through it, they should also help the calories you burn be more from fat than usual, especially if you use it daily for a few weeks. it builds up in your body.
post #1122 of 42328
Everyday HIIT is injury waiting to happen. Even HIIT 3 times a week seems excessive to me. I would do HIIT twice a week and include a LISS workout for the 3rd. Maybe a long slow run following by stretching may help with recovery.
post #1123 of 42328
I started taking 2 scoops of whey after my work out and 1 scoop of creatine before about a week ago. Increased by bench press by 20lb and doubled my reps and increased my deadlift by 30lb. Before that I was only taking 1 scoop of whey and no creatine. Feeling a lot more toned too. Any other supplements I should try?
post #1124 of 42328
Interesting. I've been debating taking creatine for a while - even ordered the German creatine from trueprotein, but I haven't got myself to take the plunge.
post #1125 of 42328
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post
Any other supplements I should try?
nope. even creatine is doubtful. Good job on the gains though.
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