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having a coach in general really does help, especially when you are on a lifting team and need to perform
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

i wonder when the people who care enough about their training to stick with it for months and years yet spend a disproportionate amount of time complaining about their lack of progress should hire a good coach and do exactly what they are told with absolutely no thinking involved for one year.

steroids would be better value
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

i wonder when the people who care enough about their training to stick with it for months and years yet spend a disproportionate amount of time complaining about their lack of progress should hire a good coach and do exactly what they are told with absolutely no thinking involved for one year.

Amen to that! John has helped me break through every plateau, even now as I am planning on switching from a zig-zag to a waved calorie diet. He is having me run a short-term keto diet for 2wks before I make the switch, which I wasn't too keen on doing, but has definitely produced amazing results. Anyways, I've spent years struggling and juggling different routines and diets and once I hired John it took all the thinking out of the equation. He sent me a plan, routine and answered any and every question I've had, he even worked around my hip flexor injury, I'm 10 months in and well over 30lbs down and getting closer and closer to 10% bf. I'm a happy camper to say the least...
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Originally Posted by joshuadowen View Post

 

Are you actively doing anything to fix this overhead mobility?

Not really atm.

 

It was a severy injury though. I broke the arm straight off way up around the deltoid. My shoulder swole to the size of a watermelon. After 3 weeks of wearing a sling to support the arm, I couldn't lift a fork or raise my arm past 30-ish degrees.

 

I went to physiotherapist for one year. The arm got better, but we could never get 100% mobility back in the upper ranges overhead. We could improve over a session, and right after I always did her rehab strength program to strengthen new ranges. Next week - back to poor mobility.

 

She said she'd never seen anything like it before and there wasn't much else for her to do about it. I remember her saying it was a possibility that cartilages had formed around the shoulder to fill out the space were all the muscle had shrunk during my first weeks of being very weak. It really felt like that, just like there was a big pile of tissue in my shoulder blocking overhead movement. I chose between surgery and doing all the physiotherapist training from scratch again or just let it be. I chose the later.

 

Still haven't improved, and it's 3 years ago I broke it this winter. I've been working out regularly ever since and recently I got it checked again at a physiotherapist. He noticed the difference between the arms. Over a session, ROM increased a bit, but next day it's back to normal of course. I think I really need to stabilize and strengthen the muscles in the new ranges, but I never had any luck with that in the past.

 

It really doesn't hinder me in any way in normal life, but I'm certain it limit my strength gains in overhead pressing. I can reach approx 70 degrees overhead before I start to twist my upper body to compensate. 

post #21950 of 48989
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i wonder when the people who care enough about their training to stick with it for months and years yet spend a disproportionate amount of time complaining about their lack of progress should hire a good coach and do exactly what they are told with absolutely no thinking involved for one year.

1. Lift heavier.
2. Eat more.

amirite?
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i don't work with john anymore but i am still using the routines he gave me with minor adjustments here or there.
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Originally Posted by stinger70 View Post

steroids would be better value

i pretty much aimed that comment right at you, so maybe if you're actually as concerned and frustrated with your lack of progress as you claim to be then you should skimp on expenses and save up $300 for some training. considering you run around with a bodybuilding avatar and seem to take this stuff pretty seriously it will solve a lot of frustra

hire a coach already smartypants
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Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post

1. Lift heavier.
2. Eat more.
amirite?

you have been in this thread long enough to understand that certain people have problems with steps 1 and 2
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That would be too easy Jarude...
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

i wonder when the people who care enough about their training to stick with it for months and years yet spend a disproportionate amount of time complaining about their lack of progress should hire a good coach and do exactly what they are told with absolutely no thinking involved for one year.

+1

I was going to post something similar to that earlier. I'd wager a lot of the complaining about lack of progress in either lifts or body comp stems from health and fitness ADD: hotshotting from one routine or diet to the next every few weeks.
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I know you aimed it at me, hence my tongue in cheek answer. Personal training is actually half price at my gym at the moment with a guy who has won shows as a natural bodybuilder. If i felt i would benefit i would pay in an instant, but i know he doesn't train clients like he would train himself, and besides he doesnt deadlift and squats in a smith machine. I dont feel i need to pay someone to tell me how many calories to eat either, it's not that complex.

Anyway, as people keep failing to remember, i've gained 35-40lbs LBM in about 20 months which includes breaking both my elbows, losing a load of size and all strength, and regaining it again. Thats beyond the physiological limit of LBM gains according to most experts (bullshit) but it still leaves me nowhere near where i want to be because i was so small when i started.
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But eating more is so hard frown.gif
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I'm super depressed that my strain isn't healed and might be a sports hernia. I miss doing KB stuff so much.

Then again, i look pretty good, so I can take solace in that. Gonna keep upper-body and kinda-legs routine and move to recomp. Come at me 3k calories on workout days.
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Originally Posted by virus646 View Post

That would be too easy Jarude...

i know right, it just makes too much sense. god forbid that people who are struggling at something they claim to be passionate about actually ante up some money for it
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Originally Posted by APK View Post

+1
I was going to post something similar to that earlier. I'd wager a lot of the complaining about lack of progress in either lifts or body comp stems from health and fitness ADD: hotshotting from one routine or diet to the next every few weeks.

seriously. i busted my ass on the exact same template and diet for 4 months straight and made progress the whole time. not saying everyone needs to stay on a single routine for 4 months straight but my ratio of thinking about things vs results was awesome.
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Originally Posted by stinger70 View Post

I know you aimed it at me, hence my tongue in cheek answer. Personal training is actually half price at my gym at the moment with a guy who has won shows as a natural bodybuilder. If i felt i would benefit i would pay in an instant, but i know he doesn't train clients like he would train himself, and besides he doesnt deadlift and squats in a smith machine. I dont feel i need to pay someone to tell me how many calories to eat either, it's not that complex.
Anyway, as people keep failing to remember, i've gained 35-40lbs LBM in about 20 months which includes breaking both my elbows, losing a load of size and all strength, and regaining it again. Thats beyond the physiological limit of LBM gains according to most experts (bullshit) but it still leaves me nowhere near where i want to be because i was so small when i started.

this post is pretty frustrating.

i said "good coach" and you've already excluded that trainer from that category based on what you've said about him, so i'm not sure why you're using him as an example to not get a coach. furthermore, you've already affirmed that your strength levels are pretty low for your bodyweight, so tell me again why you don't need someone to tell you how many calories to eat? you're complaining about how all your big lifts suck and you aren't aesthetic, so how exactly would you not benefit from coaching from someone with an elite total and 200+lb of LBM?

i already referenced you overcoming a good amount of adversity - you can hawk that fact that you gained 40lbs of LBM all you want, and good on you, but the fact is you post in here incessantly about how much you suck. i dont care about how much of it is you being hard on yourself. stop patting yourself on the back for that elevator speech you dish out anytime anyone criticizes you about not shutting up about your level of suckitude. seriously dude, if you are honestly really wanting to stop being frustrated with your training, i will carefully outline some steps for you to follow:

1. hire a good coach
2. do absolutely everything he tells you for a year
3. don't think

you clearly have the stick-tuitiveness and the desire to succeed which is something a lot of people don't have. you're on styleforum of all places, where people spend exorbitant amounts of money on unnecessary things. if you can't save up $300 for something you obsess over then you should at least stop complaining about it.
Edited by jarude - 11/12/12 at 11:38am
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

i don't work with john anymore but i am still using the routines he gave me with minor adjustments here or there.
i pretty much aimed that comment right at you, so maybe if you're actually as concerned and frustrated with your lack of progress as you claim to be then you should skimp on expenses and save up $300 for some training. considering you run around with a bodybuilding avatar and seem to take this stuff pretty seriously it will solve a lot of frustra
hire a coach already smartypants
you have been in this thread long enough to understand that certain people have problems with steps 1 and 2

Yeah I know, it's just that easy though so it doesn't make much sense unless you have something else going on like an injury.

I've gained 28 lbs since mid-July, definitely not a clean bulk but I've made pretty damn good progress IMO. I don't see how this is hard for people.
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Originally Posted by stinger70 View Post

I know you aimed it at me, hence my tongue in cheek answer. Personal training is actually half price at my gym at the moment with a guy who has won shows as a natural bodybuilder. If i felt i would benefit i would pay in an instant, but i know he doesn't train clients like he would train himself, and besides he doesnt deadlift and squats in a smith machine. I dont feel i need to pay someone to tell me how many calories to eat either, it's not that complex.
Anyway, as people keep failing to remember, i've gained 35-40lbs LBM in about 20 months which includes breaking both my elbows, losing a load of size and all strength, and regaining it again. Thats beyond the physiological limit of LBM gains according to most experts (bullshit) but it still leaves me nowhere near where i want to be because i was so small when i started.

I find it hard to believe you gained 40lb of LBM and bench 140lbx8 and squat 2 plate or something. I've probably put on less LBM and started at a smaller size then you and am putting up significantly higher numbers.You're probably over estimating your fat gain. If you want to go on test so much do it, guessing your mid 20s so your endocrine system has stabalized buy some test e, HcG an AI and some nolva and shoot that shit into your ass/stomach. You still probably won't bench 100kg after a 12 week cycle though.


Unrelated got 10x3x23.75kg on the chin up and 3x8x40kg on incline db press today, feels good man.
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