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post #3631 of 57266
I found that once I had a base of muscle to work with, running actually caused my legs to grow more. In general, you lose endurance more quickly than muscle. A week off from the gym causes no loss for most.
post #3632 of 57266
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

The pain is getting better, so I don't think it's a pinched nerve--i think it's just a strain. But I want to really give it some rest, and I've been wanting to step up my cardio conditioning game anyway...(as for other conditioning, I'm going to do a b/w conditioning routine on my 5/3/1 off days).

I wouldn't lose much mass if I kept up my diet right? I also heard that glutamine is anti-catabolic...

Theoretically it aids in healing, so I guess muscle repair and synthesis. Not sure if there are studies actually support the latter. It won't hurt taking it.

I won't worry about taking a week off. You should be fine getting back into it as long as you have a good foundation.
post #3633 of 57266
I don't think there is any evidence for glutamine in a performance/bodybuilding sense. It is only used as far as I know for aiding healing, especially after burn injuries and surgery.
post #3634 of 57266
Weaned the last bit of assistance lifts out of my regimen today. On a program strictly comprised of compounds and body weight exercises. Feels good, feels cavemanish
post #3635 of 57266
So I can do bodyweight stuff no sweat. Started a conditioning routine I found in some book. 15 clap pushups 10 1 arm pushups (each hand) 20 V ups 20 situps 20 Back extensions 10 pistol squats (each leg) 20 Jumping Jacks Ho-lee shit. I could only do two circuits and even then I had to cheat on the one handed pushups and pistol squats (lost balance) and take frequent breaks on the second. My goal is to complete the circuit, four times, perfectly, taking only 1m break between them.
post #3636 of 57266
+1. Bodyweight exercises are very underrated. They are fantastic for conditioning. Great stuff...
post #3637 of 57266
Re-restarted working out. Trying to incorporate as many compound lifts as I can. I'm trying to get in as good shape as I can by spring break (the 21st of march). I've put on an unfortunate amount of weight, and I'm trying to drop down to a 32" waist and fit into my Dior 19cm denim. Been on a clean 1400 calorie diet and finally restarting my workout regimen now that I'm done with midterms for a couple weeks. My workout goal has been to get to 160-165 for a while, and I've gone too far the other way. At this point, I really want to drop down into the mid-teens in bf% before spring break (if I had to guess for my BF right now, it would be mid-to-upper 20s ) Need to drop weight and gain muscle to make my clothes look better (and to be healthy).
post #3638 of 57266
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Originally Posted by Krish the Fish View Post
Re-restarted working out. Trying to incorporate as many compound lifts as I can. I'm trying to get in as good shape as I can by spring break (the 21st of march). I've put on an unfortunate amount of weight, and I'm trying to drop down to a 32" waist and fit into my Dior 19cm denim. Been on a clean 1400 calorie diet and finally restarting my workout regimen now that I'm done with midterms for a couple weeks. My workout goal has been to get to 160-165 for a while, and I've gone too far the other way. At this point, I really want to drop down into the mid-teens in bf% before spring break (if I had to guess for my BF right now, it would be mid-to-upper 20s )

Need to drop weight and gain muscle to make my clothes look better (and to be healthy).

You and me both pal. Whats your height and weight?
post #3639 of 57266
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post
On a program strictly comprised of compounds and body weight exercises. Feels good, feels cavemanish
Been doing this sort of workout for years. I don't have the shredded/striated muscle of the Bros who do isolation movements, so I don't "look" that strong. But it's fine with me since my goal is to move iron, not jerk off to myself in the mirror.
post #3640 of 57266
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post
Actually, not PL, but BB (so still shitty cardio machines). 5th avenue gym in park slope



The pain is getting better, so I don't think it's a pinched nerve--i think it's just a strain. But I want to really give it some rest, and I've been wanting to step up my cardio conditioning game anyway...(as for other conditioning, I'm going to do a b/w conditioning routine on my 5/3/1 off days).

I wouldn't lose much mass if I kept up my diet right? I also heard that glutamine is anti-catabolic...


okay BB not PL. is it a good gym? it's a little far from me, but it's on my way home i think.
mind telling me how much you pay?

also if you think it's a strain, why are you doing explosive BWEs?
post #3641 of 57266
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Originally Posted by Krish the Fish View Post
Been on a clean 1400 calorie diet and finally restarting my workout regimen now that I'm done with midterms for a couple weeks.

clean or dirty.. 1400 is too low, imo, unless you're 5'2" and 110 pounds.

might want to reconsider your plan.
post #3642 of 57266
Agree. Add lots of cardio, but keep a good diet to keep your body functioning.
post #3643 of 57266
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Originally Posted by happyxix View Post
You and me both pal. Whats your height and weight?

Right now, 6' 190

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Originally Posted by mrchariybrown View Post
clean or dirty.. 1400 is too low, imo, unless you're 5'2" and 110 pounds.

might want to reconsider your plan.

How many calories should I be looking at? 2000?

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Originally Posted by Prada_Ferragamo View Post
Agree. Add lots of cardio, but keep a good diet to keep your body functioning.

Yeah, I need to start running more. How much cardio should I be doing, and does it matter on intensity? I try to go balls-to-the-walls when I do cardio.
post #3644 of 57266
6 190 is not so bad. I am 5 10, 195. HIIT is your answer my man. Don't just get on the treadmill and run.
post #3645 of 57266
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Originally Posted by speedy4500 View Post
Been doing this sort of workout for years. I don't have the shredded/striated muscle of the Bros who do isolation movements, so I don't "look" that strong. But it's fine with me since my goal is to move iron, not jerk off to myself in the mirror.
After seeing Martin Berkhan, I'm convinced that iso work is not necessary to get big + ripped in a balanced way
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