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post #39961 of 57262
lol it's funny to read all this skeen-based rustling with him on block. I read ya'lls responses and then try to picture what he might have said and for some reason the voice I've assigned to him in my head is very nasally and has a slight lithsp.
post #39962 of 57262
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Originally Posted by Diesel0022 View Post

People tend to put too much emphasis on protein, when carbs/fats should be the things you worry about.

The whole 1g/PRO per lb of BW is overplayed, I've seen recommendations up to 2g/lb BW. Though, when I ask for credible sources they can never deliver.

Most of us are in postprandial states all  the time, and with the amino acid pool being more than sufficient to facilitate the elevation in muscle protein synthesis in the (up to) 36-48 hours following a weight training bout. The argument of .5g/lb, 1g/lb, 1.5g/lb becomes moot and nothing more then biased subjectivity.

Slam a pound of UP 2.0 daily to get your dietary fats to get huge like Deisel
post #39963 of 57262
I've always done about 1.5g protein per lb of bw. Has worked for me.
post #39964 of 57262
@skeen7908 what training would you recommend in lieu of Iron Addicts SPBR? e.g. squat, bench, and deadlift usually 3x5 for working sets. I've been on this program forever and seen my lifts go up. Currently I've managed to hold my volume while losing weight moving from 160 back down to 150 (5'9). Been thinking for a long time about dropping squat/DL because my body is not proportional. Recently, I then read here most people do extra sets to help certain body areas that are lagging catch up. I remember @GraphicNovelty recommending a friend a full body training routine to his IRL friend. I'd be interested in that. On the other hand, I do enjoy squats/DL..

anyways, to answer your question as to 'why' I actually got into lifting was for the benefits of playing basketball. i'm what you describe skinny fat but by lifting managed to put on some muscle so i don't get pushed around in the key. that and the gripping strength helps with ball handle and shooting. the functional aspects is i also don't gas out easily and can play better defense while I pivoting and guarding the player with a more nimble squat-like-stance versus static, straight up where the player would blow pass me to the hoop.

i only got more active in lifting after reading others' stories here that i find motivating or helpful.
post #39965 of 57262

Knee is bugging me, haven't lifted in a week and it tends to bug me when sitting down. Should I still go to the gym and do normal, or skip squats, or skip gym?

post #39966 of 57262
Tomorrow gonna try and record deadlifts at 405 till failure.

Inb4 I pass out and hit head on bar and die of massive head bleed.
post #39967 of 57262
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

@skeen7908 what training would you recommend in lieu of Iron Addicts SPBR? e.g. squat, bench, and deadlift usually 3x5 for working sets. I've been on this program forever and seen my lifts go up. Currently I've managed to hold my volume while losing weight moving from 160 back down to 150 (5'9). Been thinking for a long time about dropping squat/DL because my body is not proportional. Recently, I then read here most people do extra sets to help certain body areas that are lagging catch up. I remember @GraphicNovelty recommending a friend a full body training routine to his IRL friend. I'd be interested in that. On the other hand, I do enjoy squats/DL..

anyways, to answer your question as to 'why' I actually got into lifting was for the benefits of playing basketball. i'm what you describe skinny fat but by lifting managed to put on some muscle so i don't get pushed around in the key. that and the gripping strength helps with ball handle and shooting. the functional aspects is i also don't gas out easily and can play better defense while I pivoting and guarding the player with a more nimble squat-like-stance versus static, straight up where the player would blow pass me to the hoop.

i only got more active in lifting after reading others' stories here that i find motivating or helpful.

If you want to build your upper body work your upper body more. Try something like a Push/Pull/Lower to hit your upper body 2 days a week.

Push:
Bench: 3x5
Face Pull 3x10
Incline Bench 3x10
DB Flye 3x12
Tricep Dip 3x10
DB shoulder press 3x10

Pull:
Heavy Pendlay Row 3x5
Weighted Chin-Up 3x10
DB Row 3x10
DB Bicep Curl 3x10-12
Lat Pulldown/assisted pullup 3xF
DB Shrug 3x10

Lower
Front Squat: 3x10
Stiff-Legged Deadlift 3x10
Roman Chair/Calf Raises 3x20
Glute-Ham raise 3x10
Leg Press 3x10

Obviously play with the rep ranges and stuff but that should fill your upper body out and keep your lower body strong. If you'e got the energy/time/motivation you could even distribute your lower body exercises to the other two days (Front Squat/Calf raise/Leg press on Push Day, SLDL, GHR on Pull Day) and go A/B/A.
post #39968 of 57262
I am going to try this and let you know how I progress (0)

I may need to take out the dips as my right elbow has been giving me pain since forever... any good elbow sleeves feel free to let me know smile.gif
post #39969 of 57262
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Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty View Post

If you want to build your upper body work your upper body more. Try something like a Push/Pull/Lower to hit your upper body 2 days a week.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Push:
Bench: 3x5
Face Pull 3x10
Incline Bench 3x10
DB Flye 3x12
Tricep Dip 3x10
DB shoulder press 3x10

Pull:
Heavy Pendlay Row 3x5
Weighted Chin-Up 3x10
DB Row 3x10
DB Bicep Curl 3x10-12
Lat Pulldown/assisted pullup 3xF
DB Shrug 3x10

Lower
Front Squat: 3x10
Stiff-Legged Deadlift 3x10
Roman Chair/Calf Raises 3x20
Glute-Ham raise 3x10
Leg Press 3x10

Obviously play with the rep ranges and stuff but that should fill your upper body out and keep your lower body strong. If you'e got the energy/time/motivation you could even distribute your lower body exercises to the other two days (Front Squat/Calf raise/Leg press on Push Day, SLDL, GHR on Pull Day) and go A/B/A

I appreciate this quick setup too: been doing Stronglifts for months now and looking to swap for something new, and this could be the ticket.
post #39970 of 57262
If you want to keep "real" squats and deadlifts, add 3x5 deadlifts to pull day and add squat 3x5 to leg day. I ran a variation of that workout while my core was effed.

Today at Physical therapy i was doing pushups on a ball in front of the mirror. I lower my upper body down with my legs straight and my ass goes up in the air and i realize how many ass gainz i've made.

JFC I can park 10 tahoes on it.

Running still sucks but i'm up to 45 minutes (intervals of 15 min run, 1 min walk). Been making decent calf gainz, turns out.
post #39971 of 57262
ah shoulder already feeling better. Got a squat workout too with my arm in a sling. Safety Squat bar with one hand, worked up to 210 for five reps tried to take 230 and ended up getting stapled to the ground, been awhile since I used that bar and not use to it.
post #39972 of 57262
My shoulder is not feeling better at all, and i'm jumping from being really fucking angry at myself, to simply upset.

Tomorrow is squats, going to try to go through it, see what happens.
post #39973 of 57262

Manned up and went. Felt fantastic even though I'm already feeling it. 


Squat video. Not the best angle but any tips would be appreciated. Feel like I'm a bit more level over the 5 reps but not as smooth as I'd like.

 

post #39974 of 57262
squats look good though i'd break a bit more at the hips first.

also, knee issues could could be a bazillion things try foam rolling your it band and your whole lower body generally and see if you feel better. i get weird knee issues if it gets too tight.
post #39975 of 57262
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Originally Posted by rjbman View Post

Manned up and went. Felt fantastic even though I'm already feeling it. 


Squat video. Not the best angle but any tips would be appreciated. Feel like I'm a bit more level over the 5 reps but not as smooth as I'd like.



Looks fine, just squat more until you get better at firing your glutes
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