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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post

got it.

i also, btw, think powerlifting leads to wild under training. i think people would be surprised how much their bodies can take. granted as you get older, if you are natty, you should cut back on volume a bit but i am rarely sore and recover fast

 

This is a huge generalization.

In Sweden, most powerlifting routines have more total work than bodybuilding routines. But I can agree that many stereotypical powerlifting/strength routines from US are pretty low on the volume, if thats what you mean.

Taking myself as an example, I lift 5x a week 2h a time, mostly consisting of the powerlifts in the 60-85% range of my 1RM. I may be wrong, but my guess would be that its more work than most bodybuilders do at my strength level.

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your guess would be wrong. i work out with 4 pros, all who do about 20-25 sets per body part 2x a week. i just cannot get my head around why people want to be strong but not look strong. just not my bag, not crapping on anyone's passion.

i also think most people don't think they have the genetic potential for bodybuilding as relative strength is something you can train for while symmetry, size, etc is not
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Originally Posted by fuji View Post

also my rogue dowins are falling apart, strap is gonna rip pretty soon I think. I do put them on ridiculously tight, like so tight i usually have to take them off between sets so thats probably wearing them out. Should I just buy more rogues or buy something cool? Anything available other then nikes and adidas?

 

You can get handmade Risto shoes cheaper than AdiPowers or Romaleos. They also offer customization for a bit more.

I'd prob do that if I was looking for a pair.

 

 

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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post

your guess would be wrong. i work out with 4 pros, all who do about 20-25 sets per body part 2x a week. i just cannot get my head around why people want to be strong but not look strong. just not my bag, not crapping on anyone's passion.

i also think most people don't think they have the genetic potential for bodybuilding as relative strength is something you can train for while symmetry, size, etc is not
 
I don't doubt that many people do more work than me, that's expected, especially if they're pros. I meant for my strength level, which is 320 squat, 215 bench, 350 deadlift.
 
I don't split my training into bodyparts, but looking at my program its roughly 70 total working sets for lower and upper body each a week split over 5 full body sessions, so 5x frequency.
 
Of course I like to get bigger, but its not my main goal. It's a nice effect that comes with the strength increases. Your last part is pretty spot on imo. Success in bodybuilding feels more genetically dependent than powerlifting, up to a certain level at least. If your insertions and natural proportions are bad you'll never get anywhere in bodybuilding.

Edited by conceptionist - 6/21/14 at 3:20pm
post #45409 of 57266
How do you got everything twice in 6 days and have a dedicated arm day? Back/chest, legs/shoulders?
post #45410 of 57266
arms and delts, back, chest and legs.

i didn't include delts in the write up but that would be

lateral raises, 7 x 10
military presses, 5 x 10
front raises, 5 x 10
straight arm kickbacks, 3 x 10
rear delt cable laterals, 3 x 10
post #45411 of 57266
That makes more sense. No idea how you can do anything else with legs though.
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i do legs last
post #45413 of 57266
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post

got it.

i also, btw, think powerlifting leads to wild under training. i think people would be surprised how much their bodies can take. granted as you get older, if you are natty, you should cut back on volume a bit but i am rarely sore and recover fast
Everyone is different. If I just did deadlifts 3x5 once a week, I would still burn out. Plus, I dont see how 100 sets a week is good, if you can get stronger, recover faster and get 90% of the same results with 50 sets a week.
post #45414 of 57266
Obv getting the same results with less work would be best but I don't think that's what kunk is talking about.
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ideally yes, but i've always gotten better results with more than less
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Gf and I went a little nuts at the market

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Broccoli rabe icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Can't get that in the midwest.

My wife is doing one of these viral 30 day ab challenges. It seems really excessive. 3 days on / 1 day off. Every workout it's an increasing volume of situps, crunches, leg lifts, plank, and supermans. Why do people think it's smart to obsessively train one muscle group and ignore everything else?
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kale actually. Stands up well on the grill.
post #45419 of 57266
love making my own kale chips
post #45420 of 57266
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post

your guess would be wrong. i work out with 4 pros, all who do about 20-25 sets per body part 2x a week. i just cannot get my head around why people want to be strong but not look strong. just not my bag, not crapping on anyone's passion.

i also think most people don't think they have the genetic potential for bodybuilding as relative strength is something you can train for while symmetry, size, etc is not

I'm an inspired power lifter. There are 2 reasons why I enjoy the idea of being strong but not look like it. 1) I'm kinda lazy...I don't want to spend 2 hours at the gym for 6 days a week. 2) I want to be strong but yet still wear my slim fitting suits/jacket/whatever, and since I've already built up a sizable wardrobe, I don't want to up sizes because I've gotten too big for them. 

 

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Gf and I went a little nuts at the market

6avune6u.jpg

All that food for 2 people???!!!

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