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post #48811 of 57266
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

@conceptionist

So what you're trying to say is that full body workouts 4x a week, with less sets and lower reps closing to your 1RM may yield better results than isolating muscle groups once a week and lifting light for more reps and sets?

I could see this being true.

I might give it a go. Anyone have any good, more hypertrophy based full body splits they want to share?

Well, I think you should easy into higher frequency as you've been off for a while. Maybe start with 2x a week frequency, say upper/lower, then after a couple of months 3 times full body, and then after a longer while maybe every other day/4x a week.
Too much too soon can risk overuse injury. I got that for my knees when I moved directly from 3x to 5x a week.

Then, if hypertrophy is your goal, I def think you want a high volume, with slightly higher reps per set than PL routines. But I still think it is wise to stay away from failure (at least in the big compounds) if you should do a high frequency (3x a week and up). Failure too often can burn you out.

As for routines, I think you can just take SL 5x5, and add a bunch off BB accessories for all bodyparts every day. Say a leg curl, some arms, a vertical row one day, and maybe leg extensions, abs, and shoulders and arms again another day (on top of SL5x5). Maybe do some supersets, dropsets and giant sets, slow reps, pauses, etc...
post #48812 of 57266
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

I'm def gonna give that a try.

What are people doing with caffeine? Just found out my BCAAs have them which explains why they give me such a huge boost. Each serving I do has about 200-250 mg. I don't like being dependent on it but it has definitely helped my performance and endurance.

With caffeine you have to figure out whether it's affecting your sleep. 8 hours proper sleep a night is far more important than a little boost you might get pre-workout.
post #48813 of 57266
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post

@conceptionist

So what you're trying to say is that full body workouts 4x a week, with less sets and lower reps closing to your 1RM may yield better results than isolating muscle groups once a week and lifting light for more reps and sets?

I could see this being true.

I might give it a go. Anyone have any good, more hypertrophy based full body splits they want to share?
I think he is saying the opposite, at least for being close to 1RM. 60-70% is ideal for hypertrophy.
post #48814 of 57266
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

With caffeine you have to figure out whether it's affecting your sleep. 8 hours proper sleep a night is far more important than a little boost you might get pre-workout.
I get about 7 hours a night. I am very sleep sensitive so if I'm not getting decent enough sleep my performance/mood nosedives. I would say I've been about a 6-8 out of 10 on the sleep scale for the past few weeks I have been using this stuff, so I think it's OK.

Big problem is wifey is a night owl AND gets to wake up 1 hour after I do for work, so that's always an issue. If I could go to bed an hour earlier I would be so set.
post #48815 of 57266
My globo gym is getting multiple platforms with squat racks built into them and new bars. It's for like olympic lifting which is hilarious because no one there can even squat right. I'll definitely use it though.
post #48816 of 57266

Im tapering down my caffeine consumption after getting a little too reliant on it. Better sleep quality, but still miss coffee. Its better that I have one really good coffee a day than half a dozen shit ones. I ddi consume 400mg for my meet though.

post #48817 of 57266
On my training days I have one coffee in the morning then an ice tea after lifting.
post #48818 of 57266

I grab espresso in the morning and drink more coffee after lunch.


Side note: I'm finally at a point where I'm starting to like what I see in the mirror. I think this mini recomp thing is happening by itself as I've started cleaning up my diet a bit. Feeling pretty good tbh. 

post #48819 of 57266
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I grab espresso in the morning and drink more coffee after lunch.
one cup of coffee when I wake up is all I have usually. On occasion I'll have a half cup when I return from my morning yoga session.
post #48820 of 57266
Don't ingest caffeine at all. Makes me feel strange, kind of how I feel when I smoke pot.
post #48821 of 57266
I'm feeling sleepy as hell now. I don't think caffeine is messing with me too much
post #48822 of 57266
I just eat \ drink myself into a food coma at the end of the day.
post #48823 of 57266

Eating <3 hrs before sleeping is related to increase in acid reflux and other GI problems. 

post #48824 of 57266

So, I've finally found a lower back work out that doesn't hurt my back: bent legs good morning. Gonna do those for twice a week for 3 months.

post #48825 of 57266
signed 8 autographs in glasgow this morning, they thought I was keith jardin
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