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post #49591 of 57266
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from everyone I have talked to who has gone to top institutions, it has nothing to do with what you learn, its for networking/recruiting/resume building. the most valuable thing is the people you meet and then leveraging them further on in your career.

post #49592 of 57266
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Decided to do dumbbell squats and lunges on leg days. Gonna see how things go with these work outs. 

 

Just did 2 sets of 60 lbs. DB squats with no back pain whatsoever! 

 

@ridethecliche how do you like the hex bar deadlift? Any pain on your back or nothing at all? I might cop a hex bar. Walmart sells one for a hundo, I think. You guys think it's a good investment? 

 

I'd be sure to buy a bar that's not totally shitty, but I like hex bar stuff. I don't really go heavy with it. Still doing 145-165 for 5x5 or 3x10. Might bump the weight up to 185, but I'll stay there a while. It's more of a light compound movement than a huge muscle builder for me. 

 

It doesn't bother me, but I can't speak for you.

I also added in bulgarian split squats, lunges, and quad extension+hamstring curl sets. 

I think I just revamped my program a bit to hit everything 2x a week. I'm going to post it later today to get some feedback. 

post #49593 of 57266
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I don't mean this in a bad way but what do you actually learn in an MBA? Is the syllabus actually useful or is it basically just for recruitment? I've always imagined it's a bunch of accounting econ financial analysis and some data analysis skills, which you could probably teach yourself. Online descriptions talk a lot about modern portfolio theory, corporate finance and accounting, which doesn't seem to justify $200k

The classes will be helpful to me because I don't have an accounting/finance background. But most people don't go for the classes, though it can be a factor if, say, you want to learn from a famous lecturer or something. The best part about bschool is all the other stuff they offer, like the clubs, the unique programs, the speakers, etc. Also yes you're going to put their name on your resume and buy a network.
post #49594 of 57266

Anyone has any experience with this bar? I read the reviews and it looks to be ok. Might cop one if the quality is decent might keep it.

 

http://www.amazon.com/CAP-Barbell-Olympic-2-Inch-Combo/dp/B004X1674A/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

post #49595 of 57266
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Anyone has any experience with this bar? I read the reviews and it looks to be ok. Might cop one if the quality is decent might keep it.

 

http://www.amazon.com/CAP-Barbell-Olympic-2-Inch-Combo/dp/B004X1674A/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top


If building a home gym, I would much rather have at least one quality bar, say TPB, before venturing into specialty bars.

post #49596 of 57266
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If building a home gym, I would much rather have at least one quality bar, say TPB, before venturing into specialty bars.


I bought my full rack last year from a local guy who is moving and needed to get rid of his home gym. It's one of those made in USA from the 80's or 90's. It has been working fine. There were 2 previous owners. It's been holding up fine. I'm going to hold off on buying a hex bar until I do more research. 

post #49597 of 57266

That thing looks fine if you're looking to use it for accessories. I'd grab it if I were building a home gym, but I can't do regular bar stuff so...It's great for doing shrugs too.

post #49598 of 57266
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That thing looks fine if you're looking to use it for accessories. I'd grab it if I were building a home gym, but I can't do regular bar stuff so...It's great for doing shrugs too.


I was thinking about using it for lifting lightly for now. But I would like to put 4 plates on both sides eventually. 

post #49599 of 57266
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I was thinking about using it for lifting lightly for now. But I would like to put 4 plates on both sides eventually. 

 

I mean, that's under the weight limit for it by over 200 lbs so I wouldn't sweat it. 405 is just a little more than half the stated capacity. I'm pretty sure you'll be fine. 

post #49600 of 57266
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I mean, that's under the weight limit for it by over 200 lbs so I wouldn't sweat it. 405 is just a little more than half the stated capacity. I'm pretty sure you'll be fine. 

:fonz:

 

I'm glad there are deadlfitish work outs for those of us who are nursing a back injury. Thanks for sharing!

post #49601 of 57266

I've been trying to restructure things a bit over the last few weeks and I've been working to figure out what I can and can't do for legs. Goal is to hit every body part 2x a week without over stressing joints, notably shoulders/elbows.

 

This is what I'm thinking:

 

1) Monday: Chest/Back

DB Flat Bench + DB Row

Incline DB Bench+ Lat Pulldown

DB Decline cable flyes+Seated cable row.
(Still working on the exact supersets, might do DB rows last as more of a finisher with slow contractions).

 

2) Tuesday: Shoulders/Legs

 

Seated DB Military Press + Bulgarian Split Squats

Lateral Raises + Hamstring Curl

Facepulls + Quad Extension.
 

 

3) Weds: Arms/Core

 

CGBP + Bicep bar curl

Tricep Pushdown (or DB Skullcrushers) + Pinwheel Curls

Ab cable pulldowns + Back extensions

Leg raises + Pallof Press

 

-Might add another tri/bi superset if there's enough time

 

4) Thurs: Off

 

5) Friday: Chest/Back/Core

 

BB Flat Bench + Hex Bar Dead/Squat

Incline BB Bench + Chest Supported T Bar Row

2 Core exercises

 

6) Saturday: Shoulders/Legs/Arms

 

DB Arnold Press + DB Lunges

Face Pulls + Hamstring Curl + Quad Extension.

1-2 bi/tri superset depending on what I feel like doing.

 

Might try to work in seated military BB press in the future to get better at that as well.


Thoughts?

post #49602 of 57266
For me personally, anything involving arms can't be done within 48 hrs of doing other stuff with arms. I realized this putting legs/shoulders after chest/back/arms. Even shit like upright rows took a hit, and military press was absolutely nuked. So for example, for me, my arms would be more taxed on your Saturday, than after the end of your Monday or Friday. I would try and either do a push/pull setup, or more reasonably do an upper/lower split. I do 3/2 days upper/lower and hit chest/arms all upper days and back/shoulders on 2 out of the 3 (since those are my strong parts). With supersets I can get 8-10 exercises and 35-50 sets in in about 40 mins to an hour.
post #49603 of 57266
What would your week look like in terms of body parts/exercises?

I'm going to try what i wrote till the end of Jan when i go to Miami and i might try what you're saying after. I used to have good luck doing a push pull legs split, but i feel like I'm too limited for legs stuff that doesn't overlap like crazy.
post #49604 of 57266
Heres what I do

Tuesday: Chest/arms/back

3x9 BB bench/lat pulldowns
Close grip DB bench/horizontal row
Bicep/tricep superset
Bicep/tricep superset (optional if I have time)

Wednesday: Legs
3x8 back squat, ham curls/rotator calf machine superset

Thursday: Chest/arms/shoulders
3x6 BB bench/upright rows
CGDBB/ lateral raises
Bicep/tricep superset
Optional bice/tricep superset

Saturday: "Upper body party"- Chest/arms/back/shoulders
3x9 BB bench/upright rows
Shoulder press/lat pulldowns
Tricep cable pushdowns/horizontal row
Overhead tricep cable extensions/ standing curls
Lateral raises/preacher curls

Sunday: Legs again

Wash rinse repeat.

I drink highly branched cyclic dextrin during my workouts to keep hunger away. With that honestly I have been feeling better at the end of workouts than at the beginning, but it doesn't fuck with my sleep like caffeine. This week I did the CABS workout twice since I'm off of work and had the time, but any way to do it is effective in my experience.

And yea, I don't deadlift. Some people react differently to different exercises... for me, deadlifts just nuke my energy. Even stiff leg or Romanian deads with low weight and high reps fucks me up. I can still squat decent weight and I know my back is strong so I don't stress it. Sicne I stopped doing deads I've been feeling a lot better.
post #49605 of 57266
So if I wanted to buy whey protein, is there some brand generally recommended by RHET? I'm not too particular, so am I just fine picking some up at my local GNC?
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