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ignore this
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Yea, gym messiness has nothing to do with race... dude is a dumbass. It's all about how crowded the gym is. Every gym I've been to in NYC was hella crowded and by extension really messy. Complete shitshows. Down here in NC all the gyms are clean, and the demographics are basically the same.

But yea fuck @Reggs for insinuating non-whites and Asians are inherently messy, and also for being a biggidy bitch for letting a little mess punk him out of his workout. Such a weak willed racist don't deserve no gainz.
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Ophtho is pretty bro as well. NSGY is usually filled with a bunch of anorexic Aspergers cases -- not at all bro.
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RHET to zee help!

I exercise close to three years (started late with 28 after being chubby and crazy weak all my life), my lifts are pathetic (deadlift 1RM was 215% bodyweight and bench 130% bodyweight) and I probably have very unfortunate genetics. No roids obviously.

I'm struggling with training in regards to making progress. I've gained 6kg within 1 year while keeping a ~5 times a week workout schedule. I ate in surplus but didn't really track macros besides keeping protein up. I mainly did the Candito 6 week program but I hit the wall all the friggin time and run into problems mainly with my ellbows. I tried breaking rythm by going 6-day a week with lower intensity and doing deload but it basically helps nothing. I expected some strength gains on the bulk but I only progressed a hint.

Is there a possibility that this is already end of progress or how can I break through plateau? I could just cut down to shredded level again like I was last year and live with that but I would love to add like a bit more mass on arms/chest/shoulder area before I'm getting too old. I only train for looks but seeing how the strength doesn't increase I think I probably also don't add mass.
Edited by Szeph el raton - 4/29/16 at 8:50am
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Your numbers aren't bad. In for advice as my last bulk was a bit of a bust too. Mainly cleaned up form and made next to no strength gains.
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The only times I have "plateaued" it was due to a technical defect which, when corrected, allowed me to progress.  If you have access to it, lift with someone much more knowledgeable and stronger than you and see what you can learn.

 

I'll also lump soft tissue issues in here because I imagine that's an ongoing battle for all weightlifters. With poor tissue quality you are severely restricted in what you can do.


Edited by MGoCrimson - 4/29/16 at 10:36am
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I agree in that your numbers are not bad.

As for your lack of progress, there could be a lot of things to do.

First, cover the basics. That is, eat above maintenance. In my opinion bulknig (as in fast weight gain) mostly adds fat to non-beginners. I'd recommend slight surplus for a very long time. You don't need a huge surplus but you want to minimize time in deficit, hence a long slow bulk.

As for training, make sure your volume is high enough. It needs to increase over time to get continuous gains, and many people miss this. You can't just add weight to the bar, you need to do more lifts. I got fantastic progress with a higher frequency approach. Just be wary you don't wear out yourself (especially the joints) like I did. Take better form over heavier weights. It pays off in the long run, not only for minimizing risk of injury. For instance, going deeper in squats with a lighter weight can actually add more mass on your quads than heavier shallow squats.

Secondly, lift with people better than you. I only have experience from commercial gyms and powerlifting clubs and would recommend the latter to anyone serious (not only PLers). A bodybuilding gym might also be good, I haven't been to one.
Edited by conceptionist - 4/29/16 at 11:07am
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Does anyone have some good advice for wrist flexibility? Starting to front squat and it fucking kills my wrists every time and I'm not really able to maintain much of a grip and have the bar sit forward on my shoulders.
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Wrist flexibility starts with flexors and extensors in your forearms. 

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What's your guys opinion on joint supplements?

 

My knee has been aching for over half a year now. Comes during loaded knee flexion movements (squats, etc) and after long periods of inactivity (sitting, sleeping). 

I've been going to a physio who saw that my hip was uneven. That is mostly fixed but knee pain has not gone away. Massage and soft tissue work have not helped either.

 

I've read good things about MSM.

Thoughts?

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A couple of my friends have said good things about Cissus, but I felt like it didn't do anything for me
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What's your guys opinion on joint supplements?

 

My knee has been aching for over half a year now. Comes during loaded knee flexion movements (squats, etc) and after long periods of inactivity (sitting, sleeping). 

I've been going to a physio who saw that my hip was uneven. That is mostly fixed but knee pain has not gone away. Massage and soft tissue work have not helped either.

 

I've read good things about MSM.

Thoughts?

 

You could try some anti-inflammatory from your doctor (or "natural" like a larger dose of fish oil). I'm quite sure it has nothing to do with an uneven hip, most people are uneven/asymmetric, but it's not a problem. It could also be your pain just registering pain and you need to have your knee be comfortable in positions it's not usually in (so do around the clock lunges and such). I'm no expert on it but modern pain theory/science is quite interesting.

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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

What's your guys opinion on joint supplements?

My knee has been aching for over half a year now. Comes during loaded knee flexion movements (squats, etc) and after long periods of inactivity (sitting, sleeping). 
I've been going to a physio who saw that my hip was uneven. That is mostly fixed but knee pain has not gone away. Massage and soft tissue work have not helped either.

I've read good things about MSM.
Thoughts?

I have used curcumin tied to a phytosome to some success since i don't trust NSAIDs but it wasn't as good as NSAIDs in terms of effectiveness.
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Yeah I was just about to say Curcumin. That and a good fish oil.
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Does anyone have some good advice for wrist flexibility? Starting to front squat and it fucking kills my wrists every time and I'm not really able to maintain much of a grip and have the bar sit forward on my shoulders.

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Originally Posted by MGoCrimson View Post

Wrist flexibility starts with flexors and extensors in your forearms. 

tl:dr is to just front squat moar

General arm proportions, muscle insertions and how upright you stay in the front squat makes a big difference. If you use olympic shoes you'll be able to stay more upright which can help. But even in flat shoes it shouldn't be too much of a problem after about a month of doing it regularly. I did find it put a lot of strain on the tendons in my elbows, and since I'm not a weightlifter I just moved back to cross arm grip. If you're a weightlifter this obviously isn't an option.
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