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tell me if this would be overtraining

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by bach, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. beasty

    beasty Well-Known Member

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    considering that muscles grow relatively slowly, i'm not going to wake up one morning and be like "omg!@!! my arms r so small and everything else r so big!!!" if my tri's aren't getting worked enough, i can exercise them more... no big deal

    also, i'm 6 feet 3 inches so i don't think i'll look like a midget no matter what happens.


    For Crissakes! You wont look like Chewy of Chelsea Handler fame because you are training arms. My point was to Eason because he said arms are minor muscle groups and hence you need not focus on them.

    My point to you is that you need not do so many diverse and less effective exercises for your arms amongst others. You only need to do 2 exercises for both biceps and triceps. Sheesh!
     
  2. bach

    bach Well-Known Member

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    you don't make any sense.. at all
     
  3. Eason

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    u mad, beasty? I just told him at this point it isn't required for him to do isolation exercises on his arms. calm down buddy
     
  4. Eason

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    Wait, Beasty thinks this is bad? *confused* Sounds similar to the workout my physio asked me to do.



    I gotta disagree with you here. Triceps are not that small. They also really widen your arm up and make them look more balanced, not to mention increase your arm extension power. If you're training for something like martial arts, your triceps are extremely important. Heaps of bodybuilders advise beginners to work their triceps to make their arms look bigger.


    IMO the close grip barbell bench is almost a tricep isolation exercise. Even a regular bench press uses lots of triceps. Depending on how narrow his grip is, he could be doing mostly triceps.
     
  5. bach

    bach Well-Known Member

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    beasty is such an idiotic sounding username... it fits him perfectly [​IMG]
     
  6. Eason

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    bach I noticed you're doing bicep curls anyway at the end of your B workout, you might well superset for triceps, keep a 1:1 ratio for opposing muscle groups.
     
  7. bach

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    bach I noticed you're doing bicep curls anyway at the end of your B workout, you might well superset for triceps, keep a 1:1 ratio for opposing muscle groups.

    yeah, i suggested that on the last page. except i said a paired exercise.. i think they're pretty similar.

    what do you mean by a 1:1 ratio? weight? sets? reps?
     
  8. beasty

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    you don't make any sense.. at all

    If you can't even comprehend the simple explanation I have given and the "˜dumbing' down of bodybuilding concepts for you, I think you are spending way too much time in the gym. You should scale down on that.
     
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    IMO the close grip barbell bench is almost a tricep isolation exercise. Even a regular bench press uses lots of triceps. Depending on how narrow his grip is, he could be doing mostly triceps.

    Didnt I already promote the close grip bench as a good tri exercise? Sheesh!
     
  10. beasty

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    beasty is such an idiotic sounding username... it fits him perfectly [​IMG]

    Here is the sound of me not caring.
     
  11. bach

    bach Well-Known Member

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    Here is the sound of me not caring.

    i know that deep inside, you are softly weeping.
     
  12. beasty

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    i know that deep inside, you are softly weeping.

    WOW! The self importance of some people here!

    Yes! I care intimately when a moron decides to microwave his can of motor oil with pop corn so it will be magically increased in quantity just like I care intimately what will happen to you when you engage in your fantastically well thought out gym routine.

    I am crying a river here!!!!
     
  13. bach

    bach Well-Known Member

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    WOW! The self importance of some people here!

    Yes! I care intimately when a moron decides to microwave his can of motor oil with pop corn so it will be magically increased in quantity just like I care intimately what will happen to you when you engage in your fantastically well thought out gym routine.

    I am crying a river here!!!!


    woah, u seem really worked up
     
  14. Eason

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    beasty's definately upset over the internet :F
     
  15. beasty

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    woah, u seem really worked up

    Oh yes! I am super stoked and worked up by the fact that you, the second coming of Arnold-Sergio-Lee-Dorian-Ronnie-Jay all rolled into one with unparalleled genetic potential have decided not to heed my advice.

    I am sooo worked up! I need to pop some sedatives cos my blood pressure is shooting through the stratosphere!
     
  16. Eason

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    u hyperventilating? don't worry, deep breaths.
     
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    Wait, Beasty thinks this is bad? *confused* Sounds similar to the workout my physio asked me to do..

    Training one leg at a time is an advanced exercise. This can be very good if you want to do negative reps. However for Bach's level, this is way too advance especially since he is still doing his workout and legs in a half baked manner. He should master his basic workout first.

    This is like learning to drive a Porsche when he cant even crawl properly and his crawling will on a worse case scenario, even injure himself!

    Let me also offer my heartiest apologies if my post has alarmed you (which it shouldn't if you read my post in context). Nevertheless I can share your anxiety which is not unlike putting your life savings into a certain unit trust only to have Warren Buffet to say you are wrong!
     
  18. lefty

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    Training one leg at a time is an advanced exercise. This can be very good if you want to do negative reps. However for Bach's level, this is way too advance especially since he is still doing his workout and legs in a half baked manner. He should master his basic workout first.


    There's no such thing as an advanced exercise. If anything, beginners need to do more single leg work not less.

    lefty
     
  19. bach

    bach Well-Known Member

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    beasty isn't thinking clearly in his flustered state.
     
  20. lefty

    lefty Well-Known Member

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    beasty isn't thinking clearly in his flustered state.

    My guess is that his merkin is twisted, thus making him a little testy.

    lefty
     

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