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Random health and exercise thoughts

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.

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  1. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    weighted dips are probably my favorite upper body exercise.. the next day my tris, front delts, and chest are always very tender and sore.
     
  2. APK

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    I'm already anticipating it. Tomorrow will be a great day of recovery. My legs are tender today from an excellent session of squats last night with a wave-loading rep scheme. Progress has been very nice so far. I've got a ways to go, but I'm repping with two plates now. I think even in my previous tries at strength training years ago, I never really got past 185 or so.
     
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    if I could offer some advice, there's no real need for a wave-loading rep routine at your strength levels. you will probably make solid (and faster) strength gains off a simple 3-days a week routine.
     
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    Noted. I have one more week of this routine (NRoL Strength 1), anyway. Any suggested routine to try next?
     
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    Noted. I have one more week of this routine (NRoL Strength 1), anyway. Any suggested routine to try next?

    I'm a huge fan of IA's simple power based routine..

    Monday
    Squat or box squat 2-3 x 5
    Glute/Ham Raises or pullthroughs 3 x 10
    Bent Row or Chest Supported row 4 x 6
    Barbell or Dumbbell Curl 3 x 8
    Calf Raises 3 x 15

    Wednesday
    Bench Press or low board press 3 x 5, or 3 x 3
    Incline Dumbbell Bench Press 4 x 8
    Military or Dumbbell Shoulder Press 3 x 8
    Skull Crushers 3 x 10
    Ab work 3 x 10

    Friday
    Deadlift or rack deadlift 2-3 x 5
    Leg press 2 x 10
    Chin or lat pull-down 4 x 6
    Barbell or Dumbbell Curl 3 x 8
    Calf Raises 3 x 15

    Monday
    Incline bench press or Incline Dumbbell Press 3 x 5, or 3 x 3
    Dumbbell Bench Press 4 x 8
    Military or Dumbbell Shoulder Press 3 x 8
    Tricep pushdowns 3 x 10
    Ab work 3 x 10 Monday

    and every 4-8 weeks, take a solid week off or deload.
     
  6. virus646

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    Oh, I've been looking for something similar. Isn't squats once every two weeks kinda low? I've done a full body routine, 3x5 and now finishing from a couple of months of 5x5 so I'm kinda used to squatting every session.
     
  7. mrchariybrown

    mrchariybrown Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    more is not always more, especially when it building a solid routine.

    I found the volume and frequency of the squats fine with the deadlifts and leg press in that routine.
     
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    Seeing routines that focus heavily on calves make me glad I can get mine to grow just by looking at them.
     
  9. Tooch4321

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    Seeing routines that focus heavily on calves make me glad I can get mine to grow just by looking at them.

    WORD!
     
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    WORD!

    +1
     
  11. APK

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    I take my foam roller with me to the gym most of the time, since mine surprisingly doesn't have any. I usually leave it near my stuff, but yesterday, I didn't. When I came back from the weight room, two overweight dudes who I wouldn't want to shake hands with were using it. [​IMG]

    The one looked like a fat Edward G. Robinson.
     
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    Seeing routines that focus heavily on calves make me glad I can get mine to grow just by looking at them.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I don't know if the sudden drop in temps here is hitting me, or if its the empty stomach training of IF, but I'm really sore today. I've also been sleeping a lot better since I started IF. Lifts haven't suffered yet so I think it's prob just the weather.
     
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    Random thought: barBELL dumBELL and kettleBELL - why are they bells? they aren't bell shaped.
     
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    Random thought: barBELL dumBELL and kettleBELL - why are they bells? they aren't bell shaped.

    when I first read this, I thought "what the fuck kind of question is that?" then I realized, I had no idea and felt bad for thinking that.

    I did a search and this popped up: http://www.livestrong.com/article/19...l-vs-dumbbell/
     
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    How do you do this? Can you bend at the waist with straight legs and straight back and touch the floor?
    Yeah man, combination of flexible hammies and freakishly long arms. I can almost touch my knees when my arms are fully extended. I do unlock my knees near the bottom of the lift though, so I guess that makes it more of a glute exercise. +1 on IA's simple power-based routine. Every time I get routine OCD, I switch off of it and do something stupid and end up screwing up. If you stick to it and your diet is in check, you will become strong like bull!
     
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    What would you kop from this list? I have this paypal promotion, $10 off a $20 purchase from drugstore.com, and I would like to try supplementing protein:

    http://www.drugstore.com/search/sear...&Go.x=0&Go.y=0

    I don't know anything about protein. Anything good here?
     
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    +1 for ON. You cant go wrong with them.

    I also would suggest Dymatize Nutrition, really like their taste/ingrediant combination.
     

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