Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Eason, Dec 20, 2009.
So do I. Rounding your upper back is not a problem, rounding your lower back probably is.
Not unless I keep tight the whole time. It's when I loosen up, my back gives out - in which case, I just drop the bar.
Since letting my body do what it wants to, my mid back has become the thickest part of my back
I hate all that BMR crap.. it's good to get started. But once you are, toss it all out the window. You body's "BMR" (LOL) changes all the time and, frankly, those calculators put that number WAY too low for guys that lift intensely. And forget that calories burned session BS too.
Bottom line, eat a set number of calories with specified macros for a few weeks. See what happens and adjust. And so on.
Nothing impressive but see how my mid-back is the thickest part? (crappy picture I took about a minute ago)
Without going into a ton of detail, I want to put an emphasis on the "shit ton of food" part. I've lifted for years, but for various reasons, never went through an extended period of getting even a gram of protein per pound of BW. I've been consuming about 1.25g/per pound for several weeks and am amazed at the physical difference it's already made. I haven't been able to do deadlifts or squats for a while because of my (improving) lower back issue, but I'm still seeing very positive body comp changes just from doing what I can in the weight room and absolutely pounding the protein every day.
And it ain't just that people. Need them carbs and fats too. Moderate amount of fats. "Shit ton" of carbs.
Thanks to stuff like fish, fish oil, olive oil, eggs, etc., I've had no issue getting enough of the good fats. I still prefer to get my carbs most of the time from vegetables and some fruit, except after I lift. That's more of a personal preference, though, since I can only eat a bit of most starchy carbs before I get a real uncomfortable bloat. Still love sweet potatoes, though.
The BMR modifier isn't to adjust for calories burned during exercise, its to adjust for calories going into fixing your muscles after you stress them lifting.
Yeah, but even then, it's really inaccurate.
Let's assume -- hypothetically -- a girl asked for help in designing a lifting program (will not be eating for gains). What to recommend? Again, hypothetically...
Tonight the forum would appreciate this ab workout I witnessed today.
Aka - throw this ball down on my midsection ten times per set, bro!
Had a nice week full of record breaking. Squat, bench and dead lift, all is going up After being stuck for weeks, finally came to the realization that I progress quite faster on lower reps (1-3) than medium(5-8). I've been following a max effort method aka westside method for 7 weeks and still not close of hitting a wall. Feels good man.
Pics before I can design a hypothetical routine for ya...
Fuck this is cheap for a proper width belt, it looks like its multiply leather so its probably not that good quality, but thats still a pretty good deal.
Let's talk milk. How much do y'all drink? I love the stuff and usually guzzle a half gallon a day. skim or 1%. I think the GOMAD diet advocates whole milk but is there any benefit to that besides added fat for bulking? And it's more satiating I guess.
Lots of sugar in milk.
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