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this. 5s are better for long term progress which also translates into size eventually, especially when combined with higher rep assistance work. you simply won't make the same kind of consistent, long term progress with 3x8 on the main compound exercises. you can certainly try it for yourself, though.
I have pretty weak wrists or rather inflexible wrists from severely fracturing them after a car crash.
I'm fine with Squats,Bench,Deads and OHP.. It's just Powercleans..
Am I simply doing them wrong if it's hurting my wrists? If not what are some other exercises to do instead of said cleans.
Squat 3x5 + 3x10 @ 60-70 1RM
OHP 3x5 + 3x10 @ 60-70 1RM
Bench Press 4x8 @ 60-70% 1RM
BB Curl 4x8
Pendlay Row 4x8 @ 60-70 1RM
DB Row 4x8
Bench Press 3x5 + 3x10 @ 60-70 1RM
Front Squat 4x8 @ 60-70% 1RM
OHP 4x8 @ 60-70% 1RM
Pendlay Row 3x5 + 3x10 @ 60-70 1RM
Lat Pulldown 4x8
BB Curl 4x8
Size is a focus but I think I can gain some strength with this routine as well.
Follow up question:
Do you do warmup sets at lower weights such as 1 pl8 bench then do 185 and go straight into your actual sets at 2pl8 or do you just go straight into the 3x5?
Is doing a higher weight after your 3x5 for 2-3 reps worth it?
Building a cycle, kickstarting the cycle with remnants of a few bottles of gear I have lying around. Does this make sense?
wk 1-12 sust 250
wk 1-2 winni 50mg
wk 1-2 var 40mg
wk 1-8 tbol 60mg
wk 12-13 nolva 40mg
wk13-15 nolva 20mg
does this look alright?
whatever it takes to get your approximate cals bro, if you're exceeding optimal protein synthesis it's just going to burn it as energy like anything else. excess just means fuel.
Going to start lifting to build muscle for endurance training (planning enlisting after highschool)
Going to go to the local Golds Gym, for obvious reasons, but here's my question. For an extra $20 a month, I can get a weekly session with a PT to monitor goals and adjust routine e or something. I pretty much know what im going to do (Stronglifts 5x5 6 months with cardio base, transfer to endurance bodyweight, running/rucking/marching with focused excercises after)
Being (fairly) confident in my timeline and goals, would it be a waste of money?
Why is it when you get shredded your arms look bigger even though they may be the same size or smaller from when you started your cut? Is it proportion or some optical illusion type thing?
Does this mean I have a really small amount of muscle mass on my body?
Just finished a long cut, what should I do for this bulk? My lifts are pretty poor.
5/3/1, ss or should I do 2-3 splits? Any recommendations/advice would be appreciated.
I really want to do this greyskull variant but I want to replace benching with clean and press. I really don't give a fuck about benching and how big my chest is (It had grown pretty well) and want to do lean and press to help my boxing explosiveness.
>Is this a good idea or not?
finally got out of autism mode when talking to women, but my face always turns red when ever I talk to a hot chick, not even nervous but it always does it no matter what, what can I do to fix Santa Clause Syndrom?
Will working out while only having rice and pasta to eat with no protein make me lose muscle mass? It won't even be enough to make 1500 calories. The exercise will be a typical boxing regimen with running, punching and crunches.
>want to start lifting for realz
>impossible for me to deadlift or squat for various reasons, mainly due to financial and time constraints
what do i have left? how far will bodyweight get me? my goal is strength and power, not volume/aesthetics
If you're lifting progressively heavier and reaching a minimum threshold of volume, then you will build muscle size.
You can get hypertrophy from just doing heavy singles. It's just not very effective, because it's hard to accumulate a lot of volume that way, and volume is the main driver for hypertrophy.
Shit, didn't see this one, only the old one.
My biceps brachii tendon in my arm gives me trouble. I can't lift decent weights or do pull/chin ups without relying on a chair for support. Any suggestions? It's been bothering me for months and I've given it plenty of rest. :(
Tell me /fit/, is it like this at your gym?
Every time I get on a machine some person will get right next to me and just intermittently stare at me for however long I use it.
There are 8 machines of the same kind to the left and right of me that are free.
They always choose the one next to me, and stare.
Its fucking weird.
It occurs to me that we're starting to use these QTDDTOT threads to quarantine discussions of, you know, fitness. If each question in here got its own thread, then the feelthreads and heightthreads and dicksizethreads will be proportionately fewer. These:
all deserved their own thread.
it's possible that it's a tear. Also likely is tightness in the bicep and form but it's pretty hard to diagnose. I think you should see a physio
the whole 'red meat sitting in your colon' is unmitigated broscience of the highest order. Any kind of buildup that isn't evacuated would cause severe discomfort and possibly lead to IBS. Frankly, it's bullshit (huehue).
try the 500 deficit, add 200 cals every major stall.
e.g. -500, -300, -100, +100, etc. You should hopefully drop down to 15% or so before you need to move onto a small surplus
probably because you are a) looking for daily changes, which won't happen, and b) so weak and poorly proprioceptive that you can't even make your arms do enough work to begin with
as I thought
don't fret the armwork too much, you're too weak for it to make any visible difference. Start pushing around more weight through a novice program and add in two bicep assistance lifts per week rather than devote a shitload of time to it. You'll make better progress that way and actually have OK lifts
I saw a romaloes in some store in Brno some years back. But nothing right now. I think that the safest bet is to buy it from amazon, go to the manufacturers website and print out their "foot-ruler" and measure your feet. It should be allright I guess. Also Long live czechoslovakia, Zeman pls go.
Yep, here all crossfitters have them and they even bought two pairs so they could wear each shoe in different colour.
I've broken each of my arms approx. 2x each in different places. The worst was a break directly in the center of my upper left arm which has left me with what looks like a clump of bone where the break was when looked at under x-ray. Keep in mind all of these breaks and fractures were pre-puberty if that matters.
Will these hinder my gains?
well, it doesnt matter where I live, cause of good regulations regarding things like that. I guess you have to be more carefull in the US. look what's inside and compare it to WHO recommendations for example. also check every ingredient, if the company puts stuff in, that isn't scientifically proven, I wouldnt trust them
I know this is retarded, but after reading the sticky I'm still confused. When I go to the gym, would I just do all the sets and then leave? Like if it says 3x5 squats or something, I would do 3 sets of 5 squats and be done (in addition to everything else)?
In this picture, is Klokov putting the bar on his collarbone? Also, can someone help me figure out the 'clean position?'
How frequently do you do "cheat" meals or however you want to say it?
I'm currently eating two cans of Chef Boyardee Ravoli and it's a good snack to be honest.
I think as long as you aren't stuffing your face with fast food three times a day that you should be good.
I eat fairly healthy and follow a good diet along with
working out but I think it's kinda faggy how some
dudes will be like "ohhhh i cant eat that, sorry"
I don't know. Just sprint for like 4 minutes and you have both beat.
>last time I bench, I finally break 100
>try for 105 this time
>have to deload to 95
>can't even do a set of 5
What the hell happened? I've gained 10 lbs since I started training, so I'm eating more than enough, and I know my form is alright, so what explains this?
With what can I replace Glute-ham-raises? (my gym doesn't have a GHR machine)
I've been trying Romanian Dumbbell Deadlifts but effectively doing DL's 3 times a week is kinda dumb I think.
I feel like I can't have a tight body (lats, shoulders, etc) and have it on my collarbones. I press it from below my adam's apple and feel just fine about it, but prepare to be formfagged on here for it. Honestly though keep away from bent pressing, it's potentially harmful for your back and is not strictly OHP