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#38425 - baglesbites
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(10/28/2015) [-]
So my close grip bench is now as strong as my normal grip bench. Maybe stronger. HOW?
#38429 to #38425 - thewigga
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(10/28/2015) [-]
It could be possible you train it more often or prioritize it over flat bench. Doesn't really matter tho as long as you're making gains and using decent form
#38431 to #38429 - baglesbites
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(10/28/2015) [-]
I have been close grip benching more, but not enough to drop about 30 pounds from my regular bench. My grip difference is only about 2 inches or so
#38433 to #38431 - thewigga
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(10/28/2015) [-]
Then like marinepenguin said it must just be a better position for your body structure that makes pushing the weight easier for you
#38427 to #38425 - marinepenguin
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(10/28/2015) [-]
You have strong triceps and an underdeveloped chest. Also closer grip bench may just be a more favorable position for you.
#38428 to #38427 - baglesbites
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(10/28/2015) [-]
That's possible, my chest has always lagged behind my triceps. It may be a bodyweight thing, I'll just have to wait a few months as I put on weight to see if that helps.
#38397 - sonicsyndicate
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(10/27/2015) [-]
started working out in april and i can feel the difference but its not really showing well


<=before
#38402 to #38397 - baglesbites
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(10/27/2015) [-]
If your goals are strength related, what did your lifts start at and where are they now? Also, your pecs look well developed even though they're not Arnold balloon massive.
#38404 to #38402 - sonicsyndicate
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(10/27/2015) [-]
also i can do 400 on my legs dont miss leg day
#38403 to #38402 - sonicsyndicate
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(10/27/2015) [-]
i started at 120 now im at 210 and im nearly at the line where i needed to be i can lift my body weight easy but i have trouble with my stamina so ive been running a lot lately
#38405 to #38403 - baglesbites
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(10/27/2015) [-]
How did you put on 90 pounds in 7 months and not end up looking like a blob? You made Mark Rippetoe proud.
#38406 to #38405 - sonicsyndicate
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(10/27/2015) [-]
haha i meant i can lift that now i was weak af before i spent all my time on fj
#38407 to #38406 - baglesbites
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(10/27/2015) [-]
That... Makes a lot more sense. Regardless, a 210 bench in less than a year of lifting is pretty strong. And do you mean 400 is your squat or a leg press?
#38408 to #38407 - sonicsyndicate
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(10/27/2015) [-]
leg press no way i could do 400 on a squat i would die
#38416 to #38408 - Draigor
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(10/28/2015) [-]
If your goal is strength, ditch the leg press dude. Squats are king
#38417 to #38416 - sonicsyndicate
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(10/28/2015) [-]
i do need more core as a matter of fact ill have to try it and not throw out my back
#38418 to #38417 - Draigor
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(10/28/2015) [-]
Start with an empty bar to make sure your form is in point. You should get on a beginner strength program
#38419 to #38418 - sonicsyndicate
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(10/28/2015) [-]
i dont know the form but i can try its just back straight and lift evenly right?
#38420 to #38419 - Draigor
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(10/28/2015) [-]
There's much much more too it than that.
How to Low Bar Squat With Mark Rippetoe | The Art of Manliness
Here's a video on how to squat. Look up Starting Strength (starting strength.com ), its a super popular strength program that is aimed at beginners. It simple and brutally effective.
Happy gain making my friend

#38421 to #38420 - sonicsyndicate
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(10/28/2015) [-]
thanks bro
#38422 to #38421 - Draigor
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(10/28/2015) [-]
you're welcome!
#38398 to #38397 - sonicsyndicate
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(10/27/2015) [-]
after 7 months
(i eat whatever whenever im mainly going for strength but looks help)
#38400 to #38398 - sonicsyndicate
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(10/27/2015) [-]
i guess it helps to have the same side view
#38412 to #38400 - Nahyon
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(10/28/2015) [-]
the haircut is nice
#38413 to #38412 - sonicsyndicate
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(10/28/2015) [-]
good thing the rest is shit haha but thanks
#38395 - maddboiy
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Anyone got any good fitness related motivational wallpapers?
#38472 to #38395 - itszyzzbrah
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(10/29/2015) [-]
Me brah
#38396 to #38395 - anon
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(10/27/2015) [-]
#38386 - thesunpraiser
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(10/27/2015) [-]
I need halp and advice.
#38387 to #38386 - marinepenguin
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(10/27/2015) [-]
I can provide one if not both of those things
#38388 to #38387 - thesunpraiser
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Alright, I'm going to start working out again today, and I need some tips. I'm working out at home with a machine for bench-press and everything else is free-weights. I want mostly to get rid of my man-boobs, so bench is going to be important. For higher muscle-definition (i.e shredded instead of big) I need to do low weights, high reps, right? Also, pros and cons of free-weight vs. machine?
#38389 to #38388 - marinepenguin
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(10/27/2015) [-]
First off, doing more chest work won't get rid of your manboobs, spot reduction isn't something that works. You'll have to lose fat overall for you to do that.

Second, if your goal is to lose fat while gaining muscle, you'll need to do a couple things:

-Clean up your diet of shit whenever you can. No candy and soda is a great start, if that's not an issue already, cut out processed stuff like poptarts, pizza rolls, and stuff that you buy in packages.

-Lift 3-4 times a week, starting with a different compound movement bench, squat, deadlift, rows are all good examples each day doing 3-4 sets of 5-8 reps followed by 3 or 4 different supporting movements. So bicep curls on your row day, incline bench on your bench day, good mornings on deadlift day, etc. Do these for 3-5 sets of 8-12.

-on days you aren't lifting, do other forms of activity like HIIT, short but intense bouts of cardio, conditioning like tire flips or sled pulls, tabata workouts, etc. Stuff to keep you busy and burn extra calories while putting you in better shape

Third, you should begin with free weights as much as possible for now. They build an excellent base of strength and will pack on muscle while also burning those most calories. Machines are great too, but they're better for isolation movements and high volume sets to hypertrophy a muscle, but they don't stress the supporting tissues and stabilizers like big free weight compound movements do.
#38390 to #38389 - thesunpraiser
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Fucking dope, thanks.
#38391 to #38390 - marinepenguin
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(10/27/2015) [-]
No problem man,always here if you have specific questions.
#38392 to #38391 - thesunpraiser
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Thanks again man, big help.
#38385 - marinepenguin
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Who do you think said this?

"In my opinion, natural lifters should use higher volume than lifters on gear"

A. Rich Piana
B. George Leeman
C. Arnold
D. Mark Rippetoe

Correct answer was George Leeman
#38399 to #38385 - baglesbites
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Sounds good to me. Should I do German volume training (10 sets of 10) or just lift heavy singles every day like the Bulgarians? I don't think my ligaments and tendons will suffer any negative effects at all.
#38409 to #38399 - marinepenguin
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(10/28/2015) [-]
Funny thing is he said that strictly because we have healthier joints and tendons
#38410 to #38409 - baglesbites
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(10/28/2015) [-]
The thing is, most lifters who choose to stay natural probably don't want to sacrifice health for their gains. I want to get strong but I also want to still be able to walk on my own at age 80.
#38411 to #38410 - marinepenguin
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(10/28/2015) [-]
Training Volume: Natural vs Unnatural

This is the video I was referencing. And I'm not making fun of Leeman either, I'm just surprised he took this position. My earlier thoughts on him were that he believed the opposite.
#38414 to #38411 - baglesbites
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(10/28/2015) [-]
He's an all or nothing type of guy. He is incredibly hard working and one of the most focused lifters I know of . His mentality is great for someone who is willing to sacrifice everything to be the best but is not healthy. I like him but tend not to really take his advice over other high level lifters.
#38415 to #38414 - marinepenguin
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(10/28/2015) [-]
I can agree with that statement. Although he's the one who introduced me to 20 rep squats and that's been an amazing program for me.
#38383 - arearea
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(10/27/2015) [-]
I did like 6 push-ups yesterday and now i hurt all over
#38434 to #38383 - loomiss
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(10/28/2015) [-]
Do 32 on november 21st
#38401 to #38383 - sonicsyndicate
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(10/27/2015) [-]
now do 8 tomorrow
#38394 to #38383 - Draigor
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Do 7 today
#38372 - Elk
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(10/27/2015) [-]
My q t thighs and butt hurt.
#38356 - the one and only
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(10/27/2015) [-]
So callum von mogor was at my gyn last saturday, i didnt recognize him, all i noticed was how the people he was with were benching 180 kgs as if with ease.

Anyway ive gone back to strenght training after watching frank yang videos.

You guys keep track of fitness people on youtube?
#38371 to #38356 - marinepenguin
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Rich Piana
#38377 to #38376 - marinepenguin
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(10/27/2015) [-]
That's hilarious.
#38375 to #38371 - studbeefpile
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(10/27/2015) [-]
LOL
#38378 to #38375 - marinepenguin
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(10/27/2015) [-]
I don't actually watch any YouTubers or follow anyways, I do watch a lot of his videos though, mainly cuz I think he's pretty entertaining. And he is open and honest about his steroid use.
#38380 to #38378 - studbeefpile
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(10/27/2015) [-]
DO YOU HAVE 5% OF WHATEVER IT TAKES TO LEAVE HUMANITY BEHIND?!?!??!?
#38381 to #38380 - marinepenguin
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(10/27/2015) [-]
>not doing 8 hour arm workouts
>claiming you lift
#38379 to #38378 - marinepenguin
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Follow anyone*
#38370 to #38356 - studbeefpile
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Supertraining06 has fantastic information. The Supertraining crew themselves are super smart, but they're always having very prestigious guests on as well. Highly recommend that channel.

Other than that, Candito, OmerSurfclam, Rubish, Layne Norton, Chris Duffin. Those guys are all really good.
#38365 to #38356 - loomiss
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(10/27/2015) [-]
omarisuf
broscience
studbeefpile (;
candito sometimes
#38369 to #38365 - studbeefpile
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Shit I really need to get back to making videos.
#38364 to #38356 - Draigor
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Pete Rubish, Massthetics, Candito, and Littlebeastmtraining are probably my most watched as of late.
#38373 to #38364 - anon
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(10/27/2015) [-]
shit I forgot supertraining06
#38359 to #38356 - baglesbites
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(10/27/2015) [-]
I like to follow guys like Eric lilliebridge and Pepe rubish because they're near the top of their respective weight classes. There's also the informative channels like Candito. Last but not least, everyone loves some broscience.
#38352 - acroneos
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Almost ashamed to show my face around here because I took a break from the gym for a couple months due to a busy schedule and stressful work conditions w-will you ever forgive me, gods of gains?
I've been back on the horse for about a month now though and I'm making progress
I do have one question though
While extreme arching of the lower back is bad in overhead presses, is it okay form to have arching at all? Because I've found that trying to do an OHP with even minimal weight is very difficult when keeping my back straight
#38360 to #38352 - baglesbites
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Don't worry, my gains have been painfully slow for the past several months because of an injury and putting a lot of energy into work.
#38354 to #38352 - marinepenguin
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(10/27/2015) [-]
You should have a slight natural arch in your back, it doesn't need to be ruler-straight.
#38344 - studbeefpile
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Peaked up my last training cycle and hit a new 1RM of 280lbs on bench. Now I'm going back down and putting my main focus back on high reps.

Hit 185 for 13,13,12 tonight. The speed looked good, but I definitely need to get used to high reps again, this shit was difficult.
#38346 to #38344 - anon
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Congrats on the new 1rm.
I recently added another upper body volume day into my routine to help with my bench gains....hopefully I hit 275-280 by Christmas.
#38347 to #38346 - Draigor
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(10/27/2015) [-]
that was me
#38351 to #38347 - studbeefpile
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(10/27/2015) [-]
You can do eet. My bench has definitely responded best to high volume. Sets of 8+ twice a week. I typically do 3 working sets of flat bench, then I'll do accessories typically in the 15-20 range. Close Grip Incline and Close Grip Spoto presses are some of my favorites.

Oh, and of course getting fat will help too.
#38345 to #38344 - studbeefpile
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Also, I like to use an 'over-warm' at the beginning on my bench workouts, so I hit 270 for an easy single before doing my main work sets.
#38339 - baglesbites
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Interesting lower body workout today. My hips felt absolutely terrible so I had to do an extra couple of warm up sets and swapped out my sumo deads for a Romanian dl. My hips were also so tight after squatting that I couldn't split squat without having one side overcompensate way more than is safe. Looks like I'll be doing a lot of mobility work for a while.

Also tried hamstring curls before squats after reading the article marinepenguin posted, it definitely worked because other than the hip issue, squats felt fantastic.
#38340 to #38339 - marinepenguin
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Good to hear things went well overall.
#38319 - donnybergerstory
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(10/26/2015) [-]
simply put will creatine mono hydrate hinder fat loss?

I am losing strength during this cut and really want to start taking creating to atleast build size/strength. Can someone explain the science of creatine and fat loss to me in a super dumbed down way
#38343 to #38319 - dudewtflolpoo
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(10/27/2015) [-]
creatine is a steroid!!11! Piano man Richilini Pirahna is a vegan bodypowerbuilderlifter and all he does is eat clen and tren hard so if u do like 10 (8) hour arm workouts ull prob put on like 15lbs of pure str (similar to a str ammy (t)) and get 18 1/2 abs
#38341 to #38319 - studbeefpile
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(10/27/2015) [-]
If you're losing drastic amounts of strength, you're probably cutting incorrectly.

If just your bench is going down, that's just kinda how it is (as long as it isn't dropping like 20lbs or something ridiculous). Of course as everyone knows, being fat = strong bench.
#38327 to #38319 - slothboner
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(10/26/2015) [-]
Does anyone know if creatine increases hair loss? i'm in my early 20's and already have a bad receding hairline, feels like shit bros. I would like to hold on to the little hair I have left for a few years but idk if creatine will speed this up, i've heard it does.
#38328 to #38327 - marinepenguin
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(10/27/2015) [-]
No. Creatine literally only increases the amount of water held within your muscles. It's one of the safest and most thoroughly studied and documented supplements ever, it's more likely that you are just genetically designed to lose hair at an earlier age. My father was bald by 27. Usually baldness skips a generation so if either of your grandfathers are bald that's far more likely then just taking creatine.
#38335 to #38328 - slothboner
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(10/27/2015) [-]
My dad and my grandpa are bald.

Last time I took creatine I noticed a lot of hair coming out in the shower....?
#38336 to #38335 - marinepenguin
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Yeah I'm 90% sure that it's just a genetic thing.

I mean, stop taking creatine if you are that worried about it. But no guarantees that your hair will stop falling out.

If anything just be that jacked bald guy in his mid 30s.
#38337 to #38336 - slothboner
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Going bald blows man. fuck.
#38338 to #38337 - marinepenguin
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Get used to hats
#38326 to #38319 - baglesbites
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(10/26/2015) [-]
If you take creatine, remember you WILL hold water weight and look less lean. You'll also gain 5 or 10 pounds back within a few days once your body is loaded up. Other than those temporary effects, it will probably help you out.
#38320 to #38319 - marinepenguin
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(10/26/2015) [-]
Creatine shouldn't hinder fat loss, as all it does is allow more water to accumulate within your muscle cells.

If anything it should help with your fat loss, since creatine allows you to lift heavier, and lift longer, which would burn more calories when compared to you working without it.
#38321 to #38320 - donnybergerstory
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(10/26/2015) [-]
thats exactly what i was thinking. problem i heard was it makes u feel bloated. which is my only worry...
#38322 to #38321 - marinepenguin
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(10/26/2015) [-]
Personally I've never gotten any effect from creatine, which is common if you get enough naturally through meats, so I've never experienced the bloating, but it's all water weight and would go away after a week or two of getting off it.
#38316 - donnybergerstory
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(10/26/2015) [-]
so for school we have to write about our biggest accomplishment. I wrote this. Not to be a pussy or anything but srs, you guys were there for me when I plateaued and what u said helped. so I thought i'd share this.
#38309 - toasterstrudle
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(10/26/2015) [-]
Hey can some one help me explain to my friend why full body is better than bro splits? My friend keeps saying its the same since you do 3 exercises (per muscle) for one day on a bro split, and you do 1 exercise(per muscle) for 3 days on full body.
#38324 to #38309 - marinepenguin
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(10/26/2015) [-]
Honestly the best routine is one that you stick with and make constant gains on. As you become a more advanced lifter push, pull, legs is usually considered a more reliable split though, as you can hit each body part with more volume than compared to a full body split.
#38313 to #38309 - thewigga
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(10/26/2015) [-]
Honestly it really doesn't matter as long as he is making good constant gains. IMO a push pul legs routine is best for beginners but any routine is good as long as he's making progress and going back in the gym. Too many people put an emphasis on studies and what the "best" way to make gains is when they like shit even tho they praise what they are doing is right. If people saw my routine I would be laughed at because it's "shitty" compared to what is supposed to be optimal but I've been making amazing gains on it and am willing to bet I look better than 99% of the people on this board. In the end just stick to something and you'll make gains off it, there's way to much over complication
#38424 to #38313 - Draigor
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(10/28/2015) [-]
Over complication, you mean effective and proven methods?
#38426 to #38424 - thewigga
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(10/28/2015) [-]
Whatever you want to call it man but when people worry about getting the best optimized program and less on how hard they actually train that usually tends to shitty training in the gym. And you can present all of your scientifically backed information on training on what is proven to be "effective" but in reality it all depends on the person's body and how they respond to training. If anybody saw what my program is I would be laughed at by 90% of the online lifting community but guess what? It works for me.

I know you're also gonna say something along the lines of "if he's a beginner then his time is best suited by doing a full body workout yada yada yada" and while that's possibly right that it is the best if he doesn't like it then what's the point of doing it. Too many people focus on optimization instead of what they actually enjoy doing and what they can push themselves to try hardest in.
#38430 to #38426 - Draigor
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(10/28/2015) [-]
But why assume people will focus more on programming than the actual work involved?
I find if people actually care about programming, they will work harder because they have put the time and research into structuring a program that fits best for them. Someone who just does what ever they want can still give 100% in the gym, but will waste tons of time making mistakes. You've made awesome gains, but imagine what you can achieve if you took the time to read up on training principles and proper programming.
#38432 to #38430 - thewigga
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(10/28/2015) [-]
I understand what you're saying but I think I wasn't too clear on what I intended to say. I didn't mean to say go to the gym do whatever you want and try your ass off if thats how you interpreted what I said. Obviously you need some type of structure in your routine, especially as a beginner, that focuses on progressive overload and adding more reps or weight than the previous session. But what I meant about too much focusing on the routine is that I've seen a lot of people want to know what the best thing for them to do is so they argue about Push/Pull vs Full Body or Bro Split vs Upper/Lower you get the gist. When in reality if they pick whichever they like and stick with it they will be much better and happier in the long run because they enjoy what they are doing.
#38435 to #38432 - Draigor
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(10/28/2015) [-]
Ok, I still don't agree, but you are true in when you say consistency is key. Following a structured routine will yield very noticeable results after something like, for example, 5+ years , regardless if it is considered "good" or "bad"
#38323 to #38313 - marinepenguin
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(10/26/2015) [-]
>I look better then 99% of the people on this board

You wish nigga

Otherwise good advise.
#38329 to #38323 - thewigga
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(10/27/2015) [-]
If not the top 1% I'm at least in the top 5%
#38342 to #38329 - dudewtflolpoo
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Sawp guys can I play

>Inb4 were ur arms at brah dyel
#38367 to #38342 - marinepenguin
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(10/27/2015) [-]
I forgot about you, make that like 5 guys who got me beat.
#38330 to #38329 - marinepenguin
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Well you sure know how to make a guy eat his words.

You got me beat, there's only maybe two users who would beat/rival you that I've seen on this board. height/weight?

I'll post my photo after my workout.
#38331 to #38330 - thewigga
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Thanks for the positive support man. And I'm ~175 lbs at 5'10
#38332 to #38331 - marinepenguin
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(10/27/2015) [-]
That's an impressive weight. I'm gaining back after losing ~25 pounds at basic training. I was weighing 200-205 before I left at 6'3. I'm about 190-195 now so I'm bouncing back quick.

This was me maybe around May or June.
#38358 to #38332 - packalpha
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Dude, you look way hotter now. Do you really wanna increase weight?
#38361 to #38358 - marinepenguin
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(10/27/2015) [-]
I'm about 205 in that picture, so I'd be around that size, if not a little leaner.
#38362 to #38361 - packalpha
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(10/27/2015) [-]
No, I meant in your current pics. Not this one. You look much better now.
#38366 to #38362 - marinepenguin
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Well I appreciate that, but I'm still aiming to get bigger. I'd like to not be quite as blocky in that photo though, leaner midsection, wider upper body.
#38333 to #38332 - thewigga
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Damn bro looking big.

But in my experience it's pretty easy to gain back muscle that you've previously had because there've been numerous times where I've lost 10 lbs in a week due to not eating and I would usually be right back where I started in a month. It sucks though seeing the weight get lower and to visibly look smaller but knowing that you're gonna be back where you were it doesn't hurt too bad haha
#38334 to #38333 - marinepenguin
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(10/27/2015) [-]
Appreciate it man.

Yeah I know it's easier to build back lost muscle, but I'm trying to bulk up to 210-215 before February since that's when I go back to training and will inevitably lose some more mass. But I'll have more control over what/how much I eat and I'll be able to lift so it shouldn't be nearly as extreme.
#38312 to #38309 - anon
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(10/26/2015) [-]
Full body should be compound movements, which reign supreme for naturals. Progress is much easier to track with heavy compounds. Programming is much easier to manage with full body. You're able to expend more energy and disrupt homeostasis to a greater degree than doing bro splits. You will have higher frequency of hitting muscle groups ie squatting 3 times a week instead of 1 day of legs.
Every reputable beginner program will have full body.

If your friend doesn't listen, do it yourself and watch yourself grow as he makes shit gains
#38307 - thattessachick
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(10/26/2015) [-]
Hey guys. I'm extremely overweight. Starting November I want to start exercising like mad in a bid to lose as much weight as possible before February. I've got an exercise bike, but I'm terrified of going outside because of mental issues. Any tips?
#38314 to #38307 - dreygur
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(10/26/2015) [-]
Focus most on diet, it's the defining factor of losing weight. Eat less processed foods and no pasta, white bread or white rice. Stay away from white sugar if possible.
#38310 to #38307 - fuzzybutt
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(10/26/2015) [-]
You could feasibly use the exercise bike and lose plenty of weight. However, depending on what those mental issues are you could kill 2 birds with 1 stone and work on both.

I was at my most overweight 3 years ago, as I'd been housebound for almost 5 years with mental issues. Hadn't even left my front door in that time. But I used my physical state (among other things) as motivation to start trying.

I used a bike at first, since I could get home a lot faster if need be, and it's less conspicuous than running. Gradually I was able to go far enough that I could start planning routes for running and cycling, even if they were just around the block. It helped with my mental problems a lot to exercise, especially in conjunction with facing my fears of leaving the house
#38280 - johnpheipher
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(10/26/2015) [-]
For those into calisthenics: togetstronger.com/best-calisthenics-workout/

Good stuff. He does the muscle up and other complicated exercises like they're nothing at all.
#38281 to #38280 - johnpheipher
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(10/26/2015) [-]
Is there anyone else here who has troubles with muscle ups even though he's not weak? For some reason I just can't do a muscle up, even though I'm good at pull ups.
#38311 to #38281 - fuzzybutt
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(10/26/2015) [-]
The transition is the hardest part, since it usually requires a fairly explosive pullup to generate the momentum needed to be able to switch from the pulling up motion to the pushing down motion.

Practicing dips on a bar in front of you helps, since it's a little different from doing them on parallel bars. Practice going as low as possible with your dips, and as high as possible with the pullup, so that you will be comfortable going to those extremes if need be.

Also, when you DO manage to get to the top of a muscle up, make sure to not go back down too quickly. You may be tempted to just drop to preserve energy for another rep, but it's just a quick route to dislocation.

Plus, the ease of them also depends on bodyweight obviously.
#38279 - gamingben
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(10/26/2015) [-]
So far my diet has been whatever i can eat and im at 225 pounds. my goal is to lose 30 pounds. i need a diet and a work out routine. I have a small gym in the apt complex that i have access to 24/7. budget is small, 5-20$ Gym has elliptical, treadmill, a 3 in one machine, idfk the name of it, 2 of the parts are for shoulders and the last is for leglifts and a bike-like machine. I have weights of my own, a bar, 2 dumbbell bars, and a bench that i can lay down in. I have all the time in the world and motivation. I just have no idea what im doing.
#38278 - anon
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(10/26/2015) [-]
Day one of PT I was extremely sore to the point where I tensed up my whole body and was walking like a penguin. Now after PTs I'm still getting a bit sore, but it's really minimal even on the days where I'm pushing myself as much as I did on the first day. If I'm not getting sore or DOMS does that mean the work out wasn't intense enough or is my body just getting used to it? Is not getting extreme soreness after a work out a good thing? I'm just so used to feeling extremely sore that I'm not sure if it's normal to not be sore.
#38276 - studbeefpile
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(10/26/2015) [-]
You can always stand to have a stronger back.
#38295 to #38276 - marinepenguin
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(10/26/2015) [-]
You can always stand to have a stronger everything.
#38297 to #38295 - studbeefpile
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(10/26/2015) [-]
Well, yeah. But having a stronger bicep isn't going to really do anything for me - whereas a stronger back will assist my bench, my squat, my deadlift, and even my posture.
#38300 to #38297 - marinepenguin
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(10/26/2015) [-]
Yes. It'll also help you detect me being a smartass.
#38283 to #38276 - baglesbites
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(10/26/2015) [-]
But what if my seated row is stronger than when I'm standing?
#38291 to #38283 - studbeefpile
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(10/26/2015) [-]
Then you have a weak "core".
#38325 to #38291 - baglesbites
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(10/26/2015) [-]
That was supposed to be a joke about standing. I love barbell rows to death. There's nothing like the feeling of having iron dangling from your body in a compromising posistion held in place by some meat hooks.
#38271 - Elk
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(10/26/2015) [-]
**Elk used "*Roll picture*"**
**Elk rolled image** Do any of you guys do HIIT?
#38357 to #38271 - packalpha
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(10/27/2015) [-]
7 minute workout plan. I do that twice when I am away on audit and don't have access to the gym.
#38273 to #38271 - marinepenguin
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(10/26/2015) [-]
On occasion.
#38274 to #38273 - Elk
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(10/26/2015) [-]
How do those go for you?
#38275 to #38274 - marinepenguin
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(10/26/2015) [-]
I enjoy it. It's a challenge that's different from lifting weights, but its more intense then your average cardio.