• Weightlifting/Bodybuilding Thread V.4 - I wanna look like that guy from Fight Club
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[QUOTE=Thaard;35782764]Squats mainly. I've been stuck for quite a while, even if I got a PR last week, I feel that I should at least do 80kgx5 easily, but it seems especially my left leg doesn't want to.[/QUOTE] What's your leg routine like? Where exactly in the lift are you having a hard time breaking through?
[QUOTE=Seith;35783062]What's your leg routine like? Where exactly in the lift are you having a hard time breaking through?[/QUOTE] It's going up. My left leg seems to just not want to give anymore, and I have to push more with my right leg, creating unevenness. My only leg exercises are DL and Squatz atm.
If it's a specific leg that's lacking, then obviously you need to step it up; lateral leg work. I need more information in order to really attack the problem at it's roots. Post a video and I might be able to help better.
I'll see if I can, but I don't know if you're allowed to film inside the gym.
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[QUOTE=Maucer;35782511]Aww shit. I got drunk yesterday (finnish holiday) and allowed myself to eat anything. I got drunk-munches and I think I went a little over the border. I bought 325 grams of salted peanuts, [B]two mayonnaise triangle breads, a whole opera pizza[/B], around 3l of beer and some dark rum + regular meals. Currently 6700 kcals and counting while I'm remembering new stuff that I ate. [/QUOTE] What is mayonnaise triangle bread and an [I]opera[/I] pizza?
Opera pizza is pizza with ham and tuna. Mayonnaise triangle bread is probably a sandwich with mayo and other stuff inside it that has been cut in half into a triangle shape.
Two quick questions to the SS PP routine... I think it sounds a little too short, is it possible i could do another routine while fitting that one in? Also, i think it was answered before, but then i ask again, do the routine work your core? Thanks in advance.
I believe that when properly done, you shouldn't need anything else except for SS PP. If SS PP is what I think it is (squats, DL etc.) then it works your core quite hard indeed.
[QUOTE=Major Helper;35796650]I believe that when properly done, you shouldn't need anything else except for SS PP. If SS PP is what I think it is (squats, DL etc.) then it works your core quite hard indeed.[/QUOTE] Thanks man, i just started in a gym and is going to be doing this routine.
[QUOTE=Carparzho;35796492]Two quick questions to the SS PP routine... I think it sounds a little too short, is it possible i could do another routine while fitting that one in? Also, i think it was answered before, but then i ask again, do the routine work your core? Thanks in advance.[/QUOTE] A trap many people fall into when starting to lift weights is the myth of quantity = quality. You don't need to do a million isolations and whatnot like bodybuilders do, at least not when starting out. If you do it right, you're going to be exhausted after doing those big compound lifts.
[QUOTE=Shovelpass;35797332]A trap many people fall into when starting to lift weights is the myth of quantity = quality. You don't need to do a million isolations and whatnot like bodybuilders do, at least not when starting out. If you do it right, you're going to be exhausted after doing those big compound lifts.[/QUOTE] Okay, thanks a lot. My only problem is with deadlift, but i will train my posture next time i go to the gym.
[QUOTE=Carparzho;35796492]Two quick questions to the SS PP routine... I think it sounds a little too short, is it possible i could do another routine while fitting that one in? Also, i think it was answered before, but then i ask again, do the routine work your core? Thanks in advance.[/QUOTE] Short? If you just started lifting weight, prepare to curse the guy who invented it. [editline]2nd May 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Carparzho;35797880]Okay, thanks a lot. My only problem is with deadlift, but i will train my posture next time i go to the gym.[/QUOTE] Unless you have flexibility issues or any injuries, it's not a problem but the solution.
[QUOTE=Carparzho;35797880]Okay, thanks a lot. My only problem is with deadlift, but i will train my posture next time i go to the gym.[/QUOTE] Same with me. I constantly have lower back Problems and Deadlifts really fuck me up. Im desperately looking for an alternative excercise which has similar effects to deadlifts but doesn't put so much stress on the lower back.
Like I said, I have a pretty bad back, and for a long time there I didn't really do any exercises that touched my back because it would cause it to hurt for days after. But I decided to ignore the pain and see where it got me one day. Turns out, after I actually built some muscle on my back, a surprisingly large amount of the pain is gone now. Probably because I now have the muscle needed to have proper posture, which relieves stress on my vertebra. Moral of the story is: Do exercises for your back, even if it hurts a bit at first, it might just turn out to help in the end.* (*This advice should be taken lightly, I am not a doctor and am only speaking from experience)
I haven't done deadlifts in a while because they aggravate an old back injury. I can do rack pulls just fine though, which really slam the lats and traps.
[QUOTE=bilo;35799704]Same with me. I constantly have lower back Problems and Deadlifts really fuck me up. Im desperately looking for an alternative excercise which has similar effects to deadlifts but doesn't put so much stress on the lower back.[/QUOTE] Looking for an alternative? There is no alternative when it comes to Deadlifts; they activate almost every single motor unit in the body. To say you are looking for an alternative, is to say you are looking for an alternative to working out! I hear this nuisance each and every time - I've got back problem. The fuck is back problems? is it professionally diagnosed, or does your lower back just hurt? If it's wasn't, ever, professionally diagnosed here is why you should do them: 1. Weak posterior chain is related very much to back pain; Most people suffer from a weak posterior chain and by not doing Deadlifts you actually aggravate the issue even more, as you choose to neglect it. 2. It can fix your posture; Again, Deadlifts strengthen almost your entire back area, creating a stronger back that could improve your bad posture and by thus improving your low back problems. (back pain is posture related) Find a better coach, because it shouldn't be causing back pain if you start low and with the right form. Unless you have flexibility issues or any injuries professionally diagnosed, the Deadlift is a staple in your training and life.
Been doing SL 5x5 and I'm starting to find it very hard to increase on squats. I did 210lbs on squats today and I found it really difficult when going low enough. I guess I should start doing 3x5 instead.
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now i want a steak
layne norton's faggot ass can go fuck himself i got banned for a week for saying i wasn't impressed with his lifting. layne doesn't even look like he lifts in a shirt, is a faggot and probably isn't even natty.
sup bros, I do some weight training/cardio at home (like, 45 minutes every other day) and I currently take whey protein shakes after my workout, I will be hitting the gym in summer. My dad is a marathon runner and bought Creatine and said I should try it as it really helps with muscle growth. I'm turning 18 in 10 days and weigh about 81 kg, don't exactly know my height (not a 6 footer or anything) but I'm pretty close to that. Past 4 years I changed my diet completely and have been going with healthy foods most of the time. Lost about 11kg which is a pretty nice. Though I might share maybe it affects with the creatine thing. I don't look fat but I obviously still have some fat here and there (bit of man boobs, fat in arms and legs), just saying this cause Creatine is a weight gainer, no? I don't eat a lot of meats (Maybe twice in a month). So should I ditch the whey and go for the creatine? All I really want is a good chest, and arms. (Also back, and shoulders). Thanks guys <3
[QUOTE=Bleach Qeef;35813712]layne norton's faggot ass can go fuck himself i got banned for a week for saying i wasn't impressed with his lifting. layne doesn't even look like he lifts in a shirt, is a faggot and probably isn't even natty.[/QUOTE] [img]http://www.bodyresource.nl/forum/imgcache/21652.png[/img] jeez does this faggot even lift? not impressed at all 0/10
[QUOTE=Perfumly;35816735][img]http://www.bodyresource.nl/forum/imgcache/21652.png[/img] jeez does this faggot even lift? not impressed at all 0/10[/QUOTE] LMAO1/2plate!!!111!!!
[QUOTE=Perfumly;35816735][IMG]http://www.bodyresource.nl/forum/imgcache/21652.png[/IMG] jeez does this faggot even lift? not impressed at all 0/10[/QUOTE] he looks like complete shit in the off season, doesn't even look like he lifts in a t shirt. he competes at like 180 or 190. and strong angle on that pic. the man's 30 years old and can't bench 405. EDIT that pics jim cordova, l2think. The manlet of all manlets.
[QUOTE=spree;35814248]sup bros, I do some weight training/cardio at home (like, 45 minutes every other day) and I currently take whey protein shakes after my workout, I will be hitting the gym in summer. My dad is a marathon runner and bought Creatine and said I should try it as it really helps with muscle growth. I'm turning 18 in 10 days and weigh about 81 kg, don't exactly know my height (not a 6 footer or anything) but I'm pretty close to that. Past 4 years I changed my diet completely and have been going with healthy foods most of the time. Lost about 11kg which is a pretty nice. Though I might share maybe it affects with the creatine thing. I don't look fat but I obviously still have some fat here and there (bit of man boobs, fat in arms and legs), just saying this cause Creatine is a weight gainer, no? I don't eat a lot of meats (Maybe twice in a month). So should I ditch the whey and go for the creatine? All I really want is a good chest, and arms. (Also back, and shoulders). Thanks guys <3[/QUOTE] Creatine doesn't do anything for weight gain aside from added muscle "Creatine supplementation typically promotes gains in body mass and/or fat free mass. Some have suggested that because the gains are fairly rapid, that the gains must be fluid retention. The initial weight gain may promote some water retention, but a number of recent studies do not support this concept. Most studies that have evaluated the effects of creatine supplementation on fluid retention and body composition indicate that although total body water increases, the increase appears to be proportional to the weight gained. Muscle is about 73% water. Therefore, if someone gained 10 pounds of muscle, 7.3 pounds of the weight gain would be water. Numerous studies report that long-term creatine increases fat free mass without an increase in the percent of total body water. Additionally, several studies have found that these gains were accompanied by increased muscle fiber diameter (hypertrophy) and gains in strength. Consequently, the weight gain associated with long-term creatine supplementation appears to be muscle mass." [url]http://www.menshealth.com/supplements/articles/The_Facts_About_Creatine.php[/url] But, you should be taking both imo, or at very least the protein powder if you have trouble meeting protein requirements through food.
lol@anyone who thought layne norton was natural
[QUOTE=Kabstrac;35818059]Creatine doesn't do anything for weight gain aside from added water weight and muscle "Creatine supplementation typically promotes gains in body mass and/or fat free mass. Some have suggested that because the gains are fairly rapid, that the gains must be fluid retention. The initial weight gain may promote some water retention, but a number of recent studies do not support this concept. Most studies that have evaluated the effects of creatine supplementation on fluid retention and body composition indicate that although total body water increases, the increase appears to be proportional to the weight gained. Muscle is about 73% water. Therefore, if someone gained 10 pounds of muscle, 7.3 pounds of the weight gain would be water. Numerous studies report that long-term creatine increases fat free mass without an increase in the percent of total body water. Additionally, several studies have found that these gains were accompanied by increased muscle fiber diameter (hypertrophy) and gains in strength. Consequently, the weight gain associated with long-term creatine supplementation appears to be muscle mass." [url]http://www.menshealth.com/supplements/articles/The_Facts_About_Creatine.php[/url] But, you should be taking both imo, or at very least the protein powder if you have trouble meeting protein requirements through food.[/QUOTE] Thanks a lot! I'll take Creatine mostly. I'll try to take a lot of high protein to avoid the shakes.
Creatine = Water weight and 3-4 reps on your workouts. Protein = Muscle building. From personal experience, i suggest that you only supplement protein. Creatine is not needed.
[QUOTE=spree;35819711]Thanks a lot! I'll take Creatine mostly. I'll try to take a lot of high protein to avoid the shakes.[/QUOTE] Getting an optimum amount of protein from your diet alone is extremely difficult. The guide I've frequently seen is 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight for making muscle gains. Well I weigh 180lbs, so I would have to eat 180 grams of protein every day. That's doable if you are a body builder who eats 6 high protein meals a day with nutrition as a key part of their life, but I and most everyday people do not have the time to ensure they eat such a large quantity of protein. If you are going to choose between protein shakes and creatine, pick protein. The creatine, while it has some benefits, is in no way essential. Protein on the other hand is the most important thing to give your body to allow growth and regeneration. If you do not get adequate protein, you will not get the benefit you could do, and if you [I]really[/I] don't get enough, you can actually get weaker and lose muscle. In summary, pick protein over creatine.
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