• Weightlifting/Bodybuilding Thread V.4 - I wanna look like that guy from Fight Club
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Boosted my dl to 105kg while having a cold and sore throat, not bad. Also got a pr on shoulder press. Only negative was that I was sweating a lot more than normal, so I was leaving a trail of sweat behind me. That and coughing like a 20 packs a day smoker.
give yourself some time to recover.... minimize activity until u heal
[QUOTE=Seith;36548685]Try what fits your schedule best. There's no harm no matter what you do unless you get extraordinary pains afterwards[/QUOTE] Hmm Ok, also about pain. My right-knee tend to hurt when trying to stand up from a squatting position, something I can do about that? I am not fat or whatever, but as a kid I had a knee-injury. I have read about some of those kneewraps but do they also work on that kind of pain? I noticed I teached myself to twist my right foot abit when standing up, I think to prevent the pain from happening. It feels like a disc between my knee/behind my kneecap wants to force itself out forwards.(Only not abusrds amounts of pain, only a little, but it feels like that)
Consciously teach yourself by repeated effort with an easy amount of weight on the bar, to keep knees aligned with your feet. If your knee keeps caving in, push it outwards. You probably have flexibility issues, so you need to tend to that as well.
[QUOTE=Seith;36549147]give yourself some time to recover.... minimize activity until u heal[/QUOTE] Yea, I'm gonna rest the next 2 days. I'm going to train hard during my vacation(which starts today).
[QUOTE=garry;36534569]I was told that it's best to focus on a certain muscle group rather than working everything at the same time? Is that bullshit?[/QUOTE] I think you're misunderstanding what you've been told. You should focus on a certain group per work out. Like work arms one day (instead of working everything). I would recommend you do SS or stronglift 5X5. If you do decided that you want to do a 3 day split deal I would recommend: day 1- arms day 2- legs day 3- chest/back day 4- rest (cardio/abs or just taking a day off)
I don't get why people like to split arms and chest/back on different days. Most chest exercises directly work your triceps. Also almost all exercises that hit your lats directly work your biceps. It always get's a little weird with 3-day splits. Why not a 2-day push/pull split? or something like... 1. squats, bench, weighted ab wheel, calves, maybe power cleans + isolate tris/quads/chest if you got time 2. deadlifts, weighted pulls/chins, barbell rows, OH press, lateral raises + optionally isolate lower back/biceps/traps/hammies/forearms Deadlifting after squat day may be hard for some, but works well for me.
[QUOTE=Maucer;36555874]I don't get why people like to split arms and chest/back on different days. Most chest exercises directly work your triceps. Also almost all exercises that hit your lats directly work your biceps. It always get's a little weird with 3-day splits. Why not a 2-day push/pull split? or something like... 1. squats, bench, weighted ab wheel, calves, maybe power cleans + isolate tris/quads/chest if you got time 2. deadlifts, weighted pulls/chins, barbell rows, OH press, lateral raises + optionally isolate lower back/biceps/traps/hammies/forearms Deadlifting after squat day may be hard for some, but works well for me.[/QUOTE] It really comes down to your goals and how much mileage have you had with lifting weights.
Yeah i just did an arms only workout, cry some more bitches
Why on earth would you do that?
My hamstrings are tight as fuck. Can't even floor my feet when going thru my knees. Gonna need to work on that else I won't be able to squat properly. Also anyone here has any experience with StrongsLifts' 5x5?
[QUOTE=ItsMozy;36564739]My hamstrings are tight as fuck. Can't even floor my feet when going thru my knees. Gonna need to work on that else I won't be able to squat properly. Also anyone here has any experience with StrongsLifts' 5x5?[/QUOTE] I have experience with it. It's a good program, just make sure you eat enough; that was my problem while doing the program.
[QUOTE=ItsMozy;36564739]My hamstrings are tight as fuck. Can't even floor my feet when going thru my knees. Gonna need to work on that else I won't be able to squat properly. Also anyone here has any experience with StrongsLifts' 5x5?[/QUOTE] I did it and made the best gains on my squat I've ever made since I was new to lifting, and once you have some momentum going, each workout really burns the starch out of you.
Dad's competing in his final body building competition of his career tonight. Been dieting for 9 months, competing in his 3rd and final competition since he started the diet. Competed in his first competition at 18 years old on the same stage 30 years ago today. He's got some competition tonight as it's a non-tested show and considering he's natural it's gonna be a tough one, I'll still be proud no matter which place he comes in though.
Congratulations I suppose. What's his state of mind now, considering that a major part of his life is now behind (possibly)?
[QUOTE=Major Helper;36566497]Congratulations I suppose. What's his state of mind now, considering that a major part of his life is now behind (possibly)?[/QUOTE] I don't quite think he's even thinking about that at the moment. I think what he's really thinking about is what he's going to eat after the show hahaha. But I'm sure it's gonna be a little bitter sweet.
Ok. First day clean bulkan, how'd I do? Meal 1; tuna in brine on wholemeal bread with nofat butter. handful of grapes handful of mixed nuts green tea 1 pint of water 1 multivitamin + fish oil Snack 1; Brotein shake (with 2 scoops so about 50g protein) 1/2 pint of cranberry juice (reduced sugar, so 3g sugar a 100g instead of 30g) to my shame; half a pack of winegums (my bro shared em with me, the lovable little shite) meal 2; Omlette. 1 piece of ham half a yellow pepper spinach 1 multivitamin + fish oil snack 2; cottage cheese blueberries if i continue like this will i get swole?
are you keeping track of all your macros? are you consuming more than your caloric maintenance level?
I'm new to this whole weightlifting thing and am starting 5x5, just asking would a curling bar work for squats, bench press, deadlift ect.
July 1st is tomolow. yall know wat that means
[QUOTE=Bleach Qeef;36571592]July 1st is tomolow. yall know wat that means[/QUOTE] Canada day?
[QUOTE=Vonwilbur;36571363]I'm new to this whole weightlifting thing and am starting 5x5, just asking would a curling bar work for squats, bench press, deadlift ect.[/QUOTE] you should just get a gym membership
What sort of workout would this guy have had to have done to get a physique like this? [img]http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2012/04/07/1226321/119454-ben-roberts-smith.jpg[/img]
1 year of lifting with basic routines like SS?
Oh yeah, as a small mid update, my weight is currently in the 94-95 kg range, so I'm doing fairly well. The sad thing is that soon I'll have to go home again for an extended period and I'll bloat back to above 100 kgs.
[QUOTE=WubWubWompWomp;36576787]What sort of workout would this guy have had to have done to get a physique like this? [img]http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2012/04/07/1226321/119454-ben-roberts-smith.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] After taking a closer look at the evidence, this form is acquired by blanketing your arms and shoulders with tattoos, military training at least to the point where you have the opportunity to take a picture in uniform, and the ability to put twins into your busted wife's vagina.
[QUOTE=WubWubWompWomp;36576787]What sort of workout would this guy have had to have done to get a physique like this? [img]http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2012/04/07/1226321/119454-ben-roberts-smith.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] weak delts
Can anyone help me find that cartoony drawn illustrasion that was quite long and informative about different body types and stuff? It was posted in the sensational headlines sub forum a while ago in a related article. I would really appreciate it if anyone knows what i'm talking about.
[QUOTE=Daemon;36579149]Can anyone help me find that cartoony drawn illustrasion that was quite long and informative about different body types and stuff? It was posted in the sensational headlines sub forum a while ago in a related article. I would really appreciate it if anyone knows what i'm talking about.[/QUOTE] If you're talking about mesomorph/ectomorph/etc, I am pretty sure it's all BS anyway
I was thinking about the stronglifts 5x5 programs. I got time to workout 3 times per week. But the stronglifts programs only includes squatting, bench and overhead press, barbell row and deadlifts. What about shoulders/traps/lowerback and shit. Also, at the end of the program, I should be able to lift a decent amount of weight. 275 lbs dl, mind full of wat. But I think it won't do much other then making me able to lift heavy shit. It won't make me that more muscled right?
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