• Weightlifting/Bodybuilding Thread V.4 - I wanna look like that guy from Fight Club
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[QUOTE=Baf;36784051]Well, I do failure sets mostly, and people keep telling me that it's for advanced trainers only. How do I approach that? I mean, I have no problems doing failure sets as they work great for me.[/QUOTE] Unless they know what they are talking about, then fuck them.
[QUOTE=Baf;36784051]Well, I do failure sets mostly, and people keep telling me that it's for advanced trainers only. How do I approach that? I mean, I have no problems doing failure sets as they work great for me.[/QUOTE] 2 years would be considered someone who's not a beginner. 2 years is about the time it takes to reach comparably good strength ratios and it's more than enough time for your motor paths to be built. No need to fuss around with any "advanced" overloading techniques. [editline]15th July 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Baf;36784051]Well, I do failure sets mostly, and people keep telling me that it's for advanced trainers only. How do I approach that? I mean, I have no problems doing failure sets as they work great for me.[/QUOTE] Stop doing failure. Your cns will be fried if you use that each and every workout. Besides, you get enough stimuli as it is right now.
[QUOTE=Seith;36784666]2 years would be considered someone who's not a beginner. 2 years is about the time it takes to reach comparably good strength ratios and it's more than enough time for your motor paths to be built. No need to fuss around with any "advanced" overloading techniques. [editline]15th July 2012[/editline] Stop doing failure. Your cns will be fried if you use that each and every workout. Besides, you get enough stimuli as it is right now.[/QUOTE] Agreed: before I switched to SL5x5, I was doing to-failure sets ALL the time and got nowhere.
[QUOTE=Baf;36784051]Well, I do failure sets mostly, and people keep telling me that it's for advanced trainers only. How do I approach that? I mean, I have no problems doing failure sets as they work great for me.[/QUOTE] Because going to failure places a lot of stress on the CNS but it's not necessarily causing any more growth, contrary to popular bodybuilding belief (hurr durr the more sore u r the better it worked see). Depending on a variety of factors, you may even be limiting some growth by always going to failure.
sorry if I sound like i'm going full retard but what are the consequences of putting too much stress on your cns? less energy/extra fatigue?
[img]http://alivingexperiment.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/20120102-040532.jpg[/img] come at me gains
[QUOTE=Sleepy Head;36788389]sorry if I sound like i'm going full retard but what are the consequences of putting too much stress on your cns? less energy/extra fatigue?[/QUOTE] Overtraining;muscle breakdown, fatigue, depression..............
Anybody know how i can strengthen my self doing overhead presses?
Does doing legs really pump up your HGH levels by a bit? So would doing legs one day, then the next day doing a lot of shrugs make sense? Since your traps have the most receptors?
What are you mumbling about? Receptors of what? [editline]16th July 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Mister Wayne;36794497]Anybody know how i can strengthen my self doing overhead presses?[/QUOTE] What exactly are you having trouble with during overhead presses?
HGH is probably human growth hormone.
[QUOTE=Seith;36797930]What are you mumbling about? Receptors of what?[/QUOTE] [editline]16th July 2012[/editline] Androgenic receptors. And yes that's what i meant major. i don't know. It's just a stupid idea i got. just asking if it was at least a bit true What exactly are you having trouble with during overhead presses? Since doing legs pumps up your HGH levels a bit, how would your traps react to that if you worked them out the next day after doing legs? Im sry im so retarded guise
[QUOTE=Region;36798699][editline]16th July 2012[/editline] Androgenic receptors. And yes that's what i meant major. i don't know. It's just a stupid idea i got. just asking if it was at least a bit true What exactly are you having trouble with during overhead presses? Since doing legs pumps up your HGH levels a bit, how would your traps react to that if you worked them out the next day after doing legs? Im sry im so retarded guise[/QUOTE] I'm pretty sure the increase is minimal, and I also don't think it extends into multiple days
[QUOTE=Seith;36797930]What are you mumbling about? Receptors of what? [editline]16th July 2012[/editline] What exactly are you having trouble with during overhead presses?[/QUOTE] Im struggling to get the bar up, even when the weight is low. I was wondering if anyone has any exercises to help me improve and get good reps.
[QUOTE=Region;36798699][editline]16th July 2012[/editline] Androgenic receptors. And yes that's what i meant major. i don't know. It's just a stupid idea i got. just asking if it was at least a bit true What exactly are you having trouble with during overhead presses? Since doing legs pumps up your HGH levels a bit, how would your traps react to that if you worked them out the next day after doing legs? Im sry im so retarded guise[/QUOTE] No. That's not how it works. Look bottom line is this: want a bigger muscle? Train that muscle. Alternatively just inject trenbolone erry day and watch your shit grow magically without doing anything.
Oh okay. Thanks nigs. how much your traps grow is genetic right?
[QUOTE=Region;36802102]Oh okay. Thanks nigs. how much your traps grow is genetic right?[/QUOTE] As much as any other muscle.
[QUOTE=Lemonator;36789717][img]http://alivingexperiment.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/20120102-040532.jpg[/img] come at me gains[/QUOTE] You are better off buying a large 30 pack carton of eggs than wasting your money on that. The 30 eggs are much cheaper and separating the egg and yolks would take a minute.
I came back here, to be bombarded with butthurtness and tears. I do Intermittent Fasting, and I love that shit.
Personally I hate IF, but it's not unreasonable at all for some to utilize it with great results. Also; [url]http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/muscle-gain/squat-versus-leg-press-for-big-legs.html[/url] great read. [editline]17th July 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Mister Wayne;36800814]Im struggling to get the bar up, even when the weight is low. I was wondering if anyone has any exercises to help me improve and get good reps.[/QUOTE] It could be a number of things... Either your posture or strength limitations. If you are even struggling getting the bar up with perfect form, then you might have a postural issue ([url]http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/are_you_ready_to_overhead_press[/url]) If you're not struggling with the bar, then I would keep pushing using a structured routine that incorporates all activated parts of the overhead press (triceps, shoulders....)
Ok, so good squatting mechanics = Squat, bad squatting mechanics = leg press. Looks like I'm still sticking to ATG squatting.
Leg press isn't bad at all, good for hypertrophy. Hack squats are god-tier for quad hypertrophy.
[QUOTE=Seith;36807199]Personally I hate IF, but it's not unreasonable at all for some to utilize it with great results. Also; [url]http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/muscle-gain/squat-versus-leg-press-for-big-legs.html[/url] great read. [editline]17th July 2012[/editline] It could be a number of things... Either your posture or strength limitations. If you are even struggling getting the bar up with perfect form, then you might have a postural issue ([url]http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/are_you_ready_to_overhead_press[/url]) If you're not struggling with the bar, then I would keep pushing using a structured routine that incorporates all activated parts of the overhead press (triceps, shoulders....)[/QUOTE] Thanks a lot for the advice, its much apreciated.
Even though one could gain as much mass on leg press as he can on squats, I think he needs to clarify this is aimed towards a more experienced trainee; it shows mobility and strength issues very clearly and quickly in comparison to a leg press, where one could somewhat override these. Squat performed correctly not only utilizes more motor units in perfect sync, it provides for a beginner more overall time under tension for the different muscles on the body.
How the hell do you even do a squat properly. I've looked at videos and stuff but when I try to keep my knees behind my toes I just end up falling backwards onto my ass.
Just pop a squat without a bar like you're taking a shit in the woods. Even if you lean forward, your knees probably won't go past your toes. They might end up right over your toes (which is fine), but going past the toes should feel unnatural. You're probably trying way too hard to keep your knees from going forward. They are going to move forward a bit, they just shouldn't go all the way past your toes.
It's been about 10 months on SL 5x5, is it time for madcows 5x5? Or is there something different I should try
[QUOTE=Atrbfs;36819043]It's been about 10 months on SL 5x5, is it time for madcows 5x5? Or is there something different I should try[/QUOTE] westside 4 skinny bastards III or something.
i fucking hate curling i feel like its a waste of time please tell me im not the only one who feels this way
[QUOTE=Sleepy Head;36823133]i fucking hate curling i feel like its a waste of time please tell me im not the only one who feels this way[/QUOTE] It's a waste of time, sorry. Do rows or weighted pull-ups/chin-ups
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