1. Post #961
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    August 2006
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    I haven't gotten around to make a real calculation, but I avoid sweets and soda. My guess would be around 2000-2500 calories, more or less.

    I've thought about 5x5 eventually, but since I'm only in my 2nd week so far, I kind of want to build a basic ground before I start squatting and all.

    My length/weight/age:

    Weight: Around 90kg
    Length: 180cm
    Age: 22
    Milk your current routine and move on to practical programming. Cutting it short, in the middle of a cycle, would damage the new cycle.

    Also, "building a base" would be using compounds, not pushdowns at the gym and feeling a "burn".
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  2. Post #962
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    Milk your current routine and move on to practical programming. Cutting it short, in the middle of a cycle, would damage the new cycle.

    Also, "building a base" would be using compounds, not pushdowns at the gym and feeling a "burn".
    Thanks for your reply, but I'm not completely sure I understand you. English is not my main language by the way, so I'm kind of reserving myself for missunderstandings. What do you mean by using compounds, and could you possibly specify what you mean with practical programming? I would appreciate suggestions and changes overall.

    I'm currently using machines and other contraptions as of now, like I've done the other years before I moved on to free weights and bars. Is that a bad thing?
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  3. Post #963
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    Compound excercises are movements that put stress on your whole body (squats, deadlifts), unlike isolation moves that only target few muscles (like bicep curl for example).

    Practical programming is, I believe, a Starting Strength program.
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  4. Post #964
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    Thanks for your reply, but I'm not completely sure I understand you. English is not my main language by the way, so I'm kind of reserving myself for missunderstandings. What do you mean by using compounds, and could you possibly specify what you mean with practical programming? I would appreciate suggestions and changes overall.

    I'm currently using machines and other contraptions as of now, like I've done the other years before I moved on to free weights and bars. Is that a bad thing?
    It's not a bad thing, but surely not the optimal thing for a trainee at your level.
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  5. Post #965
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    Finally broken the 220lbs/100kg mark on my DL's.
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  6. Post #966
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    Gongraz !

    I'm in love with deadlifing. I feel like doing it every time but that would not be very wise.

    Btw do you stop the bar between reps? I just make the bar touch floor.
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  7. Post #967
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    Gongraz !

    I'm in love with deadlifing. I feel like doing it every time but that would not be very wise.

    Btw do you stop the bar between reps? I just make the bar touch floor.
    I just put it gently down on the mats/floor and lift it up again. Important is to make sure my stance is correct, so sometimes I put it down for longer while I adjust my legs/back.
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  8. Post #968
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    I'm thinking about sorting myself out a workout routine, anyone know if 3 day a week workout routine on maximuscle is any good for a beginner?
    Stronglifts or Starting strength. Shit, it says so in the sticky.
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  9. Post #969
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    Gongraz !

    I'm in love with deadlifing. I feel like doing it every time but that would not be very wise.

    Btw do you stop the bar between reps? I just make the bar touch floor.
    Bouncing the plates off the floor during a deadlift between reps will enable you to perform more weight with heavy weights, but pausing the bar on the floor between reps on the deadlifts creates more overload on the neuromuscular system.

    Also, it's good to put it back completely on the floor to ensure spine realignment.
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  10. Post #970
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    I put it down, step away, then step back to it.
    I do this because I don't want to bounce it, but pausing at the bottom is harder than lifting the damn weight. It's easier for me to put it down, reposition, then lift again.
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  11. Post #971
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    I put it down and reset my grip. IDK about stepping away??? Seems unnecessary.
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  12. Post #972
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    June 2007
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    i bounce bcuz i am a true og 200 percent nig



    too much of a hassle to reset after every rep, n bouncing is moar badass.

    inb3 shit storm

    i said hell ya helly fuckin rihgt right








    fuck








    FUARK





























    FUARK PUI
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  13. Post #973
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    Down to 80 kg now. Awesome.
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  14. Post #974
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    Went to the fitness expo in sydney the other day. Consumed many samples and obtained great amounts of free shit.

    also flexed next to ronnie coleman himself (no homo)
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  15. Post #975
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    Went to the fitness expo in sydney the other day. Consumed many samples and obtained great amounts of free shit.

    also flexed next to ronnie coleman himself (no homo)
    pics or gtfo
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  16. Post #976
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    March 2008
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    hey guys will weed smoke my gains away?!?!?!?!
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  17. Post #977
    Dennab
    December 2009
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    hey guys will weed smoke my gains away?!?!?!?!
    smoke weed before bed and your improved quality of sleep can help gains
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  18. Post #978
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    Most of what I've read says quite the opposite. That marijuana can hinder your ability to reach REM sleep. I don't think marijuana will mess with your ability to lift but sleeping high is not the best way to sleep from what I understand.
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  19. Post #979
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    pics or gtfo
    none of me unfortunetely, but my mate took some



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  20. Post #980
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    Ronnies shrunk a lot after that surgery.


    So did victor martinez after he got out of prison. Ronnies still fuckign huge doe. nowere near were he was doe
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  21. Post #981
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    none of me unfortunetely, but my mate took some
    awesome

    in for pics of samples/merchandise/cool free shit
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  22. Post #982
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    guys its my birthday!!!!
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  23. Post #983
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    guys its my birthday!!!!
    Gzzzz

    in other news, I hate plateaus. Just gotta keep at it I guess..
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  24. Post #984
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    I'm guessing this is where I would ask general questions?

    Do you guys know first hand of any cardio workouts that don't involve any type of high impact on the knees or back? I have degraded cartilage in my knees and two jacked up vertebrae. I really wish I could just run, but that gives me severe knee pain for a couple of weeks. I'm thinking biking would work, but I don't own an exercising one and my actual bike needs repairs, and even then it isn't made for exercise. So, what can I do to get efficient cardio? I have, and use, a heavy bag, but that thing barely gets my heart going at all.
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  25. Post #985
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    Swimming and cycling I guess?
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  26. Post #986
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    Any bike can be used for exercising. I have a big mountain bike and I go ride on it for long distances. Major Helper is right but some other activities you could do are: rowing, climbing, or really any light calisthenics.

    Edited:


    Discuss
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  27. Post #987
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    ah, what a nice song.
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  28. Post #988
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    I fucking love that song.

    Edited:

    Gzzzz

    in other news, I hate plateaus. Just gotta keep at it I guess..
    There are so many factors... What are you struggling with?
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  29. Post #989
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    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, two mayonnaise triangle breads, a whole opera pizza, around 3l of beer and some dark rum + regular meals. Currently 6700 kcals and counting while I'm remembering new stuff that I ate.

    6730 kcal
    392g carbs
    289g fat
    300g protein
    180g alcohol
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  30. Post #990
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    There are so many factors... What are you struggling with?
    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.
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  31. Post #991
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    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.
    What's your leg routine like? Where exactly in the lift are you having a hard time breaking through?
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  32. Post #992
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    What's your leg routine like? Where exactly in the lift are you having a hard time breaking through?
    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.
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  33. Post #993
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    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.
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  34. Post #994
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    I'll see if I can, but I don't know if you're allowed to film inside the gym.
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  35. Post #995
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    fuck em
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  36. Post #996
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    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, two mayonnaise triangle breads, a whole opera pizza, around 3l of beer and some dark rum + regular meals. Currently 6700 kcals and counting while I'm remembering new stuff that I ate.
    What is mayonnaise triangle bread and an opera pizza?
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  37. Post #997
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    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.
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  38. Post #998

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    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.
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  39. Post #999
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    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.
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  40. Post #1000

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    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.
    Thanks man, i just started in a gym and is going to be doing this routine.
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