Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition Archives' started by NoQuarter, Dec 6, 2006.
Is it normal to be done each of these sessions in like 30 minutes? Is that too little?
if you do inclines....should you do declines also?
thats what dips are for
I think I'm gaining muscle while losing fat on this routine arms are 16" flat @ 215 right now, they were exact same size @ 230lbs a few months ago and I definitely lost some fat off them...
too bad I'm 6'4" and 16" arms are pathetically skinny
on shoulder day my tris are still wrecked from chest day so I cant overhead press near what I usually do. any suggestions for this? or will I eventually be able to recover in time?
3 days should be plenty of time for your tris to recover, they are a small muscle
Ive even started sleeping 8 hrs a night since starting this routine. any supplements or suggestions to help with recovery?
are you sure its your tris that are sore?
My tri's never feel worked that well after a chest day. Make sure you're actually using your chest when you bench... I pretty much feel it exclusively in my chest these days after watching this vid and taking Milos' advice.
1) lower the weight
2) keep elbows flared, chest very expanded, bring bar to the middle of the chest (above nipples)
3) keep movement relatively slow to ensure the tension is on your pecs
4) maximally contract your chest while pressing
keep benching like that 'till your shoulders are FUBAR.
After that, watch this and learn how to bench.
Then do a little research for ways to better to develop the chest
Honestly it doesn't hurt my shoulders one bit. For some people I can see how it would and when I tried it a year or two ago it definitely caused pain... but I've been doing it for months now with zero pain and I do a 3-6 RM pretty much every week on flat or incline. Sometimes I leave a rep or two in the tank if I'm going to do a drop set.
PL style benching seems pretty worthless for chest development so if I'm not trying to hit big numbers I don't see the point to benching at all if it's not going to stimulate my chest. I couldn't care less if I'm only benching 185lbs-- if it makes my chest grow then that's all I care about.
edit: I also use a pretty wide grip... index fingers 1" outside of the rings usually.
thank you guys for the awesome information and discussion.
I followed a combo of your advice
I bench heavy dave tate stylw in that link
and I follow the advice on the other 3-4 exercises to concentrate on my chest
no more fried tris! thank you
For the OP diet, what size can of tuna are we talking here? I've seen 5, 7, and 12oz
Can any one recomend me a bar to replace a tuna meal? i just started a new job and the only break we get is for lunch but I can eat a easy snack at my desk.
muscle milk might be about the same macro.
I'm going to try these they look to be as close as I can get.
What do you guys do about the 2 scoops whey and the gatorade on non-training days, or off days?
I was thinking about skipping both, or maybe just skipping the gatorade to keep carbs in check and still using the protein.
Skipping both would help keep cals low for my non-training days though.
I skip them both
How do I make brown rice not taste like shit?
chop up onions, garlic andtoss them after the boil, as the rice is simmering.
if you're not worried about the extra little carbs, some dried cranberries, burrberries or raisins work well to.
with a 5 minutes left, add spices (if you can use fresh parsley/cillantro even better), and chopped spinach/baby spinach.
Olive oil, salt, and pepper makes it taste great to me.
If that's not good enough, saute some finely chopped onion and garlic and stir into rice. Chopped and saute'd Greek olives are good in it as well.
Lat pull downs.
Why do you put so many lifts on arm day?!
I hear alot of bodybuilders eat Avocado and I love avocado, where can I add that into the diet? and what can it substitute?