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by Justin Morgan
Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: stronglifts 5x5
Replies: 5
Views: 2097

Re: stronglifts 5x5

Edensdemise, you know that the deAdlift is supposed to increase in 10 pound increments on that program though, right? So the squats won't get ahead because they are only increasing by 5 pounds and will stall before deads.
by Justin Morgan
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: high reps and hypertrophy
Replies: 16
Views: 5735

Re: high reps and hypertrophy

Actually, after rereading what I said, I only partially agree with myself. The way i applied it was relevant, but it almost sounds like you could infinitely keep doing more sets and still continue to get better results with the more sets by increasing work load and I don't think that is accurate eit...
by Justin Morgan
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: high reps and hypertrophy
Replies: 16
Views: 5735

Re: high reps and hypertrophy

According to eric Helms from 3DMJ whom I strongly agree with on this point the only thing that really matter is total work load. So someone doing 5x5 @ 120 ibs is doing a total tonage of 3000 ibs. someone doing 3x10 at only 100 ibs is also totaling 3000 ibs of tonage so they are going to get the sam...
by Justin Morgan
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:39 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Are bodybuilding/powerlifting bad for you?
Replies: 4
Views: 1870

Re: Are bodybuilding/powerlifting bad for you?

Think Machine, I think you're overthinking it.... Seriously though 1. all of the "blue zone" areas that are the longest lived people on the planet follow diets based primarily around starches, legumes, fruits and vegetables which are inherently high carb diets. The china study, John McDoug...
by Justin Morgan
Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Full body workouts for bulking
Replies: 10
Views: 4304

Re: Full body workouts for bulking

There are already great programs out there that have become gold standards for novice and intermediate strength athletes. I don't see any reason to reinvent the wheel. But the biggest question is where is your strength level at right now. guy's have told me that they have been working out for 30 yea...
by Justin Morgan
Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: 5 day split involving only kettlebells and a barbell?
Replies: 10
Views: 3480

Re: 5 day split involving only kettlebells and a barbell?

I don't know a lot about kettle bells, but if all that I had was a barbell (and weights I'm assuming?) I'd start learning the Olympic lifts. There have been some Olympic lifters show up with incredible bodies like Dmitry Klokov and Pyros Dimas. Not sure how much drugs played a role in that, but that...
by Justin Morgan
Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: 20 lbs in 3 months.
Replies: 2
Views: 2054

Re: 20 lbs in 3 months.

First question is how much weight can you lift for your squat (below parallel), dead lift, bench press, Bent over Row, and Military Press? Dorian Yates was only putting on 5-6 pounds per year and he was on more drugs than the South side of Chicago. If you've never lifted before, or are (de)trained t...
by Justin Morgan
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Stronglifts for three months and hit a pleateau??
Replies: 9
Views: 3450

Re: Stronglifts for three months and hit a pleateau??

The first thing I had to fix was the depth. I had to learn to squat well below parallel. I was good for a long time, and then when I got up to around 275x5 my knees were kind of buckling in, and that wasn't that long ago. So I asked some of the guy's in the powerlifting/strongman forum section for s...
by Justin Morgan
Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Stronglifts for three months and hit a pleateau??
Replies: 9
Views: 3450

Re: Stronglifts for three months and hit a pleateau??

how often do you lift weights? are you overtraining? perhaps you need more time between training days for recovery/rebuilding the muscle. I'm training 3 times a week. I take a week off after a month. Why do you take a week off? Scratch my comment on "deloading". If you are feeling really ...
by Justin Morgan
Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Stronglifts for three months and hit a pleateau??
Replies: 9
Views: 3450

Re: Stronglifts for three months and hit a pleateau??

I followed stronglifts 5x5 and then mad cow 5x5 and got my squat up to 300 ibs x 5, dead lift up to 395x5, and my bench press to 245x5 in just a little over a year. And I had to do stuff to fix my squat several times during that year. So maybe it's a biomechanics issue, maybe you just aren't putting...
by Justin Morgan
Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: I want my Abs to show
Replies: 5
Views: 3416

Re: I want my Abs to show

I very strongly agree with Deb. Also, movements like the squat, Deadlift, and standing overhead press are great movements because they not only work your core/abs, but large portions of your body otherwise too. Building muscle only in your abs in an effort to get a 6 pack will take much longer than ...
by Justin Morgan
Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: 10 Day Juice Fast now onto Weight Gain Plan
Replies: 6
Views: 3261

Re: 10 Day Juice Fast now onto Weight Gain Plan

Hey Nathan, Really the training is probably the most important issue here for adding muscle to your body (assuming you eat enough calories). 3500 seems like a very reasonable number for a healthy active adult male. You can use cronometer.com (it's free, just plug your food in) to get a good feel for...
by Justin Morgan
Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: 10 Day Juice Fast now onto Weight Gain Plan
Replies: 6
Views: 3261

Re: 10 Day Juice Fast now onto Weight Gain Plan

P.S. I would keep my caloric intake the same, so increase carbs. If you follow the program outlined above you'll need the additional glycogen to make it through the workouts. And the dietary changes would have you at about 65% carb, 20% fat, and 15% protein. That is the standard recommendation by AC...
by Justin Morgan
Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: 10 Day Juice Fast now onto Weight Gain Plan
Replies: 6
Views: 3261

Re: 10 Day Juice Fast now onto Weight Gain Plan

Your dietary fat intake seems on the high side for someone trying to minimize fat gains. That is 35% of your diet coming from fat. If you are at around 70kg I don't see why your fat intake would need to go above 70g of fat for optimal hormone production. Your protein intake is probably higher than n...
by Justin Morgan
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: how many days per week?
Replies: 5
Views: 2341

Re: how many days per week?

Before I attempt to answer your question I will say from my own experience that if you were pushing your body to the limit with large compound movements (squats 3x's/week, pressing movements 3x's/week, rows or pull ups 3x's/week, and either dead lifts 1x/week, or Olympic lifts a few days/week) that ...

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