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by Think_machine
Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: weight increase and difficulty
Replies: 6
Views: 2898

Re: weight increase and difficulty

If you started lifting in the last three months, you probably gained more mass in the legs than anywhere else. Second largest muscle group would be the back. So your body is adjusting to those proportions. If your are currently doing ten rep sets, try going to five reps with more sets, and heavier w...
by Think_machine
Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Do crunches flatten belly?
Replies: 3
Views: 2141

Re: Do crunches flatten belly?

No, and if you already have some weight around the ends then having super developed abs will make it look even worse. Less fat works the best. eating smaller portions will help naturally vacuum the midsection by holding less girth... some actually swear by the stomach vacuum technique and say it tak...
by Think_machine
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Brown rice protein + lysine supplement
Replies: 2
Views: 2155

Re: Brown rice protein + lysine supplement

I like vega too, but it is expensive...
I would add glutamine, d-aspartic acid, histidine, arginine and a dash of branch chains to even out a brown rice protein.

or use pea protein and rice protein mixed
by Think_machine
Wed May 28, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Genetics and Fat Storage
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

Re: Genetics and Fat Storage

Here it is, I am flexing abs in this pic. It looks terrible, like 9-10%you body fat, but i have been pinching myself and taking 3 site skin fold tests every day since i have access to the equipment any time i want. As I stated, i am actually at 6.6% or less so this is really freaking sad, guys. Do y...
by Think_machine
Wed May 28, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Genetics and Fat Storage
Replies: 6
Views: 2277

Re: Genetics and Fat Storage

You're right... but isn't there some sort of limit? I was at about a 1,000 calorie deficit yesterday and i measured 6.6% body fat two days ago. Is this just water weight? Should I cut all my sodium and carbs for a couple days? I will post a picture from this morning
by Think_machine
Thu May 22, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Potential Risk of Leucine Supplementation?
Replies: 2
Views: 1515

Re: Potential Risk of Leucine Supplementation?

mTor is such a big buzzword in the research field. I glanced over the two papers, and saw nothing specific on connecting leucine with ageing. There are too many other factors to consider to make such a broad generalized statement. You're very right, Gaia. mTor has become a buzzword lately. Unfortun...
by Think_machine
Mon May 19, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Weak hands and forearms - need guidance for grip strength
Replies: 11
Views: 5154

Re: Weak hands and forearms - need guidance for grip strengt

1. Buy some Fat Gripz 2. Place Fat Gripz around 30lb dumbbells 3. Hold dumbbells for 30 seconds or to failure, take a 30 second break and repeat for a total of 8 sets 4. Repeat daily and increase weight by 5 pounds and seconds by 10 each week. I just started using these today, and I could only hold ...
by Think_machine
Mon May 19, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Bent over rows form: is Parallel Torso Superior or Inferior?
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Re: Bent over rows form: is Parallel Torso Superior or Infer

I've experimented with all these. I guess the moral is to spread the love around and use multiple variations to emphasize certain muscles or parts of the muscle.
by Think_machine
Mon May 19, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: muscle firmness = weight increase
Replies: 4
Views: 1660

Re: muscle firmness = weight increase

No, not significantly. If you had a large amount of intramuscular fat and you were losing that fat and building up muscle at the same time, you might increase weight a little for the same size because muscle is more dense than fat. But really, when you increase the "hardness" of a muscle,...
by Think_machine
Sat May 17, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: Health & Nutrition Programs
Topic: Potential Risk of Leucine Supplementation?
Replies: 2
Views: 1515

Potential Risk of Leucine Supplementation?

I just read this article that I ran into on the home page, written by our own Derek Tresize: http://veganbodybuilding.com/?page=article_derek_011 Here is a quote that sums up the biggest concern, "A multitude of research dating back to the 1930s has shown that caloric restriction (reducing dail...
by Think_machine
Tue May 13, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Bent over rows form: is Parallel Torso Superior or Inferior?
Replies: 4
Views: 1841

Bent over rows form: is Parallel Torso Superior or Inferior?

Does anyone else do bent over rows with their back perfectly parallel to the ground? I just started doing them this way a couple months ago, and they are way more difficult. I return the bar to the ground on each rep and make sure it also touches my chest, so I end up using less weight, yet it is mo...
by Think_machine
Tue May 13, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: on my way to 1st NPC this Saturday!
Replies: 4
Views: 1946

Re: on my way to 1st NPC this Saturday!

My thought would be to use a protein that doesn't have much sodium. You can make a custom blend of most of your favorite protein powders at truenutrition.com, I actually get mine as unflavored and unsweetened brown rice/pea protein powder. Basically, no additives, flavoring chemicals, etc... It has ...
by Think_machine
Tue May 13, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: my delts hurt
Replies: 1
Views: 1245

Re: my delts hurt

Could be bad if you're talking about a rotator cuff injury or strain, make sure you're not going below parallel with your elbow angle. Too much stress on the shoulders... And maybe don't do them for a while, let your shoulders gut a full heal for a week or two just to be safe? If it's just typical m...
by Think_machine
Tue May 13, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: Number of exercises per bodypart?
Replies: 10
Views: 9185

Re: Number of exercises per bodypart?

I like to do two or three heavy compound exercises for any given day, then exercises to individually target each muscle, then another compound lift to finish. So back day for me is pull ups, bent over rows, one arm dumbbell rows, reverse flys, deadlift. chest and tris day is incline dumbbell press, ...
by Think_machine
Tue May 13, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Bodybuilding/Strength Training
Topic: stomach vacuum
Replies: 4
Views: 3641

Re: stomach vacuum

Nope, that's called eating right. But the stomach vacuum looks awesome!

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