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Re: mrbears road to..........somewhere

#1051 Postby mrbear666 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:21 pm

Its a shame i love benching, i have hurt myself in the past with it though. Im in it for the long haul now so i better give it a miss. Sounds like a plan with the cross overs and dips combo. what do you think of the old school dumbell pull over?

The mountain, i reckon he will win it for sure one day, hes one big strong dude thats for sure, must be a sight in real life being 6'9 and pretty much 30 stone.

hoping to finish early tomorrow and get in the gym.
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Re: mrbears road to..........somewhere

#1052 Postby HIT Rob » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:52 pm

What way do you bench? Wide grip? Were to you bring the bar to? What tempo? When I do bench (which is rare) I use a slightly wider the shoulder width grip, lowering the bar to my lower chest, which allows the elbows to drop somewhat and causes less impingement in the shoulders. These days though am finding decline push ups (feet up on bench), I also use push up bars, I angle them to a 45 degree angle (for better pec activation) and keep them at shoulder width. Am doing 2-3 workimg sets of these a couple of times a week and their definitely making improvements in my chest, frontal delts and triceps. Now, am not doing that rapid fire push up crap, its 2 seconds up and 4 seconds down.

Im personally not a big fan of the DB Pullover, i feel there's better ways to work the lats and chest etc, that being said many swear by them so id say experiment and see for yourself if it makes a difference.

Lol, have you seen the youtube video of him mock sparring with Colin McGreagor lol:)

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Re: mrbears road to..........somewhere

#1053 Postby mrbear666 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:06 am

I bench pretty slow, never bounce it off my chest, just a bit more than shoulder width grip. I do have the bar towards my upper pecs at the bottom as it hurts my shoulders a bit if i do it towards to lower part of my pecs. Maybe its just one of those exercises that doesnt agree with me once it starts getting heavy.

Ill try the feet up press ups like you suggest, nice and slow. ive never got this fast press up thing with clapping etc, asking for tendon issues if you ask me. I think ill try super setting machine dips with the press ups and see how it goes :) Its lucky your dont charge for your training advice Rob, or i would have a pretty big bill by now :lol:

Yeh i read an interview with the mountain after that sparring session, he said he went easy on mcgreagor incase he hurt him, i think he was scared :) i would be anyway.
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Re: mrbears road to..........somewhere

#1054 Postby HIT Rob » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:05 pm

Strange that lowering the bar to your lower chest causes you shoulder pain, theres less impingement, in theroy anyway, just goes to show though...

Thats it, just play around with different movements and combos, then every now and then return back to the bench, sometimes over useage of the same movement can lead to issues.

Yeah, McGreagor looked like a wee fart next em lol:)

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#1055 Postby mrbear666 » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:45 pm

gave legs a good hammering today, felt really sick and couldnt catch my breath for ages after so must have done something right! off to the bouldering walls tomorrow for a change, havent been for a while so going to be rubbish at it and have destroyed raw hands.......no pain no gain!
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#1056 Postby mrbear666 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:02 am

only just recovered from climbing my forearms were destroyed on monday i couldnt even open a bottle lol.
arms chest and shoulders today. liking the machine dips im learning slowly how to target my chest properly with them.

highlight was 25kg arnold curls for 10 reps each arm, i dont recall ever doing them that heavy so pleased with that!

also did 100 reps of side laterals, only with 5kg but had a crazy pump in my delts that ive never had before.
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Re: mrbears road to..........somewhere

#1057 Postby esqinchi » Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:20 pm

Dude I remember that feeling the day after a good climb. It's like you've never had forearm muscles! Will have to look up the arnold curls.

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Re: mrbears road to..........somewhere

#1058 Postby mrbear666 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:34 pm

esqinchi wrote:Dude I remember that feeling the day after a good climb. It's like you've never had forearm muscles! Will have to look up the arnold curls.


i forgot how bad it can be, maybe my forearms will grow with once a week bouldering sessions. Arnold curls, at least i think thats what there called are really good, just grab a dumbell then bend over and grab something like the dumbell rack...... let the other working arm just hang down almost like your about to do a one arm row..........then just curl the dumbell up, it really focuses it on your bicep but without the restriction of preacher curls etc...
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Re: mrbears road to..........somewhere

#1059 Postby HIT Rob » Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:39 pm

Think Leroy Colbert reffered to those as "scoop" curls, its not quite a contraction curl, its a scooping action which apparently produces a better contraction.

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Re: mrbears road to..........somewhere

#1060 Postby mrbear666 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:45 pm

scoop curls, i like it, didnt leroy have the first "offical" 21 inch arms or something?


trained legs thursday or friday cant remember which......or what i did but i remember feeling sick afterwards. wish the gym had a good leg press the one they have is shit, no where round here has a proper 45degree ones just horizontal rubbish sticky squeaky uncomfortable grinding pieces of crap. adding more carbs to my diet in the form of rice and high protein pasta, i get much better pumps and strength when im carbed up. and less angry ;p
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Re: mrbears road to..........somewhere

#1061 Postby mrbear666 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:26 pm

upper body today, minus back.

machine dips
lateral raises
arnold scoop curls got 25 kg for 12 x 2 sets 30kg next time!
tricep pressdowns (managed the whole stack for 10)

doesnt look much but i really hammer them and it feels good, feels like a even workout with nothing getting worked much harder than the other.

going to do back with legs on the weekend.

stuck at 16 1/2 stone and its annoying me, more (again) food beginning tomorrow .
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Re: mrbears road to..........somewhere

#1062 Postby mrbear666 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:21 pm

upper body today

machine dips supersetted with cable crossovers
lateral raises one side at a time
tricep pressdowns
arnold curls managed 30kg dumbells for 12 reps last two had a bit of swing to them so ill call it 10.

missed legs last week as i went climbing again so legs and back will be sometime this week.
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Re: mrbears road to..........somewhere

#1063 Postby mrbear666 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:10 am

had a busy week training wise, done upper body twice and legs twice and also been clmbing so pretty tired today, few days off now with plenty of food......104kgs bodyweight now 107 is the goal.
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Re: mrbears road to..........somewhere

#1064 Postby mrbear666 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:17 am

trained upper body yesterday and legs today, struggled a bit through both no new weights but did have to drop any either, had a few nights bad sleep so thats probably what it is. might go and hit legs again tomorrow.
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Re: mrbears road to..........somewhere

#1065 Postby HIT Rob » Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:32 pm

No doubt, lack of good quality sleep is a gains killer, never have I realised this more than this last week. Get some ZMA in ya an hour or so before bed, it helps...I think;)


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