Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness

Healthy Food Defines You
It is currently Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:26 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 67 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: EvilJukka's Progress Topic
PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:09 am 
Great progress, man! Your hard work is certainly paying off! Obvious improvements in teh 'ceps, shoulders and especially lats. Keep at it! :)


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: EvilJukka's Progress Topic
PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:14 am 
Offline
Rabbit

Joined: Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:56 pm
Posts: 39
Location: Vaasa, Finland
Aww, man, now i'm more inspired again.. :D

Today i decided to add one new thing to my every workout. I'm going to do one super-slow-motion rep after every single set for every single muscle group. I've done it with my shoulders and i think the results should be there, so i'm going to do the same thing for every muscle from here on. :)

What i mean is, when a set is done, i'll force myself to do one more rep reeeeeaaaaaally slow, at least 6 seconds to get up, hold it up for 3 or so seconds and at least 12 seconds to go back down again. It always kills my shoulders, as i do it after every set, and i do four sets for my shoulders. :) It feels really good after all four.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EvilJukka's Progress Topic
PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:32 am 
Offline
Elephant

Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:48 pm
Posts: 2960
Location: Stockholm, Sweden.
I'm not sure how you've been training untill now but you know that at the end of a set you're not supposed to be able to lift the weight again, right?

_________________
cubby2112 wrote:
When someone says you don't train "functionally," you should just punch them in the face. Ask them how "functional" of a movement that was.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EvilJukka's Progress Topic
PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:48 am 
Offline
Elephant
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:38 am
Posts: 1150
Location: Turku, Finland
Now that's what I call progress! Great gains, especially in shoulders! 8) Good job! Now you can really see the changes easily!

_________________
Y.E.A.H. B.U.D.D.Y. :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:
(citation of Lean & Green) Click here for more yeah buddies!

I run a vegan food webstore and retail store chain in Finland. Please check http://www.vegetukku.fi for more information (sry, only in Finnish)!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EvilJukka's Progress Topic
PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:25 am 
Offline
Rabbit

Joined: Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:56 pm
Posts: 39
Location: Vaasa, Finland
Yes johan, that's the way i've been training, but i've been training my shoulders with free weights, and i haven't been able to train as well as i'd like with heavier weights, so after 12 reps i've done that one special rep to boost it up. Now i'm going to start doing it with every muscle group, and i'll do it right after i get the feeling that "this is going to be the last rep", you know? It's very hard to explain with words. :D But trust me when i say, i'm busting my ass in the gym with every set these days. :)

EDIT: And thank you tuc! :mrgreen:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EvilJukka's Progress Topic
PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 12:31 pm 
Srsly, I don't think that that last, super-slow rep will do you much good. If you put enough effort into lifting as heavy as you can on every single set, it's all that it takes for a beginner/intermediate lifter (provided that other things, such as nutrition, are being taken care of, of course). Clever extra-tricks may be OK once you're really advanced and need a wee boost to your routine, but for now - not much point doing that. However, if you REALLY feel it's working, by all means, keep doing what you're doing! ;)


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: EvilJukka's Progress Topic
PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:51 pm 
Offline
Rabbit
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:01 pm
Posts: 170
Location: Duesseldorf, Germany
Definitely nice and quick progress! :D
If I compare you to all the other guys in usual BB-forums who started at a similar base, I'm convinced once more that veganism is in no way a less suficient diet for building muscle 8) :wink:

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EvilJukka's Progress Topic
PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:59 pm 
Offline
Rabbit

Joined: Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:56 pm
Posts: 39
Location: Vaasa, Finland
I definitely feel that the slow-mo-trick has done wonders with my shoulders so i'll at least try it with everything and see how it feels after my workouts. If it sucks, i won't do it, but if it feels as good as it does with my shoulders, i'll add it to my routine. Just for the boost. I really need a boost. Plus it feels awesome. :wink:

Oh man, thanks so much Devil's Plaything. :) I really want to be a good example of a vegan """"bodybuilder"""" who really gets bigger, especially because of my crappy genes that make it very difficult to begin with. :D

EDIT: Another pic. :mrgreen:


Attachments:
File comment: Sorry, i had to. :D
bicep.jpg
bicep.jpg [ 79.88 KiB | Viewed 1293 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EvilJukka's Progress Topic
PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:36 pm 
Offline
Elephant
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:39 pm
Posts: 2277
Location: BC Canada
Very nice clean bulk. I'm a hardgainer too, and I kind of see it as a blessing. I can eat whatever I want, and it's easy for me to burn fat for the summer.

Keep up the good work!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EvilJukka's Progress Topic
PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:12 am 
Offline
Gorilla
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:54 pm
Posts: 831
Location: Anchorage, AK (Alaska)
I like the size of your forearm. I wish mine were a little more responsive.

_________________
"Eating should be seen as a ritual of health."
Facebook


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EvilJukka's Progress Topic
PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:10 am 
Offline
Elephant
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2007 6:32 am
Posts: 1188
Location: Newcastle, Australia
Looking good! You're staying lean and you've definitely grown.

_________________
Pictures | Training & eating


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EvilJukka's Progress Topic
PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:33 am 
Offline
Rabbit

Joined: Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:56 pm
Posts: 39
Location: Vaasa, Finland
Thanks Marcina. :)

LocalBrada, i do train my forearms pretty hard as well, almost grinding my teeth at the end of every set, but i think my wrists are too skinny for any bigger forearm muscles. :D

And thank you sosso. :) This thing is really feeling good. I hope i'll be much heavier in Spring. :popcorn:

Oh, and by the way, i tried that slow-mo rep yesterday, and it was my chest/shoulder/abs/back day, and it really felt awesome with every single set i did. My chest is really sore now, and i LOVE it. :twisted:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EvilJukka's Progress Topic
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:24 am 
Offline
Rabbit

Joined: Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:56 pm
Posts: 39
Location: Vaasa, Finland
Hmm, not so good news coming up. I went back down to 63,3 kg (139 lbs). An ugly breakup doesn't do good things to a man's appetite and hours of sleep (read: not able to eat properly and sleeping less than four hours every night).

But damn it, i'm going to get there.

Note: I didn't feel any loss of strength yesterday when training, but i got tired and dizzy on the treadmill RIGHT away.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EvilJukka's Progress Topic
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:16 am 
Offline
Elephant

Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:48 pm
Posts: 2960
Location: Stockholm, Sweden.
Girls suck but not always in the right way, huh? :wink: JK
Me and my GF broke up for like 6 months or so (got back together later on), emotinally that was the shittiest time of my life but training wise I kicked it soooo good. The gym is a great way to get over someone etc etc

Joey C wrote:
Some kids had Morrissey, I had gold's gym


gotta get huge

_________________
cubby2112 wrote:
When someone says you don't train "functionally," you should just punch them in the face. Ask them how "functional" of a movement that was.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: EvilJukka's Progress Topic
PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:20 am 
Offline
Gorilla
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2006 5:37 pm
Posts: 984
Location: "...is there balm in Gilead?"
Hey, E.J., you are looking really great! Love that last pic :)..

About the breakup, I'm so sorry; but, take this time to take out that pain, anger or whatever on those weights :twisted: I was in the best shape in my life after I broke off a serious relationship :lol: Damn...I think I need to get in and out of another one just to get hot again :lol:

Just know you'll get through this. The only way to get to the other side IS to go through it.

For sleep, you can try forcing yourself to stay awake (maybe for 24 hours or so) So stay awake past the time you finally do get sleepy and just continue your day. That'll make you really tired and sleepy, but that's the idea.
Then decide on what time is best for you to sleep, and go to bed then. You'll sleep like a rock, I promise. That should get you back on track, even if you oversleep a bit, you'll still be tired the next day around the same time you decided to go to bed. Hope that makes sense :)

Good luck. And keep up your health. Don't let anyone ever keep you from taking care of yourself, Ever!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 67 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  



{ ASACP_CREDITS }
{ ASACP_CREDITS }
{ ASACP_CREDITS } Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group