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 Post subject: Re: mrbears HIT bulk journal
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:24 pm 
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Absolutely mate, heavy rest pause training works well with calf training, as do static holds (though the first few times i did super heavy statics on calfs, they went into a series of cramps that lasted all night, wasn't pleasant man). If calf's are a stubborn muscle for ya, its probably best to train them first in the workout, it shouldn't effect your thigh training.

Sorry forgot to mention, yeah seen those bands were coming here, not a massive fan, though, i do like roots and bullet the blue sky, top tunes:)


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 Post subject: Re: mrbears HIT bulk journal
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:48 am 
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Absolutely mate, heavy rest pause training works well with calf training, as do static holds (though the first few times i did super heavy statics on calfs, they went into a series of cramps that lasted all night, wasn't pleasant man). If calf's are a stubborn muscle for ya, its probably best to train them first in the workout, it shouldn't effect your thigh training.

Sorry forgot to mention, yeah seen those bands were coming here, not a massive fan, though, i do like roots and bullet the blue sky, top tunes:)




ugh cramps the worst isnt it! i used to get that all the time on ham string curls, the second i went over 25kg i would get the worst cramp ever had to stop doing it in the end, deep leg press seems to do the trick for them enough now though! roots is a amazing tune! soulflys new one 'bloodshed' is good too :D and who can forget ratamahata, classic metal :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:56 am 
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decided to clean my diet up a bit, and eat less processed/junk type stuff again..........heres a list of what ill be eating, quantities and meal times unknown but rest assured macros will be met one way or another with a minimum of 4 meals daily. :lol: but only with these foods. any comments criticisms are welcome!

all beans
lentils
oil free salads
pea protein powder
soy protein powder
chick peas
all fruit
all veg
nuts
fruit teas
water
peanut butter
tofu

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:32 am 
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Am in the same boat mate, need to clean up my diet aswell. That all looks good, are you going to be eating that water with a knife and folk lol (sorry, just joking:). Something that i'll started use this last few months in hemp seed oil, its in a black wine style bottle at Tesco's, called The Good Oil, its 25 times more omega 3 than olive oil. Tasty too:)


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try this for lunch = baked sweet potatoes + stir fried tofu with garlic, ginger and shoyo =)

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@ Rob, haha i may push the boat out and use a spoon to eat the water lol, ill check that oil out cheers pal.

@ maybenot, sounds good mate ill give it a try sometime, just had stir fried carrots, beans, broccoli, and garlic and tofu! i love tofu :D

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mrbear666 wrote:
all beans
lentils
oil free salads
pea protein powder
soy protein powder
chick peas
all fruit
all veg
nuts
fruit teas
water
peanut butter
tofu


Looks like a pretty good setup man. This is pretty much what I've been eating regularly for the past couple months. I feel amazing all the time, and, I've noticed that pretty much any time I add in processed foods (seitan, tofu, junk, chocolate, and, sadly, beer) I feel absolutely terrible for at least a day or two therafter. It just really shows you how sensitive you can become after eating so pure for a while.

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esqinchi wrote:
mrbear666 wrote:
all beans
lentils
oil free salads
pea protein powder
soy protein powder
chick peas
all fruit
all veg
nuts
fruit teas
water
peanut butter
tofu


Looks like a pretty good setup man. This is pretty much what I've been eating regularly for the past couple months. I feel amazing all the time, and, I've noticed that pretty much any time I add in processed foods (seitan, tofu, junk, chocolate, and, sadly, beer) I feel absolutely terrible for at least a day or two therafter. It just really shows you how sensitive you can become after eating so pure for a while.


yeh mate it does make a huge difference to how you feel when you eat clean.........ive slipped a little lately, still stayed vegan but been eating a bit too much crap if iam honest..........back on the clean stuff now though. this is alot less carbs than iam used to but as i only train for 15-20 mins a week i feel i dont need so much, so we shall see what happens :D definitely no beers either havent had any since i had a hangover in october :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: mrbears HIT bulk journal
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HIT upper body this morning, increased my pec dec by 10kg to bring my reps down a bit still got 19, so thats more reps with more weight than 2 weeks ago 8) can only increase once more and the machine is maxed. did more weight and reps on the upright seated row machine too. one bad thing about HIT is that i feel so sick after it i cant eat for a little while after the gym, but i guess it doesnt matter as im making progress. weighed in at 94 kg today.

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Great progress mate, good stuff:)

If your close to maxing out equipment such as a pec deck, slow your rep cadence down, reduce it to a 2-4 second positive, 2 second hold in the contracted position, then a 4 second negative.

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(John Martini had me do this one) Use you normal rep cadence, however on every 2nd or 3rd rep, perform a superslow negative, changes everything:)


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:thumbup: Keep up the good work Mrbear666 really like your journal very inspirational for me just having started mine and seeing yours progress!


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HIT Rob wrote:
Great progress mate, good stuff:)

If your close to maxing out equipment such as a pec deck, slow your rep cadence down, reduce it to a 2-4 second positive, 2 second hold in the contracted position, then a 4 second negative.

Or

(John Martini had me do this one) Use you normal rep cadence, however on every 2nd or 3rd rep, perform a superslow negative, changes everything:)



so simple yet i didnt even think of this! cheers mate, maybe could do the jreps kinda thing too?. my pecs are effin killing already from this morning, painful day tomoro i thinks!

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:thumbup: Keep up the good work Mrbear666 really like your journal very inspirational for me just having started mine and seeing yours progress!



thanks mate, glad to be of some help to someone! keep it up, good sleep diet and hard training and the progress will follow! :D

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 Post subject: Re: mrbears HIT bulk journal
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HIT Rob wrote:
Great progress mate, good stuff:)

If your close to maxing out equipment such as a pec deck, slow your rep cadence down, reduce it to a 2-4 second positive, 2 second hold in the contracted position, then a 4 second negative.

Or

(John Martini had me do this one) Use you normal rep cadence, however on every 2nd or 3rd rep, perform a superslow negative, changes everything:)



so simple yet i didnt even think of this! cheers mate, maybe could do the jreps kinda thing too?. my pecs are effin killing already from this morning, painful day tomoro i thinks!


Yes mate, you could use J-rep reps or 1 1/4 reps, that why you'd be achieving more contractions per unit of time (as well as solving the issue that many Hitters come across...ie lack of resistance:) But hold off on that until you've no where else to go, when the progress train is in motion, don't through anything on the tracks.

Oh the DOMS are good aren't they lol, that's one draw back from training your muscles so infrequently, longer recovery times permits for a greater level of performance, which in turn results in a deeper level of fatigue, but that's a trade off i'd rather have.

Have a great week mate:)


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