jonathan wrote:i thought that you said that you didnt do isolation work!?
Not quite I said isolation exercises are inferior for building mass and strength It depends on the program i use. In this program, pre-contest, i wanted a bicep exercise for the following reasons:
- I need it at least psychologically for my arms
- I need my arms to be in top-shape, as i think they are my weak point. I'm running low on calories at the moment, so any muscle not used is prone to atrophy.
- And i wanted an exercise more on that day.
About the abs: i don't think crunches and such are really isolation exercises. Okay, the machine is, but that exercise is completely new to me. The machine has the advantage that i can raise the load, therefore it's in this program.
it would be cool if after your contest you gave the strength work a proper bash again (refering to you wishing you did more on VF)! you gotta use those monster pecs and back muscles to give us some heavy benching and straight leg deads! you are only 5kg off 500kg i should remind you. if you made it, on the strength table there would be 6people with totals over 500kg and 16 with totals over 400kg
Actually i hope that in spite of the diet, i can improve my strength a little with this intense modified HST program. At day 12 i'll be doing 12 reps with 120kg or 122,5kg on the bench (if it works as planned...), after that, i might be able to push my PB a bit further
Anyway, after the comp i plan to do a strength cycle again, and after that another, and another
At the moment, i'm too far away to improve my total by other means than the bench, but i reckon it won't take too long until i can deadlift a reasonably heavy weight again So the last word is not spoken yet :lol
Thanks for the comment
I'm really looking forward for the workouts the next days
love and peace,