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  1. I ve come to the conclusion that I dislike training with people...that's my log for today.
  2. Thanks for that great rePly mate!!! So basically dead hanging-pull up-return to dead hang-drop down-quick breath then go again....I do usually go from a dead hanging in my whole sets but I'll take your advice & try it this way first thanks again
  3. VE, What advice do you have if any for weighted pull ups? Currently I do 5x10 wide grips mon (I alter the width per set) & on a fri I usually hit hammers & chins. My right shoulder at the back/arm pit/lat area has been tight lately & I'm I'm putting that down to the amount of pull/chins I do added with the boring but big benching, so my plan this cycle is to do like a shoulder, upper back day (like you advised in a thread recently) & leaving it at that for some recovery & because I'm reprogramming/starting over with a new 1rm's. Is it worth doing one body weight set then add in a plate (it won't be anything heavy maybe a 12 lb plate) then have a set number I want to hit? Maybe like 4 sets 6 reps (after the bw set)? I don't like pushing to failure, like to have a plan:) My idea was: OHP 5/3/1 Pull ups Dumbbell rowing (last set as a Kroc row) 3x10 1xkroc Cable narrow rows 3x12 Maybe a side loadable/straight arm pull downs? 3x15 or will the weighted pull ups be enough work? If so maybe some shrugs to finish? I'm plannin to hit lats just once a week this cycle. Cheers man
  4. The pics look like everyone had a good time VE!!! Looked a great comp:) Did you see the Euro strongman results? Loz came third
  5. You should be consuming an absolute minimum of 1gram protein per body pound
  6. Unless you've got some DNA no other human has then....no You can't maintain,cut & still gain muscle. Serving two masters is impossible, let alone three
  7. Ye I did anyways...she's been using tumblr so hopefully she'll reply/make an appearance
  8. I know mate, keep hoping she's logged something:/ I have an email for her & know she has tumblr/a vlog...have to start trying to get in touch, little worrying
  9. Mon-25th-June cycle 6 week 4 (deload) Not logging anything for this, work was super light & I paired up upper/lower lifts as its deload week. Going to be reviewing my program as I'm reprogramming for a new start. So will be starting with cycle one, new 1rm on the lifts. I ve made some good gains so will be taking my best lifts from previous cycles & basing off those. Contemplating going to a three day split, primarily because I can't deadlift programmed so may just use them as a pre squat warm up. Also thus allows me to start some running on off days. Today's work: OHP 3x10 pull ups Close grip bench (for programming in new cycle so tested this) Mts rows Cable tricep/bicep work Deadlift Front squats Standing hamstring curls Ab work... Summary: Looks a lot but it was all easy/light weight...
  10. Though I'am a firm believer that people waste far to much time worrying over isolation, isolation shouldn't be totally excluded from someones routine, regardless if they're stacked or on the gear. As an example, After my ohp heavy work I repeat ohp for another 5x10 sets (at lower percentages) where obviously the muscled used predominantly would be the trapezius, levator scapulae, serratus anterior and rotator cuff...all working together to stabilize the movement, the core & the triceps. I have been doing more direct tricep work (when I say more I mean push downs but I wont keep a log of the work) as to improve my lock out as the work has become more difficult. Assistance should be aiding the main lift, not detracting from it. I can't remember when I trained any direct bicep work, yet mine still grow. Assistance work should keep you balanced...just give what you do a valid reason, having big biceps isn't a valid reason lol
  11. Fir-23rd-June cycle 6 week 3 (5/3/1) Main lift: squats: (warm up sets 5x5kg5 70kg x5 82.5kg x5) 105kg x5 117.5kg x3 132.5kg x1+2g Assistance: Squats: Boring but big 97.5kg x10 82kg 2x10 70kg 2x10 Standing hamstring curls: 4x12 Hypers: 4x15 Abs: Hanging knee raises 3x10 Summary SO in all I'm aching all over...I'm glad I have opted to reprogram everything now instead of in a cycle or two. I'm just starting to notice one to many niggles & I'm taking a wee bit longer to recover. Never been one to ache for days so this is noticeable. Left squats at just two reps, I had no plan today & was wise to leave more in the tank.
  12. Sorry to hear that VE, all the best to you & your family members. Nice workout gain mate I need to do some weighted wide grip pull ups
  13. Thurs-21st-June cycle 6 week 3 (5/3/1) Early start today & pretty damn busy at work! Main lift: Bench press: (warm up sets 40kg x5 55kg x5 67.5kg x5) 77.5kg x5 87.5kg x3 97.5kg x1 Assistance: Bench press: boring but big 72kg x10 62kg 2x10 52kg 2x10 Chin ups: various grips 4x10 (lat/arm complaining so lef the last 5th set of 10) Dumbbell rows: 34kg x10 32kg x10 30kg x10 22kg x25 Abs: side bends 30 reps with 20kg plate,hammer strength weighted crunches with 15kg loaded,30 crunches: Summary: 1 rep on 97.5kg & had to stop, knew on the 77.5kg set this wasn't going to happen tonight. My right shoulder/back of arm/lat is very tight right now. On next weeks deload I'm not planning to do any pull ups or any direct work... Am feeling a little sore today (in a bad way)
  14. If bodybuilding is your route, then start each day with a compound. This keeps strength in the training, which is lacking in about 99.9% of bodybuilding routines. If physical gains are more important to you, a simple progression of 3 warm up sets then simple 3x5 will serve you well...then add in assistance but you don't HAVE to do a million isolation movements. This being peoples biggest mistake when it comes to assistance work. Example routine: Main: lift OHP Assistance: dumbbell pressing, 4x12/side-rear raise superset 2x10 (10 reps side raise 10 reps rear=1 set), preacher curls 4x12, hammer curls 4x15 Here you push the assistance more than the compound
  15. last thing you want on a bar when you're learning to squat correctly is the pad...I'll never change my view on that. having injuries is entirely different, which was not what I was talking about.
  16. Two young teens asked me to show them how to squat recently, first thing I did was to take the fucking padding off the bar!!!! Also yesterday another guy asked me to watch his squats, I advise him to stop using the padding & to take 30kg off the bar. Had him ATG after a few sets, he now is a believer in not forsaking depth for weight. He could hardly do the 100kg below parallel & said he'd been doing 130kg but nowhere near how much I had him working, it's pleasing when people listen.
  17. Yes you have...oly, my necks pretty thick/muscular so sometimes It pushes against my throat. I program the actual life
  18. Also now I know what mirin is... Thank you
  19. You should be doing pull ups, chin ups, hammer grip chins ect between OHP/bench regardless (that's your lat work done). I do wide grip pull ups Monday between OHP & between bench i alternate between hammer grips & chins
  20. What's mirin? Glad my assistance makes sense... I like to do my rows that way round as i think cable work is great for getting the blood into a muscle. So its helping with recovery.....hard working thursdays followed by cable rows monday. You can never really do to much upper back work! also my split breaks into upper/lower/off/upper/lower/off/off
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