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  1. Thread: A-B split

    by Skippysje
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    A-B split

    Monday & Thursday
    Front squat
    Dips/Push ups
    Mil press

    Tuesday & Friday
    Deadlift
    Pull ups
    Rows
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    When to consume calories

    Does it matter if you consume most of your calories in one meal of the day, or is it better to spread them out equally throughout the day for bulking?

    I usually have a meat sandwich and 2x hard...
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    What's your reasoning for that?

    What's your reasoning for that?
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    Upper/lower 4 day split

    Here's my latest workout routine. Any advise, critique or pointers appreciated.

    Monday & Thursday

    Front squats 4x10
    Deadlifts 4x8
    Standing two feet calf raise 4x15
    Curl ups (goal) 4x15
    ...
  5. Good to know

    Good to know
  6. Surely weight is relevant. One you get to...

    Surely weight is relevant. One you get to 15/20/25 reps, whatever weight you are lifting will feel heavy. Won't that also engage the fast twitch fibers??
  7. What is the difference between 1x set of 25 vs 3x sets of 8.

    Scientist on stand-by.

    I've always been told/read that reps in the range of 8-12 are for muscle growth/hypertrophy, and reps in the range of 25+ are for endurance.

    I've also been told/read that...
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    4 day split, 5x5?

    My current 4 day split is:-

    Monday & Thursday
    Front squats 4x12
    Deadlift 4x12
    Calf raise 3x8
    Crunches 3x8
    Planks as long as possible ~2mins

    Tuesday & Friday
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    It looks to me like you maybe using too heavy a...

    It looks to me like you maybe using too heavy a weight. Also, can't tell very well from the angle, but it looks like your feet may be too far apart. I keep my feet about shoulder width apart or just...
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    Thanks for the info. The shop I get it from also...

    Thanks for the info. The shop I get it from also has it in brine or spring water, will switch to one of them.
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    Tuna in sunflower oil

    I eat a can of tinned tuner in sunflower oil each day at work. The tin is 160g, but the lable states the drained weight it 120g. As I don't drain it, I am getting roughly 40g of sunflower oil. I was...
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    Thanks for the feedback folks, much appreciated...

    Thanks for the feedback folks, much appreciated as always.

    What are the thoughts of replacing hammers with curls with a twist? Do they incorporate the brachioradialis as much as hammers?
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    Are hammer curls necessary?

    Are hammer curls really necessary in a routine that includes pull ups and bent over rows? Or would conventional curls be a better use of time and energy?
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    Post workout protein shake

    What would be a good protein shake to invest in (on a budget)?

    Also, are there any brands which should be avoided? I'm currently taking Precision Engineered creatine capsules, which I am thinking...
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    What are nitrous dense foods?

    What are nitrous dense foods?
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    My daily diet is; Weetabix or Porridge 2 ham...

    My daily diet is;

    Weetabix or Porridge
    2 ham and mustard sandwiches
    1 boiled egg
    1 Clementine
    1 120g tin of tuna
    Dinner: New potatoes, baby carrotts, peas and chicken/salmon

    I'm 5'6",...
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    Plain/dark chocolate

    I read somewhere that plain/dark chocolate is a good way to get some of your daily calories in. So is it ok to eat a 100g bar a day, or is that too much?

    The bars I've been eating have;

    Typical...
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    Go Ahead bars

    My wife eats Go Ahead bars for her lunch as she is trying to lose weight. I don't feel these are very helpful due to the ammount of sugar in them. Would like others opinion on them, good or bad?
    ...
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    Guess I'll just have to wait for the summer then...

    Guess I'll just have to wait for the summer then :cool:
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    Are exercise steppers any good?

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    Are these steppers any good for cardio/fat loss workouts? I had one a few years ago and it made me sweat plenty.

    I live in a village with no street lighting so running in the evenings is...
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    Thanks for all the advice. Are any of these...

    Thanks for all the advice. Are any of these easily accessible in the uk, ie supermakets/pharmacy's, or would I need to order online?
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    Which multivitamin?

    What shoud we be looking for in a multivitamin?

    I'm going to start taking multvitamins but I do not know what all the guff on the back of the bottles mean.

    I found this one:-

    Nutritional...
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    Thanks for the info folks. Anchors away it is...

    Thanks for the info folks. Anchors away it is then :)
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    Sit ups with anchored feet

    Is it better to do sit ups without anchoring your feet, or is it ok to do so as long as your form is good?
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    I've never paid any attention to my diet before,...

    I've never paid any attention to my diet before, until a couple of weeks ago. It consisted a lot of crisps, chocolate, biscuits etc. Which I am not cutting out, this is what I am left with... Still...
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    Any advice/pointers on this?

    My daily diet generally consists of:-

    2x Toast/Weetabix
    4x Ham sandwiches
    1x Egg
    Peanuts
    Dinner is generally meat, peas & potatoes.

    Fluids generally water and tea.
  27. Thread: Bad back

    by Skippysje
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    Thanks for the advice. Have youtube'd it and will...

    Thanks for the advice. Have youtube'd it and will drop the weight to work on form.
  28. Thread: Bad back

    by Skippysje
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    Bad back

    I injured my lower back about 10 years ago by using a rowing machine incorrectly. My current programme which I got from this site calls for straight leg deadlifts. This seems to put extra strain on...
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    Is this the best way for building mass/muscle...

    Is this the best way for building mass/muscle though?
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    When to increase weight

    When performing a routine that asks for 4x10 sets, when should weight be added?
    Is it when you can complete 10 reps on the final set? If I do that, I find I'm nowhere near pushing myself on the...
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    I feel I should chip in on this thread...

    I feel I should chip in on this thread (considering I started it!)

    I read somewhere (can't for the life of me remember where) that straps could be used for curls.
    I tried it a couple of times...
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    Week 16 W/C 22/09/14 Lower A (Mon) Deadlift...

    Week 16 W/C 22/09/14

    Lower A (Mon)
    Deadlift 102.5kg 2 / 96kg 3 / 88.5kg 4 / 82kg 5
    Squats 20kg 20,20,17,13
    DB stiff leg dead 12.5kgea 15,5,7,7
    BB calf raise 22.5kg (AMAP) 17,15,13,11
    Planks...
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    Week 15 W/C 15/09/14 Lower A (Mon) Deadlift...

    Week 15 W/C 15/09/14

    Lower A (Mon)
    Deadlift 102.5kg / 96kg / 88.5kg / 82kg *** NO LIFTING DUE TO BAD BACK ***
    Sqyats 20kg
    DB stiff leg dead 12.5kgea
    BB calf raise 25kg
    Planks 10kg (60/30)...
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    That'll be a "no" then...

    That'll be a "no" then...
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    Curling with straps

    Does anyone else use straps while doing curls?
    Are there any specific benifits/disadvantages to using them when curling?
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