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    Need Help/Advice RE: Tennis Elbow

    I have been lifting for over two years now, but I recently developed tennis elbow in my left elbow (about 4-5 weeks ago now). I took 2 1/2 weeks off from lifting, went to my sports med. doc here at...
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    "It is what it is" is a trite, overused and...

    "It is what it is" is a trite, overused and infuriatingly meaningless cliche that is utilized by provincials who think they are adding some deep, meaningful insight during a discussion when all they...
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    Not to be a jerk, but it sounds like your friend...

    Not to be a jerk, but it sounds like your friend has a long way until medical school......both literally and figuratively!

    Weight gainers and protein powders in general can play a valuable role in...
  4. Thread: 6 months In

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    I personally am not a big fan of 5-day splits. ...

    I personally am not a big fan of 5-day splits. My body and more importantly my mind does much better having at least three days off a week. If I were you and your diet is in order, then I would try...
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    Happy Birthday!!

    Happy Birthday!!
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    Yes, taking a week off after prolonged training...

    Yes, taking a week off after prolonged training can help you both physically and mentally. I typically take a week off after 10 consecutive weeks of training. I find that it does the body (in terms...
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    I don't do a full cheat day during either cycle,...

    I don't do a full cheat day during either cycle, but I will have 1-2 cheat meals per week. I would not classify having a cheat meal and/or day as a "dirty" bulk. If your diet is spot on for the...
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    Bingo!

    Bingo!
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    Doug's Mega Cutting Routine - Week 1, Day 4

    2:00 p.m.

    Chest

    Incline Dumbbell Bench Press (4-1-4 Rep Timing) 40(12), 45(8), 45(8), 45(8)
    Tri-Set:
    Pec Deck 90(12), 80(12), 80(12)
    Dumbbell Flys 45(12), 40(12), 40(12)
    Push Ups BW(10),...
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    Doug's Mega Cutting Routine - Week 1, Day 3

    5:00 a.m.

    Cardio

    45 minutes elliptical trainer - Average HR=121 BPM

    Abs

    Free Motion Ab Machine - 130(25), 130(25), 130(25), 130(25)
    Stability Ball Crunches - BW(20), BW(20)), BW(20),...
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    Doug's Mega Cutting Routine - Week 1, Day 2

    2:30 p.m.

    Back

    Reverse Grip Bent Over Row (4-1-4 Rep Timing) 95(12), 95(10), 105(8), 115(8)
    Tri-Set:
    Wide Grip Pull Down 130(12), 130(12), 140(12)
    One Arm Cable Row 20(12), 30(12), 40(12)...
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    First of all.....good thought provoking post! I...

    First of all.....good thought provoking post! I would continue to post questions and issues you have as the people here are a fantastic resource!

    To your question.....I can honestly say I have...
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    Spot on advice! Every 12 weeks or so I switch it...

    Spot on advice! Every 12 weeks or so I switch it around to add variation.
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    Try drinking your dextrose with water immediately...

    Try drinking your dextrose with water immediately after your workout. Then wait 30 minutes and take your whey with water. More effective and much more palatable!
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    Doug's Mega Cutting Routine - Week 1, Day 1

    Decided to start the workout cycle on Wednesday (Rest Days will be Friday, Monday and Tuesday) as work is getting kind of busy.

    5:00 a.m.

    Cardio

    45 minutes elliptical trainer with HR...
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    Richard's Training Log

    Current Information

    Age: 37
    Height: 73 inches
    Weight: 225.6 pounds

    Body Fat: 16.7%
    Fat Free Mass: 187.925 pounds
    Fat Mass: 37.675 pounds
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    Here's my advice: 1. As you are new to this,...

    Here's my advice:

    1. As you are new to this, you should definitely be doing the 12-week beginners routine.

    2. If you are going to do Doug's routine, you should do it as it is written which...
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    Again based on the available research, this...

    Again based on the available research, this assumes facts not in evidence. Just got off the phone with an Endocrinologist buddy of mine here at the Clinic and he said that while there are studies...
  19. Thread: Days Off :(

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    I'd really like to share that information with...

    I'd really like to share that information with you, but the wifey may not appreciate that:eek:.....not to mention this is a family friendly site.......:cool:

    Congrats on the leg press!!
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    As stated above, you should be focusing on your...

    As stated above, you should be focusing on your diet and employing proper technique. You could take a multi and whey PWO but the single biggest factor in your development is going to be diet and...
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    The flaw in this point of view is that it assumes...

    The flaw in this point of view is that it assumes facts not in evidence! Such as diet, overall cardiovascular health, genetics, etc.........

    From my employer (Mayo Clinic):

    "Those who drink...
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    I would encourage you to read any and all...

    I would encourage you to read any and all articles on the site even if it is on a subject you think you know plenty about.

    The first thing you need to know is that less is more in terms of...
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    Agree completely with TB. In my opinion if you...

    Agree completely with TB. In my opinion if you drink "a lot" (using your words) just go ahead and quit training now! I see no rational reason to train hard and eat right and then to p*** it all...
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    Apart from analyzing the routine, what does your...

    Apart from analyzing the routine, what does your diet look like?!? You can train as hard as you want, but if you do not have a properly dialed in diet then your gains will be marginal at best!
    ...
  25. Thread: New Beginning

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    First of all, welcome! You have stumbled across...

    First of all, welcome! You have stumbled across a site that has given me at the advanced age of 37 a new perspective on how to get fit....the right way! I would encourage you to read any and all...
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    I had something similar about a month and a half...

    I had something similar about a month and a half ago, although it wasn't an acute case as it sounds like it may be in your case. If you haven't taken one in awhile, this might be a good time to take...
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    As stated above, you cannot spot reduce fat. You...

    As stated above, you cannot spot reduce fat. You ABSOLUTELY need to be training your legs. My routine consists of:

    Squats 4x10
    Leg Press 4x10
    Leg Extensions 4x10
    Leg Curls 4x10

    Seated Calf...
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    Great job!!! Keep it up! Agree with...

    Great job!!! Keep it up!

    Agree with TB......squats should be an integral part of EVERYONE'S workout regimen!
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    Have to agree with EK on this!!! On top of that,...

    Have to agree with EK on this!!! On top of that, I just can't see putting all of the time and effort into training as hard as I do.....busting my hump to keep my diet spot on......seeing all of the...
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    After the cardio. Make sure you keep your heart rate between 60-70% of your max so as not turn burn any muscle......
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    The short answer is "Yes". But a good muscle...

    The short answer is "Yes". But a good muscle building and/or cutting routine are only a small portion of any achievable results. You must make sure your diet is in proper order which is to say...
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    Stiff Legged Deadlifts...

    Stiff Legged Deadlifts.....
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    I tend to change things up on a scheduled basis. ...

    I tend to change things up on a scheduled basis. I take a full week off after every 12 consecutive weeks of training. During my muscle building phases after a week off, I will change my routine...
  34. I log every workout by the exercise, sets and...

    I log every workout by the exercise, sets and reps. It is an invaluable means by which to not only track your progress in terms of increasing the amount of weight but that combined with your daily...
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    I have heard of people having negative reactions...

    I have heard of people having negative reactions to artificial sweeteners that could include headaches and grogginess. Sucralose which I believe is found in all of the protein powders you listed is...
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