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    Before this thread strays too far from the...

    Before this thread strays too far from the original topic (which it has), & heads off on the course of moral right & wrong (which it has), lets get a valid argument for what makes CF bad or good....
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    Watch yourself in the mirror & make each set last...

    Watch yourself in the mirror & make each set last at least 40 seconds. Lower the weight as much as you need to. Make sure you are not engaging your traps to lift the weight. You should not see your...
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    as a weightlifter, buying clothes to comfortably...

    as a weightlifter, buying clothes to comfortably fit our legs has always been a problem. Its quite embarrassing for me to take an hour to find jeans that use to take 10 mins to find. I remember the...
  4. Dynamic lower body conjugate method question

    I'm doing conjugate method training, first off. When it comes to the dynamic lower body day, keep in mind that the goal is to move as fast as possible. So would power cleans (or any other kind of...
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    It all has to do with the angle of your torso to...

    It all has to do with the angle of your torso to the ground. Keep in mind there are different styles of doing the deadlift. To see what I'm talking about, have a friend take a pic of you from the...
  6. Thread: Roid rage?

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    My problem lies not in the aggression during the...

    My problem lies not in the aggression during the workout, I'm loving it while I have a barbell in hand, but getting myself to cool down after the workout, when that aggression needs to taper down....
  7. Thread: Roid rage?

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    Roid rage?

    I am a 16 y/o guy & I have been diagnosed with having an unusually volume of Testosterone in my blood. When I'm working out,leg day in particular, I start to get more aggressive than normal & have...
  8. Thread: Bean recipes

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    Any recipes for Garbonzo (chickpeas)? I...

    Any recipes for Garbonzo (chickpeas)? I unwittingly cooked a batch without taking into account how to season them.
  9. Thread: Bean recipes

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    Bean recipes

    Does anybody have some good recipes to try for beans of any kind? I like them, but they're bland & not appetizing to eat alone. I haven't yet found a good way to add them to other (healthy)dishes or...
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    I'm just going to say for the record that its at...

    I'm just going to say for the record that its at the bare minimum entertaining to watch the Games, regionals, & the Open. I have never taken a cross fit class, but have done strongman workouts with...
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    Why only 5x5 for the speed work? If your taking...

    Why only 5x5 for the speed work? If your taking that concept from westside, keep in mind that they do singles, doubles, & triples for at least 8 sets. The normal protocol is 8-10 sets, but theres...
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    Try lyle's generic bulking routine.You are...

    Try lyle's generic bulking routine.You are applying too much volume to your workouts which isn't necessary or productive at your level. eat big(& smart) to get big.
  13. Thread: blood and guts

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    I haven't tried the program but if it requires a...

    I haven't tried the program but if it requires a training partner for forced reps & such, I would suggest finding a partner. The average joe at the gym won't appreciate being dragged to your every...
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    Are you making gains this way? Personally I feel...

    Are you making gains this way? Personally I feel that your volume & frequency is too high for a program with a strength goal. How long have you been training? I highly doubt that you really need 6...
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    Volume too high for bench press. Decline press is...

    Volume too high for bench press. Decline press is useless, sorry to have to break it to you. Flat bench activates way more muscle & the entire pec minor. I would suggest start with BB bench for...
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    Possible neck injury from Leg press

    About 2 weeks ago today, I was finishing the last set of leg press when on the last rep, I felt an intense pain erupting out of the back of my neck, possibly from the cerebrum. I don't know if I...
  17. Thread: Advice please

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    As far as blood flow is concerned, your heart...

    As far as blood flow is concerned, your heart rate goes up with exercise as you may already know. This makes working out hazardous to you, period. Bodyweight, & rehab is pretty much what you've been...
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    Question about Westside

    I have a pretty good understanding of westside methods, but I have one question about the maximal effort method. Once you've warmed up to your maximum weight, do you do do multiple sets of singles...
  19. Thread: Lat development

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    Lat development

    When I do wide grip lat pulldowns, I always feel it primarily in the rear felt during the negative phase. I usually get an upper back pump, never in the lat. also, how can I better develop my lower...
  20. Can you give me a link to the Westside standard...

    Can you give me a link to the Westside standard template? I have looked for it several times & they don't always agree with each other as far as supplemental work on each specific day. I know how to...
  21. Thread: Updates

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    Why do you not eat actual food post w/o? Calves?

    Why do you not eat actual food post w/o? Calves?
  22. Heres the link to the particular version that I'm...

    Heres the link to the particular version that I'm about to start:http://www.defrancostraining.com/articles/38-articles/65-westside-for-skinny-bastards-part-iii.html

    There are two other versions,...
  23. WS4SB, a bulking program, strength, or something in between?

    I am going to start Westside for Skinny Bastards, particularly the 3rd version. I've heard a lot of people saying how its a "bulking program for hardgainers". But bearing the westside title, you...
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    I don't see enough emphasis on traps. I would...

    I don't see enough emphasis on traps. I would remove 1 rowing exercise & replace it with trap bar or normal DL. For me, my back workout is
    a)DL 4x6-8
    b)Behind the neck pulldown 4x8-12
    c)Yates row...
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    Why would you go to India just to prove that you...

    Why would you go to India just to prove that you can bench more than the next guy
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    Poll: Dragon flags, for the strong-ab specialists

    Dragon flags, for the strong-ab specialists
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    Crossfit vs. Conventional conditioning

    Crossfit is one of those things that has a cult following & you either love it or you hate it. Who here is a cross fit advocate & why?
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    Rather disheartening trip to the gym today

    Whats worse than curling in the squat rack? Using the bench to do barbell curls. Yes, I actually witnessed this today, & the guy was only using 50 lbs to! Went to use an adjustable bench for flies, &...
  29. Thread: biceps program

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    Leave your BROceps alone & train your entire...

    Leave your BROceps alone & train your entire body. Especially your back.
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    Don't always see curls outside of the squat rack,...

    Don't always see curls outside of the squat rack, sadly. I don't think I've seen reverse grip bench either. Nobody in my darn gym uses the T-Bar row apparatus, probably because it is neatly hidden...
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    Nick, look up sports supplements on the American...

    Nick, look up sports supplements on the American College of Sports Medicine website.Most are completely safe in the right quantity. Please rephrase yourself, or I will just pass off your post as you...
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    Just because I am not familiar with the...

    Just because I am not familiar with the terminology, what does BA/CM/LCLT stand for? Really good articles!
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    Which amino supplement should I take

    I'm looking for an amino acid supplement to take during cardio. Should I take a BCAA, beta-alanine, general Amino, or some other supplement intra-workout?
  34. Thread: Good deload?

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    My lifts are Bench-205, Squat-265, DL-300,...

    My lifts are Bench-205, Squat-265, DL-300, OHP-130. Mad cow hasn't helped my OHP, which is very odd. THe bench number is about a month old now, so I have no idea where I am now. The next time I run...
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    They should have the label online. They have it...

    They should have the label online. They have it on this site. Search it now. I've tried it twice, it lasted me about a month, but I didn't take it everyday.
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