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by George G
Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Moving up
Replies: 3
Views: 8922

Re: Moving up

So after the discussion in response to my question, I've started training a little lighter and using more sets. Previously I was doing 8-12 reps one set. If I did 12 reps, next workout I added 5%. Each time I trained to complete failure. Generally 5% was small enough that if I did 12 reps at n, I c...
by George G
Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Prototype Routine
Replies: 13
Views: 23242

Ok back to the intensity juggling thing. Time really isn't a factor. I just can't do a fully body routine 3 times a week, and trying to do different excercises and different intensities will be impossible to keep track of. So can vary the intensity by the week? (Week 1 = light, week 2 = medium, wee...
by George G
Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: from General
Topic: question about routine
Replies: 11
Views: 18365

You right about switching rep ranges periodically. This concept is called periodization: http://www.exrx.net/WeightTraining/Periodization.html
by George G
Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: X-Rep
Replies: 4
Views: 10986

Ooops!

Looks like I am totaly off the mark here :)
by George G
Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: X-Rep
Replies: 4
Views: 10986

Bob, This web site has helped me a great deal when I started lifting just over a year ago. I still reference it all the time. My experience with bodybuilding.com is limited, but I have read a couple of useful articles there. I am sure you can learn from both and many others. Onto your question. I am...
by George G
Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: My workout
Replies: 17
Views: 39995

The thing is, with this routine, I rarely get sore. If I do get sore it is that tight good sore, not the I can't move my body sore. I realize I might be overtraining but I basically built this workout using a template from EXRX You picked an ADVANCED WO template. How long have you been training con...
by George G
Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: from General
Topic: Supersets
Replies: 7
Views: 17442

Hey George, Could you elaborate on why you recover faster? If you mean you get more rest, then I understand but I do not really see how working an antagonist group helps recovery of the other directly. Ryan, When I knew next to nothing abuot weight training, I read that you can superset antagonists...
by George G
Sun Feb 19, 2006 5:25 am
Forum: from General
Topic: Supersets
Replies: 7
Views: 17442

There are two benefits that I am aware of when working anagonists in supersets. 1. It's a time saver. 2. You recover faster. Take Tim's example above with BPs and Rows. If you did 3 sets of BPs followed by 3 sets of rows you wouldn't recover as fast as when alternating between rows and BPs. I have n...
by George G
Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shoulder workout
Replies: 4
Views: 12985

Re: Shoulder workout

I'm trying to hit each part of the shoulder with two exercise. I need some alternate exercises. Military press Hang cleans (I remove the jump and squat) Front rows Behind the neck press Front raises (45 lb. plate) Lateral raises (machine) Cable pulls (Coming across the body and up) Shrugs. Should I...
by George G
Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: not making progress..
Replies: 1
Views: 6999

Re: not making progress..

the past few session i have not been making progress... like one session i do 12 rep 10 lbs curl to warm up then 12 rep 20 lbs one set then second set i go to 9 rep and then fail.. then 4 day later i only make it to 8 rep then fail.. what am i doing wrong? same thing with bench i have been stuck at...
by George G
Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:52 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Post Workout Protein question/routine question.
Replies: 10
Views: 18888

My opinion: Drop one of the curling movements and push the other one to the end of your workout. Replace the leg extensions with front squats (use the EZ Curl bar, that's what I do). If you don't have enough weight for front squats, do Bulgarian split squat with DBs, do step-ups, do lunges. As Ryan ...
by George G
Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:15 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Stretching, Static and Dynamic, Studies?
Replies: 12
Views: 30425

Re: Stretching, Static and Dynamic, Studies?

I have read over the discussion of stretching on this website but am wondering if there are any further conclusions elsewhere about static stretching in particular; what exactly does it do to the muscle, does it increase injury rate if performed before an activity requiring maximal speed mucular co...
by George G
Sun Jan 08, 2006 12:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 14
Views: 26269

Re: Hi!

Hi, I am John and nice meeting all of you! I recently have developed the following upper body workout routine (to aid swimming), and since I don't have much knowledge in weight training I would like to ask for everyone's opinion on it. If possible, please tell me whether I am overdoing certain sets...
by George G
Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: from Diet
Topic: Post Workout Nutrition
Replies: 10
Views: 31368

Hi George. Well, I read that article, and I can't and wouldn't disagree with Berardi when it comes to the science. It is a pretty blatant ad for a new Biotest product however. My experience has been that right after a workout, I generally have no apetite whatsoever for solid food, so I usually take...
by George G
Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:27 am
Forum: from Diet
Topic: Post Workout Nutrition
Replies: 10
Views: 31368

Post Workout Nutrition

Dr John Berardi has it all figured out here http://www.t-nation.com/findArticle.do?article=body_142post But in addition to being informative the article is also "a full fledged, in your face, introduction to a new Biotest supplement " so I have to be cautious. My current post workout nutrition consi...