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Old 11-20-2013, 06:38 PM   #21
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Yeah I'll post some squat and DL videos soon. Definitely when I get a better hang of the DL. I'm pretty confident in my form on Squat as I've been doing it for 2 years now. I go

HIIT sounds like a good plan. I play basketball but not enough recently. I think that helps a lot.
Why would you post a video when you get a better hang of it? Post now.


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Old 11-20-2013, 07:09 PM   #22
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:09 PM   #23
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I would bulk if I were you with clean food and a little hiit or metcon twice a week. Your current food intake will cause fat loss but minimal strength increases

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Old 11-21-2013, 07:53 PM   #24
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Even what I ate yesterday? Post 13.


I think I'm gonna up my calories to 3000 eating healthy. While also doing some HIIT.


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Old 11-21-2013, 08:18 PM   #25
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Even what I ate yesterday? Post 13.


I think I'm gonna up my calories to 3000 eating healthy. While also doing some HIIT.


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Do it. See how it goes and post exactly what you ate here.


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Re: Charles' Log/ Advice thread

I glanced at you're routines but didn't read any of the input on here. My advice would be to start doing more pyramid like work. Switching to pyramid work really helped me make some amazing gains and i still haven't slowed down. Plus if you've been doing work like you posted for a while, pyramid will help because it's a didn't style which will confuse the muscles and help stimulate growth, win/win. I don't really like the idea of doing multiple sets with the same weight/rep.

I feel like people over analyze plateaus on here. The most basic way to beat a plateau is to just change things up. I don't even think changing exercises is really important, but switching set and rep counts and jumping the intensity up a bit can help greatly.

Also consider throwing on a belt with some more weight for your pullups, finishing with strip sets (this will really hit you well), and i hope you have a spotter for your compound lift work and you're using him (i believe if you keep doing what you've been doing and do what you can do, you won't be able to change what's possible for you very much. Start finishing with what you barely can't do [then working back down] and sooner than you think you will be able to do it)
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:08 PM   #27
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I feel i should clarify better on what i said at the end there. I'm not saying you should be 1rep maxing every workout. But when you hit 3 reps on the bench and you're tired and not sure if you quite have another one left, go for it, that's what spotters are for. Then if you barely get that up with him using like 2 pounds of pressure, screw it, go for another. Work past what you're capable of and eventually it'll become another part of what you are capable of.

Don't just work a bit past your comfort level, completely shatter your comfort level. Work to a point where you're past physical strength and testing mental strength.

That's how i believe results are gotten.
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Thanks for the input, lots of good stuff in your post.

I rarely work out with a spotter and even when I have a friend in the gym, I usually don't ask for help with a spot. I should start going until failure... especially on bench.


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I'm going to start using my fitness pal again. I'll post exactly what I eat tomorrow along with my macros for everyone's input.


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I glanced at you're routines but didn't read any of the input on here. My advice would be to start doing more pyramid like work. Switching to pyramid work really helped me make some amazing gains and i still haven't slowed down. Plus if you've been doing work like you posted for a while, pyramid will help because it's a didn't style which will confuse the muscles and help stimulate growth, win/win. I don't really like the idea of doing multiple sets with the same weight/rep.

I feel like people over analyze plateaus on here. The most basic way to beat a plateau is to just change things up. I don't even think changing exercises is really important, but switching set and rep counts and jumping the intensity up a bit can help greatly.

Also consider throwing on a belt with some more weight for your pullups, finishing with strip sets (this will really hit you well), and i hope you have a spotter for your compound lift work and you're using him (i believe if you keep doing what you've been doing and do what you can do, you won't be able to change what's possible for you very much. Start finishing with what you barely can't do [then working back down] and sooner than you think you will be able to do it)
Don't take this the wrong way but you're using a lot of broscience here. There is no such thing as confusing muscles and sets across are usually recommended by all the experts. Yes, you can do whatever rep schemes you want and you'll probably still make progress if you're consistent. Don't think just because what you're doing is working that makes it right. This is a lot like some of the in shape dudes I know telling people something that makes no sense and them believing them because they look good.

Basically, what you're saying is go as hard as possible which I agree with. The reason people can't break platues is because they're not eating right or going hard enough.
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I feel i should clarify better on what i said at the end there. I'm not saying you should be 1rep maxing every workout. But when you hit 3 reps on the bench and you're tired and not sure if you quite have another one left, go for it, that's what spotters are for. Then if you barely get that up with him using like 2 pounds of pressure, screw it, go for another. Work past what you're capable of and eventually it'll become another part of what you are capable of.

Don't just work a bit past your comfort level, completely shatter your comfort level. Work to a point where you're past physical strength and testing mental strength.

That's how i believe results are gotten.
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Not a good day... my chest is weaker than it was at the end of summer even though I haven't stopped or slowed down lifting. Not sure why...

Bench: 135x8, 185x6, 205x2 (failed on 3!), 185x5, 185x5
Incline Bench: 135x8, 135x6, 135x6, 135x5
Chest Press: 2 45 plates on ea. side x10, x8, x6 (failure)
EZ Bar Skull Crushers: 50x15 suppersetted with bench x10, 60x10x2 suppersetted with bench x8x2.

Weighed in at 195.

Food:
Breakfast:
1/2 Avocado
3 Eggs Over Easy cooked in PAM
Banana
3 slices deli meat turkey

Lunch:
Salad with 1/2 Avocado, 1/2 lb chicken breast sautéed, slice of swiss cheese, pickle

PWO:
Whey shake w/ 40G protein

Dinner:
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Macros so far:
23% Carbs, 47% fat, 30% protein
117G, 105G, 150G
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You need to eat more, those aren't meals those are small snacks.
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Whatttt. I'm at nearly 2200 calories before dinner.


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This!

it was like 5pm when you posted that and that's all you ate?! I eat more than they before noon and i don't wake up before 10am.

Step up your eating game. 6 meals a day, basically all meat, fresh bread and veggies. Go to the "what did you eat today" thread and go back a couple pages from the end and read what i posted about my diet.

You wanna be a bigger, stronger man? Quit eating like a 12 year old girl. Eat until you don't enjoy one bite of food anymore, then eat some more, then wake up and do it again.
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it was like 5pm when you posted that and that's all you ate?! I eat more than they before noon and i don't wake up before 10am.

Step up your eating game. 6 meals a day, basically all meat, fresh bread and veggies. Go to the "what did you eat today" thread and go back a couple pages from the end and read what i posted about my diet.

You wanna be a bigger, stronger man? Quit eating like a 12 year old girl. Eat until you don't enjoy one bite of food anymore, then eat some more, then wake up and do it again.

Haha. I just don't want to get fat. And not fit in my suits anymore. Definitely my biggest worry ahha


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I don't eat nearly as much as Trashcan but I eat at least 2.5- 3 lbs of meat and potatoes for dinner, half a pound of turkey for lunch with fruit and granola bars, if you eat the right foods you won't get fat.
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I'm confused. How was that list of food 2200? Did you cook each of your eggs with 5 shots of olive oil?


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Another person showing me that it's useless to try helping anybody in the health and fitness section.

You're afraid to eat? Enjoy being skinny and weak.

Sorry if this comes off harsh, but this same thing comes up over and over in here. "i want get bigger and stronger... risk gaining 1-3% body fat, temporarily, to hit my goals?! That's not gonna work!"

Keep doing what you're doing and you have a few options.
1.take steroids. But even with steroids, a weak diet like yours, you will see minimal results
2. Keep eating like a small child, and keep lifting weights at a middle school powerlifting level
3. Give up now because obviously you're not dedicated and this isn't truly important to you

People like you are just starting to get on my nerves....
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