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Old 02-07-2013, 03:20 PM   #261
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Maybe I should ditch the pushups and replace with cable crossovers for 12-15 reps? I don't want total exercises over 3.
Is there a particular reason why?
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:28 PM   #262
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Is there a particular reason why?
If you go back a few pages I was doing a typical 4 day bodybuilding split recently, where I had flat bench / incline dumbell / pec dec / cable flies / push downs / dips for my chest & triceps day. Similar amount of exercises for all 4 days...

I dreaded going to the gym, I hated being there (for the wrong reasons) and I was missing at least one workout a week. I always push myself in the gym, but the lack of motivation was really disappointing and unusual.

I found the end was never near with that amount of exercises, but I didn't notice the amounts of sets I was doing nearly as much. I would be in the zone and then I would unrack the weight after 4 sets and go "whats next?". I'd look and see a list of 4-5 exercises and just hate it.

This way I can still get the volume / compound lifts I need and I actually enjoy being in the gym. I'm looking forward to going today for example, since I haven't been since tuesday.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:33 PM   #263
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If you go back a few pages I was doing a typical 4 day bodybuilding split recently, where I had flat bench / incline dumbell / pec dec / cable flies / push downs / dips for my chest & triceps day. Similar amount of exercises for all 4 days...

I dreaded going to the gym, I hated being there (for the wrong reasons) and I was missing at least one workout a week. I always push myself in the gym, but the lack of motivation was really disappointing and unusual.

I found the end was never near with that amount of exercises, but I didn't notice the amounts of sets I was doing nearly as much. I would be in the zone and then I would unrack the weight after 4 sets and go "whats next?". I'd look and see a list of 4-5 exercises and just hate it.

This way I can still get the volume / compound lifts I need and I actually enjoy being in the gym. I'm looking forward to going today for example, since I haven't been since tuesday.
I would really stay away from anything typical if you plan on enjoying yourself at the gym. That being said, there have been month stretches where I hate being at the gym. But tha'ts just part of it. I hate eating the same **** everyday too. Bodybuilding is a whole different way of life. You can't really be picky
but do yourself a favor and quit doing the same thins over and over again. "Splits" are silly and never work
Train instinctively based on what you feel needs to be worked on, on a daily basis. I never erally know what I'm going to train till the morning of. And the subtly and unknowingness really helps keep me sane during long days at the gym and long stretches of gym visits. (3 times daily for mulitple cardio sessions, etc.)
For your sake, try a 2 on - 1 off split. Workout 2 days, then take a day off. and repeat.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:40 PM   #264
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I would really stay away from anything typical if you plan on enjoying yourself at the gym. That being said, there have been month stretches where I hate being at the gym. But tha'ts just part of it. I hate eating the same **** everyday too. Bodybuilding is a whole different way of life. You can't really be picky
but do yourself a favor and quit doing the same thins over and over again. "Splits" are silly and never work
Train instinctively based on what you feel needs to be worked on, on a daily basis. I never erally know what I'm going to train till the morning of. And the subtly and unknowingness really helps keep me sane during long days at the gym and long stretches of gym visits. (3 times daily for mulitple cardio sessions, etc.)
For your sake, try a 2 on - 1 off split. Workout 2 days, then take a day off. and repeat.
I've heard this before. I think I'd end up skipping things though.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:44 PM   #265
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But you'd only be skipping legs if they're sore
That's how it works
When your muscle is ready, hit it (Instead of wating for the right day to do it)
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Yeah I know me best, and trust me; I need a routine or I'm fking useless haha. I have the mental ability to boss myself into doing whatever the program I've made for myself prescribes, but if I were to just go in and wing it I know I'd find every excuse to make it easy on myself / get out of there asap.

Funny how everyone's different... part of the reason I don't envy personal trainers.
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Impressive pic btw... You must have been sub 5% BF no? You can see the fibres in chest, entire deltoid etc
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But you'd only be skipping legs if they're sore
That's how it works
When your muscle is ready, hit it (Instead of wating for the right day to do it)
I'm usually good to go 2 days later so I'm probably repeat a lot of the same stuff lol.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:55 PM   #269
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I like to keep my deadlift / squat days at least 3 days apart to give the DOMS time to subcede or my lifts suffer.

I've found a 3 day split works best for my lifestyle, and I can adhere to it with ease. I firmly believe I can still get stronger and look better with my current routine... few tweaks can't hurt though
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Impressive pic btw... You must have been sub 5% BF no? You can see the fibres in chest, entire deltoid etc
He's lean, but that's not five percent via any of the scientific methods (not that details of bodyfat percentage really ever matters.)
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It's more easy to kill with a sword than with a gun.

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Impressive pic btw... You must have been sub 5% BF no? You can see the fibres in chest, entire deltoid etc
yeah, I was very low. Around 4. Just holding water
This was 2 nights before the NPC Big Sky in Missoula, Montana
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He's lean, but that's not five percent via any of the scientific methods (not that details of bodyfat percentage really ever matters.)
Not sure how you came to this, but you're wrong.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:01 PM   #273
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My sodium levels were through the roof due to being about 2 days out from a show and was holding serious water. Also my left side abdomen is deformed. But aside from all that and shitty lighting and a terible cameraman, I was right at about 5%
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Not sure how you came to this, but you're wrong.
Cool. Prove me wrong with a scientifically valid test.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:24 PM   #275
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Cool. Prove me wrong with a scientifically valid test.
I'm not even going to indulge your ignorance
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I'm not even going to indulge your ignorance
Definition of bro-science
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Definition of bro-science
What's that. Asking stupid questions?
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What's that. Asking stupid questions?
You made an easily verifiable claim and refuse to verify it. If you want to prove me wrong, ignorant, etc, just post your BodPod (or similar measuring method) printout.

I'm not even trying to be a jerk. You're in great shape. Nobody's questioning that you were lean - I'm just saying that pulling numbers out of thin air is silly. If you claimed a 700 squat, you'd probably have something to prove it. This shouldn't be any different, especially if you're going to insult other people based on your (seemingly) baseless claim.
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I had a 9 site bf caliper done that night. This was 4 years ago. I have the trophy from winning the show against 8 other guys. But that's it.
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My body fat now is probably closer to 12. That pic was used solely yo show that my legs we're bigger than the rest of my body
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