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Old 03-14-2011, 05:06 PM   #81
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I've been noticing i've been fluctuating in weight recently. I'll weigh 150 for a couple of days, then go back to 145, then back to 150, then 145. Its really wierd and annoying since im trying to gain some weight.

I guess my question is, is this unhealthy?
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:16 PM   #82
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I've been noticing i've been fluctuating in weight recently. I'll weigh 150 for a couple of days, then go back to 145, then back to 150, then 145. Its really wierd and annoying since im trying to gain some weight.

I guess my question is, is this unhealthy?



Its perfectly normal. It's probably just slight variations in water weight, how much you've had to eat, what you're wearing etc.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:01 PM   #83
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How much will i have to be eating to make some serious muscle gains with this program?

Impossible for us to say. Certain people gain really easily others don't. As a general principle though, when you want to make big muscle gains you generally have to put on some fat.
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i've been looking to make a bit of progress for the summer, so to lose some belly fat by june (about 3 1/2 months) is this something thats possible with this program?

Yes you can definitely lose some fat by June. Generally, a good to great week for fat loss is somewhere between .5 lbs. to 2 lbs. Of course, these numbers are not set in stone and can vary deeply from person to person. People who are very overweight could lose 4 lbs. or more a week, etc.
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should i be consuming more or less than 2,000 cals per day? ive been consuming less for cutting and have been doing excess cardio as well.

You find to find an online calorie calculator. I don't know how truly active you are so I can't answer that.
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is it alright to go to the gym and do just cardio on my days off?

Yes. That's the way I do it. Remember walking counts for cardio too. Just make sure to take one day a week off.

I think SS and 5x5 are great programs. They are more tailored towards building strength and muscle though.
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:58 AM   #86
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Whoever gave the psychological tips for benching in the old thread, thank you. I tried both methods last night. Putting the weight up and just lifting the bar off didn't really make much difference in all honesty. But looking at my dominant arm did actually make reps easier to do.

Another question here, on behalf of my dad. Is there are a certain type of tea that reduces water retention? He's been on slimming world diet and since joining the gym he hasn't lost as much weight as he did prior to working out, people at slimming world say it's to do with water retention. Is this true and if so how can it be reduced?
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^ he could get wasted every night. I always wake up super dehydrated after a good night of drinking.

except that drinking a lot of alcohol on top of a normal diet will make you gain weight and makes you retain even more water after a period of time
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:03 AM   #89
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Hey guys, care to critique my 3 day split?

Workout A: Legs
- BB squats
- Romanian deadlifts
- Leg press
- Lunges
- Lying hamstring curls
- Leg extension.

Workout B: Push
- Bench press (alternate BB/DB)
- Shoulder press (alternate BB/DB)
- DB incline press
- Dips
- Lateral raises
- Skullcrushers/french press

Workout C: Pull
- Deadlifts
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- Bent-over row
- Reverse grip pull-downs (Mainly because I'll be too tired for chins at this point)
- Vertical traction (special machine my gym has. Like a neutral grip pull-up, but the handles move inwards as you pull down so you can get a better ROM)
- BB/DB bicep curls

Most exercises are 3x10 for hypertrophy but I do 3x5 for squats and deads.

Any comments? I was a bit iffy about putting lateral raises on push day, but I've always paired them with shoulder press.
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:43 AM   #90
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This seem odd to me.
My left arm is noticeably weaker. Even while doing things like push ups I notice myself putting more weight on my right arm because its stronger.
How do I fix this?
Is it just a matter of working with my left arm?
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:35 AM   #91
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Usually my workouts go as follows:

1. 15-20 mins of rowing
2. Free weights for arms
3. Chest press
4. Lat pulldown
5. shoulder press
6. pec fly
(only one with a set placement is the rowing at the start, the others are all variable in their times)

And then I rotate through steps 2-6 until I get bored or tired. Yesterday I was told that rotating through different muscles like this was actually quite bad. Does this matter at all? Should I Do my sets one muscle at a time?
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:59 AM   #92
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Usually my workouts go as follows:

1. 15-20 mins of rowing
2. Free weights for arms
3. Chest press
4. Lat pulldown
5. shoulder press
6. pec fly
(only one with a set placement is the rowing at the start, the others are all variable in their times)

And then I rotate through steps 2-6 until I get bored or tired. Yesterday I was told that rotating through different muscles like this was actually quite bad. Does this matter at all? Should I Do my sets one muscle at a time?

Split workouts are better in my opinion, because you can work out a few muscles really well in a workout, and over a period, i see better results with them.
However on full body workouts, i can't work out my muscles as harder, because i don't have the energy, and the time to work them all out. If i don't use any weights, i normally do body-weight exercises and do a full body workout; and I find that this mixed in with cardio helps burning fat and tone up muscle.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:07 PM   #93
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This seem odd to me.
My left arm is noticeably weaker. Even while doing things like push ups I notice myself putting more weight on my right arm because its stronger.
How do I fix this?
Is it just a matter of working with my left arm?


work out more and they should even out. Soon you might even notice your left arm is the bigger one.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:10 PM   #94
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This seem odd to me.
My left arm is noticeably weaker. Even while doing things like push ups I notice myself putting more weight on my right arm because its stronger.
How do I fix this?
Is it just a matter of working with my left arm?

possibly too much "work" with the right

if you want to fix your imbalance, you can use dumbbells instead of the barbell. if it is a gross imbalance, you might need to do a couple more sets with your weaker side only after your regular training.

EDIT - how long have you been training seriously for? If it's been less than a year, I would suggest keep working out normally and get your strength up. Normally, when you start out, one side will be noticeably stronger than the other, but as you continue training, the imbalances will get smaller, although they might not disappear entirely.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:45 PM   #95
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How do I make my wrists not hurt when i squat? I've been trying to find ways to keep my wrists straighter but I can only do that by moving out the elbows and not keeping them as much in under the bar. And that's no good. So is there any other way?

I think my wrists bend back a little more than they should and I don't really know why. One time my thumbs went numb for a few seconds after a set
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:06 PM   #96
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Hey guys, care to critique my 3 day split?

. . .

Any comments? I was a bit iffy about putting lateral raises on push day, but I've always paired them with shoulder press.


I think this is looking pretty good.

Suggestions:
  • Legs day is pretty quad heavy (squats, leg press, lunges and leg extensions.) I would sub out leg extensions and add in good mornings instead.
  • I'd rather see you alternate BB benching with decline BB benching and then alternate between flat DB benching and incline DB benching.
  • Pull day right now is predominantly vertical pulling with not much horizontal pulling. I'm wondering if this should be evened out especially since you're not doing chin ups because you say you're going to be too fatigued. This is suggesting to me that a more limited volume of vertical pulling would be beneficial.
  • Add in some direct ab work.

EDIT: You might be interested in this routine. It has a similar split and a similar rep and set scheme.
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Usually my workouts go as follows:

1. 15-20 mins of rowing
2. Free weights for arms
3. Chest press
4. Lat pulldown
5. shoulder press
6. pec fly
(only one with a set placement is the rowing at the start, the others are all variable in their times)

And then I rotate through steps 2-6 until I get bored or tired. Yesterday I was told that rotating through different muscles like this was actually quite bad. Does this matter at all? Should I Do my sets one muscle at a time?

The problem is this is a terrible routine. Please one of the suggested routines in the FAQ instead. You'll see a lot more results.
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How do I make my wrists not hurt when i squat? I've been trying to find ways to keep my wrists straighter but I can only do that by moving out the elbows and not keeping them as much in under the bar. And that's no good. So is there any other way?

I think my wrists bend back a little more than they should and I don't really know why. One time my thumbs went numb for a few seconds after a set

Make sure your upper back is really tight and the bar is resting against your back. You want to make sure that your back is supporting the weight and not your hands. Your hands are only supposed to keep it in place. Are you using a thumbless grip?
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:25 PM   #97
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Make sure your upper back is really tight and the bar is resting against your back. You want to make sure that your back is supporting the weight and not your hands. Your hands are only supposed to keep it in place. Are you using a thumbless grip?


My upper back is tight. I keep my pinkies on the rings, so it's 85 cm between my pinkies. Always use the thumbless grip. I definitely feel most of the weight on my back but the bar just somehow pushes my wrists back so they bend.
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The problem is this is a terrible routine. Please one of the suggested routines in the FAQ instead. You'll see a lot more results.



fair enough, I'll take a look
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How do I make my wrists not hurt when i squat? I've been trying to find ways to keep my wrists straighter but I can only do that by moving out the elbows and not keeping them as much in under the bar. And that's no good. So is there any other way?

I think my wrists bend back a little more than they should and I don't really know why. One time my thumbs went numb for a few seconds after a set

i don't see how, if you're doing back squats, your wrists are hurting. granted everybody's body mechanistry (like that word?) is different...

maybe try putting your elbows higher and not pointed at the ground. this will also help makeing the "shelf" on your upper back for the bar to sit on, NOT putting it on top of your traps and shoulders.
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