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by work of art
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weight gain
Replies: 1
Views: 1631

Weight gain

I'm a hardgainer trying to put on some mass which is more important using the basic lifts like dips,pull-ups, and squats.Or is consuming a lot of calories more important.And I'm not talking about all clean food either.
by work of art
Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: compound lifts
Replies: 7
Views: 2701

compound lifts

I have been training using compound lifts for about 2 months exclusively without isolation exercises.Ihave not noticed a big difference in my physique in excluding the isolatin lifts.I will continue to train using the big basics.
by work of art
Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Compound for some, isolation for others?
Replies: 24
Views: 12046

Compound for some isolation for others.

Personally i prefer compound movements because the body was createdto move as a unit so i prefer to train it that way.Isolation exercises to me are for pure cosmetic purpose in my opinion which is to look better.Ifyou are an aspiring bb who competes i can understand why you would use them to enhance...
by work of art
Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sprinting- looking like a world class athlete
Replies: 4
Views: 3205

Sprinting- looking like a world class athlete

Will doing sprint intervals build muscle mass in the lower body.
by work of art
Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Building Perfect Pectorals
Replies: 19
Views: 9515

perfect pecs

Most chest exercises work most chest fibers,check out the muscle directory of this site for exercises.
by work of art
Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: pull-ups vs pull-downs and Arnold
Replies: 8
Views: 4526

I love doing pull-ups,my back development went through the roof when i began doing them.Pulldowns can give you a great contraction but they in no way come close to pulling your body vertically into space.
by work of art
Tue May 27, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Parallel Bar Dips and Pull -up-Chin-up variations
Replies: 6
Views: 7274

Parallel Bar Dips and Pull -up-Chin-up variations

In my opinion these are 2 of the best upperbody mass builders around that i dont see done to much in the gym.Some people seem to want to do whats comfortable and easy like pressdowns and pulldowns.Get out of your comfort zone and discover the benefits of 2 of the best upper body exercises around.
by work of art
Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: sleep and muscle contraction
Replies: 0
Views: 4510

sleep and muscle contraction

Today i attempted to train back and biceps on about 3hrs of sleep.I found out quickly that without proper rest its hard to feel a muscular contraction in the targeted muscle.I started out with 3-4 sets of db rows followed by pull-ups.I could not get a good contraction in the lats or even the biceps ...
by work of art
Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Balanced Chest Development
Replies: 9
Views: 4146

balanced chest development

If you are using a bar then you must bring your hands in closer to hit more inner chest and triceps. If you are using db's then start with a neutral grip and rotate your hands to pronated grip at the top.
by work of art
Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Getting back to basics
Replies: 0
Views: 4260

Getting back to basics

I believe you can truly build your physique with the basics like squats,chest presses,dips military presses,pull-ups,deadlifts and there variations.Alot of people are looking for that one exercise that will magically get them the results they want.Learning the proper exercise technique and knowing h...
by work of art
Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Observations in the gym
Replies: 42
Views: 17145

Observations in the gym

When im in the gym i notice alot of trainees complaining that they are not getting the results they want.As i continue to monitor them i see that they continually do the same exercises,sets,and rep scheme in the same order month after month.The first question i ask is how is your eating regimen when...
by work of art
Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Art of Bodybuilding
Replies: 9
Views: 4425

The Art of Bodybuilding

To me bb is the sum total of different components needed to achieve a desired result.Proper nutrition,application of correct exercise technique,rest and recovery,sticking to the basic lifts that have stood the test of time,and a willingness to work hard in the weightroom are to me the core essential...
by work of art
Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: muscle growth and calories
Replies: 1
Views: 2009

muscle growth and calories

I go on different websites and read different questions people post on how can they gain more muscle.They seem to think that there's some magical secret routine out there that will give them the results they want.I believe no matter which routine by a particular strength coach you choose if you dont...
by work of art
Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: isolation exercises
Replies: 8
Views: 6330

isolation exercises

Are isolation exercises really needed or can you just stick to the basic compound lifts.Im trying to use my time wisely in the gym and get the most bang for your buck so to speak.A good example is why would i waste my time isolating my quadriceps with leg extensions when i can work my glutes,hams qu...
by work of art
Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: exercises,sets,and reps
Replies: 2
Views: 3455

exercises,sets,and reps

Im a 33year old male that is 5'8 and weigh 145lbs,im an extreme ectomorph long limbs,fast metabolism,flat chest in the upper portion,high calve insertions.I have decided to do only 1 exercise per bodypart in an effort to focus more on the basics and not expend to many calories.I asked myself if i on...