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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.
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.
- Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:31 pm
- Forum: General
- Topic: Compound for some, isolation for others?
- Replies: 24
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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...
- Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:47 pm
- Forum: General
- Topic: pull-ups vs pull-downs and Arnold
- Replies: 8
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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.
- Tue May 27, 2008 6:46 pm
- Forum: General
- Topic: Parallel Bar Dips and Pull -up-Chin-up variations
- Replies: 6
- Views: 7532
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.
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 ...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...