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by markd4863
Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice coming back from a long lay-off
Replies: 3
Views: 2529

Advice coming back from a long lay-off

Anyone have any advice or experience coming back from a long period of inactivity, and resuming a training regime? I only missed a few work-outs in all off of 2009, but am having a hard time getting back into a rhythm after a 3-4 month lay-off. I fully expected to be challenged working back to my pr...
by markd4863
Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I need a new plan.
Replies: 9
Views: 5543

Try a 5X5 routine, see what happens...

I've been strength training for about a year. 3x /wk, full-body. I've mostly worked in the hypertrophy range of 8-10 reps, w/ two breaks focusing on strengh in the 3-5 range w/ 3 sets, and an abbreviated routine - mainly compounds like presses (overhead/bench), squat, and deadlifts / bent-over rows....
by markd4863
Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Basic hard-gaining
Replies: 16
Views: 9641

Being a wolverine, I think youre destined to be a skinny punk your whole life. Sorry - those are the breaks i guess...(just kidding)





go green :green:
by markd4863
Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Even Out?
Replies: 17
Views: 32532

I'm not sure I could suggest anyway to correct the asymmetry, but some helpful advice is to always start with your weaker side, and perform the same number of reps on the other side - this would prevent any further disproportion.
by markd4863
Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stimulants (Caffeine or Others) & Weight-Training
Replies: 17
Views: 9293

Stimulants (Caffeine or Others) & Weight-Training

Just taking an informal poll on this forum as to how many use some type of stimulant prior to lifting weights. During my first year of training I drank around 25 mg's of caffeine in some form prior to training in the evening. I've found recently I'm working out later (after 7pm), and have to forgoe ...
by markd4863
Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Amplified WheyBolic Extreme 60 vs Whey Isolate 28
Replies: 4
Views: 8383

not sure there's a real comparison there. unless the whey isolate 28 is a higher quality protein, which i'm not aware of....then, i'd say, the Whebolic has everything the isolate 28 has in addition to BCAA's and creatine.

wheybolic wins hands-down
by markd4863
Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: difficulty of barbell bench vs dumbell bench
Replies: 34
Views: 27725

To the original poster...

i've read several times that a useful conversion is as follows: you are able to DB bench 90% of your Barbell bench.

So, if you DB press 60's, then according to this formula, you'd be able to bb bench (60*2)/.9= ~133lbs

This conversion seems to be fairly accurate in my case

md
by markd4863
Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lifting and leaning
Replies: 3
Views: 3372

hey JTW. i live in farmington hills. i'm guessing you don't lift at Lifetime around our neck of the woods, as i rarely see anyone deadlifting there (in fact I dont think i ever have)... to add to my other comments... it sounds like you've been making good progess on the main lifts for some time now,...
by markd4863
Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What is missing from your training?
Replies: 34
Views: 17396

Plus I was feeling guilty for eating poop...
Eating poop!?!?!? Gross...I assume you meant eating like poop, haha
by markd4863
Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lifting and leaning
Replies: 3
Views: 3372

I would try and pinpoint what your daily requirements are going to be, or an average, based on your plan (which should include some of the previous posters suggestions), and consume a slight caloric surplus. http://www.exrx.net/Calculators/CalRequire.html I do think nutrition will be the main driver...
by markd4863
Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: starting strength.
Replies: 49
Views: 25678

I have similar concerns regarding the efficacy of this program for beginners (less than a yr of exp). After six months of training and good linear progression, I've decided to take a step back and focus on the basics w/ Starting Strength. At minimum, this well help to hone skills, and increase stren...
by markd4863
Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Starting Strength Routine, in the beginning...
Replies: 12
Views: 9285

i havent read that anywhere yet. i did a cursory look of the "programming" section of the book, and it seemd like 3 working sets of 5, w/ a few warm-up sets were advocated.

i'll stop complaining and read more
by markd4863
Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Starting Strength Routine, in the beginning...
Replies: 12
Views: 9285

Starting Strength Routine, in the beginning...

just started reading the book...i'm not sure I have the patience to focus on these few compound movements each work-out. They take less than 30 minutes to complete, and working w/ submaximal loads, not the bar as Rip suggests, is driving me crazy. Even if I add some of the assistance stuff, the whol...
by markd4863
Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Two vs. Three sets?
Replies: 11
Views: 7735

Thanks for the advice; I think I am going to stick to the whole 3x8-12 thing. Also, is moving up 5 to 10 pounds a week per machine decent progress?
I think the first change you might consider making once your program becomes stale, is to get rid of the machines, and use free-weights.

md
by markd4863
Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Beg w/ Simple Routine, proposed chngs after 6 mos., help pls
Replies: 9
Views: 5262

thanks. my head stopped spinning - the big picture outlook is helpful