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by Jclem23
Sun May 08, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Cut or bulk?
Replies: 3
Views: 3902

Re: Cut or bulk?

I've just been feeling "bloated" alot recently, like I'm either carrying alot of water weight or I've just put on too much fat. My muscle definition is not that great relaxed, but when I flex everything is much more defined. As seen in the pictures, i have a faint outline of abs relaxed, and full si...
by Jclem23
Sun May 08, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Cut or bulk?
Replies: 3
Views: 3902

Cut or bulk?

Been bulking for a while, noticed that my waist seemed to get bigger. Not sure if bloat or if I'm putting on too much fat. Here are pics unflexed vs flex. Should I start cutting or keep bulking? Flexed http://postimg.org/image/9r515g05d/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://postimg....
by Jclem23
Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Personal Best Log
Replies: 1143
Views: 475893

Re: Personal Best Log

Height: 5'10"
Weight: 192

Recent PR's:

Deadlift 385x1
Weighted Chinups 45x7
Weighted Dips 70x8
by Jclem23
Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upper/Lower Split for Strength and Size
Replies: 3
Views: 3464

Re: Upper/Lower Split for Strength and Size

I was simply tired from doing 2 work sets before my max effort deadlift. I'm not used to repping out deadlifts for 3x5. I'm going to run this program I created for about 3 months and see what happens: Lower: Squat: ramp up to 3-5 rm and do 3 back off sets Deadlift: 8x1 at 80-85% Optional: Abs: 3-5 s...
by Jclem23
Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upper/Lower Split for Strength and Size
Replies: 3
Views: 3464

Upper/Lower Split for Strength and Size

I just finished up my first week of 5/3/1. I like it, but I'm not a fan of the warming up method. For me doing 2 work sets across before my max sets seems to fatigue me unnecessarily and put me in a sub-optimal position for the max set. Particulariy for deadlifts, my lower back was pretty fried afte...
by Jclem23
Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Squat Form Check
Replies: 4
Views: 3033

Re: Squat Form Check

My squat form is usually closest to high bar style with a stance just outside shoulder width
by Jclem23
Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squat Form Check
Replies: 4
Views: 3033

Squat Form Check

Recently I became aware that I may have been squatting deeper than my flexibility allowed, which resulted in "buttwinking" or a slight rounding of the lower back in the bottom position. Because of this, I have been attempting to squat just bellow parallel rather than "ass to the grass." This is a vi...
by Jclem23
Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Jclem23 Body Bulk Blast
Replies: 0
Views: 15447

Jclem23 Body Bulk Blast

At the risk of committing blasphemy, I have heavily modified the original "NYGMEN Body Bulk Blast" to better suit my needs. Here is the revised program that I am calling the "Jclem23 Body Bulk Blast" Original "NYGMEN Body Bulk Blast" Day 1 *Front squats - ramp up to a 5 rep max 1 or 2 work sets *DB ...
by Jclem23
Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Captains of Crush grippers
Replies: 3
Views: 2344

Re: Captains of Crush grippers

Thanks for the responses. I have been doing partial reps with the trainer and have already seen improvements in my grip strength. I am very close to closing it.
by Jclem23
Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Captains of Crush grippers
Replies: 3
Views: 2344

Captains of Crush grippers

I got three captains of crush grippers for christmas today: the trainer, the number 1, and the number 2. However, I couldn't even close the trainer all the way. I could get the grippers to be parallel, but i couldn't get them to touch. I always knew that my grip was really weak, but I didn't realize...
by Jclem23
Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dumbbell row stance
Replies: 5
Views: 3637

Re: Dumbbell row stance

Matt Z wrote: you could try something similar to the third version leaning on a bench instead of the dumbbell rack.
I tried that yesterday and I liked it quite a bit. I feel like it's easier to lift more weight that way. Thanks for the response.
by Jclem23
Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dumbbell row stance
Replies: 5
Views: 3637

Dumbbell row stance

What is the best way to do DB Rows? With one knee on a bench like in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKEQJ5j2a8E" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Or more like how matt kroc does it (I would be doing regular db rows with strict form, but my stance would be similar) http://www...
by Jclem23
Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Feedback on full-body workouts
Replies: 14
Views: 7249

Re: Feedback on full-body workouts

Dirk101 wrote:I find it a little odd that you would refer to me in the third person.
That's how Kenny Croxdale rolls.
by Jclem23
Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feedback on full-body workouts
Replies: 14
Views: 7249

Re: Feedback on full-body workouts

In that case, I have no standard to check my weight against. Body-fat Percentage is a better standard for determining your overall health, as it takes into account the ratio between lean muscle mass and body fat. Again, it's still not optimal, as it doesn't take into account other factors, but it's...
by Jclem23
Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feedback on full-body workouts
Replies: 14
Views: 7249

Re: Feedback on full-body workouts

Dirk101 wrote: Lastly, I have a BMI of 19.3, which as far as I know is within a healthy range.
Any reputable strength coach will tell you that BMI is meaningless. It's a broken scale based off of simple, basic data.