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by Magnus
Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pull Up Training
Replies: 48
Views: 102728

Re: Pull Up Training

Bumping this just to say that, since I am no longer overweight as of last December, I have decided to make it my resolution for this year to get up to maybe five unassisted pull ups. Perhaps I will end up doing more like 8 or even 10; it's hard to know whether a goal is easily attainable or not. Any...
by Magnus
Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: How much muscle mass can potentially be gained in one year?
Replies: 10
Views: 3694

Re: How much muscle mass can potentially be gained in one ye

Thanks. Thanks for the responses
by Magnus
Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How much muscle mass can potentially be gained in one year?
Replies: 10
Views: 3694

Re: How much muscle mass can potentially be gained in one ye

I'm doing Mike Mahler's starting strength, which is a two day routine, one day: bench press and bent over row, deadlift and squats, the other day, pull ups and standing shoulder press, deadlift and squat. I'm only just starting back at it after a long lay off spent going to classes at the gym and ju...
by Magnus
Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: How much muscle mass can potentially be gained in one year?
Replies: 10
Views: 3694

Re: How much muscle mass can potentially be gained in one ye

The boxing training I do involves some weight training and strength training exercises, so I imagine that would maintain the gain. I probably would want to continue getting stronger, but boxing has benefits of its own I'd also want to share in, and I have realised that with training, you have to foc...
by Magnus
Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pregnant friend - advice on regular exercise
Replies: 8
Views: 5290

Re: Pregnant friend - advice on regular exercise

I think she should try some basic yoga. Maybe google yoga for pregnant women for some exercises that can be done 10-15 minutes each day to relax the muscles in that part of the body. It is said to make the pregnancy much easier.
by Magnus
Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: How much muscle mass can potentially be gained in one year?
Replies: 10
Views: 3694

Re: How much muscle mass can potentially be gained in one ye

would any answer change your approach? You could gain 12 lbs, 62% muscle. Or you can gain 29 lbs, 40% muscle Ok, now go to it! I'd suggest "doing all things right" for 8 weeks, see what you think about the results, assess your plan and start putting up your own goal for the year. No answer would ch...
by Magnus
Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How much muscle mass can potentially be gained in one year?
Replies: 10
Views: 3694

How much muscle mass can potentially be gained in one year?

Hello I have read articles on weight training that seem to suggest it is possible to estimate how much muscle mass one might gain from working out over a series of months or longer, that tell a person to weigh themselves for gains, and if they seem to have gained more weight than the estimate, to ea...
by Magnus
Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Training for hypertrophy
Replies: 43
Views: 11145

I guess we're not being explicit enough. Hypertrophy doesn't happen until there is a foundation of strength. Don't bother to "train for hypertrophy" until you have trained for strength to the point that you are beyond your newbie gains. Once you well and truly plateau your novice strength phase, th...
by Magnus
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Training for hypertrophy
Replies: 43
Views: 11145

If you can be bothered typing it out, can you tell me what your timetable is like now? I'm doing Mahler's Starting Strength, but am interested to see what additions or alterations could be made for maximum hypertrophy as well as strength gain. I've added barbell curls for the biceps because that par...
by Magnus
Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Squatting discomfort -> machines?
Replies: 0
Views: 4002

Squatting discomfort -> machines?

The last couple of times I squatted I have had an uncomfortable feeling in my hip joint (I think). I wouldn't say it hurts but it feels as though there is a crick in the joint, or as though bones are grinding together there. I thought perhaps putting my feet wider apart and turning them out at more ...
by Magnus
Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Alternating push/pull, Romanian dead lift form, and more
Replies: 4
Views: 3483

In regards to having my elbows too far out, how do you correct this? Do you put your hands closer together on the bar before you lift, or do you pull them in alongside your ribs on the way down? Or something else?
by Magnus
Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Alternating push/pull, Romanian dead lift form, and more
Replies: 4
Views: 3483

Alternating push/pull, Romanian dead lift form, and more

Hello I have just started back lifting after staying away from weights for a while due to an injury I got while benching. I went to classes at the gym instead. Now I'm back... with a vengeance. I would like to ask some questions, if I might. I am doing Mike Mahler's starting strength program, which ...
by Magnus
Mon May 24, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Silvia vs Pudz
Replies: 5
Views: 6089

He seemed to come out strong and then just kind of give up. He is a novice to the sport, and doesn't seem to have much background in ground fighting, which is how fights are so often won. That's the problem with going from one sport where you are king to one where you are unknown - you would want to...
by Magnus
Wed May 19, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: New routine for muscle gain
Replies: 15
Views: 6522

After almost two weeks since I first hurt my pec/shoulder connection, I tried bench pressing for the second time since, again with 40 kg (88lb) weight. Didn't take long for me to feel the now unfortunately familiar pain in that same place, despite it feeling fine beforehand. I had a bit of a stretch...
by Magnus
Sun May 16, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kill it! Arrgh!
Replies: 19
Views: 6094

Kill it! Arrgh!

Hello I read a site about weightlifting years ago that said you should listen to angry music to get yourself fired up and ready for action when you go in the gym. Personally I find the process of lifting relaxing. I go at my own pace but still try to test myself, and I keep athletes in mind who to m...