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by TheHeb
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Full squat: Back angle
Replies: 15
Views: 6701

Stuward (or others), when you say parallel do you mean top top of the legs are parallel to the ground or the bottom of the legs are parallel to the ground? When the top of the legs are parallel to the ground, it's a deeper squat than when the hamstrings are parallel, and I generally squat so my quad...
by TheHeb
Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Decreasing Returns on Big Exercises
Replies: 13
Views: 6370

Thanks

Thanks a lot for the advice stuward.

One more question: would it be best to perform a full-body workout three times a week (with some variation in the actual lifts), or do kind of an upper/lower or push/pull split either in an ABA BAB format or ABxABxx format?
by TheHeb
Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Decreasing Returns on Big Exercises
Replies: 13
Views: 6370

Oh yeah and..

Another quick note for context:

I started with the Rippertoe Starting Strength, did that for about three months, changed it a little to my current routine, and that's when I started having problems with stagnation.
by TheHeb
Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Decreasing Returns on Big Exercises
Replies: 13
Views: 6370

Sorry

@Stephen Johnson Upper back has been progressing more rapidly than Bench, so I don't think that has been an issue. Thanks for some of the tips, Tradeless Jack. How often should I vary reps/weights? I think this I reason I don't really understand periodization. Should I do something like 5x3 (reps X ...
by TheHeb
Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Decreasing Returns on Big Exercises
Replies: 13
Views: 6370

Thanks

Thanks a lot for the help. I think I am going to drop the weight down 10 or 15 pounds and work my way back up, and that should hopefully do the trick. I'll let you know in a couple weeks I suppose.
by TheHeb
Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Decreasing Returns on Big Exercises
Replies: 13
Views: 6370

Decreasing Returns on Big Exercises

First, I'll list my routine to put my question in context: Workout A Squat Deadlift Shrugs BC Curl Pull-ups Workout B Bench Upright Row Military Press Decline Bench Abs I lift 3 sets by 5 reps on all lifts. Three times a week, so ABA BAB etc. I've been doing this routine for a few weeks, before that...
by TheHeb
Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Number of Sets/Reps
Replies: 6
Views: 3701

Thanks

Thanks for the help so far. Generally on my first set I try and pick a weight that will cause me to fail on my last rep. Because of this, I usually can't finish the same number of reps on the second and third sets. So on the bench I might get 135 8 times, then 6 and then maybe 3 or so. Is this not t...
by TheHeb
Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Number of Sets/Reps
Replies: 6
Views: 3701

Size/Strength

Size is probably most important right now, because I've always been kind of lean and I want to bulk up some. Strength is still important but I figure after I bulk up and change my routine I can focus on strength.
by TheHeb
Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Number of Sets/Reps
Replies: 6
Views: 3701

Number of Sets/Reps

Hey everyone, I'm looking for a little advice on my workout. I'm a pretty good athlete but I've always been a little undersized (5'8'' 150 or so). About a year ago I was diagnosed with Crohns (if you don't know its a gastrointestinal disease) and lost 15-20 pounds, down to about 135. Once the medica...