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by Bacchus1979
Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: And another question - On deadlift this time
Replies: 5
Views: 4593

Thanks folks - I actually have just started doing some unilateral work after my deadlifts, so rather than alternating I guess I should just always lead with me left - does that make sense - I guess my question is just if there is any serious risk of injury in continuing with the DLs until I have it ...
by Bacchus1979
Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Plateau - or am I doing something wrong?
Replies: 21
Views: 12107

Hey man - thanks for the feedback! I guess Ill try an easier build up on Monday, then if I don't break through that'll be 4 times in a row so maybe time to mix it up or reset.

Thanks again!
by Bacchus1979
Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: And another question - On deadlift this time
Replies: 5
Views: 4593

And another question - On deadlift this time

So when I was deadlifting today I noticed on my final set that I wasn't quite coming up even, and it looked like my right side was coming up slightly faster than my left. I dropped the weight down and asked someone there to watch me do it again with a lighter weight. This time I didn't notice it in ...
by Bacchus1979
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Plateau - or am I doing something wrong?
Replies: 21
Views: 12107

eh - who's counting right :roll:
by Bacchus1979
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Plateau - or am I doing something wrong?
Replies: 21
Views: 12107

20+ reps in warmup & then 15 more?
Not quite that much, but I am working up to a single 5 rep max - so really I would count my last 2 sets as work sets, so 15 warm up reps & 10 work reps - does that sound about right?
by Bacchus1979
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Plateau - or am I doing something wrong?
Replies: 21
Views: 12107

It might be that you're doing too many reps at too high of a weight during your warmup. I thought that might be the problem as well (even though it doesn't totally make sense since I did 190 5x5 across without too much difuculty.) So I did adjust my warmup - first two times I did 5x135, 5x155, 5x17...
by Bacchus1979
Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Plateau - or am I doing something wrong?
Replies: 21
Views: 12107

Thanks!
Are you doing some pull work? Chins? Lat Pull-downs? Rows?
Yup, i am doing Barbell rows and Chins :)

EDIT: How about doing CG Benches for a while and working up on those, I have heard of people getting good results from that, thoughts?
by Bacchus1979
Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Plateau - or am I doing something wrong?
Replies: 21
Views: 12107

Hey man - Thanks for the feedback. What about shoulders? How are they doing these days? Shoulders feeling OK, have just switched to dumbell presses from military presses so nothing to compare it against though. You due for a stall, just keep pushing and you'll bust it up in no time. Any value in mix...
by Bacchus1979
Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Plateau - or am I doing something wrong?
Replies: 21
Views: 12107

I am 5 foot 11 and weigh about 175 All my lifts were going up pretty stedily on the 5x5 (except my squat which was moving really slow, but that was a problem with my knees and form I think so I am taking a few weeks off from squatting), But since i have just switched up my routine I am doing quite a...
by Bacchus1979
Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Plateau - or am I doing something wrong?
Replies: 21
Views: 12107

Plateau - or am I doing something wrong?

So I have been stuck at 195 on my BP now and its driving me crazy. I was doing a 5x5 (across) for about 8 weeks, and now i ahve switched it up to a WS4SB template (with about a week off in between the two). My last week doing the 5x5 across i did 190 for five sets of five. I took a week off and came...
by Bacchus1979
Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5x5 Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 4465

Thanks for the feedback folks - readint the comments makes me think that I am probably overthinking things - I am just going to stick withthis for the six weeks - give it a chance, I can always tweak it later.

Thanks again all!
by Bacchus1979
Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 5x5 Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 4465

5x5 Advice

Hey all - so I have been doing this program which I found on body building.com http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/sclark70.htm , and it seems to more or less incorporate what i want at this stage. There are a couple things that bother me about it though and I wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts? F...
by Bacchus1979
Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Workout Help
Replies: 4
Views: 3217

I guess my goal is to bulk up, a bit, but mostly to drop body fat - I am at abut 20% right now, and I am thinking I want to be at 10%, but for the time being I want to keep my weight about where it is at around 180. but I am also trying to build a foundation on some of the big excercises, I'd liek t...
by Bacchus1979
Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Workout Help
Replies: 4
Views: 3217

Workout Help

Hey - New here so hi all! I am a relative novice and I'd love some advice on figuring out a new mix on my weight training workout. I've read alot on this site about setting up a routine, and am currently doing a two day split - push and pull, and usually going through it about twice a week. How impo...