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by 24fps
Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flexing program affecting weight program?
Replies: 6
Views: 3196

Flexing program affecting weight program?

Hi all, This is most likely a huge misunderstanding on my part and I am expecting to be corrected, so here it goes: The more I trained the more I see that my flexibility needs to be worked. I am not flexible (legwise) by nature and instinctively I feel that by just doing a small, every morning routi...
by 24fps
Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Two relatively noob questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2348

Hi, That's why you see guys here switching to programs like WSFSB and 5,3,1 I am sure it varies from individual to individual but what is the average frequency for switching? If variety is the issue here couldn't I just switch between what I do now and the same but on a, oh say, 3x5 basis? Don't wan...
by 24fps
Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Two relatively noob questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2348

Sure thing Stu, indeed this can lead to wide interpretations. Here it is Day 1 Lats - Cable pulldown Deltoid (side) - Barbell Upright bow Back - Don't the name of the exercise but it's a Roman Chair Sit-up but in reverse, it really helps my somewhat tender low back Trapezius (upper) Barbell Shrugs B...
by 24fps
Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Two relatively noob questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2348

Two relatively noob questions

Hi all, Well it has been six months since I started working out and it feels great. Aside from a "tiny" injury in my left arm (bench press related) everything is rather smooth. Now I read/heard somewhere that at some point one must revamp the complete routine and change exercises (not muscles just E...
by 24fps
Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First week report
Replies: 10
Views: 4916

Your last paragraph makes a lot of sense. Actually I trained this morning and this time instead of "calculating" the relax time between sets I went by the feeling. It felt a whole lot better. In any case I guess I am still in my "groove" period. Meaning that since I am still in the beginning I guess...
by 24fps
Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First week report
Replies: 10
Views: 4916

First, please be assured that I don't intently watch the clock and move on to the next set in a precise manner. I was just merely explaining my ballpark wait conditions. Second, I am not sure that I follow the reasoning. In a previous thread I was led to read some articles that explained that if you...
by 24fps
Fri Dec 04, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First week report
Replies: 10
Views: 4916

Hi Doc, 1: Yes I do mean between sets. I usually do 3x10 or 3x8-12 so my overall goal is gain and strength. 2: The main thing here was that I wanted to validate my feeling, meaning the heat flash and the overall sensation that the fibers are really working out. Are those good signs or red alerts? I ...
by 24fps
Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First week report
Replies: 10
Views: 4916

First week report

Hi all, First, thanks to all the advice and tips you gave me in this thread http://exrx.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6427 I decided to start a new thread so as to keep things more organized. Well after this first week I will say that there a LOT of muscles that were rusty to say the least. 90% of the t...
by 24fps
Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Very simple question
Replies: 16
Views: 8893

Thanks Peter your article and the link in your blog were both very interesting read. It is pretty clear what I have to do now. Two other thing: 1: Let's say I am doing 3x10, should I keep the same weight throughout all sets of rep or should I increase after each rep or just the last one? 2: If you l...
by 24fps
Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Very simple question
Replies: 16
Views: 8893

Well tomorrow is the first day and I can't wait, no worries though I will be taking it slow. I've chosen all the exercises for a 3-day program and yes 95% of them are free weights and they all look fun. Now there is one last question that I would like to ask. What about reps? I've perused the board ...
by 24fps
Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Very simple question
Replies: 16
Views: 8893

These are great links Stuward, thanks !!!

I guess I have a lot of reading and watching to do, once I start training I will get back on this board.

Thanks again for all the help.

Phil
by 24fps
Tue Nov 10, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Very simple question
Replies: 16
Views: 8893

Well that sounds pretty good to me, thank you both. Now I am curious as to how would be the best approach to master the free weights? Any particular method you use that is effective? Keep in mind I am a novice and for the first six months (I should start training next week) I may be a bit cautious, ...
by 24fps
Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Very simple question
Replies: 16
Views: 8893

Believe me I am not bent on building a program with machines, it was merely because on a psychological level I found it more gratifying. In any case this is really insightful and practical advice, thanks Stuward! By what you are saying I guess I should gradually mix free weigths and cables/machines,...
by 24fps
Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Very simple question
Replies: 16
Views: 8893

Thanks for the tips guys. JTW: Would you suggest to stick to barbell/dumbell or alternate between different methods on a say a monthly basis. For instance if I look at the Lateral Deltoid exercises both the upright bow for the barbell and the cable work out the same muscles. In my case switching bet...
by 24fps
Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Very simple question
Replies: 16
Views: 8893

Very simple question

Hi all, While perusing the website I found the templates for a 3-day training, which is perfectly suited for my busy schedule. One thing that puzzles me though is that if for instance I click on a Push/Pull/Legs I go to another page that shows me workout A, B and C. I assume that each workout repres...