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by BlazingAirMAx
Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Minimalist Training
Replies: 50
Views: 10860

Re: Minimalist Training

That's what I'm working on, getting all of my fibers to fire so I can be more forceful at the same weight. My best 100m time is a 10.39 and if I can get it down to a 10.18, I can quality for the trials this year. Since the summer, I've put on 30 ilbs to my back squat and I've actually reduced my bod...
by BlazingAirMAx
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Minimalist Training
Replies: 50
Views: 10860

Re: Minimalist Training

Actually you can get stronger with just neural adaptations up to a certain point, and then more size is required. There is muscle, and how you recruit it. So you can have a goal to get strong without regard for weight class, or you can have a goal to get stronger in your current weight class. Ironm...
by BlazingAirMAx
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minimalist Training
Replies: 50
Views: 10860

Re: Minimalist Training

haha! You COULD have a kinesiology PHD, but judging from your posts I doubt it very much. And you're definitely not a professional sprinter or you'd be doing more than one leg exercise a session. <3 that's a heart to show I'm all about the love LOL, you can't tell what I do by my post. I guess you ...
by BlazingAirMAx
Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minimalist Training
Replies: 50
Views: 10860

Re: Minimalist Training

you really think that powerlifters don't "stimulate mass"? What a strange thing to say. Powerlifters carry a ludicrous amount of muscle mass. They use it to lift really heavy weights. And before you start talking about neural adaptation or type II muscles fibers or radical sarcoplasmic hypertrophy ...
by BlazingAirMAx
Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How often should one deload
Replies: 8
Views: 2994

Re: How often should one deload

The general guidelines tend to be: beginners - hardly ever intermediates - between every 6th to 12th week depending on recovery (and source) advanced - monthly Personally, I go by feel. It's usually whether or not my shoulder feels like it needs a week off That makes sense. I don't know whether I'm...
by BlazingAirMAx
Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minimalist Training
Replies: 50
Views: 10860

Re: Minimalist Training

just doing one leg exercise is dumb. At the very least you should deadlift and squat and leave it at that, but even that's lazy. It's not about laziness, it's about efficency. If the gains in strength aren't going to be that much more with one exercises, verses 2, I'd rather use one exercises and r...
by BlazingAirMAx
Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What's your opion of this workout
Replies: 9
Views: 4601

What's your opion of this workout

Here is a routine that the NSCA recommended for advanced power athletes. It comes from their strength training book published in 2007. It seems to be a bit much but then again it's the NSCA It does changed the reps and intensity every 6-8weeks, but you get the idea. Days 1&3 back squat 5x 4-6RM Dead...
by BlazingAirMAx
Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Minimalist Training
Replies: 50
Views: 10860

Re: Minimalist Training

just doing one leg exercise is dumb. At the very least you should deadlift and squat and leave it at that, but even that's lazy. It's not about laziness, it's about efficency. If the gains in strength aren't going to be that much more with one exercises, verses 2, I'd rather use one exercises and r...
by BlazingAirMAx
Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: How often should one deload
Replies: 8
Views: 2994

Re: How often should one deload

It's not soreness that is the trigger in my case, although that could be in some cases. I look for signs of overtraining, in my case a runny nose or irritability are usually the first signs, then I deload. If I don't I'll get sick. You're better off deloading before you need to than after. There is...
by BlazingAirMAx
Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Minimalist Training
Replies: 50
Views: 10860

Minimalist Training

What's your take on a person conventional deadlifting for legs and just leaving it at that? Workouts are becoming so complicated and I'm ready to pick one lift for my legs and let mother nature decide the strength ratio of my lower body muscles.
by BlazingAirMAx
Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: How often should one deload
Replies: 8
Views: 2994

How often should one deload

I'm just curious. I do it once every 6-8 weeks for a week but I'm not sore at that point and I feel as if I could go longer because I've gotten stronger or atleast stayed the same. I lift in the 75%-95% 1RM range as well. I alternate between 3x5 and 3x3 after deload sessions.
by BlazingAirMAx
Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: I'm Done With Core Training
Replies: 7
Views: 2875

Re: I'm Done With Core Training

There really aren't good ways to go heavy enough. I guess one could do push crunches though. The abs respond to heavy weight just like any other muscle and going heavy is the only way to get strong.
by BlazingAirMAx
Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I'm Done With Core Training
Replies: 7
Views: 2875

I'm Done With Core Training

After giving up core training a year ago and still have my squats and deadlifts go up, I realize that it's a waste of time. Read this yaw. http://startingstrength.com/articles/abs_rippetoe.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by BlazingAirMAx
Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why you hatin on the Upright Row?
Replies: 15
Views: 7505

Why you hatin on the Upright Row?

The upright row gets a bad rap, but it seems to effect those that can't achieve proper scapular retraction. I've been doing them for 15 years, and I haven't had a problem. I also don't have internally rotated shoulders. What are your thoughts on this exercises? Anybody ever tried DB raises as a repl...
by BlazingAirMAx
Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is Direct Ab work nessessary?
Replies: 15
Views: 9728

Re: Is Direct Ab work nessessary?

Worth noting that a lot of "stabilising" work puts your abs in a position to directly fight against the lower back. Any anti extension exercise (planks -> roll out variations) has the underlying purpose of preventing your lower back from taking over. Most people I train have a dominant lower back (...