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by HealthyJay
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Bench press weight
Replies: 27
Views: 23713

Re: Bench press weight

Oscar_Actuary wrote:How's your Rows coming along ?

How well braced/tight are you in your Bench set up?
My rows have gotten better since starting, but what do you mean by bench setup?
by HealthyJay
Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Bench press weight
Replies: 27
Views: 23713

Bench press weight

Hi all, So i've been lifting since the end of Feb this year, doing 2 day push/pull splits, 4 days a week (if that makes sense). So push on Sun and Wed, and pull on Mon and Thurs. I have seen great improvements in both weight and reps with nearly all my exercises, except for my chest. I do a barbell ...
by HealthyJay
Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Smart phone app
Replies: 3
Views: 7308

Smart phone app

All i'm saying is that there should be an ExRx iPhone/Android app! Something that was broken down by each section of the website so, for example, all you had to do was go: "app-muscle/exercise directory-pectoralis major-" and voila! That way if you wanted to switch up a routine even at the gym you c...
by HealthyJay
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Changing to a workout for size
Replies: 6
Views: 3084

Re: Changing to a workout for size

And i have also heard isolation exercises are better for building size. Is that true? Or could i build just as much muscle mass doing squats ad i could doing leg extensions on a machine?
by HealthyJay
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Changing to a workout for size
Replies: 6
Views: 3084

Re: Changing to a workout for size

and you need to eat like a man possessed. That is one of the most confusing parts... A friend of mine who competes as a strong man mentioned this to me also, but he has what LOOKS like a beer belly. I'm sure it isn't bec i don't think he drinks and he has been lifting and competing for quite some t...
by HealthyJay
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Changing to a workout for size
Replies: 6
Views: 3084

Changing to a workout for size

Ok so i've been lifting for strength for about a month and a half now, and am seeing some good strength gains (success!). My next question is about lifting for size. I am training for the next rugby season so i want to mix in a month ish with exercising to gain mussle mass and size, over just streng...
by HealthyJay
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Training schedule confusion
Replies: 39
Views: 16079

Re: Training schedule confusion

Deleted post- i posted it somewhere else in a new thread. Thanks for all the info everyone!
by HealthyJay
Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Adding muscle lbs
Replies: 8
Views: 8433

Re: Adding muscle lbs

My workout is a 2 day split push/pull. I am lifting 3 sets of max 6 reps per exercise. Would that be for more strength or size? And so what i'm hearing most from here is that 5lbs is more than likely not all muscle. What is an average expected MUSCLE weight gain per month/yr/whenever, doing a workou...
by HealthyJay
Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Adding muscle lbs
Replies: 8
Views: 8433

Re: Adding muscle lbs

Chasing a bigger number on your bathroom scales has a tendency to make you fat. A very sound piece of knowledge haha I just wasn't sure if what i was experiencing was what i THOUGHT was going on... Thanks for the info! Just to clarify, i understand the "depending on how much you are hydrated" part,...
by HealthyJay
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Adding muscle lbs
Replies: 8
Views: 8433

Adding muscle lbs

Hi all, I've started working out recently (as in started about a month ago), and was wondering how fast one puts on lbs of muscle. I know muscle weight comes MUCH slower than fat weight (or even fat loss in some cases) but before starting a month ago i was at 175 and today i weighed myself and i was...
by HealthyJay
Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Training schedule confusion
Replies: 39
Views: 16079

Re: Training schedule confusion

Yea i figured it wouldn't be as easy as a blinking "PLATEAU HAS BEEN REACHED" neon sign, but everything said did give me a better understanding of when would be reasonable to expect it.

@Jungledoc: what do you mean by "changing your rep-set scheme"?
by HealthyJay
Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rugby Workout
Replies: 43
Views: 19098

Re: Rugby Workout

Look at the prowler, you'll see that it mimics a lot of the rugby movements. Thanks hoosegow, believe it or not i've never even heard of the prowler before your post...but i googled it and it looks pretty intense. The website i found seemed to be only pushing it in different speeds/times/distances ...
by HealthyJay
Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Training schedule confusion
Replies: 39
Views: 16079

Re: Training schedule confusion

stuward wrote:Change your program when it no longer works for you.
Yea i figures as much... Any eta on an average timeframe when most people plateau? One month? 8 months? Etc? And how much/what kind of change is best? Total wotkout revamp? Or just mix in a few new exercises?
by HealthyJay
Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Training schedule confusion
Replies: 39
Views: 16079

Re: Training schedule confusion

Another question i just thought of (figured i could post it here since it is somewhat related instead of posting an entirely new thread)... After how long should someone change up their workout routine so they don't plateau as much? I know it's not for a number of months, but i wasn't sure what was ...
by HealthyJay
Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rugby Workout
Replies: 43
Views: 19098

Re: Rugby Workout

Stephen Johnson wrote: Hopefully,this thread won't get locked down. I have my worries, though.
I'm still a rookie to the whole exrx network... So what happens if this thread gets locked down?