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  1. Thread: calf muscles

    by basil
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    What exercises do you do. # of reps, weight,...

    What exercises do you do. # of reps, weight, etc.? Calves, abs, and forearms are mostly slow-twitch, which means they respond to a different stimuli than other muscles. High reps (15-25) with...
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    Alcohol does not reduce muscle mass, it slows...

    Alcohol does not reduce muscle mass, it slows your metabolism.

    You feel small Monday morning because you didn't go to the gym all weekend.

    The only way alcohol will reduce muscle mass is if...
  3. Thread: Your mindset?

    by basil
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    I just save all the stress and stomach acid I...

    I just save all the stress and stomach acid I build up all day, and slowly release it at the gym. I know that if I release it all at once, I'll end up having to pay for something. But if I slowly...
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    Ok, I'm glad that you think it works for you. ...

    Ok, I'm glad that you think it works for you. But that doesn't change the fact that all the creatine you're drinking more than 20 minutes after you mix it is creatinine, and you're pissing it...
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    You need to read more. Creatine turns to...

    You need to read more. Creatine turns to creatinine after 10-20 minutes in water, and it is totally useless to the body and excreted in the urine.
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    Maybe this happens not because they overtrain,...

    Maybe this happens not because they overtrain, but perhaps they don't train up to what their body can really handle. I've been lifting with very high volume for years, and the gains haven't stopped...
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    No, I'm right there with you...2 to 3 hours a...

    No, I'm right there with you...2 to 3 hours a day, 5 days a week.
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    I started as a way to clear my head. I grew up...

    I started as a way to clear my head. I grew up ADD without knowing it, and lifting was the only way I found that I could actually concentrate on something and free my mind.

    And for the girls.
    ...
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    I personally avoid unnecessary contractions of...

    I personally avoid unnecessary contractions of muscles I happen to be working out at the time. For warmup, I stick with 2 good warmup sets, with plenty of stretching. That should do you just fine....
  10. Thread: calves?

    by basil
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    10-20 reps per set, preferably 15-20, decent...

    10-20 reps per set, preferably 15-20, decent weight. That should do you right.
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    It's totally possible that I might be. What...

    It's totally possible that I might be. What exactly is sciatica?
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    Good job. Now, try getting some articles that...

    Good job. Now, try getting some articles that prove something.

    Not one of these articles shows that what I said is not true. Try again.
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    Only what I've been told by a head and neck...

    Only what I've been told by a head and neck surgeon and a sports medicine physician. Or you could try it yourself and get back to me in a few years.
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    As you pull your neck forward and press your...

    As you pull your neck forward and press your shoulder blades together (a consequence of pulling down behind the neck), you put pressure on your spine, which over time will curve it. It's not a hard...
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    have you noticed that going that wide, you only...

    have you noticed that going that wide, you only have like a foot and a half ROM? Try shoulder-width grip, and keep your elbows out wide. If that doesn't hit your lats just as good, then you're...
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    It's also a real good way to give yourself...

    It's also a real good way to give yourself scoliosis later in life.
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    Actually, from the way I understood it, your body...

    Actually, from the way I understood it, your body needs sugar (Gatorade works great) w/in a half hour of the end of a workout to replenish your glycogen and give your enzymes fuel for the rebuilding...
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    Same here. If you've only got them on your...

    Same here. If you've only got them on your biceps, consider yourself lucky. Not only do I have them there, but they also stretch from about 3 inches from my nipple all the way to the end of my...
  19. Thread: High Volume

    by basil
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    Thanks 8. Actually, it worked for me for a ling...

    Thanks 8. Actually, it worked for me for a ling time, but I'm pretty sure that if I haven't hit a plateau yet, I'm soon due for one, so I'll give that a try.

    Thanks all.
  20. Thread: High Volume

    by basil
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    Usually just once per week. I'm on a four day...

    Usually just once per week. I'm on a four day split, and hit the gym 5 times a week, so the day that gets repeated I usually drop a few sets and drop the weight, going for more reps.

    Thanks for...
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