I've just started doing HST, full body three times a week. I start with legs, then chest, then back....etc. When I finish my full body workout I like to consume a shake to get the nutrients to the muscles asap. I read several places that the body is "primed" for nutrient absorption immediately after training. By the time I finish the workout, the legs are not that pumped, and blood flow is more pronouned in the most recently worked muscle. In an effort to get the blood going throughout all the muscles, I have taken to doing a 1 minute all out, high resistance eliptitrainer(one with handles so I can get th upper body into it). In hopes that this provides all the trained muscles their equal nutrient absorbing opportunity.
Do you all think this is a sound practice? or am I mad?
Intensity!!! Pain is weakness leaving the body!!!
I don't think it really matters, personally.
"I tried so hard and got so far, but in the end, it doesn't even matter." - Linkin Park
I dont no but i thnk it does not matter if you are pumped or not its the fact that you put the work in.
Age 23 Height 5'10 weight 210 2 years complete of serious lifting.
At 5'10" last Jan/02 I was 280 Lbs with a 44 waist.
Now as of Dec/02 I am 210 with a 34-36 waist. A year complete 70 pounds lost now lets get big .
Goal Deadlift 500 by summer now..
02/10/03 405X3 425X1
03/10/03 455X3 "rack pull" 500X1 "rack pull MISS"
03/17/03 405X6, "Rack Pulls 505X3, 525X1.... 555X1 Miss"
04/14/03 465X1 verry difficult
05/12/03 475X1 Easy!!! 500X1 Miss"real close"
06/16/03 Rack pulls 555X2, 600Xmiss
07/14/03 500X1 GOAL ACHIEVED!!!!
10/06/03 500X4 555X1 Miss
11/10/03 Rack pull 500X7
GOAL for 2004 get back to a low fat% and keep it 8 -10% would be great.
06/29 rack pull 700X3
07/6/04 600x1 at 216
09/6/04 600X1 at 208 Rack pull 720X3
NEW GOAL BENCH 400 BY FEB 2005 "not sure about this one"