The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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  1. #1
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    cant put on any more muscle/strength, help??

    Hello, long time stalker materialising (think star trek teleporting SFX)

    I've been at a plateu for 1 year + now (injuries added to downtime), the problem is that any bulking attempt puts on nothing but fat and FAST!!! I cant break a LEAN 185lbs, which is 15lbs from my goal. I bulk close to 190lbs but its just 100% fat ;_;

    I started at a runty 120lbs, and have been training in a reasonably educated manner for 2 or 3 years

    Does anyone have experience with this and any tricks on how to break out?



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    when you bulk, how many excess calories are you eating above maintenance? maybe youre simply going too high.
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    I agree with McVein

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    Quote Originally Posted by McVein View Post
    when you bulk, how many excess calories are you eating above maintenance? maybe youre simply going too high.
    i try about 500-1000 cals

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    What have you done to mix up your routine?

    Last time I hit a plateau, I did one set of pyramids (8 reps, immediatly drop the weight down and back to 8 reps, dropping till a minimum of five sets are done.) for each main lift on the muscle groups.

    That helped me break out of the plateau.

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    What's your routine like? What rep-range do you work in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coqui View Post
    What have you done to mix up your routine?

    I tried going strength (1 rep) for a while, and i already pyramid, swapping weight for reps as I weaken



    Quote Originally Posted by bjohnso View Post
    What's your routine like? What rep-range do you work in?
    routine is a standard 4-day split, i work in the 6-8 rep range usually

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    yeah man, id say shake up your routine a bit, something like a 5x5, 10x3 or some type of wave loading,



    when you stick with the same thing for a while your body becomes used to it adapts and stops growing and responding


    id say eat a lot of clean cals and give your routine a big mix up, reallty shock the muscles this should help in getting them growing
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    Nice place to be stuck!

    I agree though, mix up the routine. Post your diet too, if you don't mind. Do you use Fitday?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Steady View Post
    Nice place to be stuck!

    I agree though, mix up the routine. Post your diet too, if you don't mind. Do you use Fitday?


    no, im quite loose with diet.. Basically every 3 hours i try and hit 30 grams protein, carbs & ~10 grams of fat, summing at 500cals (and another 10g protein from carb source usually). usually tuna/humous/bread


    yeah man, id say shake up your routine a bit, something like a 5x5, 10x3 or some type of wave loading,



    when you stick with the same thing for a while your body becomes used to it adapts and stops growing and responding

    I will have to research wave loading, never heard of it!

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    wave loading means changint the weight with each set


    ex

    bench press

    135x10
    225x5
    185x10
    250x5
    185x10
    275x3


    kinda like that but yeah so some research about it man, if u need anymore adivce feel free to send me a PM im ready and willing to help with any routine advice
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCorey75 View Post
    135x10
    225x5
    185x10
    250x5
    185x10
    275x3
    That would be three waves of two sets. You can also do waves of three:
    Ex
    4x250
    3x260
    2x270
    4x260
    3x270
    2x280

    Or any other combination tha you like. I don't think that anything beyond three waves would be very good because you would be doing a LOT of sets.
    Last edited by RedSpikeyThing; 03-04-2007 at 09:13 AM.

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    thanks both that is something quite exotic and new!!

    Sounds like a bitch with swapping plates about lol.. but yaknow its worth a try.. Once ive dieted this failed-bulk fat off i will give it a whirl

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