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    Wannabebig Member
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    Oct 2004

    Assistance Please

    Hey guys

    So I've been working out using an adaptation of BGB for about six months now, and I've found that my results seem to be declining now.

    First, my workout:

    Deadlift 5 sets at 1 rep
    Bent Row 4 sets 10 reps
    Seated cable row 4 sets 10 reps
    Flat bench 4x10
    Incline Fly 4x10
    Incline dumbell press 4x10

    Squat 4x10
    Leg press 4x10
    Incline bicep dumbell curl 4x10
    Standing bicep barbell curl 4x10

    Seated shoulder press 4x10
    Standing lateral raise 4x10
    Standing lateral row 4x10
    Cable pulldown, 2 different grips at random 4x10

    SLDL's 4x10
    Leg pulls 4x10
    Skullcrushers 4x10
    Cable pushdown 4x10

    Note, I aim for 4 sets of ten and I generally increase the weight each set, so bench will start at 65 and finish at 75. Last set I'll push out only about 4-6 reps.

    Also note, all my sets are to failure with the exception of my warm ups.

    My questions: Can I stick to BGB style workouts and just change up the exercises?

    Am I doing enough sets per muscle?
    Am I doing a decent rep range, starting at 10 and increasing weight until I can only push out about 4-6 reps?
    Should I not work to failure?

    Also, as far as diet goes I eat 6-8 meals a day, high in protein, with fat and carbs. I also have a post-workout shake. The problem here isn't my diet.


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    Senior Member kique's Avatar
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    Nov 2005
    have u thought about increasing the weight to 8 rep maxes -the max weight u can do 8 reps of- make sur eu cant do 10 and u should gain some improvement do the same weigh tuntil u can do 10 reps with it easilly then jak up the weight again for 8 reps :P ur split looks decent to me jus hit some cardio wednesday

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    Only the Strong Survive BloodNPoetry's Avatar
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    Apr 2005
    You dont need to take every set to failure. Also, you say you eat lots of this and that but where are the numbers? I used to think i ate alot back in the days till one day i wrote it all down, lord behold i was eating like a 2 year old. Get your diet straight, its only responsible for 99% of your results so take it serious!
    Pain is weakness leaving the body. One day, i will feel no more pain.
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    I was once 5"11 113lbs. i will never be that weak again.

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