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Old 06-18-2011, 02:22 AM   #1
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Bringing up weak areas

Since beginning to focus more on bodybuilding I'm taking the notes I got from my first competition about what areas I need to bring up more. Lats being one of them. I've read of specialization programs so I figured I'll give it a try my own way.

I'm training my back twice a week splitting them up between thickness and width. I always knew that my pulling strength is much more weaker than my pushing muscles so hopefully focusing on pulling movements more often will help get my back muscles up. I'm trying to retrain my back muscles. One of the biggest things I'm realizing is that it's a challenge for me to contract my back muscles, so I'm making sure to pause on each contraction - hold - squeeze - and then lower weight. My weights have gone down because I'm trying to focus on the contraction of the muscle and form. I'm noticing a big difference in just the overall feel of the muscle during the workout and after. We'll see how this experiment pans out.
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Old 06-18-2011, 05:10 AM   #2
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sounds good D.

Once I get lean enough to see what muscle i actually have (if any ) then this is something i will definitely be looking at in a bit more depth. Im definitely interested to see how this pans out for you buddy

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Old 06-18-2011, 06:32 AM   #4
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Saturday Morning Thoughts - Why you are still weak and look weak

Over some time lurking on other forums and sites and coming across people who are complaining that they are still weak and haven't had much progression in weight gain or strength. It's no wonder they aren't seeing any results when you look at what they are doing, or not doing. Another reason is the mentality they have going into the workout. Getting to the gym is just a small part of it all, applying yourself in the gym is important. Anyone can go to the gym and dick around with their friends and go through the motions. But if you don't apply yourself, then you aren't going to see any results. After you don't see any results, you start blaming others or the program when the main problem is the person looking back at you in the mirror. Get your shit together.

I try to be as positive as I can be when I try to help someone, but at times people need to hear the reality of things. But then you hear, but I'm working out hard as I can. Are you? and if you are, then what you are doing outside of the gym is obviously inhibiting your success but that's for another time.

So why are you still weak and look weak? Sorry, you just are! stop blaming others and be honest to yourself and get to work. If you aren't dedicated to the iron game, there's the door. You can leave.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:29 PM   #7
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There are too many people that are always looking for the best program out there. They start one program then get a word of a new "cool" program that promises great results so they end up moving to that workout. Then it happens again and again. which leads me to my next thing.

There are many out there who have loads of information and have read book after book, but in reality you have to do stuff in order to learn stuff. You can know as much knowledge as there is out there but if you can't apply it or have actually experienced it then you don't have much say in it. I could read books about how to run and marathon and have the basics of how to go about it but it would give me know right in writing about it or telling someone how to train for a marathon because I haven't. Sometimes we need to drop the books and the researching and get off your ass and do some work.
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your last reflection sounds too much like some guys I know...especially when they think Mike Mentzer is the end all...
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There are thousands of workout programs, self-proclaimed gurus, training information, etc. out there. Everyday people find themselves with their nose in books or eyes glued to the internet looking for the best program, or diet plan to achieve there strength and fitness goal. Then, there are those who find a program but then start analyzing whether itís going to work or not and begin comparing the program with other programs. And when they finally start a program, they get word of a cool training program someone else is doing and figures that they should give it a try too. So they drop everything they just did and go back to analyzing this new program plan they came across.

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Stop the need of over-thinking. Itís all very simple, but many get to caught up in all the crap. Just get into the gym and start lifting weights. You want to lose weight? Burn more calories than you eat. Gain weight? Do the opposite. Yes, there are tons of information out there but keep it simple. Get off your ass and get to work!
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