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Old 11-07-2010, 06:46 PM   #21
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maybe if you try a wider grip you would not burn out your tri's as much benching. this is the only reason i can think of that your tri's would get that fatigued from it. i put my ring fingers on the notches in the knurling if you know what i mean.

just trying to feel that out right now in a chair just outside the shoulders feels way to narrow to me since i do close grip so my thumbs are just on the sides of the chest.
Good point. after i bench my tri's still are not burnt maybe ur putting extra pressure on them andy
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:48 PM   #22
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he's saying later on shoulder day do the tri work. but you're gonna have to find what works for you. that paticular set up would not work for me. my triceps have wicked endurance and require a good beat down to get worked so i do them as a secondary to chest because they have already been worked some in that workout which then requires me to do less secondary tri exercises to get my pump in them.
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maybe if you try a wider grip you would not burn out your tri's as much benching. this is the only reason i can think of that your tri's would get that fatigued from it. i put my ring fingers on the notches in the knurling if you know what i mean.

just trying to feel that out right now in a chair just outside the shoulders feels way to narrow to me since i do close grip so my thumbs are just on the sides of the chest.
I put my hands a thumb length apart from the smooth part in the middle of the bar. I'll try that tomorrow.
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he's saying later on shoulder day do the tri work. but you're gonna have to find what works for you. that paticular set up would not work for me. my triceps have wicked endurance and require a good beat down to get worked so i do them as a secondary to chest because they have already been worked some in that workout which then requires me to do less secondary tri exercises to get my pump in them.
That makes sense. I think I will do skull crusher and a few high rep movements on chest day and the beat the hell out of them with CGBP and 2 Arm Seated Overhead Dumbbell extension on shoulder day. I'll try that out for a while and see how it goes.

What do you think about strength gains during cutting?
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gains will be hard to come by during a cut but are not impossible to make. don't be discouraged if you are only able to maintain your current strength that would still be a good accomplishment.
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I'm thinking about calling the cut off. I want strength gains. I don't have a show to prepare for, the holidays will only make it harder, and the only reason I was doing it was for vanity.
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THEN FOR GOD SAKES DON'T DO IT!!!

at your age you shouldn't be worried about a cut unless you were entered in a show.
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what is your diet like now?
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The only reason I'd cut is to look good for the beach brotha
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One other suggestion and this is how I like to split things when I do.

You could do chest and biceps and then do back and triceps and still keep your shoulders on their separate day. This is pretty much how I have always done it, I like to work opposing muscle groups like a push and a pull.

Just an idea.
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