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Old 11-17-2013, 09:13 AM   #1101
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Old 11-17-2013, 09:35 AM   #1102
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Hi BBOD, I have a question!!

Should I mantain my calories the same at the training days and the off days??

I know that this is more a preference and some people reduce them but I would like know your opinion on this topic.

Another questions from the first would be if I want to reduce the calories at off days, what should be? carbs and fats? only carbs? and how can calculate the reduction?

Thank u BBOD!!!

I am interested in hearing about this too.

I have heard this method referred to as strategic over eating, I was doing this for about 5 months last year. at the time my maintenance was 2400
On training days I ate 3100, on rest days I ate 2300,
I gained weight/strength, but I don't know if it was better than steady surplus of calories everyday.

I have also heard that it doesn't really matter at all, once you are getting surplus by the end of the month
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:14 PM   #1103
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:27 PM   #1104
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Anyway I can get a critique on my deadlift form? I posted the URL in the title
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:40 PM   #1105
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Glad to help. Would have been faster but I was lifting.
Thank you so much for answering all my questions again, I appreciate it !
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:13 PM   #1106
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So what's with the supplements that give you a pump? The only thing I've been able to get from reading about them is that they inflate your muscles with blood during a workout, which hypothetically gets you all hype to want to work out more after you see yourself in the mirror. It seems like it's the same mechanism as an erection; it's really cool and you can work with it but then everything goes back to being the same as before...

In all seriousness though, have you (or anyone on this forum) used or are you using such products? If so, what do these products really help you do in the end? For me personally, if all they do is make you bigger for a few minutes, I wouldn't spend my money on that even if I had it...

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Creatine can help with energy and gym performance. It also tends to give you muscle pumps, which isn't anything I personally consider valuable. Training for progress not pumps.

Creatine is very cost effective, and while not a miracle game-changer, it certainly can help to give that little extra boost and is worth trying.

The other pump supplements are for people that want to star in mirrors and look at their temporary arm sizer increase.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:18 PM   #1107
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Hey, Steve! I have another question for ya.
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This cardio crap SUCKS!
Yes it can. Find something you enjoy, even if it's walking.

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My next question involves chest. On a typical chest day I will do my warmups on flat bench, then 5x5 on flat bench. I follow that up with one warmup set on incline bench and then 5x5 on that as well. I sometimes end the chest portion of my workout with some machine presses for 3-5 sets of 8 reps, but I don't think I really get any real strength benefit from this.
That's ok. They will only help with muscle building, which can help with strength in the long run. So if you like them, keep them.

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My question is, do you think the incline presses are a good follow up to my bench sets or should I be doing something else?
Yes, but I also like rotation. I would recommend incline dumbbell bench one week, incline barbell the next. I always found benefit in doing both, but this is optional and personal. Just something to try if you want.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:21 PM   #1108
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Hello Bearded one,
I'm thinking about adding power shrugs into my routine, currently doing the 4 day PMB, just wondered what day is best? I was thinking deadlift/back day but also wondered what kind of reps I should aim for, thought going really heavy with them might be an issue after doing heavy Deadlifts.
I would do them on deadlift/back day. I use power shrug hell, and work up in 5, 8 or 10 rep sets depending on how I feel that day:

http://muscleandbrawn.com/power-shru...raps-deadlift/

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And to be even more of a nuisance, can you point me in the direction of a video showing how they are done properly? iv had a look on the forum but most of the videos either don't play or have been removed.
Thank you.
Glad to help. The more questions the better.

Here is a video of me doing an 8x3. The reps are powerful, more explosive, and heavy.

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Old 11-19-2013, 06:24 PM   #1109
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Hi BBOD, I have a question!!

Should I mantain my calories the same at the training days and the off days??

I know that this is more a preference and some people reduce them but I would like know your opinion on this topic.

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Glad to help.

Yes, always eat the same on off days. Though you are not training the body is still growing and repairing and needs materials.

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Another questions from the first would be if I want to reduce the calories at off days, what should be? carbs and fats? only carbs? and how can calculate the reduction?

Thank u BBOD!!
Don't reduce
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:27 PM   #1110
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Hey Bearded Beast,

Thanks for the great vids and the pages and pages of free advice. Here's another one for you: if you were going to build a routine based entirely around the Barbell Overhead Press, how would it look? Squats, deads, and bench would all be considered assistance work for this movement.

Cheers, JKF
Thanks John.

I would use a fullbody workout, and rotate heavy, light and medium days.

Monday - Heavy OHPs (seated or stand)..maybe a 5x5 or a 5x3
Wednesday - Seated Arnold Press 3 x 10
Friday - OHPs 3 x 8-10, along with tricep work

I would do your heavy benching on Wednesday before the Arnold presses. Deadlifts on Wednesday too, squats on both Monday and Friday.
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