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Old 01-24-2014, 01:55 AM   #1321
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Hey BBOD,

First-time poster here, but I've been following your YouTube channel for a while now (great stuff!). I finally have a question worth asking you...

I've been following your "Strength and Bulk Beginner Workout" (on Muscle and Strength) and am having pretty good success with it. However, in about a month's time I am going to start cutting rather than bulking. When that time comes, should I attempt to continue on this routine in some way, or do you recommend another switching to another routine?
Glad to help. Keep training the same way. In my opinion the worst time to change programs is when you are switching to a cutting diet. Keep the status quo and give your body a reason to hold onto muscle.
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:55 AM   #1322
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Big fan of the YouTube Channel. I've been following your Long Cycle Beginner program for a week or two now. I work out at home, so I am unable to do leg curls. Is it okay to substitute these with a RDL? I'm just conscious that I'd be dead lifting three times a week.

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Absolutely. RDLs are a solid choice.
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:57 AM   #1323
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Thanks for the feedback.
What kind of routine would you recommend?
With cardio, is HIIT or LISS more effective in your opinion?
The difference is rather trivial. HIIT appears to be more optimal, but if you look at just how much of an impact this "optimization" will have over the course of a year, it won't be much.

My advice is to do the form of cardio you enjoy the most.
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:59 AM   #1324
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Hey BTB, I've got a question about alternating exercises.

I want to build up my tricep strength and I know skull crushers & close-grip bench are the two best ones.

I enjoy doing both but I dont know the best way to go about alternating them since I only do 5 exercises per workout.
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I alternated exercises a lot over the years. I kept things simple and alternated every other workout. I think this is the best way to go.

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Old 01-24-2014, 02:03 AM   #1325
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Hi Steve i need to pick your brains once again!

I have been watching videos from bios3training on youtube and have only recently figured out what he means by "high intensity" training since he recommended watching Mike Mentzers heavy duty training DVD, which if you dont know he only advocates 1 set only per muscle group but that one set you have to first pre-exaust the target muscle and then during that one set you have to go to positive failure, static failure and negative failure, so basically completely obliterate the muscle fibers with 100% effort and this is called training with 'high intensity' apparently... So basically, LOW total volume, short workouts but MAXIMUM possible intensity on every set. He claims that this training style will put on MUCH more muscle (and alot faster) than a typical training style, combined with progressive overload (as you would expect)

Now After watching his dvd i got curious and i wanna try this out for myself, my question to you is do you thing its a legit training philosophy (not taking injury risk factor into account, just solely amount of muscle gained), or do you think its a load of shit for roid heads to do and it doesnt matter which training principle you use, as long as you are using progressive overload, will the overall amount of muscle you build be the same either way?

Simon
It's legit. Really any form of muscle building training is legit if you are using progressive resistance.

It won't put on more muscle than other systems for naturals. How do I know? I interview, talk to and profile 50-100 a year. They all training differently and gain about the same speed.

There are no magic systems. Anyone that tells you this is misguided. The magic comes from progression, solid exercise selection, consistency and enough food to grow.
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:05 AM   #1326
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Hey BBOD,

Thanks for the advice abour the squat form. Today i squatted with 5lb plates nuder my feet and i managed to keep an upright torso with ease. Without the plates however, I was leaning forward.

I'm just wondering if this is a flexibility issue and how I can go about improving my form without the need for plates?

Thank you again for your guidance!
It's likely a form issue. Get a video when you can.

I bet we can make a few simple tweaks and remove the need for the plates. It will become too dangerous after a while to back up and try to set up on plates.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:00 AM   #1327
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I don't like undereating windows without protein. It's never worked well for me. Science aside, and setting aside the need to stick 100% to the fasting lifestyle, 2-3 whey shakes during the underfeeding isn't going to hurt anything. It can only help.

I would sip one in the morning and maybe one at 11am.
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I alternated exercises a lot over the years. I kept things simple and alternated every other workout. I think this is the best way to go.

Workout (A) #1

Squat
Bench
Barbell Row
Skullcrushers
Good Mornings

Workout (A) #2

Squat
Bench
Barbell Row
Close Grips
Good Mornings
Thanks for the advice BTB! Alternating every other workout is gonna be fun. Changing things up like that keeps me from getting bored.

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Glad to help. Keep training the same way. In my opinion the worst time to change programs is when you are switching to a cutting diet. Keep the status quo and give your body a reason to hold onto muscle.
Thanks, Steve. Will do!
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