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Old 05-29-2013, 11:04 PM   #491
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Hi BendtheBar

I have a question about mixing creatine mono with BCAA and Gatorade or flavor enhancer.
Can I mix them with any flavor of Gatorade?
Or can I just use MIO (flavor enhancer) which I m using right now
P.S I just started this mixture thing. I used to use Celltech but it is to expensive and retain too much water in my body during the cycle
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:59 AM   #492
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Here is a followup question,

I am now 43 started back training in Oct 2012 after a bit of a lay off (few years)

I notice that in the mornings I am still sore and stiff after months of training, is this just age related?

I seem to feel pretty well ragged out most of the time when not training...


just age?

thank you for your time!
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:56 AM   #493
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Hey bbod couple DL questions for you

I am working for strength 5x5. is this too much dead lifting for strength if so what set/rep scheme would u use?

how often?

2. When working with heavy weights should I do doubles or triples or just 1rp and go up in weight ?

Finally the reason for my post. Yesterday I was attempting a double at 455lbs (1rm is 475) I got the first rep locked out no problem came down reset and went for the second. a little more then 1/4 the way up I felt a strong tightening in my lower abs. It didn't hurt but I felt a serious tightening it frightend me enough to give up on the pull even though I felt like I had enough strength to lock out .

Is this normal or was I on my way to a injury?

I am thinking my back rounded I could see the strain coming from that stance

I want to post form videos and pics but I have to get the posts required first so they are coming when I can

thanks for your help
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:57 AM   #494
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Here is a followup question,

I am now 43 started back training in Oct 2012 after a bit of a lay off (few years)

I notice that in the mornings I am still sore and stiff after months of training, is this just age related?

I seem to feel pretty well ragged out most of the time when not training...


just age?


thank you for your time!
My 2 get a foam roller bud, I roll in the morning when I am stiff it helps a lot. I also roll at night b4 bed if I am feeling stiff
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:13 PM   #495
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Hi BendtheBar

I have a question about mixing creatine mono with BCAA and Gatorade or flavor enhancer.
Can I mix them with any flavor of Gatorade?
Or can I just use MIO (flavor enhancer) which I m using right now
P.S I just started this mixture thing. I used to use Celltech but it is to expensive and retain too much water in my body during the cycle
Absolutely. I would go with convenience and flavor.

I use a BCAA drink and use to just combine creatine with it and grape drink.
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Here is a followup question,

I am now 43 started back training in Oct 2012 after a bit of a lay off (few years)

I notice that in the mornings I am still sore and stiff after months of training, is this just age related?

I seem to feel pretty well ragged out most of the time when not training...


just age?

thank you for your time!
I am still sore days after certain workouts. If you do any form of multiple set training you will find that some muscle groups rarely improve with age. For example, my chest almost always gets sore, but my shoulders never get sore.

On the other hand, my triceps and hamstrings used to always get sore, but now rarely do.
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Hey bbod couple DL questions for you

I am working for strength 5x5. is this too much dead lifting for strength if so what set/rep scheme would u use?

how often?

I personally think a 5x5 is not needed for deadlifting. If you do use a 5x5, make the first 2 sets lighter warmup sets. Something like:

--Set 1 - 60% x 5
--Set 2 - 80% x 5
--Sets 3 to 5 - Working weight x 5 reps.




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2. When working with heavy weights should I do doubles or triples or just 1rp and go up in weight ?
Depends on the lift and the experience of the lifter. I generally recommend working up in singles by 10% jumps to a max (not NEW top end max, but rather a daily max based on how you feel) single, double or triple for the day, then dropping down in weight for more singles, doubles and triples.

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Finally the reason for my post. Yesterday I was attempting a double at 455lbs (1rm is 475) I got the first rep locked out no problem came down reset and went for the second. a little more then 1/4 the way up I felt a strong tightening in my lower abs. It didn't hurt but I felt a serious tightening it frightend me enough to give up on the pull even though I felt like I had enough strength to lock out .

Is this normal or was I on my way to a injury?
Normal no. Occasionally things like this happen though. Part of lifting heavy. When they do it's best to shut down and wait until you are fully healed before pushing.

I would recommend having someone look at your form. Injuries are often the result of technique issues. Not always, but often.
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Hey BBOD!

First of all thank you for taking the time to help us newbies. It really does mean a lot and I'm sure I would've made countless (more) mistakes had I not started watching your videos (which I marathoned in like 4-5 days haha.)

So I recently got a new job and had to move to a new city. There's only one gym even remotely close so I had to go with that. Problem is: there's no squat rack (only smith) and they don't allow deadlifting. Yeah, terrible excuse for a gym :/ Unfortunately I'll have to make do with it for the time being.

What exercises could I use to try and substitute squats and deads as best as possible? I'm aware I probably won't be able to progress as fast as I would with squats and deads, but I suppose I'll have to live with that :/

Thanks in advance for your time!
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Hey BBOD!

First of all thank you for taking the time to help us newbies. It really does mean a lot and I'm sure I would've made countless (more) mistakes had I not started watching your videos (which I marathoned in like 4-5 days haha.)

So I recently got a new job and had to move to a new city. There's only one gym even remotely close so I had to go with that. Problem is: there's no squat rack (only smith) and they don't allow deadlifting. Yeah, terrible excuse for a gym :/ Unfortunately I'll have to make do with it for the time being.

What exercises could I use to try and substitute squats and deads as best as possible? I'm aware I probably won't be able to progress as fast as I would with squats and deads, but I suppose I'll have to live with that :/

Thanks in advance for your time!
Glad to help.

First off let me start by saying that even though I love to deadlift, I didn't use the movement until 2007. You can still manage to build a decent amount of back muscle and strength without it.

If I couldn't squat I would do high rep leg presses (10 to 40 per set), or even lunges and hack squats. For back, you can't beat 20 rep sets of dumbbell rows followed by barbell or seated cable rows.
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Glad to help.

First off let me start by saying that even though I love to deadlift, I didn't use the movement until 2007. You can still manage to build a decent amount of back muscle and strength without it.

If I couldn't squat I would do high rep leg presses (10 to 40 per set), or even lunges and hack squats. For back, you can't beat 20 rep sets of dumbbell rows followed by barbell or seated cable rows.
Thanks! I'll probably be replacing squats with leg presses and see how that works. I was thinking about it and I might actually be able to get away with RDLs since their issue is with the bar hitting the floor, would this be a suitable replacement for regular deadlifts or would I be better off with cable/dumbbell rows? (I'm already doing BB rows in my routine)
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