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Old 07-07-2013, 01:27 AM   #631
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Do you know any good ways to build a thick neck?

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Build up the entire body. The neck will follow. If you feel your neck is really small, use a neck harness and do a ton of heavy shrugs.

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Old 07-07-2013, 01:30 AM   #632
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How important is it to switch up your grip for DL? Im so used to my left over and my right under to hold the bar, but i heard somewhere through the internet or grape vine that its terrible to stick to one grip. Thoughts?
I think before you switch, you need to make sure you are lifting with straight arms either way. This will help prevent bicep injuries.

Unless you are a competitor, I don't recommend an over/under. I recommend a double overhand using straps or Versa Gripps.

If you are a competitor, only switch up your over/under if you feel they are comparable. If one side feels awkward, you could end up tweaking your back. If they feel ok, then alternate every other workout if you'd like.
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Old 07-07-2013, 03:35 AM   #633
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I think before you switch, you need to make sure you are lifting with straight arms either way. This will help prevent bicep injuries.

Unless you are a competitor, I don't recommend an over/under. I recommend a double overhand using straps or Versa Gripps.

If you are a competitor, only switch up your over/under if you feel they are comparable. If one side feels awkward, you could end up tweaking your back. If they feel ok, then alternate every other workout if you'd like.
my take is, its important to swop from time to time... no matter how straight you have your arms, the bar torques the body differently, and you end up possibly with an imbalance....... I do all my warmups for reps one way, then swop at 405lbs for the rest; so far, so good.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:01 AM   #634
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Natural gains have been studied exhaustively. For a non-underweight lifter, the following gains curve can be expected. These are upper limits per year. They can sometimes be exceed by large-boned lifters, or by a small percentage. Please note they are pounds of muscle.

Year 1 - 16 pounds
Year 2 - 8 pounds
Year 3 - 4 pounds
Year 4 - 2 pounds
Year 5 - 1 pounds

The important thing to note is that each of us has a natural limit determined by our physiology. Think of it like a glass of water. The faster you drink from this glass, the less there is to drink from it in the future.

So if you started slow the first several years, quality gains could still be had for years to come.

Regarding weight and gains, if you have been training for 12 years and weigh 130, something's seriously broken. I don't mean that in a disrespectful manner, but most first novice natural bodybuilders compete around 160.

You can expect rapid gains, but first we would need to analyze if your strength training practices and eating habits are conducive for gains.
I don't like the sound of something being seriously broken

I am ridiculously light and I do weigh less than I did when I started training-therefore I still think I have a lot of growth potential.

That being said I don't think I look to bad considering that I weigh the same amount as a small girl. These were taken yesterday after training:
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:45 PM   #635
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I think before you switch, you need to make sure you are lifting with straight arms either way. This will help prevent bicep injuries.

Unless you are a competitor, I don't recommend an over/under. I recommend a double overhand using straps or Versa Gripps.

If you are a competitor, only switch up your over/under if you feel they are comparable. If one side feels awkward, you could end up tweaking your back. If they feel ok, then alternate every other workout if you'd like.
This sounds silly - but everytime i try and use straps.. i spend so much time trying to wrap them, i stand up and get light headed and need to stop the operation. LOL.

edit: I also feel much stronger over under for some reason... but i spose i can try and go back to double over.. I was switching the hands around for light sets and warmups so that things kinda balanced. However I def can lift more L hand over / R hand under for some odd reason.
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How to break an overhead press plateau? More sets, more reps, more food?
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Hello dude could you help me out with advice on a problem I am battling with i.e. left elbow tendonitis for a few months which is affecting my deadlift and very frustrating. Even had this . What can help. thanks so much.
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Hello dude could you help me out with advice on a problem I am battling with i.e. left elbow tendonitis for a few months which is affecting my deadlift and very frustrating. Even had this . What can help. thanks so much.
my advice, grab a short handle (1 foot or so), with a few lbs (5-10) on the end furthest from you, in a hammer grip, and "wrist curl" it up...

if you dont have that, use a dumbbell, keep a strict hammer grip, and go straight up and down

do for a week and watch your elbow get better
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I don't like the sound of something being seriously broken

I am ridiculously light and I do weigh less than I did when I started training-therefore I still think I have a lot of growth potential.

That being said I don't think I look to bad considering that I weigh the same amount as a small girl. These were taken yesterday after training:
Nah you're gains are not broken. You look better than most pros. Height can mess things up so without knowing that I'm shooting blind.
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