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Old 03-10-2013, 11:19 AM   #91
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I can't link it because I don't have enough posts: muscleandbrawn.com/forums/workouts/8870-muscle-brawn-fullbody-workout.html
That's an excellent choice. It is a very solid base builder. It will have you pushing in a more hypertrophy-friendly manner, meaning each set is taken to near maximal ranges. This is the style of training I believe to be the most beneficial for most lifts.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:23 AM   #92
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That rep goal system - would 3 sets with a goal of 30 be appropriate for someone looking to gain some strength, but also hoping to pack on a good deal more size (with diet to match)?

I feel that a little higher rep work in general (e.g., around the 10 mark) might be good for me, but I could be wrong. Not for everything, necessarily - like deadlifts, say.

I'm still a novice lifter, probably, though I might be approaching intermediate soon-ish. Not sure. Somewhere in that area.
Hi Dray,

It depends on the lift. 30 will generally serve you well. Don't hesitate to bump it to 25 if you need to. the Important thing is progression.

It's ok to have different rep goals for different lifts. As long as they are reasonable (5-12 rep range for compounds) you'll make gains.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:59 PM   #93
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Can i still make newbie gains?

I trained from the age of 17 upto 22 ish, i was extreamly skinny. 28" waist with 29" chest. I had made resonable gains by the time i'd stopped although carrying a fair bit of BF

Since then i've done very little & broke my fib & tib last year & became skinny fat. I'm now 32 & have been back at the gym for almost 4 months. I'm now back to hoe i used to look at 22. Once i just drop the last remaing BF what kind of gains am i likely to make once i start bulking? Am i classed as a newbie again? I'm currently doing the SL 5x5 routine i thought this was perfect after breaking my leg. I'm almost stronger than i was at 22 with the exception of bench press

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Old 03-10-2013, 06:04 PM   #94
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I'm training for fire academy and testing for fire department physical testing. I'm currently running a basic westside routine with good results. I am curious on your opinion on conditioning work, I'm shying away from endurance cardio, but I want to do something that will increase my general work capacity. I dont have a sled currently but will get one soon, or a tire, any suggestions on what to do for gpp work? and how much is alright to start with without cutting into my progression in my regular workouts. thank!
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Can i still make newbie gains?

I trained from the age of 17 upto 22 ish, i was extreamly skinny. 28" waist with 29" chest. I had made resonable gains by the time i'd stopped although carrying a fair bit of BF

Since then i've done very little & broke my fib & tib last year & became skinny fat. I'm now 32 & have been back at the gym for almost 4 months. I'm now back to hoe i used to look at 22. Once i just drop the last remaing BF what kind of gains am i likely to make once i start bulking? Am i classed as a newbie again? I'm currently doing the SL 5x5 routine i thought this was perfect after breaking my leg. I'm almost stronger than i was at 22 with the exception of bench press
You can make great gains. I know 60 year olds who have transformed their physiques.

I came back to lifting in 2007 at the age of 40. I'm bigger and stronger than ever.

Don't worry if you're a beginner. Stay dedicated, get stronger and it all takes care of itself.

Once you get to you desired bodypart take a picture and message me your current height and weight. I will help you bulk properly.
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I'm training for fire academy and testing for fire department physical testing. I'm currently running a basic westside routine with good results. I am curious on your opinion on conditioning work, I'm shying away from endurance cardio, but I want to do something that will increase my general work capacity. I dont have a sled currently but will get one soon, or a tire, any suggestions on what to do for gpp work? and how much is alright to start with without cutting into my progression in my regular workouts. thank!
I would suggest starting with a combination of walking and kettlebell swings. Do 30 seconds of swinging and one minute of walking.

Start with 5 minutes, 2 times a week, and work up to 3x a week for 15-20 minutes.

I've gained a lot of strength while also having intense work demands. You can do both if you are eating properly. The body will adapt.
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How does my deadlift look like? I've previously used a bit poor form. Now I'm trying to relearn the movement properly.



I use sumo cuz I squat 3x week it puts less stress on my lower back. Dunno is it good for me or not im between 6.0 and 6.1.

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How does my deadlift look like? I've previously used a bit poor form. Now I'm trying to relearn the movement properly.



I use sumo cuz I squat 3x week it puts less stress on my lower back. Dunno is it good for me or not im between 6.0 and 6.1.
Looks very good. I would like to see you drive those hips forward during lockouts a bit more. I think if you really focus on hip drive you'll surprise yourself with some nice improvements.
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