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Old 06-19-2013, 09:01 PM   #591
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If you're on a lot of juice, can you avoid progressive overload?
No. These guys are all fairly strong.

There are certainly tricks and techniques that can up the intensity, so to speak, like rest pause and drop sets.

Most of the guys that slide into pump programs built the majority of their size before doing so. This is not to say they haven't found a way to stimulate new growth now, but it's complicated these days. There are so many chemicals involved.

You can't go into the gym and avoid strength no matter how much you pump.

Once you've built a big strength base, it's much easier to maintain muscle, but it becomes much more difficult to build strength. So I can see why these guys start trying different things to eek out pounds and ounces.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:06 AM   #592
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I have been doing a fullbody workout three times a week for awhile now. I have seen great strength gains and minor muscles gains.!
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My question to you is what do I do?
Programs aren't as important as progression and consistency. As long as the major lifts are in the mix, I would try it and give it a fair analysis.

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Will a split still make me happy in the end? Will it still be worth it in the end?
If you think it will make the process more enjoyable for you, then do it. I know plenty of lifters that make gains on splits.

Full body workouts are hard. They take time getting used to. People often approach them with too much volume, like the program you were using.
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:51 PM   #593
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People often approach them with too much volume, like the program you were using.
I got my numbers based on the Muscle and Strength expert guide to building muscles. I think it said if your hitting your major muscles 3 times a week to hit them with 3-5 sets per workout. Would you mind giving me a example of a better fullbody workout and the volume needed?
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Oh that makes sense. Also what exactly are the "Weider Principles" and are they relevant today?
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Hello BBOD,

I'm a 25 year old male, and I started weight training about 6 months ago. I work with an older man in his late 50's who used to be a bodybuilding/fitness coach back in the late 80's early 90's. I told him I wanted to start working out but I'm not out to become a bodybuilder. I've always been heavy-set & big boned so, I said "I just want to get big and strong, and lose some belly fat". He told me that for isolation exercises, "there is no point in doing a lot of multiples, just do one set & push it to failure, but try to use a heavy enough weight that you're gonna hit failure somewhere in between 8 to 15 reps".

And that's what I've been doing. I'll use my biceps for example, I do 5 different exercises for my biceps each week and I alternate the days so I don't get bored. So far, I've gotten stronger & my arms have gotten bigger.

So i am seeing results. But the reason I'm asking is, I have so many people telling me I need to do multiple this and multiple that or if i don't do multiples I'm gonna have "wimpy" arms! But I am getting results and my arms are bigger than theirs!

So, I would like your opinion, are multiple sets necessary for isolation's or is a one set to failure good enough?
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hey was hoping to get some advice on my squat form got a couple videos with different angles here.



i think its pretty obvious i keep falling forward any advice on how i can stop this?

this last videos a little lighter so i think i have better form but let me know what i can work on.
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I got my numbers based on the Muscle and Strength expert guide to building muscles. I think it said if your hitting your major muscles 3 times a week to hit them with 3-5 sets per workout. Would you mind giving me a example of a better fullbody workout and the volume needed?
It does take a few months to adapt to making the switch. Sorry if I failed to mention that point. It took me nearly 4 months to get used to the demands of full body.

This is my favorite fullbody. Things can be added to it over time as needed.

http://muscleandbrawn.com/forums/wor...tml#post213676
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Also what exactly are the "Weider Principles" and are they relevant today?
Some are and some aren't.

Back in the 70s Joe Weider controlled most of the muscle building media. He put together a set of muscle building principles that were meant to simplify the process and to fortify his name in the industry.

Some of them, such as Muscle Confusion, do more harm than good - especially to beginning lifters. Many of them are useful methods of explaining concepts such as drop sets.
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