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Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 05-25-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 455
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Makes sense. Good luck.

Makes sense.

Good luck.
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 05-25-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 455
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Is there any particular reason you are putting...

Is there any particular reason you are putting isolation/ accessory work on a separate day?

Why not have a three day a week work out that looks something like this:

1. squats
2. bench
3. db...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 05-25-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Haven't logged in for a while. Been busy. Thanks...

Haven't logged in for a while. Been busy. Thanks for the comment.

I'm 42 years old.

I got the 5th rep back since I started this thread, and strength increases have been expressed on my...
Forum: General Board 04-12-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 596
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
He only has four posts to his name so I read them...

He only has four posts to his name so I read them all.



I never saw him give a one rep max or anything like that.

I only saw him ask how many times he should be able to bench press his...
Forum: General Board 04-11-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 596
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
I saw where he stated his age. i didn't see...

I saw where he stated his age.

i didn't see where he said age is preventing gains.

Also, I saw him asking how many reps he should be able to get with his body weight (180 lbs).

He didn't...
Forum: General Board 04-11-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 596
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
I think the most important thing is progression....

I think the most important thing is progression. Do as many reps as you can now, then try to add more later. Sooner or later you might wanna add weight to the bar though.

Is there any real point...
Forum: General Fitness & Health 04-07-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Your post prompted me to Google the phrase "abs...

Your post prompted me to Google the phrase "abs are overrated" and I found this. Never heard of this guy until now but I like what he says here. IMO Most people (men especially) need to spend...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 04-05-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Basically, yeah. I don't always go that crazy...

Basically, yeah. I don't always go that crazy with volume. But the point seem to hold no matter what.

In that example, I went insane with the volume and got the fifth rep the following week.
...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 04-05-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
But what about regressing every other week? ...

But what about regressing every other week?

In other words, my pattern seems to be one step forward this week, then two steps backward the next.

Or do I maybe need to periodize (I think that's...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 04-04-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
That's the idea, but I'd like to be blasting out...

That's the idea, but I'd like to be blasting out a good 6-8 reps consistently with 225 before bumping up the weight.

That's the progression scheme I used and it seems to have worked up to this...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 04-04-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
4-day split training the big lifts once a week. ...

4-day split training the big lifts once a week.

Basically this (http://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/4-day-power-muscle-burn-workout-split.html)

Tried full body, tried upper lower, but...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 04-04-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Gaining Reps, Then Losing Them

Over the past four months or so, I've found a distinct pattern with my training.

The thing is I break a PR (adding a rep or two) and the following week I lose a rep or two.

The most...
Forum: General Board 03-18-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 703
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Honestly they're both fine. I chose the top one...

Honestly they're both fine. I chose the top one but that's just my preference.
Forum: General Board 03-16-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 435
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Looks great. Personally I think the "&"...

Looks great.

Personally I think the "&" symbol is perfect. Keeps it simple and saves space.
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 03-14-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,428
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Here's my over-simplified analysis. On the...

Here's my over-simplified analysis.

On the internet, there are basically two ways to gain notoriety:

1. Knowing what you're talking about and putting out extremely useful information (e.g....
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 03-13-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,428
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
http://i.imgur.com/FQU7Ewa.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/FQU7Ewa.jpg
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 03-12-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,428
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Saw the title of this thread and first thought to...

Saw the title of this thread and first thought to enter my head was "Shit. Not this guy again."
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 03-08-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Yeah I've had those same thoughts and kicking...

Yeah I've had those same thoughts and kicking that idea around.

Just experimenting using trial and error.

When I got that 5th rep on flat bench I got a lot more gutsy when I moved to incline...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 03-08-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Thanks guys. Dunno what it is about 225... I've...

Thanks guys. Dunno what it is about 225... I've progressed with the lighter poundages in the same way- adding reps along the way with 175, 185, and 205, but 225 just felt like a different animal. ...
Forum: Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 03-08-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Finally got the 5th Rep...

My squats and dead lifts have been steadily creeping upward but my bench press has been stuck at 4 reps at 225 for about a month. Last week I actually lost a rep and got just three.

After losing...
Forum: General Fitness & Health 03-04-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
My impression is that this video IS NOT aimed at...

My impression is that this video IS NOT aimed at competitive power lifters training for a meet.

I doubt that it's aimed at any type of advanced lifter (such as yourself).
Forum: General Fitness & Health 03-03-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Steve Pulcinella on Deloading

I like this guy. :)

Quote from the vid: "If you're de-loading every 4th week, that's three months out of the year you're growing a vagina and not growing muscle."
...
Forum: General Fitness & Health 02-24-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Ah, you're talking and thinking like someone who...

Ah, you're talking and thinking like someone who understands the game lol.

I was just talking and thinking like a Kiss/ Tebow fan.
Forum: General Fitness & Health 02-24-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
I woulda like to have seen him play for LA KISS...

I woulda like to have seen him play for LA KISS (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/23563205/la-kiss-offer-tim-tebow-contract-to-play-arena-football) (arena footbal team). I'm KISS fan...
Forum: General Board 02-20-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 654
Posted By Call_Me_Ishmael
Bingo. My impression is that the average...

Bingo.

My impression is that the average commercial "gym rat" (who takes steroids) has no clue about how or when do use them.

Now, for the record, I am not advocating using them at all, nor am...
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