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Old 02-16-2012, 08:51 AM   #11
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Go from 225 to 315 on the incline and I guarantee when you get there, your physique will have radically changed. A more muscular physique is a side effect from actually getting stronger. Concentrate on strength and you will kill two birds with one stone!
Again, sums it up nicely.

I was so naive when I joined lifting forums back around 2007. I thought everyone knew you have to get stronger to get bigger. Man was I wrong.

From 1986 to 1988 I brought my lifts up substantially. My bench started at 95 pounds and my max ended around 315. I was squatting 365 for reps. The changes in my physique were dramatic. I came home from college and my family was stunned at home different I looked.

I didn't use any fancy program, I just used progression.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:54 AM   #12
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We all start from a different start point and have different genetics... No matter where you start, you will not get significantly bigger and more muscular without becoming personally stronger!
That summed it up nicely. Some guys are made to be 400 lb squatters and others are going to be 600 lb squatters. The common thread is that they are working hard and progressing, and therefore growing.
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Again, sums it up nicely.
I need to learn to type faster. Now it looks like I copied you
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:03 AM   #14
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I need to learn to type faster. Now it looks like I copied you
Ha, well to the outsider I'm sure we appear to be of one mind in this thread anyway

Can you give me a good toning workout?

Yes, deep squat 365 for x 5x5.
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Ha, well to the outsider I'm sure we appear to be of one mind...
I'm sure there are some that think I'm one of your alter-egos
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No, I am Tom Platz, Mike Mentzer, Arnold, but not Off Road.
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"Muscle mass does not always equal strength. Strength is kindness and sensitivity. Strength is understanding that your power is both physical and emotional. That it comes from the body and the mind. And the heart."

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i think this is true to an extent....i think the best way to build muscle is to lift a moderate amount of weight for high-ish reps with decent form...getting stronger and bigger is not all about them 1-3 set grinders
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