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Old 06-07-2015, 03:28 PM   #2001
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Hey steve, in your video's you have often explained how volume (relatively high reps and sets) is the key for building the strength and muscle base for beginners. However, I have heard you say somewhere that you do not like to train with high volume for deadlifts (or something like that, I cannot remember correctly). So beginners should do high volume, hypertrophy range for squats, rows, bench press et cetera, but should the volume for deadlifts be the same or should that be lower?
Again, not steve, but If I could answer your question. Yes, The deadlift is harder to recover from than any of the other lifts. Lifts such as squats and bench press store energy as you lower the weight, similar to stretching a rubber band. So when you actually lift the weight you are using less total energy. The deadlift lacks the use of stored energy. The lowering of the weight after the deadlift can also be quite taxing on your recovery.

Even after the first rep of a row you are utilizing stored energy for your subsequent reps.
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:29 AM   #2002
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yo steve,

i read a comment about someone who reached a 200 kg bench. He uses the same rep goal but with one difference. He starts at 3x5 reps and increases it over the weeks until he can do 3x10. So here comes the difference. He increases weight about 15%!! so he have to restart to 3x5 and then build it up to 3x10 again . I think you adivce to increase the weight only about 5 pounds. Do you think this makes a significant difference?
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:59 PM   #2003
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yo steve,

i read a comment about someone who reached a 200 kg bench. He uses the same rep goal but with one difference. He starts at 3x5 reps and increases it over the weeks until he can do 3x10. So here comes the difference. He increases weight about 15%!! so he have to restart to 3x5 and then build it up to 3x10 again . I think you adivce to increase the weight only about 5 pounds. Do you think this makes a significant difference?
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Old 07-26-2015, 06:20 AM   #2004
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Hi Steve. Just saw your youtube video on guys looking to gain muscle at the age of 40 plus, and followed the link in the description here. Im not quite 40+ yet, (I turn 38 next month) but like many guys my age Ive been an office drone for the last couple decades, have poor posture, little to no muscle mass, and I'm skinny-fat. Im trying to find a decent gym in my area (manila) but I haven't lifted weights since high-school, and I'm looking for some good beginners tips on self training. Do you feel starting strength is a good guide? What should I watch out for or try to avoid? What realistically should be my expectations for my first 3 months, 6 months, 1 year etc? I'm 6'4, roughly 205 at the moment, with what I assume is a fairly high bodyfat percentage based on the size of my beer belly.
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Hi Steve. Just saw your youtube video on guys looking to gain muscle at the age of 40 plus, and followed the link in the description here. Im not quite 40+ yet, (I turn 38 next month) but like many guys my age Ive been an office drone for the last couple decades, have poor posture, little to no muscle mass, and I'm skinny-fat. Im trying to find a decent gym in my area (manila) but I haven't lifted weights since high-school, and I'm looking for some good beginners tips on self training. Do you feel starting strength is a good guide? What should I watch out for or try to avoid? What realistically should be my expectations for my first 3 months, 6 months, 1 year etc? I'm 6'4, roughly 205 at the moment, with what I assume is a fairly high bodyfat percentage based on the size of my beer belly.
His Q&A is here now buddy -> http://forum.tigerfitness.com/thread...e-58#post-5424
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