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Old 08-10-2013, 04:01 AM   #711
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Hello there Bearded Beast of Duloc! I was wondering if there are any general guidelines on what to look for if one was to buy a powerlifting belt?
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GVT requires progressive resistance to grow. Everything does.

If you use it from today forward, you won't make any gains after a while because you are not adding resistance. Your body will adapt. It might take a while, but it will adapt.

So you will definitely need to add weight.
Do you think that if i tried to apply progressive resistance with GVT i wouldnt be able to do so as efficiently as i would with 3x10 because the volume will hinder my recovery and therefor my progress?

Also do you think isolation exercises are pretty much a waste of time as they are distracting the recovery from the core lifts, therefor hindering progression?

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Thank you so much for the suggested workout out. I've been trying to find the right one for so long with the equipment I have and I really appreciate it. One question though, as to reps; I understand there's no magic range of reps but a lot of articles that I've read have said that it's best to go in a low range (between 5-8) for adding mass or size. I was just wondering if you could shed some light on this common recommendation, is it true for mass or more of a myth?
In general that's a myth. With that said there are reasonable rep ranges.

It's a great rep range, but it's not magic. I recommend for compounds that most guys stick between 5-12 reps. Machine and isolation movements 8 to 15 reps. Reps can go higher.

Here's the thing...each exercise feels different. Some exercises you will find work better with 5-7 reps for you. Some you will find 10 seems perfect.

Don't ever sweat the rep range, as long as it's reasonable. The magic is progression and consistency.

People in this industry like to define everything and make generalizations. Like I said, every exercise is different. Trust your instincts and vary rep ranges per exercise (if needed) based on how they feel. As long as your progressing you'll make great gains.
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Hello there Bearded Beast of Duloc! I was wondering if there are any general guidelines on what to look for if one was to buy a powerlifting belt?
Hi KLZ,

A couple recommendations:

1) Single prong or lever, not double prong. Single prong is much easier. It's hard enough getting one prong into place.

2) Get a 10mm thick belt, not a 13mm. 10mm will serve most guys well.

3) Stick to companies like the following when buying a belt: (links to belts included)

Anderson

Elite

RDC

4) Lastly, if you have questions about the belt you are buying, CALL these companies. They provide great customer support and will help you.
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Do you think that if i tried to apply progressive resistance with GVT i wouldnt be able to do so as efficiently as i would with 3x10 because the volume will hinder my recovery and therefor my progress?

Also do you think isolation exercises are pretty much a waste of time as they are distracting the recovery from the core lifts, therefor hindering progression?

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Honestly, GVT was developed to help weight lifters move up a class in 12 weeks. It was developed as a 2-3 month solution, in which a trainee ate and ate and ate.

I personally don't know of anyone that survived longer than 8 to 12 weeks on it.

In my opinion it's far too physically demanding to be run longer than 3 months, for the most part. It's a specialization program more than a long-term grind it out program.

You can certainly try to run it longer than 12 weeks.

My advice is just dive in and see how you feel after 6-8 weeks. At this point you may need a mental break. If not, drive on.
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I've annoying hip tendonitis for at least 2,5 months now. Do you have an idea how to fix this. The reason for getting that obviously is my squat. But what about the squat have I done wrong?

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I've annoying hip tendonitis for at least 2,5 months now. Do you have an idea how to fix this. The reason for getting that obviously is my squat. But what about the squat have I done wrong?

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Couple of questions that will help me answer:

1) How long have you been squatting?
2) Are you doing wide stance squats?
3) Do you have any videos currently up of your squat form?


I am assuming it is related to wide stance squats, but I'll hold back my advice until I get more info.
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Couple of questions that will help me answer:

1) How long have you been squatting?
2) Are you doing wide stance squats?
3) Do you have any videos currently up of your squat form?


I am assuming it is related to wide stance squats, but I'll hold back my advice until I get more info.
Ive been squatting for almost 9months now, at my current gym I dont have a mirror, but my squat stance is quite wide I guess. Would it be helpful if I drive to a new gym tommorrow, squat in front of a mirror and send the video to you? via mail?
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