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  • Originally posted by bluecountry View Post
    Question on Squats.
    Should I do wide stance or should I do shoulder width.
    Which is considered the strict-legit, best way to perform the exercise?


    Question on Abs:

    Did Leg Lift today...hanging from a bar.
    The way I did it...I hung straight down...crossed my legs...and raised them so the upper legs were parrallel to the ground (lower legs were crossed at the feet and hung down 90 degrees).
    I really did not feel a burn in my abs...it actually felt more like a leg exercise.
    How can I get more of a burn in my abs from it?
    I would mix it up and do both.. there is no legit stance that you must use..
    Try both you will feel it working different muscles...

    On the ab exercise.. try not to cross your legs and dont let your body sway.. dont use any momentum.. that should help burn your abs a lot more..
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    • Originally posted by LukeMilton View Post
      Alex, I'm new to the site but not new to weight training. I am interested in using roids--will be my first time. I'm 48, 162lbs., and 5'6". I lift 5 days a week...I really want to get big and cut. Can you tell me my best options--
      luke
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      I would keep this private.. your going to get a lot of people chiming in and wanting to give you advise in this area..... drop me a pm if you want..
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      • Eating schedual

        Wake up 6am- 1 cup oatmeal and protein drink with water

        630am- preworkout drink and kre alkylyn

        7-8am workout with protein drink after and bagle with pb and kre alkylyn, fish oil

        11am- 1 12oz steak with 1cup brown rice and multi vitamin, para enzym

        2pm- 3 ground turkey patties with 1cup pasta, fish oil

        5pm- 1 12oz steak with 1cup brown rice multi vitamin, para enzyme

        8pm- 3 turkey burger patties with 1cup pasta, fish oil

        11pm 2 scoops protein with milk and almond butter, para enzym, multi vitamin


        The enzyme is so I dont get all screwed up in the stomach and the kre alkylyn is schedualed so I can get it thru the system without any problems. This is a rough draft and is a basic idea of when and what I eat. The spices I use is garlic and black pepper on the meat and everything else is dry exsept for when I add salsa to take out the dryness. Im not trying to cut just grow as much as possibal for now. How does this sound? I just need it to work for now so I can build.

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        • Hey Alex....had a question.
          I'm 26...looking to gain size.
          I am trying to eat 600+ over maintaince and just started creatine.

          I've been doing my current split for almost 6 months.
          It goes as follows

          Monday (Chest+Bi+Tri's)
          -Flat Bench
          -Incline Bench
          -BB Curl (Preacher instead every four weeks)
          -DB Hammer
          -Close Grip Bench
          -DB Tricep Ext OR Dips

          Tuesday
          -HIIT Cardio (5 min warm up...10 min intervals (45 sec at 50%...15 sec 100%)...5-10 min cooldown

          Wednesday (Legs)
          -Smith Squats
          -Sled Leg Press
          -SLDL (every other week)
          -Leg Curl Machine
          -Standing Calf Raise
          -Sled Calf Press

          Friday (Back and Delts)
          -DL (on weeks when I do NOT do SLDL)
          -Close Chins
          -T Row or Smith BB Row
          -Smith Shrugs
          -Seated DB Overhead Military Press
          -DB Side Lateral Raise
          -Rear Lateral Pulldown (to work rear delts)
          These workouts usually take 90-100 mins each.

          When I first started in January...the goal was to do 3 sets.
          Since I am going for hypertrophy I was told to do 6-10 reps for upper body and 8-15 reps for lower body.
          I was told not to raise the weight until I could get 11 reps on any one set.
          The goal was to raise weight or reps each week.
          I stalled in May...so I re-adjusted.
          I raised the weight 5-10 pounds...then raised the weight another 5-10 pounds and have kept that weight until I matched the prior weeks reps.

          Example...I had bench at 185 for 10,8,5 reps...I could not get 11...I was stalled.
          Even so...I raised bench to 195 and got 7,6,5....then raised it next week to 205 and got 5,4,3.....I still am stuck at 205 for 6,5,4...I haven't gotten 7,6,5.
          Moreover...many of my sets are below the hypertrophy threshold of 6-10 reps.

          So I'm wondering, what should I do?
          Keep the same split?
          Change the split?
          Keep the split but change the weight/reps/and number of sets to get over my strength stall?
          My Journal:

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          • Forgot to add...I take 3-5/6 min rest between sets.
            3 min for small exercises (bi) and 5/6 for large like bench/squat.
            Proper?
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            • Originally posted by bluecountry View Post
              Forgot to add...I take 3-5/6 min rest between sets.
              3 min for small exercises (bi) and 5/6 for large like bench/squat.
              Proper?
              Thats a lot of rest.. seriously 5 -6 min of rest between sets? why..

              There is a lot going on here.your trying to do a weeks worth of working out in 3 days.. to me, this is not ideal..

              I would train more often ( 5 days) cut the workouts down ...so you can properly train each bodypart your trying to train..
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              www.prepbyalex.com

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              • Originally posted by Alex A View Post
                Thats a lot of rest.. seriously 5 -6 min of rest between sets? why..

                There is a lot going on here.your trying to do a weeks worth of working out in 3 days.. to me, this is not ideal..

                I would train more often ( 5 days) cut the workouts down ...so you can properly train each bodypart your trying to train..
                Thanks!

                A. I rest 5-6 so I can recover.
                B. I train 3 per week because for a beg I had been told not to overtrain...which going more than 3X would be.
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                • Originally posted by bluecountry View Post
                  Thanks!

                  A. I rest 5-6 so I can recover.
                  B. I train 3 per week because for a beg I had been told not to overtrain...which going more than 3X would be.

                  you're not a beginner. You said in another thread that you have been training for 8 years.
                  "JRG, you've got a feminine face and the balls....you're okay in my book."

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                  • Hi Alex

                    I have read through every page of this thread and I find your methods of dieting and training very interesting! You certainly look like you know what you are doing! Props to you bro!

                    There is much in this thread about your dieting techniques but little about your training techniques.

                    Could you share with us how you approach your workouts?

                    I know you advocate high volume and short rest periods, but HOW do you do this?

                    1) How do your sets look like in terms of volume and reps? How many sets and what kind of rep range?

                    2) How many WORKING SETS do you do for each bodypart?

                    3) Do you take every WORKING SET to failure?

                    4) Do you do forced reps?

                    5) Do you focus more on the poundage or the form and execution?

                    6) What kind of poundages (heavy, moderate) and what kind of rep ranges (8-10, 10-15) do you advocate?

                    7) Do you focus more on basic barbell and dumbell movements than machines? Do you use any machines at all? Smith or Hammer Strenght?

                    I hope you understand what I am asking you to explain.

                    Thank you so much for your time Alex and I hope everything is going well with your training and your family life.

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                    • Originally posted by durgur View Post
                      Hi Alex

                      I have read through every page of this thread and I find your methods of dieting and training very interesting! You certainly look like you know what you are doing! Props to you bro!

                      There is much in this thread about your dieting techniques but little about your training techniques.

                      Could you share with us how you approach your workouts?

                      I know you advocate high volume and short rest periods, but HOW do you do this?

                      1) How do your sets look like in terms of volume and reps? How many sets and what kind of rep range?

                      2) How many WORKING SETS do you do for each bodypart?

                      3) Do you take every WORKING SET to failure?

                      4) Do you do forced reps?

                      5) Do you focus more on the poundage or the form and execution?

                      6) What kind of poundages (heavy, moderate) and what kind of rep ranges (8-10, 10-15) do you advocate?

                      7) Do you focus more on basic barbell and dumbell movements than machines? Do you use any machines at all? Smith or Hammer Strenght?

                      I hope you understand what I am asking you to explain.

                      Thank you so much for your time Alex and I hope everything is going well with your training and your family life.
                      Hey thanks for taking the time to read this thread... and also thanks for asking about my family..

                      I wanted know if you would go to my website prepbyalex.com

                      and click on my blog, and scross down and check out the new content i just added..

                      I have been trying to keep my website updated and im going to start adding new pics every few days to keep people interested...

                      On the questions you asked... about the high volume and short rest...

                      What i advocate is getting a very through workout done in the least amount of time, by only resting enough to catch your breath then continue your workout..

                      From spending many years in the gym, if you look around you... dont you see a lot of standing around time? it seems like it to me

                      And i started realizing that i can get good workouts done with a pretty high volume of work in a afairly short workout time...

                      As for sets.. i advocate 4 working sets with rep range in the 8-10 sometimes going down to 4-6 for heavy leg lifts.. Even when my bodyfat is really low.. i like to train heavy with shorter reps to keep as much muscle i can while dieting hard..

                      I do forced reps as best as i can since i train alone.. I do what i can.. I try to train as intense as i can with ut most in form!

                      To me, form is key to proper training by far... I Really cant stress enough the value of actually training the bodypart your trying to train without outside assistance from other bodypats... so... i really stress fom..

                      as for poundage and rep range.... I Used to train for single rep lifts.. like challenging myself to bench more than anyonoe in the gym.. and for a long time i had a 425lb flat bench no assistance, no jacket... For many years i was regularly repping 315 for 12... i was really proud of that..

                      but im a bodybuilder now and i dont care bout that stuff... I train to build my body.. not to show off.. I go and show off when im on stage after prepping all year for my contest.

                      I tend to use mostly bar bells and dumbells but they have their place too.. I like smith overhead shouder presses.. I sometimes now even do my cincline on the smith because the other machine is often being used and i find it to be adequate..

                      Im not in love with any machine... but cant workout with bars and dumbells..
                      Last edited by Alex A; July 16th, 2010, 01:36 AM.
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                      • Originally posted by jrg_715 View Post
                        you're not a beginner. You said in another thread that you have been training for 8 years.
                        Are you the hall monitor or something tattle tale?
                        What constitutes or makes a beginner?
                        Everybody has questions and many can be found/answered on threads like this.
                        Anyway...get the fuck out of here since you obviously are trolling.
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                        • Originally posted by bluecountry View Post
                          Are you the hall monitor or something tattle tale?
                          What constitutes or makes a beginner?
                          Everybody has questions and many can be found/answered on threads like this.
                          Anyway...get the fuck out of here since you obviously are trolling.
                          I hear what you mean on this one.

                          A beginner is a subjective word.

                          I am not new to training or competing but i am surely not done learning.
                          Get shredded! check out the transformations at
                          www.prepbyalex.com

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                          • hi i am doing p90x and other workouts to build muscle i am 5,5 140lbs i take jacked3d before i workout and a whey protien shake after i need a diet plan or help with what to eat please thank you

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                              • Originally posted by Dark Saney View Post
                                I'm new to this site. I don't know who or where to go to ask someone how to help me with a Masteron Enanthate powder Recipe..
                                This is not the right place to be aking for such things try chemical enhancement and do some looking around first before making another post like this bud.

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