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  • #46
    hi from alex

    Originally posted by flexingtonsteele View Post
    hey alex,

    just curious what are the avg heights for the different weight classes?

    Thanx
    Glen
    Hey glen, the average heigh for a lighweight is about 5'4"-5"5"
    Welter about 5'5"-5"6 or 5"7
    Middles are about 5'5"-5'7 or 5'8"
    lightheavy 5'6"-5'9"
    heavy are about 5'8"-6"

    To me these are the average of course the elite guys are probably shorter, but a rough average I would say.
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    • #47
      Originally posted by Alex A View Post
      Hey glen, the average heigh for a lighweight is about 5'4"-5"5"
      Welter about 5'5"-5"6 or 5"7
      Middles are about 5'5"-5'7 or 5'8"
      lightheavy 5'6"-5'9"
      heavy are about 5'8"-6"

      To me these are the average of course the elite guys are probably shorter, but a rough average I would say.
      K cool thanx alex. I was just wondering, cos ive only really seen pros up close.

      Cos im about 5'8" 1/2", and right now im about 195 ( Trying to get to 200 by the arnold classic lol) and semi lean, but by no means shredded. So I was wondering if I was tall for what weight I would end up if I was shredded.

      Hope that makes sense. Thanks for answering my question. And Im going to add the pushups in between sets of chest now. Thanx bro

      Glen

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      • #48
        Glen your height being a lightheavy between 176-198lbs in great shape, you would do well, especially at the shows we talked about. Yeah cool, try the pushups, especially if your trying to really bring in your chest.
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        • #49
          Originally posted by Alex A View Post
          Glen your height being a lightheavy between 176-198lbs in great shape, you would do well, especially at the shows we talked about. Yeah cool, try the pushups, especially if your trying to really bring in your chest.
          Im thinking id have to drop about 30 lbs to be super shredded so if i started around 200 id be about 170 or so. Which wouldnt be bad, but im not too worried about weight, Im just worried about dieting down, and seeing that I dont have as much muscle as I thought I did lol.

          But have a Merry Christmas bro and Happy Holidays, Ill be getting in touch with you soon.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by flexingtonsteele View Post
            Im thinking id have to drop about 30 lbs to be super shredded so if i started around 200 id be about 170 or so. Which wouldnt be bad, but im not too worried about weight, Im just worried about dieting down, and seeing that I dont have as much muscle as I thought I did lol.

            But have a Merry Christmas bro and Happy Holidays, Ill be getting in touch with you soon.
            Getting shredded is the key reguardless of weight class. It is improtant to have as much muscle as possible so when you diet down, so you have some good quality muscle left. But being a middlweight at your height would work.

            I was giving you national level scenerio. Plus like i said, the shows your doing or thinking of doing, is a whole different ball game. Middleweights usually win the natural shows.
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            • #51
              Originally posted by Alex A View Post
              Getting shredded is the key reguardless of weight class. It is improtant to have as much muscle as possible so when you diet down, so you have some good quality muscle left. But being a middlweight at your height would work.

              I was giving you national level scenerio. Plus like i said, the shows your doing or thinking of doing, is a whole different ball game. Middleweights usually win the natural shows.
              Very Very true bro.

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              • #52
                I definitely need some advice

                Hi Alex, just a few comments and questions if you don't mind.

                The first question is, I would respectfully ask for your advice in helping me with my training.

                I am 44 years old and just started lifting seriously in the last 18 months. To be honest, I have always had a bench and some barbells and dumb bells but through ignorance and lack of dedication, I realize now that all I was really doing was goofing around.

                I still have the barbells/bench and dumbells but have added a Bowflex. I use the Bowflex as it doesn't seem to aggravate my back as much on certain exercises like the free weights do. I should mention that I had a bulging disc in my lower back that required surgery. It was quite severe and I shouldn't have let it go as long as I did. The surgery only involved slicing off the two bulges on the disc and no fusing or stuff like that. It was a success and the only lasting effects are that I will never regain feeling on the front of my left thigh.

                I previously did a split routine. (name 'em, I've tried 'em). I now work out on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, full body routine. I do my workouts in the morning at 4:45 A.M. (work/travel permitting). On Tuesday and Thursday nights and some Saturday mornings, I go to Karate. I have been taking Karate for four months now.

                I don't have any designs on being a competitive bodybuilder as my age and genetics would preclude me from such. However, I do want to be as strong and healthy as possible. Additionally, I would like to add muscle and eventually have some semblance of a trim abdomen.

                So, plain and simple, I need help getting pointed in the right direction. What information would I need to provide if indeed you would agree to help me out.

                Thank you for your time.

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                • #53
                  great idea for a therad alex, your conditioning and size is outstanding, props to you.

                  a few q's:

                  1/ what is your guidelines for mass in terms of training - high reps pump? pounding heavy weights? do you believe more in blood volume type of training or the heavy compunds targetting the myfibrills (so to speak).
                  what is your opinion on what works/ what have you used.

                  2/ what is your opinion on working more than one bodypart together in the same workout/ or even full body routines say 3 times a week?

                  thanks A.

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                  • #54
                    Just starting out. What should my diet be in terms of Carbs/Protien ratio and such. I am lost on diet (well lost on a lot of things right now actually) I am almost 5'5 and weigh 112. I guess I am working on really building the lean muscle up rather than work on cut fat down right now. Since I don't plan on competing for a year.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by JRyan View Post
                      Hi Alex, just a few comments and questions if you don't mind.

                      The first question is, I would respectfully ask for your advice in helping me with my training.

                      I am 44 years old and just started lifting seriously in the last 18 months. To be honest, I have always had a bench and some barbells and dumb bells but through ignorance and lack of dedication, I realize now that all I was really doing was goofing around.

                      I still have the barbells/bench and dumbells but have added a Bowflex. I use the Bowflex as it doesn't seem to aggravate my back as much on certain exercises like the free weights do. I should mention that I had a bulging disc in my lower back that required surgery. It was quite severe and I shouldn't have let it go as long as I did. The surgery only involved slicing off the two bulges on the disc and no fusing or stuff like that. It was a success and the only lasting effects are that I will never regain feeling on the front of my left thigh.

                      I previously did a split routine. (name 'em, I've tried 'em). I now work out on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, full body routine. I do my workouts in the morning at 4:45 A.M. (work/travel permitting). On Tuesday and Thursday nights and some Saturday mornings, I go to Karate. I have been taking Karate for four months now.

                      I don't have any designs on being a competitive bodybuilder as my age and genetics would preclude me from such. However, I do want to be as strong and healthy as possible. Additionally, I would like to add muscle and eventually have some semblance of a trim abdomen.

                      So, plain and simple, I need help getting pointed in the right direction. What information would I need to provide if indeed you would agree to help me out.

                      Thank you for your time.
                      Im really not sure what your question is here?
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                      www.prepbyalex.com

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by cleanbulker View Post
                        great idea for a therad alex, your conditioning and size is outstanding, props to you.

                        a few q's:

                        1/ what is your guidelines for mass in terms of training - high reps pump? pounding heavy weights? do you believe more in blood volume type of training or the heavy compunds targetting the myfibrills (so to speak).
                        what is your opinion on what works/ what have you used.

                        2/ what is your opinion on working more than one bodypart together in the same workout/ or even full body routines say 3 times a week?

                        thanks A.
                        I believe in a high volume workout done in a short period of time. ie. short rest periods. I believe in taxing the muscle with moderate reps and lots of sets, with short rest periods.

                        I believe in training for size, strength and not to neglect condition in your workouts all season long.

                        I like to work one major bodypart and maybe a smaller one such as calves. I dont belive you should work the bodypart more than once in a week, unless it is abs or calves. If your not getting sore and not needing rest, increase your intensity!
                        Get shredded! check out the transformations at
                        www.prepbyalex.com

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by lynnie View Post
                          Just starting out. What should my diet be in terms of Carbs/Protien ratio and such. I am lost on diet (well lost on a lot of things right now actually) I am almost 5'5 and weigh 112. I guess I am working on really building the lean muscle up rather than work on cut fat down right now. Since I don't plan on competing for a year.

                          Check your Private messages Lynnie, i went into some detail on your diet.
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                          www.prepbyalex.com

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                          • #58
                            Sorry about that. I am a 44 year old male, 6'2" and 200lbs. I have been attempting to rid my mid section of belly fat but it is becoming very frustrating. My routine is legs on Monday, Karate on Tuesday, Upper body on Wednesday, Karate on Thursday and then legs again on Friday. My diet is filled with lots of protein (1g/lb of body weight), 5-6 meals/day. Low carbs (40/day).

                            The main question is, can a person my age gain muscle and lose the belly fat to become lean and muscular or is there only a certain amount I can do. What has made this urgent for me is my blood sugar has been steadily climbing and it worries me greatly and I am hoping to control this without medication.

                            Thanks for your patience.

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by JRyan View Post
                              Sorry about that. I am a 44 year old male, 6'2" and 200lbs. I have been attempting to rid my mid section of belly fat but it is becoming very frustrating. My routine is legs on Monday, Karate on Tuesday, Upper body on Wednesday, Karate on Thursday and then legs again on Friday. My diet is filled with lots of protein (1g/lb of body weight), 5-6 meals/day. Low carbs (40/day).

                              The main question is, can a person my age gain muscle and lose the belly fat to become lean and muscular or is there only a certain amount I can do. What has made this urgent for me is my blood sugar has been steadily climbing and it worries me greatly and I am hoping to control this without medication.

                              Thanks for your patience.
                              Do you want to solve this problem????

                              I have the answer, CARDIO!

                              I would recommend starting off at 20 minuts six days per week moderate cario, i.e stationary bike. No treadmill walking.

                              Add 5 minutes the next week untill your at 30 minutes per week. Continue with the weights. The cardio will get your bp under control, and will help you lose the bellyfat.

                              Train quads once per week, and every body part once per week. And get your diet on check!
                              Get shredded! check out the transformations at
                              www.prepbyalex.com

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                              • #60
                                I have a question. I am 16 and have a problem with chest and abdomen fat. I don't really keep track of what I eat, but the only junk food I really eat is an occasional doughnut and Crab Fries with a Hoagie when I go to Sixers games. The chest problem we think is hormonal and I may end up getting surgery for it. But the abdomen will have to just come out of hard work. What can I do to help burn off the fat? I do about 20-30 minutes of cardio after a weight training.

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