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  • Originally posted by jrod View Post
    HAHAHAHA... Not "dumb questions."

    I don't know why there were only two, but there will probably be more next year.

    It'll be good to see you there, Crou.

    I think you'll have to qualify for it, though. So, you'll have to compete in an NPC show before doing it.
    Damn I didnt know I had to qualify... ill have to check out the NPC schedule. I was looking forward to giving my body some time off from dieting.
    NGA Pro Bodybuilder

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    • Originally posted by jrod View Post
      ...


      there's Bill Lawrence....great guy
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      • Originally posted by jerryjuice View Post
        Hey Jeff,
        i happened to watch your "in the trenches" vid again last night , along with a few other leg training "in the trenches" videos of other bodybuilders..and i noticed you mentioned that you train in 8-10 week cycles then take a week off. I have decided to switch my training program re: exercises, rep range..etc every 2 months, however, i didnt plan on taking the week off before my new program. Do you thing taking the week off is optimal? What do u feel about perhaps instead of taking the week off, using that in between week to test out the new exercises or new program at say a 60% intensity...kind of allowing your body a transition into the new training cycle..etc?
        Also, where are you at right now in terms of "offseason?" Keep us posted with your updates you have more fans than u think! thanx bro
        I take a week off because I find the extra recovery beneficial in the long run. I can't imagine training straight through months and months without a week off; I'd probably get burned out and beat up. Another thing I have done is trained for 4-5 weeks, take 3-4 days off, then another 4-5 weeks; this worked out okay too.

        The 60% intensity thing you mentioned might work for you; give it a try. I can tell you this, you'll know if it isn't working out too well (cause you need rest) as you'll feel it. You've got to listen to your body and rest when necessary. I am cautious about it and take either a short break after 5 weeks, or a longer break after 8-10 weeks.

        As for updates, off season is going well; I'm very happy with it. I trained chest and triceps today and here's what happened:

        CHEST
        Flat Bench: 4, 4 @ 315
        Incline BB: 5 @ 245; 4 @ 255
        1/4 incline DB: 6, 6, @ 120

        TRICEPS
        Close Grip Decline: 6 @ 275; 5 @ 285
        Hammer Strength Dips: 6 @ 4plates/side ; 6 @ 4plates+15/side
        Jeff Rodriguez
        www.jrodfitness.com

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        • thats some pretty impressive weight there jrod.

          Hey u know what would be a nice addition to this thread, posting your daily workouts like u did today. Thats pretty cool.

          Originally posted by jrod View Post
          I take a week off because I find the extra recovery beneficial in the long run. I can't imagine training straight through months and months without a week off; I'd probably get burned out and beat up. Another thing I have done is trained for 4-5 weeks, take 3-4 days off, then another 4-5 weeks; this worked out okay too.

          The 60% intensity thing you mentioned might work for you; give it a try. I can tell you this, you'll know if it isn't working out too well (cause you need rest) as you'll feel it. You've got to listen to your body and rest when necessary. I am cautious about it and take either a short break after 5 weeks, or a longer break after 8-10 weeks.

          As for updates, off season is going well; I'm very happy with it. I trained chest and triceps today and here's what happened:

          CHEST
          Flat Bench: 4, 4 @ 315
          Incline BB: 5 @ 245; 4 @ 255
          1/4 incline DB: 6, 6, @ 120

          TRICEPS
          Close Grip Decline: 6 @ 275; 5 @ 285
          Hammer Strength Dips: 6 @ 4plates/side ; 6 @ 4plates+15/side

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          • Originally posted by flexingtonsteele View Post
            thats some pretty impressive weight there jrod.

            Hey u know what would be a nice addition to this thread, posting your daily workouts like u did today. Thats pretty cool.
            I'll post these more often. Off day today. Legs tomorrow (my favorite day)!!!!!!!

            Also, as promised, here is my new training split/schedule (this time listed with number of sets and exercises). It's posted here:

            http://www.speciesnutrition.com/athletejrod2.html

            (scroll about halfway down)
            Last edited by jrod; October 3, 2007, 08:37 PM.
            Jeff Rodriguez
            www.jrodfitness.com

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            • Originally posted by jrod View Post
              No problem, ScorpioChiq.

              These are all the supplements I take: Whey, dextrose, creatine, glutamine, BCAA, glucosamine/joint supplement, vitamins (beta carotene, b-complex, c, e, multi, zinc/magnesium/calcium), and coffee (or sometimes when i forget to make it a different/whatever is on sale caffeine based energy supplement).

              This picture was taken in July of 2001; I was 17 years old; taken right before I started training. I think I weighed about 150 lbs. at the time.
              Jeff,

              I must say you have a Great physique. I noticed that you take Glutamine. I keep reading some threads that say it is a waste of money and others that say it is a must.
              Also do you take your glutamine on an empty stomach or with food?

              Thanks

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              • Originally posted by Apex23 View Post
                Jeff,

                I must say you have a Great physique. I noticed that you take Glutamine. I keep reading some threads that say it is a waste of money and others that say it is a must.
                Also do you take your glutamine on an empty stomach or with food?

                Thanks
                I only take glutamine around workout times (pre and post).
                Instead of telling why I take it (since, from your commment above about some say its a must, some say its a waste, I take it that you've heard both sides) let me give you a different argument for taking glutamine.

                Come pre-contest time, I think glutamine is even more important as it can hlep replenish glycogen stores, helps immune system; so let us ignore that time and just consider off-season.

                I take about 5g pre-workout, 5g post workout off-season. To make this simple, lets severely exagerate and say I train 5 days a week for 50 weeks in 1 year (I train less than this). This comes out to 50weeks * 5days/week = 250 days of training in a year. since I use 10g glutamine per training day, this gives 250*10 = 2,500g glutamine per year. I get glutamine for about $40 for 1,200g. So I spend about $80 on glutamine in a year. This might not be worthit to you, but I am willing to invest (and take the risk of spending) $80 a year (or ~$6.67 per month) on glutamine.

                Thanks for the compliment.
                Jeff Rodriguez
                www.jrodfitness.com

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                • As I mentioned, today was leg day! All in all it was a great day. I LOVE LEG DAY. It was one of those days where everything felt great (strong, good feel on sets, etc.), but fuck I felt dizzy and like passing out after a couple of my sets. Getting the mid and post workout shakes down was kind of rough today as I felt like vomiting a bit. Just one of those days. Good, but rough. Here's how it went.

                  Squats: 6 @ 345; 4 @ 355
                  Front Squats: 5 @ 275
                  Bulgarian Split Squats: 5 @ 235
                  Leg Press (Icarian): 4,4 @ 7x45 + 100lb plate + 25 per side
                  Stiff-legged deadlifts: 8 @ 405; 6 @ 415
                  Seated Leg Curls: 6, 5.5 @ 190 (stack)

                  Now its just a matter of getting the rest of my meals down on time and I'll call this a damn good day.
                  Jeff Rodriguez
                  www.jrodfitness.com

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                  • wow man u tore it up! goodjob on the awesome workout! i doing legs tomorrow
                    "Leg Day Is Business"
                    Layne Norton

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                    • Originally posted by jrod View Post
                      I only take glutamine around workout times (pre and post).
                      Instead of telling why I take it (since, from your commment above about some say its a must, some say its a waste, I take it that you've heard both sides) let me give you a different argument for taking glutamine.

                      Come pre-contest time, I think glutamine is even more important as it can hlep replenish glycogen stores, helps immune system; so let us ignore that time and just consider off-season.

                      I take about 5g pre-workout, 5g post workout off-season. To make this simple, lets severely exagerate and say I train 5 days a week for 50 weeks in 1 year (I train less than this). This comes out to 50weeks * 5days/week = 250 days of training in a year. since I use 10g glutamine per training day, this gives 250*10 = 2,500g glutamine per year. I get glutamine for about $40 for 1,200g. So I spend about $80 on glutamine in a year. This might not be worthit to you, but I am willing to invest (and take the risk of spending) $80 a year (or ~$6.67 per month) on glutamine.

                      Thanks for the compliment.

                      Helps replenish glycogen stores! I totally agree. I try to get this point across and will spend days battling rebuttle, I so appreciate you putting it in laymans terms for the guys, where as I couldnt!


                      Worth a whole lot more than $80

                      Great post.

                      Awesome physique you have! Old school lines. Almost Vinny Galanti like.
                      TRAIN HARD AND WIN EASY!!!
                      Co-Promoter of the NPC "Royal Palm Classic"

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                      • Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Gainmusclefast, good luck with legs tomorrow. Maybe this will help: (i like this video).

                        http://youtube.com/watch?v=wvXO3-eVO0U
                        Jeff Rodriguez
                        www.jrodfitness.com

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                        • Tipsta this must be another milestone!

                          we BOTH think glutamine is good for glycogen replenishment
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                          • Originally posted by jrod View Post
                            Thanks guys, I appreciate it. Gainmusclefast, good luck with legs tomorrow. Maybe this will help: (i like this video).

                            http://youtube.com/watch?v=wvXO3-eVO0U

                            thats awesome!

                            thanks man i will try my best
                            "Leg Day Is Business"
                            Layne Norton

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                            • hey jeff what bcaa do you use with dextrose?
                              "Leg Day Is Business"
                              Layne Norton

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                              • Originally posted by gainmusclefast View Post
                                hey jeff what bcaa do you use with dextrose?
                                Not too particular about brand, but I do prefer powder over pills. I was taking optimum nutrition's bcaa 5,000 powder, but I'm poor right now so I went for the cheapest I could find and bought supplement direct's bcaa.
                                Jeff Rodriguez
                                www.jrodfitness.com

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