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  • A couple of more if you dont mind. When you do barbell shrugs is it better to lean foward or backward a bit and last but not least seated hammer curls arms at the same time or one at a time.

    Big help ,bro..muchisimas gracias.

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    • Originally posted by NATE_D View Post
      A couple of more if you dont mind. When you do barbell shrugs is it better to lean foward or backward a bit and last but not least seated hammer curls arms at the same time or one at a time.

      Big help ,bro..muchisimas gracias.
      No problem.

      bb shrugs: I tend to start with a slight forward lean then at the top of the rep am leaning back a slight bit. As long as you're not rounding your back, you should be fine; just do what feels natural and comfortable. For me thats a slight backward lean at the top.

      seated hammer curls: either way would be fine, but i prefer doing them one arm at a time.
      Jeff Rodriguez
      www.jrodfitness.com

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      • 8 weeks out updates:
        www.jrod123.blogspot.com
        Jeff Rodriguez
        www.jrodfitness.com

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        • lookin awesome jeff!

          ive never tried hitting the gym twice in one day i bet it was brutal!
          "Leg Day Is Business"
          Layne Norton

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          • What's the most "isolated" exercise you've done on Max-OT type training? Ever tried it with spider curls?
            Also, I may have missed this in the thread but what are your measurements contest time?

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            • Right on track

              Jeff,

              I have been following your prep and this is the exciting time now! You went from looking big and full, to that tough period...where you look like you lost size and didn't look that much leaner.

              Your 8 weeks pics shows me that you have "turned the corner". You're lean enough now that ever week you are going to just look better and better! Awesome!!!

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              • Originally posted by Fitzchivalry View Post
                What's the most "isolated" exercise you've done on Max-OT type training? Ever tried it with spider curls?
                Also, I may have missed this in the thread but what are your measurements contest time?
                Most "isolated" exercise: ??? I've never thought about this before. Maybe reverse wrist curls.

                Spider curls: I have never heard of spider curls, so I've probably never done them. I like plain, regular barbell and dummbbell curls.

                Measurements: I have never taken contest time measurements. I remember I used to measure when I first started. Then after a while, I got bored of measuring because the measurements would be the same or very close even after a few months (even though I looked better and was stronger), so I just stopped measuring. The last time I actually kept track of measurements was when I was 18 or 19. Haven't since. I did my first show at 21, so by that time I wasn't measuring anymore.
                Jeff Rodriguez
                www.jrodfitness.com

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                • Originally posted by cmamath13 View Post
                  Jeff,

                  I have been following your prep and this is the exciting time now! You went from looking big and full, to that tough period...where you look like you lost size and didn't look that much leaner.

                  Your 8 weeks pics shows me that you have "turned the corner". You're lean enough now that ever week you are going to just look better and better! Awesome!!!

                  HAHAHAHAHA!

                  Thanks.
                  Jeff Rodriguez
                  www.jrodfitness.com

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                  • Hi Jeff.

                    Saludos desde Espaņa :-)

                    I was looking at your diet and saw you use oats. Are you using oats dry with the protein directly? I prefer to use oats that have been 6-8 hours prior in water so its better/more digested. Everytime i make it i have a better digestion time. Never tried it?

                    Cuidate,
                    Xavi.
                    :-)

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                    • Originally posted by xabi View Post
                      Hi Jeff.

                      Saludos desde Espaņa :-)

                      I was looking at your diet and saw you use oats. Are you using oats dry with the protein directly? I prefer to use oats that have been 6-8 hours prior in water so its better/more digested. Everytime i make it i have a better digestion time. Never tried it?

                      Cuidate,
                      Xavi.
                      :-)
                      Hi Xavi,

                      For my protein and oats shakes/meals, I mix up dry, raw oats in a shaker with Isolyze (whey protein) and water, shake, then drink.

                      No, I've never tried your above method.
                      Jeff Rodriguez
                      www.jrodfitness.com

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                      • Originally posted by jrod View Post
                        No.

                        I try to choose a weight such that I will stay within the 4-6 rep range while I am doing that exercise. What this usually means is something like: 6 reps, then 5. Or 5 reps then 4. Or 4 reps then 4. etc.

                        If I accidentally choose a weight that I get more than 6 reps with, I'll go heavier on the next set. I usually don't guess too heavy, but if I do and get 3 reps, I usually just stick with the weight and and get 3 again (sometimes, if I get less than 4 and my form is really compromised, I go lighter to a weight I can get 4-6 reps).

                        So, for yourself (using the example above), I would say stay with 315. OR start with 300 (or whatever) and stay there until you can get a solid 6.
                        jeff, you always train this way?(max-ot) did you ever train with higher reps or volume in your career?if so what changed your mind?

                        How your joints holding up?

                        you ever hit a wall always training in the 4-6 rep range all the time?

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                        • Jeff, You are looking great at this point in your prep! You have really filled out this year! Your diet is precise and spot down to the last detail. I've borrowed alot of your idea's. Sometimes the smallest changes can make a big difference. Those wide stance squats have made a big difference in my leg development after only 10 weeks and I'm recovering much better with your training split. Just started my contest prep for Nov. 8'th I'm going to keep the dextrose in my pre and post training as long as I can. Wish I had your metabolism!

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                          • what u weighing at big dogg, u look pretty thick from the side. lght heavy or middle this year
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                            • you're looking MUCH bigger this time around jeff, I think starting teh cals higher this time has saved you some muscle....I made the same mistake when i prepped last year, I dropped calories weekly no matter how many pounds I dropped or what I looked like, and I suffered for it...this go around i'm only going to drop cals when I stop making progress...but man you are looking THICK, I think you are going to do some damage this year.
                              Eric Helms Controlled Labs Athlete NASM CPT & PES
                              http://www.3dmusclejourney.com/

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                              • Jeff

                                How would you recommend I do cardio if all I have access to is a treadmill? What protocol would you use in this situation? Just lookin for some different ideas . I'm cutting btw

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