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  • Ok, this really shows how old I am, but they used to sell an accessory that usually came with a barbell set called iron boots. It was a basically just a iron shoe that strapped to your foot and it had a hole in the bottom to attach a dumbbell to. If you could find them it would probably work perfectly for the Jrod curls. Hey don't laugh kettle bells made a major comeback! LOL

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    • Originally posted by mrky03 View Post
      Thanks for the blog update! Do you lose much strength while you're dieting for a contest? I tend to hold on to my training poundages pretty well usually but as the show approaches I'm starting to feel the effects of dieting!

      YES, I do lose strength as I get further into the diet. The last few weeks are REALLY tough. I just do my best to lift heavy with good form and not get hurt. (For me at least) its inevitable and comes with the territory of getting into great shape.
      Jeff Rodriguez
      www.jrodfitness.com

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      • Originally posted by Fitzchivalry View Post
        I can't believe you just jump up your cals like that. I'd imagine you must feel rather bloated/stuffed the first couple days?

        Any recommendations for a good/serviceable joint product? It seems like a lot of them cost a bit, unless the one's at Walmart are just as good.

        Its actually not that bad and I don't really have an issue with feeling bloated. In fact, eating a ton of vegetables (brocolli) and egg whites has a lot of volume and I was eating that for several weeks.

        As for joint products, as you might have guessed, I'm using arthrolyze:
        http://www.speciesnutrition.com/orde...?idCategory=62

        A bottle of Arthrolyze has 300 pills and a serving is 5 pills (I take 1 serving/5 pills per day). So this should last you 2 months. A bottle is $45, so thats $22.50 per month or $270/year for your joint supplement.
        Jeff Rodriguez
        www.jrodfitness.com

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        • Originally posted by mrky03 View Post
          Ok, this really shows how old I am, but they used to sell an accessory that usually came with a barbell set called iron boots. It was a basically just a iron shoe that strapped to your foot and it had a hole in the bottom to attach a dumbbell to. If you could find them it would probably work perfectly for the Jrod curls. Hey don't laugh kettle bells made a major comeback! LOL

          Hahaha, thats pretty cool, I had no idea something like this existed. Is this what you were talking about:

          http://www.atomicathletic.com/store/...productid=IB75

          Only problem is, I don't think I can attach the right/enough weight to that. Looks like those iron boots use the small bar and the smaller diameter holed plates. They're pretty funny though.

          Oh yeah, one of those is $50 (not sure if its just an upgrade), but the other one (which seems like its the original one) is $140!!!
          Jeff Rodriguez
          www.jrodfitness.com

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          • Jeff,

            For your forearm exercises in your current workout split, can you explain how you do:

            1-Arm Standing DB Wrist Curls

            Hammer Wrist Curls

            Thanks

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            • Originally posted by Carlito99 View Post
              Jeff,

              For your forearm exercises in your current workout split, can you explain how you do:

              1-Arm Standing DB Wrist Curls

              Hammer Wrist Curls

              Thanks
              Sure.

              1-Arm Standing DB Wrist Curls: I stand in a position similar to what one would if they were about to do 1-arm dumbbell rows, and hold onto a dumbbell on the rack (with the opposite arm, of course). Then I let my free arm hang, with my arms pointing outwards, palms facing forward (supinated grip). In this position, I my wrist up. I do them like this because I "feel" the exercise better on my forearms and get a better range of motion (since my legs are out of the way. Only drawback is I have to do one arm at a time.

              Hammer Wrist Curls: I've always wanted that huge lump some people have on the thumbside of their forearms (brachioradialis). Kind of like phil heath (see pic below) and dexter jackson have. So thats why I've started doing this exercise. Now I don't know how well this works, since I made this up (or at least have never seen anyone else do them), but I did them recently and my forearm is sore right where I was hoping to work. Here's how I do them.

              They're extremely similar do Reverse Dumbbell Wrist curls, but in a hammer curl position. I kneel on the floor and put my forearms on a bench, letting my hand and wrist lay/hang PAST the bench. With the dumbbells in a hammer position (facing vertically), I let my pinky/hand drop, then raise it up. If I watch my forearm while I'm doing it I can see my brachioradialis working (and feel it there too).
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              Jeff Rodriguez
              www.jrodfitness.com

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              • Jeff, Thanks for the off season update to your blog. I have a couple of questions: 1) What is the timing of your pre, intra, and post workout nutrition in relation to the workout? 2) What do you anticipate your off season weight will be this year?
                Thanks, and congrats on the TU and wish you the best for the next year.
                " Sweat the details, it ALL matters"

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                • Originally posted by rockhard View Post
                  Jeff, Thanks for the off season update to your blog. I have a couple of questions: 1) What is the timing of your pre, intra, and post workout nutrition in relation to the workout? 2) What do you anticipate your off season weight will be this year?
                  Thanks, and congrats on the TU and wish you the best for the next year.
                  1)Pre workout shake: I drink this AT the gym, usually as I'm warming up. I get it down, surely, before I start my first real/non-warm up set.
                  Mid workout shake: I drink this about 1/2-2/3 way through my workout. OR, between bodyparts. For example, if I'm training quads and hamstrings, I'll drink this right after my last set of quads.
                  Post workout shake: I drink this at the gym, IMMEDIATELY after my workout (not 20 minutes later, I mean right after my last set).

                  2)I can only guess my offseason weight. I'm shooting for 220 at 6%bf. However, last year I was 205 at most, so this year I'll probably get up to 208-210.
                  Jeff Rodriguez
                  www.jrodfitness.com

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                  • Jeff,

                    Do you/have you trained Max-OT style?
                    www.ironbrendan.com

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                    • Originally posted by jrod View Post
                      Hahaha, thats pretty cool, I had no idea something like this existed. Is this what you were talking about:

                      http://www.atomicathletic.com/store/...productid=IB75

                      Only problem is, I don't think I can attach the right/enough weight to that. Looks like those iron boots use the small bar and the smaller diameter holed plates. They're pretty funny though.

                      Oh yeah, one of those is $50 (not sure if its just an upgrade), but the other one (which seems like its the original one) is $140!!!
                      Yes, thats it all right. I had no idea they even still made them! Yeah, you would have to have the old standard weights to use them. $140!! That's more than the whole set of weights used to cost! LOL

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                      • Thanks for the advice, I'm making myself use less weight on the big exercises like squats and deadlifts. I'm competing in 2 weeks and then again 4 weeks after that so I'm trying not to hurt myself this year! Holding together pretty well so far!

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                        • Originally posted by IronBrendan View Post
                          Jeff,

                          Do you/have you trained Max-OT style?
                          YES. I pretty much have and do train Max-OT. I've added my own personal touches, but its basically the same.
                          Jeff Rodriguez
                          www.jrodfitness.com

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                          • Originally posted by mrky03 View Post
                            Thanks for the advice, I'm making myself use less weight on the big exercises like squats and deadlifts. I'm competing in 2 weeks and then again 4 weeks after that so I'm trying not to hurt myself this year! Holding together pretty well so far!
                            No problem! Don't get me wrong, though, I still strive to lift heavy (in a relative sense). The difference is, instead of 300 pounds being heavy (4-6 reps), 275 is heavy. I'm sure you know what I mean.

                            2 weeks out! Good for you, I remember being this close made it seem not as bad. Good luck with the show. Make sure you let me know it goes.
                            Jeff Rodriguez
                            www.jrodfitness.com

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                            • Jeff, curious to know how you would think your training would differ (exercises, sets, reps..etc) if you had a constant training partner day in and day out. Do you think youd be into the forced reps after failure?

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                              • Originally posted by jerryjuice View Post
                                Jeff, curious to know how you would think your training would differ (exercises, sets, reps..etc) if you had a constant training partner day in and day out. Do you think youd be into the forced reps after failure?
                                Actually, for the first 3-3.5 years of training I had a training partner; we trained exactly the same. If I had a training partner, I would train the way I thought was best for me REGARDLESS of whether my training partner trained like that or not. If I thought forced reps were a good thing, I would just bother people at the gym for spots all the time, but I don't. So to answer the simple answer to your question is no.
                                Jeff Rodriguez
                                www.jrodfitness.com

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