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  • Originally posted by jrod View Post
    I've never done or heard of anyone doing this.

    Maybe you got the weight up quite easily on that last set because instead of your usual X minutes rest, you rested 8 hours between sets! Haha.

    Who knows, you may be onto something here, but if I had to guess... I would rather just do the whole workout at once. I doubt doing that last set at the end of the day would make any positive difference. Since its only one set you did at the end it might not be so bad, but training twice a day is difficult on the body. I PERSONALLY would just do my entire workout and all sets at once.
    I figured that, but it seems interesting/potentially helpful that the added rest in-between but still doing it the same day caused to increase the overload on the muscle and the point is to continually increase the weight lifted.
    I wasn't really saying doing a twice a day workout necessarily, but (for instance) if you have 6 back sets scheduled, do 3 in the morning and 3 at night. I may try this for a bit and see what type of results I get. It doesn't seem to be that there is any specific/magic reason for a 3 minute rest period (other than recovery) so why not give it a shot? I shall ponder the possibilities.

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    • Originally posted by NTT91 View Post
      ok you dont think i'm eating too much protein considering my weight though? Layne thought it was ludicrous haha but I dont see why it would be?
      Yeah, Layne doesn't eat as much protein (proportionately to bodyweight) as I do. I eat around the 2g protein/pound bodyweight range. Then again, Layne is smart guy and getting his PHD in this field (protein/amino acids), so maybe you should listen to him instead of me... haha.

      Aside from the protein, I probably wouldn't eat as much carbs if I weighed 160 ish. Also, 3,500-3,700 calories is about what I eat and I weigh a bit more. Then again, your body is different and you're younger, so who knows.

      In the end I think if you give it a try, you'll be able to figure out if it works well for you and what adjustments to make from there. Just keep track of what you're doing so you can make adjustments. You're only 17, so use this time to experiment with macronutrients and learn what works for YOU!
      Jeff Rodriguez
      www.jrodfitness.com

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      • Originally posted by Fitzchivalry View Post
        I figured that, but it seems interesting/potentially helpful that the added rest in-between but still doing it the same day caused to increase the overload on the muscle and the point is to continually increase the weight lifted.
        I wasn't really saying doing a twice a day workout necessarily, but (for instance) if you have 6 back sets scheduled, do 3 in the morning and 3 at night. I may try this for a bit and see what type of results I get. It doesn't seem to be that there is any specific/magic reason for a 3 minute rest period (other than recovery) so why not give it a shot? I shall ponder the possibilities.
        Its an interesting idea, I'll give you that. If you want to try it, I say why not. You'll never learn anything new doing the same thing again and again. And worse comes to worse, you'll just eliminate one more way of training that does NOT work for you--one step closer to finding the right way.

        I agree, 3 minutes is not a magic number for rest (though this is about how much I like to rest between sets).

        If you do end up doing it, let me know how it goes after a while.
        Jeff Rodriguez
        www.jrodfitness.com

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        • Jeff, thanks for continuing to post your training and diet. It is inspiring to the rest of us to see that a fantastic physique can be obtained though sensible training and diet!

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          • Originally posted by mrky03 View Post
            Jeff, thanks for continuing to post your training and diet. It is inspiring to the rest of us to see that a fantastic physique can be obtained though sensible training and diet!
            No problem and thanks!!!
            Jeff Rodriguez
            www.jrodfitness.com

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            • Hello, Jeff
              I read in your blog regarding your cutting diet for week 8 that you added higher sodium seasoning to your food. Why is that done? You know the common advice is that too much salt can lead to strokes, etc. I am sure you imply not to over do it.

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              • Originally posted by 46jake View Post
                Hello, Jeff
                I read in your blog regarding your cutting diet for week 8 that you added higher sodium seasoning to your food. Why is that done? You know the common advice is that too much salt can lead to strokes, etc. I am sure you imply not to over do it.
                1) because I am drinking a lot of water
                2) because I am trying to look dry on show day (by having lots of sodium, then going down to normal; instead of normal to low).

                Mainly because of #1, I try to make sure I get a bit more sodium to compensate for the increase in water.

                Also, keep in mind that I do not do this year round; only during contest prep.
                Jeff Rodriguez
                www.jrodfitness.com

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                • Jeff, thanks for explaining. If I understand correctly, the salt helps maintain some water for a "freshness" and normal appearance , while the person eliminates much water and cuts body fat and body weight. Your cutting and appearance has been outstanding.

                  Btw, your previous comment to me about proper breathing and no straining has help me also with enery.

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                  • Originally posted by 46jake View Post
                    Jeff, thanks for explaining. If I understand correctly, the salt helps maintain some water for a "freshness" and normal appearance , while the person eliminates much water and cuts body fat and body weight. Your cutting and appearance has been outstanding.

                    Btw, your previous comment to me about proper breathing and no straining has help me also with enery.
                    I dont really know what you mean about how you understand the salt/water thing. I keep salt high so that I can go down to normal on show day/s (same idea with water); this is all in an attempt to look drier on show day. Aside from that, I also keep salt a bit higher to compensate for the increase in water. Really, I think these only make small changes, the process will not make the difference between looking good and great; that will mostly come from hard dieting/cardio and getting VERY lean.

                    Glad my previous comment has helped!
                    Jeff Rodriguez
                    www.jrodfitness.com

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                    • Jeff, thanks again. Your explanation on salt was clear.

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                      • Jeff, how about this. I'm 5'3'', moderately active. When persons are advised to take 2100 calories a day, should I dvide 1/4 so as to be in proportion to my condition?

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                        • Originally posted by 46jake View Post
                          Jeff, how about this. I'm 5'3'', moderately active. When persons are advised to take 2100 calories a day, should I dvide 1/4 so as to be in proportion to my condition?
                          I dont really understand the question.

                          Do you mean take off 1/4 of 2100 from 2100, as in 1575?

                          Thats seems VERY little. Also, what you have up there is VERY general. Your metabolism maybe faster/slower. And whats this for, precontest / offseason?

                          You need to find what works well for you by starting somewhere (whatever you're doing now), then adjusting till it works best for you.
                          Jeff Rodriguez
                          www.jrodfitness.com

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                          • Updated my blog. I started my prep for the 2009 Team Universe! Diet and pictures:

                            www.jrod123.blogspot.com
                            Jeff Rodriguez
                            www.jrodfitness.com

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                            • First, man I hate you - yes hater here !! Talk about getting a jump on things Jrod - you look amazing! You sure those pics aren't 9-weeks out instead of 19! In nineteen weeks, I'll be able to see your liver - looking forward to seeing what you look like in 19!

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                              • hey jeff, i was watching something about you the other day, it said you used to be an aggressive inline skater huh. i used to do that as well, not sure if were were doing it at the same time or not though, i stopped in 1998, after i didn't make it to the x-games that year. small world, inline to bodybuilding, i wonder if any others have done the same?

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