(I don't do more than 3 working sets currently, and then 3-4 warmup sets)
Last edited by xrapidx; 08-08-2012 at 09:22 AM.
If you've been doing it awhile, then my guess is you're doing it wrong somewhere... and you should try and get it right, a year and a bit a go I was going deadlifts incorrectly, and struggled with 120kg... (my weight at the time).
Besides, there's nothing more satisfying than being able to lift a multiplication of your body weight
Have a look here at standards:
EDIT: fiancée is considered "intermediate"
But I'll try simplify it ... depending on the curl type (preacher curl, reverse-grip curl, barbell curl, EZ-Bar, etc) , anything between 30 and 60kg....
Now - depending on the weight, anything between 10 and 20 reps.
And then - 3 sets of the above.
I don't usually do high reps, but the program I switched to for the last two months has all the accessory exercises between 10 and 20 reps... its not something I like, and can't wait for it to be over in the next couple of weeks.... thereafter it'll be a max of 10 reps.
On my main lifts, its still a max of around 7 reps currently. (5+ is the target)
And before you ask - main lifts would be bench, deadlift, squats and shoulder press.
Hey Guys/Gals , sorry if this has been asked before , from what I have read its better to take Casein as a meal replacement rather than whey protein as whey protein should be taken Immediately before your workout,During your workout and or Immediately after your workout , is this correct ?
Should I rather get ON Gold Standard 100% Casein instead of the Gold Standard 100% Whey?
Meal plan as is:
Meal 1: Oats ,1 fruit
Meal 2: Shake (either whey or Casein)
Meal 3: Chicken Breast + Veg / Steak + Veg
Meal 4: Shake (either whey or Casein)
Meal 5:Same as meal 3
Your thoughts/suggestions ?
Currently doing high reps on standard barbell curls so using between 35-40kg for 20 reps, hurts like a mofo. I have serious joint issues, knees and elbows, think I've mentioned it before, so prefer to stay away from high reps that use these joints.
Barbell curl for 60kg doesnt sound that hard...I am sure I could do it. But really, who go and focus on barbell curls anyways. Unless you do it as an accessory exercise because you feel you lack in biceps, I dunno.
If I want to work out biceps, I rather go and do a bunch of close-grip pullups/chinups and get a better workout. I strongly believe in full-body workouts over isolation exercises, and it has done good so far for me.
Squats rock, deadlift rocks, bench-press is ok, overhead-press is damn hard, but rocks, pendlay-rows are good too. Then after that I usually (not now until fully recovered) do chins/pullups/dips as my accessory exercises.
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My squats suck at the moment, I don't know what's wrong any-more... it feels like I'm not lifting with my legs, but rather my back... On the link I posted, all my lifts are in-between, intermediate and advanced, but my squats have dropped back to Novice
No matter what I try, I can't seem to get the feeling that I'm working my legs with squats anymore.