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Forum: Articles on the Main Site 10-23-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,335
Posted By spmurph
Just wanted to point out that Eric's...

Just wanted to point out that Eric's specialization cycle is in line with the volume recommended in Lyle's specialization cycle. Not sure why he linked Lyle's periodization piece, though....
Forum: General training questions 03-14-2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By spmurph
Never had an injury, but if I "pull" too much at...

Never had an injury, but if I "pull" too much at the start and extend too much at the top, my hip flexors get strained.

If I concentrate on pressing through the floor, it seems to help.
Forum: General training questions 10-27-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,359
Posted By spmurph
Started with quads/pecs and now I'm on lats/hams....

Started with quads/pecs and now I'm on lats/hams. Following the routine as written and really liking it. The GBR style bulk was getting to be too much with little return.
Forum: General training questions 10-26-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,359
Posted By spmurph
I went from cutting on 8 sets/week for large...

I went from cutting on 8 sets/week for large muscles and three for small with little to no loss.

Now I using Lyle's specialization and doing 6 large and 4 small sets/week with no loss.

Just my...
Forum: General training questions 10-26-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,576
Posted By spmurph
I did the routine and didn't find it all that...

I did the routine and didn't find it all that taxing. The high rep stuff (which I've always struggled with) was the hardest, but I never felt I couldn't recover or was put at risk for injury with the...
Forum: General training questions 09-01-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 280,927
Posted By spmurph
What kind of surplus is needed to support growth...

What kind of surplus is needed to support growth in a specialization cycle? It has to be less than normal, right?
Forum: General diet questions 07-01-2017, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By spmurph
Whenever I am dieting, I never include calories...

Whenever I am dieting, I never include calories spent from activities outside of my normal activity. I just consider it progress I would have not made otherwise in my quest to reach my dieting goal....
Forum: General training questions 05-07-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,186
Posted By spmurph
One thing that helps is to wear tight-fitting...

One thing that helps is to wear tight-fitting clothes. "Slim fit" clothes are pretty popular now, so there are plenty of options to find something that displays your physique.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 11-29-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,890
Posted By spmurph
Hey, can you just post an Amazon link to the...

Hey, can you just post an Amazon link to the supplement that will give me "The Thin Gene?" That way, not only do I have to waste my time actually reading and gaining an understanding for myself, but...
Forum: General training questions 09-22-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,265
Posted By spmurph
Sleep train the baby (once they are big enough to...

Sleep train the baby (once they are big enough to not need to be fed during the night). There are many methods but they all boil down to letting the baby cry themselves to sleep. It's tough for a few...
Forum: Articles on the Main Site 08-31-2016, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,245
Posted By spmurph
I'm not worried about any of the above. Just want...

I'm not worried about any of the above. Just want to know the intensity needed on the light days in a mass gaining cycle.
Forum: Articles on the Main Site 08-30-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,245
Posted By spmurph
If using the heavy/light split, should the...

If using the heavy/light split, should the intensity on the light days be about the same as heavy (1 rep short of failure)?
Forum: UD 2.0 07-19-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,630
Posted By spmurph
Not sure how long it takes to become...

Not sure how long it takes to become "unsaturated" but I was dosing 5g/day of the monohydrate and stopped day one of UD2. Tried to load during my first carb load and it really did a number on my...
Forum: Supplements 07-11-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By spmurph
Forgot to mention the anabolic I am taking is non...

Forgot to mention the anabolic I am taking is non aromatizing, yet I still have more water retention and less fat loss than my normal UD2 cycles.
Forum: Supplements 07-10-2016, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By spmurph
I've also been thinking about this. Currently in...

I've also been thinking about this. Currently in my 4th week of UD2 and also using an anabolic. Fat has been lost but not as much as I have lost on past UD2 cycles (without anabolics).

Don't know...
Forum: UD 2.0 06-04-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,286
Posted By spmurph
Ok, ok, I'll spoon feed you. Soooo, if...

Ok, ok, I'll spoon feed you.





Soooo, if metabolism is "somewhat recovered" after a 3-day refeed, what makes you think it will be recovered enough to continue with a 50% deficit after a 24-hour...
Forum: UD 2.0 06-04-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,286
Posted By spmurph
Because a 1-day refeed isn't enough. Did you even...

Because a 1-day refeed isn't enough. Did you even read the book? Also, I don't know why you are terming Sat/Sun "social dieting". It's a structured refeed.

As always, feel free to peruse the main...
Forum: UD 2.0 06-02-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,281
Posted By spmurph
If I eat at the bottom of the carb and fat...

If I eat at the bottom of the carb and fat recommendations it leaves me with 1.3g/lb LBM for protein to reach 50% below maintenance. Something like:

205p
50c
20f

Just curious how (or if) that...
Forum: UD 2.0 06-02-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,281
Posted By spmurph
Protein on Diet Days

Currently doing the break-in, eating at maintenance (2400 cals), 1.5g/LBM protein, 1g/LBM carbs, .5g/LBM fat.

I know 1.5g protein is at the top of the recommended range, but given that it is the...
Forum: General training questions 05-03-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By spmurph
From what I remember when I tried it, the...

From what I remember when I tried it, the "advancing" came in the form of increased volume (2-a-days, etc) and drugs.
Forum: General training questions 05-03-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,253
Posted By spmurph
The study dealt with 1 and 5 minute rest periods....

The study dealt with 1 and 5 minute rest periods. Not sure how you're drawing the above conclusion, unless from another study or just personal experience.

I don't have access to the full study but...
Forum: General diet questions 01-29-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,960
Posted By spmurph
40% Deficit yet 2.5lbs LBM Gained in Four Weeks

Study here (https://t.co/MXhsYxq1tN)

One of the author claims the average training experience was four years. I don't have access to the full study but I find that hard to believe.
Forum: General diet questions 01-22-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By spmurph
It's a three part article, written 12 years ago,...

It's a three part article, written 12 years ago, touting an herbal supplement that supposedly allows your muscles to better use glucose following intense eccentric lifting. Surprisingly, the...
Forum: Supplements 12-11-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,632
Posted By spmurph
Do you need the definition of required?

Do you need the definition of required?
Forum: Supplements 11-24-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,264
Posted By spmurph
You do realize a diet break will help you reach...

You do realize a diet break will help you reach your goal faster, right? Also, you may never get there without a diet break.
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