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Forum: General training questions 09-09-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By AlphaBettor
I meant maintenance training (which is basically...

I meant maintenance training (which is basically what is described in the OP, even if done informally), so that is in line with what you wrote above.
Forum: General training questions 09-09-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By AlphaBettor
Maintenance is a wonderful thing. Hypertrophy is...

Maintenance is a wonderful thing. Hypertrophy is largely structural in nature and thus tends to be pretty enduring. As you see, as long as the protein level is adequate and there is (somewhat)...
Forum: General training questions 09-05-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 249,710
Posted By AlphaBettor
It can be done. Biceps tend to recover pretty...

It can be done. Biceps tend to recover pretty fast and it's one of the few muscle groups I'd do something like that with. So do a few sets of rows (or pullups) with the Monday workout, a few sets...
Forum: General training questions 09-05-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 249,710
Posted By AlphaBettor
Mon: Chest specialization + back/shoulder/tri...

Mon: Chest specialization + back/shoulder/tri maintenance
Tues: Biceps specialization + lower maintenance

Thurs: Chest specialization + backs/shoulder/tri maintenance
Fri: Biceps specialization +...
Forum: General training questions 09-05-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,834
Posted By AlphaBettor
That sequence only comes up every third week...

That sequence only comes up every third week though. It's still basically an every 5th day adjusted to fit it into a weekly schedule so instead of 5 days later every time, you hit workouts 4/6/5/6...
Forum: General training questions 09-03-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,834
Posted By AlphaBettor
I went back and looked at one of Tom Venuto's...

I went back and looked at one of Tom Venuto's programs I had stowed away (this is one of the free programs btw.)

- The back component of the back, chest, abs workout is: barbell row, chin up, cable...
Forum: General training questions 09-03-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,834
Posted By AlphaBettor
Different researchers account for the overlap...

Different researchers account for the overlap differently. It can be counted as 0%, 100%, or anything in-between. In this case it would be 100% and there weren't bi/tri isolation exercises anyway. ...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 08-03-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By AlphaBettor
There are a lot of good ideas here. Thanks for...

There are a lot of good ideas here. Thanks for the links/advice/humor everyone. I'll bump this thread at some point with more specifics.. maybe.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 08-02-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By AlphaBettor
Hmmm. Looks like I went to edit this and made a...

Hmmm. Looks like I went to edit this and made a new thread instead. My bad. Can you lock/delete this one?
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 08-02-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By AlphaBettor
Buying Shirts That Fit

I have had trouble finding appropriately fitting shirts for many years. Part of this is my natural build and part of it is training/dieting in such a way that enhances the V taper (e.g. broad...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 08-02-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By AlphaBettor
Buying Shirts That Fit

I have had trouble finding appropriately-fitted shirts for many years. Part of this is my natural build and part of it is training/dieting in such a way that enhances the V taper (e.g. broad...
Forum: General diet questions 07-26-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By AlphaBettor
At 6 foot 170 pounds and over 20% bodyfat, you...

At 6 foot 170 pounds and over 20% bodyfat, you should cut first. Eat at a deficit with adequate protein, do some sensible weight training program and as a beginner, your body comp should change...
Forum: General diet questions 06-11-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By AlphaBettor
How sure are you that you're 10-13% BF? If it's...

How sure are you that you're 10-13% BF?

If it's just an estimate, it may be that you're underestimating true BF and you're just dieting down to a better hormonal profile and insulin sensitivity.
Forum: General training questions 06-11-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,422
Posted By AlphaBettor
There's a lot going on in your questions. First,...

There's a lot going on in your questions. First, I think you're trying to jump between programs that are really imbalanced (pushups/pullups) to one that's only somewhat imbalanced (SS-- too...
Forum: General training questions 06-10-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By AlphaBettor
All your muscle is already lost and there's not...

All your muscle is already lost and there's not much you can do about it at this point.

No really, it's not that big of a deal. Just pick up where you left off at your next leg workout and try not...
Forum: General training questions 06-09-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By AlphaBettor
Take a short time off from all training and let...

Take a short time off from all training and let things heal up some. This might not be necessary but I think it's smart to be cautious with lower back injuries.

Ease back into training with...
Forum: General training questions 06-09-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By AlphaBettor
Try it and let us know how it goes. At 10x5, I...

Try it and let us know how it goes. At 10x5, I think you'd have to start with something in the 12-15RM range.

It's usually an excessive number of sets but with the adjustment in intensity, you...
Forum: General training questions 06-06-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,422
Posted By AlphaBettor
I think you just need to be more consistent with...

I think you just need to be more consistent with whatever you decide to do. That counts for more than doing a specific program or working in a specific rep range. Cut down on your drinking, work in...
Forum: General training questions 06-05-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By AlphaBettor
Machines can be fine but they have to fit you. ...

Machines can be fine but they have to fit you. This is actually one of the nice things about a typical gym. Even if many of the machines are useless or don't fit your body type, there are so darn...
Forum: General training questions 06-03-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By AlphaBettor
Gotcha. I did read the part about you doing 2...

Gotcha. I did read the part about you doing 2 upper and 1 lower per week then forgot about it when I was making my response. Happens more often than I care to admit :D

That can be a good way to...
Forum: General training questions 06-03-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,422
Posted By AlphaBettor
On one hand, I understand what you're saying that...

On one hand, I understand what you're saying that ultimately, natural trainees have to get stronger to get bigger. Heavy(ish) sets in the 5-8 range or so are very helpful for this.

On the other...
Forum: General training questions 06-03-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By AlphaBettor
For clarity, does AD recommend 2x full body for...

For clarity, does AD recommend 2x full body for maintenance or just general training?

The 2/3 rule has been talked about many times on here and there's just not a whole lot more to say about it...
Forum: General training questions 06-03-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By AlphaBettor
That's plenty to maintain, as you've seen. ...

That's plenty to maintain, as you've seen. Either keep doing what you're doing or you could even cut back more. Keep good notes/records and adjust accordingly (e.g. if you cut the volume too much...
Forum: General training questions 05-30-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,422
Posted By AlphaBettor
It's a complicated topic and not something anyone...

It's a complicated topic and not something anyone can do justice in one post.

There is plenty of research that says that higher rep work is at least as effective for hypertrophy as lower rep work....
Forum: General diet questions 05-24-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By AlphaBettor
Thanks for the replies. These are things I...

Thanks for the replies. These are things I already knew, but my bodybuilder OCD has been flaring up on me recently. Bear with me.

I think the examples I gave (piece of fruit, or celery with peanut...
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