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Forum: General training questions 11-08-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 557
Posted By AlphaBettor
Mon: Chest/Back/Delts Wed: Legs/Arms Fri:...

Mon: Chest/Back/Delts
Wed: Legs/Arms
Fri: Chest/Back Delts

Probably run it like that every week for your goals. It can also be done ABA BAB style for a more balanced approach.

Try to keep a...
Forum: General diet questions 10-26-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By AlphaBettor
That's what I do most of the time also. It works...

That's what I do most of the time also. It works well. Sometimes I increase it for an aerobic base building and/or fat loss block (maybe once a year.) This is not required though.

Agreed that a...
Forum: General training questions 10-26-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By AlphaBettor
The part about being too fat to bulk is often the...

The part about being too fat to bulk is often the case though. Don't let my nitpicking imply otherwise - there are always going to be counterexamples.
Forum: General diet questions 10-26-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By AlphaBettor
A lot of people say that you only need diet and...

A lot of people say that you only need diet and lifting, and while accurate for some, I have not really found that to be the case. I too have had noticeably better cuts when including at least some...
Forum: General training questions 10-23-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By AlphaBettor
Like w1cked said in the other thread, you don't...

Like w1cked said in the other thread, you don't give yourself enough credit. You've done a lot better than you think.

Pullups are hard to predict though. I've seen regular, average, not all that...
Forum: General training questions 10-16-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By AlphaBettor
Let your elbow heal first of all. You could...

Let your elbow heal first of all.

You could rotate through just push/legs/pull and whatever days they happen to fall on, that's when they fall on. This is only a minor adjustment though so it might...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 10-14-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 757
Posted By AlphaBettor
That he was an Olympian and record holder should...

That he was an Olympian and record holder should tell you that he wasn't just some average guy. Most naturals don't achieve that degree of dense muscularity, no matter how hard they try.

There...
Forum: General training questions 10-13-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2,525
Views: 1,231,990
Posted By AlphaBettor
Leg extension isn't really a substitute for a...

Leg extension isn't really a substitute for a squat. I get the whole 'quads exercise' thing but squats work a lot more than just quads.

One idea would be to do something like leg extension/glute...
Forum: General training questions 10-13-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,525
Views: 1,231,990
Posted By AlphaBettor
General rule: if it has something to do with the...

General rule: if it has something to do with the GBR, it gets a new thread. If it doesn't, it goes in here.
Forum: General training questions 10-11-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By AlphaBettor
There's a lot of overlap between the two but it...

There's a lot of overlap between the two but it can be done. How much clavicular head and anterior delt development do you want? How much is too much?

You could do a low incline (if you can do it...
Forum: General training questions 10-09-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By AlphaBettor
It's been discussed a million times on here. The...

It's been discussed a million times on here. The short answer is yes you can use it for dieting/maintenance -- cut volume/frequency, maintain intensity (weight on the bar).
Forum: General training questions 10-07-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By AlphaBettor
What LightCrow said. You could even do...

What LightCrow said. You could even do antagonist paired supersets with the heavy push/pull to save more time.

Even the second compounds with myo reps can get a little wonky, but they're very...
Forum: General training questions 10-03-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By AlphaBettor
The guideline is often no lifting more than 10...

The guideline is often no lifting more than 10 pounds, but this is with the idea of carrying something. Different lifts can stress the affected structures differently and I just can't imagine...
Forum: General training questions 10-02-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By AlphaBettor
- This is something you really need to talk, in...

- This is something you really need to talk, in clear detail, with your surgeon about. Not the secretary, not one of the nurses, not whatever department types up those guideline sheets.

- The 10...
Forum: General training questions 10-02-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By AlphaBettor
seems like you already answered the question...

seems like you already answered the question yourself.

Different exercises have different pros and cons and you can change them as needed.

If you want some time-efficient triceps work then you...
Forum: General training questions 09-27-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By AlphaBettor
As far as I know, the physiological mechanisms...

As far as I know, the physiological mechanisms for this are not that well understood.

For more ideas check out this thread: http://forums.lylemcdonald.com/showthread.php?t=34350&highlight=myonuclear
Forum: General diet questions 09-23-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By AlphaBettor
It's an interesting question. I'm not sure I...

It's an interesting question. I'm not sure I have a very good answer.

For a personal anecdote, UD2 worked extremely well for me when I used it many years ago. All diets seem to work well though as...
Forum: General training questions 09-20-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2,525
Views: 1,231,990
Posted By AlphaBettor
Ok so the scapular plane is about 30 degrees...

Ok so the scapular plane is about 30 degrees forward (give or take) of the frontal plane. Doing lateral raises in this plane is recommended for safety reasons.

The slight forward lean is a separate...
Forum: General training questions 09-09-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
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, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
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, 05:53 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 254,361
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, 09:41 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 254,361
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, 09:21 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,982
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, 09:40 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,982
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, 08:37 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,982
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. ...
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