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Forum: General training questions 02-15-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By alcahuetej
Oh, yeah I don't either. I was just trying to...

Oh, yeah I don't either. I was just trying to describe at what point I'm not feeling pain during the movement.

That could be it, "elbows flared" anything is bad for my shoulders. The Hammer...
Forum: General training questions 02-15-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By alcahuetej
I always enjoyed doing them in the past, and felt...

I always enjoyed doing them in the past, and felt my shoulder development has been lacking in the last few years since omitting them.

I've personally felt all of my chest/back work has hit the...
Forum: General training questions 02-15-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By alcahuetej
Arnold Press vs. Regular Seated DB Press

I've started getting some pain behind my right shoulder during Hammer Shoulder Presses, so I tried out Arnold Presses and these didn't bother me.

I then tried regular seated DB presses, and still...
Forum: General training questions 02-08-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By alcahuetej
I just noticed you said it was during spin...

I just noticed you said it was during spin class.

If you're gripping anything, like the handlebars, that can throw wrist based optical heart rate monitors off.

They also suck at intervals.

If...
Forum: General training questions 02-07-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By alcahuetej
What activity tracker are you using?

What activity tracker are you using?
Forum: General diet questions 02-07-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 740
Posted By alcahuetej
Try bumping up your calories to 2600. That...

Try bumping up your calories to 2600. That should do it. 😉
Forum: General diet questions 02-06-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 740
Posted By alcahuetej
Yes, consistency is what's important. Just like...

Yes, consistency is what's important. Just like when you're tracking your food intake. You're likely very inaccurate with tracking food, but as long as you do it the same way everytime, it'll work....
Forum: General diet questions 02-05-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 740
Posted By alcahuetej
Buy any of the myriad of activity trackers out...

Buy any of the myriad of activity trackers out there and use that to figure out your maintenance.

Preferably one with a heart rate monitor to track your calories while exercising.

They're not...
Forum: General training questions 01-28-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By alcahuetej
This all makes sense to me, and I've always...

This all makes sense to me, and I've always included a small amount of ab work in my programs.

But in Eric Helm's book his programs don't include ab work because they felt the abs get worked enough...
Forum: General training questions 01-22-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,409
Posted By alcahuetej
Regardless, if back extensions are hurting my...

Regardless, if back extensions are hurting my knees, then I may have to choose something else. Unless I'm doing something wrong.

I tried single leg RDLs today with light weight and those actually...
Forum: General training questions 01-21-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,409
Posted By alcahuetej
So, I tried out the back extensions today. It...

So, I tried out the back extensions today. It was great for the lower back, but I didn't feel it much in the glutes/hamstrings. I had the pad low enough, right around the crotch.

I was also...
Forum: General diet questions 01-20-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,820
Posted By alcahuetej
Oh God yes. I adored every meal because I was so...

Oh God yes. I adored every meal because I was so hungry all the time.

I also passed up many social events (not every single one) because I could really only afford one cheat meal per week (and...
Forum: General diet questions 01-19-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,820
Posted By alcahuetej
I've said this before on this forum, I spent...

I've said this before on this forum, I spent about 2 years sub 10%-ish, and my hormones eventually crashed. I put on about 10 - 15 pounds, and everything was normal again.

I wasn't on a starvation...
Forum: General training questions 01-17-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,409
Posted By alcahuetej
I think it helps things hum along nicely, by...

I think it helps things hum along nicely, by giving your body a small break each week, similar to UD2.

As a side note, I've noticed in the past few months, that after holidays/events (social...
Forum: General training questions 01-17-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,409
Posted By alcahuetej
Do you do these with a flat back at the bottom or...

Do you do these with a flat back at the bottom or rounded to work the lower back isometrically vs. dynamically?
Forum: General training questions 01-17-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,409
Posted By alcahuetej
This volume is higher than I've ever done,...

This volume is higher than I've ever done, probably stupid on a cut, but whatever. I know myself well enough to know when I'm burned out, so if it doesn't work, I'll tweak it and drop some volume....
Forum: General training questions 01-17-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,409
Posted By alcahuetej
Well, I started it during a week of maintenance,...

Well, I started it during a week of maintenance, because as I was cutting I was continuously going to failure and getting burnt out (feeling an injury coming on), despite deloads as well. I figured...
Forum: General training questions 01-17-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,409
Posted By alcahuetej
Wouldn't that have me training legs three...

Wouldn't that have me training legs three times/week?

Current set-up is...

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Monday Day 1 - Lower

Exercise Sets Reps
Forum: General training questions 01-16-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,409
Posted By alcahuetej
I would just drop them, but I can't deadlift. So...

I would just drop them, but I can't deadlift. So I want something that works my abs, traps, mid back, erectors...etc., and I'd rather not do four separate exercises. I also like rack pulls, I did...
Forum: General training questions 01-16-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,409
Posted By alcahuetej
I have leg curls on one day already. I would...

I have leg curls on one day already. I would just drop it hip hinges, but I kind of need a lot of work, as I suck at the hip hinge movement in general. And all those muscles get worked plenty...
Forum: General training questions 01-16-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,409
Posted By alcahuetej
Interesting, as I was doing those before I...

Interesting, as I was doing those before I switched to this routine. Only holding a dumbbells on my chest.

The pad positioned high or low? As in, high enough up in that it doesn't hit the...
Forum: General training questions 01-16-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,409
Posted By alcahuetej
Been running this for a few weeks now. I like...

Been running this for a few weeks now. I like it, except for my lower back is getting torched.

Day 1 Lower has Squats and Rack Pulls, originally it was because I do day 1 Lower on Monday, and Day...
Forum: General diet questions 01-13-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 811
Posted By alcahuetej
You're really defensive about tea. Did you get...

You're really defensive about tea. Did you get horribly burned by hot coffee as a child?


http://www.thewhistlingkettle.com/info/index.php/blog/post/pu-erh-benefits

Reduces Stress and Helps with...
Forum: General diet questions 01-13-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 811
Posted By alcahuetej
Sounds like a lot of work. Coffee or caffeine...

Sounds like a lot of work. Coffee or caffeine pills sound way easier.
Forum: General diet questions 01-12-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 811
Posted By alcahuetej
Which tea(s) is that?

Which tea(s) is that?
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