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Forum: Supplements 08-13-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By AlphaBettor
Whey Protein that isn't overly sweet

I'm looking for a whey protein powder. However, the ones I've tried have had a couple issues.

The first, as the title alludes to, is that most whey protein products are artificially sweetened. I...
Forum: Articles on the Main Site 07-26-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,350
Posted By AlphaBettor
To be clear, I am not arguing against weight...

To be clear, I am not arguing against weight increases over time. I know this must be done. What I'm saying is that there are other forms of progression that will also be effective, that will lead...
Forum: Articles on the Main Site 07-26-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,350
Posted By AlphaBettor
I read all of the first two parts and skimmed...

I read all of the first two parts and skimmed through the third. I'll read the third one more thoroughly.

I think you are underestimating the amount of progress built into my (fairly conservative)...
Forum: Articles on the Main Site 07-25-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,350
Posted By AlphaBettor
This is a good series that has brought some...

This is a good series that has brought some sanity back to the discussion.

If I had one nitpick it's that I'd say it's progression that is the key. Adding weight to the bar might be the...
Forum: General training questions 06-26-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,501
Posted By AlphaBettor
Yes Keep in mind the limitations of ROI though. ...

Yes

Keep in mind the limitations of ROI though. So to use an example, 1-5 sets per week are going to give a certain amount of growth. Going to 6-10 sets per week will give a certain amount of...
Forum: General training questions 06-26-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,501
Posted By AlphaBettor
As far as 'effective reps' or 'stimulating reps'...

As far as 'effective reps' or 'stimulating reps' or whatever you want to call them, I think there's more going on there than just total number. That 5th rep from failure is stimulating to a degree,...
Forum: General training questions 06-03-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,501
Posted By AlphaBettor
I could have been more clear. What I meant is...

I could have been more clear. What I meant is that the exercise selection wasn't that bad when designing a full body workout. The lower body stuff is too quad-y, but doing something like chest...
Forum: General training questions 05-31-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 280,655
Posted By AlphaBettor
I just probably wouldn't do something like this. ...

I just probably wouldn't do something like this. I don't think you can do chest specialization properly after 8-9 sets of squatting. That is like a Texas Method Volume day with a bunch of extra...
Forum: General training questions 05-31-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,501
Posted By AlphaBettor
I would like to see some of these studies done...

I would like to see some of these studies done with more comprehensive programs and done for longer periods of time.

For example in Brad's paper, the subjects used chest press, shoulder press, lat...
Forum: General training questions 05-20-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By AlphaBettor
Can you post a link to that? I'm curious what...

Can you post a link to that? I'm curious what that says although I wouldn't consider delts to be a small muscle group in the first place. If you're just looking at one head e.g. rear delts, yeah,...
Forum: General training questions 05-20-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By AlphaBettor
My goodness, I didn't realize how much of a novel...

My goodness, I didn't realize how much of a novel I had typed up. Interesting reply though.

Agree with you on calves. I actually have a suspicion that the work the calves receive on a day to day...
Forum: General training questions 05-20-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 280,655
Posted By AlphaBettor
For 3x/week specialization, something like Mon:...

For 3x/week specialization, something like

Mon: Specialization bodyparts
Wednesday: Maintenance
Friday: Specialization bodyparts

That's every week, not rotating. You might be able to move a touch...
Forum: General training questions 05-15-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By AlphaBettor
Different Frequencies for Different Muscle Groups

There used to be an old bodybuilding idea, that seems to have fallen out of favor, that certain muscle groups can and probably should be trained more often than others. The idea here is that they...
Forum: General training questions 05-10-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,501
Posted By AlphaBettor
additional warning: I've only (so far) read the...

additional warning: I've only (so far) read the abstract.

Training each muscle group only once a week is a *major* flaw if trying to assess the results of weekly volume at 10 sets and especially...
Forum: General diet questions 04-26-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,515
Posted By AlphaBettor
Caffeine is one of the easier substances to taper...

Caffeine is one of the easier substances to taper off of and the body rapidly adapts to new levels (within days).

Just reduce the amount and/or strength of your caffeinated beverages every day until...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion 02-16-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By AlphaBettor
I can't say I get too worried about what people...

I can't say I get too worried about what people think about my food choices.

Though as a general rule, I'd say that I'd rather go the 'traditional' healthy route of fruits, veggies, proteins etc....
Forum: General diet questions 02-11-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,119
Posted By AlphaBettor
This isn't really much like RFL. 4 days a week...

This isn't really much like RFL. 4 days a week at maintenance, 4 day/week upper/lower, 2 additional days of HIIT. Meh. I don't like the structure and think it's too much work given the 3...
Forum: General training questions 02-11-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 627
Posted By AlphaBettor
You don't really want to hold your breath per se....

You don't really want to hold your breath per se. You can do the valsalva maneuver during the hard part of the lift, which is usually a good idea on the heavier compounds.

As far as feeling a bit...
Forum: General training questions 02-11-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By AlphaBettor
I prefer the recumbent bike myself. Most of my...

I prefer the recumbent bike myself. Most of my cardio is done post-workout and I use different modalities depending on what I feel like... recumbent bike, cross trainer, and so on.

This is done...
Forum: General training questions 02-11-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By AlphaBettor
I prefer the recumbent bike myself. Most of my...

I prefer the recumbent bike myself. Most of my cardio is done post-workout and I use different modalities depending on what I feel like... recumbent bike, cross trainer, and so on.

This is done...
Forum: General training questions 02-05-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 638
Posted By AlphaBettor
Leg extensions

Leg extensions
Forum: General training questions 01-15-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By AlphaBettor
Personally, I'd avoid this sort of minimalist...

Personally, I'd avoid this sort of minimalist approach in the first place. Call it a combination of boredom, muscular imbalances, and joints being grinded down in a certain groove with no exercise...
Forum: General training questions 01-09-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By AlphaBettor
You're going to destroy yourself with 2 hours of...

You're going to destroy yourself with 2 hours of daily running unless you're already in very good shape. And judging by how many runners get injured, probably even if you're already in very good...
Forum: General training questions 12-27-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By AlphaBettor
- Most people base their advice on what works for...

- Most people base their advice on what works for themselves. And it is true that a short guy is usually going to have a different experience in the gym that a tall guy. It manifests itself in many...
Forum: General training questions 11-30-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By AlphaBettor
Your pecs aren't going to turn into moobs in a...

Your pecs aren't going to turn into moobs in a direct/literal sense, though I understand what you're saying.

If anything, maybe try to emphasize incline variants more than flat/decline. Then try to...
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