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Forum: General training questions 10-16-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,506
Posted By Magumi
Rennaissance Periodization did a great job of...

Rennaissance Periodization did a great job of sumarizing hypertrophy landmarks recently; these included minimum volumes required to maintain a muscle size, split by body part. From memory, for...
Forum: General training questions 10-04-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,966
Posted By Magumi
Exactly. Not everyone trains just for...

Exactly. Not everyone trains just for hypertrophy. For more complex movements, and for Olympic lifting in particular, you need to train more frequently.

I think that many people overestimate how...
Forum: General training questions 08-14-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,412
Posted By Magumi
If hypertrophy is your goal, I would stick to the...

If hypertrophy is your goal, I would stick to the 6 to 12 rep range, sets of 4 reps are excellent for general strength, but it is difficult to balance recovery/volume requirements of hypertrophy when...
Forum: General training questions 07-10-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,357
Posted By Magumi
No one really cares about lift numbers out there...

No one really cares about lift numbers out there in the normal world, unless you are competing, and there is no impressing people on the internet any more, with all the world-class athletes posting...
Forum: General training questions 05-03-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,702
Posted By Magumi
Good answer. :D Personally, I prefer the...

Good answer. :D

Personally, I prefer the inconspicuous look. Looking like a prototypical meathead is not cool; being strong and fit and healthy is.
Forum: General training questions 05-03-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,702
Posted By Magumi
I believe that you can look like you lift while...

I believe that you can look like you lift while staying at around 10% as a natural - it's all about choosing clothes that fit well enough. :) But even if you are genetically gifted, it's not a...
Forum: General training questions 05-03-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,216
Posted By Magumi
I'd say that it depends. :) Sometimes, you may...

I'd say that it depends. :) Sometimes, you may need to stick to the plan for months on end to reach the point from which you may start progressing beyond your previous best; sometimes you may even...
Forum: General training questions 03-30-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,408
Posted By Magumi
She's not on gear, she cannot gain five more...

She's not on gear, she cannot gain five more kilos of muscle at a whim to be able to compete against girls that are 15 kilos heavier than her in the offseason. And accusing an athlete of her caliber...
Forum: General training questions 03-30-2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,408
Posted By Magumi
That's what I think too, but you know what...

That's what I think too, but you know what professional athletes are like - they always want more from their bodies, always pushing and testing how far they can go and than trying to go even farther....
Forum: General training questions 03-30-2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,408
Posted By Magumi
Fighting in UFC is a challenge enough. She wants...

Fighting in UFC is a challenge enough. She wants to win.
Forum: General training questions 03-29-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,408
Posted By Magumi
I think that her idea is to get rid of a moderate...

I think that her idea is to get rid of a moderate amount of muscle, while retaining as much strength as possible and gaining more favorable lactate threshold for those 5-minute rounds, while still...
Forum: General training questions 03-29-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,408
Posted By Magumi
I asked that too and got the response that she...

I asked that too and got the response that she does not wish to compete against girls who are much heavier in the offseason, then drop the weight shortly before and then come in much heavier for the...
Forum: General training questions 03-29-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,408
Posted By Magumi
She does all that, as far as possible given her...

She does all that, as far as possible given her training load, needs and recovery capacity (which is quite incredible). But she cannot go too far in the deficit, and she cannot add more cardio to the...
Forum: General training questions 03-29-2017, 05:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,408
Posted By Magumi
Getting rid of excessive muscle

This is a rather atypical situation, but I have a friend, who wants to get rid of excessive muscle mass and does not appear to be able to do so.

She is a lifetime drug-free athlete in her early...
Forum: General training questions 03-23-2017, 01:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,630
Posted By Magumi
I discussed this topic recently with my...

I discussed this topic recently with my weighlifting coach, who himself started weight training when he was nine years old. He said that they used to spend most of their time doing general athletic...
Forum: General training questions 02-06-2017, 04:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,477
Posted By Magumi
When I deload, I cut down the overal volume...

When I deload, I cut down the overal volume (number of sets) to about one third of my usual, but I keep the intensity (the weight) and the number of reps per set the same. And I limit my deload to...
Forum: General training questions 11-14-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,280
Posted By Magumi
Single-digit body fat percentage. :))) Sorry for...

Single-digit body fat percentage. :))) Sorry for the confusion. The PR's at the start of the cut were 2xbw front squat and 2.75xbw deadlift. :)
Forum: General training questions 11-13-2016, 02:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,280
Posted By Magumi
During the initial stage of a weight loss, it is...

During the initial stage of a weight loss, it is not uncommon to keep your strength or even gain some more. For example, in the first six weeks of my current cut, my strength went up and I broke some...
Forum: General diet questions 10-20-2016, 02:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,196
Posted By Magumi
You may be interested in this podcast, where they...

You may be interested in this podcast, where they discuss the post-contest recovery in more detail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxUNX8ESibA
Forum: General training questions 10-19-2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,570
Posted By Magumi
My two cents, for all they're worth :) Your high...

My two cents, for all they're worth :)

Your high bar squat is OK; since you appear to have very long legs, you may want to try taking a wider stance with your feet and pushing your knees more out;...
Forum: General diet questions 09-29-2016, 02:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 708
Posted By Magumi
Refeed - when?

I have a question about when to start incorportating refeeds in my diet.

First the background.

I am a male in early fourties, I have been weighlifting for five years. I spent the last 15 to 16...
Forum: General training questions 09-14-2016, 02:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,616
Posted By Magumi
If you have not lifted for a while, I would start...

If you have not lifted for a while, I would start by evaluating your mobility and muscle balance limitations, and spend some time refreshing the technique for basic barbell exercises.

Training full...
Forum: General diet questions 08-25-2016, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,210
Posted By Magumi
Yes, you have to bulk and cut. It is a balancing...

Yes, you have to bulk and cut. It is a balancing game between gaining as much as muscle mass as you can, while staying as lean as possible without losing your strength. And as far as I can tell, it...
Forum: General training questions 08-25-2016, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By Magumi
You can do various kinds of upper back extension...

You can do various kinds of upper back extension exercises (such as this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIdoCs4OSEc), but unless you have very good control over your body and good mobility, I...
Forum: General training questions 07-28-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By Magumi
It's all right. You are tight enough, the bar...

It's all right. You are tight enough, the bar goes straight down, you are stable on you feet...One thing I noticed is that you stick you neck quite a bit forward like a turtle, but that might be a...
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