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Unread 03-31-2018, 01:28 AM
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Just moved. New company has a pretty nice gym and it is free and more importantly, constantly close to empty. Two squat racks and in three visits haven't seen anyone else use either.

Problem is the leg curl machine just doesn't work for me. Assuming I am doing back squat, RDL, leg press I am thinking I probably find a way to brace my feet for a Nordic leg curl? There is this glute kickback machine thing I have never seen before as an option. I also have a normal adjustable cable tower. Any thoughts? Any good option I am missing (good morning, sldl)?
Cable pull throughs? Although that's another hip hinge rather than a curl.
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Ghr or nordic curls good they knee flexion
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You can do Doggcrapp’s favorite of a leg press with heels very high on the machine to target hams. I can’t find a picture online but the DC video had an exercise I picked up that was done on a 45 degree back extension machine. You keep your back straight and only move at the knees. Sort of like a poor mans’s GHR for those of us that don’t have one at our gyms.

And why do most gyms ride the leg curl suck train? The gym I train at is perfect aside from the fact it only has a fairly crappy seated leg curl.
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My gym has a seated leg curl machine that puts the bracing pad below the knee, and as you curl, the (nonadjustable) pad drives into your lower leg. It's one of the dumbest designs I've ever seen, possibly second only to the leg press next to it that has a concave sled. I don't even know how these got past alpha testing (heh.)

Luckily my gym does have a halfway decent lying leg curl, so I use that. It's a pretty common scenario. You can debate the merits of seated vs lying leg curls but sometimes it just comes down to what your gym has and what is usable.

If the answer to that is 'none' then you make do with nordic curls or GHR or modify leg press/lunge variations or do extra hip hinges or..
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Do body parts which are being trained at maintenance need to be de-loaded at the end of the cycle?
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The calf training routine written in the "Training the Calves" article is slightly different than what is written in the original GBR. Should I train the way written in the article or is that specialization only for if one doesn't get good results with the original routine?
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The calf training routine written in the "Training the Calves" article is slightly different than what is written in the original GBR. Should I train the way written in the article or is that specialization only for if one doesn't get good results with the original routine?
Do whichever you prefer, they both adhere to the same principles. I'll switch between the two rep schemes from time to time.
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I am new to the forum. I have been training for a number of years but just started using the generic bulking routine for about 9-10 months I really like the results and it fits my schedule very well. Just wondering if someone could give me their insight into the difference between varying rep ranges within each training day ( generic bulking routine) vs changing the rep range each training day ( heavy/light days) both of course using an upper lower split template?
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Default The generic bulking routine

I have looked all around the Internet as well as on this forum and I have not been able to find the answer to a question I have. Is there any advantages or disadvantages to varying rep ranges from workout to workout (heavy/ light days) vs varying rep ranges within the same workout (generic bulking routine) ?
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What tempo should one use for the 6-8 rep back extension?
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