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This should be a sticky!
« on: December 13, 2010, 07:47:11 AM »
No matter what your body comp goal is the road to accomplishment is paved first and foremost with the NEED to add MORE muscle! Especially for women!
 http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/who_wants_to_be_a_novice_you_do

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Re: This should be a sticky!
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, 03:14:14 PM »
The guy in the link suggests one of the 7 exercises to be chins. What if you're a chick and either don't have the ability or equipment to do chins.

What's an alternative to chins?
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Re: This should be a sticky!
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010, 05:47:49 PM »
The guy in the link suggests one of the 7 exercises to be chins. What if you're a chick and either don't have the ability or equipment to do chins.

What's an alternative to chins?
Band or partner assisted chins or inverted rows

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Re: This should be a sticky!
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2010, 05:54:35 PM »
The guy in the link suggests one of the 7 exercises to be chins. What if you're a chick and either don't have the ability or equipment to do chins.

What's an alternative to chins?
Band or partner assisted chins or inverted rows

Band? 
No partner  :(
Inverted rows I can do.


I have quite a lot of equipment, but I have to train alone unless I go to the gym.

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Re: This should be a sticky!
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2010, 06:37:38 PM »
wlfdg, how big can someone conceivably get if they were to do this all natural paleo. Are 20 inch biceps possible natural? What is the human limit?

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Re: This should be a sticky!
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2010, 06:40:09 PM »
Band? 
http://www.ehow.com/video_2351694_doing-assist-pull-up-exercise.html



Mmmm.... I like the band idea......I could do that.....but isn't that a Crossfit guy doing the demo?...Wlfdg....shame on you  ;)

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Re: This should be a sticky!
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2010, 06:51:12 PM »
wlfdg, how big can someone conceivably get if they were to do this all natural paleo. Are 20 inch biceps possible natural? What is the human limit?
Only genetic freaks can develop 20" arms, lean and drug free. 
That said you can get acceptably large on a solid 5x5 program. Look at Reg Park.

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Re: This should be a sticky!
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2010, 07:08:50 PM »
here's my own experience and problem with the plan. It is not feasible to go up in weight every single workout. It just isn't possible, some days you can do more than others. I've had workouts where I do more one week, and the next week I can't lift the same amount. To go up every week is not possible. Also, I already abide to these 6 exercises except I do snatch, dip, and rows as well. Are those 3 not needed?
« Last Edit: December 13, 2010, 07:10:46 PM by Woopy »

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Re: This should be a sticky!
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2010, 01:33:49 AM »
here's my own experience and problem with the plan. It is not feasible to go up in weight every single workout.

How far along are you?  The article was written specifically about people who are starting with nothing or next to nothing.

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Re: This should be a sticky!
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2010, 07:15:33 AM »
here's my own experience and problem with the plan. It is not feasible to go up in weight every single workout. It just isn't possible, some days you can do more than others. I've had workouts where I do more one week, and the next week I can't lift the same amount. To go up every week is not possible. Also, I already abide to these 6 exercises except I do snatch, dip, and rows as well. Are those 3 not needed?
No, it isn't always possible to add weight to the bar. That's the goal though.
IMO - the only movement needed is the power clean and push press.  I certainly prefer to have those movements in my programming.

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Re: This should be a sticky!
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2010, 10:39:47 AM »
I think a more reasonable goal is to either: a) increase the weight or b) increase the reps every session

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Re: This should be a sticky!
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2010, 10:44:02 AM »
I think a more reasonable goal is to either: a) increase the weight or b) increase the reps every session
At least try to.

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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2010, 01:46:36 PM »
Also this program is 3x5, not 5x5. I have noticed my last 2 sets on 5x5 are much weaker than the first 3.

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Re: This should be a sticky!
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2010, 04:20:19 PM »
Good article! for a good while an old training partner would go to the trouble of bringing his own smaller then standard size weight plates to the gym.