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Workout Programs / New Rules of Lifting for Life
« on: June 02, 2012, 06:44:26 PM »
Howdy All, I know I don't post much anymore. I had to stop by and share what I believe to be the answer to a great deal of the strength training and metabolic conditioning questions you may have.
The book is called New Rules of Lifting for Life
http://www.thenewrulesoflifting.com/nrol-for-life

This book covers everything! Unlike a lot of other books out there it actually teaches how to intelligently design training programs, for the rest of your life really.
Want to gain muscle? You should regardless of who you are. The book explains the how's and why's of lean mass gain.
Want to lean out? It's in there! Intelligently!
It even speaks positively of the Paleo Diet.


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Exercises / Managing calluses
« on: April 25, 2011, 09:24:35 AM »
or How to correctly grip a bar for pulling movements
http://startingstrength.com/index.php/site/platform_managing_calluses

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Exercises / Power circuits
« on: April 04, 2011, 04:47:59 PM »

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Diet and nutrition / Explosive Nutrition article
« on: April 01, 2011, 09:19:19 AM »
Fat alone won't get it done if you have athletic goals. Carbs are necessary for performance.
http://articles.elitefts.com/articles/training-articles/explosive-nutrition-part-i/

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Miscellaneous / Reality of the much coveted "Men's Health" physique
« on: March 30, 2011, 08:07:52 AM »
Those guys are a WHOLE lot bigger than most think!
http://www.t-nation.com/strength-training-topics/601


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Warped Physique Reality
by Christian Thibaudeau - 03/30/2011

"I don't want to get too big. I only want to look like those Men's Health models"
Chris Shugart and I were discussing this, this morning. The thing is that most guys would be lucky to be that big! And it's not a put down.
You see, put the average Men's Health model in your gym and he is likely to be among the biggest and most muscular guy there... if not THE most muscular.
The average model is roughly 6'1" 205-210 with 5% body fat.. those who are shorter are probably 5'10" and 195 with 5%. This is a lot of muscle!
To give you an idea, I'm in Colorado doing some filming and I brought my friend Stephane with me. Stephane is a great coach who works with me. Right now he is 240 on 6'2" with abs. To put it mildly you really notice him when he walks around.
When he competed recently he was 203 at 4-5%. He has gained some size since then, but in the same condition he would be 210-212lbs on stage... and that is a guy who was at his biggest at 255lbs and 12% body fat this year. That is a lot of size.
"That means that he lost some muscle then... at 255 he would have a lean body mass of 225... so he should be 230 on stage... right?"
Wrong... lean body mass is not only muscle... it's also water. And from experience for every 2lbs of fat you lose, you also lose 1lbs of water (there is water in body fat). Going from 250-255 with 12% body fat down to contest shape level would put him at 217lbs not counting the final drying out process. Right now he would be roughly 212lbs on stage, so not much (if any) muscle loss.

People have a warped physique reality.

1. Because of all the pro body builders they see in the magazine, when they see Men's Health type of physique, which is basically a toned down version of bodybuilders, they see them as small... they are anything but!

2. People underestimate how much weight they would lose to get in true contest shape (cover models are darn near that level). I often say that once you start to see decent abs definition, you have 20lbs to lose to get in contest shape.

Not always true, but fairly accurate in most cases.
That's why someone who is 220 on 5'9" and 15% body fat thinks that models are small. He think that he would only need to lose 15lbs to get to the same degree of leanness. "These guys are 190-195 when they are 5'9" he thinks... "So I'm much bigger than they are because I would be 10lbs heavier if I were that lean".
In reality if he were the same degree of leanness he would probably be 180, and that is if he didn't lose any size. Trust me I've seen it happen on many competitive guys.
Really this livespill doesn't have much to do with anything and wont give you any tips... but I hope that it can give you some perspective on things and will help you objectively evaluate your physique.


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Workout Programs / Great interview
« on: March 23, 2011, 10:01:06 AM »

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Exercises / Want Paleo exercise?
« on: January 31, 2011, 07:21:59 AM »
Calling calisthenics Paleo is laughable. Cavemen doing sets of chins or pushups? burpees?  :-\  ::)

This on the other hand I would call Paleo. If there is such a thing?   ???
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/the_secret_of_loaded_carries

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