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James training question

Hi James,read your post in the arm thread in the general forum,pretty sure you said before you about 5'9 in height so your sporting some impressive size arms.

Could you post what a typical arm workout looks like,any tips tricks for us with stubborn arms,cheers.
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    RE: James training question 2006/07/18 13:38:39 (permalink)
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    RE: James training question 2006/07/21 12:04:56 (permalink)
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    Sorry I only come into the training forums once per week - best to post a Q and email me the link

    My bicep wprkouts are very simple:
    2-3 sets of heavy standing EZ bar curls (after 2-3 warm ups)
    3 sets of heavy controlled preacher curls on preacher machine
    2 sets of seated concentration curls

    Or if I train at home I only have dumbells so it's standing dumbells with supernation followed by concentration curls

    Triceps are varied. Once every 3 weeks I do heavy lying skulls 2-3 sets
    then standing pushdowns 3-4 sets
    then rope pushdowns 2-3 sets

    Tips - train properly and don't cheat until the last couple of reps. Squeeze and feel each movement and enjoy it!

    Arms are about 18.5 currently and a bit smaller, but I am fairly lean and cross stiations are in my tris
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    RE: James training question 2006/07/21 12:22:43 (permalink)
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    Thanks,what sort of rep range are you using and how hard do you push the sets,do you go to failure,forced reps ect.

    Have you always included pushdowns and concentration curls?
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    RE: James training question 2006/07/28 15:17:31 (permalink)
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    I generally do lower rep ranges - certainly no more than 10 and on a really heavy day maybe just 4 on one set. I really push the set all out negative failure eg through forced reps, cheat reps, spots, rest-pause

    Always inc pushdowns, but concs have come and gone over the years

    remember we are talking 17 years of training here!
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    RE: James training question 2006/07/28 16:44:25 (permalink)
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    Cheers james,do you follow the same approach for the rest of the body,forced reps ect.?
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    RE: James training question 2006/07/29 23:33:48 (permalink)
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    Pretty much I guess - though not every workout, and probably more so for bis, as these principles are easier to do on them
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    RE: James training question 2006/08/07 21:32:33 (permalink)
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    You seem to be training the way most imagine bbs to train,balls to the wall and your getting the results ,yet the general view in the training forums is that you should train hard but no need to go to failure,poundage progression is the main rule preached.

    Would you say that training intensity is more important than simply trying to up the poundages from workout to workout as far as bb goes?
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    RE: James training question 2006/08/07 21:41:08 (permalink)
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    Good question Trebor, note I have a number of large stresses in my life ATM (which should be gone in 3-4 months!) and these are limiting my gains.

    But yes I am a personal advocator of 'balls to the wall' training. It's impossible to train like it every workout, but I train hard, intense and aggressing 1-2 times per week, other days I train hard and thorough but more 'just through the motions' - really on how I feel.

    I'm not saying it's for everyone - but I am by nature a wet fart, so I need to be agressive to fuel myself. You've gotta keep it hardcore! Short shapr workouts - sometimes, I'm in, f*cked, and out in 25 mins - and I knwo I've trained.

    Trust me, I know the secret to this game - it took my 15+ years to find it - it's just my personal life which is limiting me currently (and a few injuries)!!
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    RE: James training question 2006/08/07 22:54:31 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: James

    .......Or if I train at home I only have dumbells so it's standing dumbells with supernation followed by concentration curls

    ........



    With what?? I can't say I've heard that term before.


    Interesting to hear your views on training, thanks for sharing.


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    post edited by GTM - 2006/08/07 22:55:00

    Just because one can't understand a concept, doesn't mean that it is wrong.
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    RE: James training question 2006/08/08 00:40:26 (permalink)
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    With what?? I can't say I've heard that term before


    posh term for palms facing upwards ie: no twist

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    RE: James training question 2006/08/08 11:09:42 (permalink)
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    A very newbie question this but what is a forced rep and rest-pause?
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    RE: James training question 2006/08/08 11:38:27 (permalink)
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    rest pause is where you stop for a few secs in between reps, take a few good breaths and bang out the next rep. It enables you to lift that little bit more. IMO it also is an opportunity to really concentrate on your form for every rep. I personally use rep pause on most big compounds and on some isolation stuff too.

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    RE: James training question 2006/08/08 11:39:12 (permalink)
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    a forced rep is when somebody helps you finish the movement,and a rest pause is exactly as it sounds (a slight pause between reps)
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    RE: James training question 2006/08/08 11:39:48 (permalink)
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    sorry cliff beat me to it
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    RE: James training question 2006/08/08 13:02:39 (permalink)
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    Thanks for the replies. I have been using rest-pause, usually when trying to bang out that last rep, but have always thought it was a cheat. Glad to see it is an acceptable form of training.
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    RE: James training question 2006/08/08 21:18:57 (permalink)
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    James no your a busy bloke but if you get the chance could you post what a typical weeks workouts look like exercises,sets,reps,rest periods.

    Ive always pretty much stuck to heavy basic compounds,straight sets longish rest periods and gone for basic poundage progression,its worked well up to now but ive pretty much platued for the last 6 months,so any advice would be appreciated.
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    RE: James training question 2006/08/09 19:39:43 (permalink)
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    would be interested in seeing a few pics if you have time too james, have always wondered what your like
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    RE: James training question 2006/08/11 13:31:44 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: GTM

    ORIGINAL: James

    .......Or if I train at home I only have dumbells so it's standing dumbells with supernation followed by concentration curls

    ........


    With what?? I can't say I've heard that term before.

    Like the USA - Super Nation......! Shall I get my coat?

    It is when you rotate out wrists during the movement so palms rotato on the full wrist-turn
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    RE: James training question 2006/08/11 13:33:03 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Ronin316

    A very newbie question this but what is a forced rep and rest-pause?

    You might find this interesting
    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/article-training-past-failure.asp
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