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2005/07/29 19:59:41 (permalink)
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Progress stalling - how about this?

Bear with me on this - any positive comments would be really welcome.....cheers.

New Year's resolution was to give weight-training a crack for a year (have done it before but very off and on). I've been making gains for the first half of the year but have hit a plateau - partly my fault as I've only averaged a session once every 7-10 days for the last 5 weeks or so (crap I know), and my diet is just OK although I am taking a basic whey, vit B complex, vit C and Cod Liver Oil.

My plan to kick start things for the rest of the year is:
Supplements:
1. start taking Cyclone as my before/after training shake (I substituted a more basic whey when my first lot of Cyclone ran out + I'm convinced its not as good). I think my body is missing the glutamine/HMB.
2. load up with creatine (I DO react to this)
3. start taking L-arginine

Training:
1. Do 2 workouts a week religiously with the following exercises, in order, that work best for me.
a) Dumbell Press, WideGrip Chins, CloseGrip Pulldown, Dumbell Curl, Tricep Pushdown and then Upright/Bent row if time
b) Dumbell Curl, Dumbell Press, CloseGrip Pulldown, Side Lateral Raises immediately followed by Shoulder Press, Tri pushdown
Emphasis is on dumbell curling because my biceps seem to have stopped growing despite it being an isolation exercise.
2. Start training my abs twice a week on separate days to the above, which I hate doing but must start

...oh and get more sleep and eat 6 smallish meals a day with a rough protein to carb ratio of 1:2 !!


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    PAGAN
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    RE: Progress stalling - how about this? 2005/07/29 20:06:36 (permalink)
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    I doubt your body is really missing HMB or glutamine mate, just get a decent whey powder. try to train 3 times a week if poss and dont worry about training abs , I never do them and I'm pretty sure I have developed some under this fat from stabalising (sp) my body during other lifts.
    What ever you do mate dont give up ! Good luck

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    RE: Progress stalling - how about this? 2005/07/30 23:05:58 (permalink)
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    So you are going to train twice a week and not touch the legs?
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    RE: Progress stalling - how about this? 2005/07/31 01:01:06 (permalink)
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    DaveH...I haven't done weights for my legs for years. My legs aren't skinny - lots of rowing and cycling have given them some basic shape. I know what you are saying though - I know I ought to do squats. Partly I think its because a) I don't have a training partner to spot me and b) I find them bloody difficult!
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    RE: Progress stalling - how about this? 2005/07/31 13:07:29 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: MrG

    My plan to kick start things for the rest of the year is:
    Supplements:
    1. start taking Cyclone as my before/after training shake (I substituted a more basic whey when my first lot of Cyclone ran out + I'm convinced its not as good). I think my body is missing the glutamine/HMB. Personally I'd ditch the cyclone for Reflex Instant Whey/Mass
    2. load up with creatine (I DO react to this)
    3. start taking L-arginine

    Training:
    1. Do 2 workouts a week religiously with the following exercises, in order, that work best for me. 2's a good number
    a) Dumbell Press, WideGrip Chins, CloseGrip Pulldown, Dumbell Curl, Tricep Pushdown and then Upright/Bent row if time
    b) Dumbell Curl, Dumbell Press, CloseGrip Pulldown, Side Lateral Raises immediately followed by Shoulder Press, Tri pushdown
    Emphasis is on dumbell curling because my biceps seem to have stopped growing despite it being an isolation exercise. Not too fond of your routine buddy. I'd suggest 1:Squats, bench/dips, shrugs,Chins 2:Deadlift, Rows, DB Press, Curls
    2. Start training my abs twice a week on separate days to the above, which I hate doing but must start

    ...oh and get more sleep and eat 6 smallish meals a day with a rough protein to carb ratio of 1:2 !!

    Personally, I'd say keep the iso movements to a minimum



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