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2007/06/13 16:41:05 (permalink)

Stale training

Hi, Ive been training since january, weights and cardio, but ive got to the point where things are not improving. Im 6.0' and just under 13 stone. I cant seem to shake the last bit of fat around my waist i.e love handles! I lost quite a bit of weight a couple of years ago and everyone thinks I look fine but I would love the stereotypical mens health cover type body! Ive been traing pretty hard and my diet is better than ever, I drink minimal, stay away from junk food and exercise regularly. I just dont get it, I should be noticing some change by now shouldnt I? I know that muscle building muscle takes a long time and Im determined not to quit, but Id like to see some improvement. any advice would be great, thanks
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    RE: Stale training 2007/06/13 17:02:43 (permalink)
    My guesses as to what's wrong:
    -Your training isn't as good as you think it is (post up your routine)
    -You could be eating maintenance calories; even though you're eating healthy/not drinking a lot, you could be eating a lot of healthy food (post your diet in the Diet section if you want someone to go over it with you). You're eating is probably enough to keep the weight off you lost a couple years ago, but not adequate for getting to your goal physique
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    RE: Stale training 2007/06/13 17:49:29 (permalink)
    Ok heres my workout routine.

    Monday 1) wide grip bent over row 10 - 15 reps
    2) Dumb bell bench press 10 - 15 reps
    3) Dumb bell bent over row 10 - 15 reps
    4) Elevated push ups 20 - 30 reps
    5) Dumbell lying triceps extension 10 - 15 reps
    6) Dumbell bench incline curl 8 - 10 reps
    This routine I do in a superset form and I do 3 sets

    Tuesday I do cardio which cosists of 15 mins skipping, cycle around 2.5 miles, incline running which is probably about a mile then finally cycle back which is again 2.5 miles

    Wednesday Id probably rest maybe i shouldnt im not sure?

    Thursday 1) Barbell curl 10 - 15 reps
    2) dumbell shoulder press 10 - 15 reps
    3) push ups 20 - 30 reps
    4) Plank ( 45 seconds , then 60 then 90)
    5) dumbell woodchop ( 20 reps 10 on each side
    6) reverse crunches (10 - 15 reps)
    This routine I do in a superset form and I do 3 sets

    Friday 1) Front squat/ push press (10 - 15 reps)
    2) crunches 20 reps
    3) sitting bicep curl (10 - 15 reps)
    4) swiss ball side raise 20 reps 10 on each side
    5) swiss ball jackknife (10 - 15 reps)
    This is done in 3 sets
    Saturday is cardio again same as tues

    Sunday is another rest day.

    I mix this setup around from one week to the next hoping that my body wont get comfortable with it, but clearly it has! So what do you think? What am I doing wrong?
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    RE: Stale training 2007/06/13 22:02:36 (permalink)
    Are those all 1 working set?

    To be completley honest with you, I'm not a fan. For 1, it looks very disorganized; neither day is full body, or seperated by bodypart. It doesn't seem like there's any reason to your rhyme.
    The reps look way too high IMO. I'd be more apt (IMHO of course) to go with a rep range around 5-10 (maybe stay 8 and under for a little while, to really change it up from what you've been doing).
    You need to do more for legs. 1 leg exercise, vs. 17 upper body exercises - too disproportionate.




    Are you looking to do full body workouts? What kind of equipment do you have access to?
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    RE: Stale training 2007/06/13 23:21:43 (permalink)
    You're doing too much and directly hitting the same muscles on more than one day per week. There's no need for push ups and you do biceps on every lifting day.

    As aforementioned, it's really disorganized.

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    RE: Stale training 2007/06/14 11:12:58 (permalink)
    Plus if you started in Jan, you have probably maxed out your honeymoon period, whereby just looking at a gym is sufficient to lose weight and gain some muscle. Even poor routines (which I think yours is) will be effective for a few months to someone who has just started training. Now its time to start training correctly. Look at TT's newbie threads for all the advice you need.
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    RE: Stale training 2007/06/14 15:49:56 (permalink)
    Ok will do. I was trying to stay away from leg work because have a bad knee and it really flares up when doing say lunges for example. I was kind of expecting to hear what you guys said about the disorginization of it all, I really know it is and im looking foward to getting things corrected. It really does show just because your working out doesnt mean your gonna get big!! As for the equipment I have access to, its pretty limited I guess, I have a weight bench dumbells and barbell and thats pretty much it. Id like to go back to the gym I was at but I cant afford it!! Thanks for all your help and il take a look at some more orginized routines!
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    RE: Stale training 2007/06/14 16:32:32 (permalink)
    I appreciate what you say about your knee, but you really need to work around it. If you train your upper body and neglect your legs you will look stupid - guaranteed. There are guys at my gym who have all done themselves a nasty joint injury at some point. They just have to be careful and find the best exercises for size and strength whilst minimizing risk to damaged joints. I have to be really careful of my left shoulder but it doesn't stop me training them.
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    RE: Stale training 2007/06/14 17:19:06 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: BackInBlack

    Ok will do. I was trying to stay away from leg work because have a bad knee and it really flares up when doing say lunges for example. I was kind of expecting to hear what you guys said about the disorginization of it all, I really know it is and im looking foward to getting things corrected. It really does show just because your working out doesnt mean your gonna get big!! As for the equipment I have access to, its pretty limited I guess, I have a weight bench dumbells and barbell and thats pretty much it. Id like to go back to the gym I was at but I cant afford it!! Thanks for all your help and il take a look at some more orginized routines!

    That's more the enough equipment bro.

    What's the knee injury? Depending what it is, you may be able to get away with squatting w/ correct form without aggrevating it (sitting back a lot, to the point where your shins are perpindicular to the ground). You deffinatly don't want to injure yourself further thoguh.
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