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The Beginners Ask James Collier Thread

Beginners - Welcome to MuscleTalk!
 
If you have questions or need help with your diet and training, ask me in this thread.  Other experienced members are welcome to chip in with their comments too!
 
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Re: The Beginners Ask James Collier Thread 2015/07/24 20:17:05 (permalink)
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Hi James,
 
i'm following your Weight Training 0-12 Months Stepping Stones
and i'm also using your Hipacc book as a rough guide and so far i lost 11Kg and 5%bf in 10 weeks, i went from 121kg and 31%bf to 110kg and 26.4bf.
however i'm now finding it quite easy to do the full workout and a 45min steady run afterwards.
i'm following the exact guidelines as you said : 50% of my 1 rep max.
so my question is: should i add one more day in the gym or do i lift heavier than the 50% 1 rep max ?
 
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Re: The Beginners Ask James Collier Thread 2015/07/28 16:04:20 (permalink)
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anyone ?
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Re: The Beginners Ask James Collier Thread 2015/07/28 16:15:06 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby dunga 2015/07/28 17:28:08
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Hi - the Stepping Stones article is by Micky McKay not me, but I know it.  How about moving onto Stepping Stones Part 2 ?
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Re: The Beginners Ask James Collier Thread 2015/07/28 17:29:31 (permalink)
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Hi James and thanks for your time.
i have actually moved onto Stepping Stones Part 2 and i'm really enjoying it as its more challenging.
so do i keep doing my cardio after the workouts or do you advise me to just have cardio on my rest days ?
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Re: The Beginners Ask James Collier Thread 2015/07/29 19:55:07 (permalink)
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How much fat do you want to lose, or are you looking to maintain?
 
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Re: The Beginners Ask James Collier Thread 2015/07/29 20:21:39 (permalink)
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Hi James,
 
i'm following your Weight Training 0-12 Months Stepping Stones
and i'm also using your Hipacc book as a rough guide and so far i lost 11Kg and 5%bf in 10 weeks, i went from 121kg and 31%bf to 110kg and 26.4bf.
however i'm now finding it quite easy to do the full workout and a 45min steady run afterwards.
i'm following the exact guidelines as you said : 50% of my 1 rep max.
so my question is: should i add one more day in the gym or do i lift heavier than the 50% 1 rep max ?
 
Regards
 
 


How tall are you mate?
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Re: The Beginners Ask James Collier Thread 2015/07/29 20:50:43 (permalink)
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5.11 or 180cm
 
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Re: The Beginners Ask James Collier Thread 2015/07/29 20:56:52 (permalink)
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i'm looking to get down to under 20bf before new the year and probably maintain afterwards.
 
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Re: The Beginners Ask James Collier Thread 2015/08/03 08:40:34 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby Blub2abs 2015/10/17 12:16:10
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Why not do longer sessions on rest days, and just 15 mins at the end of a weights session?
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Re: The Beginners Ask James Collier Thread 2015/08/03 11:53:05 (permalink)
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i will do that, Thx James.
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Re: The Beginners Ask James Collier Thread 2015/10/17 11:13:24 (permalink)
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I have a question James,
im just starting out *again* now kids are getting a little older and I may find some time!
im happy with my workout and actualy food diet but just got a little question on creatine, I would like to use it and have some in the post from myprotein however I completely understand all the work comes from me and the diet but as someone that just started again do you think im using creatine straight away or leaving it while I will easily make strength gains for a few weeks and then maybe start using it when I start to plateau or just jump straight in with it?

hope that makes sense!

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Re: The Beginners Ask James Collier Thread 2015/10/17 12:41:58 (permalink)
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Creatine is useful; so why not start using it stright away? Just load on it with 10g per day for a week, then maintain on 5g per day
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Re: The Beginners Ask James Collier Thread 2015/10/18 07:08:36 (permalink)
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thank you will do!

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Re: The Beginners Ask James Collier Thread 2015/10/24 11:20:27 (permalink)
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Hi James
 
Struggling to word this coherently, when on a cut can muscle definition i.e. due to fat, water loss etc give the illusion of muscle gain?
 
My lifts have pretty much stayed the same before cutting apart from bench which i've lost about 5KG on. Infact I am working harder whilst cutting.
 
Is that a good indication muscle loss is of a minimum?
 
I haven't altered my diet too much and thrown in approx 3 cardio sessions a week, 2 of which are sprints one steady state.

Could I be at a point where my body is changing composition and making any slight muscle gains, ive been at this for the last 3/4 months now. 
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Re: The Beginners Ask James Collier Thread 2015/10/24 19:54:12 (permalink)
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Hi James
 
Struggling to word this coherently, when on a cut can muscle definition i.e. due to fat, water loss etc give the illusion of muscle gain?

Yes, definitely. Although, you won't really appreciate water loss unless you're at a v low body fat

My lifts have pretty much stayed the same before cutting apart from bench which i've lost about 5KG on. Infact I am working harder whilst cutting.

Is that a good indication muscle loss is of a minimum?

It's an indicator, but really you should be able to tell this my looking

I haven't altered my diet too much and thrown in approx 3 cardio sessions a week, 2 of which are sprints one steady state.

Could I be at a point where my body is changing composition and making any slight muscle gains, ive been at this for the last 3/4 months now.

Yes, as long as the net is an energy surplus, you could be gaining muscle; indeed, if you're doing things right, you should be gaining albeit slowly.
 




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Re: The Beginners Ask James Collier Thread 2015/10/25 22:40:20 (permalink)
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Thanks James
 
Following on from that then in terms of the surplus. As I haven't altered the diet much and my weight/cardio sessions are pretty much consistent what then happens (or can happen to the body)?
 
In the sense at some point if cals and work rate remain the same then fat loss or muscle growth cannot occur?
 
 
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Re: The Beginners Ask James Collier Thread 2015/10/27 09:31:51 (permalink)
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If you're not in diurnal calorie surplus, then if there's a stimulus through weight training, then you will metabolise stores to supply energy to gain muscle.
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Re: The Beginners Ask James Collier Thread 2015/10/27 09:41:44 (permalink)
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If you're not in diurnal calorie surplus, then if there's a stimulus through weight training, then you will metabolise stores to supply energy to gain muscle.




thanks
interesting do you have any links to more detailed articles on this or explain that in a bit more detail/laymans terms please
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Re: The Beginners Ask James Collier Thread 2015/10/27 10:44:40 (permalink)
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Sorry, Robert.  I'm a little confused as to what you're wanting more specific info on.  Please let me know and I'll try to elaborate.
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