Posted On:2/19/2014 2:29pm
Style: stick,Taiji, mountainbike
You only have 4 weeks here. So don't get too crazy with what you want to get out of it. Keep it simple. Compound exercises and lots of food. If you are a hard gainer, then just eat anything you can get your hands on. Don't worry about it. Try to keep sugar to the minimum, but I wouldn't worry too much about it. Putting in more calories than you are expending is the key. On top of that, protien. Done. Mass gainer is fine, just know that you are throwing calories into your diet. If you are having trouble getting them in, then that is an acceptable route to take.
Stick with squats, they will pay off. Bench and pullups are also a must. Have fun!
Combatives training log.
Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D
Pavel Tsatsouline: kettlebell workouts give you “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”.
Posted On:2/21/2014 4:58pm
Style: Does exercise count?
Some quick thoughts:
You're not going to gain 10lbs of muscle in a month. You might not gain 10lbs of muscle in a year if you're already reasonably well trained. ~1 - 1.5lbs of muscle every 2 weeks or so is far more realistic for most men.
If size and weight gain are your principle goals and you've already trained a more powerlifting style and have a decent strength base, then it makes sense to either add some high(er) rep "isolation" and "assistance" exercises after your main lifts or do a block of training like a bodybuilder in some way. I defer on specific understanding of hypertrophy to Dr. Brad Schoenfled: http://img2.timg.co.il/forums/1_158907702.pdf
I will second Lyle McDonald's information as well. The generic bulking routine or variations thereof is very solid for the vast majority of people who want to gain size: http://www.jcdfitness.com/2009/01/ly...lking-routine/
MADE OF STEEL!
Posted On:2/24/2014 4:20pm
Style: Kung Fu Swordfighting
Alright! Week one update!
I weighed in post-workout today at 169 lbs, which is officially the most I have ever weighed. Foolishly, I did not weigh myself after my first workout of the program last week, but I had previously been floating around 163-165.
I'm back on the GOMAD diet and then some, having packed away a solid gallon and a half of Vitamin D on Saturday. Also a new record. I occasionally have trouble force-feeding myself, but force-drinking seems to be a lot easier. Disgusting fact: it's easier to drink vast quantities of liquids that are room temperature, which means I've been chugging warm milk all week long. Yum.
I'm making steady gains on my compound lifts, notably squats, the weight on which went up 45 lbs in the first week. I seem to have gotten my groove back with squatting technique, and find them less abhorrent then when I started. Guess I just had to shake the rust off.
I feel fan-fucking-tastic. Doubling up on the weights in the morning and the MMA in the evening is not slowing me down, and my energy level is high.
I look fan-fucking-tastic. I mean, my hair is a multicolored mess from a failed attempt to go back to platinum, and my face is a multicolored mess from getting the living **** punched out of it on Thursday at sparring night. But everything else, totally fucking gorgeous. And besides, I'm getting the hair taken care of tomorrow, and the bruises just add character.
Stay metal. \m/
The fool thinks himself immortal,
If he hold back from battle;
But old age will grant him no truce,
Even if spears spare him.
United States Marine.
Posted On:2/25/2014 2:12am
Style: MCMAP, BJJ
Make sure you're drinking plenty of water.
PROOF that I'm not a completely useless poster:
Originally Posted by Cy Q. Faunce
3moose1 is correct. Sig THAT, you fucker.
Originally Posted by sochin101
I went out with a delightful young woman who was on a regimen of pills that made her taste of burned onions.
That is not conducive to passionate cunnilingus, my friend, let me assure you.
Originally Posted by HappyOldGuy
I agree with moosey
Posted On:2/25/2014 2:39am
One of the other side effects of the GOMAD diet is constantly peeing like a race horse.
Don't worry, I'm getting more than enough water.
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