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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    If you want to gain strength with MINIMAL size increase, you must train at near max weight 90% and up.
    Now, the fact that you want to gain in size on your upper body, means that you will have to increase your calorie intake, the only way to get bigger is to get bigger, and that means eating more, the bad part is that extra weigh will also go to your legs, but cheer up, on the bright side, if you work your legs with max or close to max, and keep the reps under 5 and more like 3, you will get stronger with minimal size gains.
    Stick with squats and calf raises and do them only once a week.

  2. #12

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    To the best of my knowledge, training as I outlined in my last post is the best way to train your legs for strength and/or endurance while minimizing hypertrophy.

  3. #13

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    ronin69,

    That wasn't meant in reference to your post - I posted before I saw yours. I was responding to Lights Out's last post.

  4. #14

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    PS Are my posts coming out okay? If they're coming out with strange symbols or letters then I might have an encoding problem here.

  5. #15
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Train to jump and/or plyometrics.

    Do sets of 50 jumping lunges and jumping squats. When that is too easy, get into box jumps and sprints.
    Your legs won't get much bigger, but it will make you a killa.

    The fact of the matter is legs have the largest strongest muscles, therefore working the legs potentially produces the most hormone for growth.

    If you want to grow your chest, squat. It may not make sense to you now, but it is truth.
    If a `religion' is defined to be a system of ideas that contains unprovable statements, then Godel taught us that mathematics is not only a religion, it is the only religion that can prove itself to be one. -- John Barrow

    Talk to TBK's boyfriend:


  6. #16

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Lights out - before you start your training .....
    download the free article at Crossfit .

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I will, Iīve got still 2 months before I start to train in gaining weight. Iīve still got to design my routine, so much to read, so much decisions to make... boy, itīs hard to plan your training agenda.

    Thanks everyone for the advices.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Also, I would like to hear your thooughts on the stairmaster, what purpose do it serve?Is it good for the cardio? I donīt wanna neglet it neither.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Unless you competitively climb stairs, useless.

  10. #20

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    L.O. Forget the Stairmaster. It doesn't ramp up fast enough to do anarobic Tabata Intervals. (and if you don't know what I'm talking about you haven't read "What is Fittness".
    Forget about areobic training for martial arts! What you want is anarobic . And if you want to use a machine for that ( you don't HAVE to use a machine) you must have a machine that can instantly go from your 10 second ative rest to your 20 second all out sprint -dump-puke. The 2 machines that I use are a rower and an elipical runner ("Crosstrainer' is the brand name I think)

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