Posted On:8/31/2004 10:55am
Style: Shi Ja Quan
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.
Posted On:8/31/2004 10:58am
Style: Gattsu Poozu Ryu
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.
Posted On:8/31/2004 11:01am
That wasn't meant in reference to your post - I posted before I saw yours. I was responding to Lights Out's last post.
Posted On:8/31/2004 11:09am
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.
Ready are you? What know you of ready?
Posted On:8/31/2004 12:06pm
Style: EBMAS WT(& Prenatal Yoga)
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.
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Posted On:8/31/2004 1:52pm
Lights out - before you start your training .....
download the free article at Crossfit .
Posted On:8/31/2004 7:18pm
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.
Posted On:9/01/2004 4:07am
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.
Posted On:9/02/2004 11:52am
Style: Fabio Santos BJJ
Unless you competitively climb stairs, useless.
Posted On:9/02/2004 4:12pm
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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