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Plateus Hambo 15 1 yearSOLARSUPLEX (8314): Ahh my boy gas. Always back at it with the YouTube videos.
Not losing weight on 1800cals Krav 21 2 yearsFiremanSi (42205): @darklight79 Obviously not cause they still have 17g of fibre and understated total cals listed on their packets.
Training platue? IamRiot 11 2 yearsIamRiot (1): Also ive been kind of focussing on hyperthropy alot the weight has been lowered alot and the reps are now 10-15 would it be important to add some strength training again?
What in the world am I doing wrong? forgottenpass 25 2 yearsjja0016 (829): You are definitely counting your macros wrong in some way if you aren't losing at 2200 calories at 25% bodyfat and 190 lbs as you say.. I notice you said you don't count oil. Olive oil is one of the most calorie dense foods of all. Literally a tiny tablespoon is 130 calories at 14 grams of fat. That's why all the italians are fat, they just pour that shit on like nothing. Also, daily sodium and water play a decent roll in the numbers shown...
Cutting Diet help needed Colossus 13 2 yearsBeastmode1607 (88): Play with macros, more protein and fats less carbs
Tips to get over stalls slowurroll 4 2 yearsTrenNorton (34): Make sure diet and rest is in check and do resets when you stall on lifts so you can break past plateaus. Stick with the program for as long as you can and you will make great gains.
Cutting plateau - pics provided robinxchrom 2 2 yearsrobinxchrom (22): bump, advice much appreciated if possible since I'm adjusting macros for tomorrow! :)
Weight loss plateau.. SnackIt 26 3 yearsEat2Trainn247 (2557): @SnackIt your thought process is a logical one; however, our metabolism is NOT static, rather it is dynamic. Simply put, it is ever changing. When we spend long periods of time with a low calorie intake, it adapts to that level; thus making it even harder to continue losing weight. There comes a certain point where our body starts to get really uncomfortable at X%BF and it will fight harder and harder to stay at a natural set point it feels it...
cutting question OHPloser 3 3 yearsOHPloser (4): Nope I used the search bar and there was a far easier option :/ After reading decided 25g carbs is the first drop cheers for that.
Bodyweight stalled. How to add calories? ajm87 Jump to first page31Jump to last page 3 yearsBeans (4204): This thread could have ended after the first answer.
Last bit of fat? SnackIt Jump to first page36Jump to last page 3 yearsSnackIt (76): Pounds* think i got around 3-5 pounds left.
Need help breaking a plateu stuck anteis99 14 3 yearsTrev182 (14986): No need. Shouldnt have much effect as your in a deficit. 4calories in a g or protein and 4 calories in a g of carbs. Dont over complicate it. Eat the same macros/calories everyday.
I MUST be doing something wrong Highdeas 29 3 yearsHighdeas (1635): I'm new here but have learned a lot the last few weeks, I believe what he is referring to is this Cutting: Caloric deficit. (-100 to -500 cals from your maintenance. The goal is to lose .5-1 pounds per week To minimize muscle loss during a cut you'll want to go into a deficit slowly -. That was posted in frostshocks sticky, you lost 32 lbs in 16 weeks = 2 lbs a week, as I have learned I the hard way myself before coming to this site, you lose...
Weight-loss/Fat-Loss Plateau red66mustang 11 3 yearsBeans (4204): Gotcha. I'm by no means an expert when it comes to dieting, but if I were you, I would slowly increase cals every week until you get up to maintenance, and maybe a little over. See how your weight reacts. If you are confident you are at maintenance, or even gain a little weight, slowly drop back down again, and implement refeed days right away. This usually works for me. Hopefully someone else might have some input also, as I don't really...
Intermediate program Nickbook 7 3 yearsFosta41 (79): I couldn't recommend Wendler' 5-3-1 BBB template highly enough. It'll help get your big lift numbers up and you'll also be covered on the hypertrophy side of things too.
so what happens now? Sedlo18 4 3 yearsmpalk92 (22): When plateauing it is great to radically change your workout and exercises, thats what I did and it helped me a great deal and a lot of people I know who have also tried it :)
Lifts stalling and bad training sessions TheBB 6 3 yearsTheBB (1): cool thanks dude
IM ABOUT TO LOSE IT Sedlo18 16 3 yearsMMB (3616): I personnaly drop to +/- 50% of my TM which stands for "training max" cause I'm actually following 5/3/1 by Jim Wendler and his program is made like this.
5X5 is still kicking my ass Sedlo18 11 3 years_RudeCrew (15100): Open thread to view post.
Strength progression/Muscle gain QUESTION alexgetsstrong 6 4 yearseknight (57205): @alexgetsstrong then don't pre-exhaust. Problem solved. Regarding your question, lean body mass is not the only, or necessarily the best, indicator of strength, and likewise, strength isn't an indicator of a bodybuilding physique. It's far too complicated to just look at someone and say, "he must be strong." You wouldn't look at someone and say, "he must be smart." Unless it was me. -3X
i dont think i build muscle golagola Jump to first page58Jump to last page 4 yearsgolagola (307): @Elminister hh yhe my dream will come true
Stuck for too long on my 5x5 bench Sedlo18 17 4 yearsSedlo18 (25): @SOLARSUPLEX if everything keeps going the way it has been ill be about 175 when i wanted to start my cut, how much more should i bulk up to in you opinion?
2 plate bench! TyrannosaurusFlex Jump to first page54Jump to last page 4 yearsteewhat (1972): http://forum.simplyshredded.com/cached/5676becfd6e0b85f36df03e6a597b863.jpg where the weathers hot but our slappers are hotter
Adding calories when you aren't gaining ajm87 10 4 yearsajm87 (409): about 140-141 lbs. now im gonna add 25g carbs this week after 2 weeks of not gaining
No progress CyberSRS 20 4 yearsjonrivs49 (3001): @CyberSRS.. If your after strength, You eat eat eat.. and try to challenge yourself. add extra weight on your lifts once a week, even if its only 5lbs. If your setting your mind that you can only lift those numbers you will be stuck there. challenge yourself and add extra weight. have someone, a friend or a spotter right next to you so will not think of being stuck and afraid to lift more weight than you use to lift.
225 benching advice CT_CALVES 13 4 yearsCT_CALVES (19): great - thanks
workout depression? frankula 22 4 yearskickinchicken (8527): @Hiiibbbb He said it's just been the last few weeks though. So it sounds like things were OK prior to that. Maybe @frankula, you just to switch up your routine a bit. Do something new. Or even just find something totally different to do for a week, like indoor rock climbing, or workout with a buddy who does a totally different routine. You just might need some type of active recovery for a while. Hiking, calisthenics, something. Just...
Am I doing something wrong or are my results hummerpaskaa 5 4 yearsjmill (100): Water, bones, organs etc
Need some advice gian10890 19 4 yearsFiremanSi (42205): @gian10890 I don't train abs and i can see them all. U know why ?? Cause i'm cutting and i track my macro's with IIFYM, and i'm in a caloric deficit. They won't magically appear because u start doing more situps. My BMI is fine, my lean mass index has increased as my fat has decreased. You DEFINATELY don't do enough training for your back. Lack of volume.
Getting passed this Stage Nicholas612 21 4 yearsigg (2626): his "base" is that he's black. Demblackgenetics
Growing muscles one9ooh6 Jump to first page59Jump to last page 4 yearsone9ooh6 (109): I started @jja0016 @NorIda recording Macros today...doesn't seem so difficult. The bar code scanning technology makes it easy...the only thing i am concerned about is when i cook meals with spices and stuff. Yall got cha boy pretty excited.
Lose of appetite eingold 8 4 yearseingold (1291): @fLx_ yeh need to dirtier it up a bit think to many complex carbs
Why I make no gains optima 13 4 yearsoptima (1): Thanks man I will Definetly keep at it and see where Im at later in the year
Training issues BlondeSnake 4 4 yearsmikew (11265): This is okay for supplemental/complimentary lifts but not for compounds. Keep reps on your compounds low. Look at the 5/3/1 program which keeps rep range low but still adds in some variety from week to week. Your split has Squats and DLs on the same day. This makes it difficult to put up great lifts in both exercises. I would do Military Presses and Squats on the same day and give DLs their own day. For your grip on DLs - use straps when...
Anavar HELP davorn34 18 4 yearsJDominiqueS (190): Do you even diet bro ? No srs dude, you don't need your shitty anavar if you don't know shit about dieting..
stalled on stronglift, what to do?? Devil82 10 4 yearsNorIda (46699): @Devil82 yes. Lighter weight, at a faster speed. Work on technique and explosive movements.
Any IBS sufferers? ajm87 4 4 yearsskel1977 (109): Every time i enter the gym i poop due to pre wod
Keeping diary + bicep strength Zeezilla 15 4 yearsAustralianOak (1504): Here is the others if you wanna read : DORIAN YATES' BACK ROUTINE (1986-1992) EXERCISE SETS REPS Close-grip pulldowns 2* 10, 8 1x8-10 Weighted chins 1* 10, 8 1x6-8 Barbell or dumbbell rows 1* 10, 8 1x8-10 Seated pulley rows 1* 10, 8 1x8-10 Shrugs 1* 10, 8 1x8-10 Hyperextensions 2-3 12-15 ------------------------------- SHOULDERS It's great that you have the enthusiasm to want to train with such intensity, but I'm not sure that six months of...
Dumbbell Press Help Iwanttobebig 6 4 yearsBaiTu (3096): You're 16. 3 weeks is nothing and a jump from 17.5 kilograms to 20 kilograms is relatively big. Be patient. Don't get discouraged. Keep working out. Also, if you can, drink more milk.
contimplating steroids gains coming so hard. bullet Jump to first page57Jump to last page 4 yearsRand (4291): I took jelets advice and went to some roid forms... if you ever need a self confidence boost go to them and read some logs... there are soooo many (like the majority) dudes on juice that look horrible and are pumped when their bench hits 225. then their are some that are massive. most people should train a long time IMO 6+ years before they even thing about juicing.
no muscle gain :( golagol 20 4 yearsbrian12 (9495): LOOOOOLLLL
ek need help ys1337 5 4 yearsys1337 (22): thanks man!
Not gaining on 2675 cals @ 145 lbs.... ripeanus 12 4 yearskickinchicken (8527): @ripeanus I think I ate about 2600 cal for breakfast last Sunday. Lol.
Cutting - Stalled for 3-4 days seratobeats Jump to first page34Jump to last page 4 yearseknight (57205): Not enough reps can be given here. Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you SHOULD or that it's optimal. Keto diets effectively make you use protein in the most inefficient way possible, create issues with mood and memory (substantiated in the clinical literature), and can create immune system issues. And what's worse, they offer no benefit to their low calorie, moderate carb counterparts. Ironic, IMO, that OP is defending keto after...
Squat Struggle varunj17 Jump to first page34Jump to last page 4 yearsvarunj17 (498): anyone here tried PHD4??
Advice please WindyCityBulls1 10 4 yearseknight (57205): Perhaps not all, but enough of them are raw (for example almost all the meats, unless you specifically search for "grilled chicken breast," not just "chicken breast" ) that double checking and weighing is advisable. -3X
no gains ever _RudeCrew 8 4 years_RudeCrew (15100): IM gonna also try pulling sumo again. With my height its hard for me to get low enough conventional.
What to do now?! (Cutting help) nastybeast 16 4 yearsFiremanSi (42205): ^^Agreed somepeople forget to count butter & condiments and milk and that kinda thing !! I'd have a re-feed day, then start adding cardio once a week... cals are low enough i think.
Little bit of advice needed fLx_ 8 4 yearsfLx_ (865): pics will be posted soon, gotta borrow a good camera from somebody first, only have a nonworking cam on my phone!
Attempted mass gain... Little gain adwb87 18 4 yearsIrishGymSheep (10554): http://i.imgur.com/0F9eXNX.gif
Expert advice needed: cutting the final lbs Kmcgahee 4 4 yearsKmcgahee (1): Thanks for the input guys. I'll check out your YouTube videos and see. I agree that I haven't tracked my calories well enough. I think I may be trying to go too low and I'm just setting myself up for failure.
bulk advice/help needed! novitec 15 4 yearsRamses (223): ... i smell science... bro science
Cutting Regiment- please critique! nym86 15 4 yearsnym86 (1): Yeah. I work really long hours, so I make all my chicken/tilapia lunch meals on Sunday then freeze them. More than the lack of variety was the way-too-low cals that were draining me.
The Scale!! Omartinez17 5 5 yearseknight (57205): Unless you need to be at a specific weight for a weight class structured event, I agree that it's a meaningless number. What it reads is far less important than how you look and feel. -3X
No Progress and My Head Hurts LogicalEdward 5 5 yearsSwoleAnimal (5971): We don't want to see a list of the foods you ate. We want kcals and macronutrient numbers. If you don't have those you should start there.
Weight doesn't decrease at all kospel 11 5 yearskospel (199): Yeh, and on the contrary my squat-strength has got any better than before cutting-diet :D Getting mad soon.. I just can't believe that I must cut macros lower than this to get ripped for I know many people of my size that get in much more calories and still being so ripped. I also workout very hard and do wicked compound movements in every workout. Alcohol neither clubbing aren't a big problem for me so I don't know what the hell to do :s...
Weak Points AarronStenner 16 5 yearsKOKOROKO (559): My chest is "pirates of the Caribbean" = sunken chest poor me T_T
New approach salvati5 11 5 yearssalvati5 (25): I don't want to be skinny. I'm not a chick. Just looking for a change. I need to do something completely different for a little while, just was wondering your thoughts. I'm not saying this is my 3 month plan. Just for the next month.
I'm hitting a brick wall?? Mattaust 2 5 yearsNJA82 (154): I would sit down and re calculate your 2400 calories per day and make sure it is actually 2400 calories per day you are consuming. What does your breakdown of a typical 2400 calorie day look like diet/meal wise? Maybe drop the calories down to 2200 and see if it makes a difference over a couple of weeks? although 2400 at your weight should see you still losing fairly consistenly. Keep motivated man, dont lose focus you have come so far already...
Any thoughts on this? In4gainZ 4 5 yearsmikew (11265): I also do floor presses and lots of tri work and lots of lat work. I guess the key is to become more conscious of sticking points and then find comp/supp exercises to fix them.
How to bust this plateau? SirShredalot 22 5 yearspandasashi (3856): ^thats because they also work their arms.....lol?
Thoughts on high rep week? ehukai 9 5 yearsNorIda (46699): Yup. Over reaching, and actualizing those gains.
IF ISNT WORKING ANYMORE? lift4life 21 5 yearstamere01 (7126): On a refeed day does it matter what type of carbs are consumed e.g simple sugars or complex carbs? And would it be a good idea for the other days of the week to lower cals by 50 each day so on average your consuming the same cals your supose too? And FINAL question. can refeed day be on a rest day? Or is it better to have it on a hard workout day
Completely confused and frustrated Ravenfraust 4 5 yearsRavenfraust (7): Skinny fat Syndrome is basically I'm skinny all around with man tits and a huge gut. It's the sole reason for me not being able to accomplish anything. I always wanted to look good and about counting cals, I like to do it as it educated me for future. As for total body recomposition, how long should that be for? And how is body recomposition going to help me? @Baitu - My bench press is on the olympic bar with 10kgs total weight added. I think...
Stuck on my bench press Jezza_91 12 5 yearsMassthetics (364): @Jezza_91 listen to pandasashi and do some strength training like low reps n stuff like that
Weight loss has slowed down Ravenfraust 21 5 yearsJelet (2190): Learn to count properly, thats proboably ur mistake. Eat real food with real nutrtion labels. and dont drop the carbs. Yea u will lose weight but thats just water from low carbs. Once u bulk back up, u will gain everything back. Yep. 10lb in a week gain even with just 200 calorie surplus once u raise the carbs. U mad? Keep the carbs medium- high. Even when cutting.
finally busted the plateau Rand 2 5 yearsRand (4291): http://ca38f2f64c092db1d9fc-186abfcfb693e2b32af73ed969b61012.r66.cf1.rackcdn.com/02ef51acf5e350d3e709c9ccea37c17b.jpg here is a progress pic, I know I am a fatty but meh, I am still bulking. weight 205 height 6'
PLEASE HELP!!!! eingold 7 5 yearseingold (1291): yeh will do forgot to add my diet does consistof 2 servings of fruit and vegies a day and i do monitor my sodium levels aswell. thanks for all the help guys will keep you posted
cutting stephan_22 7 5 yearsThewasp (67): Calories need adjustment
What do you guys think? (Experienced BBers) Adiaz10x 19 5 yearsThor (5028): Haha, good man. If I get the time later, I might make an actual graph, that takes account of the rate of muscle growth shown in the studies comparing twice weekly v single weekly as well as predicted muscle gains under ideal conditions, over a 5 year period or something.
Help me beat my deadlift cardinal 9 5 yearsBaiTu (3096): I just started doing good mornings so I'm sticking relatively light on the weight. But I read this in a recent article on t-nation by Jim Wendler --- http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/6_mistakes_i_made_so_you_dont_have_to When I first began doing good mornings, I used them as an assistance movement and kept them fairly light, working between 135-225 pounds. The results were outstanding. This is mostly due to my...
Perspective - overhead press plateau BaiTu 1 5 yearsBaiTu (3096): Lately I've been doing the Wendler 5-3-1 plan and it's definitely good for slow, steady progress. yet, the past few months my max on the Overhead Press has been stuck at 70 kilograms. (That's a little more than 154 pounds.) I've been saying gains in reps and the amount I can lift but as far as maxing out, I just can't get up anything more than 70 kilograms. Then today I realized that when I started going to my gym in June of 2011, I...
Plateau cra2yrussian 26 5 yearscra2yrussian (46): No problem with strength, just size, and my arms are really struggling to get into proportion. Probably need to superset arms more?
how can you get the best of your workout? tarotale 2 5 yearsmikew (11265): Proper sleep and keeping stress levels low are keys for me.
MAKE MORE GAINS!! ashvinmuthumala 2 5 yearsigg (2626): eat more. simple.
Help with cutting, cant workout whats wrong NJA82 4 5 yearsNJA82 (154): Cheers guys, well im pretty certain the calories im taking in are calculated to a tee as i weigh my meals and portion control everything, pretty much eat the same stuff everyday as well ( boring as hell after this long cutting ). It just seems strange that up until around 3 weeks ago it was consistently coming off at 1-1.2lb`s a week, i would have thought if anything it would have slowed down to maybe 200-300g a week if i got closer to...
need help with diet clone2473 12 5 yearsclone2473 (4): Ok so ill keep tracking my food to post later on and try and increase protein and lower carb, fat intake.
Leveling off Zlohmeier 2 5 yearsSRorhrbac0808 (47098): Jack up your carbs for 1 day and go back to normal carbs after that day.
been stuck for 7 months weight Arkwright 5 5 yearsrhondagraymond (7): Try a weight loss diet program that is low on carbs (to prevent putting on fat) and high on proteins (to maintain your muscle mass). Try to include protein-rich foods into your diet such as chicken, fish, eggs, lean meat, with fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink a lot of water.
Calves and Forearms Adiaz10x 7 5 yearsAdiaz10x (25): Thanks all those tips seemed helpful, some I have tried others I haven't so lets see if I can make a change on these two annoying muscle groups
Stuck with my cut.. craig 4 5 yearsalexmuller (5452): I went the diet route. I hate doing cardio so much, I did my normal 35-45min cardio everyday and when my weight stayed the same I dropped my carbs by 20-30g at the end of the week. But thats just me.
Busting plateaus with liver BaiTu 1 5 yearsBaiTu (3096): I did a search yesterday on "overhead press" and "sticking points" and I found this post that had 12 ways to smash through sticking points. http://www.triedandtruefitness.com/12-ways-to-smash-through-sticking-points/ One way was through "mega-dose liver tablets." But it seemed like the website was also selling "mega-dose liver tablets." As for me, I have no desire to buy liver tablets, but...
deloading/taking breaks Popeye25 4 5 yearsPopeye25 (1692): im back 2morrow. been off like 5 r 6 days so i think im good. might deload every 7 r 8 weeks . matt ogus did that on his prep
Plateau, same weiht but getting more defined WARHORSE 9 5 yearsWARHORSE (148): The good news is I'm definately getting stronger. Taking my bicep dumbell curls from 25 to 30# next time at gym along w shoulder raises & shrugs.
stubborn calves wont grow!!! spyderboys 7 5 yearsBrettDaniels (313): http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/the_answer_for_massive_calves 100 reps, every day, 2 sec up/2 sec hold/2 sec down. Challenge initiated
Just need a little bit of help Dza 10 5 yearseknight (57205): Yes in this sense, because it's not overtraining. -EK
Confusion Iwanttobebig 8 5 yearseknight (57205): LOL if this was easy, everyone would look good. You don't make gains in the gym- you make them in the 23 hours you're AWAY from the gym, and that means eating correctly and recovering enough. Counting calories is part of that. -EK
How long till dream physique? Mark3693 5 5 yearsstahmz (253): I'm thinking it'll take between one to two years to get to my dream physique, which is around the 175-180lb/79-82kg range. I'm a 400m runner and I don't plan on getting huge. I just want to add on some more muscle and then cut hard. And I'm at 150lb/68kg right now, so it's possible.
bulk and maintain body fat? RkyN 2 5 yearsdrakula (85): theres no reason you should be hitting a 'brick wall'. up your cals and eat clean simple
cutting plateau chestme4321 3 5 yearschestme4321 (55): Cheers mate. I'll give this a go over the next few months. I forgot to mention that this cut has been long and slow (9 months) and I have been manipulating carbohydrates for about 6
breaking plateau simplymuscle 9 5 yearssimplymuscle (22): @eknight Ya i think ur right I havent done that so i guess i need to rejust to my current weight let me try it out might work out
Plateauing Gains - SQUATS BossasaursRex 5 5 yearsChristf (2910): Stretch them out and then strengthen them through exercise. If you google "hip flexor stretching" it should put you on the right track
Lagging bodypart discussion IrishGymSheep 16 5 yearsSwoleAnimal (5971): This is a topic I think should be addressed more. I have found that switching up the indivual excersises provided me with better results than adding more volume or training twice a week. Some excersises were more stimulating than others.
Stuck!! varunj17 Jump to first page40Jump to last page 6 yearsigg (2626): just a tip, if its lis you're doing, your body is in fat burning state only after 20mins, so yea food for thought.
Something new I tried. Platue breaker byotch kandola88 4 6 yearsthe1 (33837): clapping push ups benchpress 4 sets 4-6 reps incline dumbbell press 3 sets 8-12 reps pec dec/machine fly 2 sets x 20 reps (Rest pause) chest machine press 3 sets of 8-10 rep negatives try it out
Cutting cutting shredding nlvl Jump to first page76Jump to last page 6 yearsnlvl (66): Just lol'd waking up browsing the net, and came across this. The thread started as me asking for clen as I have already obtained Dnp. Want to start with clen first. But continue bitches. I'm lovin this arguement. @lilRillo < sick cunt haha, pics or GTFO!
Plateau? torixxfit 20 6 yearsSwayz87 (9033): Soooo not gunna lie after seeing your pics...I would prob try to put on a little more mass!!! like 5-10lbs!!! then I would cut down for spring! I mean if you cut all the way until march..your gunna be pretty tiny!!! Also you got a GF you lift with or what?! cause thats what you need!! sounds like that Ashley chicka is gunna be the spark you need to get your flame goin agaiN!! Although... ...
Bench Press is weaker compared pikenat 13 6 yearskandola88 (72): would you guys agree around a 20% difference in weight between flat n incline is there or there about right?
cant do 3 pullups Zeph 10 6 yearsTenaciousRep (3): I couldnt do 5 pull ups 2 month ago, and now i can do 15. All because of the assisted pull up. I would do as many as i could than my workout partner would grab my legs and help me up. Works great, looks funny but im not trippin
Busting my Bench Plateau & Bigger Arms Zwalk 13 6 yearsbrian12 (9495): What style of bench press do you use? Bodybuilding or power lifting? Anyway, some pointers that have helped me. Contract your shrugs and hold a shrugged position when you pull yourself under the bar for starting position. (so your shrugs are contracted and pushed upward). Feet must be 'pushing through the floor', abs must be contracted, upper back arched. A good portion of your power must come through your feet, then abs, then upper back....
Shoulder/chest plateau baller0829 12 6 yearsGymCandyKid (12): I usually start off fresh with some heavy incline barbell and end the workout with some incline flys.. Also try angling the bench every set or half of the sets higher with the 2nd set a little lower to hit differently. You could do negatives as well.. For rear delts best thing I've found is sitting on the end of a bench with ur chest pretty much nailed to ur legs and doing rear delt flys keeping the chest down. My rear delts have exploded from...
Big plateau hit! RookiePT 17 6 yearsEthan7X (291): bumped
Tips to improve your 1 rep max bench press: mikew 9 6 yearsEthan7X (291): :(:(:(:(
suggestions for plateau busting??? spyderboys 11 6 yearsmikew (11265): My $0.02: - Your weight must go up to add muscle. Have you gained muscle and/or weight in the last year? - Have you tried a workout designed to increase your one rep max? - Is your technique optimal? Check out the videos Christf posted in the Improve Your 1RM thread - Does your workout routine consist of at least one set that is beyond your plateau weight? The 1RM progression calculator linked gave me the confidence to try sets I did...
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