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Author Topic: Weight Lifting and Bodybuilding  (Read 11475 times)
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« Reply #11: January 22, 2010, 09:27:05 pm »

Ah, the height explains it.

My stats haven't changed much since last I posted. At my height, if I can pack on 3 more pounds of muscle, I'll be technically obese despite a 33-inch waist (according to the BMI charts--which are useless for us gym rats). I love that.
My height gives me some advantages and disadvantages.  The biggest is that even when I was around 250 the BMI was off the charts!  Insurance stunk after that and continues.

I would love to try them for just that reason, but I'd only do them if I had someone who really knows what they're doing to show me the strict, proper form. Injury is our worst enemy. Speaking of which...
Yes proper form is a bit tricky without someone there to assist you.  It helps a lot to prevent injury.

Well, I think one of the reasons I injured it is I tried to add bodyweight goodmornings on top of heavy stiff-leg deadlifts without proper rest, which in retrospect was a bad idea! I'm not familiar with Romanian deadlifts--tell me more!
Romanians are done with using more of your hamstrings and glutes to lift the weight than the back, however in order to keep the back straight you use your lower back to balance it. has an excellent explanation of the exercise:  A video example is at YouTube from Synergy Athletics:

More than anything else, I think I need to consolidate all exercises that stresses my lower back onto one day and then give that bodypart plenty of extra rest before I tackle it again.
Concentrating on your back for a day is a good idea and after giving it 5-6 days of rest.

You do all of that in a single workout?? How many reps and sets for each? And how much rest for your back between workouts? (And I can see why you'd hate pull-ups: at 6-1 your arms are longer, meaning you're not only moving over 300 lbs but doing so over a longer range of motion...ouch!)
I do 4 sets of 6-15 reps depending on the exercise and finish it all in my 1.5 hours in the gym.  Yeah pull ups are a bugger for me.

I take it from your sign-off that you're an Arnold fan.

Big Arnold, Lou Ferrigno, and Jay Cutler fan for sure. 

Edit:  I rest about 4-7 days between back days.  All depends on how hard I lift

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