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Author Topic: Weight Lifting and Bodybuilding  (Read 11477 times)
Altair
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« Reply #9: January 22, 2010, 03:26:49 pm »

I am 6'1" with 18-20% bodyfat. 

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.

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I do powerlifting movements all the time.  These are great for packing on mass!!

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...

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Sorry to hear about your back injury.  That is a tough one to come back from!  Have you tried body-weight goodmornings or done romanian deadlifts to help strengthen it a bit more?

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!

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.

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I tend to start out with the powerlifting and then move into the related body parts. For example on deadlifts I will follow it up with barbell rows, dumbbell rows, low cable-pulley rows, straight-leg deadlifts, wide-grip pulldowns, close-grip pulldowns, and pull-ups(hate these grrr). 

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