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Author Topic: Weight Lifting and Bodybuilding  (Read 11477 times)
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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.

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...

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.

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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