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    Originally Posted by gary_w View Post
    Hi Skip: Just because people do not post alot; Don't think for one minute we are not listening to your pod cast. I enjoy them very much and can relate to them also. I have read the entire tread from post one. I would bet to say they are 100's of followers if not 1000's who enjoy and hang on every one of your words; just like the E F Hutton commericals. lol
    I appreciate that comment...and your support, gary_w!

    Also, that you listen to podcasts.

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    Greetings, Skip La Cour! I intend to learn as much as I can from you. I'll be starting to compete in a few months, after years of training. When it comes to contest prep, I've found what appears to me, to be a contradiction in how to go about doing things. Bodybuilders in very high places in the fitness industry are often split, some advocating one approach... while others say you should do the other.

    Here are the two sides of the argument (as best I can express).

    Argument 'A'... Training intensely heavy during contest prep is a needless risk for injury. Since you're in a caloric deficit anyway, you're not going to be 'gaining' more muscle. Thus when you're in the gym, the idea is just to train for maintenance. Going all-out, while in a caloric deficit, will not yield increased levels of mass (it's not even necessary for optimal muscle retention)... all it really does is put you at an increased risk for injury.
    Plus that kind of heavy taxation on the body, when it doesn't have the resources for recovery that it had during the bulk phase, is arguably counter-productive. A fast-track to overtraining, so to speak.
    Bottom line is: The body isn't being given enough resources to 'build'... so therefore, train accordingly. Train as you eat... for "maintenance".

    Argument 'B'... As you diet down to a shredded state, the body is prone to catabolize it's muscle tissue. All that luxurious mass you've painstakingly built, will be cannibalized unless you give the body an incentive to hold onto it. Heavy lifting is what built the muscle in the first place, and continued heavy lifting --even in a caloric deficit-- is the key to maintaining an environment for optimal muscle growth, or, at least... optimal retention.


    ...they both make sense. Obviously option 'B' sounds more manly. But I'd rather be smart, as well as manly. Personally, I lean more towards the first philosophy (A), it just makes more sense to me. But I concede 'B' could very well be the case. Where do you come out on this issue? Thanks for your insights!
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    Hey Skip

    Have you ever had instances where you are working towards a goal and it seems this goal is getting further and further away and not by your own actions by stuff happening externally?

    this is happening now for me and i'm finding it hard to keep on keeping on! I want 2013 to be better than this year very much looking forward to 49 days!

    Portia

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    Originally Posted by HeteroticPhenom View Post
    Greetings, Skip La Cour! I intend to learn as much as I can from you. I'll be starting to compete in a few months, after years of training. When it comes to contest prep, I've found what appears to me, to be a contradiction in how to go about doing things. Bodybuilders in very high places in the fitness industry are often split, some advocating one approach... while others say you should do the other.

    Here are the two sides of the argument (as best I can express).

    Argument 'A'... Training intensely heavy during contest prep is a needless risk for injury. Since you're in a caloric deficit anyway, you're not going to be 'gaining' more muscle. Thus when you're in the gym, the idea is just to train for maintenance. Going all-out, while in a caloric deficit, will not yield increased levels of mass (it's not even necessary for optimal muscle retention)... all it really does is put you at an increased risk for injury.
    Plus that kind of heavy taxation on the body, when it doesn't have the resources for recovery that it had during the bulk phase, is arguably counter-productive. A fast-track to overtraining, so to speak.
    Bottom line is: The body isn't being given enough resources to 'build'... so therefore, train accordingly. Train as you eat... for "maintenance".

    Argument 'B'... As you diet down to a shredded state, the body is prone to catabolize it's muscle tissue. All that luxurious mass you've painstakingly built, will be cannibalized unless you give the body an incentive to hold onto it. Heavy lifting is what built the muscle in the first place, and continued heavy lifting --even in a caloric deficit-- is the key to maintaining an environment for optimal muscle growth, or, at least... optimal retention.


    ...they both make sense. Obviously option 'B' sounds more manly. But I'd rather be smart, as well as manly. Personally, I lean more towards the first philosophy (A), it just makes more sense to me. But I concede 'B' could very well be the case. Where do you come out on this issue? Thanks for your insights!
    Hi HeteroticPhenom....

    You can take that same advice to two different people. The person who uses "Argument A" can outperform the person who uses "Argument B" in terms of strength and intensity. It's all in a person's interpretation of what's said in those arguments. That's how powerful the MIND is. One man's "light" is another man's "heavy."

    As human beings, we very rarely come close to what we are physically and mentally capable of doing no matter how "manly" (as you put it) we think we are.

    I wouldn't bother advising "Argument A" the way you outlined it to anyone and support it with all of that rationale. Of course, no one wants to get injured.

    Instead, I would keep it simple. I would advise them train intelligently and effectively--without putting the thought of injury in their head. Train the way you did all year long; as much as you can; and for as long as you can. Do your best to let your body dictate what you can and can't do--and not your mind.

    Trust me. I've witness a lot of competitors who became, let's say, not-so-manly the very first day of their contest diet just because of the mentality of "Argument A." If you diet right, you really shouldn't feel any of the negative effects until about 6 weeks before your contest. And, your strength doesn't just drop of a cliff--it drops gradually.

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    Originally Posted by pphelps83 View Post
    Hey Skip

    Have you ever had instances where you are working towards a goal and it seems this goal is getting further and further away and not by your own actions by stuff happening externally?

    this is happening now for me and i'm finding it hard to keep on keeping on! I want 2013 to be better than this year very much looking forward to 49 days!

    Portia

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    I always listen to the podcasts and this message board is still the first place i look everyday
    Hi Portia.

    First of all, thanks for your support and thanks for listening to the podcasts.

    I have experienced that many, many times while working towards a goal--especially if it is a really ambitious one.

    If you think about it, there's simple no way that you can know everything involved in attaining the level of success you want. You find out once you get into it.

    Oftentimes, that a GOOD thing. There's a Latin phase that basically means "pleasantly naive." It means that, because you didn't know how challenging something was going to be, you eventually succeeded.

    Think about it. How many times did you tackle some goal only to find out how challenging it really was only AFTER you were in the middle of it? If you knew how challenging it was, you might have never have attempted it.

    But, because you were COMMITTED and halfway into the process, you found a way to make it work.

    That's only happened to me....ah......10,000 times in my life! LOL

    Keep on' keepin on!

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    Originally Posted by skiplacour View Post
    Thanks for your support, Looton.

    I would wrap it.

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    Took just 2 weeks off from the gym for a nasty cold and pain was GONE. I spent several months away from the gym before and it was still bad. Lifting and supplements probably helped set me up so this short break resolved the issue. FINALLY!

    Anyway - Skip is an inspiration and always encouraging. Gratitude and respect all the way. The skiplacour YouTube vids before workout helps more than the creatine and protein powder - LOL!
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    Too much testosterone in the Gym, eh....

    Hi Skip.

    Been wondering about this for a while, and think you might have had some experience with this.

    Been working out for a good 10 years now, and lift pretty heavy, and would consider myself a light heavy weight sized bodybuilder. Every now and then you come across some funny people in the gym. Me being a pretty nice guy, gets extremely annoyed when the beasts (most often big big boys, but not always) come prowling through gym, throwing barbells and dumbbells (after finished sets) just for the sake of it (intimidation/tarzan syndrome), and scream at the top of their lungs, with what I'd consider a pathetic low weight, compared to their size. Normally I don't give them much attention(minding my own business), but sometimes I can't help imagining a scenario where all hell could break lose (altercation ect.) Cause admittedly I get worked up sometimes (to the point of confrontation), by the constant staredowns, and Arnold impersonation walking back and forth through the gym like a emperior or something. I keep telling myself, that it must be the fact that I lift pretty heavy weights, that cause this sort of relationship with them. I try to shy away from the fact, that Roids most certainly are involved (It's being discussed loudly among them).

    I understand that alot of testosterone runs through a gym with intensity, but looking at your accomplishments, I can't help but wonder if you haven't been in similar situations? And what suggestions you'd have, let it go, or go at them? Or perhaps another option.

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    Originally Posted by 9karat View Post
    Hi Skip.

    Been wondering about this for a while, and think you might have had some experience with this.

    Been working out for a good 10 years now, and lift pretty heavy, and would consider myself a light heavy weight sized bodybuilder. Every now and then you come across some funny people in the gym. Me being a pretty nice guy, gets extremely annoyed when the beasts (most often big big boys, but not always) come prowling through gym, throwing barbells and dumbbells (after finished sets) just for the sake of it (intimidation/tarzan syndrome), and scream at the top of their lungs, with what I'd consider a pathetic low weight, compared to their size. Normally I don't give them much attention(minding my own business), but sometimes I can't help imagining a scenario where all hell could break lose (altercation ect.) Cause admittedly I get worked up sometimes (to the point of confrontation), by the constant staredowns, and Arnold impersonation walking back and forth through the gym like a emperior or something. I keep telling myself, that it must be the fact that I lift pretty heavy weights, that cause this sort of relationship with them. I try to shy away from the fact, that Roids most certainly are involved (It's being discussed loudly among them).

    I understand that alot of testosterone runs through a gym with intensity, but looking at your accomplishments, I can't help but wonder if you haven't been in similar situations? And what suggestions you'd have, let it go, or go at them? Or perhaps another option.

    Cheers

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    Hi Daniel......

    I can certainly understand how a situation like this can be annoying. At the same time, I can also understand if someone else found the same situation humorous--or another person found the situation intimidating.

    My point is, however you decide to interpret what's going on around you, it is a DECISION you are making.

    I really don't get too involved with what people think, say, or do--unless it directly affects me or my family. I certainly don't spend a lot of time or energy wondering if they are just trying to intimidate other people or their behavior is caused by any drug use. Me being the person who initiates a stare-down with an annoying person is never going to happen--let alone a physical altercation.

    I'm focused on what I have to do to achieve my goals in life. I'm not going to create any more distractions than I already have unless I am forced to.

    Through my years with working with people (in and out of the bodybuilding world) and my lifelong fascination with why we as people do the things we do, I understand that everyone who is going through the "game" of life is presented with their share of challenges--which they manifest in their actions in many different ways.

    I look at people who act liek that and assume that life has dealt them some major, devastating blows--many of which may have been started in early childhood. They are dealing with them "the best way they know how." Heck, if they want to stomp around the gym to feel good about themselves, so be it. It's a lot better than robbing my house. LOL

    What if one just lost his job or his wife just left him? What if he just lost his house or has some other major financial challenges? What if you knew his father, mother, or both were alcoholics or dug users when he was growing up? What if you knew his father died at an early age or his father left the family to make another set of children? What if the were molested as little boys? Who knows what's causing their annoying behavior? Would you look at the situation any differently?

    I have no idea what's really going in the minds of annoying people--but that's how I DECIDE to interpret what's going on.

    Again, I have things I have to focus on doing and I don't need to create anymore distractions than I already have.

    Good question.

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    Hey Skip having seen my sister PPhelps83 transform herself and I took note of the the,Mass Machine mindset and training regiment to lose 50 pounds I am at the stage where I have set a photo shoot goal for the end of March 2013. One day I want to step on the stage as a BB competitor. But being on routine 4 of MM I am ready to step it up to finally get ripped. I am constantly reading the boards for some inspiration and have delved into the podcasts quite a lot.

    I have everything in place for 28 December launch and am going through my nutrition as I am at 2800 Kals 40/40/20 split at the moment. I want to thank you for all you have done for me to change my life and believe in myself again. I will post updates as I go but thanks Skip you have made such a difference in my whole life and the outlook is Mass Machine all,the way.
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    Hey Skip,

    What is your shoulder to shoulder measurement?? =D
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    Originally Posted by Hulkamania78 View Post
    Hey Skip having seen my sister PPhelps83 transform herself and I took note of the the,Mass Machine mindset and training regiment to lose 50 pounds I am at the stage where I have set a photo shoot goal for the end of March 2013. One day I want to step on the stage as a BB competitor. But being on routine 4 of MM I am ready to step it up to finally get ripped. I am constantly reading the boards for some inspiration and have delved into the podcasts quite a lot.

    I have everything in place for 28 December launch and am going through my nutrition as I am at 2800 Kals 40/40/20 split at the moment. I want to thank you for all you have done for me to change my life and believe in myself again. I will post updates as I go but thanks Skip you have made such a difference in my whole life and the outlook is Mass Machine all,the way.
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    Originally Posted by Samuli View Post
    Hey Skip,

    What is your shoulder to shoulder measurement?? =D
    I have no idea, Samuli.

    Building a great physique is all about building the right proportions--not creating sheer size. Sometimes, a little LESS here or there is what you need to create the best physique. There are a lot of "big" guys with physiques that aren't to impressive. It certainty doesn't live up to the body part measurements they of oftentimes brag about.

    I've never been into the "numbers" after my first couple of years of bodybuilding--and before learning the lesson I just shared with you.

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    Every Setback Has With It the Potential for Growth

    A setback can serve as an empowering lesson and catalyst to propel you forward. Or, a setback can be just a plain old setback. It's up to you DECIDE its true meaning in your life.

    Oftentimes, a setback will not reveal itself as a powerful lesson that takes you to the next level in some way, shape, or form until some point in the future. Whether it's one week later; one month later; one year later; or one decade later, you will not discover the positive meaning behind your perceived setback unless you actively look for it.



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    Become Your Own Toughest Critic and Your Most Encouraging Cheerleader

    Your standards in life will determine your level of success. Always remember that your standards can never be too high.

    Never try to convince yourself that your standards are already high enough. There's always more you can achieve for everything you do in life. You don't want to figure that out later after wasting a lot of time being too complacent. You'll never get that time back.

    Never try to convince yourself that your standards are higher than other people's standards. You really have no idea what other people do on a day-to-day basis. Assuming you are doing better than others--even if that were true--really doesn't matter if you are satisfied with own results.

    In order for you to continually take your efforts to higher levels, you must become your own toughest critic and your most persuasive, encouraging cheerleader. This balancing act is an acquired skill that can only be developed through constant monitoring and self-assessment.



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    Hi Skip, I don't know quite how to phrase this question, but I am wondering if it's "normal" or "okay" that I am stronger in isolation type exercises than in "big" exercises. For instance I use more weight on the leg extension than I do on the leg press, and more weight on tricep extensions and shoulder press than I do on chest press. I don't think I'm particularly cheating on smaller movements and in bigger ones I'd say I'm maybe a bit over careful of achy joints. But especially when I look at other peoples workout logs or even my husband who has a bad back and does a lot more on say leg press vs. leg extension, it seems like I must be doing something wrong when the exercises I think I should be progressing on are lagging behind.


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    Originally Posted by CewSaw View Post
    Hi Skip, I don't know quite how to phrase this question, but I am wondering if it's "normal" or "okay" that I am stronger in isolation type exercises than in "big" exercises. For instance I use more weight on the leg extension than I do on the leg press, and more weight on tricep extensions and shoulder press than I do on chest press. I don't think I'm particularly cheating on smaller movements and in bigger ones I'd say I'm maybe a bit over careful of achy joints. But especially when I look at other peoples workout logs or even my husband who has a bad back and does a lot more on say leg press vs. leg extension, it seems like I must be doing something wrong when the exercises I think I should be progressing on are lagging behind.
    That's fine, CewSaw.

    As long as you are effectively stimulating the target muscle group, that's all that really matter. We all have exercises that we just feel more comfortable and perform better with than others.

    Also, from the examples you gave, I'm not sure if those are accurate comparisons. Different machines vary in terms of style, angles, types of leverage they use, how well they are maintained, and even how they "measure" the weight. So, it's probably not useful making a direct comparison between the leg extensions and leg press and between a triceps machine and a chest machine.

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    I seem to have sticking points on some exercises , where i never seem to prgress above a certain amount of weight or reps . Is this normal? It seems to be the bench press and military press that i get stuck on.

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    Originally Posted by pphelps83 View Post
    Hey Skip

    I seem to have sticking points on some exercises , where i never seem to prgress above a certain amount of weight or reps . Is this normal? It seems to be the bench press and military press that i get stuck on.

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    Hi Portia.

    You will not be able to lift more weight and do more reps forever. Eventually, that type of progress will stop. Just do your best to make your maximum is a true physical maximum--rather than a mental one.

    Just because you are not continually lifting more weight or doing more reps doesn't mean you can't improve the quality of your set.

    Concentrate on slightly better form, execution, mind-muscle connection, and even enjoyment during every set.

    There's always more you can achieve it terms of improvement--even if it isn't more weight and/or more reps.

    Also, remember that, just because you are at a physical "plateau" now, it doesn't mean it will necessarily last forever.

    Keep on keepin' on!

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    Originally Posted by IRONWARRI0R View Post
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    Another great podcast Skip! Just checking in to let you know that I listen to both of your podcasts every week and check the Mass Machine message board every day. They are an awesome source of motivation for me. Love the MM250! Keep on keepin' on!
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