1) why are you a bodybuilder?
2) how do you recover from de-motivation? Where it be from people talking crap to having a bad day at the gym?
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10-23-2011, 04:07 PM #546
HOW ABOUT A GENERIC GUIDE FOR PEOPLE JUST GETTING INTO THE "SPORT" OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CAL IT...generic fundamentals for their new lifestyle etc etc. ie the expected cost of food, the "necessary" supps, expel some good old bull**** myths, the time it takes to look like you want, the exercises that are key-al principal guides to someone ust getting into it. many questions here can be addressed..prolly done before but heres my two cents for an idea for topic
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"The Grandma Champion Bodybuilder' is a criminal!
She was arrested after being caught using credit cards stolen by one of her accomplices, which SHE helped in setting up the victim to
have their wallet stolen, in Pensacola, Florida on Feb 6th, 2013.
mugshots.com Feb 6, 2013
escambia clerk of court records: Adriana Valero.
For more info, GOOGLE 'pickpockets at Hobby Lobby' and learn about who she REALLY is... She is not the nice 'grandma' body building champ we thought!
Her first court appearance is scheduled in Pensacola, Florida at 8:30 a.m. (central time) on Feb 28th, 2013.
We hope she is stripped of all of her body building titles!
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What to do when someone is using up the machine you want to use?
Everyone complains about that one guy/girl that takes forever on the machine you want to use next in your routine for the day. He/She will decide to phone a friend, update their Facebook status to notify everyone that they are sitting in the gym, or just sit there and stare. We don't have the patience to wait for them but in the same token, we don't want to throw off our workout. What are some ideas of things to do while waiting without throwing the waste of space person out ourselves?
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I just started on here, but I was wondering if there was any topics already posted about certain other drugs and bodybuilding. I saw the smoking and alcohol one, but what about other illegal drugs? I haven't done many at all, and the ones I've done were pretty harmless. Marijuana and shrooms, that's it. I know it's better to eat marijuana. It'd be kinda cool to make a healthy recipe using it. Would people here be against it, though?
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06-28-2013, 02:54 AM #561
Will performing cardio prior to training affect muscle gains?
The basics of exercise selection, structure and sequence need to be understood to maximize a programís potential. Studies have shown that the order exercises are executed significantly affects strength performance. If strength and muscle growth is the goal, large multiple-joint movements should be performed early in the training session, when fatigue is minimal. The sequencing of exercises might not be as important for endurance training since fatigue is a necessary component. For that reason, building muscular endurance allows more freedom in scheduling workout variations than strength-building programs.
Warm up but donít burn
Warming up prior to training can improve performance. However, there is a threshold to respect; a point when performance is negatively impacted. Increases in body temperature speed up chemical reactions. Based on biochemical research, 50-degree Fahrenheit increases in tissue temperatures can double the speed of bodily processes. Obviously, an elevation of this nature would not be possible in a human body, since the organism could not survive such a high internal temperature.
A moderate increase in body temperature is best for improving muscular contractions and related metabolic reactions. A study dated back to 1945 demonstrated that anaerobic exercise performance improves by roughly five percent for each degree the muscleís temperature is increased. In contrast, excessive elevation of the core temperature impairs performance, primarily related to changes in the central nervous system that result in central fatigue. Hyperthermia can also impair cardiovascular function, causing reduced arterial oxygen delivery and limited efficiency of the aerobic energy systems.
Several studies indicate that a peak internal temperature exists where a person will stop voluntarily exercising. This effect is tightly connected to core temperature and not local muscle temperature. A core temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit is considered a normal active state but may impair performance over long durations.
In March 2008, Lars Nybo published a study in the Journal of Applied Physiology to examine the effects of hyperthermia and fatigue. In his research, exercise on a bicycle was maintained for an hour at core temperatures of 100 degrees, without exhaustion. On the other hand, when core temperature stabilized at 104 degrees, fatigue resulted within 50 minutes. Researchers noted that untrained individuals will fatigue sooner than trained athletes. Competitive events can also delay fatigue due to the heightened motivation. Certain dietary supplements, such as caffeine and ephedrine, can also counteract feelings of fatigue at high core temperatures. Cases of hyperthermia, which can become life threatening, are often reported while training in a hot environment.
Based on current research, it seems evident that muscles must be warm for maximum performance but core temperatures must remain less than 104 degrees during activity. As core and brain temperatures eventually reach and exceed 100 degrees, central fatigue proceeds with a decrease in oxygen delivery to exercising muscles. Highly elevated brain temperatures can negatively affect neuromuscular function. Cardiac output declines and muscle blood flow decreases to a point that increased oxygen extraction cannot be made up by the limited oxygen delivery.
In well-trained strength athletes, intense exercise is associated with high rates of heat production in the muscles. Itís possible to increase core temperature to 104 degrees in less than 10 minutes in a warm environment. Allowing some passive recovery and staying well hydrated will support the bodyís cooling mechanisms. Itís important to warm up before exercise, but overdoing it can disable any possible ergogenic effects.
Thomas Kurz, author of Science of Sports Training: How to Plan and Control Training for Peak Performance, explains correct exercise sequences for daily training cycles. His theories serve to minimize overtraining probability. In a single workout, Kurz suggests technique before speed drills, but both before strength or endurance training. Speed or strength exercises should be performed before endurance efforts. Training otherwise will extend your recovery time to double or triple that of a properly sequenced workout.
High intensity anaerobic training (speed or strength exercises) after fatiguing aerobic efforts (endurance) produces more lactic acid than the reverse order. Excessive lactic acid taxes the bodyís ability to restore proper pH balance. Sodium is taken from body fluids and phosphorous from bones, causing demineralization and loss of calcium, required for optimal muscle contractions. Short-term fatigue from depletion of substrates, accumulation of metabolites and dehydration will limit the bodyís ability to exert itself at optimal intensities or durations.
Itís important to understand that each athlete is an individual with personal capabilities for physical output and adaptation. A training program that drives one athlete into severe overtraining syndrome may generate record-breaking performance in another.
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