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  • Thread: Need help badly

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    Hire a professional trainer, they are pros. They...

    Hire a professional trainer, they are pros. They know what works
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    55 is not an age to be concerned. I’m 53 and I...

    55 is not an age to be concerned. I’m 53 and I push hard in the gym. I work till I’m thru the program. Could be an hour , or more or less. My workouts are more intense then when i was younger. Do...
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    My wrists just can’t take a heavy enough load on...

    My wrists just can’t take a heavy enough load on dumbell press, I use wrist wraps, but cannot manage anything over 70 lbs. very well. I have a plate and screws in my left wrist so I have wrist...
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    I would highly recommend you hire a good trainer...

    I would highly recommend you hire a good trainer to totally overhaul your program. Something ain’t right. I see so many people at the gym who would benefit from hiring a trainer, but they are...
  • Peck deck reversed

    Most peck decks allow the arms to be moved to all the way back, you sit facing myths machine and extend like a reverse fly. I love em
  • I do them one at a time. I also either use an...

    I do them one at a time. I also either use an upright bench or lean against a pole. I think the bigger issue is to eliminate body swing/momentum cheating. to me when I keep my upper body quiet and...
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    I agree with one other poster about a board...

    I agree with one other poster about a board press. One of The world record holders for benchpress does not come all the way down to his chest when training, Eric Spoto. There even called Spoto...
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    Oh boy.

    The never ending quest for bigger arms. I’m 53, 100% natural. It has taken me many years to get to 17.5 inch arms. I’m only 5’6.
    I have lifted an ungodly amount of weight. And I feel like my...
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    Yeah but

    Nobody mentioned good old school bench lat dumbell pullover. Go super heavy for a good stretch. I do them as my last exercise on back.

    Old school baby!


    https://youtu.be/yACg3ciPALc
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    Biceps. Single arm vs. double.

    I just can’t decide. Like on a preacher bench machine. Single arm vs. double. I feel like single is more effective, but of course it adds time to the whole routine.

    Then there’s hammers,...
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    Im old school. Just a good medium size spiral...

    Im old school. Just a good medium size spiral for workouts, write it down, change on the spot, I rewrite the routines every month.

    By the way, I see maybe 3 guys in the gym that use any...
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    Yes I would say my goal is sane as body builder. ...

    Yes I would say my goal is sane as body builder. Looking fir muscle growth. I do see a lot of pros on videos using smith. Why is that?
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    Smith machine opinions.

    I used to laugh at people using the Smith rack. Now I’m using it some. One reason is that i workout solo and can get out of a bad spot easily on the smith. Like with a chest press.

    Secondly,...
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    Dammm good point. I’m not a competitive...

    Dammm good point. I’m not a competitive bodybuilder, I am totally natural. So why look to the Pros for answers. They have different goals and are using all kinds of chemicals to aid.
  • Thread: Macros ???

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    Macros ???

    Couldn’t find a thread so I’ll start one.

    Currently at 24% body fat, 53 years old, very experienced lifter. Goal is 12% body fat.


    I am tracking all of my food with my fitness pal. I’m...
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    Macros ???

    All good advice and thank you everybody. Currently I am tracking all of my food with my fitness pal. I’m running a goal of 2100 cal per day regardless if it’s workout day or not.

    20% carbs 50%...
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    How do bodybuilders do it?

    Okay besides the injections of all kinds of stuff, how do pro bodybuilders get to such low body fat? What can a natural adopt from their programs ? I am stuck at 20% or so.
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    It’s all garbage.

    Took me a long time to realize this, all supplements are junk. But how can that be? I’ll tell you how, the $32 billion dollar supplement industry is not governed by the FDA. They fall under the...
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    Pull ups vs. pull down cable

    I have switched from lat pull downs to assisted pull ups. My reason is that there’s no cheating, no torso bend to help. I do multiple grips to hit all the back. Much better results. Still...
  • Increase in intensity

    For me, my best results are when I keep the intensity high. This means bust my ass every workout. Big volume. Max 45 second test between sets. HIIT cardio.

    Also, crazy focus on proper form. ...
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