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    I've gained some major results, but why am I plateuing (buff people please answer)?

    Okay so I use to be 105 lbs. and 5'8", I started lifting January 1st, 2008. Now today I am 138 lbs. 5'8". I'm somewhat large (bigger than most everybody else I see) but I've been the same for like, the past three months or so.

    What should I do? Should I increase my diet? Change my work-out routine? Here's my routine if it helps...

    Sunday: Nothing.
    Monday: Back (10 sets), biceps (8 sets), abs (6-8 sets), 30 minutes cardio.
    Tuesday: Chest (10 sets), triceps (8 sets), shoulders (6-8 sets), 30 minutes cardio.
    Wednesday: Nothing.
    Thursday: Nothing.
    Friday: Same as Monday.
    Saturday: Same as Tuesday.

    Then it goes on from there. Thanks!!!

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    Lol.
    Assuming you are not a troll:

    1st of all, start eating more.
    2nd of all, ditch your **** routine, and start doing Rippetoes, link below

    Rippetoes - http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=712752

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    I lol'd at "buff people please answer"
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    troll ftw
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    No legs huh. Fail.

    And bigger than most at 13X lbs? Right...
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    lmao at 'buff people'
    currently taking:
    - Dymatize Elite
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    .. aiming to reach 170lbs at 10% by new years ..

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    I love how people simply recommend rippetoes to everyone... Don't, that's mostly for starting strenght, something you arleady have if you've been working out for a while.

    Get on a bulking cycle, don't have 3 off days per week, eat more, stop the cardio unless you want to eat a shiiiiitload

    Oh and get some casein / tons of cottage cheese for bedtime.

    Sleep a lot
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    Originally Posted by westsidelegacy View Post
    I love how people simply recommend rippetoes to everyone... Don't, that's mostly for starting strenght, something you arleady have if you've been working out for a while.

    Get on a bulking cycle, don't have 3 off days per week, eat more, stop the cardio unless you want to eat a shiiiiitload

    Oh and get some casein / tons of cottage cheese for bedtime.

    Sleep a lot
    Wrong, Rippetoes is great for gaining mass too.

    Heavy 5 rep sets > light 12 rep sets IMO
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    Originally Posted by westsidelegacy View Post
    I love how people simply recommend rippetoes to everyone... Don't, that's mostly for starting strenght, something you arleady have if you've been working out for a while.

    Get on a bulking cycle, don't have 3 off days per week, eat more, stop the cardio unless you want to eat a shiiiiitload

    Oh and get some casein / tons of cottage cheese for bedtime.

    Sleep a lot
    I'm guessing you don't know much do you? Many advanced lifters go on rippetoes and make great gains for both strength AND size. You also have to be strong if you want to put on any decent amount of muscle. This is where the low reps come into play. Please don't talk out of your ass next time.
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    on "starting strength is what people who've been in the gyms for years already have"


    yeah...most people I know do bodybuilding routines .... for mass to get big ... but they dont know any better

    and rippetoes and what not uses lower reps for strength or somethin

    0_o

    better to make sure you take advantage of em anyway before you move on. those programs have you gaining lbs in lifts EASY...then you switch to routines that have you adding every month* or so lol






    *yes exaggeration*


    as for this thread....failing to prepare is preparing to fail

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    What is this ripped-toes thing?
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    your troutine sucks, never do cardio the same day you're lifting. eat twice as much as you're eating now, and increase your protein intake. try something like this:

    shoulders/back
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    what did your cutting diet consist of??
    5'6" 205lbs....A change is needed!
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    Originally Posted by piszczel View Post
    Wrong, Rippetoes is great for gaining mass too.

    Heavy 5 rep sets > light 12 rep sets IMO
    Well, IMO:

    Heavy 12 rep sets > Heavy 5 rep sets.


    I mean, I just bodybuild. I lift for size and aesthetics. Strength gains are a plus, but not a focus of mine.
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    Originally Posted by the1satanfears View Post
    Well, IMO:

    Heavy 12 rep sets > Heavy 5 rep sets.


    I mean, I just bodybuild. I lift for size and aesthetics. Strength gains are a plus, but not a focus of mine.
    I agree with you. But most beginners need to gain strength so they can have 12 heavy reps that are really overloading the muscles and forcing them to grow, if you understand what I'm saying?
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    ur split sucks, and i dont know how you can be bigger tahn everyone else at 135 pounds ha, but jump on something like
    chest/tris
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    off
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    if you want to bulk out more you wanna try eating even more protien,

    train your muscels to failer as well and use heavy wieghts example

    chest set 1 - 8 reps
    set 2 - 6 reps
    set 3 - 3 reps

    have enough wait that your muscels fail around this point and rest for 45 seconds between each set,

    do this for all muscel groups you are trainning that day 3 times in a cycle and finnish the workout with a shake
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    Originally Posted by Chris542 View Post
    I agree with you. But most beginners need to gain strength so they can have 12 heavy reps that are really overloading the muscles and forcing them to grow, if you understand what I'm saying?
    I don't get this, your muscles don't know whats heavy and whats not, they only know what they can handle, if a n00b does 12 x 3lbs and struggles towards the end, its "heavy" as far as a beginner is concerned, and their muscles will grow because it was overloading their muscles, even with it being a "light" weight in general terms
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    Originally Posted by the1satanfears View Post
    Well, IMO:

    Heavy 12 rep sets > Heavy 5 rep sets.


    I mean, I just bodybuild. I lift for size and aesthetics. Strength gains are a plus, but not a focus of mine.
    same here dude, people say to me all the time, o you only bench 180 you suck, yet im way biggert than them, i hate how benching is the biggest ego lift, and i suck at it
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    if you gained 30lbs without legs wtf are your proportions like

    do legs wednesday and saturday
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    Originally Posted by udieonfriday View Post
    What is this ripped-toes thing?
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    Originally Posted by Skies View Post
    I don't get this, your muscles don't know whats heavy and whats not, they only know what they can handle, if a n00b does 12 x 3lbs and struggles towards the end, its "heavy" as far as a beginner is concerned, and their muscles will grow because it was overloading their muscles, even with it being a "light" weight in general terms
    I agree with you 100%. But where it gets confusing is that to keep the muscles growing you have to make them stronger. By having stronger muscles in turn you can produce MORE muscle because you are putting more stress on them. So there for strength is a key part in getting big.
    I'm trying to find the article where i read this, so that you guys dont think im spewing broscience.
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