11-29-2016, 10:07 AM #121
11-29-2016, 10:11 AM #122
Lately Ive been eating an additional protein bar which is +20g protein more +10g fat and +43g carbs, not counting excess scoops of peanut butter, simply because I like it. Or a can of tuna fish in olive oil.
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11-29-2016, 11:25 AM #123
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11-29-2016, 05:55 PM #125
But I'll definitely take your advice and increase protein intake to say, 225g?"Peace has cost you your strength. Victory has defeated you." —Bane
11-30-2016, 04:54 AM #126
Today, I did the Wednesday workout of the 3x a week Viking program, and have some questions.
1). Instead of Leg Press, I repeated squats (same setup as the Mon/Fri workouts). Is this acceptable, or does LP allow you sufficient recovery after Monday's squats?
2). I changed the order, due to doing squats over LP, and to keep the barbell exercises together for convenience - Squat, DB Incline Bench, Romanian Dead Lift, and T-Bar Row. Is that detrimental?
3). At the end I did 5 sets (about 5 minutes) of push ups and mountain climbers (similar to abs/calves on Mon/Fri), is this beneficial?
11-30-2016, 05:28 AM #127
11-30-2016, 05:58 AM #128
For example, I did not feel over-fatigued from squats, and so what is detrimental to the program if Leg Press (a very similar movement) is swapped for it, especially if you are able to progress the same or better this way?
11-30-2016, 06:35 AM #129
11-30-2016, 07:35 AM #130
Also, like you said, as the weight increases up, squatting 3x a week will become unsustainable.
What rest time do you recommend for the heavy compounds? Or is that specific to how heavy the individual is then lifting, as in time mine will considerably lengthen.
12-02-2016, 04:52 AM #131
For the Friday workout I did Seated Leg Curls again, as my gym does not have a machine to do Lying Leg Curls.
Is there a substitute exercise for LLC?
Additionally, on squat I do the 32 reps (4 sets of 8), but the weight feels too challenging to increase currently.
Should I continue using the same weight, and the sets/reps as well, until it no longer challenges me?
Or, must I up the weight at this point, even if I cannot get all 32 reps?
12-02-2016, 04:56 AM #132
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12-02-2016, 05:47 AM #135
I asked whether I would get as much out of the workout.
If the added weight is too much, I may not be able to perform FROM. If it is too little then stimulation will be less, both of which are not helpful. Though, this comes with balancing, which is subject to the individual.
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12-03-2016, 03:31 PM #144
Viking, for the main lifts do you believe resting 2.5-3 minutes is detrimental? I've always kept my rest periods to 2 minutes, but I've been struggling lately. I'm not interested in lengthening them unless you think it would be worthwhile."Peace has cost you your strength. Victory has defeated you." —Bane
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