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Thanks Fadi, on the ankle flexibility I have no issues here and can get ATG without buttwink. But I do find I'm less upright because of the amount I'm "sitting back" into the squat. Using my hips and glutes to push forward on the way up.
Pre-exhaustion does sound interesting.
But I really...
So conclusion is I should stay away from Deadlifts, since it's primarily a Glute and Hip exercise not a leg exercise.
In terms of Back development, it's isometric and shouldn't be actively "pulling" I think if performing correctly. My best deadlifts are always when I push with my hips and heels...
From memory, everone joins in on school sports, even if not fit.
I think it was compulsory.. so didn't miss out :)
Although I wasn't "unfit" at school. I got unfit after school and uni, from 10 years at a desk job..
Only started to value fitness/strength/mobility now. Took it for granted when...
Well I've only just added front squats in, so will give it some time to see the difference.
Also have switched regular squats to narrow stance squats now that my mobility is alot better it works fine.
Will hit some more volume too.
Seems my quads are shrinking, I thought they were OK but guess it was half fat..
I want to add something for quads, but don't want to hit glutes too much I already have a deadlift butt that my Mrs is jealous of..
So far I have two different leg days.
Leg day 1 is Squat + Romanian DL + Calves...
So funny Bazza was right in a way.
Gave it another go tonight this time with wrist wraps and an improved grip.
Still got the shocks with that setup.
But pushed through it with lighter weights and I guess my tendons need extra long warmup.
In the end I'm pushing 60kg with no arm snaps...
That's what it feels like, as if I have a long tendon going over the bone at one point. Then when I get to the bottom and it's under pressure it pops around to the other side of the bone.
I'm going to try and change my grip, I might be bending my wrists too much
Just switched from seated overhead press (slight incline), to standing again.
I realised my grip was way too wide (on the gnurling), and have bought my grip into should width as per the various form guidelines on "proper form". Generally I feel stronger like this too with less shoulder...
Thanks, all very cool stuff.
I've watched alot of Eric Helms videos.
3g/kg may be too much, I'm going for 3g this time but per lean body mass and not total body mass.
Preservation of muscle is one thing.
But post-training I'm wanting to have short bursts of muscle growth as well. I know long...
Thanks Steve interesting, I've actually come across that article before. This kind of topic I've seen alot of debate on previously.
I like the other benefits of protein too though like feeling full and being able to enjoy lots of meat :)
Haha yeah I know, but I'm a typical Virgo type I like to dig into details.
What I'll do is judge from my training if I need to increase carbs. Looks like I have some room to drop protein and increased carbs so I'll consider that if I'm hitting the wall in the gym
Thanks guys this is great feedback.
I must admit the first day was a struggle, so yeah 700 is too much!
I'm hoping not to be on this too long, I hate cutting to be honest. I love to eat, and I love to get PRs and have high energy.. so 10-12% I'll be happy and go back to maintenance.