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  1. CARETAKER

    CARETAKER KANEDAAAA!!! OT Supporter

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    I have no clue where I'm at in my lifting regimen in terms and if I'm gaining weight at a respectable rate.

    I've want to get to ~190. Currently ~175-177. Been lifting six hours a week for the past three to four months, and I started at ~170. I'm 5'11".

    I've never lifted before extensively, most of my exercise has been cardio, LOTS of swimming (four+ hours a day back in the day), so it's been tough to find good resources. The one I have found is:
    The Men's Health Hardbody Guide from the local Y.

    Here's where I was and what I'm doing now:
    Dumbbell curl: then - 6 sets of 6 reps of 20lbs - now 6 of 6x50.
    Dumbbell incline press: 6 of 6x30 - now 6 of 6x55.

    I have no idea what the bars at my Y weighs, so these are just the weights.
    Bench: 6 of 6x70 - 6 of 6x110.
    Incline Bench: 6 of 6x70 - 6 of 6x110.
    Squat: 6 of 6x70 - 6 of 6x180.
    Leg press: 6 of 6x90 - 6 of 6x360.
    Preacher Curl: 6 of 6x30 - 6 of 6x50.

    All these numbers are at the max, I start with lower weight to warm up, then do the above sets. I also do some other lifting exercises, but can't remember their names at the moment.

    Do these numbers make sense, and am I lifting right to reach my 190 goal, or do I need to increase my weight even more? I toss a plate on almost every two weeks, but it seems slow. I read alot here about there's tons of gain for newbs like me, but I've only really gained 7 pounds, maybe! I look bulkier for sure. I'll take a pic later. Maybe it's all lean? Does the rate of gain seem right for my lifting schedule?
     
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    If you want gunz you definetley need more curls in there.


    (read the stickies)
     
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    sick curlz brah
     
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  8. kilian

    kilian You've got quite a treasure there in that Horadric OT Supporter

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    curlin 50's?
    :eek3:
     
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    CARETAKER KANEDAAAA!!! OT Supporter

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    Aye.. 50lbs in each hand for curls and also Dumbbell Kickbacks. Is that bad or good for my weight? I've gone over the stickies, and this is where it's tough, because everyone is different. Maybe there's someone out there that has the same trouble I have, gaining weight slowly? I definitely think it's my intake. I don't think I'm taking in the necessary 3600 cals and 140g per day to increase my weight. Gotta start counting.
     
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    your a fucking retard, slow down on the curls and bench, and get some other muscle groups in there. squats, deads. over head press, power cleans ext.

    basiclly anything that works somehing other then you "gunz" or chest
     
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    maybe he just wants a big ass arm dangling outta that mini :shrug:
     
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    AND kickbacks? God damn son you gonna get swole
     
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    CARETAKER KANEDAAAA!!! OT Supporter

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    I do. That's the thing.. I do squats, I do leg presses, chinups, pullups, leg extensions, seated leg curls, overhead press. I think I exercise a fair bit of the muscles in my 3day on 1day off regiment. Actually, it's very much like this - http://www.exrx.net/Workouts/Workout3TLA.html

    What I don't get is whether the weight I'm currently lifting is appropriate for a guy of my size (175-177). I found a page somewhere here, that shows that for my weight I'd be a novice, which makes sense, since I've only been lifting for the past four months and I'm still learning.
     
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    Lift the heaviest weight that you can do as many times as possible. If a routine says do 3 sets of 10-12 reps, you should be basically at failure on 10, 11 or 12.
     
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    Try using the olympic bar and curl in the squat rack for better results too
     
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    fuck there was a guy in my gym today doing that, guy was going back and forth from that and the curl machine lol
     
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    man you have some fascination with the number 6
     
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    fixed
     
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    work on strengthen your big muscle groups before isolating your small muscles. If you want big biceps, weighted pullups or barbell rows will add more size then heavy db curls.
     
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    Regressive!
     
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    Notice how it is called "squat rack" not "I am brolly wannabe biceps bigger than calves rack":rofl:
     
  23. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Maybe it's the morning but I read your routine and I have no idea WTF is going on. Sets? What days do you do what? You're doing a fair amount of beneficial exercises IMO but as I learned, it's hard to make a good program yourself when you're a retard (no offense, I was/still am) and new to training.

    If your goals are a pretty body, try using the stickied routine by NoQuarter at the top. It's 4 days a week and I've had decent progress using it. If your goal is to get stronger, look for a basic 5x5 routine or ask someone for theirs (a lot of guys here use some variation of 5x5).

    Don't mind the people making fun of you, it's part of initiation around here. I got it too when I posted my abortion of a training program 8 months ago :rofl:

    edit: Good nutrition is 100% CRUCIAL for successful training, read the nutrition sticky at the top also.
     
  24. CARETAKER

    CARETAKER KANEDAAAA!!! OT Supporter

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    thanks bob.. I've been reading the stickies, there's a lot of information. I'm slowly going through it again.

    I do three days on, one day off, which are chest/shoulders/back, legs/lower body, and biceps/triceps/abs. I weighed myself this morning at the gym.. 177. From 170 when I started four months ago. It's almost 2lbs per month. I guess that's a good gain, and I'm eating regularly (5-6 times a day). No junk food. My eating habits are healthy, just not sure if I'm getting enough, just have to start counting the intake.

    I'll read NoQuarters sticky again, and see where I can add improvements to my routine. Thanks.
     
  25. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    If you're gaining weight it's safe to say your calories are on track. Make sure protein intake is 150g+ (more most likely, I get 200g)

    As far as your program... I can't comment on it really. I'm sure you'll get results doing it but is it a good program? I'd rather have one of the more experienced guys here comment on that. At 4 months you should have noticeable results IMO.

    PS- Your standard 7 foot bar is 45 pounds
     
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