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  1. StuDLei

    StuDLei Death before Dishonor

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    Hey brolys whats up?

    Let me start of with some basics. Im 23, 6ft about 180-185. Ive lifted on and off for a few years. I was in Iraq all last year so I lost EVERYTHING while there. Anyways, Im back now and have been since april. In around july i started going at it again. Im pretty happy with my results so far but i feel like im stuck at a plateau. Heres my routine:

    Back:

    Bent over BB rows 4x8
    lat pull downs 4x8
    wide grip cable rows 4x8

    Chest: Db flat bench 4x8
    Incline bench on hammer strength or incline xovers
    Same but decline 4x8

    Legs:
    Squat 4x8
    Leg curls 4x8
    Lunges 4x8
    Calf raises

    Shoulders
    Db military press 4x8
    upright rows 4x8
    Flys on hammer strenght 4x8

    Bis
    BB curls 4x8
    DB seated curls
    Reverse grip cable curls

    Tris

    Seated extentions
    Pushdowns? 4x8
    Tricep curls?(on a cable)


    Anyways..ive had decent results but i feel a bit stuck right now. not sure if its just im too anxious or if i need something or what.

    I eat well over 3000 cals a day. I dont count but I know I do. I drink a half gallon of whole milk a day and thats like 1600 cals right there. Granted my diet is a lot of shit. I eat out alot. Alot of mcdonalds, alot of frozen pizzas, but also a shiton of juices and milk and some fruits and veggies. I dont have a fat problem ..so im not too worried about what foods i eat as long as im getting cals and protein. i get well over 150g protein per day too.

    so what should i do? how often should i be moving up in weight(as far as what i lift?) should it be everytime im in the gym or what.

    Like i said, im happy with results so far, but now im a bit stuck. Should i change up my routine? get more sleep?( i sleep like shit)

    any help is apprectiated.

    out.
     
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    hey... you see those stickies at the top of the main page. and that section that says ARCHIVES

    yeah, they are your friend
     
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    and God bless ya for being over there

    glad you are back safe
     
  4. StuDLei

    StuDLei Death before Dishonor

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    hey no shit, ive read them, thanks. it took you as much time to tell me that as it would have to given me real advice....that is if you have any. thanks.
     
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    You could try alternating between max effort and dynamic effort weekly. I like to go high weight low reps one week then lower weight higher reps the next. Just my 2 cents. Oh and glad to hear you are back in one piece. I've got a few friends over/going over soon.
     
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    if you feel stuck, try switching up your workout a little bit... maybe switch your splits or even switch which exercises you do to work out

    (i.e. if you feel like your bench is stuck, try alternating between bb and db bench)

    also, throw some more variation at your muscles... they get "bored" :hs:
     
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    I would eat more food. I can't gain shit on 3000 cals.
     
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