Teh Artz of lifting

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  1. takumi6

    takumi6 New Member

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    Okay.. I've been bulking well sort of.. my stats are 5'11 started out at 220lbs and dropped 148ish to now 154... trying to get around 165... pure muscle.. but here is my question... Should i lift heavy? What i mean is should i keep going up in weights or do moderation of weights but more reps till my muscle fatigue out? I have increased my bench and am going up in weights till i can do like 1 rep... but I was wondering if lowering my weight and doing 15 reps should get to where i want to be... which is lower bodyfat percentage and pure strength... :noes: btw.. for fucksakes my goal is also to do 100 push ups non-stop.. i know its pathetic..
     
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    lift the heaviest weights you can so that you can get 8 reps and not more than 12.
     
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    100 pushups nonstop = 135x50
     
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    when i lift the heavier weights does it matter if i lift it in slow-motion or fast... obviously lifting slower = tired easily... does it really matter? do you work out your muscle group much harder by doing that?
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    When I was benching 285 and weighed 170, I could only do like 40 pushups. :wtc:
     
  6. Skeletor

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    pushups are all about pain when it comes to going until failure. You gotta push yourself through the burning and convince yourself you can keep going. I instantly went from being able to do 50 to being able to do 70 when I figured that out. It's really not that difficult of an exercise if you're a skinny bitch.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    The only thing doing that many pushups does for you is.......makes you better at doing a lot of pushups.
     
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    look at yourself in the mirror and then re-read your post.


    muscle endurance is not directly related to max strength.
     
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  10. Skeletor

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    Obviously. However unless you're fucking huge the pushup is relatively easy exercise as I said... and a lot of it is mental. I'm not saying he should be able to do 100 pushups because he's an average size with a huge bench press :dunno: And why would I look in the mirror, did you not see the "skinny bitch" part?
     
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    do you work out?
     
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    He has the ideal pear shaped physique.
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Working through the pain isn't hard, I just never did many sets over 8 reps so my endurance was pretty low. :o
     
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