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    I do mine exactly like the video
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    ^Thank you. That's honestly good to know.

    See a lot of loose form, almost standing up and pulling to the belt line. I assume variety or switching things up never hurts, but the strict form is what I saw in those early bbing mags and books.

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    I'd prefer strict form/lower weight over increased risk for injury any day.
    -I know your words, just not together.

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    ^True. True.

    Monday, March 29, 2010

    Back/Biceps
    Pull ups (negatives) 3 sets of 5
    5, 5, 5
    Lat Pull Downs 3 sets of 8-10
    120 X 10, 10, 10
    One armed dumbbell rows 3 sets of 8-10
    60 X 8, 8, 8
    Seated rows 3 sets of 8-10
    120 X 10, 10, 10
    Bicep curls 3 sets of 8-10
    65 X 12, 12, 12
    Hammer curls 3 sets of 8-10
    30's X 10, 10, 10
    Cardio, Life Fitness 3.5 speed @ 3.5 incline X 20 minutes

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    I do BB rows like the video, except when I try to use too much weight . Some bodybuilders are at an incline when rowing. I'm pretty sure Dorian Yates would be at an incline when doing Yates rows.

    Do you guys use straps when rowing?

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    Straps are for pussies. Bare, raw and brute, if you cant do the weight-fuck it...dont do it.

    I'm proud of every callous I have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juggernaut View Post
    Straps are for pussies. Bare, raw and brute, if you cant do the weight-fuck it...dont do it.

    I'm proud of every callous I have.

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    Well, I guess I'm a pussy then cause when the weight gets too heavy, I use straps. Esecially lately for deads. Why should I not use the heavy weight if the only thing not letting me is my grip?
    Basically, delay growth of my larger musles for my forearms?
    Doesn't make sense.
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    Purchased a package of Ketostix and the strip says nada. No change.

    And so I Google and find this:

    "Lots of newbies panic over ketostix colors or worship ketostix color and allow it to dictate their eating. You can be purple and not lose and beige and be a big loser. Don't let the stix upset you.

    The stix don't tell you all about ketosis and are only a tool you should be using if you have made a change in the foods you are eating and want to see if it has knocked you out of ketosis. There are physical indicators of Ketosis you will experience that are much more reliable. The taste in your mouth, smell of your pee, your breath, the loss of appetite, the craving control, and of course the weight and inches lost eating all the food.


    Note: If your ketostix do not turn purple despite the fact that you are doing everything correctly, you may still show a decrease in appetite, an improvement in well-being, a loosening of your clothes and a slow but steady weight loss and reduction in inches. This simply means that you are not producing enough ketones to register on the strips but enough to burn fat. Remember, the strips are tools; making them change color is not the sole object of the game. (Taken from page 138 of the DANDR.)


    Moreover, in most cases the LTS (lipylosis testing strips) will no longer turn pink or purple once you are taking in 50 or more grams of carbs a day, so they are of no use as people get above that level of carb intake. [DANDR,Lipolysis Testing Strips: Proof Positive,
    Chapter 11}

    Hint:
    Take these things into consideration if you think you are in ketosis but the stix are not showing positive results:

    Check the expiration on the bottle to be sure the strips are still good. The seal on a new bottle should not be broken.


    Partially used bottles can possibly be defective if they have been stored for any length of time and exposed to moisture or high temperatures.


    The color of your ketone testing stix isn't important to your weight loss. All the stix measure is the amount of excess ketones your body created from your fats both dietary and storage left over after you have burned up all the ones you are using for energy at that time.


    For both of the following examples all numbers are made up:


    You can alter the amount in your urine by drinking more water and eliminating them more frequently in smaller concentration. If you pee 200 ounces of water you will have a lower concentration on your stix then if you pee 50 ounces of water for the same total amount of ketones eliminated from your system. Say 8,000 ketones "peed" out. The 50 ozer would show 160 dark purple and the 200 ozer would show 40 and be moderate. Same ketone total amount but 2 different colors on the stix. For this example stix are measured in ounces of pee not dL


    Another is exercise:


    Every one in this example eats the same amount of the exact same foods, is in the same metabolic category, and has the same height and weight, and drinks the same amount of water.


    Person A is very muscular and produces 10000 Ketones a day from diet and stored fat, burns 10000 in energy expenditure and has 0 excess ketones to pee on those stix hence they never change

    Person B works out like crazy and produces 10050 ketones also from diet and stored fats, burns 10000 in energy expenditures and pees out 50 turning the stix light pink.
    Person C produces 6000 ketones burns 6000 and has no color change
    Person D produces 6000 ketones is an exercise slug and burns 2000 giving her 4000 to pee out making the stix dark purple.


    All of them are stix slaves so person A says I'm losing weight but I'm not in ketosis why?

    Person B says my stix are only pink and I'm losing weight what am I doing wrong?
    Person C says I'm not in ketosis and I'm not losing weight what am I doing wrong?
    Person D is doing the whoopee dance and in about 3 weeks will be posting I've been dark purple since day 1 and have stopped losing weight what am I doing wrong?"

    Saturday is my weigh-in, so I'll let that be the measuring stick rather than purple on that test strip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyDevil View Post
    I do BB rows like the video, except when I try to use too much weight . Some bodybuilders are at an incline when rowing. I'm pretty sure Dorian Yates would be at an incline when doing Yates rows.

    Do you guys use straps when rowing?

    Quote Originally Posted by juggernaut View Post
    Straps are for pussies. Bare, raw and brute, if you cant do the weight-fuck it...dont do it.

    I'm proud of every callous I have.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaMayor View Post
    No straps although I have a pair. Not rowing right now. Was curious about form, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by FMJ View Post
    Well, I guess I'm a pussy then cause when the weight gets too heavy, I use straps. Esecially lately for deads. Why should I not use the heavy weight if the only thing not letting me is my grip?
    Basically, delay growth of my larger musles for my forearms?
    Doesn't make sense.
    Agreed.

    And I normally used a mixed grip to combat the bar rolling out of my hands.

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    Chest and triceps now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juggernaut View Post
    Straps are for pussies. Bare, raw and brute, if you cant do the weight-fuck it...dont do it.

    I'm proud of every callous I have.
    Straps are for pussies when it comes to deadlifts, because it is a competition lift, and they are not allowed, so why use them.

    But when doing BB rows it gets to a point where the forearms give out. Since this is not a forearm movement, imo straps actually allow better back development because you can use heavier weight with good form. If forearm develop is what you want, then wrist curls, and wrist rollers are what you need.

    Oh, and btw, I am proud of every callous I have also. I do not own straps, but after this discussion, I think I will get a pair
    Last edited by JerseyDevil; 03-31-2010 at 06:49 PM.

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    Wednesday, March 31, 2010

    Chest/Shoulder/Triceps
    Incline DB benches 3 sets of 8-10
    50's X 10, 10, 9
    Chest Machine 3 sets of 8-10
    85 X 10, 10, 8
    Dip machine 3 sets of 8-10
    135 X 6, 7, 6
    Pec deck 3 sets of 8-10
    115 X 10, 7, 6
    Seated DB Press 3 sets of 8-10
    30's X 8, 4, 4
    Single-arm machine tricep extensions 3 sets of 8-10
    40# X 10, 10, 10 (last set, assisted left arm with right hand, reps 7-10)
    40# X 10, 10, 30# X 10
    Treadmill 3.5 incline 3.5 speed X 10 minutes

    Shortchanged myself for time. Rushing to get sets in before 10 p.m. closing time. Maybe 30 seconds rest between sets and only ten minutes cardio.

    On the treadmill now.

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    I like straps because it allows me to use double overhand grip on heavy pulls & shrugs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Curt James View Post
    Wednesday, March 31, 2010

    Chest/Shoulder/Triceps
    Incline DB benches 3 sets of 8-10
    50's X 10, 10, 9
    Chest Machine 3 sets of 8-10
    85 X 10, 10, 8
    Dip machine 3 sets of 8-10
    135 X 6, 7, 6
    Pec deck 3 sets of 8-10
    115 X 10, 7, 6
    Seated DB Press 3 sets of 8-10
    30's X 8, 4, 4
    Single-arm machine tricep extensions 3 sets of 8-10
    40# X 10, 10, 10 (last set, assisted left arm with right hand, reps 7-10)
    40# X 10, 10, 30# X 10
    Treadmill 3.5 incline 3.5 speed X 10 minutes

    Shortchanged myself for time. Rushing to get sets in before 10 p.m. closing time. Maybe 30 seconds rest between sets and only ten minutes cardio.

    On the treadmill now.
    Good workout! Almost identical routine as I did tonight except for the treadmill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyDevil View Post
    Straps are for pussies when it comes to deadlifts, because it is a competition lift, and they are not allowed, so why use them.

    But when doing BB rows it gets to a point where the forearms give out. Since this is not a forearm movement, imo straps actually allow better back development because you can use heavier weight with good form. If forearm develop is what you want, then wrist curls, and wrist rollers are what you need.

    Oh, and btw, I am proud of every callous I have also. I do not own straps, but after this discussion, I think I will get a pair
    I own straps, but I'm too @#$% stupid to use them.





    Quote Originally Posted by rahaas View Post
    Good workout! Almost identical routine as I did tonight
    Thank you. It's a nice routine. I've followed it before.

    Quote Originally Posted by rahaas View Post
    except for the treadmill.
    Well, I only got ten minutes in before time was up. I guess I could have walked in circles in the gym parking lot for another ten minutes.

    Or, yeah, arrived at the gym at a reasonable time.

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