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    PLEASE give me some help!! ARGH

    alright all, how you doing?

    I've got a problem and its really pissing me off, I've been training on and off for the last 5 years... but seriously over the last 9 months or so but the thing is I'm not seeing results.

    my diet is good and I'm getting enough carbs/caolories/protein and haven't got a clue where I'm going wrong?

    I've changed my routine on a couple of occasions ie: training the chest/arms/back/shoulders once a week then I tried twice a week but lowering the intensity of the workout and they haven't worked so whats going wrong?

    THESE ARE THE EXCERCISES I'VE BEEN USING: (I train at home)

    chest - decline/flat bench press
    push up
    dips

    shoulders - lateral raises/bent over raises
    upright rows
    military press

    Triceps - kickbacks
    overhead extensions


    biceps - precher curls/ ez-bar curls/21's/


    back - only recently started doing deadlifts
    bent over rows dumbell/barbell


    I have a problem with my knee at the moment so no leg training is happening at the moment.

    has anyone got any avice?

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    In most cases where a person just isn't seeing results can be traced to a couple problems...
    Not the right Diet, are you sure your getting the right food and enough of it for your particular body makeup?
    What is your rest like? Do you give your muscle enough time to recover between workouts and are you getting enough sleep at night?
    Are your workouts intense, are you increasing the weight on every couple workouts?

    One problem I see with what your doing is you have a couple finishing type exercises that unless your an advanced body builder looking to isolate, you could do without.

    Drop the Kickbacks, Pushups and the 21's
    Add Deadlifts (I see you started
    Squats (depending on your knee problems)
    BB curls
    Close grip bench and Skulls (tri's)

    What are your reps like? how many sets per exercise and how many exercises do you currently do?

    You really need to do leg work, (I know, you said you had a bad knee) but when have you ever seen a guy with a huge upper body and small legs, almost never so if you can, start working them legs.

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    Just something you might like to think about..... I have been training for a year now and guess what? I see myself everyday!! Thats right every day...... If i were to think how i looked a year ago as compared to now i would say theres not much change. But i took photos of last year and the last week and put them side by side and the difference is actually quite impressive (i think so anyway ) Here for pic
    Im just saying you probably have changed but dont notice it that much. Always remember consistancy is the key!! Eat right on your non training days as well!! And dont expect to look like Arnie if your a natural b/b as well.

    How about posting what your eating and your current stats?

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    cheers lads appreciated..

    scotty you asked a couple of questions and here are my answers I get plenty of sleep somewhere between 8-12 hours a night and I think I am getting enough rest between workouts.

    During my workouts I normally do 8 sets max on each muscle group and keep to reps of about 8-12.

    I won't be able to do squats because of my knee.


    and peetrips thanks for your reply too...

    my stats are like this 5"8 18%bf (on those dodgy scales) biceps just under 16 forearms about 12 and I'm 25 years old.

    thing is my brother is getting great results which is really pissing me off

    thanks again lads..

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    8-12 reps are to high for most body parts, you should consider dropping it down to 4-6 or 6-8 at most.

    Change some of the exercises as I'd suggested, I assume your brother is doing the same thing as you? is he younger?

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    yeah mate he is younger, only by 18 months though..

    I normally do 12 reps for a warm up set and then lower them as I've completed each set, the lowest I go down to is 8.

    thing is, I read so much stuff about bb on the net in magazines and one thing alwys contradicts the other probably becuase what works for one person might not work for the other.

    I'm confused and its pissing me off...

    thanks for your help mate, any other advice??

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    Originally posted by Scotty the Body
    are you getting enough sleep at night?
    I have been lifting for about 4 years now. This past January I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnia (sp?) and given (well, not given) a CPAP machine that keeps me from waking up frpm when I stop breathing. I was stopping breathing over 500 a night when tested.

    A week our two later I noticed ENORMOUS strength differences in the gym. I was completely stunned.

    This is all to say...rest is very important.

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    Sparks, your right when you said "what works for one person might not work for the other" so maybe if the 8 rep minimum isn't working for you, its time to try the low rep method.

    Your goals should always be to increase your weight, if you are going a long period of time without, its time to make changes.

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    Wow Pepper, how did you come to that diagnoses? were you having sleep problems for a long period of time?

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    Well, what is weird is how you go on with your life for so long living with something you didn't know you had. I went to the doctor about a sore throat and she spent maybe 30 seconds on that and asked "how are you sleeping?"

    I said, "I'm tired all the time, but isn't everyone?" She asked a few questions and the next thing I know I am sleeping at a clinic.

    I can't tell you how long I have had this, but I had no idea what it felt like to get a good nights sleep. I feel better than I did in college. I'd have to say that i have had this problem for 10 years.

    My wife felt HORRIBLE b/c she had noticed the symtoms for years and did not think much of it.

    Anyone who is told that they stop breathing then wake up with a snort ought to immediately check into this. It sounds corny, but I am new man and have actually lost a good bit of body fat in the last 2 months.

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    Do/did you snore a lot before?

    My father does the same thing, stops breathing and then snorts and starts breathing again but I don't think it wakes him up, scares my mom some times.
    Do/did you have any sines troubles?

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    I did snore a good bit. It was a huge joke around our house. Now, I lightly snore so the wife is getting more sleep now too.

    Nope, no sinus trouble.

    I am real paranoid about getting colds now b/c the congestion interfers with the CPAP. I have an army of meds to crack open if I ever get stopped up.

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    According to my wife I snore quite loud, but only when I sleep on my back.

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    thing is though scotty I've tried all different types of rep range and still no results... I might try 6-8 again lol..

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    Have your lifts been increasing in weight?

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