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    Is there such a thing as the body getting used to the workout rutine and stop growing, even if you are pushing it to the limit? Or will it continue growing steady as long as your are eating correctly and pushing the bidy to the limit while working out. The main thing is that I feel my body is ussed to the rutine and it stop growing. Maybe it could be paranoia, but im just wondering if the body could get ussed to excersiing and stop growing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fet123
    Is there such a thing as the body getting used to the workout rutine and stop growing, even if you are pushing it to the limit? Or will it continue growing steady as long as your are eating correctly and pushing the bidy to the limit while working out. The main thing is that I feel my body is ussed to the rutine and it stop growing. Maybe it could be paranoia, but im just wondering if the body could get ussed to excersiing and stop growing.
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    Yes, it is usually because your body has adapted to the routine you are doing and your muscles can already take the "intensity" you are performing. Remember to measure your progress. Keep doing what you are doing if you are seeing gains and results. Once you reach a plateau, it is important to change up the volume, frequency, intensity, loading scheme and so forth so then your body won't know what to expect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForemanRules
    Post your exact workout in detail and your stats.

    its been 4 weeks since I really started working out. Since I started I gained 4 pounds currently I am 137lbs and 5,9ft. I always been very skinny but I am seing improvement. my body fat is pretty low dont know exactly what it is, but I know its low. I now I am much stronger cause I restled a friend and i did much better than before I started. I try to go 4 to 5 days to the gym and I do upper and lower body split, Usually 3 days upper body and 1 lower body. My rutine varies different excersices to keep it changing, I do a lot of dumbbell execises and some machine ones(not to many), I rotate the execises constantly. I eat healthy and help it out with some protein shakes. I usually do 3 set of 8 reps on all my exercises. And I push it to the point the 8 one is imposible to do. I usually stay in the gym for 1 to 2 hours more in the 1 hour range.

    I know im stronger but I dont feel the burning sensation I used to feel when I started working out. I am not sore anymore and it feels like if I dint go to the gim at all. I might be getting stronger, im not sure if bigger some friends say yeah but i dont see it.

    One question. whats plateau?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fet123
    its been 4 weeks since I really started working out. Since I started I gained 4 pounds currently I am 137lbs and 5,9ft. I always been very skinny but I am seing improvement. my body fat is pretty low dont know exactly what it is, but I know its low. I now I am much stronger cause I restled a friend and i did much better than before I started. I try to go 4 to 5 days to the gym and I do upper and lower body split, Usually 3 days upper body and 1 lower body. My rutine varies different excersices to keep it changing, I do a lot of dumbbell execises and some machine ones(not to many), I rotate the execises constantly. I eat healthy and help it out with some protein shakes. I usually do 3 set of 8 reps on all my exercises. And I push it to the point the 8 one is imposible to do. I usually stay in the gym for 1 to 2 hours more in the 1 hour range.

    I know im stronger but I dont feel the burning sensation I used to feel when I started working out. I am not sore anymore and it feels like if I dint go to the gim at all. I might be getting stronger, im not sure if bigger some friends say yeah but i dont see it.

    One question. whats plateau?

    Thanks for the help

    Wow, My brain just exploded. (#9)

    Okay, first off, you can't expect to get huge in one month...thats ridiculous.
    Secondly your split sucks ass hardcore.
    3 upper body days? Why? 1 lower? Why?
    This is too horrible to even begin.

    Read the stickies in this forum. All of them. and then head over to the nutrion forum and read those.

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    use this split- dont be in the gym for over an hour and keep a routine- there is no way u stopped growing if its 4 weeks, this isnt an overnight thing, if it was, every1 would be huge- read the nutrition stickies and training stickies and do what it says
    day 1- upper push
    day 2-off
    day 3- lower- quad dominant
    day 4- upper pull
    day 5- off
    day 6- lower- hamstring dominant
    day 7- off

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    myCATpowerlifts I never said I was expecting to get huge in a month, all I said is that i thought i stopped my steady growing that I was seing in the past weeks. I know I cant get huge fast.


    mike456 Thanks for your help. Ill look into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CowPimp
    Overload is one of the principles of an effective workout. If you aren't doing anything to force your body to adapt, then it won't.
    Yes, well said...it's really that simple.

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