Originally posted by Daver
Good Morning, First of all, I have to say this is the most informative site about body building I've seen. I hate to single out individual contributors here, since everyone seems to have some insight into one thing or another. Glad to have a place lie this to learn from. Thanks for the kind words. We do have many knowledgeable people here, of course we do not always agree, but that's okay.
Okay, I'm 6'7", and 175 pounds. Kinda on the light side. Am currently taking in about 4000 calories a day, which includes 250 grams of protein, half coming from whey and the other half from eggs and meats spread out over 4-5 meals a day. I think I have a high metabolism. Wow, you are quite thin, a true "ectomorph". How long have you been consuming 4000cals, and are you gaining weight? As far as protein, you really should incorporate some other sources, like meat and dairy, Whey and eggs are quickly absorbed, which is great at certain times, like post-work-out. Yes, you definitely have a high metabolism. You really should increase you meals to 6-7 per day. What are your macros? P/C/F
I'm taking 20 grams of L- gletamine per day and also Animal Pak Vitamins blended in a shake. That is good, hopefully you're taking some of that LG post work-out and before bed.
My BP is 125/60. I'm 46 years old. I marathon cycled until this year. Thinking it's gonna hold me back with gaining weight. Yes it will, the two do not really go hand in hand. Long duration running, especially marathon is very catabolic and tends to destroy fast twitch muscle fibers, which is just the opposite of what you want. If you goal is to gain mass you really would need to give up marathon running.
The leg program I'm using now I do once a week, with calf raises and lying leg curls done twice a week. It looks like this:
Vertical Leg Press 4x10
Standing Hip Extensions 3x8
Dumbell Lunges 4x10
Standing Calf Raises 4x10
I'd like to do Leg Extensions too. I have a body Solid EXM-1500, but notice that, even with the seat at it's highest position, the pads for my lower legs are still high on my shins. I've lloked at the animation on www.exrx.com
for this exercise and am not sure if the lower pad should be on my shins or the ankles. As you can see, my legs are really important to me and I'd rather not do any more damage to them if I can. Any thoghts on this or what I might do in general to toughen em up would be appreciated. Thank you. In your case I do no think I would worry too much about leg extensions, continue to focus on the squats, lunges and leg presses. Once you have a good foundation built you will want to go a heavier and drop down to the 4-8 rep range. And yes, the pad should be just above your foot, not up on your shins.