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Old 11-11-2010, 05:03 PM   #11
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what weight/reps do you do for dips and pullups?
usually do 3x5 or 2x8 (switch it up every so often). i am a hard gainer, so i only add 2.5 pounds to each lift every week. 2.5 pound jumps does not sound like much, but adds up over time.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:24 PM   #12
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yocrew and wakewill, yea thats right, keeping your resting times low between sets keeps your heart rate up; in turn keeps the amount of energy your using higher. also yocrew, if you switch and do your lifting first and your cardio second, imo, you'll see better gains. lifting first, you utilize your stored energy/food you ate to get through the lift because the body will break down carbs before fat. also the energy released from the breakdown of carbs is more than that of the energy from breaking down fats; thus you will be able to use this more efficient energy to lift more weight for more reps, producing more muscle gains. now after using your carbs up during lifting, by the time you get to doing cardio, your body is forced to breakdown fats because there are no more carbs; so it dips into your body's stored fat for energy. boom!


edit: i'm not saying that this is the ONLY way to workout/cardio; i'm simply suggesting something and providing reasoning for it.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:25 PM   #13
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bigjordan, do you do all those lifts each of the two times you lift per week? or is it split up?
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bigjordan, do you do all those lifts each of the two times you lift per week? or is it split up?
definitely split up. its next to impossible(for me at least) to do multiple sets of heavy deads and heavy squats on the same day. i do squats, pullups, and dips on one day. several days later, i do deads and press.
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cool thats what i hoped hahaa. that woulda been a bit overkill on your spinal erectors. i would suggest however to do pullups with deadlifts as both exercises target the back muscles; unless your trying to incorporate your back into both days? but seeing that your looking to gain strength, doing pullups and deads together imo would help build your upper back (especially when done after deads)
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i lift as much as possible, but ive been really busy lately, so its been about 2x a week. started when i moved up to varisty basketball. im a post player, so i need to be tough to bang around for a while
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:31 PM   #17
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cool thats what i hoped hahaa. that woulda been a bit overkill on your spinal erectors. i would suggest however to do pullups with deadlifts as both exercises target the back muscles; unless your trying to incorporate your back into both days? but seeing that your looking to gain strength, doing pullups and deads together imo would help build your upper back (especially when done after deads)
I'll give that some thought. My main priority when deciding what to do on which day was to split up the press and the dips, so that my shoulders and chest wouldnt be so fatigued, preventing me from finishing all of my reps.
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mike; nice man, i'm no basketball player being 5'6" lol. I guess make sure you don't neglect doing your legs for sure. gotta have something to thro that weight up top around with, as well as making a strong base to root yourself to the ground for checks and stuff. lol i know nothing about basketball.
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lol i made the mistake of not doing legs enough (out of high school now, but may play next year in college)
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bigjordan; i see what your sayin. do you bench at all, or just stick with dips and overhead press?
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