Originally Posted by MuscleHead
I've been pretty slack with my training lately, due to 1) time constraints but mostly 2) motivation constraints. I don't plan on competing again in a show, but Im going to try and get back into competitive wrestling after Christmas.
Gymnastics rings, keg lifts, burpees, squat jumps (all in my garage).
1) Grab a keg (~ 85% full of sand) and clean and press it for 8 reps (strict form, more muscle isolation as opposed to jerking), then immediately into 10 burpees (wearing a weight vest). Rested 2 minutes, repeated 4 more times.
2) Chins on the rings (8 reps), superset with 12 squat jumps, all wearing a weight vest. Rested 2 mins, repeated 4 times. (chins went 6, 5, 5, 4).
3) Cardio on the elliptical for 20 minutes at a moderate pace, ~80% HR.
4) Post workout on musclemecca.com
Like don't sway side to side when doing db curls
or don't let your back move period, even the Pro BBers do those mistakes
but they keep gaining, like i said in another thread i got up to 40lb DB curls
now up to 8-10 reps no swaying, or forcing. all the other dudes in the gym
bigger, or just leaner than me, can't do that, they sway and bend their elbows...
sorry Iron, just had to give my 2 cents buddy
"It doesn't matter how strong your muscles are, it's how you use them" :jerkoff1:
Came across this study, thought it would be very important for members here. Previous studies have indicated the necessity of a functioning IGF-1 receptor in initiating the signaling steps (think of it as a domino effect) which lead to protein synthesis.
However, a new study recently found that increasing the mechanical load was able to still activate this same pathway leading to protein synthesis, even without a functioning IGF1 receptor.
To sum it up, this is just more evidence that the stronger you get in an exercise with good form, the more muscle you will have.
A functional insulin-like growth factor receptor is not necessary for load-induced skeletal muscle hypertrophy.1: J Physiol. 2008 Jan 1;586(Pt 1):283-91. Epub 2007 Nov 1.
Increasing the mechanical load on skeletal muscle results in increased expression of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I), which is thought to be a critical step in the induction of muscle hypertrophy...... These data suggest that increased mechanical load can induce muscle hypertrophy and activate the Akt and p70(s6k) independent of a functioning IGF-I receptor.
hey Ironslave,, whenever i do pulldowns then change to pullups for a few weeks i find that am weeker at the beginning on pull ups from wut i originally left of b4,, but then i become stronger on pullups within the next few weeks....but then when i go back to doing pulldowns i find myself weaker, i mean not as strong as were i left of ya know, and originally am able to do more weight on pulldowns than what my bodyweight is,,and then also within the next few weeks i become stronger on pulldowns again,,,and the vica verca happens...is there any scientific explanation to that, or just any explanation????thx bro....