General Discussion: FUK summer 2015 Six pack challenge = Ineff Challenge - Can you repeat his success


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nothingelseworked
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15 Mar 2012 00:40
CV Laughing out loud
Ju
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15 Mar 2012 00:43
CV Laughing out loud Can sometimes tell you read misc
Zyzz
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15 Mar 2012 00:44
spitfiredealer
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15 Mar 2012 08:43
Ciaran wrote: Laughing out loud

anyone got any tips about balancing left/right arm and chest strength? Really starting to piss me off my rights working a bit harder than my left. No real noticeable difference in the mirror but starting to hold my lifts back

Do you use dumbells? start putting some DB work in you routine should help. Most people will always have a stronger side.
Ruben
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15 Mar 2012 09:06
^^ man knows what he's talking about. Ubercool
carlos
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15 Mar 2012 09:12
Probs been mentioned earlier in the thread, but am at work so can't spend too much time looking just yet.

Been recommended by a few guys at they gym to get on the Creatine, post workout

Had a look online and there's so much bullshit about it, i just need a few answers from those in the know!

1. Will taking Creatine greatly add to my calorie intake?

2. What are the benefits of taking Creatine?

3. I usually spend more time on cardio than on weights, so is it worth taking? I also play squash, climb and swim regularily, too.
Double D
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15 Mar 2012 10:25
1) no
2) water bloated muscles, (supposed) better recovery times
3) probably not
Skinny
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15 Mar 2012 10:28
Good to the point post Double D.
takinglives
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15 Mar 2012 10:59
spitfiredealer wrote:
Ciaran wrote: Laughing out loud

anyone got any tips about balancing left/right arm and chest strength? Really starting to piss me off my rights working a bit harder than my left. No real noticeable difference in the mirror but starting to hold my lifts back

Do you use dumbells? start putting some DB work in you routine should help. Most people will always have a stronger side.

and when you use the dumbbells train your stronger side first then try to match however many reps you do with your weaker side
Ciaran
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15 Mar 2012 11:10
Sound I'll start doing that
spitfiredealer
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15 Mar 2012 11:22
don't do that. Start with your weaker arm, put all your effort and good form into that weaker arm. If you keep going 1st with your stronger arm you are only continuing to make it your dominant arm. If you are trying to match say said number of reps set by the stronger side your form will be compromised and you will bring other muscles into play just to complete the said number of reps.
Crackajack
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15 Mar 2012 11:31
Might be easier to use chest press machine 1 handed than DB? Friend of mine did this after suffering pec tear, slightly different reason obv. Balancing DB on one side is hard, guess it will be working your core as well though.
Seventyfour
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15 Mar 2012 11:31
Ruben wrote: I squat up to around the 120 mark, can go further but don't. Am happy with my legs (strength and size).

I only bench up to about 60.

Are you bench pressing that on a smith or free weight? how many reps / sets etc are you doing at 60k? I'm doing my last set at 60k and look fuck all like you Laughing out loud I am alot bigger than i was though, but pretty fat with it Sad what sups are you taking?



spitfiredealer
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15 Mar 2012 11:37
Crackajack wrote: Might be easier to use chest press machine 1 handed than DB? Friend of mine did this after suffering pec tear, slightly different reason obv. Balancing DB on one side is hard, guess it will be working your core as well though.

yeah sorry i should of said i was thinking if he was doing direct arm work so DB curl. Just adding DB chest press will help balance things out no need to go one side at a time.
Seventyfour
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15 Mar 2012 11:39
I cant dead lift at all my back just won't take it! are there easier ways to strengthen my lower back?
guffer
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15 Mar 2012 12:17
carlos wrote: 2. What are the benefits of taking Creatine?

quick answer - cells in the body use different methods to produce energy depending on the duration of the effort. creatine is used in the ATP-PCR system for short term higher intensity work.

bottom line - taking creatine will probably help you get an extra rep or so

russ74 wrote: I cant dead lift at all my back just won't take it! are there easier ways to strengthen my lower back?

you are doing it wrong if you are knackering your lower back. sounds like it is rounding. look on youtube for how to videos
R
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13190 posts since 17/5/03

15 Mar 2012 12:39
creatine made me shit a lot. i stopped using it.
Commander_Venus
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15 Mar 2012 12:51
Creatine wont add to your calorie intake.

The benefit of creatine is that it's believed we only store enough creatine phosphate for 6 - 10 seconds of high intensity exercise (i.e lifting weights to failure). Once it's used the body will have to resynthesise adenosine-triphosphate using another energy system.

Basically more creative availability in the body = being able to use that energy system to its capabilities for longer.

It's the only supplement that been proven to work.
Commander_Venus
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15 Mar 2012 12:54
russ74 wrote: I cant dead lift at all my back just won't take it! are there easier ways to strengthen my lower back?


Rack pulls or back extention machine. I dont recomment the machine though.
Crackajack
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15 Mar 2012 13:29
Glute Ham Raise or Hyper extensions?

Not a replacement for deadlift but will help increase strength and form is easy