AlexaMay

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  • in reply to: Cut to bulk #447872
    AlexaMay
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    Overthinking is my middle name Bryce 😅 thanks for your answer to my essays! Have a great week much appreciated

    in reply to: Cut to bulk #447219
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    Brilliant thanks Bryce. Yeah for my cut during the last 6 weeks I removed all things I couldn’t recover from such as drop sets and no way was I doing finishers. Just bread and butter. But then strength took a little dive in the last weeks as my weight randomly dipped as calories increased. Just took a deload as I went on quite an aggressive hiking trip in Canada that even though it was time off hypertrophy for almost a week (bodyweight only) I know my body as a whole needs aid in recovery so I’m training just one set per exercise for a few more days until I feel fresh to start with a accumulation phase if needed to ace mechanics of new movements for a few weeks before pushing to failure sets for phases 2 and 3. So I will do as suggested and ease it slow especially in the next few weeks and see how I respond. Just nervous to loose anymore as I figure out my maintenance/small surplus to take me into my bulking phase. Thanks Bryce

    So just one more Q. Would you taper bulking with phases such as smaller increments in initial mechanical dialing phase and phase 2 and then bump up a larger amount to aid phase 3 to include drop sets or more volume? Or are they 2 separate entities? Should your bulking be anyway related to the volume of training you are doing? Intensity I always aim to fail but phase 2 with less volume so intensity is always there if you know what I mean

    in reply to: Cut to bulk #446306
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    Sorry also should add I am already in what the app considers surplus calories for my weight and height but thinking if for a few weeks aim a little higher until we are somewhere a little ‘less scary’ it’s a few KG but I don’t like being this lean at all. And I’m not lean lean. Just not where I want to be. And I feel like I lost too much muscle as my performance started to dip at the end even when I was eating more but weight going down still.

    in reply to: Hamstring imbalance training (from ACL reconstruction) #418589
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    No need to apologize Joe and I appreciate your answer 🙏 to be honest it’s not a huge problem. I’m not aesthetically driven and I’m more performance focused so whilst it doesn’t hinder my performance leg vs leg I think it’s just going to be one of my quirks. Thanks joe 🙏

    in reply to: Hamstring imbalance training (from ACL reconstruction) #418312
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    Bump but let me know if this isn’t a great question ! 😅

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    Bump 🙏

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    Just actually searched for ACL on here and found a bunch of other wonky doers like me with muscle imbalances from ACL reconstruction🥲

    Question I have: your replies focused a lot about matching reps with strong leg but I don’t want my strong leg to come down to balence with the weaker leg, but I would like (of course I would lol but probably not viable) to bring my weak leg up. It’s only on this one exercise pattern that is slightly weaker but not on RDL. So is doing more volume by 2 sets on weaker leg on curls not the best method of attack? To be honest I’m greatful I can workout and I did put in the work for rehab. Mostly visible difference more then strength.

    in reply to: 3rd Set mental barrier #405594
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    Thanks so much Bryce. To be honest all my loads are still increasing although I’m in a cutting phase. So I’ll probably stick here for a while until things taper. I think for me I’ll stick with the 2 sets on hack just out of personal preference. I seem to go into 2 sets with more motivation and perform better at 2 sets then if I were it I did 3, I think it’s half mental, half I’m just wiped out, so I’ll keep that as that’s good for my progression. Cheers Bryce

    in reply to: 3rd Set mental barrier #404100
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    Dam, put it in the wrong tag group. Sorry guys. Meant to be for training.

    in reply to: Quad biased Bulgarians #358328
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    Don’t know where you are in the world but with the birds I can hear in that answer it sounds beautiful!
    Thanks Bryce, so in terms of your answer, I will have a look at the set up for my next leg session to see what type of split variation I can use to get that knee as far from the hip. My ankle mobility is a limiting factor without the use of wedges to hit the quads so I’m thinking Bulgarians wouldn’t be suitable if I am correct in thinking. I’ll have a look back at my set up. Once again Thankyou Bryce for answering this especially on a weekend. Really appreciated.

    in reply to: Quad biased Bulgarians #357132
    AlexaMay
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    Sorry just pumping this question up 🙏

    in reply to: Quad biased Bulgarians #356214
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    And compensate for this ‘mobility*’
    …Friday brain

    in reply to: Quad biased Bulgarians #356212
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    I mean limited by mobility not flexibility 🙃

    in reply to: I lost my mum/back step #308583
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    Havnt listened to Joes or Bryce’s response yet but just wanted to say heart goes out to you Tom. It’s understandable your heart isn’t in it at this exact moment as your heart has been shattered by something quite traumatic. Just wanted to say keep going man. You are obviously aware of some really great positive steps like reducing your time on social media and spending time with the kids. Gym will always be there to focus on when your ready. Your head matters as much as your heart. Also your kicking ass especially as a cancer survivor. I’m a stroke survivor (in my 30s 🥲) keep going man. Your Mojo will come back in time as you heal. Your stronger then you think

    in reply to: Cable width (wide) #300137
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    Brilliant thanks so much Bryce for the feedback. Trying to get my gym to purchase the dual cable. Most gyms don’t here in France which is weird I find! Most English gyms had them when! Thanks Bryce

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