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August 14, 2022 at 6:39 am in reply to: Rest Day Diet #454890
I tend to eat the same foods tbh myself, but I don’t have my PWO meal that’s it which is rice base cereal with protein, but I reduce some carbs and increase more fats on my rest days to some meals.August 13, 2022 at 12:39 am in reply to: Training age #453909
Also Joe as well if I can add, you have advised me to follow the latest program that you are currently doing with Terrance, now my thoughts are well this is designed to suit Terrance and not myself, we get told no matter what program we follow it doesn’t really matter, but this is where mentally it makes me wonder otherwise if that makes sense and makes me ask these questions. 👍🏽August 12, 2022 at 4:20 pm in reply to: Training age #453603
Hey Joe, this message was not meant to sound negative mate and there was no disrespect to your knowledge, app or anything mate so I just wanted to clarify that. I’ve been on here a year now nearly and I have learnt a hell of a lot so thank you for that.
For my own journey Joe I myself have been at it for over 20yrs, just not bodybuilding focussed in general (which is just under 2 years, but over the years I’ve trained, lifted weights, but I have been also a long term dieter, had multiple of surgeries to recover from including a radical nephrectomy and a 5lb cancer tumour, I’ve had eating disorders, I’ve been obsessed with calorie counting, I’ve lost over 140lb years back which I have still kept off, because I’ve never given up in trying my best to stay as active and healthy in all my years regardless of any hurdle or brick wall. That said this is not about what experience I’ve got or what ever, this is me thinking I’m 40yr old next year, you can check my insta if you wish (tomsjourneyy) just I’ve come away from social media now since mum passed away in feb, but I’ve heard many times that it may to go late for me now to try and gain optimal size as the older I get it gets harder to build muscle, weather this is true or not I don’t no, but I am in good shape now, just a little small for my liking. Currently 69kg, I did have a bad experience with a coach last year but that’s another story, but I was getting at the point that when asking about training splits and advice especially by coaches that don’t know your background etc, you get the simple replies, “you got to do what works for you”, “there is no best program”, “you got to train hard” (I think I train hard but is it hard enough? How do I know lol, I lift weights, I stop when I can lift anymore, I log, I progress, I get stronger, but then hit walls with exercise form and techniques etc, I don’t want to be working 10-12hrs at work, going gym for 1-2hrs 5/6 days a week (well I do) but I don’t want to be wasting my time doing what I think is right, wrong! You said it with the imbalance word, that was great advice, but again it’s like with the top set an back off sets, is that enough volume for someone with a training age my type or a more advance person? I heard Dorian Yates once said, go for 4-5 sets most exercises and beat the shit of them!
Honestly Joe I’ve watch nearly all your videos, like you said, it takes years upon years, I’ve no right to ask.
Thank you for your time and recommendations, I will check it out. So is it the current that you are doing now? And as long as it has the 3 big compounds in it as well as more upper frequency/volume I’ll be happy to run that. Peace 🙏🏻
TomAugust 10, 2022 at 2:51 am in reply to: Powerbuilder lift percentages #450745
Hi Bryce with this I’ve experienced the same issues, I’ve also put this as a 4 day weekly split by adding the delts with arm days, So I basically do 2 on, 1 off, 2 on and then 2 off, and on rest days I do 30 mins cardio at low intensity on the bike. Can you explain the difference between a SLDL and a normal Deadlift? Does one more focus on the hamstrings and the other more so the posterior Chain and overall body parts. I don’t get how sometimes some exercises are programmed for the given sets that your wanting us to aim for. For instance for what is an isolation movement you will give us a rep range between 6-8, where as an isolation is ideal 12-15 let’s say. This is my 3rd program since joking the app nearly a year again and I’ve just noticed lots of differences, it can be quite confusing at the best of times lol.August 4, 2022 at 10:02 am in reply to: Running your own program #444692
Still having issues with deleting exercises and editing the way I want things but it won’t allow for me to take out exercises I’ve added. I keep getting a message telling me to edit program, go to delete exercise, or the 3 dots which are not there and nothing has changed after various exchange of emails and raising the issue over and over again. Kinda frustrating tbh and feel like I’m just talking to a robot. I’m sure Joe and Bryce are not in control of this but other than that it just needs raising and with several times now of trying to fix it, nothing has been solved. Love the app but it can be annoying at times haha. Keep the faith tho as they say and just hope it gets fixed 💪🏽
Haha….impatient is the word mate. The world has gone impatient mad nowadays even on the roads as well. I think I’m a bit pissed off that I’ve wasted years of doing the wrong stuff, I was over weight most of my younger years, I love over 140lbs when I was 20yrs and then had a kidney removed through to cancer when I was 25, then since then just been doing mix of running and lifting weights, I’m still 68kg now and I’d say I’m about 2 years of proper lifting under my belt and progress is very slow, but consistent and consistent of tweaking, finding what works for me, what doesn’t, still looking haha, and plenty of learning, but I’m 40yr old next year and hoping I’ve not left it to late. I am in good shape now but I would like to build more muscle but as I said I hope I’m not to late and I’m wasting my time trying to give it the 150% I’m giving it.
Brilliant Joe thank you, so I’m going to do the back day with dead’s,, incorporate the shoulders and arms day into one, have the leg day with squats and then have the chest day with bench, so it’s a 4 day split, 3 days off recovery and I’ll have the 3 big movements in there which I’m happy with that I can progress with, also I can ask would you fit a RDL in the leg day or will it be to much load on the lower back you think over the week? I’m used to doing more exercises on leg days on an A/B day with legs. Feel like I’ve been spinning my wheels for ages on hybrid programming and just a lot of over training, etc.July 31, 2022 at 9:45 am in reply to: Ben pollock program #439978
I do like the sound of this program but don’t like the sound of these two days that have been programmed apart. Cheers
Hi Bryce, I’ve had a look at this program and it looks good. Can I ask will be be ok to just train back, chest and legs just once a week? I see the other 2 days which is more arms and shoulders focussed will that be ok? Atm I’m currently doing Push pull legs (squat focused) and then rest, then upper and lower (hinge movement included) I usually add shoulders and arms in my upper session and at the end of my push and pull?
For me it’s about reducing volume in terms of more exercises and decreasing fatigue and maintaining performance if that makes sense and focussed more on my bang for my buck workouts if that makes true senseJuly 27, 2022 at 11:51 pm in reply to: Running your own program #436771
Thanks Joe. Much appreciated.July 27, 2022 at 8:01 am in reply to: Running your own program #435867
I’ve done this Bryce, nothing has been resolvedJuly 27, 2022 at 4:53 am in reply to: Running your own program #435698
I also don’t get “start program” just keeps saying edit program or exercise.July 27, 2022 at 4:52 am in reply to: Running your own program #435697
I’m also getting the same issues! And automated email replies.July 22, 2022 at 4:14 am in reply to: My Body Fat Percentage #430417
Hi Xavier, I am in the same position tbh. Been bulking for around 9-10months. Did you implement any cardio for general health purposes and what kinda training structure/program did you follow for your entire bulking phase?