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comment Looking to maintain (not gain) while working out 6-7 days a week
How long have you been on this plan?
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comment Looking to maintain (not gain) while working out 6-7 days a week
@TaylorKimmel Whether or not it's too much depends on whether you're recovering. Some months I can train six days a week, other months I can't. It depends on food and sleep and other recovery factors like stress. That's what I meant by my first paragraph--if you're getting stronger and able to train, it's working. If not then you may have to cut back.
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comment Looking to maintain (not gain) while working out 6-7 days a week
Also--I've seen 5x5 and 6x6 hailed as great recipes for getting bigger...if you lift three times a week, don't do cardio, and eat a ton. But I bet 3x3 or 4x4 plus six days a week of cardio won't get you too big.
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comment Looking to maintain (not gain) while working out 6-7 days a week
Don't you have martial arts classes to take up your energy? Or could you do barbell complexes or another form of strength- or power-biased conditioning on non-lifting days?
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comment Looking to maintain (not gain) while working out 6-7 days a week
@YYY Using lots of weight requires more strength, whereas less weight for more reps requires more strength-endurance and will produce more hypertrophy, no? I generally base my training off the rep range chart in this answer, but if there's another factor here I'd be interested. 5x5 with sufficient food and a lack of 5 days of cardio is a recipe for growth, yes, but 3x5 or 3x3 with non-maximal food intake and 5 days of cardio won't make someone bigger...
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answered Looking to maintain (not gain) while working out 6-7 days a week
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comment Looking to maintain (not gain) while working out 6-7 days a week
@YYY That's not my understanding. Size hypertrophy doesn't start until four to six reps minimum. One to five reps can increase strength with minimal increases in size or weight.
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comment What are the ball bearings in dumbbells and barbells for?
@Informaficker When doing exercises that rotate the bar (cleans, snatches), you most certainly don't want to be working your grip at the same time. If you're going to buy equipment, a bar is the place to spend good money.
Oct
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comment Why are my traps not growing?
@DForck42 If he can do 400lb squats and 200lb pistols I'd say that concerns about him not getting anywhere are misguided.
Oct
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comment Why are my traps not growing?
How many complete rest days, without working other muscle groups?
Oct
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comment Why are my traps not growing?
Could you detail your diet? Are you recovering well--plenty of sleep, a couple rest days every week?
Oct
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comment Widen chest area (side)
@Richard80 If you're new to squats/deadlifts/presses, I'd focus on a general strength program like I describe here. You don't necessarily have to eat big, but a basic barbell program would be called for. If you're familiar with barbell work I can't say I'm knowledgable enough to give further advice.
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answered Does running reduce the muscle gained by gym workouts?
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answered Widen chest area (side)
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comment Deadlifts and squats with hyperlordosis?
Deadlifts and squats helped my posture, but I'm not sure if it'll help yours. Good question.