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Oct
9
comment Upper back exercises to balance out chest workout
Upright rows will emphasize your upper traps and deltoids (ie. your shoulders).
Apr
28
comment As a hardgainer, how do I get the right balance of calories to add size without adding fat?
@eevar - Good point. 3.5k-4k calories are likely too much for Jaitsu. I was eating that much to bulk from 200lbs. to 215lbs.
Apr
27
comment As a hardgainer, how do I get the right balance of calories to add size without adding fat?
Sure, it's nothing that can't be achieved with food, but there are a few benefits the gainer has over food: 1) You get the calories without the fat. 2) At high levels of calories, it's sometimes difficult to have the appetite for more food. 1,000 calories from a gainer is often less filling than 1,000 calories from regular food.
Apr
27
comment As a hardgainer, how do I get the right balance of calories to add size without adding fat?
I don't see anything wrong with mass gainers - I've used them to great effect.
Apr
5
comment Gaining weight - carbohydrate and proteins?
@Spara - repped
Apr
5
comment Need to gain strength to gain muscle?
As I mentioned in the original answer, your strength gains slow down a lot after you pass your 'noob gains'. You can't rapidly increase strength forever. The stronger you get, the harder you have to work for each incremental gain. However, my answer still stands - you need to change your workout. Your muscles have likely adapted to your current routine and you'd gain muscle more efficiently if you change it up every couple of months.
Apr
5
comment Need to gain strength to gain muscle?
A key word in that sentence is 'efficiently'. If you want to gain muscle efficiently, you need to constantly be challenging your muscles. So to answer your question more definitively - Yes, you do need to change your workout.
Apr
5
comment Gaining weight - carbohydrate and proteins?
@Sparafusile - "Lift heavy and take a multi" - you aware?
Apr
5
comment Carbohydrates prior to running
@md5sum - Do you experience hitting a wall if you don't eat carbs before cardio? One reason I imagine many people stock up on carbs is because they may not be on a ketogenic diet. Therefore, their body is using glycogen as fuel as opposed to ketone bodies. It may be the case that even while on a ketogenic diet, glycogen stores may be necessary for peak athletic performance. I know that bodybuilders who are trying to gain strength while on a Ketogenic diet have 1 day per week where they "refeed" or "carb up" in order to replenish their glycogen stores in order to be able to lift heavy.
Apr
5
comment Carbohydrates prior to running
@Ivo - Pretty much everything in this world has its limits. Carbs are converted to glucose. Excess glucose is stored as fat.