Discussion in 'Archived' started by Con, May 15, 2014.
Now that is an impressive back mate
Years ago I built the size doing super heavy deadlifts these days I stay away from heavy pulls for the most part.
HIGH rep (talking 20+) 1 arm movements really focusing on contracting seem to do the job now.
Wings just explode from your waist. Wow.
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What 1 arm movements are you using? @Con
1 arm hammer pull downs
1 arm hammer lat pulldows
These two moves hit most of my back then I do.
Chest supported rows with scapula retraction on ever rep
Then either regular pulldowns and shrugs or deadlift with a shrug on every rep.
I do this every 3-4 days 2 working sets each.
Thanks mate very interesting. What do you think of rack pulls?
Good for high rep deadlift with a shrug at the top of each rep.
Otherwise pretty pointless IMO
You can lift tons of weight sure but there isn't a big stretch on the lats like regular pulls.
Thanks for that mate. may need to rethink my back training then.
Barndoor back........lightweight baby
that back is just silly ha ha
redbull need you as there adversting model, REDBULL GIVES U WINGZZZZZZ
Not tons to update I have been training away and dieting.
Tomorrow I go for a dexa then again in exactly one month.
The goal is to lose 2% in one month so .5% per week.....this may sound easy but it's really not that easy.
Not sure what the dexa will read because my back and legs are a little leaner than usual while I still have an epic 6mm reading on fattest part of my abbs
Meant to reply to this lol, sounds interesting although dont bother with supplements much would be interrested to hear your take on it.
Out of interest why blox? Do you think the SAA hype has any beneficial effect on par or greater than say a bcaa blend drink like xtend for example?
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Love your physique con.. Your back is immense!!
Looking good pal! Are you trying to stay leaner and leaner offseason the more times after you diet down @Con ?
It's something im trying and im finding it seems to help more with muscle retention provided strength was kept high during prep (which it was). The aim is that it will eventually assist to get even leaner for the next competition. Obv not staying stupid lean but within striking distance like 10lb over TRUE stage weight max.
I think over time the joints are able to handle the heavy weight with less fat and water around them over time as they are able to adapt to this potentially. As in the body will "divert" more fat and water to the joint areas if one stays leaner rather than around "unwanted" areas like hips, pecs, stomach etc. Muscle density/maturity and overall training duration over the years will also have an impact but im just thinking out load.
This is a very "bro" way of thinking I know but its simply what ive noticed when observing my own physique and the physiques of 2 natural pros who I train with often over the age of 50 who have been training since their late teens/early 20s.
Maybe @54und3r5 can chime in too as I know this is something that has been on his mind as of late
I don't particularly have a scientific viewpoint on this, nor a 'bro' perspective. I've blown up in the offseason and I've gained muscle/strength. I've never particularly stayed that close to really contest weight to comment fully. I guess this would be beneficial if you are functional at this weight, you're happy to restrict yourself more than the typical offseason diet and you have intentions of competing in the short-mid term. My goal is to remain healthy, so I guess this will involve reigning in my bodyweight to some degree.
What natural pros do you train with?
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