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Harm Reduction Notes for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Can't I just do a full body workout twice a week?

- Sat, 02 Apr 2016 00:04:19 EST 6Pb9xgPr No.93221
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Instead of having chest, back, and leg days, what's stopping me from doing all of it in one sitting, twice a week?
Is "you'll be too tired to do it all man" the only argument? Or is there something like less muscle gaining efficiency going on here?
Bill O'Reilly - Sat, 02 Apr 2016 12:04:33 EST nF7BlJaS No.93222 Reply
It wouldn't be practical. Blow off enough steam on the first thing you're training that day the rest of the workout is gonna be sloppy and not anywhere near max effort. Plus you'd have spend like 2 hours lifting which retarded.

Something like 5/3/1 would be great, especially for someone just starting out. Look this program up. Doing along the lines of legs, chest, back, and arms all in one sitting is just silly.
Hannah Dartdale - Sat, 02 Apr 2016 13:08:04 EST 0XTy45xa No.93223 Reply
okay, so yes, the only answer is "you'll be tired dude"
Bill O'Reilly - Sat, 02 Apr 2016 13:16:05 EST nF7BlJaS No.93224 Reply
There's a difference between being "tired" and actually unable to physically fire all the muscle fibers necessary for growth on pull downs because you're too fried from doing squats and curls already.

But enjoy your mediocre, half ass results.
Hannah Dartdale - Sat, 02 Apr 2016 14:26:54 EST 0XTy45xa No.93225 Reply
>arguing semantics just to throw a jab at me
No need for that, buddy, I know very well what you meant the first time
Bill O'Reilly - Sat, 02 Apr 2016 14:35:50 EST nF7BlJaS No.93226 Reply

I know, I know, you're one of those people that "don't want to get too big" anyways.
Hannah Dartdale - Sat, 02 Apr 2016 14:47:19 EST 0XTy45xa No.93227 Reply
>ask board if the only reason for not doing whole body is cause of physical exhaustion
>get long winded answer
>"ok so the answer is yes, ty"
>"yeah well go fuckin enjoy your half ass results bro"
>"ok I heard you the first time"
>"I bet you're tiny bro"
Bill O'Reilly - Sat, 02 Apr 2016 18:29:53 EST nF7BlJaS No.93228 Reply
It only makes sense that getting tired will lead to "less muscle gaining efficiency" since your intensity will be in the shitter.

But please, continue doing this and come back in 2 months complaining.
Ebenezer Greenlock - Sat, 02 Apr 2016 20:40:31 EST z+j6qM78 No.93229 Reply
You mean starting strength?


Squat/front squat

Ebenezer Greenlock - Sat, 02 Apr 2016 20:42:48 EST z+j6qM78 No.93230 Reply
> beginner

Did you even read the book?

First chapter says to do 5x5 ss or similar until you cant anymore and 531 is a intermediate or advanced routine if done right
Ebenezer Greenlock - Sat, 02 Apr 2016 20:45:00 EST z+j6qM78 No.93231 Reply
You mean a basic principle of strength training, how to use volume, and what the definition of an accessory is

You seriously focus on lat pulldowns as your main back lift?
Why not rows or pullups, Jesus
Ebenezer Greenlock - Sat, 02 Apr 2016 20:47:32 EST z+j6qM78 No.93232 Reply
You do realize that its more about the nervous system, and energy storage/replenishment

You also realize agonist + antagonist workouts are really successful for hypertrophy and even strength?

Bill i leave the board for a few months and youre as choked full of shit and crabby as ever
Bill O'Reilly - Sat, 02 Apr 2016 21:18:29 EST nF7BlJaS No.93235 Reply
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Ah, shit that's right. Yeah I meant SS; but damn, even doing a chest/tri back/bi bro split is better than this.
Just an example. If he's tossing around the idea of doing full body twice per week, then yeah, I'd assume pull downs would be his go to.

I'm only about it for the weighted pull ups and T bar rows baby.
Of course. But I'm not going to go into those intricacies with some moron who won't listen anyways. This thread was doomed in terms of advice from the very beginning since he refuses to do any reading on his own and prefers to be the spoonfed type. Can't blame him too much, that's basically all of society nowadays.

And he's not talking about agonist antagonist like different heads of the delts or doing chest and back, he is actually tossing up the idea of doing everything in one session, which is absurd. I won't drone on for too long because I actually did the same dumb shit when I first started way back in 9th grade, but this kind of system is doomed for a quick plateau. I wish I had someone there to quickly tell me this is stupid, but part of this is trial and error. By all means I actually think he should try this out so he sees that I was right.

Nobody really posts here like they used so I've gotten quite a bit lazier when it comes to post composition.
Beatrice Blammlekad - Sat, 02 Apr 2016 22:44:57 EST m+gRCSII No.93236 Reply
You're so bitter about OP. What's with the rage, thunderthighs?
Nigel Pibblepud - Tue, 05 Apr 2016 01:40:36 EST htcDNUbl No.93243 Reply
Ive ran a split for a client as well as on myself that was full body
In fact, like sheiko, a lot of pl routines are full body. Bench rows deads? Full body.
Front squat bench goodnmorning....all full body

Ive also had one office guy with tonnes of passion to do upper x lower x full body, only progress was made on full body. 1x5 50%, 1x75%, 1x1 5rm, 1x5 new 5rm on dead squat bench one week and ohp squat the other.
Works well.
Frederick Dollerchut - Wed, 13 Apr 2016 23:53:59 EST iq5qqbSS No.93259 Reply
I know you're probably strong and all that but you look like a fat turd

I wish more americans would realize this lol
Fucking Crunderstodge - Sat, 14 May 2016 17:01:14 EST MFWnguRh No.93354 Reply
Working out certain areas increases the overall blood flow into that area. More blood = more glucose = more nutrients delivered to those specific areas = more gainz
Angus Nickleshaw - Fri, 20 May 2016 22:39:44 EST 51SFFsq8 No.93369 Reply
more blood doesnt equal more glucose, it means more glucose present provided you ate enough, and is also deoendant on insulin sensitivity

sorry Im an asshole
George Biblingham - Sat, 21 May 2016 07:10:52 EST O9AWPUgT No.93370 Reply
Hey man, we're in the fitness area of a drug user forum. I'm surprised its not worse than this. Can't blame the rail thin junkies for being jealous of a built man
Molly Drundlewell - Thu, 26 May 2016 12:09:14 EST wF3tzVsR No.93398 Reply
Full body three to four times a week is about optimum for a natural lifter. Protein synthesis gets elevated and then falls to baseline for any given muscle within 36 hours.


You shouldn't be so tired you can't do any curls after squatting. If youre super worried about it, rotate the exercise you were too tired to do last workout to the front of the list.
Albert Dummerway - Fri, 22 Feb 2019 22:34:06 EST aBxsA4Eb No.95204 Reply
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Remember to work the entire body.
Simon Sittingridge - Sun, 24 Feb 2019 19:58:23 EST 5jmPMgEe No.95208 Reply

I'm just assuming you're trolling at this point or something, but proper diet and exercise is a science. There's a lot of information regarding basic muscle structure and function that will be a huge boon to your understanding of physical fitness.
Rebecca Wackledure - Thu, 04 Apr 2019 04:45:05 EST cnEMkfz5 No.95290 Reply
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He sounds like someone who wants a great body and good physical fitness but not wanting to work for it..
Angus Turveyhall - Thu, 02 May 2019 04:59:02 EST dEcldrii No.95365 Reply
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Sounds like a guy at work. Always claims he can be buff if only he tried but he never tries.
Martha Chummerched - Thu, 20 Jun 2019 09:55:34 EST yBY2VC5o No.95512 Reply
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Work for the dream body, bro.
Albert Crepperdog - Fri, 12 Jul 2019 10:16:45 EST M8eGQZ3a No.95586 Reply

Yes you can.

I work arms, legs, abs and back (general all over) 3x a week and have been doing so for years. Am not in perfect shape because of my diet mainly but I have good muscles and look good dressed. I do squats, tip toes, curls, tricep raises, whatever it's called when you pull them up inside of your shoulders, chest presses, sit ups, and push ups, 3sets of 15 for all except situps 3x 25.

Im sure I could optimize it better but it works for me and I'm happy with the results. Fuck all the programs and what people tell you to do, do whatever feels right for you. People like to think we know everything but we're stupid and know nothing really. Every day we're finding out new shit works that we didn't think worked before.
Archie Sebbleworth - Fri, 19 Jul 2019 00:14:41 EST l7BS3FSM No.95599 Reply
I have been lifting for almost 10 years now. After the 3rd/4th year, for a few years I just did ONE full body workout every few MONTHS. Like 2-4 months in-between sessions. I kept all my gains. Obviously the haters and marketers will tell you that you need to lift 3-4-5-6 times a week and drink their protein shake before and after each time etc.
Archie Snodfoot - Tue, 06 Aug 2019 16:27:57 EST l96urExd No.95654 Reply
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If you'd said 80% I MIGHT have believed you.
Eliza Cippersidge - Mon, 16 Sep 2019 05:22:08 EST fsEMAeoq No.95792 Reply
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A full body workout aiming for power with grace.
Potnoob - Sat, 18 Jan 2020 22:16:16 EST +OR89SCR No.96031 Reply
>Is "you'll be too tired to do it all man" the only argument? Or is there something like less muscle gaining efficiency going on here?
Both. Your body only has so much ATP.
Cyril Pummerwater - Thu, 23 Jan 2020 23:50:25 EST wRRCmvyH No.96033 Reply
I'm not jacked or anything, but I do full body three times a week.
OHP/Push Press @135
Bench @225
Squat @295+ (I only have 295 at home)
When I don't feel like squatting)Deadlift @295+(^^^^^^^^^^)
I used to be able to do
10 Pull Ups
without a problem, but I've got winter weight and can only do 6 right now

Sometimes I do Kettlebell Swings on days I Squat and don't wanna try deadlifting

I started as a fat piece of shit
Got Skinny
Got Fat again
Got Strong

I think Full Body is best, brosplit is great of Hypertrophy gains, but; I'll take my slowed results and less gym time.

Secret is Pre-Workout or Strong Ass Coffee and the will to defy the weights.
William Bunman - Fri, 24 Jan 2020 02:04:09 EST 2Cswusl/ No.96034 Reply
Muscles dont take energy from other muscles, only share fatigue with nervous system
User is currently banned from all boards
Reuben Bottingshit - Fri, 31 Jan 2020 07:58:31 EST y/elIWo4 No.96045 Reply
How many times are your repping those weights and how many sets
Jack Wimmerham - Fri, 07 Feb 2020 18:31:25 EST uCz/+K40 No.96053 Reply

correct. however muscle depletes supply available to other muscles
Mr_Shawmeen - Mon, 10 Feb 2020 06:25:15 EST o92yu2sj No.96059 Reply
Not completely true, the body is able to store glycogen in the muscle as well. The more you use a muscle and the more muscle available the more your body can and will store. So it comes down to how much of what you've eaten when, what types of activities you've done and how much, how used to those activities your body is, and what the overall intensity of those activities was. With enough muscle mass and a high enough calorie diet you can do a LOT.

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