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p_man
that I can lift 6 days a week???
Problem is, is that I finally figured the nutrition part. I'm 36 and 6'1 and 247 lbs. I'm taking in 3500 cals a day and growing like a monster.
My lifting partner of about 10 years don't eat that much and I can't get him to eat more food, so he's stuck at a wussy weight( no offence to anyone reading this) but I'm blowing out of the water now.
Soooo....he's a buddy and don't want to kick him to the curb. We lift mon. tue. and thur.
Is it possable for me to do the light weigh stuff with him and then do my ball bustin lifts on fri. sat. and sun. with out overtraining??? The new issue of Flex shows a work out plan that kinda shows the same plan.  

13 Jan 2006 13:04

cwshorns
I would do your "ball busting" workout with a partner. It makes no sense to try to lift your heavy weight without someone there to push you or spot you, even if he's stuck at a "wussy weight". IMO- you would absolutely be overtraining. BTW- welcome to the forum-Hook Em  

13 Jan 2006 17:02
bignready
i would find a partner that share your drive  

13 Jan 2006 17:16
AMERFOOTBALL
you could even keep your current partner...it kinda sucks cuz you will be adding/removing plates a lot, but who knows, you might even give him that spark to work harder...  

13 Jan 2006 18:03
jimbo
alot of ppl say ur gonna over train ur body, but i know alot of ppl thatgo 6 days a week including myself ,and some ppl 2 times a day, i guess it depends on ur body to, but everyone has a diff opion thats just mine  

14 Jan 2006 04:33
p_man
Well so far i'm in week two of my exeriment and so far so good. The 3500 cals of clean food is making the difference, IMO. I have definetly over trained before (anybody who is serious will do it at least once hehehe) soo I know what it feels like.
I guess if I feel it coming on I could back down to 3 days a week for a couple weeks to get healed up and then go again. Thanks for the advice, after reading some of the past post I can see who knows there crap and who don't.
I'll definetly be a daily visitor to the posts here.
I have a post in the supplement one but only got a couple of ChuckelHead replies.  

14 Jan 2006 13:00
AMERFOOTBALL
[QUOTE=p_man]Well so far i'm in week two of my exeriment and so far so good. The 3500 cals of clean food is making the difference, IMO. I have definetly over trained before (anybody who is serious will do it at least once hehehe) soo I know what it feels like.
I guess if I feel it coming on I could back down to 3 days a week for a couple weeks to get healed up and then go again. Thanks for the advice, after reading some of the past post I can see who knows there crap and who don't.
I'll definetly be a daily visitor to the posts here.
I have a post in the supplement one but only got a couple of ChuckelHead replies.[/QUOTE]

I think the answer lies in that post. Keep your diet right and work as hard as you can, if you feel like your overtraining (which imo with 6 days of weights you def would be) cut it back. But you said that right now you are growing like a monster so why make any drastic changes? don't change until you stop making progress.  

14 Jan 2006 22:23
TomSizeMore
BTW... your not getting enough calories. You said you where at 247lbs and looking to gain, but your only getting 14 calories per pound of bodyweight. I go as high as 20 cals depending on what "Supps" I'm running when bulking, but would recommend at least 16 calories per pound of body weight.

Also, you couldn't pay me to work out 6 days a week with weights for a bulker, it's counter-productive regardless of how your feeling. There is more to repair than your muscles here, you have to consider the CNS (central nervous system) as well. Always allow a minimum of 72 hours between working a particular body part twice and always always allow a 24 hour period ever 3rd day for your CNS to repair.

Good luck with it.  

15 Jan 2006 00:19
p_man
Well thats what I guess I don't understand is that you say at least 72 hours between a particular body part so that means every three days....Right??
Plus I hate to admit this but when I lift during the week with this guy, I'm really going light and very very strick, soo its more like a shape and definition sets than bulking sets. I go to a nice burn instead of failure.  

15 Jan 2006 00:46
TomSizeMore
yeah, at least 3 days between a particular body part, but keep in mind that you are going to want to take every 4th day off completely to repair your CNS. So in actuality, the most you should be working each body part (without the help or gear or HGH) is going to be every 5th day...  

15 Jan 2006 01:22
p_man
Speaking of calories, I know this isn't the nutrition forum but i'm taking in 300 to 325 grams of protien, about 400 to 425 grams of carbs and 40 to 50 grams of fat. Where should the extra calories come from???? Carbs????
I'm not a pro, i'm just a guy who always wanted to see how big I can get. Plus I have 3 older brothers who kicked the crap out of me when I was a kid...lol Now I out weigh them by about 60 pounds..hehehehe....wussys...lol  

15 Jan 2006 01:44
TomSizeMore
350-375 protein and 500gm carbs, fat looks good...  

15 Jan 2006 01:48
canibalistic_js
Got Test? 'how about your friends?  

15 Jan 2006 02:36
p_man
OK...OK...I give up, you were right Tom. I was getting burnt out real quick. Now i'm going to do a 4 day split.
Mon...chest
Tue...back
Wen...rest
Thu...shoulders and legs
Fri...rest
Sat...arms
Sun...rest
Does this look better???  

18 Jan 2006 00:17

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