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    Need advice on bulking


    Im currently 5"11 at 186 lbs and my goal is about 195 lbs.
    i train about 4 days a week
    I do :
    chest and tris,
    back and biceps,
    delts and traps
    then on my fourth day i usually work on what i feel im lacking.
    I also work on abs 3 times a week
    Im not doing legs because i play competitive hockey 3 times a week so i dont believe its necessary to train them more.
    My supplement stack:
    Pre-workout
    Creatine
    Whey protein
    Mass gainer


    I am also taking in about 2500 cals a day.
    Getting around 180g of protein and 350g of carbs
    I was wondering if theres some exercises i should absolutely be doing, supplements i should add, eat more, cut down on something, or just get some basic advice.
    Thanks

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    Train your legs. Train your legs. Train your ****ing legs!

    The fact that you are an athlete is all the more reason why you should train your legs. If I had to choose one body part to train the rest of my life, it'd be legs.

    You'll be a more well built, well rounded, stronger, faster athlete if you train your legs. If you say "well I'm sore from leg day" then keep training legs and you'll be used to it.

    You build a house from the ground up.


    Eat 1g/lb of body weight of protein, .5g/lb for fat, and the rest with carbs. Eat lean and red meats, whole grains, and healthy fats (oils, nuts, ect) Count, measure, and weigh your meals. Since you're an athlete, carbs will be your friend-and so will leg day.

    Whey protein and creatine would be a good start.

    After of course you train your legs. Youre an absolute fool not to.

    http://www.defrancostraining.com/art...rds-part1.html check this out. A proven strength training program for athletes.
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    Haha thanks, i guess i could make my fourth day a leg day.
    A main reason why i have not really wanted to do legs is because u was also gifted with big legs so i didnt really feel a need to work on them.
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    increase your cals if you wanna bulk and use core compounds
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    Focus on compound lifts. Squat. Power clean. Bench press. Dead lifts. And train your legs as much as you train other parts of your body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liftandeat View Post
    Focus on compound lifts. Squat. Power clean. Bench press. Dead lifts. And train your legs as much as you train other parts of your body.
    Yes to all but the power clean.

    Unless you have a good coach who can teach you the proper technique required to do Olympic lifts I would not recommend you begin them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GetSwole95 View Post
    Haha thanks, i guess i could make my fourth day a leg day.
    A main reason why i have not really wanted to do legs is because u was also gifted with big legs so i didnt really feel a need to work on them.
    You shouldn't even be programming your own routine, I can guarantee you aren't advanced enough to do that and will only end up hurting yourself in the long run.

    The link that Sean provided is one of the better templates for athletes, I would recommend doing it as written.

    Actually, just do everything Sean said.
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    I do credit Rodja for that link. I wish I had done that when I was beginning
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    I do credit Rodja for that link. I wish I had done that when I was beginning
    I have that one bookmarked for threads like this.

    I did it with great success when I was 16-17 when I player Football and later as an MMA fighter. My diet wasn't where it needed to be to gain weight, considering my activity level and genetic predisposition, but the gains as far as athleticism and strength were concerned were phenomenal.

    I went back to it just a few months ago after a JRTC rotation and it was amazing how quickly I as able to get back where I was before that 6 weeks out of the gym and even surpass myself.
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    Oh and OP- JimBuick is in the Army and runs stupid amounts and jumps out of airplanes and ****. He still trains legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post
    Oh and OP- JimBuick is in the Army and runs stupid amounts and jumps out of airplanes and ****. He still trains legs.
    i dont miss it, 10 mile jogs in full BDU'S and ruck.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvactech View Post

    i dont miss it, 10 mile jogs in full BDU'S and ruck.......
    Screw that noise. We have a 1.5 mile PT test and sit n reach lol good ol uncle sam's confused group
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    2500 caloires a day is NOTHING at your size and activity level. This needs to be more like 3800 a day, especially if you are playing hockey AND lifting....youll never gain weight on 2500 cals, thats like what fitness girls eat in a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GetSwole95 View Post
    Im currently 5"11 at 186 lbs and my goal is about 195 lbs.
    i train about 4 days a week
    I do :
    chest and tris,
    back and biceps,
    delts and traps
    then on my fourth day i usually work on what i feel im lacking.
    I also work on abs 3 times a week
    Im not doing legs because i play competitive hockey 3 times a week so i dont believe its necessary to train them more.
    My supplement stack:
    Pre-workout
    Creatine
    Whey protein
    Mass gainer


    I am also taking in about 2500 cals a day.
    Getting around 180g of protein and 350g of carbs
    I was wondering if theres some exercises i should absolutely be doing, supplements i should add, eat more, cut down on something, or just get some basic advice.
    Thanks
    increase calories ALOT more since you are playing hockey. even if you werent playing hockey you would need more calories. anywhere from 3000-4000. depends on the individual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GetSwole95 View Post
    Im currently 5"11 at 186 lbs and my goal is about 195 lbs.
    i train about 4 days a week
    I do :
    chest and tris,
    back and biceps,
    delts and traps
    then on my fourth day i usually work on what i feel im lacking.
    I also work on abs 3 times a week
    Im not doing legs because i play competitive hockey 3 times a week so i dont believe its necessary to train them more.
    My supplement stack:
    Pre-workout
    Creatine
    Whey protein
    Mass gainer

    I am also taking in about 2500 cals a day.
    Getting around 180g of protein and 350g of carbs
    I was wondering if theres some exercises i should absolutely be doing, supplements i should add, eat more, cut down on something, or just get some basic advice.
    Thanks
    Dude you need to train legs and up your cals, at your size 2500 is a deficit I would assume, given your activity levels. Also, don't bother with a mass gainer man just eat more food in my opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by GetSwole95 View Post
    Im currently 5"11 at 186 lbs and my goal is about 195 lbs.
    i train about 4 days a week
    I do :
    chest and tris,
    back and biceps,
    delts and traps
    then on my fourth day i usually work on what i feel im lacking.
    I also work on abs 3 times a week
    Im not doing legs because i play competitive hockey 3 times a week so i dont believe its necessary to train them more.
    My supplement stack:
    Pre-workout
    Creatine
    Whey protein
    Mass gainer

    I am also taking in about 2500 cals a day.
    Getting around 180g of protein and 350g of carbs
    I was wondering if theres some exercises i should absolutely be doing, supplements i should add, eat more, cut down on something, or just get some basic advice.
    Thanks
    You some sort of puss c? Work your damn legs and eat like a man. Get rid of the sups until you learn to eat right and work all body parts.
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    Your taking a weight gainer and still only hitting 2500 cals a day? You can't be eating very much food then.

    Eat big. Train your god damm legs. And get on a real program.
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    a little dose of 5x5 would teach you how to train legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post
    a little dose of 5x5 would teach you how to train legs.
    Dude hit me up, I wanna help you. Loadedfitness at live.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by kp2012 View Post
    Dude hit me up, I wanna help you. Loadedfitness at live.com
    help me with what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post

    help me with what?
    Your bulk
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    Quote Originally Posted by kp2012 View Post

    Your bulk
    You are as lost as this dog.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kp2012 View Post
    Your bulk
    i dont need help but thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post

    i dont need help but thanks.
    Oh **** wrong person!! Hahahah! This is so awkward
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post

    i dont need help but thanks.
    Oh **** wrong person!! Hahahah this is so awkward
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    believe it or not, squats and deadlifts will help you break plateaus on other lifts. you get an increase in hormones when you do those lifts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post
    believe it or not, squats and deadlifts will help you break plateaus on other lifts. you get an increase in hormones when you do those lifts.
    An increase that does nothing to increase LBM. Acute rises in GH, IGF-1, and testosterone will have little impact since they are not hormones that have an immediate effect. They must be chronically elevated in order to see their merits.
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    i was not referring to LBM. also, those are two separate points i was making.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post
    i was not referring to LBM. also, those are two separate points i was making.
    You missed the point that the overblown acute increase does not have the magical properties that many like to believe. They're not like insulin, which goes to work almost instantaneously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    You missed the point that the overblown acute increase does not have the magical properties that many like to believe. They're not like insulin, which goes to work almost instantaneously.
    i wasnt claiming it does. but there is an increase. and when i do deads and squats heavy with great form, i see alot of my other lifts increase over time as well vs not doing deads/squats
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post
    i wasnt claiming it does. but there is an increase in those. and when i do deads and squats heavy with great form, i see alot of my other lifts increase over time as well vs not doing deads/squats
    Then why even bother to mention the inconsequential hormone aspect? That's a CNS issue and not a hormonal issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Then why even bother to mention the inconsequential hormone aspect? That's a CNS issue and not a hormonal issue.
    i understand what you are saying, just thought id make the OP aware. This may sound dumb, but for me, if I know these movements increase HGH, test, I will want to do them more/heavier, even though studies have shown the increase in strength is minimal for other parts of the body/other lifts when combined with squats
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post
    i understand what you are saying, just thought id make the OP aware. This may sound dumb, but for me, if I know these movements increase HGH, test, I will want to do them more/heavier, even though studies have shown the increase in strength is minimal for other parts of the body/other lifts when combined with squats
    They will increase them for a short time in the acute sense and this increase also tapers. Most of the increases are only seen for a short time as the body does adapt to the stimulus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    They will increase them for a short time in the acute sense and this increase also tapers. Most of the increases are only seen for a short time as the body does adapt to the stimulus.
    have you seen any studies on people doing 5x5 and the increase in hormones? all the studies i have found arent that great but all do point to the fact that the increase has a minimal effect. also, those who incorporate DL/Squats weekly are probably more dedicated in the gym and willing to work hard for gains. In my experiences, (unless somebody has knee issues/back issues...etc) people dont do these because they are taxing on the body and just skip them. I have also found that those lifts increase my appetite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1balla View Post
    have you seen any studies on people doing 5x5 and the increase in hormones? all the studies i have found arent that great but all do point to the fact that the increase has a minimal effect. also, those who incorporate DL/Squats weekly are probably more dedicated in the gym and willing to work hard for gains. In my experiences, (unless somebody has knee issues/back issues...etc) people dont do these because they are taxing on the body and just skip them. I have also found that those lifts increase my appetite.
    Well, you're looking at a multitude of issues with this. The protocols used in the studies looking at acute rises tend to not be very long and the training is typically not fantastic and many times use untrained individuals. With something linear like 5x5, the rises seen will top out as the stimulus itself will flatten out due to a lack of real progression schemes within 5x5. The hunger increase is something that comes from the increase in nutrient repartitioning since they do activate nearly the entire body and is more taxing compared to a isolation lift. Regarding the dedication issue, that is always the X-factor and is something that cannot be quantitatively measured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Well, you're looking at a multitude of issues with this. The protocols used in the studies looking at acute rises tend to not be very long and the training is typically not fantastic and many times use untrained individuals. With something linear like 5x5, the rises seen will top out as the stimulus itself will flatten out due to a lack of real progression schemes within 5x5. The hunger increase is something that comes from the increase in nutrient repartitioning since they do activate nearly the entire body and is more taxing compared to a isolation lift. Regarding the dedication issue, that is always the X-factor and is something that cannot be quantitatively measured.
    yeah this was just a personal opinion.
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