How do i know if i have had a good workout?
- 07-01-2007, 05:14 PM
Last edited by jonny21; 07-01-2007 at 05:15 PM. Reason: missed somethingGive a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for life. Lao Tse 6th century BC
- 07-01-2007, 05:22 PM
For example: I felt that I could do better on chest than what I did 'Monday' which was pushups to failure and emphasizing iso-static holds upon failing until I fell to the ground. I didn't leave the gym dissatisfied saying, "my chest exercise f*in sucked! I need to go back and bench press to get a better pump!"
... I beat the holy hell out of it the next workout a couple days later. It was a full body workout of course, but chest emphasis went a bit deeper. I pre-exhausted in with a chest level cable crossover configuration then hopped on an incline bench with 50 lb dumbells in each hand and popped out single arm incline dumbell presses... I counted off patterns to myself and cranked out reps for the life of me. "1... 1... 1,2... 1,2... 1,2,3,4,5... etc"
07-01-2007, 06:01 PM
I know it is a good workout when I get a migraine after from lack of oxygen and lactic acid build-up....usually only happens when we run 120 meters up to 300m sprints and have to stay in range (80-90% of fastest time)....and have to do 8-10 reps
400 the Hard Way x 3 will do it to you as well.....
The result (after the migraine wears off)- you feel PHENOMENAL...
PS- I usually can't get this feeling off of weight training work outs any more, no matter how hard I push myself.....
Dirk Tanis, BA, MSci
Chief Operating Officer, Applied Nutriceuticals
07-01-2007, 06:18 PM
However, I'm getting a little bored and want to try it again and was wondering if you could provide me more insight as to how to distribute the number of sets per part within a workout and the frequency of workouts? Is it like every other day with 3 sets on legs, 2 sets on back/chest, 1 set for bi/tri/trap/calves, everything all out?
By the way, I think the full body workout is probably the best solution to eliminating any worry from "not having a good workout," because you aren't going to be waiting a whole week to hit something again.
07-01-2007, 06:22 PM
07-01-2007, 06:41 PM
07-01-2007, 06:52 PM
Full body workouts worked great when I was a noobie. I've found that now that I have a good deal of mass, I can't do a simple two or three day split, because the poundages required to achieve stimulations on the movements I would be doing are just too tough on the joints. Five day splits allow you more gym time, so I can pre exhaust the target muscle before I go to compounds with less weight, yet achieve the same effort as I would have required to push much heavier weight without pre exhausting the target muscle.
They both work fine, though, and anybody that tries to pretend that any one split is significantly 'better' than the rest is kidding themselves for the ego boost they get knowing that they're smarter than everyone else for doing it 'their way'.
07-02-2007, 05:50 AM
I honestly hope that you don't think I'm looking for an ego boost, because the last thing I'd be doing is preaching at an online message board trying to boost an ego.
I know plenty of people who have seemed to have fun doing the 5 day split ****. Then I don't see them for a month or three. The crap gets old. It's not a lifestyle; It becomes a goddam chore.
When you're taking so many supplements or designer steroids, calesthenics will make you a walking, breathing monster. You can get big beating your meat taking pheraplex, superdrol, etc.
Also... When you don't have a grasp on the full concept of a certain training method, you can't reap the full benefits. You can do a program out of a book, but until you learn to walk on your own 2-feet and start modifying the programs and developing your own exercise philosophies, you'll always be stuck in first gear.
You can knock on me and my posts all you want, or you can try and make a jackass out of me and say that you weren't directing your comment to me at all. What I'm saying is that the body wasn't designed for such programs as those 'bodybuilder' type splits. Everyone knock on me please for making such a statement. Go ahead.
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