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    Doing Bi's and Forearms on Off Day?


    Pretty simple question: is it fine for me to do bi's and forearms on an off day while using 5/3/1? Basically because I'm bored at home and want to go to the gym but have no idea what I could work on an off day. Ideas, tips, opinions, etc?
    I'm just trying to bring sexy back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DipStrong View Post
    Pretty simple question: is it fine for me to do bi's and forearms on an off day while using 5/3/1? Basically because I'm bored at home and want to go to the gym but have no idea what I could work on an off day. Ideas, tips, opinions, etc?
    I'd work some pull-ups and dips into your assistance and do conditioning on off days. You'll accomplish the same thing and lean out at the same time if diet is tight.

    <----not a big fan of direct arm work, let alone a day just for arms...
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    Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post

    I'd work some pull-ups and dips into your assistance and do conditioning on off days. You'll accomplish the same thing and lean out at the same time if diet is tight.

    <----not a big fan of direct arm work, let alone a day just for arms...
    I was "supposed" to have an off day yesterday but ended up doing just back work with my buddy that called me and asked if I wanted to. Did a lot of pull-ups and chin ups, 5x10 and then 1x5, 1x5, 1x5. So 65 total. I did dips on bench day, 5x10. So I've got those in my assistance work already. I'm just trying to figure out something to do because I'm bored out of my mind and want to hit the weights, lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by DipStrong View Post

    I was "supposed" to have an off day yesterday but ended up doing just back work with my buddy that called me and asked if I wanted to. Did a lot of pull-ups and chin ups, 5x10 and then 1x5, 1x5, 1x5. So 65 total. I did dips on bench day, 5x10. So I've got those in my assistance work already. I'm just trying to figure out something to do because I'm bored out of my mind and want to hit the weights, lol
    Then do some conditioning/mobility.

    Doing a lot of work on off days will at some point affect your main lifts...
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    Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post

    Then do some conditioning.

    Doing a lot of work on off days will at some point affect your main lifts...
    Alright, so I may go do 30 or so minutes on cardio, then go practice on the speed bag for a little while, maybe beat the sht out of the punching bag. Just something to get me moving.
    I'm just trying to bring sexy back.
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    Agreed with Napalm, hit up some conditioning. Maybe some direct ab work if you don't hit that up usually? If your not a fan of cardio, do some HIIT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DipStrong View Post

    Alright, so I may go do 30 or so minutes on cardio, then go practice on the speed bag for a little while, maybe beat the sht out of the punching bag. Just something to get me moving.
    That's a much better plan.

    Good luck...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksox15 View Post
    Agreed with Napalm, hit up some conditioning. Maybe some direct ab work if you don't hit that up usually? If your not a fan of cardio, do some HIIT.
    Cardio doesn't bother me too bad, usually. Sometimes if I do too much my hip starts to grind in the socket. And yeah, ab work does sound like a good idea today. Did 17 SETS (not a typo) of abs last Wednesday, I'll go for 20 today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by napalm View Post

    That's a much better plan.

    Good luck...
    Today is also my first day to do my independent log of Condense and D-Pol, so I should be pretty well energized, lol. I'm just going to go until I feel like dropping, haha
    I'm just trying to bring sexy back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DipStrong View Post
    Did 17 SETS (not a typo) of abs last Wednesday, I'll go for 20 today.
    More is not better, better is better...
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    rest is rest day off is day off. calm down ease your mind. i think your thinking to much. just a thought so dont take it offencive but if you must ab work and go for a run.
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    keep this in mind, i have won my weight class at my last 2 powerlifting meets, done at different weight classes too. i work out consistently twice a week right now. 3 days if im feeling spry. you can accomplish a lot with hard work, hard eating, and hard sleeping.

    right now i am doing a few hundred swings a day. and that is only to drop down to a lighter weight class for my next week. i want to win 3 meets in a row at 3 different weight classes.

    so relax. enjoy the time off. get a hobby. hang with friends. read a book on exercise even.
    you can call me "ozzie" for short.
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