02-18-2005, 12:22 PM #1
endurance during workouts (chest)
anybody have problems of not having any endurance in terms of working out?? i tend to only have this problem with chest. for instance today i did chest at my gym. i started with incline dumbell presses and got up to 90lbs dumbells for 7. i did about 5 sets all together including 1 warmup. so then i go to flat bench barbell and was doing 185 only like 3 times. the problem here is that the week before when i was fresh and started workout with flat bench barbell, i could do 185 15x's. after a few intense sets of my workout, its like my strength just gets cut in half. my buddy told me to start doing cardio more, i was thinking this would help because im bulking right now and dont do it at all....u guys think cardio will help this or do i need something else??
Last edited by TheDfromGC; 02-18-2005 at 12:25 PM.
02-18-2005, 12:34 PM #2
try 1.5-2mins inbetween each set
02-20-2005, 03:10 PM #3
bump for more responses
02-20-2005, 04:03 PM #4Originally Posted by TheDfromGC
02-20-2005, 10:53 PM #5
This is what I do. What ever muscle group I want to hit the Best I do it first. That way I can do the most weight in that area. Like IronReload said that is just how it works. One thing that might help is CHECK YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR!!!! J/K Its not how much weight its how good you work out that muscle. Eventualy the weight will get higher after the 4th set. But even then you will want more(DONT WE ALL). Just keep at it bro your situation is very normal IMO.
One other thing I always start with barbell first just a thought you might want to try out. I was told this helps with mass. Maybe some of the bros can back me up on this?
02-20-2005, 11:09 PM #6
i have sustained energy throughout my workout when i take no-explode before it.. its a nitric oxide product and a creatine.. when my workouts over i want more.. i have so much energy i just wanna keep on training. but i dont want to overtrain, so i stop myself before i do soemthing dumb.
02-20-2005, 11:10 PM #7
I usually max bench 345 and rep out 275 8 times but after doing 5 sets of dumbell incline I could only do 135 10 times... so yes, i felt like a huge vagina but I got an awesome workout.
02-21-2005, 12:16 AM #8
What's your usual pre workout meal? Try eating a bowl of oatmeal 1-2 hrs beforehand.
02-21-2005, 01:37 AM #9
Exactly! Eat those carbs before work out.... You can also throw in a day 3 exc. of 4 sets of 15 to 20 reps per set one in a great while to help with the endurance. Believe it or not you get a heck of a pump and it will help the endurance. Make sure to hit the reps tho, drop the weight if ya have to...........
02-21-2005, 07:42 AM #10Associate Member
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I don't think eating oatmeal or taking whatever is going to matter that much. The incline and flat bench presses (dumbell or barbell) are not really all that different. Extend your arms out in front of you as if you were on a flat bench. Now extend your arms out in front of you as if you were on an incline bench. There is not much of a difference in your chest. You're muscles are just exhausted from lifting heavy. I don't think cardio is going to help much at all (maybe something intense that increases your VO2 max, but even then not much). I eat carbs before doing chest. I do incline dumbell first, and then any presses I do after that are always weaker than when I start with them.
It may help to switch to a fly movement before a second press movement. Also, try alternating starting presses each week. As long as you make gains in your starting press, who cares about the weight on the rest.
02-21-2005, 10:02 AM #11Originally Posted by carbs-rule
Makes a huge difference for me. I'm dragging ass just to survive a workout if I don't eat right before I train.
02-21-2005, 11:41 AM #12Originally Posted by IronReload04
Originally Posted by redmeat
02-21-2005, 11:47 AM #13Originally Posted by AandF6969
02-21-2005, 01:35 PM #14Originally Posted by TheDfromGC
02-21-2005, 01:38 PM #15Originally Posted by xfade7
please post up your weights and reps for all your sets of a chest workout so we can see your intensity level of the weights you are using.
i do 1 set per muscle and by the end of my workout, i feel like i just got back from a war
02-21-2005, 03:10 PM #16Originally Posted by TheDfromGC
Ditch the rice and the bagel. Too much starch.
02-21-2005, 05:15 PM #17
I would go through a phase of high volume training so your chest can adapt to higher workloads. Also, No-Xplode got me so fvcking pumped, I had to quit taking it. I felt like I was going to die, that's how jittery I was. Not too mention the god forsaken headaches that crap gave me. However, yes, it is a powerful stimulant!
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