08-23-2005, 07:51 AM #1New Member
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havent gained strength in a year need help
hi guys need some help, my training seems to be going no where at the moment and im losing motivation. im not gaining strength on any exercises really and im not gaining bodyweight. my diet isnt 100% at the moment so i realise this is probaly the main cause but is there anything different i can do in my workouts to help.
my routine is a standard
i do all the big compound movements bench/deadlift,squat
i do about 10-12 sets for big bodyparts, 6 for the small
i can only squat 60kg
i can only bench 60kg
i can deadlift 110kg
i know these numbers are pathetic but i dont seem to be able to move up in weight, i try to add weight every week but i just fail normally on the 1st rep
im 6ft weigh 175, my diet is ok but alot of it is made up n large shakes so im probaly not taking in enough proper food. any help would be appreciated as im really losing motivation at the gym now, ive been training reguarly for a year now and the weights have been stuck for the whole year.
genetically im not strong i used to weigh 140 2 years ago and my family are all thin,
any advice on upping my weights would be great
08-23-2005, 09:38 AM #2
Check the diet forum. I didn't even bother reading your post, it's your diet. It is always the problem.
08-23-2005, 10:09 AM #3Originally Posted by ReX357
08-23-2005, 11:51 AM #4Junior Member
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Diet is huge, i couldnt grow for a while, and here is my progression pics.
08-23-2005, 12:03 PM #5
While I do drink shakes and see a value in them they are no substitute for real food! Eat all of the good foods that you can and sit back and watch your strength go up. I eat myself through plateau's
08-23-2005, 12:44 PM #6
Its not just the diet, that guy has been doing the same split for a year!!!! Heck I change my routine every 3 months to prevent plateaus.
Also, N large is a supplement, its supposed to supplement your diet not to BE your diet, understand? You need whole food not just shakes.
08-23-2005, 12:50 PM #7New Member
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ok thaks everyone im going to start trying to follow the bulking diet in the diet forum and see how it goes, i have been on this spilt for a year but i di change the exercises
08-23-2005, 01:53 PM #8
Seriously I could go on for years with the same routine... As long as I have my diet in check, I'll go through any plateau.
08-23-2005, 05:27 PM #9Originally Posted by Darkness
sat-arms or alternate shoulders and arms
08-23-2005, 05:40 PM #10
proper food- need to have a balance of foods, fruits, meats, vegetables, carbs... what's worked really well for me is 30% carbs - 40-45% protein 25-30% fats. it is not necessary to eat totally clean all the time either, but solid chicken, turkey breast, etc i think is a lot better in general than getting most of that protein from shakes.
change your routine somewhat with each workout. perhaps change 2 exercises or something like that- do not do the exact same workout week after week. push yourself very hard, and allow ample rest between training sessions. Also, focus on the mind muscle connection- really feel it in your muscles- it isn't all about the weight. It does not hurt to take an extra break when you feel you need it either. If you are training to the absolute max, which is necessary to really build yourself up, chances are at some point you will feel somewhat run down and will need an extra period of rest.
08-23-2005, 05:42 PM #11Originally Posted by ward065
08-23-2005, 05:51 PM #12Originally Posted by chest6
08-23-2005, 05:57 PM #13
protein intake is very important ill agree with you. How many calories do you take in a day??
08-23-2005, 06:03 PM #14Originally Posted by chest6
08-23-2005, 06:12 PM #15
you could easily up the carbs...i was doin 1.5g protein a day and my carbs were still low and i doubled them or so and saw a huge difference. Some might be bloat but that can help your strength out a bit and it wont stay as long as you control it
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