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  • Hey guys,

    it's arms day today and during the biceps exercise, I was like 'OK, 17.5kg seemed quite easy, let's try out 20kg!'. I initially had planned 20kg for like late September, but I could actually handle it and so sticked with it throughout all of the sets (full range of motion). I was quite proud about it tbh . Maybe I can handle 25kg by the end of the year. By the way, how much weight should you be able to lift if you're working towards an arm with a 40 cm-ish circumference?
    I'm doing triceps at the machine and currently doing well with 55kg. I tried 62kg for a while, but noticed that I was doing it wrong technique-wise and lowered the weight again.
    Regarding the lower arm: I stopped with the wrist curls again as I wasn't thinking they're really effective (maybe I used to light weights, I don't know...). Instead, I actually found an exercise I have done for quite a while to give me more of a 'pump' in that regard: aided pull ups but with a tight grasp. I try to keep the upper arm as stiff as possible and only pull with my lower arm (hope that explanation makes sense). Need to do it more often to see whether it's actually working for me long-term.

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    • I follow Autumn Bates for that shit.
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      • At the moment, it's pretty hot, so I noticed a disadvantage of big legs for the first time. After a long day of work, my left inner thigh was aching a bit and I guess that it has to do with my inner thighs chafing against each other. In fact, I tried it out and my thighs are already touching each other when I'm standing straight . I still want to increase the circumference by a few centimeters, but maybe I should skip the adductors for a bit...
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        and everything you stand for?
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        just to tell you that I see more?

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        • In my gym, I hardly see women doing arms or chest exercises and if I see them doing them, they mostly stick with light weights. Let's pretend they'd go for high weights: The effect on arms should be similar to the ones of men doing extensive arm workout. What about the chest area? Does it enhance or shrink women's chest area?
          Is it offensive to fall in love with you and everything you do
          and everything you stand for?
          Could I break through your invisible wall, could I hide my pride for once,
          just to tell you that I see more?

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          • I had a body check today. Apparently, I'm back to my post-lockdown state of muscle mass, which makes no sense as I feel bulkier and am able to lift higher weights . Hopefully I'm gonna surpass the 30kg pure muscle mass still this year somehow after hanging around at 29kg-ish for months now . On the positive side of things, I feel like Mr. chicken breast himself, aka me, is finally starting to develop some visible pecs. I'm not even close to 50 Cent circa 2003, but it's a start and something like a milestone after more than a year of training .
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            and everything you stand for?
            Could I break through your invisible wall, could I hide my pride for once,
            just to tell you that I see more?

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            • Obviously I don't know your routine etc. but: If you're hitting a plateu muscle wise it can be very effective to include some new exercises and change your diet a little. Your body got probably used to the things you're doing and is not responding as much to it anymore.
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              • theMathematician
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                Never thought about that, but thanks for your feedback! It's appreciated.

            • Originally posted by theMathematician View Post
              I had a body check today. Apparently, I'm back to my post-lockdown state of muscle mass, which makes no sense as I feel bulkier and am able to lift higher weights . Hopefully I'm gonna surpass the 30kg pure muscle mass still this year somehow after hanging around at 29kg-ish for months now . On the positive side of things, I feel like Mr. chicken breast himself, aka me, is finally starting to develop some visible pecs. I'm not even close to 50 Cent circa 2003, but it's a start and something like a milestone after more than a year of training .
              I wouldn't worry about those body check machines, they are notoriously unreliable. Use how you look as a barometer as if it far more reliable.

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            • Originally posted by theMathematician View Post
              In my gym, I hardly see women doing arms or chest exercises and if I see them doing them, they mostly stick with light weights. Let's pretend they'd go for high weights: The effect on arms should be similar to the ones of men doing extensive arm workout. What about the chest area? Does it enhance or shrink women's chest area?
              Incorrect, women will not develop muscle like men by lifting weights due to hormonal differences.

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              • theMathematician
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                And again, thanks for the information!

            • InFamous:

              Regarding protein bars: There are ones with 30-35g of protein per 100g and a few ones with even 50-60g of protein per 100g. Is the former still OK or too few? Today, I've seen protein bars with candy bar tastes (Mars, M&M, etc.): Are they basically sweets with more protein or are they recommendable when you want to eat healthy-ish and build up muscles?
              Last edited by theMathematician; Sat September 5, 2020, 14:31.
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              and everything you stand for?
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              just to tell you that I see more?

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              • I recently noticed that I was not making progresses when it comes to some exercises and therefore decided to reduce their weight. I wanted to make quick gains, but then again, I doubt that you can do so by doing half-assed repetitions because the weight is too high. I recently upped the weight for the chest press but will keep the other weight stats like that until the end of the month and then, we'll see.
                I guess it's a good indicator to look at what buff guys are doing because if they're doing the same weight as you, it's likely that you're not doing the exercise the correct way ^^ .
                Last edited by theMathematician; Sat September 5, 2020, 14:32.
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                and everything you stand for?
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                • I've got a question regarding the adductors: In the beginning, I had loved exercising the adductors and made progress quickly going by weight. A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that my thighs began chafing against each other when walking, which is why I decided to skip the adductors machine. Yesterday, I wore pants which were a bit sagging and my thighs were chafing against each other, which was uncomfortable. Today, I trained the adductors for the first time in weeks but only with 2/3 of my usual weight, which felt like I wasn't doing anything. I know that girls get the tip to lift heavy when they want both, to get slimmer or bigger legs. I want big quads, big hamstrings and big glutes but small inner thighs because... there's no need for that area to be big basically ^^ . What would you recommend?
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                  and everything you stand for?
                  Could I break through your invisible wall, could I hide my pride for once,
                  just to tell you that I see more?

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