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morepain
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Join date: Oct 2002
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One thing i have said over and over for close to 30 years now.....the magic component is consistency...lift hard, eat right...repeat for many years. it doesn't make a really flashy article and won't get me "trainer of the year" but it obviously works ... welcome friend.

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Tiribulus
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Join date: Aug 2006
Location: Michigan, USA
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lewhitehurst wrote:
<<>> I keep trying to explain that it was nothing fancy and quite simple. <<<>>> depending on how I felt and time constraints. <<<>>>


More common themes among those who see impressive progress in this game.

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lewhitehurst
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Join date: Sep 2009
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 1977

It is all hard consistent work and knowing your body. And knowing your body comes from being consistent and hard work.

I am talking to Shakes since I am looking to try and incorporate more strongman training into my workouts. Basiclly blending and combining strongman and bodybuilding. Once I have figured out the routine I will let everyone know and probably post updates on how it goes. But even then, it will be basic and doing my best to be consistent.

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Cephalic_Carnage
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Join date: Jul 2008
Location: Germany
Posts: 8850

lewhitehurst wrote:
I am actually trying to figure out what my next workout routine will consist of since I am going to go back to focusing more on strength and putting on size, but I figured I would put this workout routine down here since a lot of people ask me what I started out with. I keep trying to explain that it was nothing fancy and quite simple. probably the same stuff everybody else started off with. Things changed over the years and this is based upon memory, since any notes I would have had would be long gone.

My first workouts were simple and pretty much done on a 3 day a week, every other day split:

Bench Press (eventually evolved into inclines)
Squats
Behind the Neck Press/Military Press/DB Press (I would alternate)
Shrugs
Deads
Calf Raises
Curls (DB, Hammer, or with a Curl Bar. I would alternate)
French Press, OH Tri Extension (I would alternate depending on how my elbows felt)

I generally did 3 to 4 sets with somewhere between 8-12 reps, depending on how I felt and time constraints. I never liked spending all day in the gym, so I was usually done in less about an hour to 75 minutes, tops. The only thing is that I always made sure I lifted as heavily as possible.


Eh, no back work other than deadlifts? ;)

If you did all that each session... Man I hate you. I'm usually toast after 3-4 lifts or so...

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lewhitehurst
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Join date: Sep 2009
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 1977

Cephalic_Carnage wrote:
lewhitehurst wrote:
I am actually trying to figure out what my next workout routine will consist of since I am going to go back to focusing more on strength and putting on size, but I figured I would put this workout routine down here since a lot of people ask me what I started out with. I keep trying to explain that it was nothing fancy and quite simple. probably the same stuff everybody else started off with. Things changed over the years and this is based upon memory, since any notes I would have had would be long gone.

My first workouts were simple and pretty much done on a 3 day a week, every other day split:

Bench Press (eventually evolved into inclines)
Squats
Behind the Neck Press/Military Press/DB Press (I would alternate)
Shrugs
Deads
Calf Raises
Curls (DB, Hammer, or with a Curl Bar. I would alternate)
French Press, OH Tri Extension (I would alternate depending on how my elbows felt)

I generally did 3 to 4 sets with somewhere between 8-12 reps, depending on how I felt and time constraints. I never liked spending all day in the gym, so I was usually done in less about an hour to 75 minutes, tops. The only thing is that I always made sure I lifted as heavily as possible.

Eh, no back work other than deadlifts? ;)

If you did all that each session... Man I hate you. I'm usually toast after 3-4 lifts or so...



I did do pullups. But yes, deadlifts. I always had a broad back and it grows pretty easily. best growth I ever had was when I just did pullups.

I know I can't do that now, because of the weight I use, but back when I was younger my recovery was ridiculous.

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mom-in-MD
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Join date: Sep 2005
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 14949

lewhitehurst wrote:
It is all hard consistent work and knowing your body. And knowing your body comes from being consistent and hard work.

I am talking to Shakes since I am looking to try and incorporate more strongman training into my workouts. Basiclly blending and combining strongman and bodybuilding. Once I have figured out the routine I will let everyone know and probably post updates on how it goes. But even then, it will be basic and doing my best to be consistent.


Being consistent is the hard part! But the rewards and benefits are like nothing else.. Strongman and bodybuilding, sounds FUN! It would be interesting to see how you make that work..

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