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    Quote Originally Posted by aFella View Post
    Anyone workout in a home gym? What are your main quad lifts? Getting a bit bored of switching between squats (some variation there too. ssb squats / hatfield squats) and BSS. Wish I had room for more equipment.
    Look up the Military Athlete "Quadzilla". That, and I lunge walk to failure between sets of squats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aFella View Post
    Anyone workout in a home gym? What are your main quad lifts? Getting a bit bored of switching between squats (some variation there too. ssb squats / hatfield squats) and BSS. Wish I had room for more equipment.
    It may get boring, just embrace it. In order to have a home gym with lots of options is expensive. Squats, front squats, goblet squats, and zercher squats you can rotate those exercises. You can add in things like step ups, and box jumps. As others have mentioned lunges as well. Lifting is a marathon and not a sprint embrace the grind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstone View Post
    Weight gainers are garbage. Use your normal protein and add peanut butter, oats, and some other better ingredients to increase calories. The carbs in these Gainer are nothing but maltodextrin or something similar. Over 200 grams of maltodextrin is stupid. It's a waste of money maltodextrin is cheap, why pay a huge markup for something you can get for pennies a serving. Dextrin, maltodextrin, branched chain cyclic dextrin and similar carb source have there place like when using insulin even then your never going to need 200 grams of it in a serving.
    100%. Very good advice here!

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    KISS.

    Eat quality balanced meals. Stop eating junk. Stay away from supplements, and if you do, stick with Creapure Creatine Monohydrate and a high quality whey protein (MyProtein is cheap ranks in top ten for purity). Sleep a minimum of 7.5 hours a night (average sleep cycle is 1.5hrs or something like that). Follow a good training regimen.

    Some good sources:

    Athlean-X
    Shredded Sports Science
    Will Brink

    There are a handful of others but like with firearm parts and accessories, do your research; the internet is filled with straight up bad bullshit information, especially the in the fitness realm.

    There is no secret or shortcut (unless you start cycling that caprisun). It is a marathon, not a sprint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P2Vaircrewman View Post
    Here is a question, how do you know when you have reached your peak strength for a particular muscle or muscle group. Obviously age has to play a part. A person at 20 can be stronger than he can at 60 but to what degree. Incremental resistance builds strength but you can't keep building strength indefinitely, sooner or later it will get as strong as it will ever get no matter how hard it is worked. How do you know when you have reached that point.
    Honestly you can always get stronger at any age. At a certain point our body will stop producing the acids that our DNA needs to rebuild our cells. This happens as we age. If you get sleep, nutrition, hydrate, and expose your body to resistance, you will increase your ability to produce these acids. Its far more complicated but I am simplifying the process.

    As far as strength: training involves micro tears and repair. It takes a long time to build muscle. If you start lifting you will gain a good deal of blood volume initially. This is not muscle it does however support your muscle. You lift consistently, and get the nutrients you need and allow for recover: you will slowly gain. If you reach a point where a disease (like age) impacts your ability to train you need to address the cause or adapt your training. Simply by increasing your training in a safe manner you are increasing your body's production of these acids and you will reproduce healthier cells. Fasting can also increase these acids. But everyone has different systems with different needs.

    Your muscle size equals your load carrying ability. With strength comes size. So if you push your limits consistently and take care of your body, you will grow in strength and size. You may need protein isolate, aminos, and other supplements, vitamins, and minerals. If you figure out what your body is lacking, you can see gains.

    I press 205 overhead 12 reps, slow negatives. I curl 75+ dumbbells. And I can leg press well over 1000. I'm 6ft 2. The heavy athletes can lift more because of their size: I'm tiny compared to them. You will build faster with lots of nutrition and lean protein. Good luck and get out there and lift!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Core781 View Post
    Honestly you can always get stronger at any age. At a certain point our body will stop producing the acids that our DNA needs to rebuild our cells. This happens as we age. If you get sleep, nutrition, hydrate, and expose your body to resistance, you will increase your ability to produce these acids. Its far more complicated but I am simplifying the process.

    As far as strength: training involves micro tears and repair. It takes a long time to build muscle. If you start lifting you will gain a good deal of blood volume initially. This is not muscle it does however support your muscle. You lift consistently, and get the nutrients you need and allow for recover: you will slowly gain. If you reach a point where a disease (like age) impacts your ability to train you need to address the cause or adapt your training. Simply by increasing your training in a safe manner you are increasing your body's production of these acids and you will reproduce healthier cells. Fasting can also increase these acids. But everyone has different systems with different needs.

    Your muscle size equals your load carrying ability. With strength comes size. So if you push your limits consistently and take care of your body, you will grow in strength and size. You may need protein isolate, aminos, and other supplements, vitamins, and minerals. If you figure out what your body is lacking, you can see gains.

    I press 205 overhead 12 reps, slow negatives. I curl 75+ dumbbells. And I can leg press well over 1000. I'm 6ft 2. The heavy athletes can lift more because of their size: I'm tiny compared to them. You will build faster with lots of nutrition and lean protein. Good luck and get out there and lift!
    Stronger yes, but how do you determine when you are as strong as you will ever get. Seems every time I try to push beyond some weight, be it the bench press, dead lift, curl, etc I end up hurt. Maybe that is my body telling me "hey old man stop right here, just maintain".

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    Several things come to mind. Make sure you're warming up. Seems to get more important to me every year that goes by.

    When I warm up for barbells in a cold garage I normally row for 5 to 10 mins. Then start with an empty bar and work up to my work sets.

    Good rest at night and between workout days is important as well. If you're getting older and lifting 4 or 5 times a week maybe try switching to 2 or 3 times a week.

    Also, don't forget to deload every once in a while. It may be you're just overtraining. I fell into that trap earlier this year.

    With regard to genetic potential I'm not sure when any of us will really know for sure. Here's a great video from Dr Mike Israetel that might help answer that question:

    https://youtu.be/r8zcF6Ut7lo


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