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Another technique that I will be putting the spot light on today is rest-pause training. If you're a member of Bodybuilding.com's forums, or if you've read around the main site, you've probably heard of it. Like the examples above, it can really add density and toughness to a training session.
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Continually exerting the effort to lift 85-95% of your one-rep max gets your body used to heavy weight. Some lifters on the forum use this method for a week or two prior to max-out because otherwise, doing heavy singles to a maximum effort would feel awkward and unstable.
"Four-minute calves" is a training technique that I picked up on the forum last year. I've been using it since, and it is honestly the hardest and most efficient way to train calves that I've come across. Here it is:
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For anyone looking to pack on some serious muscle mass, one of the top priorities will be to determine what the best bodybuilding workout to follow is. There are a wide range of different workouts available, so choosing the one that will suit your needs best is important.
Because this type of bodybuilding program is so versatile, there really aren't a great deal of cons with it. You can change it around a great deal to meet whatever your individual needs are, making sure you get what you're looking for from your workout program.
Start a conversation in the gym or on an Internet forum about whether full-body workouts are better than training splits and you are sure to start a huge debate with die-hard proponents on each side of the argument.
A full-body workout can more than hold its own against a split training program. For many people, doing full-body workouts can be better for total body growth than a traditional bodybuilding split routine. Because every muscle gets worked multiple times per week there are more opportunities for growth while on a total body training program, which allows many people to grow more from this training style.
You don't really need to alternate exercises, but a lot of people on HST forum prefer to alternate squatand deadlift, instead of having them in the same workout. They believe its too much pressure on lower back. I disagree, but it's really up to your recovery rate.
The only downside to full-body workouts is that one can utilize few exercises in terms of targeting specific muscle groups. Continual compound training may not be ideal for every circumstance. Isolation work can be useful when dealing with asymmetries where full-body type workouts may further exploit muscular appearance abnormalities and hinder bodybuilding goals due to aesthetics. However, isolation movements can be used in conjunction with a full-body routine near the end of a workout.
Sure, it can be. But while 5x5 is sometimes advised as a beginner program, it's probably best used by intermediate lifters who have a base of training. No, you won't be maxing out, but the intensity and volume are higher than many bodybuilding-focused programs.
If you can set your ego aside and do the work, you will join the legion of 5x5 believers on BodySpace and in the Bodybuilding.com forums. Then, you can always return to it in the future whenever you want to see the weight on the bar go up!
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(Study 1) to explore the online retailers and bodybuilding forums/blogs for availability of DNP to guide the sampling strategy in Study 2 by identifying bodybuilding supplements that may be DNP in disguise, may contain DNP as a booster ingredient (spiking) or prone to DNP contamination owing to poor quality management; and to inform Study 3 through personal accounts of experiences and informal advice given on how to use DNP and whether advice includes warning against DNP.
Taken together, these results suggest that DNP practices and experiences are shared online, but not in real life. DNP use appears to take place in isolation. This may partly so because of the social disapproval of DNP use, even among bodybuilders; but also because managing the side effects (profuse sweating, skin discoloration, etc.) in public is difficult. In fact, new users are advised in discussion forums to start the cycle when on holiday if they are in employment. Conceivably, sharing experiences online is a way to deal with isolation and loneliness during a DNP course. If this is the case, online forums play an important role beyond being a compendium of DNP knowledge; and it warrants further investigation.
Contamination or adulteration with DNP was found in 14.3 % of the tested bodybuilding supplements in low concentration. Almost half (44.4 %) of all Internet-sourced samples were contaminated compared to only 7.7 % of those obtained from high street retailers, which suggests that controlling effort is best concentrated on supplements available - or in some cases, only available - from online retailers. The low representation of gym sample prevents making meaningful conclusion but future investigations should specifically focus on samples bought in gyms because the original source of these supplements could be the generally cheaper online retail network and/or underground labs. The concentration of DNP in these supplements was well below the levels of use which bodybuilders report, and far from the significant exposure of 30 mg/kg dose used in an in vivo rat study to induce sufficient increase in energy demand for fat loss . Thus, deliberate adulteration and violation of the labelling requirement  is less likely than contamination owing to poor quality control.
The survey results, coupled with the Internet forums, provided immutable evidence that DNP is knowingly used whilst the risks associated with such use is acknowledged. Motivated by the desirable goal (fat loss, either as an end result or a mean to an end), dedicated bodybuilders and exercisers have used and, by large, plan to continue using DNP. This group appears to be qualitatively different from those described in the media for DNP death- or near-death incidents. DNP users in our sample specifically sought DNP with the intention to use or try; as opposed to using a slimming aid that happens to be or contains high dose of DNP.
The three sites were chosen for further analysis based on recommendations by Kozinets (2002) that careful selection of one or very few sites is sufficient for netnography data collection purposes. Three communities were included in this study to allow for comparative analysis (Adjei et al. 2010). The sites were chosen because they were very different from one another, both in population size and product type, had a specific topic focus (a magazine brand, a cosmetics company and bodybuilding, respectively), were easily accessible and well-populated, therefore fitting the criteria previously outlined. For example, the Avon community, although popular, was relatively small compared to Vogue and Bodybuilding who both had substantial membership bases. Each community attracted very different types of people, negating any consistencies that may arise from observing communities with similar member profiles (Zikmund et al. 2007, p. 322). Furthermore, membership to these communities did not require ownership or proof of purchase of a brand or product, thereby allowing for easy access.
Although the administrative team in the Bodybuilding forum attempted to manage the site efficiently, there were such a vast number of members who contributed thousands of posts every day, and it became almost impossible to manage member behaviour effectively. Furthermore, the image portrayed by the Bodybuilding community is based on a culture associated with masculine, anti-authoritative characteristics, which attracts a small number of people who display a level of antisocial behaviour (Lhotáková 2012).
Please read the forum rules pertaining to the Beauty section (applicable to all of the sections on Vogue forum, but they are specific to issues in Beauty sections, including Hair, Skincare & Fragrance and Makeup). Please ensure that you read other forum rules as well, because no topic that is prohibited in one section can be discussed anywhere on Vogue forum (Vogue #1).
From a community perspective, both the Vogue and Bodybuilding forums attracted very different members based on the type of brand they represent. However, the majority of posts exhibited compliance with the rules put in place by the administrative team. This implies the members of these communities shared the same vision for the community as a whole (Liao and Chou 2011). Furthermore, in the Bodybuilding community, the common use of expletives illustrates a shared language between members, which gives them a sense of assimilation with the community. Both these traits are indicative of a community culture with an accrued level of social capital.
Observation of posts and discussion threads between members in the Vogue forum, the Bodybuilding community and to a lesser degree the Avon forum provides strong support for the theory that the elements associated with social capital can effectively be applied to a range of OBCs. These findings are further discussed below.
Another aspect associated with a shared language is the use of specific terms related to either a brand type or interest. The Bodybuilding forum provided a large variety of evidence to support the use of a shared language between members, demonstrating their collective knowledge of the bodybuilding culture. These excerpts from a number of conversation threads support the literature, where the use of common vocabulary in OBCs has been shown to make the exchange of information more possible (Adler and Kwon 2002; Jones and Taylor 2012; Liao and Chou 2011). 041b061a72