posted on Sep, 9 2005 @ 07:28 PM
Astrocreep, you can efectively lower your bench weight without losing strength, go down to a weight where you pull off up to 15 reps where the last
one is a struggle, then for a last set hit 400 or more for a set of 2. I sure as heck dont continually push what I am capable of. When I need to bulk
up for a photoshoot or a contest or body doubling then I pull out the heavy stuff, as long as I stay at 15 rep range struggling, I can throw the 400+
up no prob., makes it easier on the injuries as well. For dropping body weight, take glutamine, it is meant for calorie reduced diets, it brings water
to the muscles helping them repair and prevents your body from eating the muscle for fuel, so you can drop weight without losing muscle. I pretty much
live on the stuff pre contest.
That injury you have sounds pretty bad, would surgery help? I was given the option but was told it may make it better, or could be worse, I opted for
no, I can still work with it, but yours, wow, hope it gets better, never like to lose a member of the weight lifting world due to injury, means one
less person people have to look to for inspiration at bettering themselves.