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  • Q and A with Round Table Expert PastorPump

    Thanks for taking this on, PP!

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  • #2
    Thank you Skip. Its a penny for my thoughts but I'm running a 50%off this month so take advantage...lol.
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    • #3
      Carlos, are you doing the Arnold again?....I owe you a dinner.
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      • #4
        PastorPump, what does your training look like, and what type of training do you tend to stick to (ie volume, DC, etc.)?

        Thanks!

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        • #5
          Hey Dave. That is a possbility I'll know for sure by next month.
          As far as my methods I guess its a hybrid of HIT methods. Just like that quote you have of Dober thats the secret. I use mainly Dorians Style but I use so many other techniques that I have learned from others. whether its some DC principles, rest pause, half reps or (x reps as some have renamed). Single sets or drop sets. I also to different positions of flexion- pre strech, Mid point, and peak contraction movements.
          The most important thing is that journal that lets you know if its working. If that isn't showing progress then tweek things. For me instead of adding sets I usually take out and add intensity.
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          • #6
            Carlos, what kind of diet strategies do you generally prefer...low fat, low carb, carb cycling, cheat meals, all clean, etc.
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            • #7
              Offseason...burgers and piza..lol. j/k. I like to carb cycle to an extent. Nothing to drastic either way and my cheat days are usually the high carb stuff like in a refeed. Unnecessary fats are kept low but I add in the healthy kind so I keep it at a 50-30-20. Thats pre-contest. Offseason I keep the same meal schedule just add in carbs and more dark meat. My schedule hasn't changed in 10 years in regards to food.
              Originally posted by bhman6 View Post
              Carlos, what kind of diet strategies do you generally prefer...low fat, low carb, carb cycling, cheat meals, all clean, etc.
              Carlos Rodriguez
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              NPC National Judge
              As iron sharpens iron so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Prov 27:17
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              • #8
                Hi PastorPump -

                What are some of your tips to help prevent/avoid training injuries? Higher rep ranges? stretching? warm-up? longer recovery time? Thx.
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                • #9
                  First , having that log will give you a reasonable idea of what you should attempt if you want to go heavier. At my age I try not to go below 6 reps anymore and about 8 + on pressing movements. Warm up are like 45 minutes for a 15 minute workout .lol Take your time warming up but don't tire yourself out with countless 15-20 rep sets. Stretch a little pre but mostly post.
                  Originally posted by LG1 View Post
                  Hi PastorPump -

                  What are some of your tips to help prevent/avoid training injuries? Higher rep ranges? stretching? warm-up? longer recovery time? Thx.
                  Carlos Rodriguez
                  IFBB Pro League BBer
                  IFBB Pro League Judge
                  NPC National Judge
                  As iron sharpens iron so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Prov 27:17
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                  • #10
                    What do feel is a good mixture of volume and intensity without pushing the limits to far into over training ( generally speaking total volume and how many advance techniques used, or anything you feel is relevant )?

                    How would you recommend someone adding in more intensity ( rest pause, drop sets etc ) into their routine that is not use to doing more advanced methods?

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                    • #11
                      As far as volume that can vary slightly between people. Again, if the log book shows progress then we push forward but if not we cut back. I do 3-4 exercises for large muscles with 2 work sets. one med low rep ,another higher rep.
                      As far as adding intensity drop sets are cool but rest pause is killer. I do a rest pause on incline flies and its brutal! If you train alone rest pause on a hammer strength works great or even half reps to finish off a work set.
                      Originally posted by View 1 View Post
                      What do feel is a good mixture of volume and intensity without pushing the limits to far into over training ( generally speaking total volume and how many advance techniques used, or anything you feel is relevant )?

                      How would you recommend someone adding in more intensity ( rest pause, drop sets etc ) into their routine that is not use to doing more advanced methods?
                      Carlos Rodriguez
                      IFBB Pro League BBer
                      IFBB Pro League Judge
                      NPC National Judge
                      As iron sharpens iron so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Prov 27:17
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                      • #12
                        Also, letter came in...Arnold Amateur is on!
                        Carlos Rodriguez
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by pastorpump View Post
                          As far as volume that can vary slightly between people. Again, if the log book shows progress then we push forward but if not we cut back. I do 3-4 exercises for large muscles with 2 work sets. one med low rep ,another higher rep.
                          As far as adding intensity drop sets are cool but rest pause is killer. I do a rest pause on incline flies and its brutal! If you train alone rest pause on a hammer strength works great or even half reps to finish off a work set.
                          Thank you for the reply. I prefer RP over drop sets, forced reps etc... but I have never done them on a regular basis, I have always just played with rep ranges and different ways to approach them ( ramping, straight sets, reverse pyramid etc ).

                          Interesting about the two sets as well, I have been reading more and more about people doing reverse pyramids some with 2 sets some with 3, and it makes alot of sense to me, I may start doing that with a couple exercises and see how it works for me then go from there.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by pastorpump View Post
                            Also, letter came in...Arnold Amateur is on!
                            Congrats!

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                            • #15
                              Thank you sir.
                              Originally posted by Ken "Skip" Hill View Post
                              Congrats!

                              Skip

                              On another note here is a little tip for some of the beginners or maybe a few people with some slow responding muscle groups.
                              IsoTension and isometrics have been a huge help in getting lagging groups to respond. It can be done not only by posing but also like this:
                              1. Lets say it shoulders. Take a 5lb dumbbell and hold it to the sides at a contracted side lateral position (correct form is obviously important) try to increase hold times from workout to workout. Once you can hold for 60 seconds bump it up.
                              2. Bis I like to hold either a barbell or cable curl at the top position.

                              This technique does wonders to build that mind muscle connection . Little by little you will get a better feel for the muscle during the course of your regular workout.
                              Carlos Rodriguez
                              IFBB Pro League BBer
                              IFBB Pro League Judge
                              NPC National Judge
                              As iron sharpens iron so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Prov 27:17
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