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Re: Helpful supplements for weightlifting
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2009, 03:44:08 PM »
Add 1 or 2 sets of pullups to the end of the workouts.

You don't need abs work.. these lifts are enough for your core. But ifyou want do a couple sets.

You are a novice. Novice doesn't mean how long you have been lifting... novice = your strength level.

End of novice period is usually around 2x bodyweight squat and deadlift a bit above. Bench about 1.5x bodyweight or so.

Eat and lot, gain muscle, and watch your strength skyrocket.

Will help your PR/FR immensely.

Will do thanks. Hopefully after a month or two I will have reached my goals and no longer be a novice :D. Also, back to the original question, I don't feel that supplements beyond whey protein are necessary for me, like I haven't plateaued or anything in my lifting, and will do the A/B workouts and see how it goes, but do you think any of that pre-workout energy stuff and whatnot would be helpful? If so what would you recommend. Thanks a ton for all the great responses and useful advice.

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Re: Helpful supplements for weightlifting
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2009, 09:22:57 AM »
Ignore pre-workout.  Lift heavy, eat a lot - enjoy the rest of your day.

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Re: Helpful supplements for weightlifting
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2009, 11:57:16 AM »
Ignore pre-workout.  Lift heavy, eat a lot - enjoy the rest of your day.

I thought that pre-workout was an important part of weightlifting? To have the carbs, energy, and protein to better supply your body for the workout?

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Add 1 or 2 sets of pullups to the end of the workouts.

Is there anything special I should be doing for pull-ups, because doing a muscle-up is one of my goals? I read somewhere that the starting strength routine, when it includes pull-ups, says go to failure for 2 sets I think? I guess this wouldn't be so bad cuz they're at the end of workout but idk if going to failure is the most beneficial thing to do.

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Re: Helpful supplements for weightlifting
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2009, 12:45:46 PM »
I thought that pre-workout was an important part of weightlifting? To have the carbs, energy, and protein to better supply your body for the workout?

Too advanced for you right now.  Fasting before workouts has its own set of benefits.  Don't worry about it, in other words, until you learn more about it.

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Re: Helpful supplements for weightlifting
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2009, 03:22:54 PM »
Too advanced for you right now.  Fasting before workouts has its own set of benefits.  Don't worry about it, in other words, until you learn more about it.

Hmm k. So you suggest I stop drinking a protein shake 45min before my workouts?

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Re: Helpful supplements for weightlifting
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2009, 04:31:19 PM »
Why don't you try it and see how it goes.  I prefer to work out fasted if at all possible.

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Re: Helpful supplements for weightlifting
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2009, 05:57:36 PM »
I prefer to work out fasted if at all possible.

Is there a reason for that?
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Re: Helpful supplements for weightlifting
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2009, 08:28:57 PM »
Is there a reason for that?

It depends. Some people perform better working out fasted. Some with food.

If you're looking to gain muscle mass you should be drinking/eat protein/carbs before, during, and after your workouts.
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