Re: Gimme your perspective
I definately agree w/ Krypto.
I have never trained differently from any other man in the gym.
I work out w/ a Bantam weight and surprisingly enough, our strength levels are quite similar.
I have even found that there are area in which the tables are turned in that area and also, my endurace seems greater at times.
If you want to succeed than it is imperative that you are constantly aware of what your body responds to and know if you are making gains.
I have religiously kept a training journal for more than 5yrs now. I do go back and review to see where i have been and where i am going.
It's a real eye opener when you've set your sights on reaching a new goal! [img]/forum/images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
As far as diet and supplementation ~ I not only take a daily vitamin pack, but each meal get a dose of liver aminos and mass aminos, L-carnatine & glutamine to boot. I also supplement w/ a Creatine, HMB, Argenine + supplement as well in the a.m. and p.m.
At this point in my daily training, losing muscle is not a consideration.
There is no difference in training styles among men and women.
Cutting/bulking ~ the techniques are the same. Each individual is different and that's where knowing your body and keeping track is important.
Learning to cycle...keeping your body guessing, that's how you get to where you need to be.
I train in a 3 week cycle: Heavy 3-6, Moderate 8-12, Light 12-15. I alternate each body part each week.
So if i go heavy on chest one week, the next day when i do back, it's moderate and so on. I never go heavy on every body part in the same week.
I also never do the same workout week after week.
Change is good! Try new things each week and watch your response! It's exciting!
My results have been very good!
Legs i work 2x's per week. One Heavy-moderate, one moderate to light (and i don't really mean light, i just mean changing up my reps scheme)
Training this way makes a nice change, but also ensures that you are never doing the same thing over and over.
I could go on and on...i hope this helps!
Just make sure that when you committ ~ it's 100% .
That's what makes the real difference!