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Old 11-16-2012, 11:59 AM
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This is what I have been doing and so far so good. I've increased my warm up from 5 minutes to 10 and spending more time stretching before working out. I'm doing the FST-7 workout at the moment.
Stretching Before Training

Stretching the muscle before a training them decreases strength and power.

A second factor is that tendons and ligaments are more pliable after a workout.

For those reason, it is much better to stretch at the end of your training rather than before.

Fascia Stretch

Stretching between sets as a means of increasing muscle mass appears increase muscle size.

However to reiterate, doing so will decrease your strength and power.

So, you trading one for another.

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Old 11-16-2012, 12:32 PM
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There is still a place for failure sets. i like to fail at 2 or 3 reps every now and then. I think my body takes longer to recover these days so I have days when I'll just do 30 minutes of rowing and that is my workout. Then there are days when I'll lift heavy.
A Place For Training To Failure

As Ratcat stated, there is a place in trainng to failure.

During a training cycle, the final week you want to push the final week to faiure or close to it.

Recovery Period

After the final week of pushing it to the limit, you need to Reset/Recycle.

This allows you to recovery. The first week after your heavy week is more of an "Active Recovery" week which will be light and easy.

Ratcat provides a good example of that.

Constantly Training To Failure

Training to failure every workout is conterproductive.

At some point you overtrain.


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Protein shake after workout to start the recovery is essential.
Protein/Carbohydrate Shake

Restoration is enhance much more if you combine a high glycemic index carbohydrate with protein. (A dextrose/whey protein combination along with some electolytes).

The high glycemic index carbohydrate provides additional benefits.

1) Shuttles nutrients to the muscle faster.

2) Decreases cababolic cortisol levels.

3) Spike anabolic insulin levels.

Adding a high glycemic index carbohyrate provides some additional anaboic effets.

Chocolate Milk

For those who want something simple and easy, Chocolate Milk works.


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It has been over 4 years since my cancer treatment and I'm still getting over it. It still knocks me around but it doesn't stop me getting in a workout. I just have to work around it. And I am so much better off physically because I have been able to work out. Cheers.
That is a very impressive story.

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