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  • Originally posted by TitleTown088 View Post

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    • is it possible to gain strength through weight training with out gaining significant weight?

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      • Hey guys. Casual reader of the Weight-Lifting thread, first time poster of such.

        Here's my current dilemma. I'm not exactly a gym rat, far from the fact actually, I've just never had the motivation to really spend time there. Most of the time I would get through lacrosse and basketball just being superiorly physical then most. I do have a lot of strength for someone who's never been in a real program. 6 feet even, 180 pounds. A little bit of chub, but not tons.

        Lacrosse try-outs are just around the corner, and being drafted this past month, I've found myself going to a top team that has a very invigorating fitness program. It's straight up intense, and while I'm going to reap the benefits from it in the long run, I've found myself just how out of shape I am, and just how strong and ripped I could be.

        I've started working out Monday, Wednesday and Friday with at least one run per week. I'm starting to eat with more regards to my body. I'm trying to lose some of that 180 that's fat and turn it into muscle. I haven't found a great work-out program yet for lacrosse. Does anyone have something to recommend? I would follow it to a tee and if I reap the benefits I'd be very gracious.

        I figure dead-lifts, squats, and a lot of leg work is the prescription, but whatever you guys have to share is definitely appreciated. Thanks, and +rep to anyone that can help me out.

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        • Originally posted by iBoldin View Post
          Hey guys. Casual reader of the Weight-Lifting thread, first time poster of such.

          Here's my current dilemma. I'm not exactly a gym rat, far from the fact actually, I've just never had the motivation to really spend time there. Most of the time I would get through lacrosse and basketball just being superiorly physical then most. I do have a lot of strength for someone who's never been in a real program. 6 feet even, 180 pounds. A little bit of chub, but not tons.

          Lacrosse try-outs are just around the corner, and being drafted this past month, I've found myself going to a top team that has a very invigorating fitness program. It's straight up intense, and while I'm going to reap the benefits from it in the long run, I've found myself just how out of shape I am, and just how strong and ripped I could be.

          I've started working out Monday, Wednesday and Friday with at least one run per week. I'm starting to eat with more regards to my body. I'm trying to lose some of that 180 that's fat and turn it into muscle. I haven't found a great work-out program yet for lacrosse. Does anyone have something to recommend? I would follow it to a tee and if I reap the benefits I'd be very gracious.

          I figure dead-lifts, squats, and a lot of leg work is the prescription, but whatever you guys have to share is definitely appreciated. Thanks, and +rep to anyone that can help me out.
          Well theres 5 main exercises that you should do when you lift and they are bench, military press, hang clean/deadlift, squats and pull ups.

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          • Originally posted by Ravens1991 View Post
            is it possible to gain strength through weight training with out gaining significant weight?
            You can lose weight and still gain strength through weight training, it is very possible.

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            • Originally posted by Ravens1991 View Post
              is it possible to gain strength through weight training with out gaining significant weight?
              Yes.
              Originally posted by iBoldin View Post
              Hey guys. Casual reader of the Weight-Lifting thread, first time poster of such.

              Here's my current dilemma. I'm not exactly a gym rat, far from the fact actually, I've just never had the motivation to really spend time there. Most of the time I would get through lacrosse and basketball just being superiorly physical then most. I do have a lot of strength for someone who's never been in a real program. 6 feet even, 180 pounds. A little bit of chub, but not tons.

              Lacrosse try-outs are just around the corner, and being drafted this past month, I've found myself going to a top team that has a very invigorating fitness program. It's straight up intense, and while I'm going to reap the benefits from it in the long run, I've found myself just how out of shape I am, and just how strong and ripped I could be.

              I've started working out Monday, Wednesday and Friday with at least one run per week. I'm starting to eat with more regards to my body. I'm trying to lose some of that 180 that's fat and turn it into muscle. I haven't found a great work-out program yet for lacrosse. Does anyone have something to recommend? I would follow it to a tee and if I reap the benefits I'd be very gracious.

              I figure dead-lifts, squats, and a lot of leg work is the prescription, but whatever you guys have to share is definitely appreciated. Thanks, and +rep to anyone that can help me out.
              Originally posted by MiWolves View Post
              Well theres 5 main exercises that you should do when you lift and they are bench, military press, hang clean/deadlift, squats and pull ups.
              Exactly. Obviously you want to work on conditioning with cardio and that will be where most of that chub comes off if you pair it with a strong diet but as far as gaining strength I would recommend Rippetoes...

              What is it?
              Rippetoes is a strength program designed by Mark Rippetoe. It is designed mainly for beginners to give them a good strength base.

              Who can benefit from it?
              Though Rippetoe's is aimed at beginners, anyone can truly benefit from it.

              Can I gain mass while on Rippetoe's?
              Yes. The routine is aimed towards strength, but you can still make gains off of it so long as you're eating enough.

              How much strength can I gain on this program?
              You should be getting noticably stronger each workout. Aim to put 2.5 lbs
              atleast on the bar each workout. If you absolutely can't add weight, do the weight you did last workout and move up the next.

              Is Rippetoe's for everyone?
              No. Most everyone can benefit from this, but for those who can't, look into one of the beginner routines posted in a sticky.

              So here it is.

              *do the SAME weight for all 3 sets

              Workout A:
              Squat-3x5
              Bench Press-3x5
              Deadlift-1x5
              *2x8 Dips

              Workout B:
              Squat-3x5
              Standing Military Press-3x5
              Power Cleans(or Bent Over Barbell Rows)-3x5
              *2x8 Chinups(palms facing you)

              Week 1:
              Day 1: Workout A
              Day 2: Rest
              Day 3: Workout B
              Day 4: Rest
              Day 5: Workout A
              Day 6: Rest
              Day 7: Rest

              Week 2
              Day 1: Workout B
              Day 2: Rest
              Day 3: Workout A
              Day 4: Rest
              Day 5: Workout B
              Day 6: Rest
              Day 7: Rest

              Rotate between weeks 1 & 2.

              or a 5x5. Can't seem to find one off the top of my head but if you look around the interwebz, there are many out there.

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              • Iboldin, the one TJ posted is great for beginners. IF you wanted to try something a little more difficult (and I think you can handle it since your athletic), try this :

                http://nutribody.com/blog/post/Bill-...5-Workout.aspx.

                It's the intermediate version of the workout TJ posted. Only thing I would do is throw in some power cleans on deadlift day.
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                • Just started lifting again this past week. I am so sore I can barely even handle it at work.

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                  • Originally posted by Rob S View Post
                    Iboldin, the one TJ posted is great for beginners. IF you wanted to try something a little more difficult (and I think you can handle it since your athletic), try this :

                    http://nutribody.com/blog/post/Bill-...5-Workout.aspx.

                    It's the intermediate version of the workout TJ posted. Only thing I would do is throw in some power cleans on deadlift day.
                    Exactly. You could really do either based on self evaluating yourself on pre-existing strength, experience, endurance, etc,. Really up to and how much you think you can handle but either way, you will have to put in valuable work and time. The good thing about that, is that it's well worth it.

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                    • I've never tried doing squats twice a week. How far do you space them out and do you do other leg lifts that day or what?

                      Is it necessary? I feel like it might be overworking it.

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                      • Just had a beast ab workout. I ******* hate floorwipers.

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                        • Originally posted by TitleTown088 View Post
                          I've never tried doing squats twice a week. How far do you space them out and do you do other leg lifts that day or what?

                          Is it necessary? I feel like it might be overworking it.
                          It's part of my program I'm running for 11 weeks. I'm in week 5 right now and I don't mind it at all. I'm rested well enough to go heavy both days. I go Upper Body, Lower Body, Strictly Cardio Day, Rest, Repeat.

                          Lower Body:
                          Back Squat 3x10
                          Front Squat 3x6
                          Leg Press 3x6
                          Leg Extension 2x10
                          Leg Curls 2x10
                          Calf Raises 2x10

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                          • You should send me that workout if you get the time. I'd like to take a looksy at it.

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                            they get smoked.

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                            • You actually squat three times a week on the 5x5. It sucks at the beginning, not going to lie, but once your body adjusts you don't feel overworked.
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                              • Originally posted by TitleTown088 View Post
                                You should send me that workout if you get the time. I'd like to take a looksy at it.
                                It's my own variation on the Miami (FL) Workout.

                                I'm going to PM it to you for the sake of space.

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