So I finished the 12-week muscle-building workout ... now what?

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    Oct 21, 2008 5:46 AM GMT
    I wish I could say I made more progress, but I don't look a ton different. What is a good workout to follow this, or good way to transition out of it?

    Yes, I know everything I just wrote is generic. This is my way of you running my life (hehe ... just joshing. Unless you do want to. In that case, send $24.99 to my PO Box).
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    Oct 21, 2008 5:57 AM GMT
    A good way to transition out of it is to come to my place and show me your progress. Grrrrr!


    .....


    *masturbates while crying alone in his room*
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    Oct 21, 2008 7:25 AM GMT
    dowal said*masturbates while crying alone in his room*


    Well....




    Aren't you just bloody freaky!
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    Oct 21, 2008 2:45 PM GMT
    dowal saidA good way to transition out of it is to come to my place and show me your progress. Grrrrr!


    .....


    *masturbates while crying alone in his room*


    Hehe .. I am now duly frightened.
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    Oct 21, 2008 2:48 PM GMT
    dowal saidA good way to transition out of it is to come to my place and show me your progress. Grrrrr!


    .....


    *masturbates while crying alone in his room*


    ...well, at least you're a multi-tasker icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 21, 2008 3:20 PM GMT
    Why don't you try that 5 and 5 workout routine? It'd be something different to try. And take a before and after pic to show yourself really how much you've changed! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 21, 2008 3:30 PM GMT
    I found when I did that routine I had to eat non-stop. Something obscene like 3,000-3,500 calories a day. I had a lot of success bulking up but I am now on a cutting routine and just started incorporating the 5X5 routine. So, I hope while you were doing all that work you stuffed your face to see some results.
  • auryn

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    Oct 21, 2008 4:29 PM GMT
    Take a break then try the Strong and Lean. It's really a good follow up to the Muscle Building workout. I'm on my 2nd time through the Strong and Lean - 7th Week now. Really able to see benefits, and am happy with what I've been able to do in a year of being on the Real Jock plans.
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    Oct 21, 2008 4:34 PM GMT
    i think you'd like p90x. but i'm hooked on it. i'm biased - i had good results.
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    Oct 21, 2008 7:32 PM GMT
    P90X is excellent
    300 workout
    5x5
    HIIT
    enroll in a military bootcamp program.

    the idea is this-change the routine

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    Oct 21, 2008 7:48 PM GMT
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    Oct 21, 2008 9:01 PM GMT
    god, i miss gymnastics
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    Oct 21, 2008 9:18 PM GMT
    Auryn saidTake a break then try the Strong and Lean. It's really a good follow up to the Muscle Building workout. I'm on my 2nd time through the Strong and Lean - 7th Week now. Really able to see benefits, and am happy with what I've been able to do in a year of being on the Real Jock plans.

    That's what I did. Completed the "Muscle Building" 12-week, then did the "Strong and Lean" 12-week, now back into the MB on week 6.
    I'm probably like you--I don't see that much change, although I can clearly tell that I have more endurance doing the MB this time, and doing them with higher weights, so something's going right.
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    Oct 21, 2008 9:25 PM GMT
    for you guys not seeing big results - how's your diet and sleep?
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    Oct 21, 2008 9:29 PM GMT
    dancerjack saidfor you guys not seeing big results - how's your diet and sleep?

    7 hrs sleep
    But I realize I could still eat better. I couldn't eat like munhingzombie, 'cause I still have spare tire fat. I actually experimented not drinking alcohol for a month, but only lost maybe 1 pound. sooo not worth it
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    Oct 21, 2008 9:34 PM GMT
    diet is about 60% of success, sleep is another 20-30%, and the exercises themselves only about 10-20%. check your diet for content, serving size, timing, etc.
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    Oct 21, 2008 10:49 PM GMT
    things_n_stuff_n_cents said
    Hehe .. I am now duly frightened.

    Well then gentlemen, my work here is done.
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    Oct 21, 2008 11:27 PM GMT
    dancerjack saiddiet is about 60% of success, sleep is another 20-30%, and the exercises themselves only about 10-20%. check your diet for content, serving size, timing, etc.


    I can just say that I'm doing the Strong & Lean again, but the adding in the diet/nutrition aspect has made all the difference. Now that I'll be finishing up all that in a few weeks, I think I'll finally be to the "lean" stage and can start the Muscle Building workout.
  • silverfox

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    Oct 21, 2008 11:31 PM GMT
    5 x 5

    It is a great workout and I started a participant thread under "strength training".

  • vindog

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    Oct 22, 2008 4:36 AM GMT
    things_n_stuff_n_cents saidI wish I could say I made more progress, but I don't look a ton different. What is a good workout to follow this, or good way to transition out of it?

    Yes, I know everything I just wrote is generic. This is my way of you running my life (hehe ... just joshing. Unless you do want to. In that case, send $24.99 to my PO Box).


    Just let yourself go....its not worth it working out when a new season of American Idol will be starting soon


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    Oct 22, 2008 5:14 AM GMT
    dancerjack saidfor you guys not seeing big results - how's your diet and sleep?


    Hey bud --

    My sleeping is awesome. My diet .. eh, I've added a bunch of calories, but likely not enough.
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    Oct 23, 2008 3:06 AM GMT
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    nothing comes close, enjoy my pitbull friend

    lotsa choices
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    Oct 24, 2008 4:43 PM GMT
    Help me out: I remember reading the 5x5 workout, but now can't find it. Someone help me?
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    Oct 24, 2008 4:49 PM GMT
    things_n_stuff_n_cents saidHelp me out: I remember reading the 5x5 workout, but now can't find it. Someone help me?


    http://www.realjock.com/article/1243/

    There you go! icon_wink.gif
  • neon4u

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    Oct 24, 2008 5:43 PM GMT
    I finished the 12 Week Muscle-Building Workout some time ago. I have to say it made me look much leaner and a lot more cut. I've been doing my own thing since ending the workout but still incorporating a lot of it into my routine. I've also been doing more cardio (running mostly between 18 - 28 miles a week.)

    Diet is important. You have to eat to maintain your energy levels and hopefully it's healthy. I've cut back on alcohol too. Don't miss it too much but when I want something I usually have no more than two drinks.

    Sleep is important and more advantageous (at least for building muscle) when done alone. The point is you want some rest for the body to repair and grow strong.

    This is what I'm doing. icon_biggrin.gif