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max-ot, free weight and machine comparison

Discussion in 'Weight Training/Bulking' started by ringholm, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. ringholm

    ringholm Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2004
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    #1 ringholm, Feb 4, 2004
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2012

    SCHTEEVIE Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2004
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    I am not very experienced, but all my research points to the following:

    full body workouts 3 times/week = you are probably overtraining. :confused:
    (although one set per muscle group really isn't very much)

    this will not only preclude good results; it could actually cause joint or tendon injuries, and that is something that will really haunt you for a long time.

    I think you can probably get a good workout with the machines (not as good as with free weights) but you should restructure your work-out to seperate muscle groups to work them hard with more sets, once per week; this will increase intensity and reduce frequency to allow for more recovery time. :tucool:
    #2 SCHTEEVIE, Feb 4, 2004
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2004
  3. John Stone

    John Stone John Stone
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    Jan 20, 2004
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    I agree 100% with what SCHTEEVIE said. I've never been a big fan of Nautilus machines and "full body" workouts.
  4. makstaks

    makstaks Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2004
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    Max-ot all the way. I am on my 11th week right now doing a 5 day a week program that works perfectly for me. I was going to the gym in spurts for 1 1/2 years with no significant results. 2 weeks on max-ot doing it exactly as they specify made a world of difference to me. John's site has everything you need to get started. You have to clean up what you eat, regulate and track what you eat, and do max-ot.
    I got max-ot down, have made my own max-ot program since week 10, and my biggest results are actually happening now.
    But I still have work to do on my diet. I started tracking my diet on jan 1st and have lost weight too fast. 10lbs...about 5% fat, i need to add calories. Im still learning about nutrition and this month made some major improvements. Anyway, my site is here if you want to check it out. www.pfg-marco.com. Oh yeah, i was on max-ot for 6 weeks before i tracked my diet. Looked better but my bodyfat% did not change until i tracked my diet. Gotta do em both or just like max-ot says, you are wasting your time.

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