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I have a question regarding sex and its effects on training. I am a healthy guy, but I was wondering if too much sex will interfere with my training progress?
I have just started to make really good gains at a time when I have become sexually involved with a very beautiful woman. She is very beautiful and I find her irresitable.
We seem to have sex at least twice a day - sometimes more. Sometimes I really find myself dragging when I get to the gym. What should I do Vince, cut back on the sex or accept less gains?
Sex is a very natural act. It is also natural to have sex more frequently when you first become involved with someone. If you're having sex two or more times a day more power to you.
I say enjoy yourself. Just make sure you are eating well and taking your supplements and the sex shouldn't hinder your gains at all, as long as you keep training. If, however, the sex prevents you from getting to the gym, than you should consider cutting back a little. Ah, isn't love grand?
Tell me about Larry Scott. I know that he trained at your gym during the time he won his Olympia crown. The reason why I am interested in him is that he did not have a big frame, yet he still built enormous arms. Vince what was Scott's arm secret?
Scott trained at my gym during his heyday. He still trains very hard, incidentally, even though he's over fifty years of age. He may never win another Olympia title, but then again that is not a priority with him.
Larry's secret was hard work. He really does go all out. He was definitely a heavy duty advocate before Mike Mentzer publicized the method. However, Scott did perform more overall sets then Mentzer advocated. Larry's first few reps were quite often as difficult as most trainers last reps.
Frequently he would struggle with his first rep. For his biceps Larry would do five sets of barbell preacher curls, followed by five sets of dumbell preacher curls. About one minute rest allowed between sets, just time enough for Larry to take a sip at the water fountain.
Scott found that his triceps responded well to combining two movements, one isolation and one compound. He alternated the close grip bench press with EZ curl bar with longpull triceps extensions (face down) on the cradle bench. At the time my gym was the only gym in the country with a cradle bench.
I am 21 years old and have been training for quite a while. I love bodybuilding. It's definitely my number one sport.
My goal is to have a physique like Lee Labrada's. We have almost the same size measurements, except that I weigh a soft 200 pounds, while Lee weighs 185 pounds of pure muscle.
What would be the best way to lose my excess fat and still gain muscle at the same time? I want to weigh a solid 185 like Lee. Most importantly, what is the best training method?
My friends say, I should train six days a week, while in the magazines they say to train three days a week. Can you please lead me in the right direction?
Firstly, just because you are the same height as Lee Labrada, and weigh the same, doesn't mean you'll look like Lee, unless you have identical proportions to him. If you do, you should be a top professional and winning pro shows. Don't expect to look like Lee just because you get your weight down to 185 pounds.
As to the best training method to lose fat and gain muscle, I suggest you utilize my Four Sides to a Muscle course, using four exercises per muscle group, for four sets each. Keep the reps down in a 10-8-6-15 format. I suggest you rest only 45 seconds between sets. Train each muscle group twice a week. Train four days a week, splitting your body in two.
I would like to know how to develop a split between my upper and lower pecs like Franco Columbu, the former Mr. Olympia? I saw a photo of him in a magazine and it really freaked me out to see that deep groove between his pecs. How did he develop it? How can I develop a split like Franco's?
It is purely a genetic thing.
Some people have diamond-shaped calves, some don't.
Some have peaked biceps, some don't.
Some can develop a split between their pecs, as Franco did. Most cannot. This is purely a case of either you have it or you don't.
Personally, I think it looks ugly. Why would you want ugly pecs?