Ask Lee: Video Q and A


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Ask Lee: Video Q and A

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  1. Amr

    Hi there Lee;
    Why do not you make a program for increasing your pull ups. I have tried many programs out there and it seems that i can not get more than three on a row.

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  2. Amr

    Hi Lee;
    Please another Q. Are pullovers for chest or for back?? I feel them in my back. While others put them in chest workouts.

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  3. Adam

    For your blast your bench program for the volume sets in which you say to get 15 reps, but lets say you fail out at 10-12 for example. Should I count these sets as void and do it over again after i do your recommended rest period?

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  4. Amr:
    Hi there Lee; Why do not you make a program for increasing your pull ups. I have tried many programs out there and it seems that i can not get more than three on a row.

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    I have a program for increasing your pull up strength at:

    http://www.leehayward.com/dvd/pullup.htm

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  5. Amr:
    Hi Lee;Please another Q. Are pullovers for chest or for back?? I feel them in my back. While others put them in chest workouts.

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    Pull overs stretch out the chest AND lats. You can include them as part of a chest or back workout, either one would be fine.

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  6. Adam:
    For your blast your bench program for the volume sets in which you say to get 15 reps, but lets say you fail out at 10-12 for example. Should I count these sets as void and do it over again after i do your recommended rest period?

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    With the high rep days start off with a weight that allows for 15 reps for the first couple sets. Then if you reach failure before hitting 15 reps then just lighten the weight for your next set. By the time you get to the 5th set you could be literally down to half of the weight you started weight and still struggling to get 15 reps due to muscle fatigue.

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  7. Aizuddin

    Hey lee;
    Im from singapore age 25 weight 103kg height 187…my question is ive been training for 8 mnths now.im abit frustrated bcos when i workout i will see my muscle swole…but the next day my muscle shrink…is it bcos of my workout or my nutrition or my genetic…i used to b fat with fat percantage of 25%…now im 18%…but my muscle growth is minimal….i want that muscle mass espeacially on my arms…any suggestion for my problem…i train 4 to 5 times a week…thank you…hope to hear from u champ…:)

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  8. Brad Peterson

    I have got back into working out and feel like I came to a stop on my weight gain and muscle development. I have switched out my routines monthly and stayed on a steady diet consisting of egg whites and oatmeal in the mornings, protein shake lunch tortilla with chicken breast, black beans, cheese and sauce with a yogur and protein bar. dinner 6 to 8 oz of lean meat with 1 cup rice or sweet ptotatoe, walnuts and vegetable. Before bed protein shake. I work out 1 hour a day for 4 days a week.

    My weight started at 143#, got to 150# then started decreasing weight from there. My question is I decided to add a gain weight powder to my routine. My concern is I do not want to gain fat with this product. What do I need to keep an eye on to avoid fat and build muscle with this product?

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  9. Hi Lee,

    Thanks for your personal marvelous posting on body building! I actually enjoyed reading it your article and watching this video.I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and will often come back later on. I want to encourage that you continue your great job. Just wait another more tips on safe body building

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  10. Andy Panebianco

    Lee, I am the husband of Roxie the gal who asked you about breathing last week, thanks for the Ask Lee vid. I have 2 questions which are related to protection when lifting. I have a work out partner (also named Lee), who is a stickler for using a workout belt and leg raps when doing heavy lifts. I have had others at the gym (Gold’s) tell me that a weight belt inhibits your ability to strengthen your core. Also, there might be a possibility of disjointing your knee when rapping before leg workouts.

    I have taken some of this advise regarding only using the belt when I do heavy weights. I use it primarily when doing my last sets of dead lifts, all the time on bent over straight bar rows. I also incorporate the belt when doing my heavy sets of straight bar bicep curls. I understand the need for flexibility around the core area, but if one wants to build a core they have exercises for that. We should not be compromising a back when concentrating on a squat or other muscle group, when the core is not the primary mover in the exercise.

    My question is basically when should (or if) one should use a weight belt? What specific exercises and or muscle groups would you incorporate a belt? And how does one properly rap a leg for heavy bar squats and or hack squats or leg presses. Are there other parts of the body (arms) that you would recommend the use of raps?

    Sorry for the length of this questions. I wanted to provide some background information. Roxie & I love your videos and keep up the good work.

    PS nice wheels!

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  11. Rehman

    Hi Lee,

    I am a 32 Year old asian, overwieght person, sufferring from Moobs. I never use to workout, coz I was always embarrased with my body structure. I recently started working out desparately hoping to change my life. Can you please advise if there is any solution to dissolve the excess fat on my chest through excercise. Please help.

    Best Regards,
    Rehman

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  12. John

    Hi im 22 year old. I started gym when i was 18 i started working out but now my lest chest is bigger than the rite one and i cant even raise my right hand properly. I makes a very big difference when i compare and i am scared of going to gym now . I want to workout and make my imbalance body in shape. I want home workout tips so that i can make my body in shape. Any tips would be really helpful for me.

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  13. Simon

    Hi Lee,
    I wonder if you could advise on a suitable target weight to aim for on the seated dumbbell press exercise.
    My current workout schedule uses bodyweight exercises e.g. press-ups, bodyweight rows etc. as a pre-exhaust before moving on to the free weights and machines to finish off.

    My bodyweight is 90kgs/200lbs. I’ve experimented placing weighing scales under one hand in the press up position. This comes to about one third of the bodyweight (30kgs/65lbs) which I then use as a maximum for one arm rows concentrating on reps. Squat, I’m getting some good reps on 115% bodyweight.

    I don’t want to get involved with handstand press-ups for shoulders but rather stick with dumbbells. Do you think 25-30% of bodyweight sounds about the right weight to be pressing to keep everything in proportion ?
    Thanks for your thoughts

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