Originally Posted by Fear My Hammer Fist
IMO, supplementation can help with plateaus, but 90% of your goal will likely be achieved through changing up your training routine and possibly your diet.
Your muscles will inevitably adapt to the training you normally do. When that happens you will typically experience a "plateau". Those are the times to change up your training. Don't stick to the exact same routine for more than 8 weeks or so if you want to avoid plateaus all together. I know it's sometimes hard to walk away from a program that has been working, but remember you can always come back to it later. Keeping things from getting stale is the name of the game.
So #1: change you training routine for at least 8 weeks
#2: make sure you taking in enough calories and protein to suit your needs
#3: creatine, NO products, tribulus, etc. could always help, in conjunction with #1 and #2.
What can you do when it comes to legs. Ill do squats, leg presses, leg extension and leg curls. What other options are there for building strength.
Originally Posted by Leucoethiops
It's worth keeping in mind, that one uses different amounts of weights, with different amounts of reps in different amounts of sets, depending on what they're looking to do...
Bodybuilders don't lift as heavy as someone who's trying to build functional strength... They do lighter lifts (can still be heavy), with more reps in more sets, than someone who's training for, say, Olympic deadlifting; but I promise you that the Olympic trained athlete is a great deal stronger than the body builder. The strongest guys, don't look like they should be the strongest guys.
So bear in mind, that by trying to build up your legs to look like a savage, you're not necessarily building up their functionality or explosiveness; and at the end of the day, functionality > appearance.
I just thought that was an important distinction to make.
Agree, I dont care how it looks, i want the strength and explosiveness. I said running backs because they need the the actual strength and not just the looks. Ill usually do 8 reps at the most then go down to like 6, etc.
Iv experienced consistent increases in weight for the exercises for the past few months but recently its a struggle to get a little increase after multiple workouts and you feel the same strength.
Also im 6.'1.5 235-240 pounds would probably be able to get down to like 225 or so if i was completely cut. Any dosing recommendations? Do you have to take a lot or can you just take it in very small amounts to get some strength gains? you hear about these people taking too much and becoming unbalanced later on.