I use the ExRx.net site often and find it to contain good information. The site is easy to navigate making the process of locating the information I require a simple and efficient one. Ordering from you is my way of supporting your site.
Congratulations. You are mentioned a lot on the crossfit.com message board. The work you have done on your web site has finally made quite a splash for you. I wish you continued good fortune.
Deb Sull, Toxicsweat.com
I absolutely love the web-site. Helped me develope a lifting plan I'm super pleased with. Anyway thanks a bunch...
Dan Catalano (University Of Montana)
Great site, extremely informative. thanks!
Matt Kenny (United Kingodom)
Hi James, I don't know if you remember me, but I am also a graduate of KSU from back in 1993. I was finishing up my MS and was a GTA in the human performance lab under the direction of the infamous Karl Rinehardt. We didn't cross paths too much, but I do remember you. I am glad to see you have done so well for yourself and have developed such an awesome website. It will be very useful for the work we do here at the Army War College. Keep up the good work!
Melanie T. Richardson, MS, HFI, Exercise Physiologist, The Army Physical Fitness Research Institute, US Army War College
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The book arrived this morning: really impressive service! Many thanks. I'm very pleased with it; it's comprehensive, clearly written and presented, and thorough. Like the ExRx site itself! Thanks again.
Nick Chatt (Cheselbourne, Dorset, Great Britain)
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I have been using ExRx.net as essentially a bible for fitness and nutrition information. The ideas expressed on this are based on scientific evidence as opposed to the usual sales pitches. Thanks again for creating such great information.
My name is Gene, a fellow graduate from KSU Kin. I don't like cold weather so I had to get out of Kansas to pursue my career in Personal Training in Florida. I am presently a trainer at 24 Hour Fitness in Coral Springs, Florida. I am always looking for great information about helping my clients. Your web page is amazing. I didn't quite understand the format at first, but now that I started reading a little deeper I see what the plan was. I'm proud to have found a fellow student of Kin at KSU who has made such a great name for himself. I wish I would have heard more about you when I was a student at KSU but it wasn't time for me to be introduced to you. Very valuable resource. I give you my praise and let you know that you and your staff definitely deserve a raise if you haven't gotten one lately.
Gene Glvr., B.S. Kinesiology (Coral Springs, Florida)
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First of all I'd just like to say that I've found your site to be invaluable in helping me learn about weight training and exercise. I started training about 9 months ago and didn't have a clue about anything and found it all a bit confusing. A couple of my friends pointed me in the direction of your site and I've been visiting it on and off ever since. I think you're idea of having the body map which links into the specific exercises to be absolutely great and much better than anything I found on any other sites. As I've progressed I keep dipping in and out of your site for more specialised information and it's always been there. Many thanks for producing such a useful site. Obviously a lot of time, effort and knoweledge has gone into creating the content. I have recommended it to several friends and will continue to do so.
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Joseph Thomas (Alabama)
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I have been utilizing your site for years now and I thought a thank you was long overdue. I have been extremely pleased with the graphics, quantity of information and accuracy of the information you share. You have been a tremendous source of fitness information. Please continue your work as it is valued by every patient, athlete and consumer of fitness.
Daniel S. Shook, Ph.D., Exercise Physiologist, Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, Westar Medical Center (Westerville, Ohio )
I have already ordered videos via your website before and had them sent to Germany. I was very pleased with the way my order was handled. Thanks,
Mike Daniels (Germany)
Great web site...
Hugh O'Reilly (Olathe, Kansas)
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Tony Kakareka (Santa Clara, California)
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Thank you very much and your web-site is unbeatable. I will soon be ordering more items shortly. Thanks again
Sean Crump (Palm Beach, Florida)
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I have found your web site to be an amazing tool and great guidance for my team in efforts to improve their fitness and level of competition.
Jim Gaine, Head Coach & Team Manager, Clemson University Rugby
Thanks for making such a great website that is filled with everything you need to know about weight training! Your site is my one-stop source for everything concerning weight lifting. The Exercise Body Map has helped me create a great weight routine hitting all the major muscle groups. Keep up the good work!
First of all i need to say to all of you big thanks for all the thing i lern from this amazin site. ....Again i thank you all, continue to be the best site!
Your site is an awesome help to me, as I am a self employed personal trainer - fairly new to the business, though not to the world of fitness!
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After surfing the web for help regarding weight training. I came across this site. I have used my workout station for years but this site as offered more help than I have received from anyone in 15 years.
I'm so excited to refresh my workout routine at a sensible and informed level. While reading your articles I just had to stop and send an email of thanks. Damn I love this site Bravo !
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My name is Kathie Deja, M.A. Fitness/Wellness Management -University of Nebraska-Omaha, B.S. Exercise Science -Creighton Univ. I would just like to thank you for creating such a great web-site and sharing. Keep up the great work and thank you again for sharing your expertise.
Kathie Deja, Project Manager, SSA-TSC Fitness/Wellness Center (Albuquerque, NM)
I refer to your site often, and just as often, I stumble across it again from google searches. Thanks for making so much information freely available.
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Wiltshire College is a college of Further Education and I am writing to notify you that your website has been identified by Lecturers and Library staff as a key learning resource to support students studying on the National Diploma in Sports course. As such we have bookmarked your site within our internet gateway (or within teaching materials) in order that the students can readily access your site.
First thing, THANK YOU, This web site is a god send, firstly I cannot believe that this quantity and quality of infomation can be found on the internet for free. The video footage that comes with each exercise is invaluable in learning techniques. Navigating the site is childs play and there are no pop up ads, superb!!! The site is so thorough I don't think I will ever look elsewhere for information on exericse and technique.
Dominic Meacher, www.activelives.org
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Keep up the great work with exrx.net. It is a wonderful site that I refer to often.
At some point you're bound to get tired of all the acclamation -- but here's mine to add to the pile anyway. ;-) I have a good grasp of anatomy and physiology -- but I'm also terribly out of shape, with only a very basic level of exercise know-how. I've joined a gym -- where the trainer assigned to me doesn't even know what "hypoglycemia" is -- and I started looking through web sites -- where most sites were shilling for videos or books or expensive consults. I was getting a bit discouraged. And then I found you! I love the info. You don't talk down to the visitor, but you provide clear, complete information with great illustrations -- AND links to corollary info. I have already found all of these to be VERY helpful -- and motivating! It's so good to actually know what I'm doing and why, and what is being affected by my exercises. I love the high standard you obviously hold yourself to, and your thoroughness and obvious sense of responsibility and accountability while providing that info. Right now I am especially appreciating the anatomical diagrams as well as the comments on specific weaknesses, corrective exercises, and dangerous exercises. But there's so much on your site that I'm sure I'll be finding new things to learn from and enjoy on a daily basis!
Thanks for an amazing web site. I can see that you are dedicated to making it the most accurate source for exercise on the internet.
I am a regular visitor to your site and find the weight training section to be very helpful.
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Michael Buzan, BS, NSCA-CPT
I have been a personal trainer/fitness specialist for 8 years and stumbled upon your website a few years ago. I still use the website religiously to this date. Thank you to all who contributed and planned to the successfulness of the website.
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Farbod Farrokhnia (Germany)
I am an avid reader of your site...and a workout fanatic... It has helped me make up new exercise plans with your animated workouts , as well as help me write my term paper on exercise and sport psychology. I just want to thank you for having a site like this devoted to something I love and enjoy!
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Debbie Vanni (Chicago)
This is one of the best web-sites to demonstrate the proper motion of execution of any exercise in question. Plus this almost borders on an anatomical lesson in physiology, most excellent for any one who needs clarification of a movement and its results.
... (I) found this (ExRx.net) in a random search on the net. The complexity and amouth of information was amazing.
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Me2 (South Africa)
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Love your sight. Lots of great info. I especially like the Fitness Calculator. I was comparing my general fitness to the listed averages and I wondered where you came up with those numbers. Did you survey a small group of people or was there a huge extensive survey done across the nation? I just want to make sure I'm not falsely comparing myself to an unrealistic average.
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I realize now that there are a lot of organizations and individuals out there that are using the amateur's bodybuilding questions and problems as a commercial
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jump into a new 3 day workout tonite! Wish me luck, and thanks once again ...
Thank you for your kind words on the ExRx site. We do enjoy helping people and sharing our knowledge. There was a point though I personally could not keep up with all the questions and had little time left to improve ExRx.net or even spend time with my family. At that time we decided (1) to charge a fee for consultation for those who really wanted to pay for our services and (2) put up the ExRx.net forum where more experienced visitors could help others who had questions. This allows us the time to make ExRx.net better for everyone. We will continue improving ExRx.net and making it as free as possible, but for the benefit of everyone, there are some things we must charge for, like personal consultation. Thank you for your patronage and understanding.
I am stunned with this wonderful website. Thank you!
Pieta van Wyk (South Aftrica)
Is this your site: www.x? I found the same exercises on there. BTW, your site was been extremely helpful in helping me better understand my workouts
Thank you very much for informing us of this situation. They have taken our images off of their site and apologized. Although, we did have to notify their host before they decided to contact us. Certainly, please let us know if you find any other of our works on any other sites. We do on occasion give permission for certain sites to use some of our content with notification the content is being used with our approval. Only one site has licensed our entire content for their members. Also thank you for your kind words on the ExRx site. Tell your friends about us. Your patronage is appreciated.
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Larry (Phoenix, AZ)
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I was in a PT class the other morning and another "student" mentioned this website to everyone. I hope you're getting as much out of it as we are. =)
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Dru Sefton (Washington, D.C.)
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I love our web site. It is one of the best out there and I often refer it to my clients and friends.
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ExRx.net, an invaluable resource: I recently decided to start weight training but didn't know how to go about it properly. Thankfully I found this site, which not only helped in putting together a training plan, but also helped me avoid getting injured by providing video clips of proper technique. I'm also using your site to change my diet to one more suited to my fitness goals. A superb and comprehensive site that I find myself coming back to on a regular basis. Thanks.
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Joey Wignarajah, college student (NO, LA)
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Patrick Leane, Faculty Head of Health and Physical Education, Xavier College (Melbourne, Australia)
I really love your website - excellent organization and illustrations - and have referred to it in the past to see what exercises target which muscles.
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Kirsi Seppänen and Tuulikki Seppälä (Finland)
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I've read through some of the other feedback entries and I'm in agreement with ALL of them. If you're into getting into shape or staying in shape your website is the absolute BEST guiding you!!!! I'm speechless!!!!! Thanks very much!!!!!
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Lisa J. Lutchka, Biology Teacher, Leslie High School
I'm a year 13 student from New Zealand, and I'd just like to say thank you so much for your site. It has been perfectly set out and the information that I have gained couldn't have been more than I asked for. I have used it for a body building program and I have gained all info from this site.. you have done a brilliant job, thanks a lot!
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