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by tyciol
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: 1-arm or weighted variations for bodyweight movements (pushups and rows)
Replies: 0
Views: 2494

1-arm or weighted variations for bodyweight movements (pushups and rows)

If you look at https://exrx.net/Lists/ExList/ArmWt when it comes to single-joint open-chained freeweight movements, they show both a 2-arm variation and a 1-arm variation of tricep/bicep movements: *https://exrx.net/WeightExercises/Triceps/DBTriExt / https://exrx.net/WeightExercises/Triceps/DBOneArm...
by tyciol
Sat May 25, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: is upper/lower Rectus Abdominis a myth? + abs question.
Replies: 11
Views: 10326

Re: is upper/lower Rectus Abdominis a myth? + abs question.

It's not a myth that you can divide abs into upper and lower in terms of looking at the tendinous intersections as a guideline, but I haven't really found claims that you can emphasize one over the other as being detailed enough to convince. Reason being, if tension is put through one, it seems like...
by tyciol
Sat May 25, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pullovers and Pulldowns
Replies: 12
Views: 7266

Re: Pullovers and Pulldowns

Can use isolation movements to pre-exhaust or post-exhaust the lats. Or alternate back and forth as needs dictate. If biceps are getting tired, could give them a rest doing pullovers or straight-arm pulldowns which, if they exhaust any elbow-crossing muscles, it would be the triceps.
by tyciol
Sat May 25, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Training Articles
Topic: read this first
Replies: 12
Views: 33429

Re: read this first

Could there be a thread about terminology specificity in relation to some adjectives here? For example with the term 'lying' In many cases "lying" is used in different contexts. It doesn't specify whether one is lying on one's back or one's chest or even the side. This is a suggestion I am wondering...
by tyciol
Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Underhanded: The remnants of supinated specificity necessity
Replies: 5
Views: 4923

Re: Underhanded: The remnants of supinated specificity neces

Al Qaeda. What do you think their motive is? Perhaps they seek to confuse the issue of chins vs pull ups to a degree so severe that the exercise will be abandoned completely, leading to a generation with no lat or biceps development, thus allowing them to be conquered more easily. Those sneaky bast...
by tyciol
Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Underhanded: The remnants of supinated specificity necessity
Replies: 5
Views: 4923

Underhanded: The remnants of supinated specificity necessity

Anybody reading the lats section nowadays will see "chinup" and be linked to a plethora of conformism-labelled exercises where the hand will only be in a supinated position. As those who have read past rants: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 , you will be familiar with the changes in the site which have been docum...
by tyciol
Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Awesome B+W images of shirtless man replaced with boring man
Replies: 4
Views: 3823

Re: Awesome B+W images of shirtless man replaced with boring

Shirtless + white shorts > Shirted + black shorts
by tyciol
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: rear delt fly grip
Replies: 11
Views: 9409

Re: rear delt fly grip

It does make a difference but not so much to the rear delts. The difference has to do with internal vs external rotation which changes the contribution from certain rotator cuff muscles. I don't agree, rotation does affect the rotor cuff muscles but it also does affect how the deltoid is recruited....
by tyciol
Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Awesome B+W images of shirtless man replaced with boring man
Replies: 4
Views: 3823

Awesome B+W images of shirtless man replaced with boring man

Check out some before/after images. The first links on the left are no longer listed on the 'back' pages at BackGeneral aka General Back but are luckily still in the database. These are for LV Rows, rows done with levers (a hinge on the ground for half the bar). It appears that "bent over" got chang...
by tyciol
Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Triceps myth? Emphasizing Medial vs. Lateral head
Replies: 3
Views: 3146

Re: Triceps myth? Emphasizing Medial vs. Lateral head

Yeah but I wish I knew why it's supposed to do that... I mean supination/pronation is just movement of the radius and the ulna stays fixed right? So how does it affect the triceps?
by tyciol
Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Triceps myth? Emphasizing Medial vs. Lateral head
Replies: 3
Views: 3146

Triceps myth? Emphasizing Medial vs. Lateral head

This thread is not about the long head, because unlike the other 2, it's a bi-axial muscle that crosses the sholder joint so obviously changing shoulder position alters it's length and recruitment. But the medial and lateral heads are different. They cross a single joint, the elbow. They attach to t...
by tyciol
Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hamstring and Tibialis Anterior stretching/inflexibilty
Replies: 7
Views: 9125

Re: Hamstring and Tibialis Anterior stretching/inflexibilty

The best stretch is to do a loaded movement through the full range of motion. Increasing the frequency of RDLs and squats would work best in this case. Even doing some lightly weighted ones between your heavy workouts might help. Maybe for the hamstrings, but neither of those movements will stretch...
by tyciol
Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Picayune Concern Over Lat Exercises on the Main Site
Replies: 20
Views: 15656

Picayune

I approve of the use of the most excellent word "picayune" You know, people sometimes say "my two cents" when relaying their opinion, and this currency is apparently worth over double the amount. So I say we should take it back. Much like 'trivial' (listed as a synonym). Trivial Pursuit is awesome,...
by tyciol
Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: upper/lower abs BELIEVE!!!
Replies: 25
Views: 10890

Re: upper/lower abs BELIEVE!!!

The lower abdominal EMG and posterior pelvic tilt phenomenon was demonstrated by Sarti et. al. (1996) with the reverse crunch over fifteen years ago. Willet et al. (2001) demonstrated the same thing five years later, also with the reverse crunch, and Duncan (2009) showed the same with a Swiss ball ...
by tyciol
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: myth or fact? targeting different parts of the same muscle
Replies: 35
Views: 12349

Re: myth or fact? targeting different parts of the same musc

rectus abdominis is innervated by the lower 6 or 7 thoracic nerve-root segments. So since it has multiple nerves, it makes physiologic sense that regions of the muscle could be more or less active than others. If T6 is firing, the more superior fibers of rectus will contract. If T12 is not firing a...