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by Ran
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: where you from?? i'm from Pontypool
Replies: 37
Views: 36520

Yes even I heard Cape Town is fabulous.
by Ran
Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I had an injury
Replies: 2
Views: 1445

Thanks Peter.
by Ran
Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: I had an injury
Replies: 2
Views: 1445

I had an injury

Hi All, Last month 25th I had a fall while trying to catch a speeding bus and twisted my left ankle viciously. X Ray revealed a hair line chip crack in my l/ankle and partially torn ligaments. I was in bed for last 3 weeks and ressumed office (after 26 days) from today. Walking around with a crutch....
by Ran
Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: where you from?? i'm from Pontypool
Replies: 37
Views: 36520

Grifftan make sure you visit during the winters. The Indian Summer may be a bit too much for the uninitiated.
by Ran
Fri May 21, 2010 6:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Max effort
Replies: 13
Views: 4340

ApolytonGP wrote:I love being a newbie! Am still getting consistent (small) gains, a year later. Will suck when I get off the gravy train. (Of course will be stronger, then...but still progress is motivational!)
I like this expresssion 'gravy train'.
by Ran
Fri May 21, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Max effort
Replies: 13
Views: 4340

Re: Max effort

... Alas SS does not allow curls( how I miiiiiiiiisssssss them!). Throw them on fridays at the end of your workout. They won't hurt. Bill Starr used to allow it and SS is based on his work. Thank you good sir. Will do that then. Peter I am sticking to SS only, I am only 3.5 month old in it and I am...
by Ran
Thu May 20, 2010 4:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Max effort
Replies: 13
Views: 4340

Re: Max effort

Right. Perhaps what I am lifting is 80-85% of 1RM. I was concerned if my 5 rep max is detrimental to my CNS in the long run. My concerned came from reading this: http://www.defrancostraining.com/articles/38-articles/60-westside-for-skinny-bastards-part1.html where, under the heading Major Modificati...
by Ran
Wed May 19, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Max effort
Replies: 13
Views: 4340

Max effort

In Starting Strength, you lift your max for 5 rep everytime you hit the gym right? Now I heard a max effort is neurologically very demanding on your system and may 'burn' the nervous system out in the long run. This is true? Am I correlating it correctly?
by Ran
Tue May 18, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: where you from?? i'm from Pontypool
Replies: 37
Views: 36520

None of you have been to India?
by Ran
Sat May 15, 2010 3:02 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: where you from?? i'm from Pontypool
Replies: 37
Views: 36520

Yes, climate is definitely changing. In Calcutta, we used to have moderate summers and winters (compared to Central India, say Delhi). But in the last few years, there is less difference between our climate and theirs. In fact starting this summer, we were as warm as Jaipur in Rajasthan, which is ab...
by Ran
Sat May 15, 2010 2:41 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: where you from?? i'm from Pontypool
Replies: 37
Views: 36520

Calcutta, India. You should see the heat here this summer..
by Ran
Fri May 14, 2010 5:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: DL form
Replies: 13
Views: 4209

Clears my perspective. Thanks again KPj.
by Ran
Fri May 14, 2010 4:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: DL form
Replies: 13
Views: 4209

If you miss reps one time, just lift the same weight next time. If it goes OK, then continue as you have been Will do that then doc. thanks. And we have weighing scale at the gym. Guess I will weigh the bar there next time. I am curious too.. Belts aren't a safety tool they're a performance enhance...
by Ran
Fri May 14, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: DL form
Replies: 13
Views: 4209

And with the risk of threadjerking, is it too dangerous to lift w/o the belt, the DL and overhead press in particuler? I don't have, though planning to buy one soon.
by Ran
Fri May 14, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: DL form
Replies: 13
Views: 4209

Sorry, I guess I didn't worded it correctly. I actually do 2 Warm Up sets, and only one work set. When I said ' 3rd set 4th rep' I meant the 4th rep of the work set. Sorry about the confusion. I was not counting the weight of the bar because I am not sure if its a standard Olympic Bar (in fact I do ...