Search found 55 matches

by HealthyJay
Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: Training Toys and Accessories
Topic: Sports tape for good posture?
Replies: 2
Views: 6148

Re: Sports tape for good posture?

Not a bad surface article Stuward, but definitely brand biased. Is what the article states, the main purpose of all athletic tape? Or just the kinesio tape? And how might it pertain to posture?
by HealthyJay
Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Training Toys and Accessories
Topic: Sports tape for good posture?
Replies: 2
Views: 6148

Sports tape for good posture?

A coworker of mine had a shoulder injury a few months back and last PT session, got her shoulders taped to keep them in good posture (i.e. No rounding forward) while things kept healing. It got me wondering.... To help facilitate good posture, would it work to tape your shoulders in good posture aft...
by HealthyJay
Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Bodyweight vs Weight lifting
Replies: 4
Views: 7841

Re: Bodyweight vs Weight lifting

Here is what I came up with for a potential workout routine. It's a push/pull split, 4 times per week A,B,x,A,B,x,x. Both the push and pull routines start off with a weighted compound exercise (mainly because I like both of the exercises haha) and then from there go into 3 mini-circuits. Push: Barbe...
by HealthyJay
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Bodyweight vs Weight lifting
Replies: 4
Views: 7841

Re: Bodyweight vs Weight lifting

Jeannay wrote:
you can also do bodyweight stuff for strength. gymnasts/bar athletes have very very strong upper bodies.
Thanks! A gymnist type body is what i want as an end result down the road actually! They are crazy strong, but not overly huge! Iron cross in maybe 4 years from now haha
by HealthyJay
Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Bodyweight vs Weight lifting
Replies: 4
Views: 7841

Bodyweight vs Weight lifting

Hi all! So I'm trying to build a good exercise routine and I need some help. I do have access to a gym and gym weights, and time really isn't an issue. My problem is that I want to get stronger. Size is a second concern, because I know that even if i'm not training for hypertrophy, i'll gain some si...
by HealthyJay
Tue May 14, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Training schedule confusion
Replies: 39
Views: 12905

Re: Training schedule confusion

Any other thoughts anyone? Is it good as is? Any flaws? Etc?
by HealthyJay
Mon May 13, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Training schedule confusion
Replies: 39
Views: 12905

Re: Training schedule confusion

robertscott wrote:don't you want size on your legs?
Yea i do... Legs are worked into push and pull days. Quads and calves on push and hamstrings on pull
by HealthyJay
Sun May 12, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Training schedule confusion
Replies: 39
Views: 12905

Re: Training schedule confusion

Next question: Does this workout plan make sense at all? Mondays lifting for strength full body: 3 sets of 6 rep max. Tuesdays doing core workout plus intense cardio/endurance/agility training. Thursdays doing a push exercise day lifting for size: 3 sets of 8-12 reps. Fridays same as thursdays excep...
by HealthyJay
Sun May 12, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Bench press weight
Replies: 27
Views: 20618

Re: Bench press weight

Thanks all! Especially Doc and Ken. I tried benching again and couldn't find any 2.5's to add on each side to bump up my weight 5lbs total. So instead i grabbed 2, 5 lbs and gave it a try. I still might need a spotter to really get a feel for my "max weight", but i was able to push out 3 sets of 8 w...
by HealthyJay
Thu May 02, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Bench press weight
Replies: 27
Views: 20618

Re: Bench press weight

Basically yes. Don't trust how it feels. Test the limits. Of course, don't go doubling the weight, just add a bit and see what happens. Yeah, that's a good thought. You don't really know that you are 1-2 reps shy of failure if you've never been to failure. No, don't do it on a regular basis, but yo...
by HealthyJay
Wed May 01, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Bench press weight
Replies: 27
Views: 20618

Re: Bench press weight

KenDowns wrote:Aha. The missing part of the story is "perceived effort." If I am understanding you, you are sticking with what you think you can do, because it seems just as hard as it always did.
Makes sense... So that would that explain why 105 feels just as heavy now as it did 2 months ago?
by HealthyJay
Wed May 01, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Bench press weight
Replies: 27
Views: 20618

Re: Bench press weight

This post has been bothering me because it seems, to put it bluntly, impossible. I'm pretty sure something is missing from the story. 1) weight and reps. You are benching 105 since day 1 for how many sets and reps? 2) you have been unable to improve the reps or the weight? 3) are you going to failu...
by HealthyJay
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Bench press weight
Replies: 27
Views: 20618

Re: Bench press weight

Ok so what should my next step be to start showing gains for bench?
by HealthyJay
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Bench press weight
Replies: 27
Views: 20618

Re: Bench press weight

I started with 45lb for Bench Press (Row and Press) and about 90lb (rounded because I normally calculate with kg) with Squats. Fortunately I was able to improve weight (5lb) each session for the Bench Press and now I do 115 lb (and 180 lb with Squats)... I`m sure I will have to repeat a weight with...
by HealthyJay
Sun Apr 28, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Bench press weight
Replies: 27
Views: 20618

Re: Bench press weight

Another thing... did you really start with the same weight on Squats and Bench Press? When I started, I used a lower starting weight for Bench Press, Row and Press than the starting weight for Squats and Deadlifts. So when you started to high on weight, you could just do a setback with the weight a...