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by bob
Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can I trust a cardio machine?
Replies: 13
Views: 6732

I believe the heart rate watches/monitors such as Polar,(the kind you use with a chest strap) can give you a fairly accurate assessment of calories burned based on your metabolism. I think the more current treadmills found in the gyms like 24 hr. can be used with them.
by bob
Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: I think I am sleeping wrong at night. ache..help
Replies: 30
Views: 11943

I guess i got lucky. I had an L5 injury sustained at work, went to the company authorized dr. who said i would be fine. After three days, the pain was so bad, i couldn't work. A friend recommended a chiro. who had an established business for twenty years or so. After a few months of dilligent rehab,...
by bob
Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Calorie/energy expenditure formulas
Replies: 1
Views: 3106

Calorie/energy expenditure formulas

Which of the several calorie/energy expenditure formulas available is the most reliable? I know of the Harris-Benedict formula and a couple others, but don't know which is the most accurate.
by bob
Sun Jun 07, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Japanese pushups
Replies: 0
Views: 5299

Japanese pushups

I was talking to my friends wifes dad tonight. His name is James Joseph, an old time bodybuilder who used to train in Los Angeles in the 70's. He showed me a Japanese pushup. The best way to describe it is to visualize a pushup in a jacknife position or inverted V. Hands are held together in a diamo...
by bob
Thu May 28, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Biggest Pet Peeve's at the Gym
Replies: 119
Views: 79612

I was so mad from my last post i forgot to mention people who load up way too much weight on the lat pulldown, grunt and scream, then drop the weights in a loud crash. After this they get up and look around to see who was watching. Reminds me of gorrillas who beat their chests. :mad: :mad:
by bob
Thu May 28, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Biggest Pet Peeve's at the Gym
Replies: 119
Views: 79612

One of my major pet peeves at the gym are people who walk right behind me while i'm deadlifting. They'd rather save a few steps and risk injury to me or them than go around. :mad:
by bob
Thu May 28, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: M2, Inside/out, bulletproof knees
Replies: 14
Views: 14865

I'm curious if the Inside/Out exercises are similiar to what Ron Jones provides on his website for upper body routines?
by bob
Mon May 25, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vibram "five fingers" shoes
Replies: 10
Views: 3835

Are the soles actually made of Vibram? I remember wearing Vibram- soled hiking boots back in the 70's. The shoes wore out before the soles did.
by bob
Mon May 25, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squatting without shoes
Replies: 27
Views: 8626

I ordered the Chucks through Eastbay.They had size 13 available. The 12's I tried at a store were a tad tight, so the 13's should fit.
by bob
Sun May 24, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Vibram "five fingers" shoes
Replies: 10
Views: 3835

Vibram "five fingers" shoes

I saw an advertisement in the health section of the L.A. Times for Vibram "Five Fingers" shoes. They look like a cross between socks and shoes. Might be good for squatting or deadlifting, but I don't think i'd want to be seen at the gym wearing them! Here's a link. http://www.vibramfivefingers.com
by bob
Mon May 18, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squatting without shoes
Replies: 27
Views: 8626

There's a few shoe stores near me so I'll check. Thanks.
by bob
Mon May 18, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squatting without shoes
Replies: 27
Views: 8626

Oh good. So I can order Taylors in 14's. I guess the shoe site I went to doesn't carry them in 14's. Hopefully the B width will be narrow enough for me.
by bob
Mon May 18, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squatting without shoes
Replies: 27
Views: 8626

If I can find Chuck Taylors my size, which one is better to squat with, the high top or low?
by bob
Mon May 18, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Squatting without shoes
Replies: 27
Views: 8626

I don't think the Chucks come in a size 14. Besides , my feet are narrow (AA) Hard to find athletic shoes in that width. The only shoe that fits is the New Balance 992, but they aren't good for squatting.
by bob
Mon May 18, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Squatting without shoes
Replies: 27
Views: 8626

I tried squatting in my socks at the gym last week, but I felt my feet sliding a bit. I didn't want to squat barefoot for fear of picking up a fungus from the rubber mats.