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by Onlyethic
Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Full squat: Back angle
Replies: 15
Views: 9538

Thanks for the links and advice. Squat RX was excellent. I was in the gym after watching it to attempt some squats with bar only. It was a sad state of affairs-- to be honest. I could barely get to half squat, let alone worry about my form in the full squat. The biggest factor is inflexibility in my...
by Onlyethic
Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Full squat: Back angle
Replies: 15
Views: 9538

Full squat: Back angle

Just getting into full squats (I know, it's late in life). I've been practicing form, unweighted, in front of a mirror. I notice that as I get past the half-squat mark and into the full squat my back angles forward around 35 degrees and rounds a little. I know that some forward lean is necessary to ...
by Onlyethic
Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can anyone help me with my imbalances (picures included)
Replies: 48
Views: 28215

Just wanted to jump back in and say thanks for the comments. Things are improving with the new, more balanced workout. Got the foam roller too, which is awesome-- thanks KPj. As for pullup bar mini-discussion above, just go out to any jungle gym and grab a set or two during or after a run. If the ba...
by Onlyethic
Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Turkish get up as Tabata?
Replies: 14
Views: 8473

I did Pete's 20 minutes 10TGU's, 10 pushups today. the pushups were much easier than expected, but by about rd. 5 the 6kg dumbbell felt like it weighed 100lb.

Goodtimes. Will have to work on that.
by Onlyethic
Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can anyone help me with my imbalances (picures included)
Replies: 48
Views: 28215

I just got back from the gym where I did deadlifts, good mornings, posterior delt work, etc-- all of which are exercise types that I have never really been dedicated to. So, hopefully it'll correct itself. Interesting about the pull-ups, that it causes internal shoulder rotation. Makes sense, now th...
by Onlyethic
Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can anyone help me with my imbalances (picures included)
Replies: 48
Views: 28215

KPj, please

I'm going to jump in to this-- thought about starting a new thread, but my questions are very related so... KPj-- Read your posture comments and went over the T-Nation links (I admit, not very well, but I realized there is too much background info I don't know for me to jump into those without some ...
by Onlyethic
Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shoulder pump
Replies: 7
Views: 4549

Yeah, read an article in Gladiator mag. about the need to practice extensively with near-perfect form-- keeping the guard up being the most fundamental of things. Though it was worse for the past couple weeks on account of my being under the weather and a little fatigued, I find it's mostly a mental...
by Onlyethic
Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Turkish get up as Tabata?
Replies: 14
Views: 8473

There's also the prospect of the weight wobbling and slipping out of your grip-- and, with your arm straight up above you, guess where it's going...
by Onlyethic
Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cannot get sore after strenght training.
Replies: 16
Views: 9963

I had a similar thing-- my chest generally wasn't sore after a workout. I found this to be problematic only because other body parts I worked out did get sore a day or two after a solid workout. Basically, I realized that since I didn't want to ask people for a spot on the bench press (I like to kee...
by Onlyethic
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shoulder pump
Replies: 7
Views: 4549

thanks for both suggestions. I think I have been neglecting my shoulders for a little while, which explains it in part.

Keep the guard up is important; however, I also find that it detracts drastically from my technique. Anyways, will try complexes etc.
by Onlyethic
Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shoulder pump
Replies: 7
Views: 4549

Shoulder pump

I've been experiencing fatigue in my shoulders during kung fu training. We keep our hands up at about shoulder height in front of us, and lots of the movements involve shoulder activation. lately the feeling of fatigue-- "pump", during which my shoulders get tired and stiff-- sets on fairly quickly....
by Onlyethic
Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Injury-- the muscle knot from hell
Replies: 3
Views: 3423

Thank you recmatt,

'tight and sensitive' are exactly the words I'd used to describe this. The tightness extends to the muscles around my knee.

I knew I should have just opted out of class after the injury and spent it with a bag of ice. Never seem to learn.

anyways, thanks for the post.
by Onlyethic
Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Injury-- the muscle knot from hell
Replies: 3
Views: 3423

Injury-- the muscle knot from hell

About 3 weeks ago I was running at night and slammed into a thigh-high concrete cylinder designed to keep cars off the pavement. I fell and after a few seconds could get up. I limped over to kung fu class (which I was warming up for) and managed to get through the class. At this point, I have no fun...
by Onlyethic
Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Biotest Flameout (and T-Nation)
Replies: 5
Views: 4740

Yeah, I'm thinking about going for GNC's version, which is about half the price. Not sure that I need the 10x DHA, EPA content.
by Onlyethic
Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Biotest Flameout (and T-Nation)
Replies: 5
Views: 4740

Biotest Flameout (and T-Nation)

I'm thinking about buying Biotest's fatty acid supplement, Flameout. T-Nation really loves it, perhaps for less than pure-hearted reasons. I was wondering what people think about this supp versus other similar. And, as a side note-- T-Nation reliability (though my guess is that it's a bit schizophre...