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by frogbyte
Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: seated press hip bending?
Replies: 7
Views: 5853

Well the machine I have access to has a more upright back seat, so lifting pelvis off the seat is almost impossible, although I'm at about 90 degrees now. It doesn't have a "safety stop"... it looks like the machine on http://exrx.net/WeightExercises/GluteusMaximus/LVSeatedLegPress.html and I start ...
by frogbyte
Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: seated press hip bending?
Replies: 7
Views: 5853

Ah, thanks, I'm pretty sure I haven't been doing that, but will be mindful of it. I can probably bring my knees a little more and still be ok.
by frogbyte
Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: seated press hip bending?
Replies: 7
Views: 5853

seated press hip bending?

http://exrx.net/WeightExercises/GluteusMaximus/LVSeatedLegPress.html says to press "without forcing hips to bend at waist." What does this mean? How do I know if my hips are bending or not bending at the waist? Also, why is this a bad thing? Perhaps similarly, I'm wondering how close I can safely an...
by frogbyte
Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what are the muscles for shoulder rotations?
Replies: 19
Views: 13709

Thanks for the feedback all - I've been considering adding some of the neck ones like http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Spl ... ckExt.html to my cycle, so I'll try alternating that with the shoulder rotations or something.
by frogbyte
Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what are the muscles for shoulder rotations?
Replies: 19
Views: 13709

Oh I guess I misinterpreted that. Well I don't do those every workout by any means - I try to do them once a week. Would you recommend not doing so? If not, why not?
by frogbyte
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what are the muscles for shoulder rotations?
Replies: 19
Views: 13709

Well, I know what my max weight/reps are for "wing in" for instance right now. So are you saying I should do the following? Drop "wing" from my workouts. Continue training the others for a while so that "front" has increased strength. Go back to "wing" and see if it has increased in strength too? Si...
by frogbyte
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what are the muscles for shoulder rotations?
Replies: 19
Views: 13709

Actually I've been doing the 'front in' and 'front out' as follows with no problems: front in: - lie on side with elbow pointing forward and weight on floor - lift weight up to vertical front out: - sit in a preacher curl facing forwards, with the pad raised up and with your elbow on the top of the ...
by frogbyte
Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what are the muscles for shoulder rotations?
Replies: 19
Views: 13709

Ok, but what I glean from the previous posts, unless I'm reading something wrong, is only an explanation of "wing" internal rotation, which I've noted below. Then there's one more, that I can't find a picture of anywhere, which would be the elbow pointed straight forward, similar to an arm wrestling...
by frogbyte
Wed Nov 14, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what are the muscles for shoulder rotations?
Replies: 19
Views: 13709

So I've been doing all of those, and "left elbow at side, hand pointed to the right. rotate hand to point forward." is by far the most difficult. However "left elbow pointed left, hand pointed up. rotate hand forward to point forward/down." is a close second. Can anyone explain why? I still don't ha...
by frogbyte
Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: wrist curl angle?
Replies: 9
Views: 7332

I tried with the ezcurl bar that I have access to and it didn't work out well. The problem is that with hands wide apart where it's straight it's a very awkward grip to curl up. Close together where the bar is slanted it's hard to hold because the bar wants to constantly rotate so that the Vs point ...
by frogbyte
Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: wrist curl angle?
Replies: 9
Views: 7332

I tried a few different rotational angles. The palm pointed straight to the ceiling, ie 0 degrees, which was the what seemed to be recommended. I then tried an EZ curl with left palm facing about 30 degrees to the right, and right palm about 30 degrees to the left. It didn't seem to make much of a d...
by frogbyte
Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: wrist curl angle?
Replies: 9
Views: 7332

Well I guess it is possible if I stand/crouch at a certain height I could use a preacher bench like http://www.larryscott.com/bio/products/ ... eacher.jpg to do so. But I'm wondering if it'll make the excercize much less beneficial?
by frogbyte
Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: wrist curl angle?
Replies: 9
Views: 7332

wrist curl angle?

When doing http://exrx.net/WeightExercises/WristFl ... tCurl.html with elbows at wrist height I notice quite a bit of unusual discomfort. How critical is maintaining a 0 degree parallel angle to the ground, vs say a 45 degree angle sloping downward?
by frogbyte
Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what are the muscles for shoulder rotations?
Replies: 19
Views: 13709

Ok so "shoulder elevation" is like the last part of the movement listed on http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/DeltoidLateral/BBUprightRow.html correct? That would cover the movement I listed as "- left elbow pointed left, hand pointed forward/down. rotate hand up to point up." I don't see excercize...
by frogbyte
Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what are the muscles for shoulder rotations?
Replies: 19
Views: 13709

what are the muscles for shoulder rotations?

There seem to be 6 basic orientations to rotate your shoulder (assuming left shoulder): - left elbow at side, hand pointed forward. rotate hand in to point to the right. http://exrx.net/WeightExercises/Subscapularis/DBInternalRotation.html - left elbow at side, hand pointed to the right. rotate hand...