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by tostig
Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Politics
Replies: 38
Views: 34515

...Gore was a pretty bad candidate and Kerry wasn't much better. This year we might actually get someone worth voting for.... I don't think badly of Gore except that he gave up the court challenge - not a good decision for Presidential material. Kerry should have taught us all a lesson: you can't e...
by tostig
Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: People that waddle...
Replies: 12
Views: 15542

Isn't the way people walk directly related to supporting and balancing their weight as they propel themselves foreward? Think about it. As you push 100 to 200 pounds foreward, you're on one leg half the time. So overweight people have to shift alot more weight to one side than skinny people. Plus th...
by tostig
Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cannot get sore after strenght training.
Replies: 16
Views: 7251

I think this is related to the topic. I just performed concentration curls on my bicpeps until my left arm couldn't curl anymore no matter how much I tried. (my right arm is abit stronger). The next day, I felt sore around my body where I worked out (triceps, back, etc) but not my biceps - even on t...
by tostig
Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is this too much?
Replies: 3
Views: 2488

My reps are 12/10/8. I do the stiff leg dead lift because I thought it was good for my lower back. But it turns out to be a hamstring exercise. So I introduced the good-morning for the lower back. I do the squat for my quads and the dead lift is supposed to be a good overall exercise for the legs an...
by tostig
Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is this too much?
Replies: 3
Views: 2488

Is this too much?

Background: I have dumbells and a bench at home which I use twice a week. So I go to the gym twice a week for what I don't have at home: treadmill, weight machines and barbells. My routine at the gym is: Barbells - Stiff leg dead lift, dead lift, Good Morning, Squat, Bench Press then I go onto the m...
by tostig
Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Performance Standards and age factor
Replies: 25
Views: 13733

stuward wrote:The YMCA Bench Press test is age specific as well:
http://www.exrx.net/Calculators/YBenchPress.html
Would this test work for dumbells?
by tostig
Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Performance Standards and age factor
Replies: 25
Views: 13733

Also, they don't account for body composition. This makes a big difference for people who are severely overweight, since someone who's 200 lbs and fat isn't likely to be anywhere near as strong as someone the same height and weight who's lean and muscular. I respectfully disagree. Those charts are ...
by tostig
Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Performance Standards and age factor
Replies: 25
Views: 13733

Re: Performance Standards and age factor

... The link that you listed is unresolved. Did you intend to use this link ? Yes, that's exactly right. As for your question about age-adjusted strength standards, it's something that this site should think about including. Maybe TimD or Ironman could show us how to make a request for age-adjusted...
by tostig
Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Performance Standards and age factor
Replies: 25
Views: 13733

I'm 46. I wouldn't think the values on these charts would be fully applicable to all ages, say for example 75 years old. So I was wondering if there was an age multiplying factor to apply to these values. I'm heading off to the gym this morning and will be testing out what my calculated 1 rep max wi...
by tostig
Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Performance Standards and age factor
Replies: 25
Views: 13733

Performance Standards and age factor

Does anybody know if weight lifting performance standards account for age?

Here's the site with the performance standard per experience and per body weight but no age factor is indicated.

http://www.exrx.net/Testing/WeightLifti ... ndards.htm