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by tostig
Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reverse Pyramid
Replies: 8
Views: 7654

Reverse Pyramid

I thought I was being smart. Little did I know, reverse pyramid was already getting popular. I was disappointed with my bench pressing. I was trying to do 10, 8 and 6 reps as the plates increased from 25lb, 35lb and 45lb. But at 45lb plates I only managed to get in 3 reps without my spotter. So I st...
by tostig
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Things you like and hate about your gym
Replies: 47
Views: 41242

Re: Things you like and hate about your gym

I like the barbell racks but there's only two of them and a squat rack so sometimes there are people waiting to use them. Dislike are the people who use dumbbells: 1) they leave the dumbbells all over the gym when they are done. I can't find the specific weights on the rack or on the floor near the ...
by tostig
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: High Intensity Interval Training
Replies: 9
Views: 6023

Re: High Intensity Interval Training

So I can do this with any exercise? For instance Deadlift for 30 seconds, rest 30 seconds and repeat the cycle for 20 minutes?
by tostig
Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: High Intensity Interval Training
Replies: 9
Views: 6023

High Intensity Interval Training

So I'm beginning to understand what HIIT is about. My current exercise routine includes 20min on the treadmill where my heartrate goes to 170bpm, then the main exercises are the squat, deadlift and bench press. Every session I throw in variations of dumbells, kettlebells, lunges etc. I'm finding out...
by tostig
Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question about lean mass
Replies: 2
Views: 2316

Re: Question about lean mass

I read somewhere in these forums that high reps, low weight builds bulk and low reps, high weight builds strength. If that's the case, then building bulk will develop definition. So if definition is evident when body fat is around 10%, then high rep, low weight, while building muscle mass may also b...
by tostig
Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just did the deadlift for the first time
Replies: 5
Views: 3968

Re: Just did the deadlift for the first time

I have to make a correction. I just returned from a session in which I did a deadlift. 3. bend down and grab bar, bending knees until my shins touch the bar. Make sure you stick your butt out. This forces you to keep your back straight, not curled forward. Lean forward just slightly more but not so ...
by tostig
Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just did the deadlift for the first time
Replies: 5
Views: 3968

Re: Just did the deadlift for the first time

Neal: I've also struggled with the deadlift for the past four years and it seems I finally got it. Through the years, I thought I was making progress until my back was start to strain then I stop the reps and the next session go back to an empty bar and work on the form again. Here are some things t...
by tostig
Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: per cent body fat and strength
Replies: 21
Views: 29517

Re: per cent body fat and strength

Alright, let's change the example.

Joe used to weigh 158lb with 22% body fat. He performs all the barbell exercises with good form.
Now Joe weighs 139lb with 11% body fat (losing 19lbs of fat).

Will he perform those exercises better, worse or the same as before?
by tostig
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: per cent body fat and strength
Replies: 21
Views: 29517

per cent body fat and strength

Let's say there are two guys of the same age, height, level of experience in the gym and both are measured in the healthy range on all charts including cardio. Person A weighs 158lb and has 22% body fat. Person B weights 139lb and 11% body fat. Since they both have the same muscle mass of 123lb shou...
by tostig
Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gym Wish List...
Replies: 56
Views: 23997

Re: Gym Wish List...

1) a swimming pool with lanes so swimmers can swim laps and not just horse around;
2) a bowflex so for those who do machines to try out and see what it's like
by tostig
Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: webpage for body size
Replies: 2
Views: 4888

webpage for body size

I wonder if there's a website that will illustrate or give an image of a body when you input a height, weight and %fat, etc. Funny, when I googled my own height and weight I got a discussion forum about Tom Cruise. The Mayor of Toronto is 330lb and 5'6". I wonder what a body would look like if it wa...
by tostig
Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My progress, need some advice
Replies: 15
Views: 9471

Re: My progress, need some advice

Stuart: Thanks. This is good information. The underlying message is to put in variation (different stimulus). I just checked those unilateral exercises on youtube and will add each of them one or two at a time for each session. As for the treadmill, I will also add some variation. I get different op...
by tostig
Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My progress, need some advice
Replies: 15
Views: 9471

My progress, need some advice

Wow it's already been four years since I joined this forum. Four years ago, I weighed 128lbs and I started learning about squats, deadlifts, bent-over rows, bench press and other barbell exercises. Today I weigh 145lb but have 18% body fat. I'm 50yrs old, 5ft 7in. My waist is 34in, hips 35in. My reg...
by tostig
Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weight lifting and scoliosis
Replies: 12
Views: 13672

Re: Weight lifting and scoliosis

Scoliosis runs in my family. My doctor noticed it in me when I bent over to touch my toes so it's not serious in me. He has no concerns that I lift weights and he knows I do the squats. Also, in the past year I went through physiotherapy to recover from tendonitis of the shoulder My physiotherapist ...
by tostig
Sun May 15, 2011 1:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: not another thread about Bench Press feet up vs down
Replies: 20
Views: 12019

not another thread about Bench Press feet up vs down

When I referred a friend to join my gym, I was aghast to see him bench press with his feet up. He explained he can press more and it avoids lower back problems. I said it wasn't stable. Then I went to the internet and in both Google and Bing, the first bunch of websites advise to keep your feet down...