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by robertscott
Mon May 12, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: squat stance (again the squat)...
Replies: 15
Views: 10330

with lifts form is much more important than the weight lifted, so i would suggest trying whatever needs to be tried for proper form. Having said that, whatever works for you, works for you. When i squat my legs are a bit wider than shoulder width, I find i need to do it this way for balance and to g...
by robertscott
Mon May 12, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Training and drinking
Replies: 16
Views: 10482

KPj's not wrong, us Scots do love to binge... That point Stuward made about alcohol disrupting protein synthesis completely answers my original question. Still it's not really what i wanted to hear, I wish I'd never asked (just kidding...). Cheers for the link to that effects of alcohol article i th...
by robertscott
Mon May 12, 2008 6:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Training and drinking
Replies: 16
Views: 10482

brook011 wrote:Heavy drinking will cause fatigue/lifting hangover for up to 48 hours.
I couldn't agree more, the one and only time I have ever tried working out hungover I was sick halfway through a barbell curl. Never again.
by robertscott
Sun May 11, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Training and drinking
Replies: 16
Views: 10482

I train so I can look good while drinking. me too, the more i drink the better i look... Anyways unless anyone has some concrete evidence that alcohol messes up your recovery or has any kind of catabolic property then I'll probably still have a few pints the day after a workout. Not that I'm trying...
by robertscott
Sun May 11, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Training and drinking
Replies: 16
Views: 10482

Training and drinking

How detrimental an effect does booze have on your training? I mean obviously I'd not touch a drop before training, that's just common sense, but i have a habit of going out on a friday and having quite a bit to drink. I usually train on a thursday, so does having a drink on a friday night affect my ...
by robertscott
Fri May 09, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Question about a soreness.
Replies: 14
Views: 9195

I find that pretty much every time i train my hamstrings they hurt -and i mean really hurt- for ages, sometimes over a week. Think this is probably down to them being neglected for so long, I've been lifting for years but have only recently started making the effort to train hamstrings and also that...
by robertscott
Fri May 09, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: cleans in a workout
Replies: 3
Views: 3321

thanks guys, that tells me everything i need to know.
by robertscott
Thu May 08, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Snatch :)
Replies: 37
Views: 18235

sorry if this is a stupid question, but should snatches be done on push or pull day?
by robertscott
Wed May 07, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: cleans in a workout
Replies: 3
Views: 3321

cleans in a workout

I've decided to incorporate hang cleans into my workout. this is probably a question that's been asked before (for which i apologise), but whereabouts should they go in my workout? I use a 3 day split: legs, push and pull Also i have a couple of questions about technique. 1. When you squat down shou...
by robertscott
Tue May 06, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: paroxetine
Replies: 8
Views: 6560

something worth considering could be an EPA supplement

have a gander at www.epa1.co.uk and see what you think
by robertscott
Sat May 03, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: paroxetine
Replies: 8
Views: 6560

pete's right, anti-depressants are very much a last resort for people with no other option. Unfortunately they are grossly over-prescribed. Diet and exercise can make a massive difference to someone's mental health. If you're girlfriend wants a bit more get up and go, eating good, nutritious food an...
by robertscott
Fri May 02, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dump or Rack?
Replies: 21
Views: 12900

my gym recently had to get rid of two 35kilo dumbells becuase of folk dropping them.

pretty irritating considering they were the heaviest dumbells the gym had.
by robertscott
Fri May 02, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: posture
Replies: 8
Views: 7240

wicked my man you've been really helpful. I'm so terribly impatient it's not going to be easy, but the prospect of changing the bad habit of a lifetime is actually quite exciting, i still wish there was a quick fix though... It's annoying to think that the last 3 years I've been training I've been d...
by robertscott
Thu May 01, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: "hardgainer" workout
Replies: 27
Views: 20788

249 is my one rep max, calculated, i've never actually tried to lift it. I usually go to the gym on my own and during the day so there's not often folk around to spot me. I reckon if i had a decent spotter I'd be able to go heavier, but as it stands I'm erring on the side of caution. Even though i a...
by robertscott
Thu May 01, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: "hardgainer" workout
Replies: 27
Views: 20788

about a year ago my 1 rep max would've been about 117lbs on a flat bench (calculated using this website). That's about a set of 10 at 40 kilos being the heaviest I'd go. Nowadays it's about 249lbs. That's a set of 10 at 85kilos. The reason I'm saying what I'm lifting in kilos is that's what we use i...