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by Rik-Blades
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: probiotics
Replies: 29
Views: 18653

Re: probiotics

Do a Google search on home made probiotics, and you will see It's very easy (a little messy) to make. I found a 1.5 gal. glass jar with glass lid for under 15 bucks at Walmart? You can tell It's working by eating a little too much and getting a minor stomach ache. At least that tells you the good b...
by Rik-Blades
Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Neanderthal no more question
Replies: 105
Views: 78963

Re: Neanderthal no more question

I haven't noticed anything posture-related yet, I'm not sure how fast I can expect results. It's like Harpoon said, it's awkward to walk with good posture as it requires lots of focus. The wrong stretches could be counter productive. How do you know you're doing the wrong stretches? Also another qu...
by Rik-Blades
Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Knee Crepitus and Squatting
Replies: 34
Views: 17071

Re: Knee Crepitus and Squatting

Foam rolling...no, not done that for while to be honest, i'll work on my T-Spine a few times a month, but thats it. I tried to stretch my IT bands the other day. My right side is much tighter than the left. The issue I have with stretching IT bands is i'm not entirely sure im doing it right. When I...
by Rik-Blades
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Knee Crepitus and Squatting
Replies: 34
Views: 17071

Re: Knee Crepitus and Squatting

I don't think it's anything too serious, but I think it is an indication that you may have something going on with your movement. Do you do any foam rolling? The noises you're talking about just sound to me like you're all locked up around the hips. Remember the hips control the knee, even how the ...
by Rik-Blades
Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: probiotics
Replies: 29
Views: 18653

Re: probiotics

Do a Google search on home made probiotics, and you will see It's very easy (a little messy) to make. I found a 1.5 gal. glass jar with glass lid for under 15 bucks at Walmart? You can tell It's working by eating a little too much and getting a minor stomach ache. At least that tells you the good b...
by Rik-Blades
Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: pullup & deadlift form questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2156

Re: pullup & deadlift form questions

fqqs wrote: 2) when doing deadlift should I have my shoulders directly above or 2-3 inches in front of the bar?
Scaps directly over the bar, so yes shoulders slightly in front.

When you start pulling 400lbs+, you'll notice you have no choice in the matter :grin:
by Rik-Blades
Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Neanderthal no more question
Replies: 105
Views: 78963

Re: Neanderthal no more question

I do some stuff from the NMN program but mostly i'm just "winging" it, so to speak! I did too much push stuff for awhile so i've been trying to do a lot more pulling. This is my favorite stretch http://www.exrx.net/Stretches/PectoralisMinor/Towel.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ...
by Rik-Blades
Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Neanderthal no more question
Replies: 105
Views: 78963

Re: Neanderthal no more question

I've been doing scapular push-ups, dumbbell raises, dumbbell rows (and db rear delt rows), as well as various resistance band exercises and stretches. I was just wondering if throwing in a few shrugs after doing my shoulder presses would be counterproductive. Should i be doing lots of scapular depr...
by Rik-Blades
Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Knee Crepitus and Squatting
Replies: 34
Views: 17071

Re: Knee Crepitus and Squatting

I'm in my mid twenties but i have lousy joints, largely due to genetics. I also have runner's knee in my right leg associated with an old ankle sprain. I experienced some very similar stuff when i first started lifting weights (which wasn't long ago, so take what i say with a grain of salt). I noti...
by Rik-Blades
Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Neanderthal no more question
Replies: 105
Views: 78963

Re: Neanderthal no more question

Should i not be doing shrugs if i have rounded shoulders, winged scapula, &c.? No, they should be fine really, just that you could be doing a more corrective exercise instead. They might contribue to some lifting of the scapula, but winging is more a rhombiod/serratus issue. I've not done a shrug i...
by Rik-Blades
Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Knee Crepitus and Squatting
Replies: 34
Views: 17071

Re: Knee Crepitus and Squatting

I don't know why overhead squats would cause less noise. I like Proper's suggestion of experimenting with stance. If you can get a wider stance, it would put your shins more vertical, and put your knees through a bit less ROM. At 41, this could be onset of some osteoarthritis. But you said no pain,...
by Rik-Blades
Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Knee Crepitus and Squatting
Replies: 34
Views: 17071

Re: Knee Crepitus and Squatting

How do you squat? Wide stance, narrow stance, high or low bar? I used to squat with a high bar and a narrowish stance, that was until i seriously upset my knee. I woke up one morning and couldn't walk done the stairs, could hardly bend it and putting weight through it was a no go. I thought i'd tor...
by Rik-Blades
Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Knee Crepitus and Squatting
Replies: 34
Views: 17071

Re: Knee Crepitus and Squatting

Crepitus in the knee can have several different causes, both from within the joint and from structures around it. It may or may not be an ominous sign. I don't remember how old you are, but in general, the younger you are, the more seriously you should take it. Does the knee still move smoothly? Or...
by Rik-Blades
Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Knee Crepitus and Squatting
Replies: 34
Views: 17071

Knee Crepitus and Squatting

I've developed a cracking sound in my right knee when I extend it loaded, when unloaded the sound resembles 'rice crispies'. It seems to have come on scince embarking on a 3 day variation of 531, which has me squatting 3 times a week. Two of those days are basically warm ups, 3 x 10 squats at around...
by Rik-Blades
Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:55 am
Forum: Visitor Articles
Topic: C.W.U. for Olympic & Power Lifts
Replies: 4
Views: 12648

Re: C.W.U. for Olympic & Power Lifts


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Ironman, why don't links work here?
I used the following in a line:

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