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by Gantz
Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Difference between twisting sit-up and regular sit-up?
Replies: 3
Views: 2335

Difference between twisting sit-up and regular sit-up?

So the regular sit-up works the rectus while the twisting version emphasizes obliques. But does twisting the elbow to the opposite knee really engage the obliques? It seems like such a small and insignificant motion that I wonder how much of the obliques are actually hit.
by Gantz
Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Personal Best Log
Replies: 1155
Views: 684454

Oops, forogt to put the reps; 4 x 8.
by Gantz
Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Correct way to do Russian Twists?
Replies: 0
Views: 5153

Correct way to do Russian Twists?

Should these be done in a way that completely prevents any back rotation?

To elaborate, I mean keeping the rectis abdominis and lower back parallel to the ground, only rotating the arms and to some extent, the chest.
by Gantz
Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Personal Best Log
Replies: 1155
Views: 684454

Finally able to load one plate!

Box squat; 135 lbs at BW of 125 lbs; 11.5" box.
by Gantz
Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tempo and hypertrophy
Replies: 3
Views: 2001

Tempo and hypertrophy

Does tempo affect hypertrophy? I'm not talking about the extremes of cranking out reps really fast or really slow, but a couple second difference in reps, such as a 302 compared to a 503 tempo for benching.
by Gantz
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: BB to DB weight translation
Replies: 5
Views: 3197

BB to DB weight translation

So is there any near-fixed ratio for BB weight to DB weight? I'm just curious.
by Gantz
Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crunch Vs Crunch Up
Replies: 29
Views: 11080

Found this on Tony Gentilcore's blog: http://www.tonygentilcore.com/2010/04/e ... ion-press/

How would these compare to pallofs?
by Gantz
Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hamstring hyperextension
Replies: 2
Views: 1509

Hamstring hyperextension

When doing hyperextensions on a 45 degree roman chair for hamstrings, should the back be kept straight, arched a little, or OK to be bent?
by Gantz
Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Crunch Vs Crunch Up
Replies: 29
Views: 11080

Perhaps twisting was the wrong word there. It's basically a pallof press with rotation. I'm referring to this exercise here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oNqNcM6UyU

I'm not sure what you mean by at what level does the movement occur.
by Gantz
Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Crunch Vs Crunch Up
Replies: 29
Views: 11080

Would twisting pallof presses be considered isometric too? It's an anti-rotation exercise but you're moving your torso, kind of like russian twists.
by Gantz
Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Crunch Vs Crunch Up
Replies: 29
Views: 11080

Since we're on the topic of stability exercises, are ab rollouts and dragon flags safe for the spine? Would they be considered isometric exercises for the core?
by Gantz
Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Box squats
Replies: 16
Views: 8723

Yeah, I'd be interested in some of your videos.
by Gantz
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Box squats
Replies: 16
Views: 8723

Box squats

Now that I've learned a thing or two about front squats, I've started wondering about box squats. I know they're geared toward breaking the plateau on the squat, or just increasing overall squat strength. But would they be of any use in an olympic lifting or hypertrophy program?
by Gantz
Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: squat vs front squat
Replies: 26
Views: 9986

squat vs front squat

Concerning the lower body, both exercises work about the same muscles, but with the squat you can use more weight. So wouldn't that make the squat superior to the front squat, in terms of building strength and hypertrophy?
by Gantz
Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Purpose of pre-workout shake?
Replies: 15
Views: 20601

Alright. I'll experiment with it and see how my body reacts.