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by Gantz
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: deadlift volume
Replies: 6
Views: 3725

i just turned 18 this thanksgiving, so i think volume isn't a problem for me.

i'll progressively up the reps and see how my body takes it. i think i should be fine as long as my form doesn't turn to mush. i'm sure i'll get used to the fatigue. thanks for input.
by Gantz
Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: deadlift volume
Replies: 6
Views: 3725

deadlift volume

can deadlifts be done at higher volumes, like 3x12-15 or 4x8-12, to put on some mass? lets say i want a take a break from deadlifting heavy and up the reps, but i've heard that for deadlifting volume should be kept low to avoid injury.....
by Gantz
Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 75 deg Bench vs Standing Press
Replies: 13
Views: 6906

for the 75 degree bench, your chest is helping out a bit, but since you can use more weight, your shoulders are still being worked hard. all DB/BB shoulder compound exercises are good.
by Gantz
Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: abdominal vacuum
Replies: 12
Views: 6364

ahh i see.
by Gantz
Fri Nov 27, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: abdominal vacuum
Replies: 12
Views: 6364

well, i'm not saying i would want to do it, i'm just curious as to how it's possible. i just don't believe that a high degree of transverse abdominal contraction can lead to a vacuum like Frank Zane's.
by Gantz
Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: abdominal vacuum
Replies: 12
Views: 6364

so visceral fat gets in the way of technique?
by Gantz
Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: abdominal vacuum
Replies: 12
Views: 6364

abdominal vacuum

some people can suck their stomach in really deep, and i mean really really deep, well past their rib cages, like Frank Zane in his vacuum pose. is it possible to develop that skill using just the abdominal vacuum? or is there something else needed?
by Gantz
Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: bulking serratus anterior
Replies: 11
Views: 18054

what kind of dumbbell pressing did you have in mind?
by Gantz
Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: bulking serratus anterior
Replies: 11
Views: 18054

bulking serratus anterior

can the serratus anterior really be bulked up with incline shoulder raises? i just don't see how a small muscle such as that can hypertrophy much. i see prominent serratus anteriors on bodybuilders, but i assume that's cause they have a low bf%.
by Gantz
Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: pressure in head
Replies: 15
Views: 7845

OK, i'll try to keep my neck and head aligned and look straight. i hold my breath for my last couple of reps, since those are the hardest and i need to maintain as much control as i can. the first couple of reps don't seem to cause any problems: around the middle of the set is when i start feeling t...
by Gantz
Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: pressure in head
Replies: 15
Views: 7845

pressure in head

while benching and squat, sometimes there's some pressure in my head, like i'm about to burst a blood vessel or something. if i control the movement thoroughly enough i can minimize the pressure, but it's still there. anyone else experience this before? and i had a cold last week, and didn't lift. c...
by Gantz
Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: question about DB side bends
Replies: 11
Views: 6024

yeah, i meant swaying the hips a bit while side bending.

how can i make regular side planks harder?
by Gantz
Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: question about DB side bends
Replies: 11
Views: 6024

question about DB side bends

all the videos i've seen were done with straight legs and hips. are there negative effects if the hip is also somewhat bent during DB side bends?
by Gantz
Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: About benchpress
Replies: 27
Views: 8054

your workout A seems to be significantly longer than workout B. i'm not sure if this is useful or not... maybe you can take a little break from benching [lighter weight and more volume?], focus more on legs or back for a while, and come back and start benching fresh again. i assume that would stimul...
by Gantz
Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: About pull-ups ROM
Replies: 6
Views: 3333

sometimes my elbows aren't perfectly straight either, but i didn't think this was an issue. how wide is your grip?