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by Proper Knob
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Can Obama live up to expectations?
Replies: 74
Views: 53806

As the late Bill Hicks once said, "You're not a human being till you're in my phone book!!" Back to the OP's question, will Obama live up to expectations? That surely comes down to what you expect?! If you belive that he will shore up the American economy, sort out the health care system, stop bombi...
by Proper Knob
Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlifts.
Replies: 2
Views: 1763

Thanks,

That was basically what i was thinking but i just wanted to make sure, it never hurts to ask.

Phil.
by Proper Knob
Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlifts.
Replies: 2
Views: 1763

Deadlifts.

Hello all, Just a quick questions about deadlift grip(s). What are the pro's and con's of varied grips, if there are any, when performing deadlifts? With my palms facing me i can only go so far before my grip, particularly my right hand, begins to fail. If i then face my right palm away from me i ca...
by Proper Knob
Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Proportional Weight Targets
Replies: 53
Views: 17677

I read an article recently about a guy who was training to run 50 marathons in 50 days, and he was asked the question 'How do you begin to comprehend such an enormous task?'. He answered that he doesn't think of it in terms of 50 marathons, it's just one step after another. The point i'm trying to m...
by Proper Knob
Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stretching Routine
Replies: 18
Views: 7926

Overkill on the hamstrings i would say. Most people think they have weak/tight hamstrings when the opposite is true. You're more likely to have an anteriorally tilted pelvis resulting from tight hip flexors and weak glutes. As a result of this your pelvis is being pulled up from the back and pulling...
by Proper Knob
Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reverse shrug on lat pulldown
Replies: 12
Views: 12416

Could the same results be achieved by hanging from a chin-up bar and, with arms kept straight, pulling the shoulders up? If that makes sense.
by Proper Knob
Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Training for Football
Replies: 39
Views: 16369

'It is not that difficult to become certified as a personal trainer, nor as a physical therapist when compared to other medical professions' My girlfriend is studying to be a Physiotherapist here in the UK, and believe me, it is a serious amount of hard work and study!!! A three year degree in Sport...
by Proper Knob
Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Full Body workout (aka Starting Strength) w/ Calorie Deficit
Replies: 21
Views: 20106

Here's my 20pence worth for what it's worth. If it's incorrect in anyway i'm sure it will be corrected. With the routine you're doing at the moment you're gonna end up with a big upper body and skinny little legs, and that really isn't a good look. You're doing roughly the same amount of isolation e...
by Proper Knob
Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Workout routine... suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 8226

You're gonna end up with massive arms, chest and shoulders and toothpick legs!! You may very well not care about you're back cause you can't see it in the mirror as you say, but that ain't gonna do you any good in the long run. The first question is what are you training for? A training program can'...
by Proper Knob
Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: For those of you who use a gym...
Replies: 23
Views: 10408

I pay [1 million dollars] a month, which is roughly $60 now i think. That gives me unlimited use of a gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam-room and jacuzzi.
by Proper Knob
Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: how important are the lower back muscles?
Replies: 15
Views: 8058

Re: how important are the lower back muscles?

Gantz wrote:if someone doesn't deadlift, squat, or do rows, should emphasis still be placed on the lower back muscles?
Why are you not squating, deadlifting or doing any rows?? I would say they're pretty important excercises to be doing!!