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by ApolytonGP
Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: tips to curb evening hunger?
Replies: 14
Views: 15836

big salad, late at night, has helped me avoid any diet cheating for last 5 months. Went from 230 to 168.
by ApolytonGP
Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: static holds: staying still?
Replies: 7
Views: 12127

I think it is the same rationale as doing a negative. Also, he wanted to prevent me from being ballistic.
by ApolytonGP
Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: static holds: staying still?
Replies: 7
Views: 12127

static holds: staying still?

Wondered what the community thoughts and/or science has to say on the effects of static holds. For instance holding a weight out for several seconds (not with locked joints) or, pausing during the hard part of a repetition. I do all my reps with a one count at the hard part of the repitition. Was so...
by ApolytonGP
Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I'm new here, appreciate any tips on the site, introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 6853

What is a good body fat percentage for being at? When I was in college had a natural sub-10% with ripped stomach. Kinda intrigued to get back there. But then my Y instructor worries that I should stop at 13% or so and spend about a year trying to build muscle (staying at same weight, gradually chan...
by ApolytonGP
Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I'm new here, appreciate any tips on the site, introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 6853

You have to set a priority, either building muscle or getting ripped. It's very hard to lose that last few pounds of fat without losing muscle. Going low-carb will help as a moderate protein, moderate saturated fat diet, will support muscle growth better than a traditional high carb diet and will a...
by ApolytonGP
Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: hip adduction subtletities
Replies: 7
Views: 4531

I heard those machines decrease your T-levels but can't remember who told me...... :wink: KPj Dayum...can it go negative!? I think I'm just getting intrigued with motions and stuff. Read up on the quadricepts (on this site) and how going for full extension on leg extensions taxes a different muscle...
by ApolytonGP
Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: hip adduction subtletities
Replies: 7
Views: 4531

The one that all the chicas do so they can squeeze you! :twisted:

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by ApolytonGP
Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: I'm new here, appreciate any tips on the site, introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 6853

Oh...and I could definitely get a lot out of a novice program. Every thing you learn makes you happy from new knowledge and tricks.
by ApolytonGP
Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: I'm new here, appreciate any tips on the site, introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 6853

What is a good body fat percentage for being at? When I was in college had a natural sub-10% with ripped stomach. Kinda intrigued to get back there. But then my Y instructor worries that I should stop at 13% or so and spend about a year trying to build muscle (staying at same weight, gradually chan...
by ApolytonGP
Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: I'm new here, appreciate any tips on the site, introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 6853

Thanks for kind remarks! I am definitely starting to move in the directions you discussed. That's why I'm here. I want to move to more compound and more "funny" (to me) exercises. Will continue in those directions, while watching my body and just avoiding issues with bad joints. I am finding I can t...
by ApolytonGP
Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: hip adduction subtletities
Replies: 7
Views: 4531

hip adduction subtletities

1. I have just changed my reps to do a one second pause at "open" as well as the "close" position (only doing close hold before). Much tougher for me now. Did not really feel like I was "bouncing" but was I? 2. I find the last 10 degrees of the motion is more difficult, especially if done in a non-b...
by ApolytonGP
Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: I'm new here, appreciate any tips on the site, introduction
Replies: 8
Views: 6853

I'm new here, appreciate any tips on the site, introduction

I recently found the excellent set of exercise descriptions here by Google and then the forums. I appreciate any tips on best parts of the forums, site, etc. I had a pretty simplistic understanding of exercises and muscles until recently. Now am interested in learning the subtleties of how different...