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by KPj
Fri May 17, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: The case for direct arm work. or not. Here we go again.
Replies: 15
Views: 10685

Re: The case for direct arm work. or not. Here we go again

Remember it's beginners, and in this particular case covers the first 10 weeks of training. I actually agree you should train arms. I think it's waste of time for the complete beginner, though. I had a focus on my arms from when I started training, and after a few months went onto a body part split ...
by KPj
Thu May 16, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: The case for direct arm work. or not. Here we go again.
Replies: 15
Views: 10685

The case for direct arm work. or not. Here we go again.

Just sharing this http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23537028" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Therefore, this study showed that the inclusion of SJ (single joint) exercises in a MJ (multi joint) exercise training program resulted in no additional benefits in terms of muscle size or st...
by KPj
Mon May 13, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Random crap
Replies: 4001
Views: 841010

Re: Random crap

Yeh, another aspect is that a personal trainer is like a sale for commercial gyms, or more income. My gym seem to have a never ending list of new trainers who are very young and never worked in a gym before. They speak to the trainers as if the gym really wants to give them a job. "we think your spe...
by KPj
Mon May 13, 2013 5:01 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Random crap
Replies: 4001
Views: 841010

Re: Random crap

In my gym you can literally do anything as a trainer and no one will care - staff/management, I mean. It's crazy. Our fitness manager is a big fan of what I refer to as "circus-act-training" - all these mini-ostacle-courses made up of several bosu balls, stability balls, those Frisbee looking things...
by KPj
Fri May 10, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Losing Strength...Age?
Replies: 7
Views: 3680

Re: Losing Strength...Age?

Nothing to add really, other than, Welcome and thanks for posting. Keep on keeping on. I always tell my clients slow progress is the best progress. Sounds contradictory but, people who progress slowly tend to progress permanently where as those who progress rapidly tend to have short term results. W...
by KPj
Thu May 09, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Good Morning - bar position
Replies: 8
Views: 6077

Re: Good Morning - bar position

Going straight legged is mostly likely causing some rounding unless you have crazy flexibility in the hammies. Rounding will make the bar want to roll up your back.

Also, pull the bar into your back to secure it better.

KPj
by KPj
Fri May 03, 2013 4:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: CNS/connective tissue recovery
Replies: 15
Views: 6945

Re: CNS/connective tissue recovery

You're referring to 2 different kinds of fatigue. CNS fatigue and muscle/tendon/joint fatigue are, whilst related, completely different. You can train a lot and not really affect the CNS. Bodybuilders on body part splits, whilst doing lots of sets and reps, typically don't do a lot to drain the CNS....
by KPj
Fri May 03, 2013 4:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Question about no deadlift training for the deadlift
Replies: 36
Views: 17484

Re: Question about no deadlift training for the deadlift

Good thread. I have the same body type, btw. Always struggle with squats. I've hit a few barriers with deadlift before but I feel comfortable that I can keep it moving just now. When my squat goes up my DL goes up (but, again, not vice-versa). When you're in this position it makes sense to dedicate ...
by KPj
Thu May 02, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Your back day?
Replies: 3
Views: 2617

Re: Your back day?

Long time no post! Um, so it just sounds you like you need to switch up assistance exercises to keep things fresh. Really, the back-exercise-world is your oyster. But i'll ramble on anyway, I've found that Pendlay Rows make DB rows better. I dropped DB rows to learn Pendlay rows. Went back to DB row...
by KPj
Wed May 01, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: programming a deload week
Replies: 8
Views: 5038

Re: programming a deload week

A pet hate of mine is thinking of a deload as a week off... Sure, you deload on a week off but, an actual "deload" is simply just a reduction in training stress. Not a removal of training stress. Also, it's a reduction of training stress after either a sudden or gradual increase in training stress. ...
by KPj
Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: 18 Year old needs help training
Replies: 30
Views: 14224

Re: 18 Year old needs help training

I trained for almost 2 years with 15-30 min workouts, because it was literally all I could fit in. I picked 3 movements, one big one, 2 assistance. The big movement, I worked up to a heavy weight. The assistance, I alternated sets so, for example, it may of been lunges and rollouts. I would do a set...
by KPj
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: coaching the deadlift
Replies: 22
Views: 8915

Re: coaching the deadlift

Form breaking down isn't always a case of weakness. In a beginner, everything is a weakness. Although, having the advantage of knowing a little back ground, I know Bobs g/f has been squatting and lunging like a champ. Sometimes you have the strength there already, you're just not tapping into, and t...
by KPj
Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: coaching the deadlift
Replies: 22
Views: 8915

Re: coaching the deadlift

I think we'll need to agree to disagree but, I'll comment anyway for the purpose of anyone else that might be reading this. NO Leg Strength Let me reiterate, the cause of "too much back" is weak legs. The first step to correcting that is to increase their leg strength. No amount of cueing to "push t...
by KPj
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: coaching the deadlift
Replies: 22
Views: 8915

Re: coaching the deadlift

I just don't see where the upside is for a non-competitive trainee. Agreed. Also, research done on powerlifters is not necessarily representative of anyone else who should deadlift. For powerlifters the priority is weight on the bar. Sacrifices are made purely for numbers. For anyone else, they're ...
by KPj
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: coaching the deadlift
Replies: 22
Views: 8915

Re: coaching the deadlift

Why would you tell someone focus/think about the wrong thing? They are going to try to initial the drive with their leg because that is what you've told them to do. That makes no sense.[/color] I want them to drive more with their legs because in that situation, they don't drive enough with their l...