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- Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:20 am
- Forum: General
- Topic: Changing to a workout for size
- Replies: 6
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There are lots of theories on what rep range is best for putting on size, and certainly a fair number of basic rules, but I think the two biggest components, especially for someone fairly new to lifting, are: 1. Eat More. 2. Follow somebody else's footsteps. If you eat more and lift for strength, yo...
I think I stalled out at ~215, and would've weighed about 140 at the time. The big issue for me was the upper body component, however. My left shoulder has bone spurs and bursitis at a minimum, so pressing quickly became overwhelming. I agree with everybody else, unless you're stalling due to joint ...
- Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:39 pm
- Forum: General
- Topic: Stretching to Improve Flexibility & Reduce Injury
- Replies: 23
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I'm not a huge fan of static stretching as it's typically performed. If you want to improve useful ROM moving the body through a movement pattern under an appropriate load will likely be more effective than trying to stretch a muscle that you perceive to be "tight." There's not a lot of good researc...
Alberta is my wife's home. I'll be dodging her relatives and college friends most of the time. I'm an Albertan as well. Try to get out there and enjoy the beautiful countryside. If you go to the West Edmonton Mall, try and visit this guy in the food court. I miss him. http://farm2.staticflickr.com/...
I know Arnie used to hire a Ballet teacher, too. http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/rare-vintage-celebrity-photos-7.jpg One of my clients used to be a professional dancer, with his own troupe IIRC. He's choreographed at least one posing routine for a bodybuilder that placed first. ( not su...
Also on our blog is our speaking schedule for our time in North America. If anyone lives near any of these places, I'd love to meet in person for coffee or for some lifting. We leave in about 34 hours, not that I'm keeping track. I'll see my grandson in 9 days, and I'm definitely keeping track of t...
This would be an incredibly hard question to design a study around, because there are so many other factors to consider. Type of muscle fibre, age, genetics, intensity, experience, intensity of daily activities or occupation, stress levels, quality of sleep, quality of nutrition, etc. There are a fe...
If Doc says they need donations, I'm in.Oscar_Actuary wrote:yes that is true. I can help in a modest way.
If we were a large enoug group it could make some impact.
I'll pledge $50 and match the next $2500 with 10 cents on the $ additionally
That could get the ball rolling if it takes off
First question, I don't think anyone knows. I've heard warnings about this since I was a kid. It would be really hard to do a study over enough years to really show anything about this. I've popped my knuckles a lot all my life, and now I have arthritis. However, my right knee is my most severely-a...
- Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:16 pm
- Forum: General
- Topic: How to target vastus medialis
- Replies: 13
- Views: 15227
Essentially any movement you can bias toward the last 15° of knee extension is going to preferentially recruit the VMO. You might want to try some corrections for iliotibial band syndrome as well, if you find that you're not having any luck focussing on the VMO. I find foam rolling combined with pis...
considering seeing a psycologist for personal counseling perhaps I'll start with a book. I "think" I just need a strong catalyst and support. The support is in place Mental health is a seriously overlooked part of, well, total health. I've had quite a few experiences with counselling, the majority ...
- Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:06 pm
- Forum: ExRx lounge
- Topic: the merits of guns in self defense
- Replies: 12
- Views: 15134
I live in a building with 24-hour security staff in a good neighbourhood in a low-homicide nation. While I think the merits are often inflated for a litany of political/psychological reasons, if I lived in a more dangerous part of the world I'd own a firearm and maintain the skills necessary to use ...