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by DeadFrog
Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Observations in the gym
Replies: 42
Views: 16387

I think the thing that burns most people is overtraining. I'll see guys all day long do, say, 5 types of bench presses at 4 sets each in a single session. It's just crazy. And these guys that chat with me think I am the one who is nuts, doing only one set of DB incline curls per week. Well, hello, a...
by DeadFrog
Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what are the muscles for shoulder rotations?
Replies: 19
Views: 10737

I even do them once every three weeks and still found it easy to make strength gains. They're very small muscles...
by DeadFrog
Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: isolation exercises
Replies: 8
Views: 6078

Amen Stephen! I know you want to get the most out of your time in the gym, as do I. In fact, it is a major goal for me. But it's those little iso exercises which let you really progress. For instance, without wrist curls, everything else suffers (you need grip). Without rotator cuff exercises, I'm l...
by DeadFrog
Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: isolation exercises
Replies: 8
Views: 6078

Use isolation exercises to supplement your routine. For instance, I'll do some rows, later in my routine I have some high rows for the rear delts, and then later still I'll use one set of incline dumbbell bicep curls to really finish off the biceps. They are completely done after that. Overall, use ...
by DeadFrog
Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Overtraining
Replies: 13
Views: 4967

Jay Jay, let me give you some insight; just to get a vague idea. I've worked out off and on, as health and circumstance dictated, for 10 years. When I was a beginner through age 18, I would work out intensely every other day when I could (a few months in a row at one point) for 4 hours+ per session....
by DeadFrog
Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Repeatedly pulled quadricep muscle
Replies: 3
Views: 2468

Protein shakes help recovery immensly also. Have you seen an orthapaedic specialists? Maybe one leg is a bit shorter than the other or various foot problems are causing bad form leading to muscle pulls. I routinely pulled my left trap seemingly everytime I did shoulder shrugs until my back surgery c...
by DeadFrog
Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lateral Raises
Replies: 13
Views: 6392

I had problems with my anterior delts until I cut out a few things because they were overloaded. If you are doing incline DB press, flat bench, and lateral raises, I would definetely cut out the overhead presses. you've covered the chest and shoulders very well already. I also had a shoulder problem...
by DeadFrog
Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Finger exercises
Replies: 7
Views: 13893

Grip master is awesome!

My fingers got a lot stronger when I began this one:

Standing, allowing dumbbell to roll down fingers, roll it back up and curl wrist. In other words, DB wrist curls.
by DeadFrog
Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: favorite music to listen to during a workout?
Replies: 30
Views: 33978

Here is my example of how I wear my mp3 player: http://inspic.com/27454CBA

They just came out with a few Samsung models of Mp3 player that have built-in bluetooth so you can use wireless headphones. No more worries about snagging the wire!
by DeadFrog
Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Right side weakness?
Replies: 4
Views: 3271

Lots of nerve problems occur due to problems with calcium intake...
by DeadFrog
Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to train Teres Major Exclusively
Replies: 7
Views: 14780

For Teres major I'd say... This one: http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/LatissimusDorsi/CBRearPulldown.html Isolating it is next o impossible... If you mean rotator cuff then I can tell you from experience that this one is very good: http://www.exrx.net/AnimatedEx/Subscapularis/CBInternalRotation.g...
by DeadFrog
Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:10 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Protein shakes: milk or water
Replies: 18
Views: 13321

SKIM milk people. SKIM. It's not that many calories to worry about, and its more protein of course... If I was taking it DURING a workout though, that would be tough. I don't think it's the best idea to take it during a workout. I figure I'll let my body digest and grow after the workout, not during...
by DeadFrog
Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:04 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: When to eat whey protein
Replies: 3
Views: 5263

Through experience, I will PAY THE PRICE if I don't take my whey protein:

1) Immediately after the workout

AND

2) Before bedtime almost every night in between any two workouts

Cheers
by DeadFrog
Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:55 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: favorite music to listen to during a workout?
Replies: 30
Views: 33978

I am the ONLY one that does this so I'll give you guys a tip. I have a sansa 200 series (it is superior because it supports so many formats). I have it on a smooth nylon lanyard that goes around the neck. I tie the lanyard off so is short (think choke collar). Now the player is choked up on me nice ...
by DeadFrog
Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Training Hip Flexors
Replies: 7
Views: 4552

I have one of these at my gym and it's a great workout. I actually keep my leg straight throughout most of the motion and it ends up being a nice supplimental quad exercise. Just don't lock out your knee of course.

http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Hip ... Raise.html