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by TimD
Sun Jan 08, 2006 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question about a specific exercise
Replies: 2
Views: 11251

Hi. I know that one, under a different name, DB raise to Armpit, and the coach (I Javorek) recommends keeping elbows pointing up, but quite frankly, stay in your comfort zone. If they happen to go up and slightly back, I don't think it's going to hurt anything.
Tim
by TimD
Sun Jan 08, 2006 3:43 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Stretching, Static and Dynamic, Studies?
Replies: 12
Views: 31440

Hi Ryan. Well, here is an article out of "The Physician and Sportsmedicine" entitled The myths and Truths of stretching. A few things in there I may not have previously taken a s true or false, but it does contain a bibliography with tons of refernced published studies http://www.physsportsmed.com/i...
by TimD
Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Full-body or split workout?
Replies: 3
Views: 16068

Hi. Well, strictly my opinion only, but if you only are going to dedicate 2 days to weights, I think you'd be better off doing full body. You already have other apects covered as well. Sounds to me like you're general fitness oriented, rather than hardcore bodybuilding anyway, so I'd suggest the ful...
by TimD
Sun Jan 01, 2006 12:59 am
Forum: from General
Topic: Recovery Time
Replies: 9
Views: 27673

Thomas, from your post I am assuming you are talking about recovery time between sets. Well, that's going to vary, based on your loading parameters: i.e % 1 RM, , reps, etc. It boils down to how much time it will take for your CNS (central nervous system" to recover. In many texts I have read, there...
by TimD
Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:11 pm
Forum: from Diet
Topic: Post Workout Nutrition
Replies: 10
Views: 32754

Yes, I used to make them myself. It all depended on what I had on hand. Sometimes I went with a straight MRP, at other times I might mix some straight protein powder with milk or fruit juice. I think my two favorites are a vanilla protein powder mixe with about 6 oz of pineapple juice with milk or w...
by TimD
Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:34 pm
Forum: from Diet
Topic: Post Workout Nutrition
Replies: 10
Views: 32754

Hi George. Well, I read that article, and I can't and wouldn't disagree with Berardi when it comes to the science. It is a pretty blatant ad for a new Biotest product however. My experience has been that right after a workout, I generally have no apetite whatsoever for solid food, so I usually take ...
by TimD
Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: from General
Topic: Ankle Flexibility
Replies: 7
Views: 23384

LOL, well, I hadn't thought of that, but now that I do think about, when I let myself go up a bit, in lbs and in inches around the waist, I do get a bit inlexible in the hips and in almost all areas below the waist. I can't say that it will cure the problem, but it surely will help.
Tim
by TimD
Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: from General
Topic: Ankle Flexibility
Replies: 7
Views: 23384

Hi Ryan. Unfortunately, as my age goes up, my flexibility goes down, so I have to work on it a lot. What works for me sounds like what you're already doing. I just do the front and overhead squats with an empty bar daily, sometimes several times a day, followed by static stretches. I stand a foot or...
by TimD
Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:12 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Squats and Leg length Discrepency
Replies: 4
Views: 12930

Well, I can't say for sure if it will cause problems, but you should get the disrepancy looked at. I have that problem. It surfaced about 15 years ago, and I just toughed through it. (My right foot is clubbed out and my feet are out about 30 degrees from the knee_) My right hip started curving upwar...
by TimD
Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Training question
Replies: 3
Views: 10525

Hi. Well, that is known as the old PHA or Peripheral Heart Action method, popularized years ago. Not the best way to go for maximal size or strength, but IMO, from a general fitness/metabolic/somewhat cardio perspective, it can't be beat. The guys and gals over at Crossfit.com use all kinds of varia...
by TimD
Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: from General
Topic: best quad exercise
Replies: 13
Views: 33425

Personally, I see nothing at all wrong with lunge or step ups. I think, that overall, the squat is king, but the lunge and step ups work the lower body in a way that squats really don't, and lunges in particular are great for hip flexibility. I usually do them as a split squat - bar held at shoulder...
by TimD
Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:36 am
Forum: from General
Topic: Crappy Diet and little exercise
Replies: 8
Views: 18335

Hi Subflood. As to the weights, I think the program you selected looks pretty good. If you have access to a squat rack and barbell, I would use squats vice the lunge, or do squats one sessions, lunges on the next exercise day (alternate them). Otherwise, looks like a good solid starting point. One p...
by TimD
Mon Dec 26, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: from General
Topic: Crappy Diet and little exercise
Replies: 8
Views: 18335

Hi Subflood. I would suggest a starting point. Take the link back to EXRX main page. From there, read the beginner's page. It will suggest starting with a basic weight program. I would not focus in on the stomach, simply work it into your basic beginner's program. The new diet, and exerise should ta...
by TimD
Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Holidays
Replies: 1
Views: 7436

Hey Dian. Hope you get on the mend pretty quickly. Wish I was in the area for that party. Bob (Colville) was telling me he was coming back from Calif around Turkeyday time and heading up in your neighborhood and got caught in a nasty storm. Hope you all have liveable weather up there for the parties...
by TimD
Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: nice forum
Replies: 4
Views: 14983

Questions and Comments section

Hi. I know what you mean. How do I get hyooge and get a six pack at the same time? That usually shows up quite often. Seriously though, there actually is a FAQ available, and is very comprehensive. From the main page, scroll down on the left to the Questions and Comments link. It's laid out quite we...