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by recmatt
Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: I feel exhauseted after my day
Replies: 16
Views: 7700

What's your work environment like? Being in an air-conditioned office all day breathing in recycled air can affect you. Also what do you eat and drink at work? Are you drinking enough water? How stressful is your job? There are many factors that could be contributing to your post-work exhaustion.
by recmatt
Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Something I don't understand about bulking up.
Replies: 10
Views: 5456

Apparently from some reports, Stallone has a history of steroid use in preparation for some of the Rocky and Rambo movies.
by recmatt
Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Jump-rope cardio and dead-lift
Replies: 7
Views: 5180

Try not to jump rope on hard concrete floors or similar. I usually do it on grass.
by recmatt
Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dumbbell Pullovers
Replies: 15
Views: 10274

Yeah that's right Stephen. What I should have said is it's as effective as a compound exercise for the reason stated.
by recmatt
Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dumbbell Pullovers
Replies: 15
Views: 10274

I think it's a great exercise and even though the movement is using only the shoulder joints, I would say it's a compound exercise because it hits the lats, chest and triceps. The triceps are more involved in the bent arm version because they are working in a stretched position.
by recmatt
Wed May 14, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Getting back to my best
Replies: 13
Views: 19921

Unfortunately since my last update i've recently been overseas for 4 weeks where I couldn't really workout and before that struggled to get back into my regular workout routine. I still haven't achieved my goals yet but will try to reach them by August. That gives me 3 months of hard work ahead.
by recmatt
Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Question about HIIT
Replies: 2
Views: 2967

Question about HIIT

Ideally, how long should a HIIT session last? I am only doing 20 minutes at the moment but am thinking of gradually increasing it to 30-40. And how often? Is 2 or 3 times a week enough? My primary goal is to lower my body fat. I'm also doing 2 weights sessions a week.
by recmatt
Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Rep Tempo
Replies: 2
Views: 2548

Rep Tempo

Is there a section on this site explaining rep tempos? If not can someone please explain it? like 301 for example.
by recmatt
Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Quick Q: Squats
Replies: 15
Views: 6652

Amivan, just because you don't feel it doesn't mean that the muscle isn't being stimulated. You will probably feel it most in your weakest link. I sometimes do partial front squats to work the quads. There are many other exercises you could try also but keep the squat in your routine.
by recmatt
Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: How long should I rest before showering?
Replies: 9
Views: 7527

Sifaan, I haven't been to Sri lanka but I've been to other tropical Asian countries and have heard similar thoughts. Although not in the same context as your instuctor. Usually they do that for health reasons because many places don't have hot water and their bodies can't handle the shock of cold wa...
by recmatt
Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Form check?
Replies: 10
Views: 10089

I think most of us could do with a form check once in a while. I often find some small problems with my technique on some exercises.
by recmatt
Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Form check?
Replies: 10
Views: 10089

Hi Jaymond, I agree with both your comments. Your deadlift looks like a romanian deadlift. Try to stay more upright at the start of the movement. As for your squat you are leaning forward a little as you are coming up which could be dangerous. There is a slight jerk at the end of the up phase also a...
by recmatt
Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Good athletic dog breeds
Replies: 24
Views: 28345

Just a note on the original post. Border collies are used extensively on farms here in Australia so I don't think the heat will be a problem as long as they are well hydrated.
by recmatt
Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Last Man Standing
Replies: 5
Views: 8476

Found some clips on youtube. Looks good. There was one funny scene where one of the contestants refused to eat sheep testicles in Mongolia. Can't say I blame him.
by recmatt
Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bench Dip Style Chin-ups
Replies: 11
Views: 4922

I've done the chins with feet on a bench. I used my squat rack with a bar but it didn't feel to safe. My kids got a swing set recently which has rings so I sometimes do the ring rows. It's not the same as the chins but it's easy to add some weight if you want to.