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by Labyrinth
Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strength vs Size question
Replies: 3
Views: 3399

Thanks Stu & Ironman,
going to give low reps and sets a shot.
by Labyrinth
Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strength vs Size question
Replies: 3
Views: 3399

Strength vs Size question

Hello, I have reached the point in my training where I don't want to gain any more lower body mass. Except for my calves (which can always be a bit bigger..), my glutes and thighs are quite large and I don't want to get them any larger. The problem is I love deadlifting and squatting for strength re...
by Labyrinth
Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what do you guys think of this...
Replies: 4
Views: 3740

Point 2. He references Arthur jones Nautilus/HIT program. OK fine, it will work. But Casey Viator was in a VERY deconditioned state when the "experiment" was done, and with a lot of food, he got a lot of his PREVIOUS size back rather quickly, probably though water retrntion, muscle memory or whatev...
by Labyrinth
Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what do you guys think of this...
Replies: 4
Views: 3740

what do you guys think of this...

This guy Tim Ferriss put on 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days while decreasing
his body fat without any drugs:

http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/20 ... n-4-weeks/

Does this seem possible to anyone?
by Labyrinth
Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shrug Hints and Tips
Replies: 22
Views: 14350

I'm also upping the rep range toward 20 after a bit of reading on another site. 'Apparently' traps are pretty resistant to training and wont respond well to the low rep range like most muscles. The reasoning being they have to support your arms etc constantly anyway, so they need to be hammered. Ca...
by Labyrinth
Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ..Zottman Curls..
Replies: 5
Views: 9174

Here's Charles Poliquin's explanation from T-Nation: "Implementation: (A) To begin, grasp two dumbbells and sit on the edge of a flat bench. Let your arms hang straight down, with your palms facing forward. You'll curl the dumbbells up, but with one slight variation: to prevent recruitment of the fo...
by Labyrinth
Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I feel exhauseted after my day
Replies: 16
Views: 11787

To expand on Stephen's reply, fatigue is also a sign of over-training.

What's your exercise program consist of?
by Labyrinth
Sat Aug 16, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Injured shoulder
Replies: 3
Views: 3838

Sorry, I just realized after reading my post how vague it was. I compromised it a couple of weeks ago while swimming and it started hurting today after bench pressing. I'm not currently seeing a doctor because with my experience it usually heals with a bit of time but I'm not sure if that's the best...
by Labyrinth
Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Injured shoulder
Replies: 3
Views: 3838

Injured shoulder

What's the best way to deal with a shoulder (most likely a rc) injury?

Heat? Ice? Stretching? Rest?
by Labyrinth
Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: P-bar dips and tricep involvement.
Replies: 6
Views: 4689

Thanks a lot for the input guys.

I'm just looking for the best way to bring up (what I think is) a lagging body part. I think that my triceps are holding back my pressing movements.
by Labyrinth
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: P-bar dips and tricep involvement.
Replies: 6
Views: 4689

Thanks for the replies.

Stephen, I think the argument is with compound movements you can put a far greater stress on the muscles like Stu's suggestion of bench pressing from pins would allow more weight to be used than with an isolation exercise.
by Labyrinth
Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: P-bar dips and tricep involvement.
Replies: 6
Views: 4689

P-bar dips and tricep involvement.

My understanding is that with pressing movements (bench and standing) your triceps are only involved in the top half of the movement (towards lock out). Is the same true for dips and pushups? If I wanted to target my triceps, would I want to focus on the movement closer to lock out and not use a ful...
by Labyrinth
Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pushups
Replies: 11
Views: 6967

hoosegow wrote:You can always have someone throw a couple of plates on your back.
You can also use a weighted vest or a weighted backpack (just throw a bunch of weight in the bag).
by Labyrinth
Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lateral Delt
Replies: 6
Views: 5253

Thanks Stephen and Stu.

I'll keep doing my rear delt rows.

-Chris
by Labyrinth
Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lateral Delt
Replies: 6
Views: 5253

OK, thanks Stephen. The reason I ask is I've recently switched my bent-over row to using a pronated grip and know that takes out the rear delts. I do however do lots of chinups and pullups with a variety of grips and wasn't sure if I should still do a rear delt specific exercise or if the pullups/ch...