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by jonbey
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Buy Olympic bar and rubber coated weights?
Replies: 3
Views: 2775

Buy Olympic bar and rubber coated weights?

I did some Olmypic lifting last month and plan to carry on training at home. I already have a 7 foot standard bar, so just need some bigger discs - I think. Are standard size rubber coated discs (like the Bodymax Standard Rubber Weight Plates) OK for Olympic lifts, specifically for dumping the bar? ...
by jonbey
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Book Recommendations
Topic: Free screening - Food Matters
Replies: 2
Views: 7094

Re: Free screening - Food Matters

I think that there is a lot to be said for this. Many of the conditions which affect people in the developed world are unknown in many counties (such as heart disease, diabetes and other weight related issues). A healthy, low GI diet with plenty of exercise (or activity may be a better word for it) ...
by jonbey
Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Psychology
Topic: Ways to get out of Bed
Replies: 29
Views: 33737

Re: Ways to get out of Bed

I think that the main trick is to get enough sleep.

Or do what I did, have kids!

I cannot seem to exercise in the mornings though. I try running and it seems my body just does not want to respond to my demands. In the evening I seem to be a bit looser.
by jonbey
Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kettlebell Training?
Replies: 2
Views: 1349

Kettlebell Training?

I have been tempted to give kettlebells a try for a while. I have done weight training on and off for many years, also did a lot of martial arts. Fancy a go at KBs as it looks fun and will fit in with my home workout routine (all I do now). So, should I just get a 16kg bell and follow some videos, o...
by jonbey
Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Visitor Articles
Topic: Fitness Foundry 2010 Top 5 Do's & Don't for Weight Loss
Replies: 26
Views: 36465

The thing that annoys me about "calories" is that they are not calories, but kilocalories (or rather stupidly, Calories). We do not say grams instead of kilgrams or metres instead of kilometres, so why drop the kilo from kilocalorie? 1 kilocalorie (kcal) = 1 Calorie (Cal) = 1000 calories (cal) At le...
by jonbey
Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Training Toys and Accessories
Topic: Walmart.com has kettlebells with free shipping.
Replies: 4
Views: 11712

Free shipping! I'll order 20 for the club, that will upset the delivery boy!
by jonbey
Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Tea - Green Tea specifically
Replies: 68
Views: 23938

Funny as I am sure that I read that artificial sweeteners certainly used to contain something carciogenic, but pretty sure that the producers have found a less harmful ingredient now. Going back to the tea, not all green tea is equal. With a good green tea you do not need to add anything to make it ...
by jonbey
Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:50 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Reps don't matter
Replies: 6
Views: 8171

I liked that. I did suspect something fishy was going on. Like some bodybuilders promote a brand of supplements, some magazines, some organize bodybuilding events. I did wonder if the whole HIT thing was just a cunning way to market a new brand of equipment.
by jonbey
Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Reps don't matter
Replies: 6
Views: 8171

Lol. the baby curl woman is an ad. Beggers cannot be chosers.

Will read that article.
by jonbey
Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Anyone else sick of seeing all this BS on yahoo?
Replies: 11
Views: 6100

Same with low fat yogurts. They are usually full of sugar to give them taste. WTF? When will people realise that it is not the thin layer of butter on their toast that makes them fat but the 25 slices of bread they eat for breakfast.
by jonbey
Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Reps don't matter
Replies: 6
Views: 8171

It is really annoying that there have been no scientific trails on those that are already fit and have been strength training for a while. However, there have been plenty of studies that have concluded that lifting heavier makes you stronger - it makes sense really. How could lifting 50kg in trainin...
by jonbey
Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Clap pushup variations
Replies: 2
Views: 6931

Have you tried "Hindu press ups" aka Chinese? We do them in kung-fu training, good for building strength in the ribs too. Second video here: http://www.motleyhealth.com/fitness_and ... h-workouts
by jonbey
Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: How long will a mixed protein shake keep?
Replies: 4
Views: 4345

Yeah, just mix when ready. If you cannot find a shaker cup, pop into your local Mothercare (or equivalent) and pick up a pot for storing formula milk powder!
by jonbey
Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:27 am
Forum: Visitor Articles
Topic: Weight Loss Tips
Replies: 8
Views: 19997

Weight Loss Tips

Now that the new year is upon us it is time to make an extra effort to lose weight and get fit. Here we provide you with 5 simple tips to help you lose weight. These tips are really quite obvious, but sometimes we just need a reminder of how to lose weight and stay in shape. 1. Burn more energy than...
by jonbey
Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: kettlebells
Replies: 16
Views: 6212

I think that they are just an different way to work the body. Adds a bit of spice to the standard routine. If everyone was doing kettlebells, then a few people would ask "what are these dumbbells that I see people using, why do they sue them?" I think that kettles allow for a more dynamic workout, w...