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by tostig
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Are back exercises missing
Replies: 0
Views: 213

Are back exercises missing

I've concentrated on doing the big barbell exercises for all my sessions: squat, deadlift, bench press and lately I've added overhead press and bent over row. I've added the BO row because I had read in another discussion all those pushing exercises need to be balanced with pulling exercises AND all...
by tostig
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: IP address permanently banned
Replies: 1
Views: 151

IP address permanently banned

I am travelling right now and am in Hong Kong. A couple of days ago I was in my friend's office where he has his own secured business network. When I logged on with my laptop and checked the ExRx discussions, I got a notice saying I was permanently banned. It said the same thing on my phone, which I...
by tostig
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weight Training in high school
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Weight Training in high school

I was thinking the other day how helpful the internet has been in my learning how to do weight lifting exercises properly.  I was never introduced to these exercises in high school during the late 1970s.  In fact during my entire high school gym classes we only used the weight room once. The last I ...
by tostig
Sat May 14, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Am I doing too little?
Replies: 6
Views: 5129

Am I doing too little?

Since getting mild tendonitis of the left shoulder, I’ve replaced my bench press with dumbbell presses. I met a person at the gym whom I’ve known many years ago at another gym. He’s sort of become my free personal trainer. He told me not to do the squat and the deadlift in the same session, which is...
by tostig
Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: number of reps per set.
Replies: 8
Views: 9561

Re: number of reps per set.

I have done 12/10 and 8. I have also done 3/3/3. 5/5/5 seems to be the happy medium for me. Not too light and lot too heavy but challenging enough. Sounds dumb but I don't like doing 12/10/8 just because I don't want to count that high except on my warmup with an empty bar and that's up to 15. When ...
by tostig
Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shoulder injury, can't do pullup?
Replies: 6
Views: 6767

Re: Shoulder injury, can't do pullup?

This sounds like what I am currently suffering from. I have a rotator cuff injury. Doctor said it wasn’t too bad so I am not seeing a physiotherapist. What happened was that my bench press was failing. The left shoulder felt like it was going to fall off. I felt some sort of clicking in there. And t...
by tostig
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: bench press for old guys
Replies: 4
Views: 4144

bench press for old guys

I'm 53. A fellow at the gym, who is 58, says guys in their 50s should not be doing bench presses. He says to do dumbell presses instead because the hand position and the movement isn't good for the tendons and joints in the shoulders. The natural motion should be for the hands to be parallel with th...
by tostig
Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shoulder Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 3728

Re: Shoulder Problem

I had tendonitis of the shoulder once. I couldn't do the squats because I could not hold on to the bar with my right hand. Went to a physiotherapist twice weekly for a good part of a year.

I'm ok now.

Why don't you see a physiotherapist?
by tostig
Mon May 12, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Full squatting just bad form?
Replies: 12
Views: 7387

Re: Full squatting just bad form?

I noticed that my atg squatting has changed the way I bicycle uphill. Previously I would climb simply by using my quads to push the pedals. Now I'm feeling my ass has kicked in too as I position my body feeling almost as if I were squatting low.
by tostig
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Locking out/Deep squat bad for knees?
Replies: 10
Views: 6051

Re: Locking out/Deep squat bad for knees?

When I was getting pain at the knees I was worried if I really was injuring them but I really wanted not to believe that. So I went on-line to look for why I was getting pain. I ran across the Asian Squat. So I practiced it for a while at home for a few days before going back to the gym. It's easier...
by tostig
Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The mixed grip deadlift problem
Replies: 10
Views: 8692

Re: The mixed grip deadlift problem

For me the grip is the limiting factor of the deadlift. The first time I did the DL, boy did my forearm ache. I kept massaging them between sets. By the time I did it again a few days later, my arms didn`t hurt so much. But usually I can DL at my heaviest weights until the bar slips off my fingers e...
by tostig
Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Funny stuff seen in the gym
Replies: 8
Views: 9116

Re: Funny stuff seen in the gym

Already posted in another thread, I'll just repeat that the funny things I've seen are where people hang on to the treadmill. I've seen people holding and pushing down on the side rails and running like hell with their legs moving at lightning speed. The same can be said of those moving stairs. What...
by tostig
Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Holding on to the treadmill
Replies: 4
Views: 6560

Re: Holding on to the treadmill

Thanks for the feedback.

Sometimes I feel I should do something about it, not because I want to show off but that it's important to tell people to do things the proper way.
by tostig
Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Holding on to the treadmill
Replies: 4
Views: 6560

Holding on to the treadmill

I've seen too many people young and old walk and jog on the treadmill at high or no incline AND holding on to either the side rails or the display panel. I know holding on inherently negates everything you are trying to achieve but I even googled looking for the benefits or why you should or need to...
by tostig
Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: High reps for building mass?
Replies: 10
Views: 9158

Re: High reps for building mass?

I'm here to learn, not to be criticized. Can you advise or explain more clearly what you mean when you state to use common sense?