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by tostig
Sat May 14, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Am I doing too little?
Replies: 6
Views: 4028

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: 8615

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: 5934

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: 3710

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: 2957

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: 6192

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: 5072

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: 7510

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: 7
Views: 7683

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: 5578

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: 5578

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: 8323

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?
by tostig
Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: High reps for building mass?
Replies: 10
Views: 8323

Re: High reps for building mass?

When I bench press to failure at 12/10 and 8 reps, I don't feel as worn out as I do after squatting and deadlifting. So I've added another 20reps at very low weight. The first 15 is really boring but the burn starts at rep #17. I'm hoping as my chest grows, it'll offset the look of my bulging belly.
by tostig
Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: 2400 calorie meal plan - limits on the big three
Replies: 1
Views: 4270

2400 calorie meal plan - limits on the big three

Excuse me if this is too simple-minded or too complex. It looks as if there are a few people who asked others to rate their meal plans. How about some suggestions for a 2400 calorie meal plan without exceeding the recommended daily limits of sugar - max 36gm/day salt - max 1300mg/day fat - 65gm/day ...
by tostig
Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gym etiquette - how long will I be?
Replies: 4
Views: 2476

Re: Gym etiquette - how long will I be?

Thanks for your input. It's been a long time since I had to roll the bar off my chest. I'll go back to the bench presses where there are no safety bars, only lower hooks.

The next time someone asks, I'll simply finish the exercise and move on.