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by shaf_43
Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Prep for CSCS test
Replies: 2
Views: 10334

Read the entire Essentials of Strength and Conditioning Text that the NSCA publishs...also there are practice tests and ideas on the NSCA website

There are specific sections on the test so make sure you study those sections of the book extra well. Do that and you should be fine.
by shaf_43
Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Isokinetic exercise, can you fake it?
Replies: 12
Views: 5858

Ya...but unless you are training for gymnastics or weight lifting i really can't think of a reason to do them...but you are right they are a tool and have a place in training (very small)
by shaf_43
Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Isokinetic exercise, can you fake it?
Replies: 12
Views: 5858

Sometimes all of those terms seems to slur together...i usually have to google them just to be sure before posting and i have a exercise science degree...no worries
by shaf_43
Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Advice pls.: Knee pain/inflamation
Replies: 7
Views: 4282

If they just started it could just be acute pain, even the empty bar weighs something and maybe this is a small person with little experience? I wonder if the pain is still there? They posted 5 days ago...
by shaf_43
Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Abscence of Energy & Extreme Fatigue
Replies: 17
Views: 8648

Caffeine tangent aside...since you say that you have a good diet and i'm assuming that your MD gave you a fasting glucose test (drank a sugary liquid and and hour later they took your blood). This would probably rule out hypoglycemia. I'm wondering if you might have some type of anemia, the symptoms...
by shaf_43
Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Pain in Brachialias
Replies: 5
Views: 10192

Where is your pain exactly when you ride your bike?
by shaf_43
Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Isokinetic exercise, can you fake it?
Replies: 12
Views: 5858

Well if you find it i would love to read it and eat my words if i have to. Isometric exercises don't have much carryover to athletic movements either so...if your looking to get bigger faster stronger you might want to look in another direction. I believe that there are several good workouts for suc...
by shaf_43
Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Isokinetic exercise, can you fake it?
Replies: 12
Views: 5858

amivan, I'm going to ask what you are training for. Isokinetic exercises really have no sport specific carry over. All an isokinetic dynamometer will do is control the speed of the limb movement. The really expensive ones can provide force as well as speed (velocity) control for eccentric studys. Th...
by shaf_43
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Plat form shoes
Replies: 6
Views: 3721

I'm going to agree with Stephen on this one, all the platform shoes do is place constant tension on the "calf" muscles. This tension doesn't do much more then make you really sore. You are on the right track but perhaps try this train of thought... Do lifts/exercises that mimic what you want to gain...
by shaf_43
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Testing
Topic: Bench press test: weight of the bar included or not?
Replies: 4
Views: 24730

The bar weight is included...
by shaf_43
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Testing
Topic: body fat percentage
Replies: 15
Views: 55899

In Bioelectrical impedance (scale) fat actually retards the electrical signal. Muscle conducts it. Think of the fat like insulation on an electrical wire. Actually, the new gold standard according to the ACSM is something called a DEXA scan just google it... but chances are you won't be able to find...
by shaf_43
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Testing
Topic: Properly using a Caliper on my big gut :)
Replies: 6
Views: 22938

Bigger clients

In larger people I always like to use a measurement in inches or cm in diameter (around waist, arms ect.) instead of the calipers. If you really want to determine body fat use a different method i.e. bioelectrical impedance (it looks like a scale, but it sends an electrical signal through your body)...
by shaf_43
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hypertrophy vs Strength (can you be big AND very strong?)
Replies: 19
Views: 11700

Muscle Hyperplasia

Muscle Hyperplasia... I found a good article that sums what I was going to post, it also has some other good information and i found it by using stu's suggestion. I usually don't believe what i read on the internet, but the cited sources are the articles I was looking for and and the author sums the...
by shaf_43
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Am I doing something wrong?
Replies: 29
Views: 13382

To get muscle hypertrophy (growth) concentrate more on your reps and recovery in between sets. You will find your best results if you increase your reps to 10-12 and rest 60-90 seconds between (3-4) sets. It is important to choose a weight that you can do your last rep as good as your first. I've ha...
by shaf_43
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rear Delt exercise problems
Replies: 1
Views: 2124

Chris, It sounds like you sprained your AC (acromialclavicular) joint. There are a couple of ligaments that cross that joint. It (the AC joint) in in a very "open" position when you are going through ROM in rear deltoid exercises, and not so much in rows...which would explain how there in pain in on...