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by Hercules
Thu May 08, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: worried
Replies: 6
Views: 3078

I had always thought of myself as a hardgainer... then I learned how to eat for my body type. When you read articles like that, you get discouraged and think you're 'destined' for failure. You need to identify your body type and eat/train accordingly. Screw genetics. Overcome your 'limitations' (the...
by Hercules
Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Training Toys and Accessories
Topic: Sources for weightlifting shoes
Replies: 9
Views: 18440

I went to a local department store and bought some low-top, flat-bottom, cheapy skater shoes. They cost less than $20 and they're fine. I've recommended them to some of the guys I train and they like 'em, too. As long as the bottoms are flat and they can lace up nice and tight, save your money and j...
by Hercules
Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sports
Replies: 4
Views: 2405

What are your combine results?
by Hercules
Thu Apr 10, 2008 7:16 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Multi-Vitamins
Replies: 6
Views: 5648

ironmaiden708 wrote:Get yourself all the individual vitamins. You get more of it for a much cheaper price.
I pay less than $20 for a 44-day supply of Animal Pak. If I can get the individual vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and aminos for cheaper, please let me know where.
by Hercules
Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:45 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Multi-Vitamins
Replies: 6
Views: 5648

I've used Animal Pak for the past 3 years. I wouldn't have it any other way....
by Hercules
Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: THE RIGHT SHOES
Replies: 33
Views: 44497

I went to a local dept. store and bought a pair of cheap, flat-soled skater's shoes for deads and squats. They also had some off-brand imitation Chuck's for around $11. The gym is not a place for fashion; it's a place to work hard and sweat. Buy something cheap...
by Hercules
Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Personal Trainers
Replies: 5
Views: 6904

For more specific NSCA-CPT info, click here:

http://www.nsca-cc.org/
by Hercules
Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: One rep max
Replies: 9
Views: 4993

Nice work. How are your dead and squat numbers?
by Hercules
Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: One rep max
Replies: 9
Views: 4993

I'm curious as to why you would think we would know how much you could bench. Judging from the numbers you have put up in the past, you very well could put up 320. But why a poll? Is this to get yourself psyched up for the lift? I'm not being a smarta$$; I really am curious as to the purpose behind ...
by Hercules
Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Good Enough To Keep
Topic: Impaired power development
Replies: 23
Views: 61659

Kenny Croxdale wrote:...Simmons often presents incorect information and training principles.
I agree that not all of Simmons' suggestions are perfect. I incorporate his techniques into my training program but not to a 'T'. However, for Bob's purposes, and without getting technical, it's fine.
by Hercules
Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: Good Enough To Keep
Topic: Impaired power development
Replies: 23
Views: 61659

You may want to research the Westside Barbell (Louie Simmons) training methods. They incorporate power and strength into one training schedule/routine. I trained using the Westside principles years ago and I saw some awesome results (for a beginner). I've recently started implementing them again for...
by Hercules
Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Prep for CSCS test
Replies: 2
Views: 9801

Prep for CSCS test

Does anyone have any tips, resources (other than from the NSCA), etc to better my chances on the CSCS test? I've still got a while before I take it (taking my NSCA-CPT test first), but I'm starting early. Any additional info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!

-JB
by Hercules
Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Good Enough To Keep
Topic: Impaired power development
Replies: 23
Views: 61659

Yes, you can use that method. That would be best for mass if you have hit a plateau. You will gain some strength as well. However, the most effective way to gain strength is to just lift heavy. After a few warm up sets, show no mercy - load up the bar. You should do multiple sets (5-8) of fewer than...
by Hercules
Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Myths of weight training working out etc
Replies: 70
Views: 26223

hercules you think i should just change me squat workout to that and then lower the weight? cause im parallel sqauting... my heaviest set to date was like 475 six times. I know if i went down that far I'd just fold. What level of football to you coach for? Yes, go deep. Parallel doesn't do much goo...
by Hercules
Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Myths of weight training working out etc
Replies: 70
Views: 26223

corless319 I encourage my guys to go until their butt is about a foot from the floor. Of course, that depends on their height, too. You won't be able to do as much weight. Go light the first couple times you try it. As a beginner, your connective tissue isn't strong enough to support heavy weight at...