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by Mick B
Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Understanding CNS Fatigue
Replies: 2
Views: 2091

sorry about the confusion - i was using the 5x5 to build strength only, but when i started back in the water i found that while i was stronger that only lasted the first few strokes hence the need to increase my reps. in case anyone was wondering - the idea of my training program is to be at a minim...
by Mick B
Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Understanding CNS Fatigue
Replies: 2
Views: 2091

Understanding CNS Fatigue

I will preface this with an apology - I am sorry about the length of this post. As i have already posted before I am trying to get back into competitive swimming. My new question is i would like to understand how the CNS is fatigued and if i could use a sprint training program 4 times per week on to...
by Mick B
Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: energy systems
Replies: 11
Views: 6272

so the benefits of creatine are when its stored but the downside is in my case water retention, by loading and then the maintenance phase you can take 2-4weeks off without losing the benefit of the creatine but can you drop the water weight? or would you lose the benefit of the creatine also by cutt...
by Mick B
Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: energy systems
Replies: 11
Views: 6272

energy systems

i dont know if this is the right place topose this kind of question but i will give it a shot anyway..... i have been doing a little reading into the breakdown of how energy is supplied to the muscles for different periods of work down.... some studies suggest that the ATP-CP system can last up to 1...
by Mick B
Wed May 28, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question about 5 x 5
Replies: 22
Views: 7033

thanks tim......my post was another question entirely but the link you put up answers my questions thanks so much......

by the way this forum has to be one of the most informative i have found and well organised unlike some other lifting and bbuilding sites around
by Mick B
Wed May 28, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question about 5 x 5
Replies: 22
Views: 7033

a question along similar lines...... with the 5x5 program is it approriate to do say.... set 1 ~ 50% of max lift of exercise for that day set 2 ~ 75% of max lift of exercise for the day sets 3-5 are the true working sets at the devised max for that particular day........... in week one this would be...
by Mick B
Tue May 27, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: dip and chinup Q?
Replies: 15
Views: 7237

just checked the post again and it is the right way round, i do want to sub bicep curl for chin up meaning i want to start doing chins and dips
by Mick B
Tue May 27, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: dip and chinup Q?
Replies: 15
Views: 7237

dip and chinup Q?

im looking at changing two of my exercises to include some more compound type work. what i am thinking of doing is substitute standing bicep curls for close grip chin ups, and overhead tricep extensions for dips. do you guys think that these changes would be appropriate? will they target the same mu...
by Mick B
Sun May 18, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: What exactly is HIIT
Replies: 21
Views: 28298

thats what i thought, just thought i would get a second/third/forth opinion.

been doing some reading on this stuff and sounds like you could make it super intense..........mwhahahahahaha
by Mick B
Sun May 18, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: What exactly is HIIT
Replies: 21
Views: 28298

I have a quick question with regards to HIIT....... what do you guys think about doing the easy parts as running/walk/jog and then the intense part as fast boxing or even on a vasa trainer (swimming equipment)? would this defeat the purpose of HIIT or would it work? was thinking like 20-30 secs inte...
by Mick B
Tue May 06, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: preparing for chin ups
Replies: 10
Views: 5468

this is i guess along the same lines as this topic I am about to finish a training cycle and before i commence another i want to work on my chin ups for say 4-6 weeks. at present i can do about 12-15 as a max set depending on time of day, etc but i think that i would need to be doing about 20-25 as ...
by Mick B
Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New here
Replies: 3
Views: 2487

what do you guys think of adding rows to the program, db row etc?

i didnt think the action was reflected in the movement of the muscles during swimming. but is any strength just as good as the functional strength gained from pull overs and pull ups
by Mick B
Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New here
Replies: 3
Views: 2487

New here

I am new to these boards and love the good stuff thats posted here. I have a weights program that i would like to present for possible critique: I am a swimmer (50m free) i am looking at doing the following as a way of bulking up/strengthening myself to possibly compete again in the future. My sessi...