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by ellerbus
Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Things you like and hate about your gym
Replies: 47
Views: 27015

Re: Things you like and hate about your gym

... Of course they have treadmills and bikes in excess too. I just don't get the excess of treadmills and bikes .. Can't folks just Walk/Bike outside with the family instead of paying membership fees ... or is that too obvious?! With that said, my gym has 2 squats racks for barbell curling, and a p...
by ellerbus
Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:03 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Random crap
Replies: 3999
Views: 561709

Re: Random crap

Who has an Iphone? This guy has an Iphone and this is going to be the easiest, most convenient way to track things. The old paper method fails with him. Even being sent the spreadsheet fails but, he has his phone all the time so I've suggested we figure out a way to do this easily on his phone. I'm...
by ellerbus
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Intermediate 5/3/1?
Replies: 38
Views: 6608

Re: Intermediate 5/3/1?

... Why not just MROUND()? That's what I use. Mround( 1RM * Percentage, Plate*2) Not to derail, but thanks Ken I never knew about MROUND ... actually just called my own function everytime (I love finding out about things that reduce my code maintenance). Public Function RoundOn5(value As Double) As...
by ellerbus
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Random crap
Replies: 3999
Views: 561709

Re: Random crap

So, today's special is cinnamon rolls. You know those great big things you see as you pass by a Cinnabon... yep, we make em too, from scratch. Those are my biggest distraction and pull to sweets. It tests my resolve to get in shape every week. I have to make a lot of them too. Couple sheet pans ful...
by ellerbus
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Torchwood Season 4
Replies: 12
Views: 7190

Re: Torchwood Season 4

I just watched it. My second download worked. I can e-mail you the torrent if you want. Gwen and Jack are back with guns blazing and the CIA is involved. I won't say anymore. This is the first of 5 episodes that are all connected. This is going to be agonizing. Thanks Stu, but I'll probably wait un...
by ellerbus
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Torchwood Season 4
Replies: 12
Views: 7190

Re: Torchwood Season 4

You guys will have to let me know how it is ... I was a fan of the first 3 seasons and got to watch it on the BBC America, but it seems Season 4 is on the stations I don't have.

:evil:

... Also for the Dr. Who fans, so far my favorite episode has been "A Good Man Goes to War"
by ellerbus
Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Zen Life Coaching
Replies: 7
Views: 1835

Re: Zen Life Coaching

stuward wrote:Join the Army. The digging deeper part is really fun.
LOL - already lived that once
by ellerbus
Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: A long term goal
Replies: 2
Views: 2742

Re: A long term goal

I agree ... I've only had one main goal which was getting my bench strength up, and subsequently ignored other important lifts such as squats & deads. I could go into the details of why but that would just be a list of excuses. SO, with that said I was looking for basic overall strength standards fo...
by ellerbus
Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is training three times a week...
Replies: 45
Views: 8695

Re: Is training three times a week...

if I were you I'd go check out / read / research Starting Strength by Ripptoe

you'll still get a basic 3 day a week split, but with better results
by ellerbus
Wed May 25, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Random crap
Replies: 3999
Views: 561709

Re: Random crap

KenDowns wrote: ...

** mild rant **
...

Ok, end of mild rant. Just venting a bit.
Good Rant! .. 100% agree with ya
by ellerbus
Mon May 16, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: General Question about a Deload week
Replies: 6
Views: 1505

Re: General Question about a Deload week

Thanks Peter ... well looks like my deload weeks for my Deadlifts and Squats may be extended ... I may have broken one of my toes this weekend or possibly just bruised it *really* bad since I can't put on a shoe and it hurts to walk. It's actually funny (to me anyways), I didn't realize there was no...
by ellerbus
Thu May 12, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: General Question about a Deload week
Replies: 6
Views: 1505

Re: General Question about a Deload week

Thanks for the input guys
by ellerbus
Tue May 10, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: General Question about a Deload week
Replies: 6
Views: 1505

General Question about a Deload week

When doing a periodization routine that ramps you up to your 1RM as a workout weight followed by a deload week ... how important is the deload week vs. simply taking the week off from lifting all together.
by ellerbus
Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Random crap
Replies: 3999
Views: 561709

My random rant for the day .. why the hell does a personal trainer take up the ONLY two squat racks in the gym to show his "two" client's how to sit on a beach ball when it's MY squat day!?
by ellerbus
Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Plan Next Week's Training for Me
Replies: 51
Views: 13559

TimD beat me to it, I was gonna suggest Overhead Squats -- http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/Oly ... Squat.html -- a buddy of mine was telling me how "just the bar" tore him up (sore core muscles he never knew he had) -- I'm looking forward to trying them out next week just for fun.