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by sks24
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Split routine advice
Replies: 0
Views: 7800

Split routine advice

I've been doing full body push-pull weightlifting sessions for many years, but for a couple of reasons I think it would be best if I moved to a two or three way split routine. These are the exercises I'm currently doing in my single session workouts: landmine oblique twist Landmine box squat Sumo de...
by sks24
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: patient and pain forum suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

Re: patient and pain forum suggestions?

thanks O_A: I don't think there's anything out there. I've posted in several places, and I'm getting nothing back.
by sks24
Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: patient and pain forum suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

patient and pain forum suggestions?

Longshot posting here, but I've got a friend who's really suffering, and I trust you guys, and I'm hoping you might at least have some forum suggestions for us. He was hit by a car about three weeks ago while riding his bike, and both he and his wife are having a very tough time with the medical bur...
by sks24
Sat May 08, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: starting out easy after a knee injury
Replies: 22
Views: 6271

sounds reasonable. between the sumos, water running (really treading water with vigor using a number of different motions) and the elliptical, my knee isn't bothering me at all. I did try running. Can't get more than two blocks before my knee starts to hurt. Guess it'll be awhile before I can get ba...
by sks24
Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: starting out easy after a knee injury
Replies: 22
Views: 6271

lol
by sks24
Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: starting out easy after a knee injury
Replies: 22
Views: 6271

I lifted on the 22nd. I attempted the Sumo with the Olympic bar weighted at one end only, with the bar trained under my crotch, and the other end of the bar pinned at the bottom rail of my power cage just below the plate stack. I used a reverse grip at the end of the bar. At the top of the lift, the...
by sks24
Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: starting out easy after a knee injury
Replies: 22
Views: 6271

Thanks, and yes, I understand the 1x10 thing. I forgot to mention that the weighted barbell end came to mind because my heaviest dumbbell only weighs 40 lbs. I haven't even tried this yet, so I don't know whether it will "work." I was thinking I would do a reverse grip at the very tip of the bar wit...
by sks24
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: starting out easy after a knee injury
Replies: 22
Views: 6271

I was just thinking that that might make more certain the correct form.
. . . and that with weight sufficient to actually train the muscles. (I don't have heavy dumbbells.)
by sks24
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: starting out easy after a knee injury
Replies: 22
Views: 6271

KPj:

On the sumo DL: would it make sense to weight just one end of the olympic barbell, place the weighted end's tip at midfoot, and then lift as you instruct?

I was just thinking that that might make more certain the correct form.

Thanks in advance,
Scott
by sks24
Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: starting out easy after a knee injury
Replies: 22
Views: 6271

Thanks KPj: I lifted yesterday and only did the straight back/straight leg DL. It's supposed to target your gluts, but it seems to hit my lower erector spinae pretty hard. I wonder if my flexibility is so bad that I can't bend over enough to bring the gluts into play? The reason I bring this up is b...
by sks24
Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: starting out easy after a knee injury
Replies: 22
Views: 6271

Gotcha. Thanks Jungledoc and Stuward.
by sks24
Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: starting out easy after a knee injury
Replies: 22
Views: 6271

OK. So, any DL which keeps my tibia perpendicular to the floor is a go?
by sks24
Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: starting out easy after a knee injury
Replies: 22
Views: 6271

Thinking out loud here . . . I have an attachment for my bench which allows me to do lever lying leg curls and leg extensions. I could do standing (cable) hip extensions. So that would be gluts and hamstrings. Add my "straight-leg" leg extensions and that covers everything a barbell squat (http://ww...
by sks24
Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: starting out easy after a knee injury
Replies: 22
Views: 6271

Thank you ApolytonGP and KPj: I've found a way to stress my quads without bending my knees at all using a lever leg extension: On my Body Solid weight station I grab hold of the lat pull-down bar while standing with my lower legs trained through the, uh, padded leg things. Then I just lower my body ...
by sks24
Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: starting out easy after a knee injury
Replies: 22
Views: 6271

starting out easy after a knee injury

Is there a way to strengthen my thighs and quads without stressing my knees? I'm only just now getting over some patellofemoral pain that began last summer. 14 days ago my pain was at maybe .25 on a scale of 1-10. The pain didn't clear up until I stopped running and doing squats. After stopping thos...