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by Blue Running Man
Wed May 06, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: lunge form - position of core relative to feet
Replies: 24
Views: 6508

Your feet shouldn't be on the same line. There should be some space between them, around shoulder or hips width.

I would say, if you were to draw a line through your noes, your midline. Both feet should be the same distance from that line.
by Blue Running Man
Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dips, handle angle
Replies: 10
Views: 5097

The first time I tried to use it, I tried it both ways. I too, wasn't sure if I should be facing in or out. Facing it is definitely the right way. I've talked with the owner, and expressed my concern that the tower isn't secured to the floor. He seemed concerned, but it hasn't been fixed yet. The re...
by Blue Running Man
Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dips, handle angle
Replies: 10
Views: 5097

yes, I don't like it much either. The worst part is that it's not bolted down, and I've seen it tip on more than one occasion. If someone is doing chins or dips, and you just push it a tiny bit towards them, it tips over. There is one other option for dips, the assisted dip/chin station. I can move ...
by Blue Running Man
Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Body water percentage
Replies: 4
Views: 1985

I have a scale that also gives you a water %. Just checked, 64%. Typically I'm between 62-65%. Usually stays very consistent. I guess, there would be some concern if the number took a big swing. I've never seen it below 60, and if I did I would probably grab a glass of water. I don't pay too much at...
by Blue Running Man
Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dips, handle angle
Replies: 10
Views: 5097

Hammer Strength Dip/chin tower. Here is a picture of the bar. Let me know what you think.
by Blue Running Man
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dips, handle angle
Replies: 10
Views: 5097

The handles are wielded on to the base structure. I don't think it was assembled incorrectly. I'll try and find a picture.

If I had to guess, I'd say the angle is around 10-15 degrees.
by Blue Running Man
Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dips, handle angle
Replies: 10
Views: 5097

Dips, handle angle

My gym has a station for dips and pullups/chins. Which is nice, except the dip handles are not parallel with the ground. They are angled up. So when you are on them, your put into a slight more forward position. I've never seen another tower with angled handles like this, and I do find them to be aw...
by Blue Running Man
Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Calculating your Power.
Replies: 3
Views: 2048

P= m(9.8h)/t = watts, watts/745 = hp m= mass kg. t = time sec. h = height of stairway in meters. I use a scale for my body weight, I measured the height of the steps in a tall stair case. - all 7 inches, multiplied by the total number of steps to get the height of the staircase. I used a stopwatch f...
by Blue Running Man
Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Calculating your Power.
Replies: 3
Views: 2048

Calculating your Power.

My goals are to become a better athlete. Bigger, faster, stronger, all that. So today I decided to test my power. I found a staircase, measured each step, determined the vertical distance, and then ran up the staircase as fast as I could. I started the clock when my foot touched the first step, and ...
by Blue Running Man
Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: One arm overhead lift challenge
Replies: 90
Views: 26973

Still can't manage the 100lbs, stuck on the 95's.
by Blue Running Man
Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: One arm overhead lift challenge
Replies: 90
Views: 26973

Tried the 100's yesterday, and failed. the bell is so large, that I find it's glancing off my leg/pants and slowing the speed. Maybe I should try it with the DB horizontal instead of vertical.

I should have gone with the 95's instead. I'll try those next week and see how it goes.
by Blue Running Man
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bodybuilder Heart Problems
Replies: 19
Views: 11711

I think so. I hear it mentioned every now and then, usually coming from someone who doesn't workout.

Most people have the view that Bodybuilders are not healthy.
by Blue Running Man
Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bodybuilder Heart Problems
Replies: 19
Views: 11711

I have absolutely no fear of building too much muscle. Heck, I don't ever plan on weighing over 210 @ 5'10. With a body weight of 185, I'm still along way out. I also train natural so the risks of steroid abuse doesn't relate to me. So my curiosity doesn't really come concerns about my health. Thank...
by Blue Running Man
Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bodybuilder Heart Problems
Replies: 19
Views: 11711

Bodybuilder Heart Problems

It is often said that someone who is a body builder, who packs on globs of muscle, is putting too much stress on the heart. The body isn't designed to be under such a strong load, that it's dangerous. There are lots of ex body builders with hearth problems, so their may be some truth to this. So whe...
by Blue Running Man
Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Elbow extension weaker in right arm
Replies: 3
Views: 2103

Go back to the Bar. Drop some weight. Focus on pressing with perfect form.

Perfect.

Your mind is in control of your muscles, not the other way around. You tell them what to do. Keep your hands pressing at the same rate.