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by airhog
Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Adding some HIIT to my weight training
Replies: 7
Views: 1722

Re: Adding some HIIT to my weight training

I would focus on putting muscle on, since the only time you can put a lot of muscle on is when you are a beginner. Once the muscle gains get hard, you could focus on losing some bodyfat
by airhog
Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Should I deload?
Replies: 30
Views: 6777

Re: Should I deload?

Your a beginner, The kind of program you put together is for someone advanced. At least this is how I read your post. Do one of the beginner routines that emphasizes the main lifts like deadlifts, squats, etc. You don't need half of those exercises when starting out. The goal to great programming is...
by airhog
Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weird hand position on squats
Replies: 5
Views: 1173

Re: Weird hand position on squats

Yeah he put then near the top of the plates.

He was working out with 185 Id guess
by airhog
Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weird hand position on squats
Replies: 5
Views: 1173

Weird hand position on squats

Saw someone at the gym last night doing squats with their hands in a strange position, and I was wondering what it was called, if there is even a name for it. He would start out in the normal position, but then take his hands off the bar and place them on top of the weights, so his arms went around ...
by airhog
Tue May 03, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Using a split program as a beginner
Replies: 16
Views: 2966

Re: Using a split program as a beginner

You might consider doing something like the GOMAD diet. Which is basically drink a gallon of milk a Day. Do this for 2 months, and you should really pack on the pounds.
by airhog
Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Keep stalling on my pressess. Thoughts?
Replies: 5
Views: 2161

I agree with Peter about checking your form, getting plenty of rest and using a weight that alows you to complete the prescribed number of sets and reps. Also, what are you doing for your upper back and rear delts? If these areas are weak it may limit your pressing strength. Workout A Squats 3x5 De...
by airhog
Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Keep stalling on my pressess. Thoughts?
Replies: 5
Views: 2161

Keep stalling on my pressess. Thoughts?

I having been having problems making any progress on my bench press and my shoulder press. the weights just do not want to increase. I keep hitting a wall on both exercises. for the benchpress its right around 130, and for the shoulder press its right around 80-85 pounds. 2 or 3 times I have reached...
by airhog
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stiff back after deadlifts and squats
Replies: 15
Views: 11264

Check your own form by having someone shoot short videos for you to review. Also, I noticed that your squat is relatively heavy compared to your DL. I'd usually expect someone who squats 215 to be DLing heavier. I'm not sure what that means, but it's a discrepancy. Its really just because I started...
by airhog
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stiff back after deadlifts and squats
Replies: 15
Views: 11264

hmmm... Dr Stuart McGill (and others) have refered to that as 'picking a scab' - feels good but actually makes things worse. The scab is there for a reason. To the OP - i would just say check your form. The DL is hard on the lower back so it is likely you'll feel some fatigue in it. However, you ma...
by airhog
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stiff back after deadlifts and squats
Replies: 15
Views: 11264

Stiff back after deadlifts and squats

When i get done doing my last set of squats sometimes, and usually after my last deadlift rep, my lower back gets really stiff. THis lasts for about 10-15 minutes, before settling down. There is no acute pain when I lift, or anything that goes along with the stiffness either. After the 10-15 minutes...
by airhog
Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: fixing Bob's back once and for all
Replies: 11
Views: 4067

I would reccomend the neanderthal no more program on T-nation. It has some good ideas on things you can do.
by airhog
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Neanderthal no more question
Replies: 105
Views: 64575

Just thought I would chime in with another updated here. I took pictures of myself last night. I have been doing the program for 4 weeks. Although I missed two workouts last week due to the bad weather and the gym being closed. The pictures show a marked improvement in my posture. In my first pictur...
by airhog
Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Barak - expectations revisited
Replies: 121
Views: 76858

It seems as though his administration so far has done well to distance themselves from Bush. He seems to be less of "More of the same" type politics. So far he hasn't done anything that would make me question my vote for him. Ill withhold further judgement until after his first 100 days. We should h...
by airhog
Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Constructive criticsm wanted
Replies: 41
Views: 11125

Re: Constructive criticsm wanted

I would ditch the PT and go back to the program you were doing. I would keep doing the 5x5 program until you stop making gains, or get bored with the routines. Once you stop making gains you should check out practical programming by Mark Riptoe. That book will help you understand how to build an ef...
by airhog
Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Constructive criticsm wanted
Replies: 41
Views: 11125

Re: Constructive criticsm wanted

You know the deal - looking or constructive criticism and suggestions on a new programme. I did 5 x 5 for two months and enjoyed it, saw good gains. After a chat with a PT i've decided to change things up. Going to try 3 set pyramiding for the first time, based on three daay splits - chest and bice...