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by ninjackn
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:37 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Weirdest exercises you've seen at the gym.
Replies: 23
Views: 22709

Jungledoc wrote:Big graphics sort of mess up the page, huh?
Holy cow it I don't know what happened but it ended up looking 10x larger than what it used to be.
by ninjackn
Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:39 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Weirdest exercises you've seen at the gym.
Replies: 23
Views: 22709

I've taken the liberty of naming them. "Reverse Ab Machine Torso Twist" So it's this machine . except the guy was sitting on it backwards and had the front handle bars+chest padding rotated 180 degrees. "Momentum Curls" This guy would grab some pretty heavy dumbbells (~40lbs ?) and start swing them ...
by ninjackn
Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Squating and Shoes
Replies: 15
Views: 5986

I've been converted! No shoe squatting for the win! Dead lifting too!

Any other exercise that is better without shoes? Maybe lunges?
by ninjackn
Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squating and Shoes
Replies: 15
Views: 5986

robertscott wrote:i much prefer to squat and deadlift barefoot, although I crushed my toe under a bar once, it's never really recovered.
Ouch. Although, I don't think shoes would have helped that much.
by ninjackn
Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squating and Shoes
Replies: 15
Views: 5986

This is some good advice, thanks. I like my basketball shoes because they're mostly flat and not heavily custioned, very similar to converse. They were picked over my other shoes because they seemd to be the closest thing to weight lifting shoes. Anyways, with my new found knowledge of proper foot w...
by ninjackn
Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Squating and Shoes
Replies: 15
Views: 5986

Squating and Shoes

So the other day I forgot to bring my shoes to the gym with me (a spare work out shirt and shorts is small enough to keep somewhere). I have flatter feet, i'm one of those guys who does those foot tests and you don't see much of a curve. Normally I wear this one pair of basket ball shoes because the...
by ninjackn
Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: safe protein bar?
Replies: 16
Views: 11298

Arguably soy, peanuts, wheat and refined sugar aren't "really toxic" for most adults. There are people who are allergic to wheat, peanuts and soy but they make up a small majority of the adult population. While food allergies are becoming more prevalent in children most of them tend to out grow it.....
by ninjackn
Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Does organic=good and pasteurization=bad?
Replies: 15
Views: 12139

According to Ayruveda: Pasteurized milk is toxic; in fact for that matter any processed food is toxic in nature. Best way recommended is getting the raw milk, boil it and let it cool to room temperature. Add some cardamon or cinnmon to it. This is the best way to consumeyour milk. If you want to kn...
by ninjackn
Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stimulants (Caffeine or Others) & Weight-Training
Replies: 17
Views: 6409

Caffeine negates the effects of creatine. If you are taking caffeine in any form then don't bother taking creatine, you will only be wasting it.
by ninjackn
Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:24 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: If you were in charge of a fitness center....
Replies: 34
Views: 27368

I can see deadlifts being less of an insurance liability concern. I don't see how you could kill yourself doing deadlifts - I do see how you could kill yourself doing squats. I have a pretty powerful imagination, i'll give it a whirl. Some guy catches wind of how great dead lifts are so he goes wat...
by ninjackn
Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: CANT SLEEP
Replies: 11
Views: 4424

To piggy back off what Jebus was saying, you don't want to drink alcohol to help you sleep. While it does make you sleepy it inhibits proper sleep cycles so even though you've gone asleep you don't go through the proper rest cycles so you don't feel refreshed when you wake up. Something else worth n...
by ninjackn
Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: ankle - lost mobility and somehow got sprained
Replies: 14
Views: 8486

Dang it, I think my reference was missed. In the movie Crocodile dundee the main protagonist is held up by a robber holding a pocket knife (~4") to which he says "That's not a knife, this is a knife!" and pulls out a bowie knife (~9"). I wasn't saying that it wasn't an ankle sprain, I just saying th...
by ninjackn
Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Does organic=good and pasteurization=bad?
Replies: 15
Views: 12139

1) Organic is no more nutritious than it's non-organic counter parts. Organic *might* contain less pesticides BUT the term has been bastardized so much (at least on the us) that it might not be as natural as you think. There's a ton of regulations and fine print around organic so I don't know the ex...
by ninjackn
Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Increase Strength without increasing body weight?
Replies: 5
Views: 3222

Increase Strength without increasing body weight?

Is there any advice on getting stronger and lifting more without putting on more weight?

Even if you "eat clean" you'll still gain more mass and your body fat % can only go so low. How do those record power lifters and Olympic champions do it? Genetics?
by ninjackn
Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ankle - lost mobility and somehow got sprained
Replies: 14
Views: 8486

I'll quickly interject some relevant comedy before this thread gets too serious!

*Crocodile dundee voice*
That's not an ankle sprain. This is an ankle sprain.