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by jtw
Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Convincing my fiancee to lift weights
Replies: 20
Views: 8286

Convincing my fiancee to lift weights

So I'm getting married in about 9 months, and naturally enough my fiancee wants to lose weight before the wedding. I'm having the hardest time convincing her that lifting weights will help her trim down, since she only seems to like the treadmill. I'm making a little progress, since she has agreed t...
by jtw
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Protein and fiber
Replies: 14
Views: 8196

Re: Protein and fiber

Stu, I think you told me what I already knew but was afraid to acknowledge. I really need to increase my vegetable portions, since that would address both the fiber issue AND calorie intake. Then I can continue eating meat and eggs without worrying about what I'm lacking. Anyone have clever ideas fo...
by jtw
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Protein and fiber
Replies: 14
Views: 8196

Protein and fiber

Protein and fiber - two important parts of a good diet. Often, it seems that foods that are high in one are low in the other (foods that are high-fiber also tend to be high-carb). What is the best way to ensure getting enough fiber while minimizing carb intake? Oatmeal for breakfast has lots of fibe...
by jtw
Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Training at Home + Soccer Workout
Replies: 15
Views: 4016

Re: Training at Home + Soccer Workout

1 - Good Mornings, straight-leg deadlift work both the hamstrings and erector. "Leg curl on ball" and "db squats?" Seriously? Use a barbell, and *never* use a ball for strength training. 2. It's tough to balance strength training while in season for your sport. Most people focus on maintenance but i...
by jtw
Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Upper arm?
Replies: 15
Views: 3143

Re: Upper arm?

Biceps, or anterior deltoid? Those are just variations on curls with slightly different emphases. You don't *need* to do any of them, but do the ones you want. Hopefully you are using them as strictly auxiliary work on top of your other compound lifts.
by jtw
Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Putting together a workout routine
Replies: 17
Views: 12748

What equipment does your gym have? Barbell + plates, dumbbells, squat rack, power cage, benches, treadmills, stationary bikes, machine weights... We can't design a program without knowing what you have available. What are your goals? Weight loss, strength, bodybuilding, sports? What is your diet lik...
by jtw
Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lower Back Pain
Replies: 4
Views: 2429

Originating in your sacrum area? What type of pain: is it a pinching, or a bruised feeling, or achy? How is your posture at work, and what do you sit on?
by jtw
Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is there any chance ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1424

What are "loose motions?" Do you mean loose stools, like diarrhea?

Normal amounts of exercise won't cause that, and pushups don't really put all that much extra pressure on your abs/pelvic region.

What has your diet been?
by jtw
Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Canadian $ to US $ almost 1:1
Replies: 14
Views: 7359

Plus, I'm guessing that folks in South Texas don't travel in and out of Canada as casually as folk in Washington and Montana. Detroit-Windsor is the busiest US/Canada crossing. It's always a big deal whenever the parity hits or switches, and a strong Canadian dollar seems to benefit our local econo...
by jtw
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Random crap
Replies: 3999
Views: 573370

(I stand in positive awe of the attendance figures for Michigan Stadium, the atmosphere must be wonderful). Yep, it is pretty awesome. Especially after a few morning beers. It's not so much the amount of playing time of an American football game, it's the intensity. Soccer players and [American] fo...
by jtw
Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Steroids-Bret Musburger, ABC/ESPN Sports Announcer
Replies: 58
Views: 10789

The key to getting people to get involved in a thread is to include the word "steroids" somewhere in the first post. I don't remember seeing many threads into 4 pages in 3 days. Can someone fix the typo in the OP subject? It actually says "Steriods." I suppose if someone did a search (subject-line ...
by jtw
Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Things you like and hate about your gym
Replies: 47
Views: 27495

I got to take charge and stock the gym for my company about a year ago, I actually posted here and was able to use some of your advice. Thanks guys! This sounds amazing! At least you get more time at home because you can hit the gym the minute you finish work. If thats's all the things you can thin...
by jtw
Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Random crap
Replies: 3999
Views: 573370

Just did my first barbell complex yesterday, with an empty bar just to see if I do it. 10 reps of: squat, hang clean, overhead press, bent over row, lunge, romanian deadlift, and calf raises. I feel like I was prison raped, especially my glutes - and it was just an empty bar! Gotta burn those calori...
by jtw
Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Things you like and hate about your gym
Replies: 47
Views: 27495

I got to take charge and stock the gym for my company about a year ago, I actually posted here and was able to use some of your advice. Thanks guys! Like: - At work, literally 30 feet from my desk - Almost always empty (small company) - Quality equipment (power rack + benches, barbell + plates, DBs ...
by jtw
Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Mmmmmm Mojito !!!
Replies: 3
Views: 3439

You need a mint muddler, which is sort of like a pestle that crushes up the mint leaves in the bottom of the glass. You also need syrup, ideally not just corn syrup. Use non-spiced rum.