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by hillrunner
Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dr says no more bench!! Need alternative Chest exercise
Replies: 21
Views: 8302

To get stronger, bigger, faster... To look better naked, to feel better about yourself, to do something other than sit on his rump all day... I don't know, I just think that telling someone to forget one of the big three because he isn't competing, especially if the second opinion comes back with b...
by hillrunner
Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dr says no more bench!! Need alternative Chest exercise
Replies: 21
Views: 8302

Yes, understood...basically, it sounds like when he goes into Dorsiflexion the problems begin to arise. Common with bench presses, gymnasts, etc. Agree that pushup handles would work and dips, if he can keep the forearm/hand alignment correct. Otherwise, if you're not a football player, 'bodybuilder...
by hillrunner
Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weight training to compliment running
Replies: 25
Views: 8066

Hi Stephen, (And to the moderators, hope I have not in fact hijacked this discussion. If so, apologies.) In the case of the East Africans, the high performance in endurance running probably has more to do with their physiology than their training methods. East Africans do well in distance running bu...
by hillrunner
Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Jogging on Threadmill, cannot run fast
Replies: 9
Views: 13946

I wouldn't worry too much about it. Running on a treadmill is a different gait/stride than running on ground.
by hillrunner
Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Book Recommendations
Topic: Two Other Books
Replies: 0
Views: 9933

Two Other Books

Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance by Dr. Stuart McGill -- best of the best

Navy SEAL Fitness by Stew Smith (for folks like Daniel)
by hillrunner
Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dr says no more bench!! Need alternative Chest exercise
Replies: 21
Views: 8302

Question: why do you need to bench press? Are you playing football, bodybuilding or powerlifting? Otherwise, you could simply do slow pushups, Hindu pushups or other things that are more friendly to your shoulders.
by hillrunner
Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weight training to compliment running
Replies: 25
Views: 8066

Daniel, I'd think about the military, namely, the US Navy SEALs and US Air Force Pararescue Jumpers for examples and guidance regarding your preparation. The Crossfit folks have some decent ideas, but, I'd look to some of the books on SEAL or PJ training in terms of how they prepare, physically. Hav...
by hillrunner
Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weight training to compliment running
Replies: 25
Views: 8066

Stuward, Yes, we're all in 100% agreement. But, on the hamstring portion of the discussion? Please note a lot of the research and/or discussion takes place within publications or groups that don't necessarily focus on the body's biomechanics. For example, I subscribe to "Runner's World" and "Running...
by hillrunner
Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weight training to compliment running
Replies: 25
Views: 8066

TimD, I noticed this from Daniel: Oh god no. I am doing the training for Adventure Racing. These are multi day long slow duration events. I enjoy the weight training about as much as the LSD events. Hence, the reason for my posts. If you're running to be a better runner, then based on what I've lear...
by hillrunner
Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weight training to compliment running
Replies: 25
Views: 8066

Stuward, Thanks and if I could provide some feedback? First, with all of the alleged advances in sports and exercise science, the bottom line is a specific, minimalist approach still works best. The very best runners in the distance world--mile to marathon--are the Kenyans, Ethiopians, Europeans and...
by hillrunner
Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Book Recommendations
Topic: Books I'd Recommend
Replies: 5
Views: 15959

Books I'd Recommend

1. Any of Clarence Bass' books.
2. Any of author Michael Pollan's.
3. Mark Bittman's Food Matters.
by hillrunner
Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Balancing running with workouts effectively
Replies: 10
Views: 4875

n addition, I'm trying to fix are my seemingly permanent winging scapula/ rounded shoulders. I've been following the above routine for over half a year with little improvements in that regard. That sounds more like an issue with your natural build or genetics just like high calf muscles or a short ...
by hillrunner
Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weight training to compliment running
Replies: 25
Views: 8066

New to the board, first post. I've been running for nearly 28 years...not a marathoner, but, turned in some respectable mile, 5k and 10k times "back in the day". My recommendation is anyone more focused on running than strength training or balanced workouts should minimize the amount of weight lifti...