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by VoK
Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: High Rep, High Volume training
Replies: 4
Views: 2340

High Rep, High Volume training

So a couple of months back, I started P90X to get in some variety from my standard weight-lifting routine. As I got through the P90X program, I found myself saying "geez, this guy takes way too many breaks, and some of the exercises are too easy." So I decided to create my own program, based on the ...
by VoK
Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Pull-Up Challenge
Replies: 122
Views: 68859

This is the guy that makes me want to do a crazy number of pullups.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfsTKfUT-RQ

I swear he has to be trained in gymnastics. No gym rats could attempt to do what he does.
by VoK
Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Pull-Up Challenge
Replies: 122
Views: 68859

I've been out of pull up training for a while now. Hopefully this will get me back in shape!

22 chinups, dead hang @ 5'7" 155 lbs
by VoK
Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Brain Washing--"The Perfect Push Up."
Replies: 95
Views: 30900

If you want a challenging pushup, do one with your hands below your waist.

I can bang out 75-80 regular pushups in 2 minutes. I can barely do 1 set of 10 with these hands-below-the-waist variation.
by VoK
Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Possible 'in home' replacements for squats
Replies: 22
Views: 6338

Pistols, full ROM single legged squats.

Much of this exercise is balance, so you might not get it the first time. But once I got it, I fell in love with it.
by VoK
Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: On arm dumbbell pushups
Replies: 30
Views: 8554

Yes, it definitely is harder. I suppose it shouldn't be done though unless you have strong shoulders. Not neciscarily, that why you start with first being able to do a pushup then progressively move your hand lower until you can do it one handed. On the other hand, you won't be able to do one hande...
by VoK
Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Any ideas for preparing Eggs?
Replies: 13
Views: 6531

I usually make an egg sandwich. Toast two sides of bread with either turkey bacon or turkey breast. While that is happening, whisk two eggs in a bowl, add some pepper, garlic powder, and tabasco, and throw it in the microwave for 2 minutes. Both will finish at the same time, scoop out the entire bow...
by VoK
Sun May 11, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: replacement for squats and deadlifts?
Replies: 13
Views: 8390

TimD, I'll definitely look at trying dumbbell swings. I'm wondering what you mean by explosive though. As in throwing the weight upwards towards shoulder level? Stephen Johnson, I looked into a weight belt. Can you suggest some exercises that I might be able to do with it? I'm thinking about my pist...
by VoK
Sun May 11, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: replacement for squats and deadlifts?
Replies: 13
Views: 8390

pdellerto, Weighted pistols may be an option. I haven't tried them as the 5 sets of 9 have been pretty difficult, but I think it's a good option. I've been doing explosive lunges, about 5 sets of 20. I also play basketball occasionally, and thankfully, my vertical leap is still there. I've never don...
by VoK
Sun May 11, 2008 2:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: replacement for squats and deadlifts?
Replies: 13
Views: 8390

replacement for squats and deadlifts?

I have a condition called spondylolisthesis. The origins of it aren't exactly known, it might have been genetic, but the final result and prognosis is not good. In the end, I am not able to do any heavy overhead lifting, which is essentially what squats are. I found out about this condition 5 years ...
by VoK
Tue May 06, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: obliques symmetry question
Replies: 9
Views: 6641

I have the same condition and I believe it's partially because I am right handed and partially because of genetics. My left shoulder is smaller than my right shoulder, but my left tricep is bigger. My right quad is bigger than my left (I jump off my right leg) but my left calves are bigger than my r...
by VoK
Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: preparing for chin ups
Replies: 10
Views: 4797

What I've found, specifically with overhand pullups, is that the arms are the weak point, not the back. Most people do pullups and seem to get stuck on the last half of the pull, the part when you are getting your chin above the bar. For me, what worked was first focusing the movement to use more of...
by VoK
Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question about HIIT
Replies: 2
Views: 2447

My HIIT track workouts (as close to 100% sprint the straightaways, jog the turns) usually can only last about 15 minutes max, and that's with several months of training. If you are doing HIIT running, I don't think you should go much further than 15 minutes. You might want to bump up the intensity o...
by VoK
Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: dislocated toe. relocated it after a month?
Replies: 4
Views: 4047

the part of the toe that hurts is the upper part, the joint closest to the nail. The joint that is closer to the balls of my feet is perfectly fine, I can pull hard enough to actually pop that joint as if I was cracking my knuckles. That makes the whole "put the heel on the toe and lean" thing kind ...
by VoK
Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: dislocated toe. relocated it after a month?
Replies: 4
Views: 4047

dislocated toe. relocated it after a month?

I recently dislocated my pinky toe. I thought it was just a jam and it would heal, but after a week, the pain has subsided a lot but the joint is still quite crooked. However, I am headed on a vacation in 1 week and although my toe is dislocated, I can still walk and hike without discomfort. Only ru...