Search found 53 matches

by Haffy13
Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CNS load in lifting
Replies: 1
Views: 937

CNS load in lifting

I here this referred to quite a bit. I have a general idea of what it means, but would like ot learn more. Would someone care to link me to some articles about this?

Thanks
by Haffy13
Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: What would happen if you eliminated the eccentric phase?
Replies: 8
Views: 4156

So, lets say I want to increase my deadlift (using this because there is no eccentric phase before the lift). Lets say I could deadlift 3 times a week doing a normal deadlift with both the eccentric and concentric phase. However, if I only did a concentric deadlift, I should be able to tain the dead...
by Haffy13
Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: What would happen if you eliminated the eccentric phase?
Replies: 8
Views: 4156

What would happen if you eliminated the eccentric phase?

This is just a hypothetical question. I don't think I've got some genius idea or anything like that. Anyways, here's my line of thought. I understand that one reason that olympic weightlifting can be done more often than standard weightlifting is because there is no eccentric phase to the motion. (W...
by Haffy13
Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Balance issues- Please help
Replies: 9
Views: 4064

I was just reading about something that may be of help to people with flat feet. There's a little blurb on it in this article http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_art ... ed_in_2010

It's called a Strasburg sock.
by Haffy13
Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Milk
Replies: 27
Views: 5737

Isn't there a product that helps digest dairy products? I'm thinking it's called lactaid and is probably lactase. However, whenever I've looked for it, I have not seen it. So, I'm hoping that I didn't just make it up in my head. Anyways, I typically don't have problems digesting it, but if I consume...
by Haffy13
Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Best way to work the core?
Replies: 34
Views: 12110

Here are two good articles. I think the one from T-nation describes things best.

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_art ... training_1

http://www.wannabebig.com/training/situps-are-dead/
by Haffy13
Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for power/plyometric "pull" exercises
Replies: 22
Views: 6488

I can do clapping push-ups...we're talking about pull movements.
by Haffy13
Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for power/plyometric "pull" exercises
Replies: 22
Views: 6488

I do a lot of olympic lifting and high pulls are definently included. I'm looking for something that is more involved in the upper body than just shrugging. I definently wouldn't want to use the motion like an upright row just because that could contribute to some bad habits. I also understand that ...
by Haffy13
Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for power/plyometric "pull" exercises
Replies: 22
Views: 6488

I was planning on adding the pendlay row as more of a strength exercise. However, from my form on bent-over rows, I believe I may have to wait until my hamstrings are more flexible and my lower back doesn't round.
by Haffy13
Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for power/plyometric "pull" exercises
Replies: 22
Views: 6488

Looking for power/plyometric "pull" exercises

I've noticed that most explosive exercises the work the upper body are almost entirely push movements or just involve shrugging as far as olympic lifts go. I can only think of a few exercises for pull that would fit into this category but am not equipped or capable of doing them yet. Can't do clappi...
by Haffy13
Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Becoming a personal trainer
Replies: 11
Views: 8045

Yah, it's actually not that expensive. I was looking at the packages they offer on the website and not the individual books. One was like 850 if you're not a memeber -_-. I think the most I spent on textbooks in college was $500ish a semester. I saw the CSCA certification and liked the looks of it, ...
by Haffy13
Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Becoming a personal trainer
Replies: 11
Views: 8045

So, if I want to study to take the NSCA CPT exam, what is the best way to study for it? I notice that they cost of their textbook is outlandish.
by Haffy13
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Becoming a personal trainer
Replies: 11
Views: 8045

Becoming a personal trainer

I've been having a bit of trouble finding out which programs/certifications are legit. Could anyone point me in the right direction?
by Haffy13
Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Have problems doing the overhead squat portion of a snatch
Replies: 6
Views: 2691

OK, so I'm now having a much worse issue. When I try to overhead squat or do shoulder dislocations with a pvc pipe, I get a pain in my left hand, in my palm, toward the edge of my hand between my thumb and index finger. Like the the bar is pressing against something that it shouldn't be. The pain ma...