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by bam
Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Beginner-->Intermediate
Replies: 16
Views: 5314

Re: Beginner-->Intermediate

Dude, you either didn't read or ignored my post. It is some much more than how much you lift. And BF% has absolutely zero to do with what stage you are at. Dude, focus on the ratio.... 1RM/BW. That's where I think the difference between beginner, intermediate and advanced lie. The BF part was just ...
by bam
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Beginner-->Intermediate
Replies: 16
Views: 5314

Re: Beginner-->Intermediate

Here's my theorem... Using calculated 1RM.... A beginner's 1RM/BW ratio will increase rapidly.... because of newbie gains -- a newbie's BW doesn't change much. An intermediate lifter will make gains in their 1RM and have an increasing BW (due to adding lean muscle mass) -- however, the 1RM/BW ratio ...
by bam
Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Toe Trouble
Replies: 51
Views: 8208

Re: Toe Trouble

Oscar_Actuary wrote:I like you better as "Kneezles" guy
he's probably got kneezles too.
by bam
Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Toe Trouble
Replies: 51
Views: 8208

Re: Toe Trouble

robertscott wrote:Damn toe is still sore! I think it's all related to the bad back and lack of core strength.
Sore toe, bad back, lack of core strength... surely I'm not the only person who thinks these sound like symptoms of bad form?
by bam
Fri Aug 12, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Missing Reps in non-first Sets, Focus
Replies: 24
Views: 5084

Re: Missing Reps in non-first Sets, Focus

nygmen wrote:Eat all the suck these lifts throw at you, and just push forward through it.
That is beautiful :tongue1:
by bam
Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Toe Trouble
Replies: 51
Views: 8208

Re: Toe Trouble

I'm being totally serious...toe-tally. If you doubt me, go see a doctor. After he confirms that don't have gout, then fix your form. Regardless, you should have a doctor check you out to make sure you don't have tolio or kneezles. Now if you do decide to DL or squat barefoot make sure you don't do i...
by bam
Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Toe Trouble
Replies: 51
Views: 8208

Re: Toe Trouble

Jungledoc wrote:Yeah. Dropping the weights on your toe while squatting or DLing causes toe pain. Didn't you know that? Sheesh. I thought you would have known that.
oh, ok... it's probably gout. :violent3:
by bam
Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Toe Trouble
Replies: 51
Views: 8208

Re: Toe Trouble

robertscott wrote:
bam wrote: Sounds like bad deadlifting or squating form to me.
that's causing my toe? Um, maybe...
I think so. Make sure your weight is on your heels and not on the balls of your feet during those lifts.
or try lifting in barefeet.
by bam
Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Intermediate 5/3/1?
Replies: 38
Views: 6593

Re: Intermediate 5/3/1?

I've refined the spreadsheet to its final form with a few conveniences added: http://www.downsfam.net/intermediate-5-3-1-deload.xls" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; My only suggestion at this point is to back off on the accessory lifts. Doing a 5/3/1 progression on them in addition to...
by bam
Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: About chin-up, pull-up and other
Replies: 28
Views: 22214

Re: About chin-up, pull-up and other

you might find this new t-nation article interesting....
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_art ... next_level
by bam
Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Toe Trouble
Replies: 51
Views: 8208

Re: Toe Trouble

Oscar_Actuary wrote:there are two kinds of guys, those that have prostate problems, and those that will
Now back to the show....
Sounds like bad deadlifting or squating form to me.
by bam
Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: About chin-up, pull-up and other
Replies: 28
Views: 22214

Re: About chin-up, pull-up and other

Yeah -- keep the thread alive! I think there's not much difference wrt lat development. The act of pulling yourself up is enough to activate the lats. It's more important to get a full contraction. Wide grip can be tricky -- I think most people go too wide, don't get a full contraction and don't get...
by bam
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Nice to "Meat" You...
Replies: 61
Views: 27348

Re: Nice to "Meat" You...

Thanks for the clarification Stu. I was getting a confused wrt fat loss vs bodybuilding. It makes more sense now. Thanks!
by bam
Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Nice to "Meat" You...
Replies: 61
Views: 27348

Re: Nice to "Meat" You...

It has been postulated that the amino acid leucine is responsible for the stimulatory effect of dietary protein on protein synthesis and 15g of essential amino acids would contain 3.2g of leucine. It's interesting that based on "...has been postulated..." he constructs the rest of his reasoning. I ...
by bam
Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Nice to "Meat" You...
Replies: 61
Views: 27348

Re: Nice to "Meat" You...

However, there is no proven limit in how much protein can be consumed in one meal. The rate of protein digestion is well known but it appears that protein digestion can go on for quite some time. It appears that you can go up to 60 hours without eating at all before your body starts consuming muscl...