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by JimKe
Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Burning pain in forearm and bicep right side
Replies: 1
Views: 5018

Re: Burning pain in forearm and bicep right side

For what it's worth, (ie I'm not a doctor or have any medical/scientific training) your symtoms sound similar to ones I had. I had a burning sensation mostly when rotating my forearm or contracting the bicep at particular angles. It turned out I had a torn distal bicep tendon, which required surgery...
by JimKe
Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Aspheresis
Replies: 2
Views: 1943

Aspheresis

This is a question for Jungledoc, probably, but if anyone else has any info, I'm all eyes. Is there any literature/research regarding aspheresis(donating platelets) and weight training? I donate monthly and I'm wondering if donating might interfere with my recovery. I usually take a day off after do...
by JimKe
Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First Time for a Powerlifting meet
Replies: 2
Views: 2084

Re: First Time for a Powerlifting meet

Thanks Ken. I have looked locally for a powerlifting friendly gym, but to no avail. There are tons of X-Fits boxes and more than a few "fitness" centers, but nothing close by for just lifting. I'll keep looking, though.
by JimKe
Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: First Time for a Powerlifting meet
Replies: 2
Views: 2084

First Time for a Powerlifting meet

So I'd like to sign up for a powerlifting meet to keep myself focused. I'm weak as a kitten, really, but it would give me something to shoot for. The trouble is that I don't know where to start. I'm really looking for the equivalent of the local 5K race--just something where I could go and not compe...
by JimKe
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Body Fat %
Replies: 33
Views: 6192

Re: Body Fat %

I'm about the same stats as the OP, 6ft 200 lbs, and I've had my BF% measured with calipers (11%), in the pod (19%) and with the scales (3 different % from 34% to 15%). Suffice it to say, I wouldn't put a whole lot of stock in BF% measurements. If you like what you see in the mirror, good work. Othe...
by JimKe
Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strength Standards or "Yardsticks"
Replies: 34
Views: 8501

I'll concur with most of what has been written here, and add that these standards (along with world PL records) are great for keeping my ego in check. I am pleased that I can lift more than some people, but it helps to realize there plenty of stronger people out there, which in turn reminds me to be...
by JimKe
Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weightlifting and aggression?
Replies: 19
Views: 6649

Rucifer-- When I was in my twenties, my buddy and I would go to the weightroom and would comment on how much more aggressive and irritable we felt-esp. in the gym! We felt like kicking the a$$ of anyone who even looked at us funny. Usually those feelings would subside a few hours after workout. I ch...
by JimKe
Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Details/Deadlift
Replies: 28
Views: 5345

Doc-- I think the answer is in your question. Would you rather have a higher DL max or uninjured shins? I think KPj has it right--there's a spectrum of safety, and you want to be in it. Otherwise you're just splitting hairs--like ancient theologians arguing about how many angels could sit on the hea...
by JimKe
Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who is Right, Who is Wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 2578

The users of this forum seemed to be fairly knowledgable in both the empirical and experiential aspects of exercise, which is terrific, but Hoosegow is right--almost everything works to an extent. Pursuing the absolute optimal training and nutrition program is when you start struggling, because ther...
by JimKe
Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:02 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Stair climbing with weights
Replies: 9
Views: 16200

When I was training for the CPAT (the firefighter fitness test in California) I ran stairs w/a 70lb pack for several months. The test required the candidate to climb stairs for 3 minutes straight wearing a 70 pound vest. And we were prohibited from holding the banister. It was definitely a workout, ...
by JimKe
Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Clarity - Pull Up/Chin Up
Replies: 18
Views: 5688

Teafan-- I may be late on this thread, but if you don't have access to parallel pull up grips, you can also try the commando pullup, which is more of an "ear up", because you turn your body 90 degrees from the bar and pull yourself up with both hands gripping the bar as you would hold a bat. I alway...
by JimKe
Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Alternative Bar for deadlift
Replies: 3
Views: 1891

Thanks for the input. I think I will keep it in my repertoire, and switch off with the standard DL every so often.
by JimKe
Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Alternative Bar for deadlift
Replies: 3
Views: 1891

Alternative Bar for deadlift

My gym has a an alternative bar for deadlifts, I'm not sure what it's called but it's shaped like an octogon and the lifter stands in the center and lifts using handles welded to the frame. I prefer using it because I can keep my back straighter during the lift and I don't worry about scraping my sh...
by JimKe
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Progress stalled-recommendations for breaking plateau
Replies: 9
Views: 3274

Thanks for all the input...

I appreciate the input, fellas. I will definitely try your suggestions. It's good to hear from people who can relate---and aren't trying to sell me anything.

Jim
by JimKe
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Progress stalled-recommendations for breaking plateau
Replies: 9
Views: 3274

Progress stalled-recommendations for breaking plateau

I've recently hit the wall in terms of progress and would like some input. I'm a 39 yo male; I've been training since my 20s, but with particular focus the last 3-4 years. My progress in the last year has been virtually nil. My primary goal is fitness, with strength/hypertrophy as secondary goals. I...