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by antsea
Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Starting training in my 30s and body development
Replies: 10
Views: 4320

Thanks, that's good information. He looks good. Looks like his serratus anterior muscle is developed as well.

I think I will talk to bodybuilders and see what I can do aesthetically as well as just training for functional things.
by antsea
Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: I'm feeling hurt up.
Replies: 16
Views: 6990

People are skeptical to varying degrees about myofascial pain. All I can say is that having treated myself with trigger point therapy for several years, I don't really get many of these kind of aches and pains anymore. When I say treated, I mean really doing it properly. Massaging one muscle 6-12 ti...
by antsea
Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Starting training in my 30s and body development
Replies: 10
Views: 4320

Yeh so far getting stronger is not too hard, I just keep putting the weight up. I know this is beginner gains though. I don't doubt that I can do what I need to in order to keep getting stronger. It's just that aesthetically it's much better to be his way...this is the shape that makes females melt....
by antsea
Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Starting training in my 30s and body development
Replies: 10
Views: 4320

Starting training in my 30s and body development

Thought some people here might have some insight. I'm 31 and have been training for a couple of months. I seem to be lucky so far in putting on muscle easily. I know it's early days, but I have made good gains. I've noticed that my body looks like someone who started late...i.e. my basic frame is th...
by antsea
Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Starting strength, leaving out bench press
Replies: 52
Views: 21977

Ah thanks...but I just meant that that question is very similar to what I asked and wouldn't get questioned in the same way.
by antsea
Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Starting strength, leaving out bench press
Replies: 52
Views: 21977

Nah, I think that's unfair. I said I didn't want to debate as I'm familiar with how things go on the internet. 'Get out clause' presupposes that there was something to get out of, but I just wanted some advice on how to train. Brought what on myself? ...then people started calling me on points anywa...
by antsea
Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Starting strength, leaving out bench press
Replies: 52
Views: 21977

The way I learned to bench press involves not moving my upper back under the load, just locking it into position (scapula pulled together and down, back tight) and using that as a springboard for the bar, basically. I figure that's significantly different than, say, a pushup with a plate on your ba...
by antsea
Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Starting strength, leaving out bench press
Replies: 52
Views: 21977

Ironman, that's fine...if it was really just flippant then I'll take it as a joke and no worries. I don't mind if you disagree, we can just agree to do that. Thanks for the recommendations especially dumbells..that got me thinking. Hoosegow, interesting links...I didn't know it was in the weight tra...
by antsea
Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Starting strength, leaving out bench press
Replies: 52
Views: 21977

How does this apply to what I was saying about bench press? Well I have a feeling that moving the rotator cuff muscles while they're pressed against a bench will worsen trigger points as it's somewhat distorting the movement of the muscle. I don't like the feeling of it anyway. This is my intuition ...
by antsea
Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Starting strength, leaving out bench press
Replies: 52
Views: 21977

antsea wrote: It's a shame you take that line...especially as an admin. Oh yea who wants objectivity from an admin? It's so annoying when people don't believe everything they are told, especially admins. No, come on ironman it's not objectivity. Saying I can't think rationally and should see a psyc...
by antsea
Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Starting strength, leaving out bench press
Replies: 52
Views: 21977

Not exactly because it might hurt, but because I believe it will accumulate repetitive strain and make trigger points worse. There was a genuine reason for asking in that if people had said 'no that will result in weird looking development and make you unbalanced' I'd have to rethink the whole thing...
by antsea
Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Starting strength, leaving out bench press
Replies: 52
Views: 21977

Well it's usually possible to phrase things better, but does it really matter Peter.

I don't think you would analyse the language that much if it was a query that you didn't have a strong reaction to.
by antsea
Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Starting strength, leaving out bench press
Replies: 52
Views: 21977

Re: incline press, yes to my way of thinking that would be similar to flat so I think I'll just stick to the dips and overhead.

Maybe I'm wrong, who knows!
by antsea
Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Starting strength, leaving out bench press
Replies: 52
Views: 21977

I said I don't want to debate because I don't have much evidence to prove my position so it's a bit pointless getting into that game. I can see that some of you are educated about the body, but in my experience some common wisdom is wrong...the full extent of that is a project for other people..I ju...
by antsea
Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Starting strength, leaving out bench press
Replies: 52
Views: 21977

What about the muscles of the feet? They're getting squashed into the ground with all that OH pressing :grin: KPj Well I'd say the muscles of the feet are designed to bear the loads that we carry whereas the rotator cuff muscles aren't. Weighted dips and incline press should do it. Learning about c...