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by Drew
Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Failing the Lunge test !
Replies: 7
Views: 7041

It could be abs. If you are overweight that can contribute also. Can you do a bodyweight squat without ballance issues, going all the way down? If not you're not ready for lunges. If so, you should be ready soon. I would work on abs a bit more. Work your quads/glutes with leg press. When you are re...
by Drew
Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: Psychology
Topic: Mental Toughness & Focus
Replies: 10
Views: 29515

Eh, just me blathering on. Image
by Drew
Sat Oct 07, 2006 5:46 am
Forum: Psychology
Topic: Mental Toughness & Focus
Replies: 10
Views: 29515

I think the difference between success and failure is how you approach life in general. When faced with a difficult situation, are you the type of person who sees it as an opportunity to succeed at something you haven't faced before, or do you see it as an excuse to fail ? I know that I've quit at t...
by Drew
Thu Oct 05, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: another random question of mine
Replies: 6
Views: 6051

A note on the twist collars: quality matters. My first pair were from Wal Mart. They had plastic collars, and the DB bars themselves weren't very heavy. They had plastic in the ends, so I suspect they were a little more hollow than I wanted. I went to Sports Authority across the street and bought a ...
by Drew
Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: all isolation workout?
Replies: 4
Views: 4638

If you lack a bench, you could purchase a good quality Swiss ball. You can do incline, decline, and flat dumbbell presses on it.
by Drew
Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlifts-back day or leg day?
Replies: 12
Views: 12387

TimD wrote:Hey Drew, I just read his rant on "20 things that make me shake my head" from the articles section. Still laughing. Tks again for the link.
Tim
He definitely has a fun sense of humor. :)
by Drew
Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bench Press: How low should I go?
Replies: 8
Views: 9256

I train alone in my basement, but I used dumbbells exclusively for upper body exercises until I got a rack. Now I position the pins in the rack just above my chest when I bench. I may not go all the way down, but it's better than pressing without the pins and risking serious injury or worse. You kn...
by Drew
Sat Sep 30, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlifts-back day or leg day?
Replies: 12
Views: 12387

Alwyn Cosgrove recommends training movements and the whole body rather than body parts. He's always a good read if you want more information.
by Drew
Sat Sep 30, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bench Press: How low should I go?
Replies: 8
Views: 9256

Padding on the bar or not, I''m not that crazy about the idea of benching alone in the basement. At the very least you should have someone within earshot when you work out I train alone in my basement, but I used dumbbells exclusively for upper body exercises until I got a rack. Now I position the ...
by Drew
Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlifts-back day or leg day?
Replies: 12
Views: 12387

I'd put them on the leg day. Doing heavy squats on the leg day and then doing heavy deadlifts on the back day would wear me out! I'll do one or the other heavy once a week but not both.
by Drew
Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: References for this Statement
Replies: 4
Views: 5652

"Big" and "large" are highly subjective terms. There is most definitely a finite size that a given person's muscles can achieve. But I have a feeling that most men and women can achieve enough hypertrophy that they would consider themselves to be big. Perhaps not Ronnie Coleman big because even with...
by Drew
Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to build the Glutes. New Workout
Replies: 11
Views: 9068

I like unilateral work like lunges or split squats as accessories to the compound lifts. One thing I like to do on my heavy lower body day is to start with squats or deadlifts by working up in weight until I reach the maximum weight for which I can still do five reps in good form. Then I'll follow t...
by Drew
Tue Sep 19, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hernia Update (Surgery completed)
Replies: 9
Views: 6821

Hi Mark. I had an operation about 12 years ago. I'm not sure how our surgeries differed, but with me, they cut in, put in some mesh, and sewed it back up. I had some pain for a day or two, but the thing that really got to me wasn'tpain, it was what they used to anesthesize (sp?) me. Bottled me up f...
by Drew
Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Where do you buy your supplements?
Replies: 9
Views: 12633

Sam's Club has a 5lb container of whey protein for $20 or so. As for casein and creatine, I usually go to the Vitamin Shoppe just because it's very close to my house. Their whey is more expensive, which is why I get that at Sam's.
by Drew
Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: from General
Topic: Question about HIIT Schedule
Replies: 8
Views: 12329

At one point this summer, I was doing sprints on my exercise bike where I would crank up the resistance and go all out. I started out doing 30 second sprints followed by 90 seconds of rest (rest = leisurely pace). I did that 8 times the first day, 9 times two days later, and 10 times two days after ...