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by johnbu1981
Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Body Fat %
Replies: 33
Views: 9805

Re: Body Fat %

Oscar_Actuary wrote:
johnbu1981 wrote:It sounds like you just aren't familiar with the sport.
never heard of it

We'll agree to disagree
Your definition of what constitutes going all out 100% is looser than mine.
If we're agreeing my definition of 100% is inferior to yours, then I don't agree.
by johnbu1981
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Body Fat %
Replies: 33
Views: 9805

Re: Body Fat %

when do you go all out (sprint top speed) for more than 4-5 seconds? Generally, you run or trot, but not at top speed It's a great activity as Stu says I could be wrong. There is a lot more to it than just running up and down the court. Side to side movements, boxing out, jumping all contribute to ...
by johnbu1981
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Body Fat %
Replies: 33
Views: 9805

Re: Body Fat %

Neither Charles Barkley or Shaquille O'Neill would be mistaken for a waif runway model. Playing basketball won't get rid of excess bodyfat if you keep sabotaging your efforts with your mouth. It really comes down to genetics. I wouldn't consider Shaq or Barkeley fat during their playing days, altho...
by johnbu1981
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Body Fat %
Replies: 33
Views: 9805

Re: Body Fat %

Oscar_Actuary wrote:you probably aren't being literal but if a basketball game is your HIIT, you either play like the tazmanian devil, or you have a lot differnt idea of what HIIT is than I do.
I was being 100% literal. How exactly is basketball, and yes I'm playing full court, not HIIT?
by johnbu1981
Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Body Fat %
Replies: 33
Views: 9805

Re: Body Fat %

Well, it looks liek we have a lot of varying opinions of what is the "truth". I'm going to stick with my plan of doing HIIT once a week, and LIIT (did I just create a new acronym??) 3x a week after my weightlifting. I'm glad to get some confirmation that the caliper test isn't that accurate...when I...
by johnbu1981
Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Body Fat %
Replies: 33
Views: 9805

Re: Body Fat %

I'll take that as a compliment :). The only way I'm able to eat like this is because meat is my favorite food. As long as I have a nice big steak I could care less about te veggies or oter side dishes.

I usually break down once or twice a month with a big italian meal followed by desert.
by johnbu1981
Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Body Fat %
Replies: 33
Views: 9805

Re: Body Fat %

For the most part yeah, that's what I eat. Especially for breakfast, I eat either of those 2 meals every single morning, only difference might be adding an apple or a bananna. Throw in some grilled chicken, beef fajita meat, occasional fish/shrimp/scallops, and of course assorted fruits and vegetabl...
by johnbu1981
Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Body Fat %
Replies: 33
Views: 9805

Re: Body Fat %

Thanks for all the advice guys. It's refreshing to know that I'm on the right track. Here is a rundown on what I eat on a typical day: Breakfast: Shake consisting of fresh strawberries, frozen blueberries, flaxseed, a little milk, and 3 scoops of 50/50 whey casein protein powder and a bowl of whole ...
by johnbu1981
Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Body Fat %
Replies: 33
Views: 9805

Re: Body Fat %

Maybe I will just try to mix it up a bit.

I can do low intensity treadmill work after my weights 3x a week and still do the HIIT I've been doing. I doubt it could hurt any.
by johnbu1981
Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Body Fat %
Replies: 33
Views: 9805

Re: Body Fat %

No I disn't pay anything, it was just a free fitness assesment. Diet wise, I eat a lot of fruit, veggies, and a whole lot of red meat....steak, bison at least 5x a week.

Do you think I should cut out some of the fruit?
by johnbu1981
Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Body Fat %
Replies: 33
Views: 9805

Body Fat %

I recently had a 7 point body fat test done and I came in at 10.8%. I was actually shocked by this number because I have flab in my chest and abdomen areas. I have a few questions: -What % of body fat does the typical male need to get down to to start seeing a six pack; too look really cut basically...
by johnbu1981
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: where to find how much weight I should lift?
Replies: 20
Views: 5308

Re: where to find how much weight I should lift?

How recent is that strength standard? I think those came from "Practical Programming". I think Rippetoe has distanced himself from them since it seemed to create more problems than it solved. Use it as a rough guideline. It doesn't account for age or faulty genetics, so it really isn't a very good ...
by johnbu1981
Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: where to find how much weight I should lift?
Replies: 20
Views: 5308

Re: where to find how much weight I should lift?

stuward wrote:Oscar, do you have a link to those standards?

Here are the strength standards that Exrx chose to include on their site: http://exrx.net/Testing/WeightLifting/S ... dards.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Is this for a 1-rep max?
by johnbu1981
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wrist/Hand Position during Bench Press
Replies: 5
Views: 4791

Re: Wrist/Hand Position during Bench Press

Do you have a certain weak point in your benching? I do have a weak spot...I can move weight fairly well at the bottom of my rep, but I have a lot of trouble toward the middle, before my lock out. Could this be due to poor forearm strength? My forearms are pretty underdeveloped. Been trying to add ...
by johnbu1981
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wrist/Hand Position during Bench Press
Replies: 5
Views: 4791

Wrist/Hand Position during Bench Press

Hello, Are you supposed to keep your hands and wrist in a straight line during bench press (palm perpendicular to the bench), or is it okay to have your knuckles flare out toward your body (palms facing ceiling)? I have a tendancy for my knuckles to curl in toward my face, but I have been concentrat...