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by MikeF
Wed May 16, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: brachioradialis avoidance
Replies: 7
Views: 4114

Re: brachioradialis avoidance

I tried the routine today and it didn't make any difference :( I'm going to lay off any weights involving my arms for a month or two and re-evaluate. Really only leaves me the leg press and crunches. Seems like I can't go much more than 6 months at a time without getting an injury of some kind.
by MikeF
Sat May 12, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: brachioradialis avoidance
Replies: 7
Views: 4114

Re: brachioradialis avoidance

The primary rule for you should be no neutral grip rowing/pulling/curling of any kind....at least for now. Maybe later add a little neutral grip pulling, but no hammer curls. I would avoid pronated versions of all that stuff for a couple weeks, or maybe 3. For upright rows, only do dumbbell, and ke...
by MikeF
Fri May 11, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: brachioradialis avoidance
Replies: 7
Views: 4114

Re: brachioradialis avoidance

Yep. The simple solution lies within anatomy. Brachioradialis is a relatively small muscle, but in the same time one of the most important muscles in elbow flexion. It starts from the midway of your humerus and ends up in your radius. The muscle also takes part on inner rotation of the arm. And it'...
by MikeF
Fri May 11, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: brachioradialis avoidance
Replies: 7
Views: 4114

Re: brachioradialis avoidance

Further thinking has led me to decide to drop any lifts that may aggravate the injury. I might "focus" my lifts back to SLSB DL, DL, Leg Press, Lat raises, flys, and crunches. They all allow me to keep my elbow relatively straight and to hopefully progress through the injury until its well healed. H...
by MikeF
Fri May 11, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: brachioradialis avoidance
Replies: 7
Views: 4114

brachioradialis avoidance

Hi, Abridged background: I seem to have a lingering issue with my brachioradialis on my left arm. I think it was an overuse or strain type injury that has been around over a month and won't go fully away. I rested it for two weeks whilst I had a chest cold and it does seem a little better, especiall...
by MikeF
Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thinking of 3 day split 5 days a week
Replies: 8
Views: 4430

Re: Thinking of 3 day split 5 days a week

I'm not saying that it's tennis elbow, but your reasons for concluding that it's not don't make any sense. I read it was painful to pick things up certain ways with tennis elbow (which I get when I've had tendinitis in my wrists) but I'm not having any trouble like that. I also saw a diagram of whe...
by MikeF
Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thinking of 3 day split 5 days a week
Replies: 8
Views: 4430

Re: Thinking of 3 day split 5 days a week

Well I might not try it now at this point in time due to elbow issues. I thought I had twinged my elbow a bit a couple of weeks ago. Did nothing for it. I'm fairly confident it is not tennis elbow as the pain is not bad enough and I imagine its similar to tendinitis (which I've had in my wrists plen...
by MikeF
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thinking of 3 day split 5 days a week
Replies: 8
Views: 4430

Thinking of 3 day split 5 days a week

Thinking of 3 day split 5 days per week using the exrx.net workout template pull/push/thighs (the thighs split as I've noticed they are responding well since I increased sets, reps, and number of exercises). I've only consistently lifted for the last 5 months (on off for many years before). On this ...
by MikeF
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ditch the squat?
Replies: 8
Views: 3735

Re: Ditch the squat?

"Individuals with a long torso, are not built for the squat." - Kenny Croxdale "Yes, you are built to deadlift. As for leg presses, they pretty much work for everyone." - Kenny Croxdale This doesn't make sense to me. I've always heard that having short limbs and a proportionally long torso is bette...
by MikeF
Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cardiopulmonary vital signs....
Replies: 15
Views: 5469

Re: Cardiopulmonary vital signs....

Unneccesary flaggelating - clogging up the Internet since 1995. :laughing3: I'm not sure I get it properly, but I lol'd big time. Especially after I looked up the definition to confirm it (my sanity is in question, that's why I have to check these things :joker: ). I have a very visual thought proc...
by MikeF
Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cardiopulmonary vital signs....
Replies: 15
Views: 5469

Re: Cardiopulmonary vital signs....

You are the one who essentially said that you had no idea about this; I merely pointed out that you either should, or should have someone better than a bunch of gym rats to ask. I surely agree with your general sentiment, but I think you are a little too harsh on the guy. The thread started with hi...
by MikeF
Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: A "Beef is evil" article
Replies: 8
Views: 7811

Re: A "Beef is evil" article

+1 to Ironman's post.<soapbox> This is why I don't watch, listen or read the news in general any more. Any respectable journalist should be writing a piece on the flaws of the study and why money was spent on it, rather than the sensationalist headlines of "red meat kills". Cooked red meat is part o...
by MikeF
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ditch the squat?
Replies: 8
Views: 3735

Re: Ditch the squat?

Thanks for the replies! You have given me more to work on and validated what I thought. I will definitely add some single leg work. I must admit I do still prefer lunges over squats, so will throw them in the mix occasionally (especially dumbbell lunges). Squats have never really challenged my legs....
by MikeF
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: giving dumbbells some love
Replies: 15
Views: 4901

Re: giving dumbbells some love

There's some great single dumbbell lifts you can work on. I don't know what they are called but 50lb is fairly heavy for me when I do sets of them. Maybe those are the complexes? They were sometimes slightly similar to Olympic lifts, other times like combining a few lifts into one ( single dumbbell ...
by MikeF
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ditch the squat?
Replies: 8
Views: 3735

Re: Ditch the squat?

josh60 wrote:
MikeF wrote: :diabloanifire:
Thoughts?
Pleeeeeaaaaase. This is extremely annoying and can cause seizures.
I suppose we shouldn't propagate it via quoted posts?