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by Drake Van Steed
Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Core" Training
Replies: 3
Views: 3363

Re: "Core" Training

A few sets of 25-30 reps of flexion, such as swiss ball crunches and/or bicycles, and extensions, such as lower back extensions on swiss ball, on my leg day (every 3-5 days).

Why: It's all I need to maintain a small waist and six pack. Takes about 5 minutes. I take short rests between sets.
by Drake Van Steed
Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How to Reduce weight in less time.
Replies: 9
Views: 5800

Re: How to Reduce weight in less time.

Eat 2500 calories a day spread across three balanced meals. Lift weights. Do cardiovascular exercise most days of the week.
by Drake Van Steed
Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Bulk or cut
Replies: 7
Views: 9163

Re: Bulk or cut

Nevermind.
by Drake Van Steed
Wed May 14, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Paleo - Good or bad?
Replies: 21
Views: 18080

Re: Paleo - Good or bad?

Your statements about nutritionfacts.org are wrong. It is a compilation of scientific studies and research. The medical doctor who runs it quotes scientific studies, he doesn't perform the studies. I won't get any more specific than to point to the body of evidence on that website. There are other r...
by Drake Van Steed
Tue May 13, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Paleo - Good or bad?
Replies: 21
Views: 18080

Re: Paleo - Good or bad?

There are a lot of studies showing the benefits of eating a plant-based diet that include grains. Check out nutritionfacts.org "Paleo" is largely untested theory. Whether it is even accurately "paleo" is debatable since more research is coming out showing that our ancestors included wild grains in t...
by Drake Van Steed
Tue May 13, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Full squatting just bad form?
Replies: 12
Views: 6295

Re: Full squatting just bad form?

Yes, it's bad form. When you go that deep you will round your lower back to keep your balance and complete the range of motion. That's bad form and exposes your lumbar spine to enormous pressure and potential injury. Some people bounce at the bottom, which makes it even more dangerous.
by Drake Van Steed
Tue May 13, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is squat and deadlift replacable trough isolation?
Replies: 26
Views: 10827

Re: Is squat and deadlift replacable trough isolation?

It's a valid question. The answer is no, but it may not matter. Here's what I mean. Only squats and deadlifts will make you good at squats and deadlifts--specific adaptation to imposed demand principle. That's the "no" part of the answer. Here's the "it may not matter" part of the answer. You can bu...
by Drake Van Steed
Tue May 13, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question regarding some advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3589

Re: Question regarding some advice

Yes! I totally agree. By working everything at once you working nothing very well. For those of us old enough to remember working out in the 80s--it was the exact opposite craze then--machine based gyms and workouts were the rage based on the idea that super stable isolation was the most effective w...
by Drake Van Steed
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Locking out/Deep squat bad for knees?
Replies: 10
Views: 5158

Re: Locking out/Deep squat bad for knees?

Deep squats are bad for your back. When you go low your lower back rounds which puts an enormous amount of pressure on your lumbar spine and discs. If you're unlucky a disc will burst and youllbe in pain the rest of your life. If you're lucky you'll be ok. Is it worth it ? Are your legs really going...
by Drake Van Steed
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How do you feel about using straps
Replies: 10
Views: 4484

Re: How do you feel about using straps

If you can't hold it, you can't lift it.
by Drake Van Steed
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Squats enough for inseason stimulus for legs?
Replies: 15
Views: 6778

Re: Squats enough for inseason stimulus for legs?

You may want to avoid working hamstrings too hard in season because they can get very sore, which could decrease performance. That's especially true with romanian deadlifts, which stress the ligaments under tension , causing extreme soreness that can last several days. Not to mention deadlifts are m...
by Drake Van Steed
Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: High reps for building mass?
Replies: 10
Views: 8404

Re: High reps for building mass?

I've read that study too. I can tell you my experience. With the exception of a few short periods of training here and there on machines like the leg press, I stopped doing heavier weight / lower reps for legs such as sets of 10 back in 2004. So, I've been training legs light for nine years. My reps...
by Drake Van Steed
Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: full body training using all primal movement patterns
Replies: 18
Views: 8432

Re: full body training using all primal movement patterns

I'm having bit of trouble figuring out the best way to train for a stronger more functional body. Do I do a full body workout 3x per week, using squat,lunge,deadlift, upper body push and pull ( in every direction) and a twist, or do i split it up over the week to train more intensely in each moveme...
by Drake Van Steed
Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: all around core fitness
Replies: 5
Views: 2611

Re: all around core fitness

Congratulations on the lifestyle change and weight loss! That's the key to health, not a diet. I'd say check your resistance training program to make sure it's well rounded and hitting all the major muscle groups using basic, effective, and efficient exercises. The templates on this website are exce...
by Drake Van Steed
Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: how to bulk up my chest?
Replies: 13
Views: 6238

Re: how to bulk up my chest?

So, I guess you fall into the insist on doing flies camp. Flies induce excessive soreness from the hyper-stretch on the bottom of the movement. Do they work chest? Yes, of course they engage the chest. They just lack the intensity of presses, make you unnecessarily sore, don't work the other pressin...