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by BillDeSimone
Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bill DeSimone talks pull ups and shoulders
Replies: 19
Views: 13474

Re: Bill DeSimone talks pull ups and shoulders

"Semi-receptive" is good! The reader is supposed to take material in, and use what works for them.
Mine is just part of the material.
by BillDeSimone
Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Bill DeSimone talks pull ups and shoulders
Replies: 19
Views: 13474

Re: Bill DeSimone talks pull ups and shoulders

I guess I should Google my name more often. Thanks to the posters with the receptive comments. For the not-receptive comments, well, OK. A clarification or two. The You Tube.com/congruentexercise channel is primarily to link ebooks to video demonstrations. Youtube.com/optimalex has more videos like ...
by BillDeSimone
Tue May 08, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Toes and Leg Curl
Replies: 12
Views: 7503

Re: Toes and Leg Curl

OK, don't laugh, this is a serious question. I used to have a store-bought bench with a leg curl attachment, which I sold about a year ago. Recently I saw a similar bench on clearance for 20.00 USD and couldn't leave it in the store, so now I have a leg curl machine again. So I'm doing these for th...
by BillDeSimone
Mon May 07, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: squat question
Replies: 116
Views: 36838

Re: squat question

Bill, thanks for posting that info. I think there's a few key things that mean we'll never be on the same page. However, I think I now understand how you got on to the page you're on, and it makes sense. The key points are, and i'll try my best to keep it brief, -You are more likely to suffer a "ca...
by BillDeSimone
Mon May 07, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: squat question
Replies: 116
Views: 36838

Re: squat question

Yes, the point is mobility. Omitting the barbell dead lift and squat prevents them from doing further damage or risking further damage. Getting stronger on the leg press strengthens their glutes and quads without risking their back. With stronger glutes and quads, they get out of chairs, climb step...
by BillDeSimone
Sun May 06, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pull Up Training
Replies: 48
Views: 102927

Re: Pull Up Training

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A different take on chin ups.
by BillDeSimone
Sat May 05, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: squat question
Replies: 116
Views: 36838

Re: squat question

"I think i've got so caught up, not so much at the "no back squats" point but, the "no/hardly any free weights, and no FULL ROM, or hardly any" point that you quickly discover when you look into Bills material more." And this is why "authors" don't go on forums. "no/hardly any free weights, and no F...
by BillDeSimone
Sat May 05, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: squat question
Replies: 116
Views: 36838

Re: squat question

"It's good to hear an author deal with critiques, I wish it happened more often on the forum." A glance at the last six pages probably explains why it doesn't. Yes, the point is mobility. Omitting the barbell dead lift and squat prevents them from doing further damage or risking further damage. Gett...
by BillDeSimone
Fri May 04, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: squat question
Replies: 116
Views: 36838

Re: squat question

... I see this on the leg press, too, but i'm assuming that doesn't count?... This is a good point. I'm seen a lot of bad form on leg press and a lot of poorly designed machines. In his video Bill mentioned more than once the importance of a properly designed machine. It's also interesting that he ...
by BillDeSimone
Fri May 04, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: squat question
Replies: 116
Views: 36838

Re: squat question

Usually my reading list depends on what shows up at my library. I have recommended books in the past but it's usually a 6 month lag between publication and it winding up in my hands. Bill, none of your books are in my local library yet but I will recommend that they acquire them. On a related note,...
by BillDeSimone
Fri May 04, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: squat question
Replies: 116
Views: 36838

Re: squat question

Been reading this thread with very serious interest ever since it got really interesting :smile: . The thought that sort of crystalizes my initial question and quest for help is this one from Bill. If you don't get hurt doing them, you are exceptional, or it hasn't caught up to you yet, because it ...
by BillDeSimone
Fri May 04, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: squat question
Replies: 116
Views: 36838

Re: squat question

KPj: Here's a brief comment on relying on "movements" to train...if there's a weak point, the body works around it by shifting the load. So if I have flat feet, running barefoot doesn't correct it, it just causes issues elsewhere. If I have chronic shoulder pain, I can try handstand pushups, or I ca...
by BillDeSimone
Fri May 04, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Biomechanics and exercise
Replies: 1
Views: 2173

Biomechanics and exercise

Another thread mentioned some videos I had put out, and the response suggested there might be some interest. The general topic is "biomechanics and exercises", and to be fair, it presents a different take than the mainstream fitness material. I.e., if you like what you're already doing, the material...
by BillDeSimone
Fri May 04, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: squat question
Replies: 116
Views: 36838

Re: squat question

With all due respect, I have a hand/box full of anatomy, biomechanics, physical therapy, spine/back, and movement related books, a lot of which i've read cover to cover a few times, most of which I quite regularly refer to when i'm mulling over things - I wouldn't normally say this to support a poi...
by BillDeSimone
Fri May 04, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: squat question
Replies: 116
Views: 36838

Re: squat question

You don't know what effect years of heavy squats would have on your spine? Not to the satisfaction of the criteria I presented earlier when evaluating scientific claims, no. I can make some pretty good estimations, but nothing that's going to stand up to the burden of proof. Which is, and will cont...