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by Scott Ismari
Thu May 08, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Question about a soreness.
Replies: 14
Views: 5535

Typical results of squatting when your not used to it, thats what I call having fun! Although not a condition to continually strive for. :eek:
by Scott Ismari
Mon May 05, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help me out here - updated
Replies: 12
Views: 5510

back off the arm work and add either assisted pull, lat pulldowns, low pulley rows or db rows.
by Scott Ismari
Sun May 04, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dump or Rack?
Replies: 21
Views: 8078

I hardly ever dump a weight unless in a pinning predicament or emergency like a muscle cramp or injury in progress. I manage to rack them or if I have a spotter, have him take the dbs from me. The only time I dump a weight on a frequetn basis is during a super heavy deadlift to save the back from ov...
by Scott Ismari
Sun May 04, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: I'm a girl and want to build up my shoulder muscles a bit...
Replies: 51
Views: 21003

the shoulder has three different areas , front, side and rear. They all three need to be worked equally especially to avoid muscular imbalance. The front head usualy sees most of the action even thru indrect work during the chest presses while the side and rear deltoids are usually lacking. Overhead...
by Scott Ismari
Sun May 04, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Stiffness from resistance training
Replies: 19
Views: 8122

sounds to me that you might need to incorperate stretching moves into your routine after you work out or in between sets. This keeps the body limber thru its natural ROM (range of motion). Just make sure you are warmed up before you stretch and never use ballistic (bouncing) moves, instead use stati...
by Scott Ismari
Mon May 21, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are chest dips necessary?
Replies: 3
Views: 4286

actually dips can be used for inner chest and triceps as well , depending on the width of the grips and the posistionof the elbows. so if your going to have a dip station, its good for more than one move. It adds variety to the workout.
by Scott Ismari
Mon May 21, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Swiss Ball Exercises?
Replies: 35
Views: 26201

I have to agree with kenny here...keep the swiss ball for an addition to your ab work and use a stable platform for pressing moves. If you want to concentrate on balance, put your feet on the end of the bench, at least the bench is stable and you can drop your feet to the floor if you get to unstead...
by Scott Ismari
Tue May 08, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Is my workout good for gaining muscle while remaining lean
Replies: 7
Views: 6037

I have to side with hoosegow on this post....lift heavier. If you want to do straight sets like posted, that is fine, but if not, you can always do progressive increased resistance... basically the 10-8-6 rep scheme. If you cant go to failure on some exercises, going to a heavier weight will make up...
by Scott Ismari
Sat May 05, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: question
Replies: 3
Views: 3939

there is a difference between adaptation and stagnation. When a body gets used to something it adapts and thats not always a bad thing. You can always promote growth by changing the amount of weight you use or the number of reps preformed on a given exercise w/o having to radically change your routi...
by Scott Ismari
Thu May 03, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: What to eat at night
Replies: 3
Views: 6024

Meat or a peanut butter sandwich for me. Something a bit high in fat and casien protein for slower digestion and absorbtion.
by Scott Ismari
Wed May 02, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Training without equipment
Replies: 8
Views: 6783

Hindu squats and pushups
by Scott Ismari
Wed May 02, 2007 8:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: back and eager
Replies: 2
Views: 3459

welcome back to the gym...train safe
by Scott Ismari
Sun Apr 29, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shoulder impingement?
Replies: 7
Views: 7294

Maybe by the time he gets to his heavier sets, his shoulder is warmed up? I know my shoulders complain like that before Im properly warmed up. I adjust my grip in or out to work around that particular problem and that takes care of the issue. Rotate the position of the bench press in yoru workout li...
by Scott Ismari
Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift reps
Replies: 15
Views: 13747

Keeping this as a friendly discussion... I was refering to learning how to control yoru body during an explosive movement or even a bound lift, NOT the deadlift in general. I totally agree that no form is compromized IF the lifter controls the weight on any lift. Big if.... As for learning the deadl...
by Scott Ismari
Sat Apr 28, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift reps
Replies: 15
Views: 13747

regardless of what fred hadfield says, ( no lemming here) and ( as one professional opininon to another) I still dont agree with bouncing the weight off the floor just to get momentum thru a sticking point. There are several approaches to training thru sticking points like rack pulls, half reps, gra...