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by newbienewb
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: training legs/quads with knee cap arthritis
Replies: 8
Views: 5074

Re: training legs/quads with knee cap arthritis

She does do the basic compound movements. Press, bench, deadlifts, etc.. SO far the deadlift have not caused any problems but she is still in the lighter weight. I am surprised by this because she cannot do certain cardio that has a similar stance. I suspect that this movement will eventually cause ...
by newbienewb
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: training legs/quads with knee cap arthritis
Replies: 8
Views: 5074

Re: training legs/quads with knee cap arthritis

How deep does she go? How wide a stance? How heavy is she lifting? She does not go below parallel. Our thought was that if she can stand up from a chair without any pain then what would happen if we put weight on her back? We started out with a chair and now she uses my weight bench. We have been d...
by newbienewb
Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: training legs/quads with knee cap arthritis
Replies: 8
Views: 5074

Re: training legs/quads with knee cap arthritis

Let me start by saying I am NOT and expert. With that being said, my wife suffers from very bad arthritis in both her knees. If she squats she cannot lift herself back up with out severe pain. We started doing box squats and she has been able to add weight regularly without hurting her knees or even...
by newbienewb
Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strength vs size.
Replies: 20
Views: 11449

Re: Strength vs size.

Outstanding article. Thank you for posting. That cleared alot of things up for me.
by newbienewb
Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strength vs size.
Replies: 20
Views: 11449

Re: Strength vs size.

Training for size specifically does not nessecarily build strength. Stuward, thats where I am confused. There are two different training methods? One for size and one for strength? Or what if a person would rather more size than strength? What if a person wants both? That is what I was trying to ac...
by newbienewb
Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strength vs size.
Replies: 20
Views: 11449

Re: Strength vs size.

Okay, I am confused. Do you or don't you train for mass? Or does mass come as you get stronger? In other words my understanding is that the more reps you do you hit hypertrophy which means "bigger". The less reps you do you get "stronger". So how do you train for both? Or do you just specifically tr...
by newbienewb
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strength vs size.
Replies: 20
Views: 11449

Re: Strength vs size.

Thanks for your replies. I consider myself a newbie even though I have been lifting off and on for roughly 4 years now. The reason for this is because I am learning everything on my own. I have fallen for the bodybuilders workout routines, celebrity workout routines and so forth. Yet I have never re...
by newbienewb
Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strength vs size.
Replies: 20
Views: 11449

Re: Strength vs size.

So would it be beneficial to do Periodization training from the start? Or Should a person focus on strength first? Here what I have decided to do. This is a 4 week micro-cycle schedule. Week 1 I would do low volume training, 3x5, with high weight. Week 2 I would drop enough weights and go up in reps...
by newbienewb
Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strength vs size.
Replies: 20
Views: 11449

Strength vs size.

Hello! I am new to this forum and have been slowly trying to absorb all the information contained at this site. I am very impressed by the constant need to back up claims by scientific fact rather than some persons opinion here at this site. Which for me is very important since I am basically a newb...