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by poptart
Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Poptart's Progress
Replies: 1
Views: 3926

Re: Poptart's Progress

The rep range for these exercises are moderate-high (6-12) as my main goal is to increase as much muscle mass as possible. I see better results with 5 day split compared to 4/6 day split. Started out with 3 day split, then 4, 5, & 6. 3 & 4 seems too little, while 6 is too much. Workout starts from M...
by poptart
Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Poptart's Progress
Replies: 1
Views: 3926

Poptart's Progress

I started working out 5 years ago, and throughout the years I have learned a lot from Exrx. The exercise instruction section has definitely helped me a lot! So as a way to give it back to the site that has helped me tremendously in the past, I have decided to create my own journal. My current workou...
by poptart
Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Online Journals
Topic: Stu Ward's Progress
Replies: 134
Views: 103675

Re: Stu Ward's Progress

Happy Birthday!!! :joker:
by poptart
Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: uneven development of left and right side of body
Replies: 8
Views: 5564

Re: uneven development of left and right side of body

Hi jbobni, Since previous posters have touched upon unilateral exercises, I will address the part about bilateral exercises. IMO bilateral exercises (exercises that work both sides of the body) can also be used to address muscle imbalance. When doing bilateral exercise (such as bench press), focus o...
by poptart
Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Is elliptical trainer effective for total body workout?
Replies: 2
Views: 2506

Re: Is elliptical trainer effective for total body workout?

Is the air around your residential area polluted? If it's not, then consider going out and have a jog in the neighbourhood. IMO, the money is better spent on equipments such as dumbbell, which you can use to help build muscle and burn fat. Gaining muscle means that you'll be able to burn more calori...
by poptart
Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: A quick intro
Replies: 4
Views: 6794

Re: A quick intro

No prob man, it's just a way for me to give back to the website that has helped me tremendously throughout all these years :)
by poptart
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: protein shakes?
Replies: 7
Views: 5026

Re: protein shakes?

Apart from convenience, I don't think there's any substitute that can beat whey in terms of protein / carbs & fat ratio. This can be crucial when you're on a calorie restricted diet plan.
by poptart
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Root Canals
Replies: 11
Views: 13450

Re: Root Canals

It works wonder for me. I had one back in 2011, and I could barely felt any pain during the process.

The only thing that irks me is that I have to pay several visits to the dentist to get it done.
by poptart
Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: A quick intro
Replies: 4
Views: 6794

Re: A quick intro

Same here buddy, been lurking around for quite some time & decided to become part of the community ;)
by poptart
Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Starting a cut, need advice
Replies: 17
Views: 7794

Re: Starting a cut, need advice

Your TDEE & macro distribution is almost the same as mine, but I'm wayyy shorter than you (170cm), weighing at 69kg. :con:
by poptart
Thu Nov 06, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Starting a cut, need advice
Replies: 17
Views: 7794

Re: Starting a cut, need advice

You're absolutely right with the feeding window part! I was greedy & I thought prolonging the fasting period will magnify the result. It didn't happen, and I struggled so much with stuffing all the calories within few hours time, so I revert back to 6-8hour feeding window. Personally, I think that t...
by poptart
Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Question about stretching
Replies: 7
Views: 8619

Re: Question about stretching

Personally I pick one stretching exercise for each muscle group, and I maintain the stretch for 20-30 seconds. As for your postural problem, I would suggest you to strengthen the muscle group using isolation exercise so that you can really focus on the weak part, and stretch it to make the muscle le...
by poptart
Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: new personal trainer
Replies: 2
Views: 5621

Re: new personal trainer

Hey Jorgem, I would say starting off with postural assessment to see if there's any muscle dysfunction on the clients. If they have passed the exam, ask them what are their goals, followed by designing a program that specialised towards the client's request. Also, remember to teach them how to stret...
by poptart
Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Psychology
Topic: What motivates you?
Replies: 26
Views: 33253

Re: What motivates you?

Few years ago? Self esteem. I had been bullied since I was a kid, and my self esteem has been greatly affected. It was only through weight lifting that I can feel like a man again. Now? I look at it as a challenge to see how far I can push myself. I want to know how big I can get if I were to really...
by poptart
Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Starting a cut, need advice
Replies: 17
Views: 7794

Re: Starting a cut, need advice

Fellow IF practitioner here. Doing workout in a fasted state has reduced my bodyfat dramatically (Drop in waist number while other body parts still remained the same) & I have never done any cardio or HIIT. Personally I feel like cardio is actually slowing my recovery, and I just let my diet to cont...