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by wes
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Safety when Lifting Alone
Replies: 3
Views: 4185

Safety when Lifting Alone

John, I always lift alone and bought a power rack for that reason. First of all, the main concern is getting pinned under the bar. So for safety purposes, the bench press and squat are the exercises you want to do inside the rack. Even training to failure, you won't completely lose all of your stren...
by wes
Thu May 05, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: FitNotes for Android
Replies: 7
Views: 6151

Re: FitNotes for Android

I've been using FitNotes since last summer. I think it's great. I used to use a spreadsheet on my phone, which for the most part, fit my needs. I really switched to FitNotes just to make the data entry easier. Any idea what the Groups are used for in FitNotes? I suspect it's for graphing, which I ne...
by wes
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Best exercise to increase pull up strength for Parkour
Replies: 12
Views: 10750

Best exercise to increase pull up strength for Parkour

I don't want to get all sweaty and have to shower every hour. My question was more toward whether it is OK or would I injure myself, as opposed to whether I'd sweat, but thanks for sharing your input. It's some info. The point of my post was that I did a very light warmup. The only injury I develop...
by wes
Thu Oct 29, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Best exercise to increase pull up strength for Parkour
Replies: 12
Views: 10750

Best exercise to increase pull up strength for Parkour

I am planning to try the volume work out - do a couple of pull ups every hour, for 7-8 hours, five days a week. Right now, I can only do three pull ups at a time. Since I won't be pulling till failure, mostly even technical failure, do I still need to warm up? I normally do for my other workouts, b...
by wes
Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Feedback on 3day split
Replies: 3
Views: 4036

Re: Feedback on 3day split

If you've been lifting for several years, I can't imagine anyone more uniquely qualified to design your own workout routine than yourself. That said, I had to look up the Hip Adduct and Hip Abduct exercises. The first two "Hip adductor machine" search results returned "Dangerous Exercises - Machines...
by wes
Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pull Up Training
Replies: 48
Views: 99099

Re: Pull Up Training

I read an article that suggested having a pull up bar in a doorway, and each time you pass through the doorway, you do some pull ups. The point was not to do the maximum you could perform (unless that was one, as it was in my case), but do short of maximum (maybe 70-80%). As I work from home and had...