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by Stephen Johnson
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Does the order of synergistic muscles indicate importance?
Replies: 1
Views: 1471

Re: Does the order of synergistic muscles indicate importanc

For every exercise, the synergistic muscles are presented in a list. Does the order of the list indicate how important each muscle is to the exercise? Sorry if silly question. Not a silly question. And as far as I can tell, the synergists are usually (but not always ) placed n order of importance. ...
by Stephen Johnson
Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Continued success to everyone on this board towards their fitness goals in the new year
by Stephen Johnson
Wed May 04, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Latissimus Dorsi & Teres Major
Replies: 5
Views: 4171

Re: Latissimus Dorsi & Teres Major

I don't have a way to do pullups, in part, because I can't do them. So, I'm trying to build the strength to be able to later. If you can get access to a bar, you might want to try negative pull ups . Depending on your level of strength, you might do negative pull ups as part of a progression . Spea...
by Stephen Johnson
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Latissimus Dorsi & Teres Major
Replies: 5
Views: 4171

Re: Latissimus Dorsi & Teres Major

I have noted that there is no dumbbell exercise listed for the Latissimus Dorsi & Teres Major muscles. General back exercises work the lats and teres major muscles, particularly if the arms are kept close to the torso. The dumbbell bent over row will works the lats along with the rest of the back m...
by Stephen Johnson
Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: How do I engage the core?
Replies: 4
Views: 3023

Re: How do I engage the core?

There is some debate as to whether sucking in your gut helps when you're lifting serious weight. My personal opinion is that if you do exercises correctly, the core muscles will be engaged. The body's muscles were meant to act as a unit, not in isolation. It's a safe bet that champion powerlifters a...
by Stephen Johnson
Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shoulder injury, can't do pullup?
Replies: 6
Views: 6186

Re: Shoulder injury, can't do pullup?

KenDowns wrote:I think I had a light bulb go off
New Year, new insight.

You're starting off on the right foot.

To all on the board, Happy New Year
by Stephen Johnson
Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shoulder injury, can't do pullup?
Replies: 6
Views: 6186

Re: Shoulder injury, can't do pullup?

Does your shoulder still freeze?

I'm mystified as to what the problem is. Maybe some sort of impingement, but that usually is accompanied by either tingling or significant pain.
by Stephen Johnson
Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pain in lower back when doing leg extn
Replies: 5
Views: 4839

Re: Pain in lower back when doing leg extn

Try extending your knees from a seated position WITHOUT weight.

If your lower back still hurts when doing that, a visit to a sports doctor (or other qualified professional) is in order.

BTW - does your lower back hurt when you do other leg exercises (particularly the leg press?)
by Stephen Johnson
Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fitness Question
Replies: 1
Views: 2960

Re: Fitness Question

Alex1920 wrote:Hello.How can I know the difficulty of exercises? Thank you
By performing them
by Stephen Johnson
Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3 years gone
Replies: 2
Views: 2214

Re: 3 years gone

hoosegow wrote:Hard to believe it has been three years. You're still missed TimD.
Agreed. Glad that you posted your message
by Stephen Johnson
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts on my workout?
Replies: 8
Views: 3728

Re: Thoughts on my workout?

@rohan: I have to go with the idea of a beginner using an established program (like Starting Strength or StrongLifts 5x5) rather than roll his own routine. For trainers that are starting out, simple is better. Once you get past the beginner phase, you'll have plenty of time to tinker routines to fit...
by Stephen Johnson
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts on my workout?
Replies: 8
Views: 3728

Re: Thoughts on my workout?

- I plan to do this in a continuous cycle and I may take a day off here and there. That scheme works for beginners. But most of the early gains in strength by beginners is the result of neurological adaptation rather than muscular gains. Once the adaptation phase to weight training ends - and it wi...
by Stephen Johnson
Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: The new "Whatever" program
Replies: 4
Views: 2801

Re: The new "Whatever" program

@Ken Downs:

Good to hear from you again.

You're doing the right thing - making the gym part of your life, rather than the focus of your life. Love and work definitely are more important - but being fit will help you enjoy both more.

Keep in touch.
by Stephen Johnson
Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need advise on a program i designed for my buddy
Replies: 15
Views: 8089

Re: Need advise on a program i designed for my buddy

@richie97:

If your buddy is an athlete with health concerns, he should discuss his weight training with his coach. If his coach has no plans for him, he should find another coach.
by Stephen Johnson
Mon May 26, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Plan for my girlfriend
Replies: 5
Views: 3263

Re: Plan for my girlfriend

. her main goal is to get more in shape at her butt and her legs. Sadly, many - probably most - women have body image dissatisfaction with their thighs and buttocks. They aspire to look like runway models. Diet and exercise can only go so far if a woman isn't cut out to be a runway model. Just like...