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by elemental
Fri May 19, 2006 5:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Name this set type...
Replies: 16
Views: 15161

The trainer I hired when I got back into the gym put me on a superset routine that worked similar groups (same muscles). Goning from memory it was like this: Chest/Tri/Shoulders: Bench Press/Side Raises Incline Bench Press/Front Raises Arnold presses/Tricept Pulldowns Overhead Tricept Extentions to ...
by elemental
Fri May 19, 2006 5:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shoulders - Injury Prevention
Replies: 9
Views: 8368

My w/o partner is out of the gym for the immediate future due to a shoulder injury. It wasn't a rotator cuff like they initially thought, its an aggrivated tendon something or another. Basically, he over worked the muscles that pull the shoulders down and back, without keeping up the muscles that pu...
by elemental
Fri May 19, 2006 4:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Knee and Tigh Fatigue
Replies: 7
Views: 7528

Just some thoughts... Doing the legs only on the sled doesn't activate your stabalizers as much and the position your in is somewhat un-natural. Why not try some free-weight leg exercises, like squats, deadlifts, lunges, etc. I would think these exercises would give you the benefit of stronger knee ...
by elemental
Fri May 19, 2006 4:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum workout requirements (as posted here)
Replies: 14
Views: 12059

That's 1 work set. I think the general advise is if your only going to do 1-2 work sets you should also do at least 1 warmup set to get the blood localized. I think this site might be a bit outdated in this reguard as well. I use these guidlines for determining set/rep formats.
by elemental
Fri May 19, 2006 4:10 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Microwaving Raw Eggs
Replies: 11
Views: 16133

Hows the best way to cook them, time/egg, etc? Best method for cooking whole eggs is either soft boiled or sunny side up. You want your egg whites cooked and your yolks close to raw. Why? 1. MYTH Eating egg yolks will raise your cholesterol. The current data suggests its not the cholesterol you int...
by elemental
Wed May 17, 2006 4:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: Body weight exercises, reps
Replies: 18
Views: 15488

DJDaddyK wrote:Unfortunately I can only go down until my stomach touches :-)
Not if ou use thick books, or boxes or something to elevate your hands above the floor, then you can go REALLY DEEP.
by elemental
Wed May 17, 2006 4:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: weight lifting and HIIT
Replies: 2
Views: 3753

I do both the same day, during the same time frame as well. I do my weight training, then rest about 10-15 minutes and do a HIIT session. I train 3 days a week and try to be active on the off days. If your going to do them in seperate sessions I don't see any problem doing the HIIT first (in the mor...
by elemental
Wed May 17, 2006 4:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Name this set type...
Replies: 16
Views: 15161

Reguarding Bench Press and Lat Pulldown, I was under the impression that bench press and rows were opposing. And Shulder Press and Pulldowns were opposing. I realize this is a bit symantic but the idea is that when you do the opposing motion you enhance the recovery of the opposing muscles. the way ...
by elemental
Wed May 17, 2006 3:41 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Dietary Advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 9864

Some tips: Limit your starchy carbs to breakfast (if necessary) and within 3 hours of intense workouts. The rest of the time get your carbs from fruits and veggies. Keep a food log so you can determine exactly what's going in. Review your log and make adjustments every 2 weeks. As your body comp cha...
by elemental
Wed May 17, 2006 3:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gaining in strength, not in weight loss or other changes
Replies: 6
Views: 5585

I disagree with the previous poster. The key to changing your Body Comp is to burn fat and spare (keep or build) muscle. Weight Training has been shown to burn more energy (calories) than just mid-intensity cardio because it continues to burn calories for hours after the fact. Weight training and mi...
by elemental
Mon May 15, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Eating before workout
Replies: 10
Views: 8488

I've found, through experimenting with my own diet and w/o, that for a liquid meal (shakes, etc.) 30min is fine. For a solid meal I give it 45min-1hr. I would imagine this is a variable for each of us and you just need to play with it until it fits.
by elemental
Fri May 12, 2006 1:40 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: I think it's time to look at my diet
Replies: 31
Views: 38714

Ok, I think I'm on the same page, though I'm ever sceptical (its my nature). So wahta bout products like Carb Countdown. Where they remove the sugars from milk. In the same 1 cup serving youhave like 4 carbs (3 sugar) as opposed to the full double digits of 2% Milk? Also, are you saying not to take ...
by elemental
Wed May 10, 2006 10:54 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: will tuna make me dumb
Replies: 21
Views: 28652

As with all things nutritional, you should mix it up. Have some tuna, some salmon, some trout, some chicken, some beef (lean of course), etc. etc.

I have fish, poultry and beef everyday. Variety, its the spice...
by elemental
Wed May 10, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: I think it's time to look at my diet
Replies: 31
Views: 38714

I see, so its primarily becuase they aren't pushing your metabolism that you want to stay clear. However, if your using a PW drink you are most likely getting dextrose or maltodextrin, which are both sugars, along with some protein. So perhaps in the PW situation milk still has merit?
by elemental
Wed May 10, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: I think it's time to look at my diet
Replies: 31
Views: 38714

Well, the "question" part of the post seems to contradict the "comment" part of the post. Please point this out to me, if I condradicted myself I'm unaware and would like to be aware. Milk vs cottage cheese, or 11g vs 4g? I think that is obvious. If you have space in your caloric needs, even concid...