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by leif3141
Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dynamic Stretches
Replies: 5
Views: 3928

What exactly are dynamic stretches?
by leif3141
Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Should i bother with "The Wire" box set
Replies: 17
Views: 13433

I have heard it is the most critically acclaimed show of all time, and if you check it on IMDB it has the highest rating of any show I can find on there. That said, I have never watched it myself!
by leif3141
Wed May 30, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Which is better proportioned?
Replies: 6
Views: 4592

TimD wrote:There might be some correlation between squats and split squats (lunges), but they are somewhat mechanically different. Just my opinion, but it sounds to me like you're trying to compare apples to orange.
Tim
Hmm...so...do you think those numbers are somwhat normal then?
by leif3141
Wed May 30, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: New here and some advice would be nice
Replies: 17
Views: 12130

1 - This is just my opinion, but it isn't a good idea to work out more than two days in a row, particularly for weight trainers over 40. Exercise provides the seeds of growth, but growth flowers when you're OUT of the gym resting. You should either do a three day per week full body routine, a four ...
by leif3141
Wed May 30, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Which is better proportioned?
Replies: 6
Views: 4592

Which is better proportioned?

If I have been lifting for awhile...and can do 215 on 8 reps of squats...or 155, 8 reps with each leg on lunges...is that a little unbalanced? A buddy thinks my squat weight should be alot more if I can do that much on lunges...
by leif3141
Mon May 28, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thanks Stephen, Tim and Iron Man even though you guys are...
Replies: 3
Views: 3361

Wow...

I feel really young, being only 23. I even feel young when I goto the gym or out on the jogging/biking path. Most of them men are older than me...of course the women are not. But as they say...women seem to like older men!
by leif3141
Sun May 27, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: best cardio exercise?
Replies: 16
Views: 11216

http://www.thefactsaboutfitness.com/research/swimming.htm I have heard that swimming stimulates appitete more than anything else. But if not going for weight loss, it is a great exercise. Maybe muscle builders should use it as their cardio when they are trying to build it: it isn't going to take aw...
by leif3141
Thu May 24, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Confused
Replies: 13
Views: 10287

I would not worry about supplements at all for weight loss. I lost around 60 pounds just weightlifting and dieting. Cardio makes me more hungry...and dieting is the best way to lose that little bit of fat. Exercising is just the icing on the cake...and strength training was the right way for me beca...
by leif3141
Thu May 24, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are chest dips necessary?
Replies: 3
Views: 3853

Do your Dips first...then your presses. That way you can use less weight...making it easier to get into position.
by leif3141
Thu May 24, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Evaluate my my work-out please
Replies: 11
Views: 7190

Also for stomach...try things like Leg Raises, hanging leg raises and barbell rollouts (similiar to the little ab thingy with wheels). My stomach has never been harder...and I am doing NO crunches!
by leif3141
Thu May 24, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Morning Training.
Replies: 19
Views: 13355

I used to only do endurance in the morning, thanks to the military training. I started lifting weights in the morning and I do fine. I must admit though, sometimes I wait till midday and I'm able to lift more. It's important to do warm up exercises when working out in the morning though...especially...
by leif3141
Thu May 24, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Evaluate my my work-out please
Replies: 11
Views: 7190

Wow...most men can't even do 6 chin-ups. Seeing as how I am not a girl...maybe I should not be giving advice. But I would do DB Bench presses instead of push-ups...and cut out some of the auxiliary exercises. Most people are going to try to tell you to cut the cardio...but I would say keep doing it....
by leif3141
Mon May 21, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Swiss Ball Exercises?
Replies: 35
Views: 23301

The funny thing is I do not do Swiss ball at all on abs anymore either...I do hanging leg raises, v-ups with weight, reverse woodchoppers and barbell rollouts. So no crunches=useless ball. I think their theory behind the swiss ball being better for pressing exercises is in theory...you will be using...
by leif3141
Mon May 21, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Swiss Ball Exercises?
Replies: 35
Views: 23301

Swiss Ball Exercises?

Who here thinks it would build muscle better to do some Swiss Ball benches and seated presses? I am just wondering if it would only target my core more...or make my chest muscles do some more work! I've seen mixed recommendations for these. I used to do them for ab workouts...now I am wondering beca...
by leif3141
Sun May 20, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Different stances in one workout?
Replies: 5
Views: 4012

Fair enough...I'll do inbetween wide and normal and just do 3 sets of that