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by jwcalla
Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Leg Extensions vs. Squats
Replies: 8
Views: 11007

Thanks guys for all the info. It's appreciated. And fear not, I wouldn't dare replace squats with leg extensions. I used to do them as an auxiliary exercise, but as many have mentioned, I found them to cause some knee pain. I was just looking for something to hit the quads a little better, especiall...
by jwcalla
Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Leg Extensions vs. Squats
Replies: 8
Views: 11007

Leg Extensions vs. Squats

I'm interested in getting some opinions (or science) on a topic. Between the two exercises -- leg extensions and squats -- which one would recruit more muscle fibers in the quadriceps and place a greater tension load on those fibers?

John
by jwcalla
Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pain at the base of the skull
Replies: 11
Views: 11235

Goodness, man! Don't talk like that.

Maybe you should see a doctor this week since he'd be more qualified to understand this than most of us here. Yeah I know -- I hate going to the doctor too... but it's not like we're talking about a hang-nail here.

I wish you the best,
John
by jwcalla
Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: whey at night
Replies: 11
Views: 14458

Scott Ismari wrote:speaking of high metabolisms, anyone want mine? I could lose weight eating fast foods all day long, it SUCKS!!!!!! sorry guys and gals, I know most of you didnt want to hear that.
Ditto. It's friggin' ridiculous.
by jwcalla
Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Measure Muscle Gain??
Replies: 12
Views: 9952

I just use one of those cheap plastic calipers, but then again accuracy isn't the most important thing for me. I just watch the trends.

John
by jwcalla
Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: need advice, again
Replies: 3
Views: 4442

Tim's info is probably more than sufficient so I'll just say a few words: 1) At first I was confused by your goals but after reading your full message I see that what you probably want to do is trim the fat off and then maybe add more muscle to make up for the lost size. Therefore I think you should...
by jwcalla
Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weight loss, but little change in body fat %
Replies: 4
Views: 5386

Re: Weight loss, but little change in body fat %

What I want is to know what to realistically to expect. I have no problem with dropping the weight first and then working on body composition, or doing it the other way round. Somehow I expected that by doing this by exercise, instead of diet, that it might happen concurrently. I think that 140-145...
by jwcalla
Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weight loss, but little change in body fat %
Replies: 4
Views: 5386

Re: Weight loss, but little change in body fat %

My weight has been coming down nicely -- I've come down from 159 to 152 -- but my body fat % is still over 20% and hasn't responded as well. I am planning on dropping to around 145 (I'm 5'8" and have a small build, 140-145 is where I feel best). Is it reasonable to think that if I drop my weight an...
by jwcalla
Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: is it a waste?
Replies: 8
Views: 11584

I'd suspect before and after would be better. In terms of whether or not it'd be a waste to take it all at once, I guess it depends on how much protein is in one scoop.

John
by jwcalla
Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Post-workout meal
Replies: 4
Views: 7935

I agree that it's better to have this post-workout drink than to not have it at all. I don't think it'll cause much of a problem because those sugars will be put to use immediately.

JMO,
John
by jwcalla
Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: quick check on nutrition of pizza slices
Replies: 17
Views: 22107

What did you eat yesterday?

List everything and approximate quantities.
by jwcalla
Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: bench press technique, what grip hits what
Replies: 16
Views: 16092

Wait... didn't we just give this guy a new routine to try, and we're suggesting to mix it up again already?
by jwcalla
Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: bench press technique, what grip hits what
Replies: 16
Views: 16092

Well, I guess what you're finding is that doing this is actually very difficult. And for some, more difficult than others.

It might take a good week or two to get into the "rhythm", but honestly, it doesn't get much easier as time goes on.

J
by jwcalla
Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: bench press technique, what grip hits what
Replies: 16
Views: 16092

another quick question. should my upper arms be straight out, making a straight line from elbow to elbow, or should my upper arms be pulled in towards my lats a little? The exercise description on this site clearly says to lower the bar to the upper chest (upper arms more straight out). Others (lik...
by jwcalla
Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: quick check on nutrition of pizza slices
Replies: 17
Views: 22107

Good input Kenny. I estimated 3400 calories based on his height and weight that he gave in another thread and plugged them into one of those common calorie calculators on the web. I was just trying to give a ballpark figure to contrast w/ eating 2,000 calories in one sitting. I agree that he should ...