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by PaulP
Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ExRx.net Training tool
Replies: 8
Views: 5184

Ironman, That sounds interesting. It might also be cool to be able build a workout around a primary exercise...like say squats or deadlifts or maybe even compound movements. This could be used to provide the meat of workout that could take minimal tayloring by the user based on what the user knows w...
by PaulP
Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: ExRx.net Training tool
Replies: 8
Views: 5184

Actually, (Edited...) Stephen I do agree with you. But I have to say after years of pondering the subject and gathering information I am beyond the point wanting to discuss it at depth. I just want to get a good solid routine in, while my real interest lie elsewhere. I felt like there were other use...
by PaulP
Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: ExRx.net Training tool
Replies: 8
Views: 5184

ExRx.net Training tool

Hello, Have not posted in a while. Hope everyone is doing well. Sorry if this topic has been brought up before, but I could not find in search. I use this website almost exclusively for building and varying routines, choosing exercises and such. Has anyone at ExRx.net ever approached the subject of ...
by PaulP
Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: alternate way to perform an assited dip
Replies: 5
Views: 4160

I agree, try the bungee. I went and got a 2, 5, and 10lb resitance cords, the ones with the handles on end. I use them all the time for pull-ups on my power rack. I just hook the handles to the bar catches on the power rack at the right height to get some help/assist and put the cords under my feet....
by PaulP
Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What bodypart first?
Replies: 9
Views: 8389

I am the same on pullups. I try for 3 good sets of 8-10. I am lucky to get one full set of 10. Sometimes having to put a 5lb stretch cord under my feet for set two and three and then extend sets by resorting to negatives to get a good working. pullups are not my thing I guess. I could not do them in...
by PaulP
Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts on Abs and Obliques
Replies: 7
Views: 7346

I voted no. I do train obliques occasionally but I feel I get good results come from the squat and deadlift variations I do. I always try to build my workouts to include squatting or deadlifting.
by PaulP
Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Measure Muscle Gain??
Replies: 12
Views: 9462

I agree with MattZ. Looking in the mirror is a good start. I try to use a scale but my weight seems to fluctuate a little.
by PaulP
Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: so its been 6 weeks and i need help
Replies: 30
Views: 22575

Something I do which helps is treat each set individual, so that if after the second set I am gauging my fatigue, I'll drop the weight a little to allow me to hit the rep number I am after. I aim for the last rep to be right at the point where another one isn't possible. Many times a few workouts la...
by PaulP
Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: question on form/ tempo
Replies: 6
Views: 5500

Hey Tim, Thanks for that link. What they say makes a lot of sense. I am going to stick with this program a while as I feel I am getting a great workout. I just wasn't sure if there was such a thing as too slow (although sticking with the goal for reps per set), as no one mentions that. I guess I am ...
by PaulP
Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: question on form/ tempo
Replies: 6
Views: 5500

question on form/ tempo

I want to ask how important is the form/ tempo of a lift if your goal is to build mass. Everywhere you read about going slow on the negative part of the lift, like 4 seconds, and some say explosive on positive portion while others say slow there too. The all seem to say 1 or 2 second pauses. Is it s...
by PaulP
Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Loosing a bit of fat around the stomach
Replies: 14
Views: 13663

I am the same way with fat in specific areas of stomach and at the outter chest from the lower area to up and around the under arm. Everywhere else looks ripped with meat and no fat under the skin. And although chest and stomach look pleasing upper and inner chest look fine), I'll never have a chiss...
by PaulP
Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dumbbell pullovers
Replies: 3
Views: 4779

I like to do them lying on a stability ball which seems to additionally work my abs good.
by PaulP
Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlift form
Replies: 13
Views: 10854

I try to do them with slight pause at the bottom with the weight on the floor but not a bounce and go and no jerking the weight. Sometimes if I loose my groove during the set, I'll pause longer at the bottom and re-grip or whatever. I think the slight pause at the bottom effectively makes it a dead ...