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by magicdad
Tue Oct 23, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Brain Washing--"The Perfect Push Up."
Replies: 95
Views: 39469

Thanks, KPj. Yeah, I'm with you on all the points you've made here. You might call me the Hammer Grip King. I hammer gripped the DBs for a while, then recently tried rotating my hands horizontally on the way up, then back to neutral on the way down. Seems like it gives a fuller , more complete worko...
by magicdad
Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Brain Washing--"The Perfect Push Up."
Replies: 95
Views: 39469

Okay, after reading these posts I figured I'd toss in my 2 cents as well. To the original poster, I agree with you about the ads regarding the Perfect Pushup. They are incredibly cheesy. While I also am in the practice of routinely avoiding the As Seen On TV! crap, I bought this product anyway out o...
by magicdad
Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shoulder work
Replies: 14
Views: 7712

Thanks for all the responses guys. To answer any questions regarding my stats and personal goals - I'm 46, ectomorphic, and training only to stay in shape and not look like most 46 year olds I know. My shoulder vulnerability is, for the most part, hereditary. No injuries, other than some recent impi...
by magicdad
Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shoulder work
Replies: 14
Views: 7712

Shoulder work

For general conditioning purposes is it absolutely necessary to target the shoulders with such exercises as military press and DB press? My shoulders are somewhat vulnerable, so I go relatively light on them. Shoulder exercises are my least favorite, so perhaps I'm just being lazy or overprotective ...
by magicdad
Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: New program for my wife
Replies: 22
Views: 13388

Hey Matt, I've been trying to get my wife into our home gym for a while now, and it ain't happening. She's lucky in that she naturally has a nice body (I guess that makes me lucky too!), but we're in our 40's now and I keep explaining to her all of the benefits of working out, and trying to lead by ...
by magicdad
Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: When to change sets and reps?
Replies: 9
Views: 8953

When to change sets and reps?

I'm wondering when the most optimum time period to change sets and reps is. Right now I go for a month in one set/rep scheme, then change to another set/rep scheme for the next month before switching back. I'm looking for mostly hypertrophy and some strength gain. Do you feel that alternating betwee...
by magicdad
Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: push pull body workout
Replies: 8
Views: 7471

While we're on the subject... This is my current push/pull routine. I'm a middle-aged ectomorph looking mostly for general maintenance and some growth. So far this seems to suit me but I'm wondering if it's enough volume. The schedule is simply to alternate push day and pull day, working on Monday, ...
by magicdad
Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: push pull body workout
Replies: 8
Views: 7471

That's a heck of a lot of volume. Are you doing all of these exercises every week, or is this a list from which you'll periodically rotate your exercises? I also do the push/pull routine, but I simply alternate push days and pull days on Mon/Wed/Fri. I love it because it's a great way to organize yo...
by magicdad
Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Kre-Alkalyn
Replies: 6
Views: 12045

Kre-Alkalyn

Does anyone have any experience with Kre-Alkalyn? I'd like to try a creatine product, but the mixed news regarding the safety of creatine mono and CEE has raised my curiosity in Kre-Alkalyn. Any feedback on it would be appreciated.
by magicdad
Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Too much variation?
Replies: 2
Views: 3218

Thanks TimD, You're right - I should have mentioned what my goals are. I didn't want to post one of those unnecesarily long-winded questions, but I suppose that info would have helped. I'm definitely into this for general health and bodybuilding purposes. Not at all into competitions, etc. Specifica...
by magicdad
Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Too much variation?
Replies: 2
Views: 3218

Too much variation?

I know that mixing up your exercises is good, but I'm wondering if I'm incorporating too much variation in my workouts to see and feel optimum results. For example, I perform chins or pull-ups in my workouts every Monday and Friday, using a different variation Monday than Friday. Right now, Monday i...
by magicdad
Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Anyone here use CellMass?
Replies: 3
Views: 7039

Anyone here use CellMass?

I've read a bit about the stuff, but would like to hear your opinions also. In particular, I'm wondering if CellMass is mostly for the younger guys, or if us middle aged types can benefit from it too. CellMass claims to be good for 'creatine non-responders', and I've tried the standard Creatine Mono...
by magicdad
Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can protein supplements cause belly fat?
Replies: 4
Views: 4743

I mix a scoop of Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey (24 grams protein) with a tablespoon of: peanut or almond butter, blueberries, lowfat yogurt, oatmeal, flax seed oil and about a cup of 1% milk on non-workout days, or same amount of water for post workout.

Comments from the shake experts?
by magicdad
Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can protein supplements cause belly fat?
Replies: 4
Views: 4743

Can protein supplements cause belly fat?

My goal is overall maintenance with some strength and size increases. Not looking to get huge. I'm doing what I think would be considered an effective and moderate workout - not too heavy or light, full body 3x a week. I'm thin, so cardio only twice per week. I've been supplementing with one whey pr...
by magicdad
Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: 2x10 or 3x8?
Replies: 2
Views: 3122

2x10 or 3x8?

I'm doing a routine where I rotate rep and set schemes every two weeks. The first two weeks are heavier 5x5s, followed by two weeks of the same exercises with higher reps and lighter weights. During the second, higher rep period, should I do two sets of ten or three sets of eight? Or...will it make ...