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by Esteban
Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: fix my posture please (picture included)
Replies: 22
Views: 26870

Learn to squat, paying attention to form. It takes quite an effort at first to keep your back straight and shoulders from hunching over as you squat deeper and deeper. Then use the memory of that posture throughout the day as a guide. This technique has done wonders for my lifelong lower back proble...
by Esteban
Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: which squat is better for knees?
Replies: 4
Views: 6490

The wide stance puts pressure on the ligaments on the outside of my knees. The narrow doesn't. This is contrary to what I've read, so it's not necessarily cut and dried regarding one or the other. Using no to low weight at first, concentrating on form and its effect on your knees and lower back seem...
by Esteban
Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unequal strength left to right using dumbbells
Replies: 5
Views: 8708

Thanks for the replies. The consensus is clear: use the weaker side weight on both sides. I don't know if the discrepancy is that great. 25 lbs of 10 to 11 reps on left, 30 lbs of 15-16 on the right. Only 5 lbs difference and 5 reps, but that's still 20%! We'll see how long it takes to equalize them...
by Esteban
Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Unequal strength left to right using dumbbells
Replies: 5
Views: 8708

Unequal strength left to right using dumbbells

I'm just a few weeks into a strength training program, something I've never undertaken before in my 55 years. I've noticed that with dumbbell bent over rows that I can do more reps even with higher weight on the right side than the left. The same is true with the dumbbell shoulder press. Should I us...
by Esteban
Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How many reps for beginners?
Replies: 3
Views: 4962

Thanks for the advice. I read the article on fast/slow twitch muscles. This is no doubt an advanced subject. I haven't bought into the idea of training differently based on muscle type. If one is training for strength and size, it doesn't make sense to attempt this by concentrating on fatiguing the ...
by Esteban
Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How many reps for beginners?
Replies: 3
Views: 4962

How many reps for beginners?

Just starting out with a strength training program, and I want to use the low volume training program I've been reading about here. I'm confused about the number of reps to perform as a novice. Is it to failure in the 8-12 range, or is it to failure at a slightly higher rep with lower weight? Here's...