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by George G
Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: DeadFrog's Workout Routine
Replies: 4
Views: 4020

In my opinion you are doing way too many different exercises. Your rest periods are wayy too long. And your wokouts are way too long.

I propose you finish this program and then switch to:

A -
squat
bench
row

B-
Deadlift
Pull-up
Shoulder Press
by George G
Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Goals
Replies: 3
Views: 2707

Give it at least 6 months!
by George G
Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tried this 5day...
Replies: 2
Views: 2439

Re: Tried this 5day...

So I gave this 5day workout a go since I wanted to do some iso work and deads and sldl same week. It's a very simple plan but it did allow me to push some good weight. 1st exercise is 5x5 and second is 4x5. Ramping to top set. Monday Squats SLDL Tuesday Military Press Incline Bench Wednesday Pendla...
by George G
Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Revamping my routine - constructive criticism please
Replies: 17
Views: 11303

Guys, I guess I feel like busting everyone's balls today. Do you realize that if 4 Day Split Workouts are for anyone, they are for ADVANCED lifters? Do you realize that a beginner donig an advanced workout makes no sense? On the other hand, as long as you work hard you will still make progress. Don'...
by George G
Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trying to get bigger pecs
Replies: 17
Views: 11277

Guys,

Not to step on anybody's toes, but do you really think this guy needs to be doing flies? Or triples on the bench press? Or countless chest exercises?

I don't think so.
by George G
Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Trying to get bigger pecs
Replies: 17
Views: 11277

Dear soldiers33, Someone needs to tell you this... I don't know much about you, but am pretty sure that you are a beginner. Therefore you don't need bigger pecs, you need bigger and stronger everything. Never mind that you 'did gymastics a couple of years ago.' So what you need to do is find a good ...
by George G
Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Floor press vs. Bench Press
Replies: 10
Views: 27330

Well, they can't hurt. Not optimal though, because of the ROM issues alreakdy discussed. They are usually used by powerlifters to help work their lockoutstrength of the upper arms. IMHO, a bridge press would be much better.Put the DB's down on either side of you, go into a wrestlers bridge, then do...
by George G
Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: very interesting article for endomorphs
Replies: 17
Views: 9396

You have a point there. Pretty easy to chug down a big cold glass of apple juiceon a hot day, but I have trouble eating one of those big Washington delicious apples. Plus the fiber from the pulp is a good thing (certainly keeps my colon clean). The other thing being, the GI is shifting over towards...
by George G
Fri Jul 20, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: cure for "chicken legs"
Replies: 14
Views: 10423

Re: cure for "chicken legs"

I can squat 235 ten times...deadlift 215 10 times....and do a standing calf raise with 205 10 times...I know I am not the strongest here by ANY means...but even being able to do that much, I still get referred to as having "chicken" legs. How the hell do I increase my calfs?!?! Squat and deadlift 3...
by George G
Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Drastic improvement with time deadline
Replies: 20
Views: 12040

You could try doing weighted chins, even if you can only get a few reps. Then when you switch back to bodyweight chins, they'll seem light by comparison. To continue on this note... Do crossfit type workouts like everyone said, BUT... In the begnining of each workout add a little bit of max strengt...
by George G
Tue Jun 05, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: Alcohol
Replies: 6
Views: 7818

If it is currently a goal to lose body fat then you must cut alcohol out for the duration of the fat loss phase. This will improve results. If you must have alcohol then your are better off having a lot of alcohol 1 day a week then having a little every day. I got this tip at a seminar from Alwyn Co...
by George G
Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Deadlifts on a platform
Replies: 6
Views: 5808

Scott Ismari wrote:one word of caution if your going to do extended reach deads....make sure your lower back does not round out when you lift...I personally dont advise beginner or intermediate lifters to use platform deads....and advanced lifters should use them judiciously
Scott,

Great to see you posting again!
by George G
Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Body Fat Scales
Replies: 4
Views: 4816

I have been using a handheld Omron for a couple of years. I think it's a waste of time. I also have come to the conclusion that it's a waste of time to try to figure out your exact lean body mass. There are many factors like hydration level that influence the reading of these BF scales/handhelds. I ...
by George G
Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Frustration with Squats
Replies: 45
Views: 29191

Matt Z wrote:Lifting straps? I've been doing front squats cross-arm style. I've tried doing them weightlifting style, but my arms just won't bend that way.
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by George G
Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help training my girlfriend
Replies: 23
Views: 18268

If your girlfriend is going to cycle, just be sure to give her a good bike (normally atleast $700 MTB or cross bike[eg. my bike is a 'Bulls CL-500'] and $1500 race) to increase performance greatly. She should also have a good position on the bike: the better the position, the better the performance...