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by quadfrog
Mon May 24, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance training for a 62 yr. old
Replies: 15
Views: 3044

I'm 60 and have been lifting since age 13, with a 6 yr. involvement in competitive bodybuilding, mostly with the NPC. These days, I mainly do compound movements, two days-a-week, including bent-over rows, barbell curls, military presses, benching, and squats. I always start with a warm-up set of 12,...
by quadfrog
Sat May 22, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What wrecks shoulders (worse)-dips or bench presses?
Replies: 31
Views: 11320

I don't see how you can make such generalizations, that benching or dips is harmful to your shoulders. There are many variations of each exercise, to begin with. Secondly, poor form, lack of ROM, size of the ego, and plain stupidity would be better items for your poll.
by quadfrog
Sat May 22, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tennis Elbow - Epilateral Condylitis
Replies: 53
Views: 14356

I turned sixty in February and have been lifting, mostly with free weights, for much of my adult life. Shortly after my birthday, I developed "golfers' elbow." I believe it was the result of raking leaves....the day after a pretty good back/arm session in the gym. Being a sensible and fairly intelli...
by quadfrog
Fri May 21, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What do you think people over-emphasize in the weightroom?
Replies: 43
Views: 7326

Too much emphasis? OK...how about emphasizing your head for starters: 1. Wearing tow chains around your neck when you do dips and chins...please don't do this unless you are freaking huge. 2. Using so much weight on the cross-over pully station that your form sucks. GO AWAY and find some free weight...
by quadfrog
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Does anyone else find it hard to meet other inshape guys?
Replies: 52
Views: 8770

I think you need to be a little on the self-centered side to train seriously in the gym. Over the years, I've had gym partners and seen the come and go. It only works if you and your partner have similar goals and an equal amount of discipline. I enjoy the social aspects of the gym and swapping some...
by quadfrog
Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Things you believe, but can't prove
Replies: 27
Views: 7677

A majority of people believe theres a GOD and a JESUS, but that has not been proven that there really is one. People believe what their church leader tells them by word of mouth and whats written in the bible and they go by that. There is no proof that there really is one or not other then words of...
by quadfrog
Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Diet & Nutrition
Topic: SuperCissus RX
Replies: 0
Views: 4062

SuperCissus RX

My elbows have been getting tender after heavy pressing, and my trainer suggested SuperCissus RX. I have a long history of abuse by weight training, from football to power lifting to bodybuilding, and I'll be 60 years old in February. I've also tried every type of anitflamatory known to man. So, I s...
by quadfrog
Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: TIME- "Exercise Myth: why exercise won't make you thin.
Replies: 20
Views: 6056

Maybe the whole point of the article was to make people who don't exercise regularly feel less guilty about being obese. If I was a obese and loved to eat at McD's after wasting my time and money at a gym, the article would be comforting. It's almost saying, "the exercise makes you eat all of those ...
by quadfrog
Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which kind of creatine is best to use>
Replies: 1
Views: 1356

Which kind of creatine is best to use>

I used Elite K's bufered Kre-alkalyn in capsule form (spelling may be incorrect) once with good results. Before I buy it again, is there a new product on the market (non-steroidal) that anyone thinks is better?
by quadfrog
Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Getting old(er)
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

When you are past the 50 year mark, you do have to redefine your goals a bit. Having lifted most of my life, I can still handle some good weight as long as I am consistent at that gym and pay attention to nutrition. You CAN make progress at any age and reach goals that are realistic for your age. We...
by quadfrog
Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Negative Reps
Replies: 17
Views: 5422

Thanks for your generous feedback...will research it and implement some of this stuff into my training...let you know how it works for a 59 year-old. Don't worry...I'm not new to the gym; I train 4 days-a week and have no shoulder, elbow, or back issues. I'm just looking to "switch it up" this fall ...
by quadfrog
Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Negative Reps
Replies: 17
Views: 5422

Negative Reps

How effective are negative movements with resistance and do they work muscles the same as conventional repetitions? I am looking specifically at doing negative chins on Back/Bicep/Ab day, at the end of my workout. I remember that, in the 80's, negatives were very popular with bodybuilders, who claim...
by quadfrog
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: curls...what exercise is best?
Replies: 51
Views: 13687

hari wrote:for me, it is best to do just barbell row and chin-up for biceps.
Brings up a good point: If you're doing plenty of heavy back work, you've got the guns covered. Chin-ups, regular or wide-grip are probably the best for bicep growth.
by quadfrog
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: General Characteristics of a Good Routine
Replies: 13
Views: 4105

hoosegow wrote:9. Don't have a routine.
Damn, Hoosegow, I love how you can make complete sense with just a few, simple words. Reminds me of a saying: Experts take something simple and make it complex and confusing.
by quadfrog
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: number of reps per set.
Replies: 12
Views: 4876

I wanted to give the young man simple advice, but I guess I was leading him astray. I'll leave it to you guys to figure out what he really wants....I can't think in terms of anything but bodybuilding because that's all I've ever done since my college football days...guess I'm the original "meathead."